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Lead Theft

Just as we were going to press, news came through that thieves had stolen led from the church roof in Fenny Compton. The severe rain the following morning threatened the interior of the church but the roof was quickly covered.
Fenny Compton is not the only church in the area to have suffered this despicable act. Many in this district and in South Northamptonshire have suffered equally.
Insurance will cover some of the expense of replacement but probably not all of the costs. Insurers of churches are finding theft of lead an increasing problem and premiums will, no doubt, be rising further.
The Church, our oldest building, belongs to us all and it will need our help to cover these costs. If you have any inventive ideas to raise funds please contact The Chronicle comptonchronicle@yahoo.co.uk or the churchwardens, contact details in The Directory on the back page.

Rural Cinema

This month's film will be Fisherman's Friends on Saturday 13th July at at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm. Please email cinema@fcvh.org.uk or text 07850 630 401 if you would like to reserve seats. The normal ticket price is still just £3. We will be taking a break in August and look forward to your support again on 14th September..

Please note that the trial period has ended and we will no longer be offering an early show. You may like to answer a short questionnaire about the cinema and any changes that you would like to see. See Nextdoor or download from bit.ly/fcvhcinema and return tosec@fcvh.org.uk. See fcvhevents.blogspot.co.uk for full details.

Fenny In Flower

By the time you read this the bunting will the down, the garden signs packed away and the crumbs swept from the Village Hall floor. Was it only two weeks ago?! It is too early yet to know the grand total from the weekend, so this is just a short note to say a huge thank you to absolutely everyone and anyone who was involved in any way. More to follow in the September issue of The Chronicle.

Fenny Compton Church

Singing Sunday: 5pm on the first Sunday of each month at the Methodist Church until further notice. Learn new songs and hymns, you choose the songs & hymns. Join the choir - adult and children - at 4pm for choir practice.

Take a Spiritual Journey: Do you have faith in God? Are you spiritual? We invite you to come take a sacred journey of spiritual exploration. The spiritual life is all about paying attention. The Spirit of God is always speaking to us, but we need to slow down, stop, and give more than lip service to what God is saying. We need to get off autopilot and take time to look and listen with the eyes and ears of the heart. We need to stop and give ourselves time to do this.
Jesus said ‘Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you will recover your life. I will show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I will not lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you will learn to live freely and lightly' Matthew 11: 28-30
To be held on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chapel of Ease, Northend for 5 weeks from 12th March to 9th April. We will explore ways to encounter God through various spiritual disciplines. For more information contact Rev'd Nicki.

Fenny Compton Methodist Church

Coffee Mornings: Coffee Mornings are held each Friday 10:15am-12noon with lots of fun upstairs for Mums and Toddlers. We would be pleased to see you at our Church services or Coffee Mornings - there is always a great welcome at the Chapel.

Service : Weekly on Sundays at 10:30am

News from Fenny Compton Chapel. Our services continue as usual each Sunday at 10:30am and on the third Sunday the Anglicans mostly join us. On 9th June, we as a congregation were able to participate in the service celebrating Pentecost at St. Peter & St. Clare with coffee and cakes after. This was a thank-you to Fenny Methodists for hosting Anglican services throughout the winter
We as a Circuit will be welcoming Stratford-on-Avon, Bidford, Welford, Evesham, and Henley-in-Arden Churches in September and, to encourage fellowship, our Minister Reverend Peter Powers has arranged inter Church walks during June and July. Keith Hicks led a walk on 9th June with a short service at Fenny Compton. About eighteen people walked through fields to Knightcote Chapel, where we were welcomed with tea and cakes by steward Tony Charles.
Coffee mornings continue every Friday morning, please join us for this or worship on a Sunday.

Dassett Country Show

The Dassett Country Show is just a month away on Saturday 3rd August. Planning for the show continues and more detail will be published on our Facebook page (@The DassettCountryShow and in our programme which will be available nearer the time.

We will be running our ‘Best in Show' competition once again and are grateful to Fenny Compton WI who will be judging it for us. Although the number of entries has increased year on year, it would be lovely to have even more items. There are plenty of categories to choose from, whether you are a cook or a crafter! Categories include best cake, best sweet preserve, best homegrown produce display and, for the children, best decorated egg, best vegetable animal and best set of decorated biscuits. Full details will be on the Facebook page, in the programme, and on posters in the area.

