September’s services follow the usual pattern of worship at St George’s with a Eucharist at 6.30 pm on the first Sunday(7th September) and a Sung Evensong at the same time on the third Sunday (21st September).
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 01797 344090
The ‘Mighty Mowers’ have continued to devote hours of their time on Sunday mornings with the shared aim of beautifying our village. Their work in the churchyard has been amazing – never has it looked so tidy! At the time of writing, the grass is so short that a game of bowls could doubtless be played on God’s Acre. Very many thanks to all concerned – your work is much appreciated.
Believe it or not, there is a British Lichen Society which is holding its autumn field meeting in Kent during October. On the morning of Friday 17th October they will be descending on Ivychurch to survey the lichens both on our church and in the churchyard and they invite anyone interested to come along and introduce themselves. A summary of their results will be made available to us in due course and will be reported here.
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. Light refreshments will be available.
With 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 in the First World War, so that they too might be remembered at this year’s ceremony.
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.