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Pastures New for Fr Rob Parker-McGee


Father Rob Parker-McGee is leaving the Parish of Geddington & Weekley next month: his last service will be on Sunday 4th February, at 9.45am at St Mary Magdalene Church, Geddington.

Geddington.net has been sent this invitation to share with the villages:

“Sunday 4th February will be Fr Rob’s final service before he leaves to take up a new position at All Saints’, Orpington, within the Borough of Bromley. We would love to give him a good send-off, so please do join us if you can.

Following the service, we will be organising a sharing lunch of fish and chips. In order to get a decent idea of how many to cater for, both in the service and for the meal, please do RSVP to jane.rowley@talk21.com or phone 01536 744302.”

Included in this message, is an invitation to Fr Rob’s Licencing in
Orpington, which they very much hope you will be able to join them.

“The Parish Church
of All Saints, Orpington

The churchwardens, on behalf of the PCC,
invite you to the

Institution of the Reverend Robert Thomas Parker-McGee SR
as Vicar of the Parish of Orpington,
All Saints

by The Right Reverend James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester
and his Induction and Installation
by The Venerable Dr Paul Wright
Archdeacon of Bromley & Bexley.

at All Saints’ Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington BR6 0QD
Wednesday 28th February at 7.30pm”

RSVP to All Saints Church Office
tel: 01689 832031
email: allsaintsorpington@gmail.com

If you would like to travel by bus from Geddington, please only RSVP to Jane Rowley at jane.rowley@talk21.com or phone 01536 744302

Clergy are invited to robe, alb and white stole. Please advise the Church Office if you intend to do so.

 

 

 

GADS & the Pantomime 2018

Geddington Amateur Dramatic Society

presents their Pantomime 2018

‘Alice in Wonderland’

on 14 – 17 February.

Tickets will be available from 22 January.
Box Office: 01536 742527

For complete details, go to the Diary for that date,
or click on this image to enlarge.

Cricket Club events for 2018

The Cricket Club has sent Geddington.net, a list of its events for the coming year. Looking this far ahead is very helpful for diary entries, but please check dates and times with the Cricket Club as the year progresses. Who knows how many more events the Club can produce?
And when?

Friday 26th January 7pm – Ladies Night
Friday 2nd February 7.30pm – AGM
Sunday 4th February 7pm – Quiz Night
Friday 9th February 7.30pm – Curry Night
Sunday 4th March 7pm – Quiz Night
Saturday 10th March 3pm – Six Nations Curry Night – France v England
Friday 16th March 6pm – Registration Night
Friday 23rd March 7.30pm – Oompah Night
Sunday 25th March 9am – Cricketforce day
Sunday April 1st 7pm – Quiz Night
Saturday 15th April Midday – Pre-season Match Home vs Overstone
Friday 13th April 6.30pm – First Junior Training
Saturday 21st April Midday – League season starts
Sunday 24th June 1pm – Family Fun Day
29th June to 1st July – Beer Festival & Gedd-Stock
Friday 31st August 6pm – Last Junior Training and Junior Presentation Night
Friday ?? November – Senior Presentation Night

Many of these dates are in the website’s Diary, so you won’t need to keep checking this post. However, those without an end time, can’t be accepted by the website’s system, so as soon as the end times reach me, these dates will be in the Diary.

 

 

 

 

The Buccleuch Meadows Wildlife Pond

2018 – A new year,
a new start for nature.

The wildlife pond in the meadows has been growing steadily since the first clearance work done in December 2016, followed by new planting in February 2017.

But growth needs maintenance, especially in this pond, as the years of neglect resulted in complete overgrowth.

December 2016, after the initial clean-up

 

The Parish Council has consulted with The Wildlife Trust and Natural England and have come up with a maintenance plan. Councillor Claire Buckseall advised:

The Parish Council approved a document at the December council meeting, which has outlined a Schedule of Maintenance for the pond (attached below). This scope of work was produced with the support and approval of The Wildlife Trust by Councillor Berry. The recommendations are that a small area of the pond should be cleared sensitively by the end of January 2018.”

Claire also said that if anyone would like to be involved with this work, or have any comments or concerns, they should contact Councillor Philip Berry, who will be happy to assist.