And, as ever, offers of help, either in the run up to the event, or on the day itself are always welcome. In particular, cakes for the tea tent, and help on our stalls, including the tea tent, would be very welcome. Contact details - Michelle Gill 690 987 or chairman@thedassettcountryshow.co.uk

Messy Church

No current update.

Coffee Morning

Peter and Sylvia Hughes would like to thank everyone who came to the Coffee Morning at The Fold on 16th March. A fantastic £730 was raised in aid of the church roof fund.

Just a Bite

The Just a Bite lunch will be on Monday 29th July from 12noon to 1:30pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall in aid of Church Funds. A light lunch of homemade soup roll and cheese costs £3.50, with tea, coffee, and home-made cakes also available. There is no Just a Bite lunch in August.

The Dassett CofE Primary School

Movie Night: The Friends of the Dassett School are holding a movie night for school goers on Friday 5th April. Please bring your children along to support the school, and for a fun evening at the movies.
New Headteacher: Suzanne Corry has been appointed headteacher.

The Village Violin School

Twenty-four violinists/viola players from Village Violin School travelled all the way to The Kingsley School, Leamington on 15th June to compete in the Leamington Spa Competitive Festival classes.

The Beginners, The Improvers and a combined Improvers/Seniors group played in the Under 13 Class and their excellent performances gained many compliments from the adjudicator. The Improvers were awarded The Twentyman Trophy, winning the class for their performance of ‘Pirate Pieces of Ten' played by Natalie, Alice, Emily H, Zoe, Lydia, Una, Marcus, Maisy, Dan and Mila (violas). The Beginners - Marcus, Daisy, Margot, Riley, Lydia, Maisy, Freida, Amy, Georgina and Harry - playing ‘Apples Strictly Twinkling Down' were awarded joint Second Place with the Improvers/Seniors - Laura, Emily, Dan, Anna, Olivia, Natalie, Alice, Charlie, Mila, Lydia, Emily H, Zoe, Una and Marcus, Amy, cello - playing ‘Classic Bits and Pieces'. In the Under 18 Class the Seniors - Dan, Anna, Alice, Laura, Emily R, Mila, Burcin, Charlie, Olivia and Amy, cello - played Pachelbel's Canon. These players excelled themselves and we were delighted by their outstanding performance, as was the whole audience.

Laura, Emily, Anna and Olivia played Telemann's Adagio and Allegro for Four Violins fighting off highly competent opposition in a large class of small groups to win the 13 years and under class and The Simon Richards Award. This was presented by Anita Richards in memory of her son, Simon, who was a keen young violinist who died aged 12 in 2015. We are honoured to be the first recipients of this award and the hard work and gorgeous playing of the quartet made the award a well-deserved one.

The final class of the day was a superb performance of French Folk Song by Alice, Natalie, Mila and Amy, well done for superb sound, counting and ensemble! This was rounded off with a Polka, which included a few thrills and spills, played by Dan, Charlie, Chandima and Amy.
What a wonderful day of truly top quality violin/viola/cello playing to bring the year's performances, practising and learning together nearly to a close. Thank you to everyone involved.

Players from Village Violin School played on Sunday 23rd June in the Village Hall as part of the Fenny Compton Flower Festival and Open Gardens.

Please contact Veronique Materasso if you would like to know more on 07899 927 642.

Tots and Toddlers

This half of the term at Tots and Toddlers in Fenny Compton Village Hall is an exciting and busy one. Easter and Spring time will soon be upon us, so join in the preparations as we make bird feeders, Easter crafts and complete other Spring time activities. We have lots of toys, activities, yummy snacks and a great supply of tea, coffee and cake for the adults. We meet every Wednesday at Fenny Compton Village Hall 9:45am-11:45am. Come along and join in the fun. £2 entry and 50p for each additional child. Contact details in The Directory. all Jodie on 07880 435 648 or Ali on 07884 444 981 for more details.


Can we say a very big thank you to everyone involved in making our small change mile and fun day a huge success. We received coins from all over the country and, together with the fun day, we made £1,500, which is 1.3 miles. So, thank you to everyone who donated coins, all the people who turned out and spent money at the fun day, and all the helpers who made it possible. We hope you all had a great time. It was lovely to see so many people turning up to support us, it is very much appreciated. The money will be spent on improving our outdoor area.

We have been busy making junk models, Father's Day cards and gifts, and watching our sunflower grow. The children starting school in September have had their taster sessions in school.

We would like to wish the children and their families good luck on the next step on their learning journey.

