CHURCH SERVICES AND WELCOME
October’s services follow the usual pattern of worship at St George’s with a Eucharist at 6.30 pm on the first Sunday (5th October) and a special Harvest Evensong at the same time on the third Sunday (19th October).
The Evensong will be the first appearance at Ivychurch of our first female incumbent, the Rev’d Julie Coleman, and as usual all are very welcome to attend. This represents an extremely historic occasion as the list of Rectors of Ivychurch goes back to 1242. The Church of England created its first female ordinands as recently as 1994 and today about 35% of clergy are women although this very much varies from diocese to diocese.
HARVEST SUPPER AND EVENSONG
A reminder that our Harvest Supper this year will take place on Saturday 4th October at 7 for 7.30. Tickets are available from me for £12 (adults) and £6 (children) but hurry if you haven’t already booked as they’re selling fast! The evening’s menu will be the same as usual (four courses plus coffee) and the ticket price also includes some live music which always provides much entertainment. Remember to wrap up warmly and to bring your own drinks!
ART IN ROMNEY MARSH
The annual art show will take place again in selected churches across the Marsh and, as usual, St George’s is heavily involved. It takes place over four weekends: 20th -21st and 27th – 28th September and 4th – 5th and 11th – 12th October during which time the exhibitions will be open to the public between 1 and 5 pm. Other churches involved this year are Burmarsh, Fairfield, Lydd, Old Romney, Newchurch and St Mary in the Marsh.
IVYCHURCH ART SHOW
Over the weekend of 4th – 5th October, there is a second Ivychurch Art Show in the Village Hall with paintings and photographs by local artists. If any readers would like to participate in this event then please contact the organiser, Julie Diplock. Light refreshments will be available.
Another reminder that the British Lichen Society will be visiting St George’s on the morning of Friday 17th October and they invite anyone interested to come along and introduce themselves.
REMEMBERINGWith Remembrance Day fast approaching, this year’s ceremony is especially poignant, marking as it does the centenary of the start of the Great War. Our village war memorial records the names of eight men who were either born or who lived in Ivychurch but there were few families in the land who were not affected in some way or other with a personal loss. Villagers are warmly invited to place a small cross of remembrance on the bench below the memorial, with the name (and dates) of any family member who was lost
IVYCHURCH ST. GEORGE
Where the word “in” appears before a date it signifies that the
priest was in occupation of the benefice during that year but
the date of his institution is not known.
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