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NEWS FOR BROXTED & CHICKNEY

from the Five Parishes' Magazine

OCTOBER 2010

FRIENDS OF ESSEX CHURCHES BIKE RIDE

Congratulations to Bob Carter who took part in the Ride & Stride Event on the 11th September covering some 50 miles and collecting funds for Broxted Church. And thank you to everyone who sponsored him.

BROXTED PARISH COUNCIL

The next meeting of the Council will be on Thursday 14th October at 8.15 pm in the Village Hall. Members of the public are always welcome at the Council’s meetings.

Minutes of the meetings can be viewed on the notice boards and on the Council’s web-site at www.essexinfo.net/broxted. Other information about the village is available on this site, www.broxted.org

BROXTED AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Countess of Warwick’s Country Show

The Association’s crockery smashing stall was more successful than ever. Many thanks to all those who donated all that crockery and gave their support by smashing it at the show!

Children’s Christmas Party

As in previous years the Broxted Community Association will once again be hosting its free Christmas party for all children of primary school age and under in the village (or with grandparents in the village). This year it is on Sunday 12th December at 3pm ‘til 5pm.

There is no charge for the party which is funded by Community Association events throughout the year and all children within the relevant age group are welcome to come, with or without their parents. All that is asked is that parents donate an item of food for the party tea. This year there will be a children’s entertainer as well as party games, tea and a visit from Santa Claus.

Quite a few families have moved into the village recently – this is a great way to get to know everybody else. So please do come along! Please put the date in your diaries and call Rachel on 01279 850047 to let her know if you are planning to attend.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY

This service will visit Broxted on Wednesdays 13th and 27th October, arriving at Cranham Road at 10.40 am, departing 11.00 am and arriving at the Prince of Wales at 11.05 am, departing at 11.25 am. It will be at Molehill Green Post Office on Fridays 1st, 15th and 29th October at 1.50 departing at 2.05 pm.

WEEKLY SESSIONS IN THE VILLAGE HALL

Monday7.30 to 8.30 pm Country & Western Line Dancing
 8.30 to 9.30 pm Partner Latin & Ballroom (Beginners)
Tuesday10.00 to 11.45 am Broxted Cherubs
 7.00 pm Ladies Latin Line Dance Class
Wednesday2.00 pm Walking for Health starts here
Saturday8.00 am Keep Fit Class

OCTOBER LETTER TO THE UNITED PARISH

Canon Ivy writes from The Rectory, Park Road, Little Easton 01371 872509 ivycrawford@btinternet.com

There is so much to include in my letter this month. The Countess of Warwick’s Country Show was again a most wonderful success in bringing people together. I am enormously grateful, as are the church members, to the organising committee and the dozens of people who participated. We do not yet know what the profits from the show are, but we do know that they are much needed for the ongoing upkeep of the four churches in the parish. You may have read in the Show programme what our maintenance bills have been so far this year and more money has to be spent in the near future.

On the 2nd and 3rd October from 12 noon to 5pm Tilty Church is holding its annual and popular Flower Festival, with the theme of “Anniversaries”. There will be a country market, light lunches, teas and cakes. On Sunday morning at 11am we will be having our service of worship with something for all ages. We look forward to welcoming you over the weekend.

On the 6th October at 10am in Great Easton Church, Great Easton School is having its Harvest Festival Service, and our Harvest Celebrations continue on the 17th October in Little Easton Church at 11am with a service for all ages. This year we are combining to give our support to USPG, Anglicans in World Mission. The churches in The Five Parishes have given financial support to this organisation for many years, and the Church Council agreed that we would increase our support by promoting its Harvest Festival Project. This organisation works in over 50 countries to help strengthen and build communities through healthcare, education, leadership training and action for social justice, thus helping poor communities to reach their full potential and grow to support themselves. The School will focus on a community project in Villa Felicidad, a small settlement on the outskirts of Progreso in Uruguay, learning about life there, and at Little Easton we will focus on the work in Tanzania.

Projects to date have included cookery workshops, kitchen gardens, the refurbishment of a health clinic and a train station, a bread oven and a basketball court. USPG has also helped set up vegetable garden and cookery classes in the local primary school to show children how to grow nutritious food and eat healthily. The result has been an enriched school curriculum and a strengthening of bonds among the church, school and community.

