3rd Jul 14

Book Stall
At the Open Gardens event on 12th/13th July we are hoping to run a gardening book stall. If anyone has any unwanted gardening books please contact Gill MacDonnell for collection.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be at St. John’s old school on Monday 7th July from 2pm. All are welcome to this free drop in. There are a variety of stalls and complementary hot drink and cake.

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall. Gill requires donations of cakes for the tea room on both days.

First World War
On Monday 4 August 2014 the Hurst Green Community is holding a commemorative event in the Village Memorial Hall to mark the declaration of war for the First World War. This reflective event will be followed by a candle lit procession to the War Memorial where at 11pm symbolic Candles will be blown out to mark the start of those dark four years. The organising committee is keen to gather as much information as possible on the 16 men whose name appear on the village war memorial. Anyone with information is ask to contact Frances Aherne by email domestic.bursar@stonyhurst.ac.uk or David and Gill Jacques on 01254 878222.

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26th Jun 14

Dutton Hall Open Gardens
The gardens will be open on Sunday 29th June 1-5pm and refreshments will be sold in aid of St. John’s. Dutton Hall will also host a garden party in aid of St. John’s on Saturday 2nd August. There will be games and refreshments and the event will start at 2pm.

WI
The next meeting is back on its usual day of Thursday 26th June, Linda Hardman will be demonstrating her imaginative and inspirational flower displays. This is usually a very popular meeting and members are asked to bring a friend if they wish. There will be a plant sale and anyone with surplus plants, seedlings etc. is asked to bring them along. Members are also reminded that entries for the Clitheroe Show are due. Please bring completed forms along to this meeting any queries contact Rita 826313. Members wishing to take part in the canal trip on 19th July are asked to bring their £18 to make a booking.

June Baker Singers
This popular group will be presenting “Songs for the Summer Solstice” in St. John’s Church on Friday 27th June at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 and includes refreshments. All profits are for Rainbow House. Tickets from Kate Whittaker 826355, Rainbow House 01704 823276 or on the door.

Bio Blitz
On Tuesday 1st July at 5pm there will be a tour around the grounds of St. John’s Church with a ranger to explore the wildlife to be found there. This event is for adults and children. Participants are ask to contribute to a Jacobs Join, please contact Clare Hyde 878406.

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall. Gill requires donations of cakes for the tea room on both days.

First World War
On Monday 4 August 2014 the Hurst Green Community is holding a commemorative event in the Village Memorial Hall to mark the declaration of war for the First World War. This reflective event will be followed by a candle lit procession to the War Memorial where at 11pm symbolic Candles will be blown out to mark the start of those dark four years. The organising committee is keen to gather as much information as possible on the 16 men whose name appear on the village war memorial. Anyone with information is ask to contact Frances Aherne by email domestic.bursar@stonyhurst.ac.uk or David and Gill Jacques on 01254 878222.

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12th Jun 14

Open Garden at Dutton Hall
The gardens at Dutton Hall, Gallows Lane will be open on Sunday 22nd June. They will be open from 1pm until 5pm and refreshments will be served. Any profits will be donated to St. John’s. The gardens will also be open on Sunday 29th June 1-5pm and again refreshments will be sold in aid of St. John’s. Dutton Hall will also host a garden party in aid of St. John’s on Saturday 2nd August. There will be games and refreshments and the event will start at 2pm.

WI
The next meeting is back on its usual day of Thursday 26th June, Linda Hardman will be demonstrating her imaginative and inspirational flower displays. This is usually a very popular meeting and members are asked to bring a friend if they wish. There will be a plant sale and anyone with surplus plants, seedlings etc is asked to bring them along. This “Come Dine with me evening was a great success and raised over £600. Members are also reminded that entries for the Clitheroe Show are due. Please bring completed forms along to this meeting any queries contact Rita 826313.

June Baker Singers
This popular group will be presenting “Songs for the Summer Solstice” in St. John’s Church on Friday 27th June at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 and includes refreshments. All profits are for Rainbow House. Tickets from Kate Whittaker 826355, Rainbow House 01704 823276 or on the door.

