NATURE TRUST - The Aymestrey Branch meets in the Parish Hall tonight (Thursday) at 7.30pm. The AGM will be followed by a talk from Nigel Jones on insects of the Marches.

APPEAL - Church council members are appealing for donations towards repairs to the electrical system in Aymestrey Church which suffered damage during the wet weather this summer. The consumer unit has to be replaced at an estimated £2,000 cost.

SERVICES - There will be a benefice service at Kingsland Church on Sunday at 11am.

Aymestrey’s Harvest Festival is on Friday, October 5, at 6.30pm and will be followed by a harvest supper in the Parish Hall. Tickets for the supper are available from Meg Thorpe on 780384 or Margaret Probert on 708484.

Harvest Eucharist will be in Aymestrey Church on October 7 at 11am.

APPLE PRESSING - Parishioners are invited to bring along their apples for pressing to Aymestrey Parish Hall on October 6. The pressed apples can either be kept as juice or made into cider – advice will be given on the day. Pressing starts at 10am and carries on until about 3pm. Just a few carrier bags of apples will make several litres of juice so don’t forget to bring containers to hold it.

Weather permitting, a barbecue is planned.