Philip commented: “My role in this has been to gather the relevant information and co-ordinate with Matt Johnson of the WWT, in creating the attached documents.” He added, “The objective is to be as inclusive as possible. We envisage that the work to be carried out, will be done in an extremely controlled manner. The work scope should be read in conjunction with the GCN (Great Crested Newt) Conversation handbook (attached below).

The GCN-Conservation-Handbook_compressed

The Wildlife Trust for BCN – Proposed Scope of Work – Final.docx

To contact either Parish Councillor, go to the ‘Parish Council’ page, accessable from the Home page.

Christmas Tree Festival

Geddington’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival 2017

– lives up to its excellent reputation with some very clever ideas and wonderful decorations on the trees.

The following images give a flavour of what can expect to see on your visit.

Welcome

The Festival is open today (Saturday 16th) until 5pm
and on Sunday from 12 noon till 5pm. 

Well worth the visit!

Council against Crime

Geddington has a crime wave currently sweeping the village, if reports on Facebook are to be believed and there is little doubt that they can be. Vehicles in particular are the focus of the criminals.

Parish Councillor Peter Goode, has announced that there will be a meeting to “examine what can be done by those interested in combating crime in the village, with particular focus on the role, and opportunities for enhancement, of the Geddington Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.”

Cllr Peter Goode

Peter continued: “Attending will be a representative of the Kettering Neighbourhood Watch organisation. Also invited are the various Geddington Neighbourhood Watch street co-ordinators. The Parish Council invites members of the public who wish to participate. Whilst understanding that residents may wish to voice concerns about crime that has already happened, we are keen that this meeting is focussed on establishing how things can be improved and what can be done by parishioners who want to contribute positively by taking a role in tackling the problem.”

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The meeting is being held on Thursday 7th December
at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Please note correction of meeting time – Thank you Peter!

Remembrance Day Saturday 11th November

A poignant reminder of why we remember the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

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From farm to (battle)field, a soldier’s
Christmas card to his wife in 1917.

Click to enlarge and appreciate the details.

A Remembrance Service will be held at Geddington Church
and War Memorial
on Sunday 12th November at 9.45am – 11am

 

Geddington Cricket Club Events Programme

Geddington Cricket Club

– has published its first autumn and winter 2017/2018 events programme.

All these events will be held in their new Sports Pavilion, Queen Street, with the exception of the Squirt (and possibly some others, so best to check with the Club before making final arrangements. Key Contacts can be found on the Cricket Club’s website, via the Directory on this site).

Individual events will appear in the Diary, but here’s a foretaste of what’s to come:

Click to enlarge.

British Summertime Ends

British summer time ends at 2am Sunday 29 October, when all clocks should be put back one hour –

giving us an extra hour in bed!

 

Living Lines – An Exhibition of Work

Following the Living Lines Workshop and Community Arts Festival at Geddington Brickyard Garden on 22 October, the organisers have arranged for an exhibition of work and alerted Geddington.net to the details.

“If you attended The Big Draw Event at Geddington Brickyard Garden – and even if you didn’t, you might like to see some of the work produced on the day, at this exhibition!

At the Big Draw event, participants created large scale, vibrant and dynamic group art works.

A variety of materials were used, such as graphite sticks, oil pastels, household paint and paint made from spices – but not all used at once! Inspiration was taken from the ‘Living Lines’ of the countryside which surrounds the garden, the garden itself, human movement and the lines and movements within our imaginations and memories.

The workshops were designed and led by artist Emma Davies. As the drawings were being created, they were photographed and filmed by media artist Andy Eathorne. These still images were edited into stop frame animations and short films were also produced from the film footage; thus digital lines created from natural. These short animations and films will also be shown at the exhibition.

If you missed the ‘Living Lines’ Big Draw Event in October and would like to experience a taster of the workshops, then there will be some smaller scale drawing activities available throughout the day on a drop-in basis (so just turn up). Visitors will be able to ‘have a go’ at some of the materials used and use the drawings on display as inspiration for their own art works.

And – as well as all this, there will be refreshments available throughout the day, plus an information stall all about Geddington Brickyard Garden, a local gem for the Geddington community.

So come to Geddington Village Hall on Sunday 5th November, between 11.30am and 5pm for an Exhibition of Large Scale Community Drawings, Short Films and Animations, Drop-In Workshops, Refreshments and the GBG Information Stall.”

Up to date information can be found on the Geddington Brickyard Garden Facebook Page.

 

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