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Fenny Compton Remembers

Sunday 11th November

Our remembrance this year will start with a joint Church Service at 9:45am followed by a Service at the War Memorial at 10:50am. Those not attending the Church, but wishing to parade - Veterans, 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 talk on 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 On Chesil Beach on Saturday 13th October at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. 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. Future date: 17th November.

Fenny Compton Church

Fete: The PCC of Avon Dassett and Fenny Compton Parish would like to thank everyone who helped with Church Fete on Saturday 9th June. The total raised was £3,574, a fantastic result for which we are grateful to each and every person who contributed, whether their part was large or small. There are no source of funds for the church other than those we raise ourselves within the villages, so we depend on everything we can raise.

Harvest Service: The Fenny Compton Harvest Service will be held in the Parish Church at 6pm on Sunday 23rd September. We will gather to thank God for the harvest this year and for all the other blessings we enjoy. Everyone is welcome.

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

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Just a Bite

Just a Bite will be on Monday 29th October from 12noon-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 homemade cake, tea and coffee also available.

Coffee Morning For Cancer Charities

After many successful years of holding The Christmas Fayre, last year we embraced change and held a Coffee Morning instead in aid of Cancer Charities. This year, which incidentally will be our 30th year of fund raising, we are going to follow on with the same theme.
So the date for your diary is Saturday 17th November 11am-1pm in Fenny Compton Village Hall.
Contributions of homemade cakes and raffle prizes would be very welcome and anything for the our coloured themed Tombola stall of pink, purple and blue will be gratefully received - new items only please.
More details to follow in the November edition or for more information contact Suzanne on 07771 791 829 or email suzannepratt1@gmail.com

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

Violin School

The Village Violin School Beginners, with Dan Patten, Laura Scott–Brown, Emily Heron, Olivia Swinson and Zoe Grant played Tiny Tunes at the Leamington Spa Competitive Festival on 16th June. It was a great afternoon, rehearsing and watching other violin players too. The performance went really well with everyone doing their very best and our group was awarded joint First Prize and the Twentyman Trophy to be shared with the North Birmingham Suzuki Group.
The Village Violin School Improvers took part in the Composition Class at the Festival and were awarded joint First Place and the James Barralet Trophy for the outstanding performance of composition, 'Dazzle' which came in three parts.
? Illusion by Dan
? Reflection by Laura
? Jubilation by Olivia, Alice, Emily R, Natalie, Una, Emily, Gracie, Mila, Anna, Charlie, Mikey and Zoe
Congratulations to all concerned, well done.
The Village Violin School is a community project run by professional violinist and teacher Veronique Matarasso. It offers free group violin tuition on Tuesday afternoons open to anyone one who would like to join, enquiries to Veronique on 07899 927 642.

Tots and Toddlers

If you would like to come and join us, we offer a friendly welcome and lots of toys and activities for children from birth to school age. We meet in Fenny Compton Village Hall each Wednesday morning 9:45am-11:45am. £2 per family, 50p for additional children including refreshments. First week free. We are also now on Facebook, just search for Fenny Compton Tots and Toddlers. We return from our summer break on Wednesday September 5th and would love to welcome some new families to our group.


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 October meeting on Tuesday 16th October in Farnborough Village Hall at 7:30pm, should be of interest to many locals. We have invited a National Trust representative along to talk about the recent changes to Farnborough Hall, and the vision of how it will look going forward.
If you would like to know more, then please do join us , you will be 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 £120.00 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

At September has been a busy month for us. Some of us attended a lively and entertaining talk by Dr Gillian White on the Great Fire of Warwick. This was held at the Lord Leicester Hospital and was followed by a great tea.
That Speaker at our September meeting was Lorne Squire who spoke of her childhood in Denmark, her time in Africa and the West Indies where her husband's career as an Agriculture consultant took them and where her four children were born. And their retirement to Fenny Compton where she is a valued member of our WI.
Our September Tea and Cakes afternoon was another fun time with delicious cake and colouring for the younger ones amongst us.
The meeting on Wednesday 17th October at 7:30pm is our AGM and when business is finished we will relax with a glass of wine and a recital by Cathy Morris a Vintage Singer. We will also having an afternoon trying our skills at short mat bowls at Knightcote Village Hall.
The Craft Group is hard at work knitting hats and scarves and twizzle lap mats but still has energy for a good chat.
Guests are always welcome to any of our meetings for a small charge of £5 which includes the cost of refreshments and a raffle ticket.

Fenny Compton Scout Group

There was much to celebrate at the AGM on Saturday 8th September at the Horley Campsite where we were also marking the fifth anniversary of the Group.
Highlights of over the past year include:
Seeing the new Scout Flag, so skilfully put together by Caitlin and Sally Hart, leading our Group as they took place in the now annual parade for Remembrance Day.
Hearing that Sam Allen and Isabella Wicks had been nominated to join the 24th World Jamboree in 2019.
Luke Marsden and Callum Beale visiting Buckingham Palace to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.
The outstanding success of Get In, not only for the Group but also for Jools Leslie and Michelle Brierley who ran the Space Zone.
Seeing the minibus and trailer in all its sponsor decorated glory, as it set off on its first trip
The many puttings up and taking downs of the marquee which has caused a few giggles along the way but how heart-warming it is to see the faithful team turn out every time to help!
Scouting has recently promoted its new formal brand, under the tagline of ‘Skills for Life'. I certainly believe that we have been equipping our young people in this way, from Beavers learning to pitch a tent for the first time, Cubs walking and navigating in their Sixes, Scouts organising their own overnight experiences, to Explorers completing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards! We consistently deliver great programmes across all sections. This is evident from the huge numbers of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers that have gone on to achieve their Chief Scout Awards – the highest award in each section of the movement. This is just one part of the ongoing and continuous development and experiences that everyone in Scouting gets throughout their Scouting life.
The respect with which the Group is held in the wider community and at a District level says it all; it is a real force for good in this rural village thanks to the time, thought and effort put in by inspirational leaders and all our volunteer helpers.

Dassett Men's Club

This club has been running for many years and are always keen to welcome new members. The up-coming sessions at 7:30pm in the Avon Dassett Reading Room are: Wednesday 3rd October Aviation in Birmingham - Keith Hicks & Wednesday 7th November Farming in Rhodesia - A Hale.
These meetings all start with drinks and end with coffee and biscuits. Please do come along. For further information please see contact on The Directory.

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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