Christ Church -
the Revd Andrew Hemming, Priest for Redhill; 01761-462582 M: 07584-124198
Redhill Church has an informal friendly atmosphere that helps us to cope with the surprises inevitable with a small country church.
Sometimes there is no organist, so we improvise with Karaoke hymn tunes played from an iPad through the PA, which allows us to
be inventive over other music in the ser-vice. Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen and Stuart Townend have all made ap-pearances.
What I am trying to say is that Redhill church is not set in its ways, but open to other ways of ‘being church’. This is important,
because it is not a church just for those who attend each Sunday, but for the whole community. When the village wants to mark an
occasion, it is important that the service is of a form that is meaningful to all. Just over the horizon are two such occasions; Harvest
and Remembrance Sunday.
For Harvest this year we are proposing an open-air family service on the playing field, weather permitting. This will be on 30th
September starting at 11am. People are invited to bring harvest produce. This food will be taken to a homeless drop-in centre in
Weston-super-Mare, which uses it to feed those who depend upon it. In the short service we will have all the favourite harvest
hymns, so come in good voice. Afterwards, we are hoping the Club will be open to ease dry throats and we will try to provide some
refreshments as a pre-lunch appetizer. Do look out for posters around the village.
Remembrance is to be very special this year, as it is on the 100th anniversary of Armistice. The service, on Sunday 11th November
will be in church, where our War Memorial is mounted on the wall. We start at 10:50am, so as to time the 2 Minute Silence with
that of the nation at 11am. Whilst this will neces-sarily be a sombre occasion, we want to make it a thanksgiving for the Redhillians
who gave their lives in World War One. We will also be giving thanks that no Redhillians died (to my knowledge) in World War Two.
This service will be based on the British Legion template for this special year, though we are also keen to introduce some local
Please will you let me know if you have any information you are happy for me to share publicly on any of the five fallen of WW1:
Percy William Jackson
Again, we are keen that the village feels that this service marks the occasion as you would wish it. Please TEXT any
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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 18 September starting at
7pm. Some of the songs have proved to be 'challenging' so over the holiday we have been making some changes and additions.
As we are sponsored by Redhill WI we always start with Jerusalem with great enthusiasm. Amongst the popular songs last time
was Hi Ho Silver Lining, plus the actions, which showed our age but was great fun
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Redhill WI - Liz Shorney
Again, we’ve had a busy couple of months. At our June meeting we wel-comed Sarah Harris who gave a talk on Windmills and
Windmillers in Som-erset. Many of us who have lived in North Somerset or Bristol for most, if not all, of our lives had not realised
the origins and number of windmills in the region. In her talk she included fascinating photographs of local windmills, which gave
us an insight into the lives of previous generations. As a result there will probably be several members going on windmill finding
quests whilst on their travels this summer.
Our last meeting of the summer, held in July, was a presentation by Jon Yabsley from the RNLI. What an excellent talk it was! Full
of humour and what a skilled story-teller he proved to be – he brought home to us the tre-mendous dedication, self-sacrifice and
skill of the men and women of life-boat crews. What is even more incredible is that the charity relies totally on public fundraising.
There is no government funding for the organisation. Even more incredible than that are the emergencies which the crews have to
deal with – including people who get too close to heavy seas, people who drive cars onto beaches with soft sand or mud, people
who go walking out to sea at low tide at Weston-super-Mare!
On 21st July we held our Summertime Cream Tea with entertainment by Steve Price & The Silver Foxes. We all had a fantastic
time which included a complimentary glass of ‘bubbles’! Thank you to everyone in the area who supported this event and enabled
it to be such a success. The weather was excellent and of course the scones and cakes were, as usual, legendary and delicious.
At the point of writing we are about to have our summer outing to Minehead to include a trip on a steam train and a cream tea and
we are looking for-ward to a continuation of the glorious weather we are currently enjoying.Our first meeting of the autumn will be
on 11th September when Elsa Crawford will be giving a talk on Katie Morag and the Etsy Adventure; a tale of acci-dental
enterprise. Do come along and join us in the Village Hall at 7.30pm-You will be made most welcome.