What’s Inside? The Parishioner Dec 2021/Jan2022

Christmas Letter from the Vicarage  — (p4&5) Revd Neil Lambert

Ashes Good Neighbours —(p8) A rallying cry and an invitation for coffee

Poets Corner—(p9) Seasonal inspiration from BMS

Meet the Local—(p10) Graham Thomas, Treasurer of Shawfield SSA

Vote now to help The Chapel! –  (p11) Alex Sanderson shares news about the local Co-op Community Fund to support local food projects

From my Nona with love —(p14) Delicious Christmas Panettone recipe

Jesus and his manger — (p15) A lovely reflection by Val Hoppichler

What’s on this Christmas — (p16& 17) Local Christmas Events 

January Diary —(p19) diary dates for the New Year

Bible Study (Philippians 2:1-16) (p20 & 21) – Helen Lambert

A place of welcome— (p22) Christmas greetings from Fr Robin at Holy Angels

Ash Ranges Latest — (p23) An update from Tim at ‘Save our Spaces’

Low Waste Christmas – (p24 &25) Top tips from Twin Larder

Try something new this winter  – (p26)  –  Seasonal fun

Christmas Trees are for Life in Uganda  — (p27)

St Nicholas day Lantern Craft  – (p28)

 I want to live forever—(29) Scrivener

Help is at Hand! – (p30) Useful numbers

We welcome fun, informative and local interest items! The copy deadline for the Feb/March 2022 issue is 10th Jan 2022. Emails please to:  parishioner@ash-vale.org.uk

Cover  image by Dan Austin

The Christingle Journey

24th Dec at St Mary’s, arrival time slots 3-6pm

It’s like Christingle, but more interactive! Join us at St Mary’s to see the Shepherds, make a Christingle, sing carols, taste locally brewed beer at the Inn, and meet Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the stable.

Please text to book your arrival time 07730 609446 Donations in  aid of The Children’s Society

What’s Inside? Parishioner Aug/Sept 2021

A letter from the Vicarage  — (p3&4) By Revd Neil Lambert                 

**Summer Ball 21st August, book your tickets today! (p5) **

Neighbourly Reflections (p8&9) By Jackie Scott

Friday Night Isonation — (p10) By Steve Worsfold

Faith, Hope and Love in Uganda Lockdown  (p11) Amaha We Uganda Update

My Favourite Recipe — (p14&15) Walnut Kisses by Jackie Scott

Chapel Music News — (p15) Matt Weeks enjoying the diversity at The Chapel

What’s on? – (p17) pull out and pop on the fridge!

Messy Church dates for the diary — (p19)

Bible Study—Where do we belong? — (p20&21) by Helen Lambert

Mirror Mind—Poetry Competition Winners! – (p22&23)

Ash Citizens Advice  – (p24)

Chapel Filmshare  – (p25) Dick Elsey invites you for a movie

Post Holiday Kitchen Blues  –  (p26 & 27)

Kids corner—(p28) Lucy suggests 10 things for kids to try in the summer holidays

Modern Aids—(p29) Scrivener

Help is at hand—useful numbers (p30)

Picnic & Play news (inside back cover)

Community café is on this Summer at St Mary’s on Fridays 10:30-12:00. No need to book just pop in. Tea, coffee, chat, come and say hello 🙂

We welcome fun, informative and local interest items!

The copy deadline for the Oct/Nov 2021 issue is 10th September.

Emails please to:  parishioner@ash-vale.org.uk  Thank you!

While the COVID infections rates remain high, we are minimising the risk to our readers and volunteers by printing only on request, and by sharing The Parishioner far and wide via email, website and social media instead. Please remember to like & share online! If you or someone you know would like a paper copy please pick one up at St Mary’s or contact 07730 609446  to request one. Best wishes & stay safe!

The Parishioner seeks to explore and reflect upon a wide variety of local issues whilst recognising
that not everyone will agree with the views expressed.  These do not necessarily reflect the views of all the members of St Mary’s Church nor those of its Parochial Church Council.

Treasure Hunt – how many ice creams can you find in this edition?

What’s Inside (Easter Parishioner 2021 – Back Cover)

What’s inside?

An Invitation to the Table — (p3&4) By Revd Neil Lambert                 

Book of Psalms 2021 (p5) New Psalms by local people in trying times

Meet the Local—(p8&9) The Parishioner interviews Mary Langsford

Our local Waterways Chaplain (p10) Rosie Leakey

News from Abbeywood Care Home (p11) We’re doing a panto! Oh yes we are!

Poems & Poetry Competition — (p14&15) Enter your poems by 30th April!

How to Celebrate Easter 2021—(p16) St Mary’s services

What’s on in Ash Vale — (p17)

Bible Study for Eastertide —(20 & 21) By Helen Lambert

Pea shoots, a seasonal favourite  – (p22) By Vicki Fox

News from St Paul’s Tongham— (p23) Ramp building has started!

How I came to write ‘Navigating by the Son’ – (p25) Author Stephen Cox shares his journey and the key themes from his new book.

Meet the Candidates for the County Council elections on 6th May (p26  – 28)

15:00 03/04/33 — (p29) Scrivener reflects on the Romans at Easter

Help is at Hand! – (p30) Useful numbers

Easter Trail—(inside back cover) Free fun in the holidays!  Decorate your windows and front gardens for some lovely Easter walks! #AshValeEasterTrail

Don’t miss the Easter Service!

Sunday 10am on Zoom (See centre pages for what’s on)

We welcome fun, informative and local interest items! The copy deadline for the June/July 2021 issue of The Parishioner is the 7th May 2021. Emails please to:  parishioner@ash-vale.org.uk

In these unusual times we are minimising the risk to our readers and volunteers by printing only on request, and by sharing The Parishioner far and wide via email, website and social media instead. Please remember to like & share online! If you or someone you know would like a paper copy please pick one up at St Mary’s or The Chapel, or call / text 07730 609446  to request one. Best wishes & stay safe!

The Parishioner seeks to explore and reflect upon a wide variety of local issues whilst recognizing that not everyone will agree with the views expressed.  These do not necessarily reflect the views of all the members of St Mary’s Church nor those of its Parochial Church Council.