Collett Festival Success

 

Collett Festival on June 9th was blessed with fine weather and some willing helpers.  Though not ‘sold out’ the Giant Tombola, together with book sales raised an amazing £465.  Thanks to some generous donations, this has since been topped up to £500!  Huge thanks to all concerned.

 

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Gorden Pratten RIP 1925 – 2018

 

Parishioner Gordon Pratten passed away on 14th March 2018.  He was a very active member of the parish for many years.  His involvement included being a reader and both serving on the altar and training young altar servers.

On Friday 3rd Februry last year, at the age of 92, he received France’s highest military honour. Together with three other war veterans, he was awarded the Légion d’honneur from French consulate Josette Lebrat at a ceremony in the Guildhall, Bath. Seven of his fellow parishioners along with his family were there to congratulate him.

Gordon was on Juno beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer on June 6th 1944, carrying out his duties as a Royal Engineer. He still remembers the beach landings and described the experience as ‘quite frightening’. Gordon’s job on D-Day was to drive a bulldozer; pushing landing craft back out to sea in order to collect more tanks and vehicles to bring ashore. To his alarm on the journey to France he discovered his bulldozer wasn’t waterproof but was reassured by an officer he would not need to drive into deep water. However on the beach in the heat of action, Gordon received different orders. An officer ordered him to pull a lorry out of a hole – blown in the ground by a mine – which had been submerged quickly in water. Gordon tried explaining his vehicle wasn’t waterproofed but the officer was determined. Gordon said “There was no use arguing with him and he was trying to do right thing. But instead of having one lorry in the hole you ended up with a bulldozer and a lorry! It’s just unfortunate this officer picked the wrong bulldozer.”

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St Peter’s Lifeline Talk

ST PETER’S LIFELINE TALK

Fourteen people attended a most informative and entertaining talk about the work of St Peter’s Lifeline last Monday evening.  David Baldwin from Glastonbury, who is personally involved in the project in Kenya, sends his heartfelt thanks for the generosity of those who attended, donating a whopping £247.60.  This will go towards the primary school lunchtime feeding scheme feeding 17 hungry tums and hungry minds for the next 205 school days.  The number of Prayer Warriors was also increased, and there are thoughts for some follow-on actions.  Thank you everyone.

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Lent Lunches

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Lent Lunches in the parish room.  The two lunches raised a total of £129.50 which will be divided between St Michael’s and Christians Together.

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St Michael’s Welcomes Father Bede

Having bid farewell to Fr James Finan, parish priest at St Michael’s since 2012, we welcomed Fr Bede Rowe as he celebrated Mass for us for the first time on 17th September 2017.  He was formally inducted as Parish Priest of St Michael’s and St Mary’s, Glastonbury at a lovely service at St Mary’s on Wednesday 4th October.  

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Christmas Crib

 

This years Crib Offering will be sent to the Good Counsel network; a charity which helps, in a practical way, mothers who have been abandoned because of their decision to keep their child.

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Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, St Michael’s honoured the War Dead by laying a poppy wreath at the Cenotaph in Shepton Mallet.

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Great Day at Evercreech Village Show

Many thanks to Charles and Scott for running our Tombola stall at the Village Show in Evercreech on September 2nd. It was a brilliant day and they sold out quickly, raising valuable funds for the parish.

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