USPG also offers training so people can start small agricultural projects, such as a piggery, raising chickens, vegetable gardens, and tree planting schemes. Students are taught practical skills such as farming, carpentry and tailoring. Sisters run mother and child clinics, the setting up and running of kindergartens. The offering at both our 9am and 11am services on the 17th will be sent to USPG. Our support will be greatly valued and wisely used to help others become self sufficient, which is an important aspect of caring for one another.

£8 could help pay for a back-to-school kit for a young person

£10 could buy 5 HIV test kits in sub-Saharan Africa

£300 could help pay the salary of a community worker in Uruguay for a month

£400 could help resource a medical team with vital equipment in Myanmar

On the 31st October we are holding our annual Service to remember in love those who have died - 3.30pm at Tilty Church. In our prayers I will read out the names of those we remember, and candles will be lit.

I look forward to welcoming you at these services.

At the end of October/early November we will be inviting the community of the Five Parishes to join with Great Easton School in supporting the Shoebox appeal. This is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project sending gifts in shoeboxes to some of the toughest parts of the world. For the majority of recipients, they receive no other presents. I will write more about this in the November magazine. Visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk or pick up a leaflet from the back of each church to find out more.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Ivy

FROM THE FIVE PARISHES’ REGISTERS/CREMATORIA COMMITTALS FOR AUGUST 2010

Funerals

23rd August Baby Alisha Anne Mason

Weddings

7th August Kelly Pratt and Mark Aldred

CHURCH SERVICES FOR OCTOBER

18th after Trinity

3rd

9.00 am

11.00 am

LITTLE EASTON

TILTY

Holy Communion B.C.P.

FLOWER FESTIVAL

Wednesday

6th

10.00 am

GREAT EASTON

SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL

19th after Trinity

10th

9.00 am

11.00 am

GREAT EASTON

BROXTED

Holy Communion B.C.P.

All-Age Worship

20th after Trinity

17th

9.00 am

11.00 am

TILTY

LITTLE EASTON

Holy Communion B.C.P.

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Last after Trinity

BIBLE SUNDAY

24th

 

11.00 am

6.00 pm

 

GREAT EASTON

LITTLE EASTON

 

All-Age Holy Communion

Evensong

4th before Advent

31st

11.00 am

3.30 pm

GREAT EASTON

TILTY

All-Age Worship (informal)

Remembrance of Loved Ones

NOVEMBER 2010 PREVIEW - WINTER ROTA BEGINS

3rd before Advent

7th

9.00 am

11.00 am

TILTY

TILTY

Holy Communion B.C.P.

All-Age Worship

BABYSITTING/CHILDMINDING

Newly arrived Au Pair (22 years) has experience with babies and primary aged children. Living with local family, looking to earn some extra pocket money at competitive rates. Available week nights and weekends; has own transport. Please call for references 01279 850179.

FOR SALE

Canopy, fire grate, fire dogs and screen for ingle nook fireplace. £250 ono. Contact 01279 850070.

HOLIDAY LET IN TENERIFE

Looking for quiet holiday? This small complex is for you. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped, nicely furnished, Sky tv, all linen provided. Two heated pools, sea and mountain views. Very peaceful. Contact 01279 850070 or 07852 550107.

RUBBISH CLEARANCE

Mr Clearit. Rubbish cleared: garden waste, builders’ debris, old cookers, scrap, houses cleared. All unsalable items disposed of. Ring David 01376 325383.

CAT SITTER

Catkins Cat Sitters will look after your cat while you are away, it will be pampered, fed and amused. CRB and references available. Contact Sarah on 01371 870337.

CLEANING HELP AVAILABLE

Too Much Housework On Your Hands? Would you like a cleaning fairy? References available.Call 07951 483218.

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE

Reliable Responsible 17 year old Babysitter Available! Has own transport.CRB checked and First Aid Certificate and references available. Please call Nicola on 07950742530.

