Due to COVID restrictions there will not be the usual service of
Nine Lessons and Carols.
- December 24th 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion
- Christmas morning 11am Carols in the churchyard.
(Mulled wine. Please observe social distancing)
- Sunday December 27th No service in St. Giles.
- Sunday 3rd 11am Service of The Word
- Sunday 10th 6.30pm Evensong
- Sunday 17th 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 24th 9.30am Holy Communion
- Sunday 31st 11am Service of The Word
[posted on behalf of Diana Day]
Yes a bell rang out over Dallington on Saturday to mark VJ Day, duly rung by David Wilson. We wish we could have rung all 6 bells but that is for the future, hopefully not too far off. Diana Day
(Posted on behalf of Diana Day)
No, the Swan Inn has not changed its name, the Bellringers have taken up ringing again at St Giles Church, Dallington. With churches now open and Services occurring, we are chiming the bells on Sundays. We are only allowed to ring for 15 minutes, social distancing restricts us to alternate bells only to sound out. There will be no practice on Mondays for the foreseeable future, no visiting bands, but it’s a start. Diana Day
REMINDER: the monthly Saturday Library Cafe takes place tomorrow 4th January 10-12, and the weekly library cafe restarts this Monday 6th January 2-4pm
We now have a printer and some laptops and can offer computer support whenever the library is open; you can also print or copy for 5p a page.
Church Services in January:
- Sunday 5th 10.30am. Holy Communion with Reverend Stuart Baker
- Sunday 12th 6.30pm. Evensong
- Sunday 19th. 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 26th. 9.30am. Holy Communion
Old School Village Hall. Forthcoming events:
Library Cafe – see above
The AGM is to be held on Monday January 27th at 4pm. Please do come along and hear the plans for the year ahead.
Quiz on February 21st. 7 for 7.30pm. There will be refreshments, please bring your own drinks and glasses.
On April 24th, in the evening, the film of the Dallington Millennium Pageant will be shown. More details later.
The newly-formed Dallington Village Group will take place every month on the 3rd Thursday 2-4 pm in the winter and evenings in summer months. The annual subscription will be £20.
The first meeting takes place on January 16th 2 – 4pm in the hall – you are asked to bring 6 quiz questions, on any subject. There will be refreshments.
Poetry and Prose group.
This group is scheduled to take place in the village hall on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 4-5pm
, (as the hall will still be warm after the library/cafe). The first meeting of 2020 will be on January 20th.
Sadly, the Christmas Party in December was the last meeting of the WI, and it has now been suspended. Perhaps in the future some energetic, younger women might decide to start it up again. We very much hope so.
(Posted on behalf of Diana Day, Churchwarden)
On Friday 23rd August more repairs to the church roof are to begin. The contractor has set aside all day for this work, so, for your own safety, please do not enter the churchyard. I hope to put up reminder notices on Thursday on or near the gates.
(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)
September St Giles Church services:
- September 1st. 11am. Service of The Word
- September 8th. 6.30pm. Evensong
- September 15th. 11am. Holy Communion
- September 22nd. 9.30am. Holy Communion
- September 29th. 11am. Service of The Word
Our August meeting was in the form of a garden visit and cream tea. We chose Merriments because of its proximity and the number of flat paths on which less able members could walk easily. The weather was perfect, the garden looked beautiful and the tea was delicious.A very happy afternoon.
At our September meeting Brian Freeland will be talking about ‘Women of The Raj’. Visitors are always very welcome, Thursday September 19th, at 2pm in the Old School Village Hall.
Old School Village Hall.
The usual Saturday morning opening of the library/ cafe was somewhat interrupted by a power cut. The power had gone off in phases, starting with the first houses at 8pm on Friday, and everywhere was blacked out by 11pm. It was not restored until Saturday afternoon. Cakes which were in the oven in preparation for the cafe were ruined, so biscuits and cold drinks were on the menu. The Monday and Saturday sessions have been enhanced by the sale of produce and flowers from the school garden, so the lack of hot coffee was more than compensated for by the lovely bunches of sweet-peas.
Also in the village hall: Art Club – every Monday 10-12
(From Bobbie Steele)
St Giles Church Services in August
- Sunday 4th 11am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 11th 6.30pm. Evensong
- Sunday 18th. 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 25th. 9.30am. Holy Communion
The churchyard has been looking very beautiful. Whilst keeping the grass cut in the main areas Douglas and David have left the wildflowers to the left of the path and there has been a wonderful show of ox-eye daisies and other lovely flowers.We are very grateful to our two willing volunteers, it is a delight to walk through both of the resting places.
Charlotte and Nick have kindly offered to host an Opera and Supper Evening in aid of church funds. This will take place on Sunday, August 18th. More details from Charlotte.
In July the children will have had their Leavers’ Service in the church. We wish them all a happy holiday and send our good wishes to those who are going on to new schools. We hope they remember their times in St. Giles and the words they heard there.
The Old School Village Hall
The wine tasting evening was great fun and now the committee are taking a summer break from fundraising, the next event is planned for September. More about that when dates etc. have been confirmed.
The August meeting of Dallington W.I. will be a garden tea here at Staces. This will be to plan the year ahead. Visitors would be welcome. Thursday August 15th, 2pm at Staces , The Street.
(Posted on behalf on Diana Day)
Over the past few years we have all been thinking about WW1. At Dallington tower we rang to commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice and Peace in 1918, on 11/11/2018.
A ringer from Rainham in Kent designed this badge for all ringers to wear in future years especially on Remembrance Day. We have put our orders in and await the arrival. Diana Day