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St John the Baptist Parish Church

Mothers' Union

St John the Baptist Parish Church Mothers' Union

We have all heard of the Charge of the Light Brigade since school days, either in its historical setting or by reading the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The Battle of Balaclava was under the leadership of Lord Raglan who was an able commanding officer but because of a series of miscommunications the British troops had to retreat and suffered very high casualties. Three survivors of the battle are buried in our churchyard. David Grantham, Amos Halap and William Sheppard are buried near the path leading from the Vestry to the Lych Gate. It seems appropriate that during this season of remembrance we learn more about this famous battle and we have invited Ruth Nobbs to our meeting on Tuesday 6th November at 7.30pm.
The well known local author, Nicky Bevan, will be our speaker on Wednesday 14th November at 2pm when she will be talking in her own entertaining way on Fashion.
Our Prayer Meeting will be on Monday 19th at the new time of 10am in the Lady Chapel and Corporate Communion on Wednesday 21st  at 10am. These and all our meetings are open to all so do come, we will be delighted to see you.
Please bring your shoe boxes for Link to Hope to Church by Sunday 4th November so we can take them to the depot for transport to very poor communities in Eastern Europe. Many thanks for your support.
Penny Rickards