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Fenny Compton Remembers

Sunday 11th November

Sunday 11th November. Our remembrance this year will start with a joint Church and Chapel Service at 9:45am at the Chapel followed by a Service at the War Me-morial at 10:50am. Those not attending the Church, but wishing to parade - Veter-ans, Fire Service, Scout Group and pupils from Dassett School- will gather in the Merrie Lion car park at 10:30am to move off at 10:50am. People wearing family medals are also welcome to join the parade.
Following the ceremony at the Memorial, coffee and cakes will be available in the Village Hall and Jennifer Cranfield will give a short talk about those who took part in the war. The Merrie Lion will be open for coffee and lunches on completion.


2018 Poppy Appeal

This year is a very special one for the Royal British Legion as we all mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Please contribute as much as you feel able during this year's Poppy Appeal and support the volunteers who give up their time to carry out door to door collections.


World War 1 Talk

Wednesday 7th November at 7:30pm at Farnborough Village Hall. Cllr John Fielding will give a short talk on life of that time based on the diaries of his grandfather. Free admission, any donations will be sent to the British Legion. Drinks and nibbles to finish.

Lead Theft

Just as we were gong 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 Lady Bird on Saturday 13th November at 4pm, doors open at 3:45pm, and there will be a second showing at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.
Please note that for a trial period we will be having an additional showing of the feature at an earlier time; this month at 4pm. Tea and cake will be available for a small donation. Therefore, when booking please specify the time and number of seats required.
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. Details of forthcoming films are also available at fcvhevents.blogspot.co.uk and to those on the email list.

Fenny Compton Church

Letter from the Vicarage
Thank you to all of you who were involved in and came to the Forget-me-not event on 13th October. It was a great success. We had wonderful displays from the Dassett and Temple Primary schools, songs from the Gaydon Voices, a Trench art exhibition and much more. We raised £408.80 for the much-needed refurbishment of St George's Church at MOD Kineton.


Talking about church buildings, a lot of people have been asking what is happening concerning the roof of Fenny Compton church. You will by now know that the lead was stolen in the middle of September and we have had to close the church. Fenny Compton Methodist church has been very welcoming and have invited us to hold services within the Methodist church. Thank you.


It will take us a long time to raise the money necessary to replace the roof - planning permission permitting with an alternative to lead. Unfortunately, despite the buildings insurance, we will have tens of thousands of pounds to raise. We will, of course, be applying for any relevant grants to assist us in this, but there is no guarantee that we will be successful, and they usually require that the church raise up to half of the required money. So, we need your help to re-roof and re-open your church.


We have been overwhelmed by the offers of support and help we have had from people in the community to organise fundraising events. You will see them advertised - please support them. We have formed a fundraising committee comprising of church members and local volunteers. If you have any ideas for ways to raise the funds or would like to do some fundraising for it yourself, please do get in contact with me or either of the church wardens - contact details are in The Directory on the back of the magazine.


This has reminded us that the church is made up of the people in the congregation and community. We can worship in a church, village hall or in people's homes, but our church building is important to all in the community and we look forward, however long it may take, to resuming services in the church once the roof is replaced.

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.

Harvest Festival: 10:30am Sunday 14th October. The Chapel will be open to receive donations at 10am on both Saturday 13th October & Sunday 14th October.
Harvest Festival Sale: 2:30pm Monday 15th October
Sacrament Service: On Sunday 28th October we welcome our Minister Rev Peter Powers for our next Sacrament Service. Everyone welcome.
Remembrance Sunday Service: The Methodist Chapel will be joining St Peter & St Clare Church for the Remembrance Sunday Service at 9:45am on 11th November and afterwards at the War Memorial.

Messy Church

Messy Church will be on Sunday 18th November at 4pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall. The story will be the Wedding at Cana and the crafts, song and prayers will be about that parable. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served through the afternoon.

Just a Bite

Just a Bite will be on Monday 26th November from 12 noon until 1:30pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall. A light lunch of homemade soup, roll and cheese costs £3.50 with tea, coffee and homemade cakes also available. Everyone welcome.

Coffee Morning For Cancer Charities

This year's coffee morning for cancer Charities will not only be for Cancer Research UK but also for the two local Hospices: Myton at Warwick and Katherine House at Adderbury.
So many families are affected every year by this devastating disease and the Hospice charities not only care for their patients but support their whole family as well.
So please make a note on your calendar for Saturday November 17th at Fenny Compton Village Hall from 11am-1pm and come and join us for coffee, cake and a whole lot more.
We would appreciate contributions of homemade cakes, raffle prizes and items for the coloured themed Tombola of pink, purple and blue or simply a donation would be very kind.
Please contact Suzanne on 07771 791 829 or email suzannepratt1@gmail.com for more information or alternatively contact Catherine on 770 354 or Sandra on 770 874.

