CHURCH SERVICES AT WASPERTON
Details of Services at St John the Baptist Church, Wasperton can be found on the Barford Group of Churches website.
COFFEE STOP :
Coffee Stop is suspended until further notice.
GIFT DAY :
The Churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council would like to thank the villagers and friends who gave so generously to our Gift Day which will help towards keeping our lovely church in good repair.
Malvern Homes has submitted a planning application for five individually designed new dwellings in Wasperton which has been allocated a reference number W/21/1260 and details can be found on Warwick District Council’s web site.
The applicants wish to state that the planning application is categorised as ‘self-build dwellings’ so that the individual plots will be made available for sale with a preference to residents within the area.
The design of the dwellings provides for a traditional architectural style with oak and timber panelling and materials to be in keeping with other dwellings in the Conservation Area.
The proposed dwellings will vary in size and accommodation but each dwelling is to have a generous size plot with the overall area of land proposed for development to be in excess of one acre.
ALLCHURCHES TRUST :
We are delighted to report that Allchurches Trust has awarded a grant of £1000 towards the required repairs to St John the Baptist’s church roof.
PHOTOCARDS AND NOTELETS:
Please do call in and/or phone.
PUBLICATION OF WAR MEMORIAL BOOKLET :
It consists of 24 pages of A5 in black and white including a centre spread showing colour photos taken on the day of the rededication.
Details are given of the two crashes by the River Avon during World War II, the recovery of aircraft parts from the Avon in 1976 and the subsequent construction and dedication of the memorial in 1977. A report is given of the rededication of the memorial on 9th April 2011 .
Copies of the booklet can be obtained from Kath Wright on 01926 624088.
WASPERTON EMAIL DIRECTORY:
At the Wasperton Annual Parish Meeting it was suggested that an email directory for Wasperton might be created to facilitate the speedy distribution of information. The Parish Clerk (a registered Data Controller) would be the custodian, ensuring that no email addresses were released to third parties.
Any resident of Wasperton who wishes to be added to the directory should contact the Parish Clerk, James Johnson.
WASPERTON BOOK SALES :
DIG WASPERTON! :
In a new book, "Wasperton - A Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon Community in Central England", the authors have put this variety of burial practice into a credible sequence, and built up a picture of life at the time. Here there were people who were culturally Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon, pagan and Christian in continuous use of the same graveyard and drawing on a common inheritance. Here we can see the beginnings of England and the people who made it happen - not the kings, warriors and preachers, but the ordinary folk obliged to make their own choices: choices about what nation to build and which religion to follow.
A review in the journal British Archaeology states 'Careful arguments result in the beautifully written story of a community going through massive cultural changes. This is groundbreaking stuff ..''
Click here for full details of this new book.
WASPERTON PUBLICATIONS :