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Poem – “Remembrance”

I often think of our childhood, Joe,

Oh yes, I remember it still.

Our roller-skate races and conker games,

Our walks with your dog up the hill.

I still remember that pub, Joe,

Where we went when we were lads,

Along by the river, over the bridge,

We’d walk there with our Dads.

And when we reached eighteen

We said we would go there too.

We’d have a drink, and plan our lives,

We’d high hopes, me and you.

Our teacher thought we were bright boys

And said we should take the exam

For a place at the Grammar School in town,

So our Mums took us there on the tram.

Yes, we both got into the Grammar School,

We worked hard, it wasn’t a chore,

We both got our School Certificates –

And then along came the war.

And within two years we were called up,

We weren’t scared, me and you,

We thought it was an adventure

And we wanted to see it through.

Together we fought in Normandy, such hell,

But old age you never knew ………

And on the November 11th parade, Joe,

My poppy is worn for you.

Irene Schofield

Fresh Christmas Wreath Making

Have you ever wondered how florists make fresh Christmas wreathes?

Would you like to make one for your front door?

Nothing is so warmly welcoming than a home-made decoration.

Please come along for a “Fresh Christmas Wreath Making” workshop

on 25th November 2017 at St. Mary’s Church, in St. Paul’s Centre.

Workshop time is 2pm – 4pm.

Bring your tool box (pliers, scissors and wires)

and anything you fancy using (berries, ribbons, corns, cinnamon sticks etc).

We will provide a large fresh blue cedar wreath and dried orange slices for £20.

Please register your name with the Parish Office before 20th November 2017

(Tel the Parish Offiice: 01883 348751, Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 12.00 noon)

(or Sachico Pearce: 01883 340082 / 07934 158317)

Let’s have a fun time and be creative for your home.

St. Lawrence’s Ancient Church - Tour Guide Recruitment

We are currently looking for a few more willing volunteers to join our current Guides for next year’s Tours.

All information and instruction will be given. Usually each Guide will be expected to do three or four dates which will be agreed in advance. If you would like to volunteer or know more about this very rewarding role please contact:

Tony Stimpson tel.no: 01883 342179 mob.no: 07949 852556 or Email:

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Page 1

Team Letter

Christmas Fair

Guild of Friends

School Community Day

Page 2

Poem - “Remembrance”

Christmas Wreath Making

St. Lawrence’s Tours

COAT Barn Dance

Page 3

From the Registers

East Surrey Walkers

Munch with Music

Longing for Light

Page 4

Morning Prayer

North Downs Consort

Scouts Christmas Post

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C.O.A.T Barn Dance

Saturday 18th November

7.15 for 7.30pm

at the Centenary Hall, Essendene Road

Tickets £13 (children £6)

from 01883 380104 / 07905 718346

including Sausage and chips supper

(vegetarian option available if booked in advance)

and Puddings

Bar Available

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