Yes, we really do need to keep at the fundraising. We have several projects to take forward – and support for all our fundraising events is a great way for members of our congregation (and others….friends, neighbours, relations and colleagues) to engage in something specific and targeted to both our immediate and long-term needs. Peter Stretton (549837) heads the Events team…please let him or the Churchwardens or Vicar know if you have any bright ideas for possible fundraising events…..especially if you would like to mastermind the running of one. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details will follow, but the format will be the tried and tested one and will include a fish and chip supper.
In the afternoon on Saturday, July 13th, Sally and John will be ‘At Home’ ready to serve delicious cream teas to their visitors! More to come.
Dates for the Autumn Beer Festival and Family Fun Day have been fixed for Friday and Saturday, September 13th & 14th. More details and requests will emerge once the planning group get down to their task……for now, just keep the dates free in your diaries!!
A date on an evening in October will be confirmed on which you can come and taste some wines with your friends! Lovely!
The Race Night organised by Christine Littlewood has been postponed until the evening of Friday, November 15th. Admission will be £10 Adult & £5 Child. More details to follow
Dorothy Maxwell (who some will know from her Sunday organ playing for us a while back) and Ray Ross generously gave a free afternoon recital of an hour’s French music for keyboard and flute on Saturday, March 2nd at 3.00pm. Donations in aid of St Robert’s raised £335
Burns Night Supper
A great night out was had by those who attended the Burn’s Night Supper. Haggis all the way from Morayshire was piped in with due ceremony by Donald Morgan and addressed appropriately by Iain Ward-Campbell before being consumed with gusto accompanied by bashed neeps and tatties. Whisky was drunk, poems were recited, songs sung beautifully by Christine Littlewood who also responded to the ‘Toast to the Lassies’., and we finished off by singing lustily all verses (five, plus refrains) of Auld Lang Syne! Thanks to John for organising a wonderfully cozy and convivial evening, which benefited the Fabric Fund by £500 .
Beati and Friends came to give their winter concert in St Roberts on Friday January 18th at 7.30 p.m. The programme included a fantastic variety of music to suit all tastes plus readings and poems from the inimitable Christine Littlewood and duets from Niamh Robinson and Fran Scott. Proceeds for the Music Fund amounted to £800
Christmas hampers raised in excess of £600
We are very grateful to those who so generously donated items for the sumptuous hampers prepared by Tricia Wilson, who also handled the sale of tickets and the draw following the carol service.
Tricia would like to pass on the responsibility for this annual fund raising task and is more than happy to explain to a successor how it all works and to help with the process. So, we are looking for someone to volunteer now to to take this on towards the end of the year, leaving plenty of time to prepare and get briefed by Tricia!
Clock faces and mechanism successfully completed – go to the Clock Appeal page for more details
Altar Frontal – the new Ordinary Time (Green) altar frontal, pulpit fall, bookmarks, burse and veil were dedicated on Trinity Sunday.
Let us know if you would like to contribute specifically for this – either individually of by way of an event you can organise. Ted is putting the sponsorship proceeds of his Belgian trip towards this project
Choir robes: the choir needs some new robes. One proposal is that these could be funded by ‘crowd funding’ (past successes for this were new hymnbooks and re-covering the chairs) where individuals sponsor one specific item (or proportion thereof!)