Christ Church -
the Revd Andrew Hemming, Priest for Redhill; 01761-462582 M: 07584-124198
Firstly, let me clear up some confusion: Several people have asked whether the new Rector will be replacing me. Absolutely not.
Revd David Gent, who I am sure will be writing his own article in this edition of the Journal, holds the senior position over all the
churches in our benefice of Burrington, Butcombe, Redhill and Wrington. I am privileged to hold a particular role as Priest for
Redhill, whilst also acting as assistant to David across the other villages. That just means that I will continue in my role as it was
before Revd Nicholas Maddock retired. The only change, following David’s arrival, is that I should now have a little more time to
devote to Redhill, now the vacancy is over. That said, we look forward to seeing David in Redhill on occasion.
Indeed, David has already sampled some of our famous Redhill hospitality, when he came to our Wine Tasting in Redhill Church
on Friday 8th June. Just over 30 of us enjoyed sampling a range of wines selected for us by Bill Hillis and Malcolm Shorney. The
evening was a great success; the wine, the food and the laughter flowed, and everyone seemed to have a good time. It was a
success; firstly, because we all had fun; secondly, because we raised over £250 for the upkeep of our church; but most importantly,
because a number of people came to see what we are like in Redhill Church. They told me they were made to feel most welcome
and appreciated the fellowship that is held out for all.
If you fancy sampling some of this hospitality there are two more opportuni-ties coming your way. On Saturday 30th June we are
holding a Ploughman’s Lunch in the Village Hall. Tickets can be bought from Hilary Vowles (01934 862778). Then on Saturday
28th July, again at lunchtime, we are holding a Bar-B-Que at Bill Hillis’s house. Tickets for that can be obtained from Bill (01934
Why do we need to raise funds for Redhill Church? We have a few leaks in the roof that need attention and, when the water is no
longer getting in, the wall around the Chancel Arch needs replastering. Not major jobs, but we want to keep our church in good
condition for this and future generations.
With joy at God’s blessings for us all
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Every 4th Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm Coffee’n’Company A pop-up café providing an opportunity to catch up with
friends and meet new ones over coffee and cake
Every 4th Sunday 4pm-5pm Storytime A time to explore Bible stories for primary aged children and their families
Alternate Thursdays 2pm-3.30pm The Tot Spot Come and have some fun with other young parents and their toddlers
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Singing for Fun Our next Singing For Fun session will be held at Christ Church, Redhill, on Tuesday 17 July starting at 7pm.
These sessions are sponsored by Redhill WI and open to anyone who enjoys singing.No singing or musical ability is required just
come and enjoy the fun with good company and some refreshments to wet your whistle at a suitable half way point.
We look forward to seeing you.
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Redhill WI - Liz Shorney
Reminder: We are holding our Summertime Cream Tea on Saturday, 21st July 2018 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Redhill Village Hall.
Come along and enjoy delicious homemade scones and cakes whilst being entertained by Steve Price and Pete, our very popular
local musicians. For information on tickets please visit our Facebook Page or the Village Website over the coming weeks.