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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 Stan & Ollie on Saturday 20th April 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. By joining our email list you have an opportunity to suggest and vote for your preferred films.
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

Gardeners' Question Time: This year the Fenny in Flower Open Gardens will start to flower on Friday 21st June with our own version of Gardeners' Question Time in the Village Hall at 7pm. We have a panel of professional gardeners to answer your questions, so if you have an untameable weedy patch, or perhaps rotten roses now will be your chance to get guidance and advice. Tickets will be £5 on the door. There will also be a bar and raffle.
Village Show: The new Village Show will be on Saturday 22nd June in The Barn at Contone House. There will be competition classes for adults and children, and full details will be announced in the next edition of The Chronicle.
Hanging Baskets: Any green-fingered residents who fancy making a hanging basket to decorate their own frontage or to place around the village, please do start now. The more baskets the merrier. And we do not just mean a basket of flowers - any design or idea will be welcome. Make your hanging basket look like a football, or a planet, or the sea! Anything goes! This would be the perfect opportunity for junior gardeners to show their talents.
Bee Trail: During the open gardens there will be a Bee Trail for children, with a lucky dip prize for every completed trail. Full details at the time of buying your Open Gardens ticket.
Bunting Update: So far volunteers have made over 2,000 bunting pennants. We have just over another 1,500 to stitch together. If anyone has a sewing machine and would like to lend a hand, please contact Caroline Fielder on 770 429 and she will provide template and fabric.

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

We extend an invitation to all, including children, to join us for our first Easter Carol Service, with time for reflection and a 'catch up' with friends during the refreshments served after the service. The Service will be held on Sunday 28th April at 10:30am. The service will be taken by Margaret Clarke, who is a local preacher, and who wrote some of these Carols herself. Please do come along to what will be a very enjoyable and innovative service.

Dassett Country Show

Our Show will take place on Saturday 3rd August. This year we will be supporting the Pam Britton Trust for Dementia, a charity which supports those living with dementia in South Warwickshire, and the Banbury and District Samaritans, as well as local groups and projects. Planning is underway and we hope to have an exciting Main Ring and plenty of exhibitors selling home-made items. We will also have our ‘Best in Show' competition, with categories for both adults and children, including best cake, preserve, produce display, or knitted item. Please do consider entering; it would be lovely to increase the number of entries this year.
Our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheDassettCountryShow will have regular updates on activities, exhibitors and a full list of Best in Show categories, so please have a look. Or, for more information, please contact Michele Gill on 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

Just a Bite will be on Monday 29th April from 12 noon until 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 homemade cakes also available. Everyone welcome.

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

The Village Violin School runs weekly in Fenny Compton Village Hall on Tuesday afternoons. All three Groups continued to make excellent progress last half term culminating in concerts for parents and friends in February. You can see our performances online at villageviolinschool.weebly.com, thanks to Sarah Grant who takes care of the web page. All ages are welcome to join the Violin School. 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.


Following last month's entry, we are pleased to now tell you the results of our Ofsted Inspection. We have been rated as Good in all areas. The Inspector spent the day with us and spoke to Staff, parents and children. We are pleased with the result, our staff are committed to providing a happy, stimulating, and safe place for the children to come and learn through play, and this is reflected in the report. You can read the full report on the Ofsted website.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Easter egg hunt. We hope everyone had fun and thank you to everyone who helped behind the scenes. We are still collecting for our small change mile which takes place in May. There are collection pots in several locations around the village, but we also have some jars if you would like one, all small change will be gratefully received. Please call in or ring and we will drop a jar off.
We have been busy painting and drawing daffodils to display, we have planted some cress to see what happens to seeds, and we have noticed the first signs of spring with new shoots and blossom growing on the trees. We have also made gifts and cards for Mother's Day.
We have limited spaces available until July, please contact us if you need a place for your child, and we can put your child's name down if you have a younger child who needs a place later in the year. We look forward to seeing you.

Avon Dassett Gardening Club

The next indoor meeting of the club will be on Tuesday 16th April at 7:30pm in Farnborough Village Hall. We are lucky enough to be hosting Bernard Brown from the Warwick and Leamington Spa Beekeepers Association, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of keeping bees and will talk on 'Plants, Bees and Pollen'. If you've ever fancied keeping bees, then this could be the talk for you. He will also be bringing some of his own honey for sale. In addition, the monthly competition will be to supply some Spring blooms which might please a bee. As always, non-members are most welcome to join us.

Over 60s

At our March meeting, we were entertained by The Ukaladies - what a wonderful group they are. Everyone enjoyed it so much and all joined in with the singing. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th April at 2:30pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall and will take the form of a general knowledge quiz devised by Deborah Lea. Please come along and join us for afternoon tea with sandwiches and homemade cakes.

Fenny Compton & District WI

Our March meeting was certainly a hands-on event! Our speaker, Jane Whimbury, demonstrated making a mosaic coaster, and then it was our turn. After much fun and laughter, we all went home with a four-inch coaster made to our own design, with no two alike. We also had strict instructions on how to grout them when we got them home.
Twelve of our members attended the Warwickshire Annual Federation Meeting which was held at the Dallas Burston Polo Ground.
Next month we have two meetings to look forward to. As well as our usual meeting, which will be a talk on the History of the Hoola Hoop by John Parnell, we will meet to socialise with the other WIs in our Group. The evening will be hosted by Kineton WI who will be providing the refreshments and entertainment.
A date for your diary! Our Tea and Cakes afternoon will take place on Friday 10th May at Fenny Compton Village Hall.
Our Craft Group continues to prosper with shared and individual projects. We welcome visitors to any of our meetings for which we make a small charge of £5 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

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 March meeting was very well attended. Nick Ward gave us a really good insight into the history of Jazz. He brought and played some really rare Jazz records. His talk was so well received that we have booked him again for next year. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 3rd April and will be a social at The Yew Tree pub in Avon Dassett, starting at 12 noon. This is followed by a trip to Chedhams Yard, Wellesbourne on Wednesday 1st May, setting off from The Merrie Lion in Fenny Compton at 11am. Our 17th July and 11th September visits are to the Triumph motorcycle factory and the Forge Mill Needle Factory, respectively, with June and August also being socials at The Yew Tree Avon Dassett. For more information see contact details in The Directory.

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