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KNEBWORTH NEWS - September 2012

From Jo Simson - 27th September

FANCY A WALK?
Feeling a little shell-shocked, having just got back from walking the Pennine Way. I never realised how noisy and busy Knebworth was. If you want to get away from it all in a shorter burst, why not join the Knebworth Walking Group next Tuesday for a walk starting and finishing - appropriately - in Walkern. Meet at the Village Hall car park at 10am on Tuesday October 2

LOOKING FOR A BIT OF PEACE AND QUIET?
Well there was certainly plenty of that on the Pennine Way (apart from some mild cursing when someone fell in a bog). But you don't need to go that far. The Knebworth Family of Churches Drop In Quiet Day is this Saturday September 29 in Trinity Church, Park Lane. You can dip in or out for as long as you like. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm with worship. At 1.30pm Peter Glenn leads a meditation. The theme for the day is the Four Seasons of Life. All welcome, no charge and free drinks will be provided.

ANYONE FOR COFFEE?
Sadly you won't be able to get one from Val's Kitchen in Station Road between September 29 and October 6 as Roger and Val are taking a well-earned break for a week. Business as usual on October 8 though.

YOU REALLY MUST COME FOR COFFEE:
On Saturday October 6, though, courtesy of Christian Aid. Their annual Autumn Coffee Morning is in the Parish Centre from 9.30am - 12noon. Home-baked goodies, preserves, books and bric-a-brac will also be on offer, as well as a raffle.

SPICE IS NICE:
The feasting continues in the Parish Centre on October 6 with an Indian Curry Night at 6.30 for 7pm. For just £10, you can enjoy an authentic Indian Curry and a sweet. Contact Margaret Webb on 01438 811795, email maggiewebb63@googlemail.com. But hurry, they are limited to 50. All proceeds to Church funds. 

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 20th September

HAPPY THIRTIETH BIRTHDAY LINK UP LUNCH CLUB:
There were pearls galore at Link Up Lunch Club last Wednesday, I feel sure. The Club, which provides a delicious lunch to members each Wednesday for the princely sum of £3.50, is thirty years young. As ever, their birthday was celebrated with a glass of something nice, a raffle and community singing.

ANYONE FOR A WALK?
Is welcome to join the Knebworth Walking Group who set off fortnightly from the Village Hall Car Park on Tuesdays at 10am. The next walk is next Tuesday September 18. All welcome, including well-behaved dogs on leads.

HAPPY HUNDRETH BIRTHDAY KNEBWORTH SCHOOL:
Not quite sure what you wear for a hundredth birthday. Wear it anyway, if you have ever had any connection to the School, and come and help them celebrate this Saturday 22 September 22. Even if you haven't had any connection with the School yet, you will be bound to enjoy their Gala Day from 1-5pm.

CAKES GALORE AND HIGH CLASS BRIC-A-BRAC:
Will also be on offer this Saturday September 22 from 9.30-11am on St. Martin's Green.

THINKING OF GETTING MARRIED:
Then you might well benefit from a trip to the Barns Restaurant at Knebworth House next Thursday September 20. The free wedding showcase from 5-9pm will give you an opportunity to find out what's on offer at Knebworth House and Country Park.

TIME FOR A LIE DOWN?
Don't forget to take time out to give blood next Tuesday 25 September from 1.30-3.30pm and 5-7.45pm in the Village Hall. This is your opportunity to join Team Give Blood. Call 0300 123 23 23 for more details or to book an appointment. Or just turn up on the day.

YOU REALLY MUST COME FOR COFFEE:
On Saturday October 6 it's the turn of Christian Aid to invite us. They will be serving it in the Parish Centre from 9.30am - 12noon, together with home-baked goodies, preserves, books and bric-a-brac. And, of course, your first opportunity to buy Christmas cards and gifts, as well as other Fairly Traded goods.

SPICE IS NICE:
The feasting continues in the Parish Centre on October 6 with an Indian Curry Night at 6.30 for 7pm. For just £10, you can enjoy an authentic Indian Curry and a sweet. Contact Margaret Webb on 01438 811795, email maggiewebb63@googlemail.com but hurry, they are limited to 50. All proceeds to Church funds.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 13th September

YOU REALLY MUST COME FOR COFFEE:
At the invitation of Knebworth Family of Churches. Their monthly coffee morning takes place this Saturday September 15 from 10am-12noon in St. Martin's Parish Centre, next to St. Martin's Church. All welcome for coffee, tea, cake and chat. This month's proceeds will go to Christian Aid.

