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RECENT EVENTS

Events in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

The Confirmation Service and Organ Dedication by the Bishop of Coventry took place on 16th October 2016. Five candidates were confirmed, two of them were baptised in the same service, before the Confirmation. Our congratulations to them all!

 

 

Christmas Tree Festival 2015

The 11th annual Christmas Tree Festival was another huge success, with many visitors attending, and a larger boost to our funds than last year! There were many new exhibitors, and attendance was increased!

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New Organ: December 2015

Thanks to the help of two large anonymous donors, together with the generosity of many others, we were able to complete the installation of a new organ in December, just before Christmas. It is a Thirlmere 2- 30D organ, an all new two manual quality English instrument, having a high quality nine-channel audio system This is the ideal two manual English organ for a great many situations. Combined with a UL speaker system it delivers realism and power. As ever, we use one speaker per amplifier so this instrument containing a generous set of nine speakers for thirty speaking stops has a ratio of just over three stops per speaker, putting it in the exceptionally high quality range of sound. The crowning glory of the 'Thirlmere' is that it is voiced in its various configurations to a very high standard by Professor Ian Tracey of Liverpool Cathedral. Ian has been involved in the design process including specification and choice of the most appropriate samples to use from our vast library to deliver that very special sound of a true English organ. Partial rewiring in November

 

Partial rewiring in November

As a result of the 5-yearly inspection we had to replace a lot of the wiring in Church. We improved the lighting in the chancel and vestry at the same time.

 

 

The Swing Museum Concert on 11th September was a great success. They are already booked for a return visit to play their 1920's to 1940's Jazz again next year !

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Congratulations to all our Churchyard Team, who won Gold in the Community Groups Category of the Rugby In Bloom Competition!

A fantastic result for a really dedicated team who achieved so much in one of the largest churchyards in Warwickshire!

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Heritage Weekend and "Old Newbold" exhibition attracted large numbers ov visitors to each of the five open afternoons

The most amazing coincidence was Two Friends reunited after 58 years.........
Childhood friends Mavis Morley, 83 and Doris Adams, 84, met by chance at St Boltolph's Church, Newbold, after 58 years on opposite sides of the world!

Mavis, who emigrated to Canada in 1957, is visiting her daughter in Rugby and was amazed to see Doris when they popped into the exhibition of Old Newbold on Sunday. The photos of village life came to life as they reminisced about schooldays, family and friends. Doris said that "fate had played its part in bringing them together after all these years"

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A swarm of bees settled in the churchyard, and were successfully captured by a local beekeper. No injuries resulted!

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The Canal & Riverside Trust inspected the old canal tunnel which passes underneath the churchyard. All is well!

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There was a splendid July gathering of "Folding Ladies" who bundle the 2500 copiesof Roundabout each month!

 

 

The King and Rackham Duo gave a concert on 5th June in St Botolph's to raise money for the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. About 50 people had an enjoyable evening, and £250 was raised.

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Our Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday was fully subscribed. Everyone enjoyed the traditional Jewish Passover meal and Holy Communion.

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A Celtic Evening with the Vicar

The Vicar gave a most entertaining illustrated talk about his sabbatical travels last year to Iona, Lindisfarne, Orkney, and many other places with Celtic Christian connections.

A splendid variety of Scottish themed refreshments were provided by the Vicarage family! Over forty people attended a most enjoyable evening.


 

Christmas Tree Festival 2014

The 10th annual Christmas Tree Festival was another huge success, with many visitors attending, and a larger boost to our funds than last year! There were many new exhibitors, and attendance was increased!

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Christmas Tree Festival 2013

The 9th annual Christmas Tree Festival was another huge success, with many visitors attending, and a larger boost to our funds than last year!

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The “Knit and Natter” group have sent off 94 Christmas Gift shoeboxes this year (2013).

The “Knit and Natter” group have sent off 94 Christmas Gift shoeboxes this year. The boxes this year are going to Romania. The group has also raised £263 in cash during the year and this has been sent as a contribution towards the cost of transporting the boxes. The Knit and Natter group meets every second Wednesday of the month at 2.00pm in St John's Church, Long Lawford and is always pleased to welcome new members.

 

We’ve just installed a new kitchen area.

We’ve just installed a new kitchen area. This will make life much easier for all the helpers who support our special events
It’s a vast improvement on the previous installation!

 

           

 

Replacement heating was fitted in March 2013

The wiring for the old tubular heaters was declared unsafe last summer and our IR heaters were obsolete. We have fitted 12 new overhead heaters to warm the congregation.

 

 

A New Auto-winding Mechanism was fitted to the clock in January 2013

  

 

 

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