The Dassett CofE Primary School

After 6 years, Alison Hine has relinquished her post as Headteacher of the School and is moving on to pastures new. We wish her well. From the beginning of term on 4th September Kate Gover will be the interim headteacher, coming here from Clav-erdon Primary School

The Village Violin School

The Village Violin School meets every Tuesday afternoon at Fenny Compton Village Hall and we welcome all string players.
There are three classes all of which are free of charge:
Beginners (violinists only) 3:30pm–4:10pm
Improvers 4:15pm–5:15pm
Seniors 5:30pm–6:30pm
The groups play a variety of string and chamber music whilst learning and developing technical skills led by professional violinist Veronique Matarasso. Some violins are available to borrow for learners. Please contact Veronique for details: 07899 927 642
The next concert is at The Village Hall on Saturday 8th December, more details to follow.

Tots and Toddlers

We have been very busy at Tots & Toddlers this month! We have been enjoying the change of seasons with autumn leaf crafts, lots of homemade cakes using all of the locally picked apples, blackberries and plums and lots of lovely stories, dancing and singing. We are looking forward to celebrating Halloween and Fireworks with the children through crafts and songs, and would love to see all carers and their children every Wednesday from 9:45am-11:45am in Fenny Compton Village Hall.

Abacus

We hope that all the children who went up into Reception have settled well, we are proud of the links we have with the school which hopefully makes for an easier transition into big school.
Thank you to everyone who collected your blue tokens for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. It has enabled us to further develop the outdoor area by putting steps and bark chip area to create a safer place for the children to play outside, and a shed for essential storage.
We would like to welcome all the new families who have joined us this term. If you would like to play an active part on the committee, even in a small fundraising role, please contact me. We need a variety of skills so do not hesitate to come forward.
We still have a variety of sessions available, but some days are filling up fast. Please call for a chat about what you need, we will do our best to accommodate you.

The Small Change Mile
Come and support the children of Abacus Pre-School Nursery by helping to collect enough small change to stretch over a mile.
Over the next eight months the children will be collecting as much small change as possible, but they need your help. It will all conclude with a fun packed event on Sunday 19th May 2019.
To join in, simply collect any small change you can spare in a jam jar and hand it to Abacus Pre-School Nursery when full. All that loose change really will help us to achieve our goal. See the Abacus Pre-School website www.abacuspreschool.org.uk or the Abacus Fundraising Facebook page for more details and regular updates about our progress.

Avon Dassett Gardening Club

Our November meeting is at 7:30pm on Tuesday 20th November at Farnborough Village Hall when our thoughts will be steered towards Christmas. Richard Cook will be talking and demonstrating how we can have a 'Cheap and Cheerful Christmas' by making fabulous decorations from our own winter gardens.
As always non-members are most welcome.

Over 60s

At our September meeting we celebrated our Harvest Festival and were joined by Rev Peter Powers and Rev Nicki Chatterton. The sale of produce raised £120 for Club Funds. We are grateful to everyone for their support and to Jane Knight for playing the piano for us.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th October at 2:30pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall when it will be eyes down for a Game of Bingo. Please come along and join us for afternoon tea, you will be made most welcome.

Fenny Compton & District WI

Our AGM in October was well attended. The President and Committee were all re-elected. Having finished with the important business we were able to relax with a glass of wine and listen to Cathy Morris sing songs from the shows. Cathy had other ideas though and soon had us joining in. She finished her act with The Lonely Goatherd from the Sound of Music and we all joined in with the yodelling!!
Our next month's meeting will be a talk on The Friendship. Project for Children and in December we will be inviting Boddington WI to our Christmas Party.
The Poppies we knitted in our craft group are part of a large display which will be on view at St Mary's Church Warwick until Friday 9th December, 10am to 4pm weekdays and 12-4pm Sundays.
Guests are always welcome to any of our meetings for a small charge of £5.

Fenny Compton Scout Group

On Sunday 25th November, 9am-11:30am, the Scout committee will be holding a 'Big Breakfast' - open to all - at the Village Hall to raise money for the Church after the recent lead theft.
In order to get an idea of numbers prior to the event, please book your breakfast with Sally Hart 07811 238 440, email: slhart1609@gmail.com; Fiona Meyrick fiona@meyrick.org, or Michelle Brierley stevemichelle.brierley@gmail.com.

Our prices are as follows: Adults: 2 sausage; 2 bacon; 1 egg; hash brown; tomato or beans; mushrooms; toast; tea, coffee, juice - £5. Child portion - £3.50.
Vegetarian options are available but must be pre-booked and paid in advance. To receive a 50p discount, please book before Sunday18th November.

The Compton Chronicle needs YOU!

Georgina Runnicles has moved on to pastures new. The Compton Chronicle will miss her and thank her for the sterling work she has done over the past eight years. We wish her and her family well for the future.
So, a vacancy has arisen on the Editorial Team and we need a volunteer to collate all the news items and update the Diary pages.
We hope to have someone from Avon Dassett or Farnborough, so the Editorial Team consists of volunteers from all villages that The Chronicle covers. However, anyone who is interested to help the community would be fabulous.
The work takes about 2 hours maximum a month. Please contact Georgina on 690 191 or email the Editorial Team on comptonchronicle@yahoo.co.uk
Please help!


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