15th May 2022

Hello Everyone

How joyous is the sunshine which is bathing us all in warmth and light this weekend.. even if the lawns and gardens are taking off apace.  We hope you are well and have had a good week.

Nigel and I attended a meeting with the Harlington Help Ukraine support group last week and learned more about their efforts to host Ukrainian refugees. Families are now starting to arrive in Harlington after the lengthy visa application process. If anyone is interested to learn more about the possibility of hosting a refugee or family, please do link with Linda or Nigel and we can organise an information evening to help the process, drawing on Harlington experience.  Some Westoning and Toddington parishioners are interested to support/host and there may be others? It will be helpful to also establish a support network where families (English and Ukraine) can link to help each other so do please get in touch with us if you have any interest to offer support.

This Sunday's services are as follows:

9.30am Holy Communion Service at Chalgrave

9.30am Morning Prayer Service at Tingrith

9.30am Churches Together Christian Aid Service at Harlington

11am Holy Communion Service at Toddington

11am Holy Communion Service with a Baptism, Westoning 

6pm Upper Room Christian Aid Zoom Service.  Access Link: Join Zoom Meeting

Other Services and Events this week:

Monday 16 May

9.30am Morning Prayer, Toddington

1.30pm Jillian Martin Memorial Service, Westoning

Tuesday 17 May

10-12 noon Westcaf Westoning Village Hall

10.30-12 noon Knitting Group, Wilkinson Hall, Toddington

1-3pm Sewing Bee, Westoning Village Hall

Wednesday 18th May

9.30-11am Toddington Church Clean

10am Harlington Morning Service

3.30pm TWIG Time with God, Westoning Village Hall

Thursday

St George's Fellowship 2pm, Wilkinson Hall, Toddington

Friday 20th May

10.30-12.30pm Painting for Pleasure group, Wilkinson Hall, Toddington

1.15-2.45pm Little Stars, Westoning Church

2-4pm Friday Fellowship, Westoning Village Hall 

NB: The Music Hall evening event planned for Toddington has been postponed to later in the year.

Saturday 21st May

Cake Stall on Toddington Green 9.30am

Wedding of Maria and Mark 2pm Harlington Church

Future Dates for your diaries: 

June 11th: Harlington Church Poetry Day - more information to folloe

Platinum Jubilee week-end 2-5 June 

Toddington and Chalgrave 

Thursday 2nd June 

7.30pm:  The Lighting of the Village Beacon by the Royal British Legion, BBQ by Toddington Scouts, and Ukie Tunes Ukulele band, Toddington Green

Friday 3rd June 

10.30am, Toddington Church - Civic Service to give thanks for the Platinum Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1-6pm, Chalgrave Memorial Hall, Village Jubilee Party with live music, pop up tea room, fun and games.

NB: NO Messy Church on Friday 3rd

Saturday 4th June - Entertainment on the Grebe

Sunday 5th June 9.30am Service at Chalgrave Church and 11am Service at Toddington Church, followed by afternoon Village Street parties.

Plus more village planned Jubilee activities.

Looking ahead with more diary dates:

Youth Group, 5.30-7pm Toddington, June 7th and 5th July (older group) and June 14th and 12th July Youth Group (younger group)

Tuesday 14th June: Royal British Legion service on Toddington Green

Wednesday 22nd June, an evening Confirmation Service at Westoning Church.  If you would like to find out more about being confirmed please speak to Nigel or Linda

2-3 July - Open Gardens in Toddington - organised by the Friends of St George's Church

17-18 September - Petal and Purl festival, Toddington Church (as part of 800 years celebrations)

25 September - Harvest Festival Services, Chalgrave and Toddington Churches

Sending you our love and prayers. Enjoy the sunshine!

Linda and Nigel