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CONSERVATION AND REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

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The church will be closed from 1st June until just before Easter next year. For more information Click here or on the button at the left of this page.

PROGRESSIVE SUPPER

As usual this was greatly enjoyed by all 'progressers', thanks to Jeanette's expert organisation. Many thanks to all the hosts who provided the three courses and the concluding cheese and coffee. And the event raised £1040 for the life and work of the church - fantastic!

OPEN DAY

More than 70 people visited St.Mary's on the Open Day to learn about the Conservation & Refurbishment project, to donate and "buy" parts of the materials required - stone flags for the south porch floor were very popular - and, of course, to enjoy the cream teas. Together with donations made at the May Festival stall, £2,200 was raised for the project. Well done everybody!

MAY FESTIVAL

Our stand at the May Festival proved very popular with free muffins on offer. Much interest was also raised in the Conservation & Refurbishment project and the forthcoming concert by the Ohio Universtiy Choral Scholars. Many thanks to those who supplied muffins and manned the stall.

CONCERT BY THE OHIO UNIVERSITY CHORAL SCHOLARS

About 100 people filled the church on Saturday 16th May to hear an extremely enjoyable concert by the newly formed choir from Ohio University. From the start, when the choir surrounded the audience to sing the Gregorian chant Ave Verum Corpus,

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we were treated to a wonderful variety of ancient and modern music sung with enthusiasm, accuracy and musicality. St.Mary's has an excellent acoustic, and the choir used it to their advantage, moving around from the chancel step to the choir stalls in the chancel and back to the nave again, placing each piece of music in an appropriate context. Their final rousing rendition of Hall Johnson's 'Ain't got time to die' was reprised as an encore by universal demand.

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Thank you Daniel J Hall and your talented Scholars for a great evening! and to all who helped with the organisation and refreshments.You helped us to raise a further £550 towards our Conservation and Refurbishment project.

[All the photographs of the concert are copyright©Kevin Poile to whom many thanks for his permission for us to use them].

ARTWEEKS

The Chalgrove Artist's exhibition is now available for all to visit - see times below. Make sure you don't miss it!

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Future Events


Shared Life Activities in 2015

Saturday 16th May to Monday 25th May (not open 19th May)

CHALGROVE ARTWEEKS

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12noon to 6pm daily except 19th May

Original artwork by Janet Dunkley, Gordon Smith, Christine Pulker and Jim Robinson

JUNE

Monday 1st June
CHURCH CLOSES FOR START OF CONSERVATION AND REFURBISHMENT WORK

Please see the Project pages for more information
Sunday 14th June

FRIENDS STRAWBERRY TEA

Sunday 21st June

THE MANOR GARDEN OPEN

JULY

Sunday 5th July

THE GRANGE GARDEN OPEN

Sunday 26th July

VICARAGE TEA PARTY

OCTOBER

Saturday 10th October
OLDE TYME MUSIC HALL SUPPER



DECEMBER

ST.NICHOLAS FAYRE





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