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Polio and the ‘Purple Pinky’ and crocuses in front of the church

Polio is a terrible crippling disease.  It was once the major cause of disability.  Before 1988 there were over 350,000 cases reported per year worldwide.  Now it is down to about a 1,000 cases per year.  India use to have more cases than anywhere else.  Now it

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New couple at Great Gidding Baptist Church

New couple at Great Gidding Baptist Church

Welcome to Pete and Penny Bourne “If you see us working at the Manse please stop and introduce yourself to us. We are hoping to hold our first service Easter Sunday 3pm please come and join with us” Pete Bourne For the time being the contact details are

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Bateman’s, Hook Norton and Fullers beer and Skittle’s night.

Bateman's, Hook Norton and Fullers beer and Skittle's night.

It’s the bleak mid winter, snow lying deep and crisp and even. Well you get the picture, so thank you to those who braved the cold for the February B & S night. As usual it was with great interest to see what the various offering would

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A Wassailing we go!

Drawn to the Jubilee woods by the light of bonfire and waning gibbous moonlight, the villagers once again gathered to join in with the ages old tradition of Wassailing. This year, to aid the abundant harvest of fruit on the trees, the Wassailing performed around the circle

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Minutes of a Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Tuesday 17th January 2012

Minutes of a Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Tuesday 17th January 2012

Present: Cllrs Alexander (Chairman), Hayden (Vice Chairman), Hodson, Howden, Giddens, Trolove, County Councillor McGuire, District Cllr Tysoe and clerk Sue Jarvis attended the meeting to inform the Parish Council of plans to hold an event in the village hall on Saturday 2nd June for the Jubilee Celebrations.

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Wassail night 2012

Wassail night is on the go! A hardy group of villagers are Wassailing the night away. Firstly in the Jubilee Wood and then onto the Village Hall for food, cider and a warm up! Everyone’s enjoying the cider! Paul Burgess is awarded the ‘Ale’d and Aimless’ trophy

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Review of Christingle service 2011

Our Christingle service in December was a great success – lots of children came along to the Christingle-making session at the school beforehand, and then Mary welcomed us at the gate through to the churchyard and we all went up to the service. Led by Mary, the

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News from the Churchwardens November 2011

Our Harvest Festival was a very enjoyable occasion, as was the Harvest Supper which followed, at the Fox and Hounds. Chris Hill produced a first class meal, and everyone went away feeling very satisfied! The church looked really beautiful, thanks to the efforts of Sue Jarvis and

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Message from the Parish Priest

I am sure you have all heard the expression ‘the past is all around us’, and I am sure that we would all acknowledge the truth of these words, living where we do. Ancient churches, homes, bridleways and footpaths all speak of times long past, and then

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Meeting of the Parish Council on Tuesday 18th October 2011

Minutes of a Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Great Gidding on Tuesday 18th October 2011 at 7.30pm. Present: Cllrs Alexander (Chairman), Hodson, Howden, Hill, Giddens, Trolove, clerk and two members of the public A proposal was put to the council for a

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