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OXFORDSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST      ride and stride       

   Ride and Stride —– Saturday, 9th. September 2017

The annual sponsored Ride and Stride will take place on Saturday, 9th. September between 10a.m. and 6p.m.
There is a wedding in Bodicote Church at 12noon, which means that cyclists and walkers will be directed to Church House for refreshments and to have their sponsorship forms signed. Many thanks to the Church members who have volunteered to act as Welcomers.
From 2p.m. until 6p.m. the Church will be open as usual.
Claire Hamblett will be leading the Church Cycle Group and can be contacted on 07737075178   if you would like to join her.
We still need sponsorship for the Church Cycle Group. Please sign the sponsorship form in Church, or speak to Marjorie Davies, if you would like to support our cyclists by sponsoring them.
Half of the monies raised will come to Bodicote Church. The OHCT will use all monies received to give grants to Churches needing financial help with repairs and restoration work.  Bodicote Church has received such grants in the past, and we have been promised help towards the cost of repairs to the East Window when completed.

Marjorie Davies

 

 

Bodicote Church/ Bishop Loveday School 50th Birthday Bonanza

This took place at the school on Friday 16th June during a beautifully warm evening. The fete was opened by Jo Morgan, the longest serving current member of staff, together with the youngest and oldest pupils of the school. There were all the usual stalls, including 60s themed class stalls and entertainment during the event was provided by Sharon Green Dance Academy, the School Choir and Bodicote Youth Drama Group, together with a karate and Djembe drumming demonstrations. The Bodicote Archives Group provided an exhibition of the school’s 50 years, which was well attended throughout the evening.

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Opening ceremony with the Mayor of Banbury, Jo Morgan and oldest and youngest school pupils.

 

 

Fete cake

50th birthday cake kindly provided by Samantha Schoenrock

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibition arranged by Bodicote Archive Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter coffee morning and family crafts

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Some of our visitors browsing the stalls

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A dad enjoying a collage activity with his children

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Some of the children enjoying making chocolate nests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Bingo 4th February 2017

Everyone enjoyed a fun afternoon of bingo with their family and friends, shared some tasty cakes and some were lucky enough to win some of the fabulous prizes. We raised just over £240 too!

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Church Bazaar 19th November 2016

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Some of our stall helpers at our recent bazaar. The afternoon was well supported and we raised £1,093.63 for church funds. Thank you to all who helped  or attended on the day. Our raffle winners were:

Ist prize – hamper – Neil Haynes
2nd – tiger encounter at Heythrop Park – Suzanne Briggs
3rd – family sunglasses, kindly donated by Drays Eyecare- P.Brooks
4th – family photo shoot, kindly donated by Alexandra Tandy Photography, who also provided the above images – C. Henshaw

There is a list of all the other winners in church.
The bid for the Amazon Fire tablet reached £40.01.

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A Night at the Races 15th October 2016

A very enjoyable evening was had by all. 8 races were screened at random, with a chance to take part in the tote to choose the winning horse. We raised in excess of £825 for church funds. A huge thank you to our race sponsors – Humphris Funerals, M. Mumford Electrical, Taylor Wimpey and The Plough. Also to those who kindly donated raffle prizes – Alexandra Tandy Photography, Beauty at Bodicote Hair,  Bodicote Flyover Farm Shop, Crofts, Morrisons, Q Fish Chatsworth, Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse and Warwick Racecourse. The winner of our sweepstake was Bob Campbell who chose the winning horse, Olympic Glory.

Harvest activities October 2016

Our uniformed organisations were invited to share in craft activities before our combined Harvest service, while their parents and other members of the congregation enjoyed tucking in to bacon rolls! Looks like one of the children in particular enjoyed her rocky road after the service!

 

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Concert by Banbury String Players on 1st October

A very enjoyable evening with a varied programme of music. Just over £425 was raised for church funds too!

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A glorious afternoon in Annette and David’s beautiful garden sipping tea and enjoying delicious cream scones. Many thanks to everyone involved. We raised a considerable sum of money having a fabulous time.

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a sunny afternoon

 

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