STANSTED AIRPORT EXPANSION PROPOSALS

Life after SSE

Chairman Peter Sanders says consideration will be given to the establishment of a successor organisation to SSE, under the umbrella of its parent organisation, to carry on representation of the community to ensure that the cessation of SSE would not compromise the community’s need for continued representation, aimed at containing the environmental and community impacts of a single runway Stansted Airport. Even without a second runway – and despite experiencing a 21% decline in passenger numbers over the past three years – Stansted is still the UK’s third largest airport.

They will be consulting in the autumn but meanwhile would be interested in the views of members and the wider community. Is there a need for a successor organisation and, if so, what should be its terms of reference/priorities/name?

Current Support

SSE still needs members’ support as much as ever. Fundraising events will continue, details will follow of the Christmas Party and their Community Calendar and Christmas cards continue to be available.

Massive Second Hand Booksale

SSE will be holding a sale of 5,000 good quality second hand books at its Campaign Office on Saturday 6th November, 9.30am to 3pm. Most of the books will be priced at 50p for paperbacks and £1 for hardbacks. A wrapping service will be available if you’d like to offer them as gifts.

Race Night For SSE

Book Saturday 9th October now for a Supper and Race Night in aid of SSE in Broxted Village Hall. Full details can be found in the News for All Parishes section.

NEWS FOR ALL PARISHES

BISHOP OF CHELMSFORD

We continue to pray for the new Bishop of Chelmsford as he prepares to take up office this autumn. This process commences on the 6th October with his Confirmation of Election by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside. On the 11th November at Bishop Stephen’s Homage the new Bishop will be welcomed by Her Majesty The Queen. His Installation in Chelmsford Cathedral is on the 27th November.

DONATION TO PAKISTAN

The sum of £545 was raised at recent services for Christian Aid to help the flood victims of Pakistan. £22 provides a family with a week’s food and a plastic sheet for temporary shelter; £52 gives a hungry family vital emergency food for a month; £91 an all-season tent and plastic sheeting for longer-term shelter.

THE COUNTESS OF WARWICK’S SHOW

Thank You

Another year has passed for the Countess of Warwick’s Show and the team would like to thank all those involved, especially all those people who came to visit our Show in support of The Five Parishes. They were delighted with the turn out and even with the slightly dubious weather the Show was as busy as ever. Thank you for being part of our Show and everyone looks forward to seeing you August Bank Holiday weekend next year!

The website will soon be updated with this year’s pictures and write ups, so please continue to go on-line at www.countessofwarwickshow.org.

Horticultural Marquee

Joan Boulton writes: “We did not manage the record entries of last year but with nearly a thousand we put on a great show. The weather as always played a large part in the fruit and vegetable sections, with not a cabbage to be seen. Somehow in spite of the very dry weather the prize pumpkins just grew and grew, with Jodie Teather again winning the class, and a very fit looking John Perry made a welcome return to the winners circle for his vegetable collection and gladioli. Chris Rogers won the Bennett Potato Cup and Heather Rogers triumphed overall winning the trophy for the most points in the whole show.

“Congratulations to Helen Perry, a newcomer, for her lovely appliqué picture of a local cottage and to Judy Barnard for her beautiful floral arrangement evoking a country, in this case France, voted the Best Exhibit in the show. In the Children’s Section, Louis Pickford grew an enormous pumpkin, Tia Jackson-Owens narrowly beat Emily Smith to win the Jack Filby Award for the most points in section and Rebecca Grymonprez won the cup for the best exhibit in the section with her magnificent model of a dinosaur. I just mention a few but all the winners of the trophies are on the show website www.countessofwarwickshow.org.

“Every year we are supremely lucky that our judges generously give of their time and expertise and to them we send our heartfelt gratitude. Our thanks go to Jim and Jan Brown for again taking in the entries so efficiently and running their popular plant stall to support us. We are getting more organised for our produce sale and are truly grateful to the exhibitors who donate things for us to sell. To all our sponsors a huge Thank You – your generosity is much appreciated. Finally my sincere thanks go to each and every one of my incredible team; I simply could not manage without their unstinting support. Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you all again at the Show next year.”

