The new monthly pattern of services continues with a Family Service at 9.30 am on Sunday 9th August and our usual Sung Evensong at 6.30 pm on 23rd August.
SOME GOOD NEWS
Mike Bartlett writes:
Over the years a lot of the equipment used by the village mowers has been slowly deteriorating as a result of the demands placed upon it. In relation to this we are very pleased to announce that the Ivychurch Track Racers, who meet off Wenham Lane a number of times during the summer, have stepped up with a very generous donation of £1,000. Some readers may recall that a few years ago the group also made a similar sizeable contribution to the village sign, which is commemorated on a plate on the post itself.
The donation has come at a critical time, frankly just in time, and has enabled the purchase of a replacement ride on mower that can cover a considerable area. Some of the money will also be used for repairing existing equipment and the purchase of other tools. We are also hoping to use a proportion of the money towards some bulb and tree/shrub planting around the village.
Margaret Waite writes:
It is with sadness that we record the death in June of Ray Frampton who lived in Ivychurch for many years before he and his wife Sally retired to Norfolk.
People on the Marsh have rich memories of Ray. Farmers knew him as a Health and Safety Inspector and businessmen knew him as a diligent member of the Romney Marsh Business Club.
In his role as Churchwarden, Ray was responsible for overseeing renovations and repairs including a major repair and renewal of the roof. He was instrumental, with the support of his wife Sally, in arranging concerts in the church and introduced the City of Canterbury Band to the Marsh. They have now become a fixture giving concerts in aid of local charities and, of course, playing for the Ivychurch Carol Service and Christingle.
Ray always showed great concern for the welfare and wellbeing of residents of Ivychurch. When Chair of the Parish Council he took pleasure in calling to welcome to any new residents and he organised a Neighbourhood Watch scheme which sadly no longer functions.
Ray was a person of whom many tales have been told; including his attention to detail, which some found endearing and which others found frustrating, but all recognised that he had a ‘good heart’.
Rest in Peace.
IVYCHURCH ST. GEORGE
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