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CHURCH SERVICES AT WASPERTON,
DECEMBER 2014

     
     

7th

The Second Sunday of Advent

   
       

6:00pm

Evensong

BCP

 

     

14th

The Third Sunday of Advent

   
       

8:00am

Holy Communion

 

 

     

21st

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

   
       

6:00pm

Carol Service

 

     

25th

Christmas Day

   
       

9:30am

Holy Communion

BCP

 

     

 

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WASPERTON NOTES :

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS & DECORATIONS :

Decoration of the church for Christmas is planned for the 20 December from 10.00 am. Please come along and help!

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CAROL SERVICE :

We would love you to join us for our Carol Service with the Damian Singers at 6.00 pm on the 21 December with wine and nibbles afterwards.

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ART GROUP :

The Art Group would like to invite all Wasperton Residents for pre-Christmas merrymaking, at the Village Hall, Tuesday 16 December at 7.30 pm. There will be a finger buffet, wine and an opportunity to view the efforts of members.

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LEST WE FORGET - WASPERTON REMEMBRANCE SERVICE :

Many thanks to Jim Gilligan for all his hard work in preparation for a very moving Remembrance Service and special thanks to the young trumpeter for his excellent sounding of the “Last Post and Reveille”.

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PHOTOCARDS AND NOTELETS:

If you ever need a card in a hurry, one with a special greeting or just a supply of notelets, my whole range is on display at DOVECOTE WASPERTON – the last bungalow on the right. You are welcome to look with no obligation to buy but remember all proceeds go to our village hall and church.

Please do call in and/or phone.
SYLVIA FENWICK 01926 624 401

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PUBLICATION OF WAR MEMORIAL BOOKLET :

A commemorative booklet on the rededication of the war memorial in Wasperton has now been published and is available at £1 per copy.

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.

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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

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WASPERTON BOOK SALES :

In response to our request last month for people to donate books, we have now received a new supply. Please continue to support this scheme by buying the books (only 50p each) and continuing to donate any spare ones you have. We are grateful to those of you who have already made donations of books.

Many thanks,
John & Kath

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DIG WASPERTON! :

For decades scholars have puzzled over the true story of settlement in Britain between the fifth and eight centuries. Did the Romans leave? Did the Anglo-Saxons invade? What happened to the British? New light on these questions comes unexpectedly from Wasperton, where archaeologists had the good fortune to excavate a complete cemetery and its prehistoric setting in the 1980's.

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.

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WASPERTON PUBLICATIONS :

Two publications have been produced within the last few years, showing the history and development of the Parish of Wasperton:

Wasperton Chronicle is a 143 page hard back book, measuring 21.5 x 30 cm, published privately by Victor Oubridge.

Victor was a resident of Wasperton from 1948 until 2001 during which time he researched the history of the village from the period of the Domesday Book until the Second World War. A brief epilogue was later added which brings the history up to 1999. The work includes the development of farms within the Parish and the development of Wasperton village. A series of maps, the earliest dating from 1686, photographs, and pictures further enhance this interesting and informative book.

Wasperton Only is a 35 page booklet measuring 20.8 x 29.6 cm, published by Wasperton residents in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium. The idea was to produce a record of life in Wasperton at the turn of the century, such as information on population statistics, where people work and shop, religious and social life and leisure activities. Also included are details of St John the Baptist Church and other buildings in the village, a brief history of Wasperton, details of archaeological finds, a map of the Parish footpaths, lists of flora and fauna identified in the Parish, as well as photographs and other illustrations.

These publications are priced as follows:

Wasperton Chronicle is unfortunately now out of print and there is unlikely to be another print run. However, copies are available in Warwick Library, telephone 01926 412189.

Wasperton Only is available for purchase at 4.00 to include postage and packing

If you are interested in purchasing "Wasperton Only", please send a cheque for £4.00 per copy payable to St John the Baptist Wasperton to Mrs K Wright, 8 Farriers Court, Wasperton, Warwick CV35 8EB. For further information please telephone 01926 624088.

Proceeds from Wasperton Only will be given to help maintain Wasperton village hall. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like further information, please use the "Contact us" link above.

Please note that we cannot take responsibility for items which go astray in the post. Please contact us on the website if you would like some form of postal insurance. There will be an additional charge for this.

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