The Grand Draw

Many thanks go to all those kind sponsors who donated prizes this year and also to the many people who bought tickets. Congratulations to the winners who were:

1st £1,000 cash: Anon, Duton Hill (ticket number 2007)

2nd £500 cash: Mrs Thomas, Gallows Green (4338)

3rd £250 cash: K Knight, North Weald (3700)

4th Dining at The Starr: M Coates, Broxted (3367)

5th Portable Audio Player: R Clark, Broxted (2622)

6th Meal at The Saracen’s Head: T Davis, Chelmsford (2240)

7th Voucher from The Green Man: Mrs Line, Dunmow (7157)

8th Luckin’s case of Wines: T Pigram, Little Easton (214)

9th Marks & Spencer Hamper: Mrs Benterman, Gt Easton (7119)

10th Bottle of Champagne: Diane, Stebbing (4119)

www.countessofwarwickshow.org

Once again the website contributed greatly to the Show’s success. There was a short time when the site could not be accessed, the massive amount of traffic that hit the website having used all of the allotted bandwidth, despite it having been doubled from last year. It has now been doubled again and has more bandwidth allotted to it than any other site on the server.

The traffic stats are impressive. For the week 23rd/ 29th August (that is up to Sunday night) they were: Total hits for the week: 7,147 with 2,165 being first time visitors. The stats for Monday were: Total hits: 1,319 with 417 being first time visitors.

MOTHERS’ UNION

The October meeting is on Wednesday 20th October at Easton Farm by kind permission of Mr Bob Trembath. The speaker will be the Revd Frances Drake who is the Chelmsford Diocesan Unit Co-ordinator for Action and Outreach. She will talk about the Mothers’ Union worldwide. This should be very informative and interesting. Non-members who would like to learn more are warmly invited to attend. There will be the usual cup of tea and cake; also a Bring-and-Buy stall. More information from Clare on 01371 872640 or Molly on 01371 859822.

THE FRIENDS OF THE FIVE PARISHES

An Evening of Magic and Mystery

Wow! The demand for tickets this year has been amazing: at the time of writing this article all tickets have been sold and a waiting list for cancellations has been prepared. Brian and Audrey know that many of you without tickets will be disappointed but they are, of course, restricted to numbers that the venue will hold.

A suggestion has been made that perhaps in the future the event could possibly be run for two nights, Friday and Saturday. This will certainly be considered very carefully to ascertain if that is feasible.

For those of you who will be attending, this is a gentle reminder that the colour scheme and fancy dress theme for the evening is ‘fantasy’ in pink, silver and black. Whilst this is not compulsory, it does add to the fun of the evening. Fabulous cash prizes for the winners, so let us have a good turn out once again.

Don’t forget – Friday 29th October 7.15 pm for 7.45 pm in Great Easton Village Hall.

Make ‘magic’ your friend in 2010

Christmas Cards and Cookbook

At their stand at the Show The Friends introduced their new Christmas cards and Cookbook. The cards are of the five churches in winter and are available in packs of either five mixed cards or five of any one church at a price of £2.50 per pack. The Cookbook entitled Five Parishes Fare contains over 100 recipes that have featured over the years in this Magazine and sells at £4.50. An ideal Christmas present!

An order form is enclosed for use by anyone wishing to make a purchase. Please note that where it is not possible to deliver an order by hand, a charge for postage will have to be made.

THE FRIENDS OF THE FIVE PARISHES 50% CLUB

You may have missed the first draw of the Club year but subscriptions are still welcome. A cheque for £11 will buy a chance a month until the end of August next year. Please make your cheque payable to ‘The Friends of the Five Parishes 50% Club’ and send it to Fran Woodrow at 11 Emblems, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2AG. Make sure that you send your name, address, post code and phone number too. The winner of the August draw was Mrs Perry.

EASTONS & TILTY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

The October meeting of the Eastons & Tilty WI will be on Thursday 14th October in Great Easton Village Hall at 2.15 for 2.30 pm. The title of the talk being given by Mr Colin Anthony is To the Ends of the Earth. Anyone who would like to attend will find a very warm welcome – a cup of tea, a biscuit and a chat are always thrown in!

LITTLE EASTON GARAGE SALE

Parishioners of Little Easton invite you to their Autumn Garage Sale which will be held in a number of locations in the village on Sunday 10th October from 11am until 2pm. For details of the locations phone Lyn and Robin Hornsby on 01371 870572.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and refreshments will be served in the Memorial Hall from 10.30 am onwards. Come along for a coffee and chat before embarking on your tour of the village to view the numerous bargains which will await you.