Best Kept Village
Once again the “Best Kept Village” competition is nearing. Judges could be in the village during June. This is the sort of competition which is no trouble if everyone does a little bit. Please keep the pavement/ road side of walls, hedges and fences tidy and weed free. If you see litter on the ground please pick it up if it is safe to do so and place in the nearest bin. It would be lovely to see Hurst Green featuring in this competition as it did in the early nineties.

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall. Gill requires donations of cakes for the tea room on both days.

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5th Jun 14

WI
The next meeting is back on its usual day of Thursday 26th June, Linda Hardman will be demonstrating her imaginative and inspirational flower displays. This is usually a very popular meeting and members are asked to bring a friend if they wish. There will be a plant sale and anyone with surplus plants, seedlings etc. is asked to bring them along. This “Come Dine with me evening was a great success and raised over £600. Members are also reminded that entries for the Clitheroe Show are due. Please bring completed forms along to this meeting any queries contact Rita 826313.

Best Kept Village
Once again the “Best Kept Village” competition is nearing. Judges could be in the village during June. This is the sort of competition which is no trouble if everyone does a little bit. Please keep the pavement/ road side of walls, hedges and fences tidy and weed free. If you see litter on the ground please pick it up if it is safe to do so and place in the nearest bin. It would be lovely to see Hurst Green featuring in this competition as it did in the early nineties.

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall. Gill requires donations of cakes for the tea room on both days.

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22nd May 14

Best Kept Village
Once again the “Best Kept Village” competition is nearing. Judges could be in the village from the beginning of June. This is the sort of competition which is no trouble if everyone does a little bit. Please keep the pavement/ road side of walls, hedges and fences tidy and weed free. If you see litter on the ground please pick it up if it is safe to do so and place in the nearest bin. It would be lovely to see Hurst Green featuring in this competition as it did in the early nineties.

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall.

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15th May 14

3 in 1 coffee Stop
On Monday 19 May 2014 the ’3 in 1 Coffee Stop’ is being held at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Whalley Road, Hurst Green. The staff and pupils are looking forward to hosting this popular village event and serving the usual free Tea, Coffee, Juice, Cakes & Biscuits. Please come along and support our local school.

W.I.
The next W.I. meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th May. This is on Tuesday instead of the usual Thursday because of the European Election. This meeting is a “Bring a friend meeting.” Members are invited to bring a guest to see Fiona Morris presenting, “Let’s make Chocolate.”

Open Gardens
A reminder that there will be an Open Garden’s event in the village on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July. The event is organised by Gill McDonnell 826378 as a fund raising event for the Memorial Hall.

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1st May 14

Parish Walk
Around 70 adults and children took part in the joint parish walk on Sunday 27th April. The journey started at St. John’s at 11 o’clock with croissants and coffee. Walkers completed either a short walk or long loop of about 6 miles and then finished at St. Joseph’s Primary where there were plentiful cakes and drinks. Both St. John’s and St Joseph’s were raising funds and there will be more news about these next week.

Organ Recital
There will be a organ recital in Mitton Church on Monday 5th May . Organist Stewart Whillis will be entertaining from 11am until 12 noon. Listeners are then invited to The Old school hall, St. John’s for a soup and sandwich lunch.

Coffee Stop
On Monday 5 May 2014 (Bank Holiday) the ’3 in 1 Coffee Stop’ at St John’s Old School Hall will be opening at the earlier time of 12.30pm. We will be serving soup and sandwiches as well as the usual free tea, coffee and cakes. The book stall and good as new clothes rail will be available as usual.

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17th Apr 14

Easter at St. John’s
On Good Friday (18th April) an Easter workshop for children of all ages will commence at 9.30am. On Easter Sunday Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11am.

Great Easter Bake Sale
On Saturday 19th April there will be a sale of cakes and bread at 10-12 noon at St. John’s Old School. As part of this sale there will be a competition for the best decorated Victoria sponge.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be on Monday 21st April at 2pm. All are welcome to join in with the chat, refreshments and stalls at St. John’s Old School.

