Knighton open garden, coffee, phoenix quiz, gift day, Christian Aid, gardens, links and much more (From Hereford Times)
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Knighton open garden, coffee, phoenix quiz, gift day, Christian Aid, gardens, links and much more
11:15am Thursday 28th June 2012 in Knighton
OPEN GARDEN - Brenda and John Morgan of Pontfean House in Farrington Lane, Knighton are opening their garden on Saturday and Sunday under the National Gardens Scheme.
Admission is £3, children free with all proceeds going to charity. There will be plants for sale, tea, coffee and cakes.
SUNDAY SERVICES - Knighton Baptist Church café-style all-age worship with Traidcraft stall, 11am led by Rev Maggie Rich. Knighton Methodist Church 11am led by Lawrence Taylor. Knighton Catholic Church holy mass 11am. St Edward’s, 10.30am benefice holy communion service to welcome Rev Petra Beresford-Webb.
COFFEE - A coffee morning in the church hall raised £279 for St Edward’s church funds.
PHOENIX QUIZ - The winner of the Knighton Phoenix Diamond Jubilee quiz was Rose Huffer who won £20.
GIFT DAY - Knighton Baptist Church held an entertainments evening as part of its annual gift day. Church members and guests sang songs, read poems and stories and played musical instruments.
CHRISTIAN AID - Knighton and district churches raised £645.84 for Christian Aid by holding an austerity lunch and a coffee morning in Knighton Methodist Church and a street collection.
GARDENS - Ten properties in the Cwm, Knighton, opened their gardens to raise £520 for Hope Hospice and the Samaritaritans.
LINKS - Knighton Palestine Links group was delighted to host a brief visit from two Palestinian women from the linked town of Azzun in the West Bank. Ghada is a lecturer in English at Nablus University and Afaf is a retired college principal. Various members of the Links group opened their houses for meals, meetings and hospitality generally.
Knighton is in frequent email contact with Azzun, but it is far more poignant to hear first-hand accounts of daily life in the occupied territories. Several members of the links group have visited Palestine and Anne-Mary Davies and Bev Lloyd will be going to Burin another small village to pick olives in October.
PILGRIMAGE - For the tenth time, a group of singers from all over the UK met for three days of walking, singing and worship.
Starting from their Knighton base this year, the group revisited Dolau, The Pales Meeting House, Llandegley, Cascob, Brampton Bryan, and St Edward’s Church, Knighton and visited Kinnerton and New Radnor for the first time. The pilgrimage was started 10 years ago under the auspices of the Royal School of Church Music by Hilary Howcroft from Knighton. At each of the churches visited there was a short service led by the Rev’d Anne Ballard. Following the service at Cascob the walkers had a picnic lunch outside the church.
FLOWERS - Teme Valley Environment Group organised a wildflower walk with local expert John Clayfield who helped the walkers to learn about plants that grow in the area. About 20 people thoroughly enjoyed the two-hour ramble, observing and identifying around 70 flowers and plants.
ART FOR AMNESTY - Kate Morgan-Clare is displaying her works on paper inspired by stories of childhood in the Second World War in Knighton Library until July 7. Kate, studying for a fine art honours degree at Hereford College of Art, is donating 20 per cent from the sales of her work to the Knighton Amnesty group.
SWIM - Knighton Primary School pupils Mia Davies, Loz Smith, Jamie Beech, Beth Burgin-Lynch, Peter Taylor and Heidi Waddington are going to represent Mid Powys in the Powys primary schools’ swimming championships tomorrow (Friday) at Brecon Leisure Centre.
COFFEE - Knighton Friends of the Samaritans support group raised £155 at a coffee morning held recently at the Tower House Gallery and in the garden of the Old House, Knighton.
Strawberry tea success TEA - Knighton Macmillan Cancer support group raised £327 at a strawberry tea held in the church hall, Knighton, last weekend.
ENDURO - Before the start of the annual Welsh two-day enduro based at the lake in Llandrindod Wells, children and other enduro supporters got the chance to collect signatures from some of the top riders taking part.
Riders signing their names on specially made posters were Danny McCanny who finished in second place overall, Lee Edmundson who finished third, Gethin Price (fourth) and Daryl Bolter (ninth). David Williams and Graham McPhee who finished 1st in the sidecar championship were also signing their names.
COUNCIL - The new junior council at Knighton Primary School has been voted in.
The new junior mayor is Evie Thomas and deputy mayor is India Humphries. Council members are Ieuan Davies-Foster, Jamie Husbands, Chloe Lewis, Nia Morris, Sally Gough and Caitlin Evans. These children will represent the school at Knighton Town Council events and other special occasions.