TIME FOR REFLECTION:
Taizé worship comes from the ecumenical Taizé Community in Burgundy. It consists of simple, short chants based on Scripture, sung to quiet instrumental accompaniment, readings, prayers, stillness and silence. If you feel the need for this quiet, contemplative structure, you will be more than welcome this Sunday September 16 at 5.30pm in St. Thomas More Church, London Road.

HAPPY HUNDRETH BIRTHDAY KNEBWORTH SCHOOL:
Just over a week to go now for Knebworth School's next big centenary celebration. Look out your school memorabilia and bring it along to Gala Day on September 22 from 1-5pm. Everyone who has had any connection to the School will be most welcome.

CAKES GALORE AND HIGH CLASS BRIC-A-BRAC:
Will also be on offer on Saturday September 22. But it's the early shopper who gets the best home-baked goodies and picks up the bargain. The Cake Stall on St. Martin's Green in aid of Church funds runds from 9.30-11am.

TIME FOR A LIE DOWN?
Well probably not, as last time I attended a session they had rocket-ship style chairs. Come along and see anyway on Tuesday September 25 when the Blood and Transplant unit visits Knebworth Village Hall from 1.30-3.30pm and 5-7.45pm. This is your opportunity to join Team Give Blood. Call 0300 123 23 23 for more details or to book an appointment. Or just turn up on the day.

FUNDRAISING BEGINS WITH 'FUN':
The Fundraising Committee for St. Mary's and St. Martin's have raised thousands of pounds for Church funds whilst giving many people a great time. Highlights of their fundraising include Tribute band dances, cake stalls and home-cooked Indian Curry nights. Two of their members are retiring and they would welcome some new blood. If you enjoy organising fundraising events contact Jo Simson on 01438 814166.

PARISH NEWS EDITOR:
Another job opportunity due to retirement is Parish News editing. The team of four editors do it on a rota basis, three copies each per year. If you think you might be interested, contact Rev'd. Jim Pye, jim@jimpye.plus.com 01438 817396 for more details.

Jo Simson


From Jo Simson - 6th September

THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU SOONER:
New arrangements for booking appointments at the Knebworth Surgery are designed to give added flexibility for seeing a Doctor or Nurse. From this week the appointments line (01438 812494) will be open from 8.30am and all the appointments for the day will become available. This replaces the system which required patients to try again at 11.30am. Did you know you can also book appointments online? Contact the surgery to register for Systmonline.

ON YOUR BIKES:
This Saturday September 8 sees the annual Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike'n'Hike. Participating churches get 50% of the sponsorship money raised by their designated riders. Many fascinating Churches which are not normally open will also be opening their doors as the date coincides with Heritage Open Week-end. That includes the nearby delightful Arts and Crafts Church, St. Peter's in Ayot St. Peter's. If you would like to ride (or walk) for one of the Knebworth Churches - or if you would like to sponsor their riders/church sitters - these are the people to contact: St. Mary's and St. Martins Penny Paton, pennyandgeorge@btopenworld.com, tel 01438 313241; St. Thomas More RC Wendy Marley, jomar3@ntlworld.com, tel 01438 226922; Trinity Gill Hughes, hughesgillm@gmail.com, tel 01438 813049.

WIDE-RANGING WI:
Knebworth WI are a lively lot with a wide range of interests. Their summer meeting was a riotous Beetle Drive. Their first autumn meeting will look at a much more serious subject when Canon Dr. Ann Davison speaks to them about the Rôle of Women in Islam. All welcome next Wednesday September 12 at 7.45pm in Trinity Church Hall, Park Lane. The ladies also have outings arranged to such wide-ranging places as Buckingham Palace and the British Schools Museum in Hitchin. Contact Sheila Ives on 01438 235414 for more details.

SCHOOL'S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS:
Did you notice something missing in the Knebworth summer Social Calendar? Knebworth School put back its annual Gala Day to September. So we still have something to look forward to. The Gala Day will form part of the School's Centenary Celebrations on September 22 from 1-5pm. Everyone with a connection to the school during the last 100 year is invited. If you can bring along some memorabilia that would be even better.

Jo Simson


 
 
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