THE GREVILLE THEATRE CLUB – AUTUMN PRODUCTION

Just to remind you that the Greville Theatre Club is presenting, for its autumn production, THE female ODD COUPLE, a comedy by Neil Simon.

Thursday 28th October at 8pm no supper £8
Friday 29th October with supper at 7.30 pm before the play at 8.30 pm, in aid of The J’s £15
Saturday 30th October with Greville two-course supper at 7.30 pm before the play at 8.30 pm £15
Thursday 4th November at 8pm no supper £8
Friday 5th November with ploughman’s supper at 7.30 pm before the play at 8.30 pm £12.50
Saturday 6th November with supper at 7.30 pm before the play at 8.30 pm in aid of the Dunmow Amalgamated Trust £15

The box office is now open but is now on a NEW number. Please phone 01371 870561, after 9am, for further information and tickets.

THAXTED FLOWER CLUB

On Tuesday 5th October, Lisa Howarth will demonstrate on the theme Shades of Autumn. Meetings are held at the Thaxted Centre for the Disabled at 7.30 pm, everyone welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

A friend of Ivy’s, Revd Andrei Petrine, Priest-in-Charge of four churches in the Ongar Deanery, is leading a pilgrimage to The Holy Land on the 15th/24th March 2011 with McCabe Pilgrimages. This will be a comprehensive 10-day pilgrimage based in Jerusalem and the Galilee. For more information phone Andrei on 01992 524421.

music@stansted

The internationally renowned chamber ensemble London Concertante will give the first of this season’s concerts in St John’s Church, Stansted on Saturday 16th October at 7.30 pm. The group, who have recorded many CDs with prestigious labels Chandos and Harmonia Mundi, will present three great works for wind soloists and strings: the Horn Quintet by Mozart, the Clarinet Quintet by Brahms, and the Sextet for Horn, Clarinet and Strings by John Ireland.

Tickets at £12 for adults and £1 for children are available from Stansted Carpets, Chapel Hill, Stansted; Nockolds Solicitors, Market Square, Bishop’s Stortford; Sonia Levy, 31 Chapel Hill, Stansted (01279 815282) and at the door.

There will also be the opportunity at this first concert to sign up for the whole season of four concerts for only £32, saving a full 33%.

RACE NIGHT FOR SSE

There may just be time to book tickets for the Supper and Race Night on Saturday 9th October in aid of Stop Stansted Expansion in Broxted Village Hall. Tickets are £7.50 to include a buffet, please bring your own drinks. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. For tickets, details of horse sponsorship etc contact Roger and Phyllis Clark on 01279 850638 or the SSE Campaign Office at 01279 870558.

CHARITY CHORAL CONCERT

Amici Cantate and Thaxted Primary School under the direction of Musical Director Michael Kibblewhite will give a concert in aid of the Carver Barracks Injured Soldiers Fund at Thaxted Church on Sunday 17th October at 7pm. Tickets £10 (concessions £8) available from Jill Jones 01371 830104, Kate Foxwell 01279 506773 katefoxwell@btinternet.com or on the door on the night.

ST. MARY’S ELSENHAM – MCX-MMX

St. Mary’s Church, Elsenham is continuing its celebrations of 900 years of worship and Christian witness in the village. On Saturday 9th October there is to be a wine tasting evening with local Master of Wine, Tim Carlisle, in Elsenham Village Hall. There will be an opportunity to compare the wines of the New World (Australia, South America, California) with the Old World (Europe).On Friday 22nd October local historian Gordon Barker will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of Elsenham, also in Elsenham Village Hall, 7.30 for 8pm start, price £5. Over the weekend of 4th/5th December the church will be repeating its very successful Christmas Tree Festival.

Details are available from Roger Clark on 01279 850638, or David Hill 01279 812397.

SIR ALAN HASELHURST SURGERY DATES

Sir Alan Haselhurst MP holds surgeries throughout his constituency for the benefit of the public which he serves. Anyone can go along and have time with Sir Alan to discuss issues which they have and with which they feel that he may be able to offer assistance. Surgeries will be held in Dunmow on Friday 15th October and Friday 3rd December at Foakes House, Town Council Office, 47 Stortford Road from 6.30 to 7.15 pm. No appointment necessary but if you require any assistance please ring 01799 506349.