Finally, if you have not registered your child with us yet, please feel free to pop in and collect a form or call us and we can post one to you. We finish for the summer on 19th July and return in early September, we look forward to seeing you.

Avon Dassett Gardening Club

The Club's next meeting is the annual ‘American Supper' at 6:30pm on Tuesday 16th July. This year it is being held in the garden of ‘Sinclair', Avon Das-sett by kind invitation of Debbie Watts. Bring along a plate of food and join us for a pleasant social evening.
Our August meeting is a visit to Bridge Nursery, Napton, CV47 8HX at 6:30pm. £8.50. There will be a talk and refreshments and plants for sale. Afterwards, join us for a drink or meal at The Kings Head CV47 8NG.
If you are interested in joining us, you will be most welcome. Please contact Gill Lewis - 690 643

Over 60s

In June to celebrate the Club's 53rd Birthday, our members enjoyed a lovely carvery lunch at The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham Near Chipping Norton.

The next meeting will be held in Fenny Compton Village Hall on Tuesday 9th July at 2:30pm. when there will be musical entertainment. Please come along and join us for afternoon tea, you will be made most welcome.There will be no meeting in August.

Fenny Compton & District WI

At our June meeting, Jackie Franklin showed us how to make a beautiful Floral Crown. We then divided into pairs and had a go ourselves. It was great fun and we made some pretty impressive crowns! Also in June we had an afternoon trip to the Marton Bygones Museum, Marton CV23 9SA. Friends and partners were included on the trip which finished with tea and cake.

Our July meeting on Wednesday 10th July will be a talk by Trevor Langley on ‘If Warwick Walls could Talk'.

The WI will be providing refreshments at the Vintage Park-Up Fenny Compton on the weekend of 13th/14th July. Hope to see you there.
August is usually a fairly quiet month when, instead of a formal meeting, we invite friends and partners to a Bring and Share Supper held in a member's garden. Hope we get some sun by then!

Some of us will be judging the Produce and Craft at the Dassett Country Show on 3rd August, which is always an enjoyable event.
Date for your Diaries: Friday 20th September - Afternoon Tea in Fenny Compton Village Hall. 3pm-4:30pm.

We welcome visitors to all our meetings. We make a small charge of £5 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
Editors note: See.the website martonmuseum.co.uk for more information on this quirky delightful museum which is well worth a visit.

Fenny Compton Scout Group

A reminder that our Jamboree participants are organising the next Big Breakfast on Saturday 11th May. Breakfast will be served from 9am-11:30am. £5 for adults and £3 for children.

The Compton Chronicle

Georgina Runnicles has moved on to pastures new. We wish her well and thank her for all the work she has done for The Chronicle over many years. We welcome to the team Jason Wise and Michele Gill who will be working on the Diary and Club News.
It would be helpful if articles and news of clubs and societies could be sent in by the 12th of the month. As I am sure you appreciate, it takes some time to pull the magazine together and any delay in sending in copy makes this more difficult. The printer also needs sufficient time to produce the magazine.
February sees both Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year which will be celebrated in grand style in Birmingham. This year is the Year of the Pig and on the Children's Pages there is an explanation the characteristics and good traits of those born in the Year of the Pig.

The Village Hall

Village Hall Sign: The Village Hall needs to be more visible and the trustees are running a competition for the most innovative and striking design for a new sign at the front of the building. Please consider the practicalities and likely cost of your idea along with the other requirements. Note that this is not an art competition, ideas are wanted that can be implemented to improve the image of the Hall. There will be a small prize and a big "Thank you" for the idea chosen so please get thinking and send in your ideas by Thursday 28th February. You can submit by email to sec@fcvh.org.uk or through the letterbox at the front of the Hall.

Easy Fundraising: Another way to support the Hall is Easyfundraising. This gives the Hall a small payment whenever you shop online at certain retailers. There is no cost to you and there is even a browser add-on to remind you when the option is available. Just go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and search for Fenny Compton Village Hall. Thank you.

Dassett Men's Club

Our June meeting at The Yew Tree was well attended. The summer social meetings have become a popular addition to our programme. Our next event is a visit to the Triumph Motorcycle Factory on Wednesday 17th July. Meeting at The Merrie Lion for tea/coffee at 10:30am. Leave for the factory at 11am. The tour is at 12:30pm and will cost £18. If you would like to join the tour, please contact Mike Forbes 690 900 in advance as the tour is pre-booked.

Our next social is at the Yew Tree on Wednesday 7th August.

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