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St George’s News - Waterlooville’s Parish Magazine

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Autumn 2017 issue

News from the Pews

Bowls at Cowplain, Friday 4th August

George’s Men, the Tweenies and in fact anyone from St George’s who fancied their hand - or arm - at bowling were invited to a “Taster Session” at Cowplain Bowls Club.

We were divided into groups, with an expert to guide us.

The first job was to find us a set of bowls that were the right size - mine were “O” (which proved to be a good number for me!)

Instructions were then given - how to hold the bowl and surprisingly (at least to me) not to aim it at the little white ball (the Jack) at the far end of the green but someway to the right of it.

This proved to be a very difficult “learning curve” - literally.

David Palmer was in charge of our group and was amazingly patient with our efforts.

After several attempts I had not improved noticeably and regretfully decided I was not destined to be a bowls player.

We finally adjourned to the Club House for fish / pie / sausage and chips with tea and coffee. It was a very interesting and enjoyable evening.

Coffee morning, 2nd September

On a warm sunny Saturday morning we met in Margaret (Deal’s) garden for a coffee morning, with lots of delicious home made cakes plus mugs of tea and coffee.

Inside, a table was full of interesting Bring & Buy items - I bought a tall, very patriotic, biscuit tin, which besides being full of lovely choc-chip cookies also plays “Land of Hope and Glory”. The biscuits have all been eaten - but the music still plays on!

A total of £140 was raised for Church funds.

Friday coffee mornings

The Friday coffee morning has moved! From the Hall into the Church itself, due to a new weekly hall booking.

After much discussion our serving area has found a home by the statue of St George and new square folding tables have been purchased specially, to be used with the red chairs already stored in the church, with check cotton table cloths completing the transformation.

We hope that our regular customers and many new ones will find our cafe a bright and friendly place to meet for coffee / tea / hot choc and slices of home made St George’s Market cake.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 29th September, the coffee morning in Church was in aid of Macmillan Nurses, and in memory of Anne Willoughby, who died earlier this year and was one of the founder organisers of the Macmillan Coffee Morning at St George’s many years ago. The event was very well supported, and raised £212 on the day, which should increase as further donations come in.

Janet Johnson