FARLEIGH HOSPICE HOP

The Hospice Outreach Project will be at Tesco’s in Dunmow on Tuesday 19th October from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. This provides drop in information, advice or support for anyone who is ill or bereaved or worried about someone who is.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN ESSEX AND EAST LONDON

Following on from the success of last year’s joint study on the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Ecumenical Officers of Brentwood and Chelmsford Dioceses have organised a study morning entitled Questions of Morality on Saturday 20th November from 10am to 12.30 at the Ursuline School in Brentwood. For details or to book a space contact Revd Lee Batson on 01245 451087.

HOME START

This family support charity is looking for people interested in becoming volunteers. A new volunteers’ preparation course starts on Tuesday 5th October and runs to the 14th December in Saffron Walden. For details contact 01799 520728 or 525403 or visit www.homestartuttlesford.org.uk.

RAISING THE ALARM ON SECURITY COLD CALLERS

Our Neighbourhood Policing Team gives this warning from Essex County Council Trading Standards urging residents to be wary if they are contacted by a security company called Crime Research UK (or similar) saying that they are working with the Council on a ‘crime awareness week’. Residents are told they have been selected to receive a ‘free’ alarm system and are then urged to arrange a visit from a ‘security expert’ to discuss it further.

The Council would like to make it clear that it is not working with Crime Research UK and residents are reminded to be vigilant of any cold callers, either over the telephone or at the doorstep.

If you are interested in having an alarm installed at your home, you can find a Trading Standards approved trader by using the Buy with Confidence scheme at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk or by calling Consumer Direct on 08454 040506. You can reduce the number of unsolicited telephone calls you receive by registering for the Telephone Preference Service on 08450 700707 or www.tpsonline.org.uk.

PEOPLE

BEST WISHES – To the Revd Teresa Wynne who was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St Leonard’s Church, Lexden on the 12th September. During her time at Takeley, she became a good friend of the Five Parishes particularly when she helped to look after us during our Interregnum.

GREAT EASTON CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

Where did the summer go? October already, rain, wind, falling leaves and wet playtimes are already upon us and we have only been back at school a few days!

Our assembly themes for the autumn are ‘Famous People in the Bible’ and ‘Jesus’ Ancestors’ and every fortnight either Canon Ivy or Reverend Cilla will be sharing another story with the children. Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Jonah and David are some of the tales that will be shared.

Right at the start of the month our Year 5 pupils (9 and 10 years old) and three staff will be spending three days at Danbury Outdoor Centre. During their stay the children will participate in a range of activities including canoeing, climbing, archery, mountain biking and hopefully sleeping during the two nights of their stay.

As usual the majority of the children’s work this term is connected to a central topic. Our lower school pupils are looking at toys and during October they will be visiting the Museum of Childhood in London.

Meanwhile our upper school pupils are travelling back in time to study the Romans and part of their work will involve a trip to Colchester Castle. However, the transport to Colchester will be provided by Don’s Coaches and not the Queen Boudicca Bladed Wheel Chariots that the children requested!

As a result of the recent supermarket voucher scheme, our laptops all now have new headphones and mice attached and our outdoor play equipment box has been replenished with a range of balls, bats, hoops and games. Thank you to all of you who collected and sent in vouchers.

An important sign that autumn is here is Harvest, and you are all welcome to join the school’s celebrations at Great Easton Church on Wednesday 6th October at 10am.

Damian Pye

Headteacher

See also www.greateaston.essex.sch.uk.

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

WALKERS WEBSITE GETS BETTER – AND GOES NATIONAL

Walking in Essex www.walkinginessex.co.uk is a website packed with useful information for walkers, with more than 430 walks to download and print, free including details of around 100 guided walks every month. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

Now its originator John Harris has taken the concept countrywide. Walking in England www.walkinginengland.co.uk has thousands of walks to download and print – and all free of charge!

WORLD ANIMAL DAY

World Animal Day on the 4th October is not a recent addition to the calendar, it was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.

Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world. The date was chosen as it’s the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It is intended as a day of celebration for everyone in the world who cares about animals and is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief or ideology.

WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY?

All I want is to walk clean streets

Paths kept clear of the wraps from sweets

A world so fine and neat

Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly?

Just to stroll on a pavement free

From old Coke cans and such débris

A sight so good to see

Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly!

 

Oh, so loverly walking with no bloomin’ care at all

Unconcerned by rubbish left by some bloomin’ fool!

 

They drink energy from a tin -

You’d think they’d have the strength within

To reach the litter bin -

Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly?

No more wrappers from chocolate bars

No more stuff they throw out of cars

I’d have to live on Mars -

But wouldn’t it be loverly!?

By Nigel Beeton

Whose fault is it, anyway?

In a small town a businessman put in planning permission to build a nightclub complete with dancing girls. The local church started a vigorous campaign to block it from opening, launching a petition and holding prayers in public. Work progressed, however, right up until the week before opening. Then one night a bolt of lightning strike hit the nightclub and it burned to the ground.

The church members were rather smug after that, until the nightclub owner sued them all on the grounds that they were responsible for the fire. Loudly protesting their total non-involvement and innocence, the church members were all taken to court. As the case began, the judge looked over the paperwork and observed: “I don’t know how I’m going to decide this. It appears that we have a nightclub owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn’t!”

If only

Computer message I’d like to see: ‘Smash forehead on keyboard to continue’.

Bow wow!

“Doctor, I can hear all kinds of animals talk in my head.”

“Well, don’t worry,” said the doctor. “You’re just having Disney spells.”

With Harvest in mind...

... it’s strange to me

How very full the church can be

With people I don’t see at all

Except at Harvest Festival.

by John Betjeman

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 24th September MacMillan Coffee Morning in Broxted
Sunday 26th September SSE Hallingbury Hike
Sunday 31st October Remembrance of Loved Ones Service, Tilty
Friday 5th November Fireworks at The Stag, Little Easton
Saturday 6th November Sale at The Thaxted Centre for the Disabled
Saturday 6th November SSE Book Sale, Takeley
Wednesday 10th November Last day for copy for December issue
Saturday 13th November Freecycle Event, Broxted
Sunday 14th November Remembrance Sunday services
Thurs/Fri/Sat 25th/26th/27th Bardfield Players production
Friday 26th November PTA Christmas Bazaar at School
Sunday 28th November The Friends' Annual Evensong
Monday 29th November Internet Safety Training, Saffron Walden
Tuesday 30th November Communion Service in School
Saturday 4th December CBA/English Heritage Walk at Tilty
Saturday 4th December Talent Evening, Little Easton
Saturday 4th December SSE Christmas Party, Great Easton
Sunday 5th December Concert at St John’s, Stansted
Sunday 12th December Children’s Christmas party, Broxted
Sunday 12th December Children’s Christmas party, Little Easton
Sunday 12th December Tilty Candlelit Crib Service
Tuesday 14th December Carol singing at Prince of Wales
Thursday 16th December Carol singing at The Swan
Sunday 19th December Broxted Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday 21st December Carol singing at The Stag
Tuesday 21st December Duton Hill Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner
Thursday 23rd December Carol singing at The Three Horseshoes

WWW.FIVEPARISHES.CO.UK

Don’t forget to look at the new website for The Five Parishes, not only to see what is going on, but to take advantage of the few moments of prayer and tranquillity that it provides or even just to look at the pictures! One of the many attributes of this new website is the facility to access it in a larger text size – look either at the foot or the side of a page for AAA.

Editor's note: where contact names are not given, please contact the Five Parishes' Magazine editor, Angela Harbottle, on 01371 872894 or by e-mail at angela.harbottle@virgin.net

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External link to STOP STANSTED EXPANSION campaign

Stop Stansted Expansion

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This site is run on a purely voluntary basis, at my own expense. Although this site was formerly run on behalf of Broxted Parish Council, the council no longer controls or endorses its contents. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within it is accurate. Neither the site manager nor Broxted Parish Council accept any responsibility for any losses arising from the use or misuse of any of this information, nor for the contents of other websites to which this site may contain links, (over which I have no control).

For up-to-date information on the Parish Council, please refer to its new site at www.essexinfo.net/broxted.

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