WI
The next meeting of Hurst Green WI on Tuesday 22nd April , there will be a talk by Ed Coulson from trading standards. The competition is for a key. There will also be a recycle stall, please bring any unwanted scarves and jewellery for the stall. Please note that this meeting is on a Tuesday not Thursday evening.

Parish Walk
After the success of last year’s joint Parish Walk there will be a similar event on Sunday 27th April. Walkers from St. John’s and St. Peters are invited to meet at St. John’s old school for coffee and croissants then take part in a walk along the rivers of about 6 miles, returning to St. Joseph’s School for tea and cake. Last year was very successful and raised funds for both parishes and well has being a lovely way to meet and mingle.

Ready, Steady, Cook
There will be a local version of this popular show at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 29th April, starting at 7.30pm. The show is organised by the W.I. and will feature local chefs. There will also be a variety of stalls. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Barbara Herd 826378, Margaret Carrington 826095 and members of the committee.

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10th Apr 14

Holy Week at St. John’s
There is a full programme of worship and activities during Holy Week beginning on Palm Sunday (13th April) with a service of readings at 11am in the Old School Hall. On Tuesday15th April at 7pm there is a showing of the “Last Temptation of Christ.” At 7pm . On Good Friday (18th April) an Easter workshop for children of all ages will commence at 9.30am. On Easter Sunday Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11am.

Great Easter Bake Sale
On Saturday 19th April there will be a sale of cakes and bread at 10-12 noon at St. John’s Old School. As part of this sale there will be a competition for the best decorated Victoria sponge.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be on Monday 21st April at 2pm. All are welcome to join in with the chat, refreshments and stalls at St. John’s Old School.

WI
The next meeting of Hurst Green WI on Tuesday 22nd April , there will be a talk by Ed Coulson from trading standards. The competition is for a key. Please note that this meeting is on a Tuesday not Thursday evening.

Parish Walk
After the success of last year’s joint Parish Walk there will be a similar event on Sunday 27th April. Walkers from St. John’s and St. Peters are invited to meet at St. John’s old school for coffee and croissants then take part in a walk along the rivers of about 6 miles, returning to St. Joseph’s School for tea and cake. Last year was very successful and raised funds for both parishes as well as being a lovely way to meet and mingle.

Ready, Steady, Cook
There will be a local version of this popular show at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 29th April, starting at 7.30pm. The show is organised by the W.I. and will feature local chefs. There will also be a variety of stalls. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Barbara Herd 826378, Margaret Carrington 826095 and members of the committee.

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3rd Apr 14

WI
The meeting of the W.I. on Thursday 27th March was Hurst Green W.I.s 59th Birthday. To celebrate Rob Mason entertained us with an evening of songs, stories and humour entitled “A Taste of Lancashire”. It was a very good evening. Rob was a real taste of nostalgia and he even got us all joining in his song. The birthday event had two cakes, a beautiful birthday cake made by Ann Nicholson and a cake to commemorate the W.I. baton journey which was won by our W.I. at the spring council meeting.

Church Goes Wild
There will be a fossil hunt guided by warden Phil Sykes at Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe. The hunt will be this Saturday 5th April at 2pm. This is organised by St, John’s Church and those wishing to go should contact Clare Hyde 878402.

Holy Week at St. John’s
There is a full programme of worship and activities during Holy Week beginning on Palm Sunday (13th April) with a service of readings at 11am in the Old School Hall. On Tuesday15th April at 7pm there is a showing of the “Last Temptation of Christ.” At 7pm . On Good Friday (18th April) an Easter workshop for children of all ages will commence at 9.30am. On Easter Sunday Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11am.

Great Easter Bake Sale
On Saturday 19th April there will be a sale of cakes and bread at 10-12 noon at St. John’s Old School. As part of this sale there will be a competition for the best decorated Victoria sponge.

Coffee Stop
The next coffee stop will be on Monday 21st April at 2pm. All are welcome to join in with the chat, refreshments and stalls at St. John’s Old School.

Ready, Steady, Cook
There will be a local version of this popular show at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 29th April, starting at 7.30pm. The show is organised by the W.I. and will feature local chefs. There will also be a variety of stalls. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Barbara Herd 826378, Margaret Carrington 826095 and members of the committee.

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