I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep
John 10:11




Saturday 19 October 2013

The talent in our Church, 14 acts enjoyed by all.


Dancing and playing the violin, Eleanor Cleverley.



On Guitar, Matthew Hall and Matthew Tranter.



Action for Children Event Friday 22nd March.

An Easter Flowers Demonstration  with Di Dale and Dawn Pearman in aid of Action For Children on Friday 22nd March. Included in the interval were cheese and biscuits with a glass of wine or fruit juice.







T@3 with Jubilate


Jubilate meet T@3


An eager audience.
















Joseph and Mary visit the Innkeeper.                      Mary and baby Jesus.


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Catherine and Matthew                                  Alison's Solo











Jubilate close the afternoon          David thanks all who took part


Christchurch Craft Circle

Thursday Afternoons 2pm to 4pm

Come and share in the friendship with a cup of tea / coffee

whilst enjoying working on your craft work

                                                                                    Val Doll


Lunchtime Fellowship

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12.15pm for lunch followed by the meeting at 2.00pm

At our October meeting we welcomed Bob James from Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes. He told us about the work involved in sending Shoe Boxes mainly to Eastern European countries. In some areas children are not allowed to go to school unless they have pencils and crayons so we are asking for donations of coloured felt-tipped pens, pencils, colouring pencils and coloured Wax Crayons so that every box destined for one of these areas will have the necessary equipment to allow these children to go to school. Please bring them on 9th November or let us have them before the meeting. If you do not come to Wednesday Fellowship but would like to join us in this collection we will be delighted to include your gift.

Next Meetings

Wed 9th Nov. Christine Ives, Autumn Flower Arrangements

Wed 14th Dec. Christmas Buffet Lunch & Entertainment with The Mid-Morning Stompers

Wed 11th Jan. Cruising in the Scottish Highlands & Islands

We are always glad to welcome new members.

Please let Judy Potts know by the previous Sunday if you are able to join us or ring Judy on 552601


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Musical Evening.

Alison Apperley - Solo Daniel Tuck - Piano

"I don't know how to love him "

"When you believe"

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Mid-morning Stompers:

Frank Godfrey - Piano John Clargo - Guitar

Peter Knowles - Violin John Flemons - Accordion

"When I'm sixty- four" Lennon and McCartney

"You'll never walk alone" Oscar Hammerstein

Music - Richard Rogers

"Love me tender" Elvis Presley & Vera Matson.

"Bless this house" Helen Taylor

Music - May H Brahe

Words for the songs will be on the screen

The Midmorning Stompers, is "A group of friends who meet together to play various musical instruments- simply for pleasure."  A comment from me now: This motley crew usually assemble to lead things like our Barn Dances, and play with enthusiasm, as well as for pleasure.





Daniel Tuck - Piano

"Scenes From an Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel (with singing)

"The Heart Asks Pleasure First" by Michael Nyman

from the movie "The Piano"

Daniel is a self-taught pianist, having been given a keyboard and a “First Book of the Piano” book at the age of 5. He really enjoy playing piano, but I’m sure that – should he ever try to take any exams – he would fail miserable at Grade 1.  Those of us who hear him in playing in worship, might take issue with that statement.  Daniel enjoys a wide range of music, from Beethoven to Muse, Robbie Williams to Morrissey – and anything that he can play on the piano and sing to in tune is always good!, he says.

Wendy Godfrey reflected on this evening thus:

"An audience of over 100 was wonderfully entertained on Saturday, Feb 19th. After a sparkling duet played by teenagers Jenny & Alice Hsu and their solos, Alison Apperley’s beautiful song ‘I don’t know how to love him’, Alice’s violin piece and Hope Kent’s ‘Limbo’ piano solo, Christchurch’s 60 to 80 year olds, the Mid-Morning Stompers scratch band led Old Tyme Community Singing. Fortunately, Jonathan Toovey displayed the words on the screens as well; and in addition he provided a video display of all the performers’ hands for us to see.

After refreshments, Rebecca (on cello) & Jonathan McNaught (piano) played. Jonathan concluded the programme with pieces by Khatchaturian, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn - a brilliant performance, worthy of the Albert Hall. This superb event raised over £640 for AGAPE. Thank you, Jessica & the committee, for arranging it all and to all who performed".