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Remembrance Services will be held in Alvescot, Black Bourton, Filkins, Langford, Shilton and Westwell, assembling at (10.45 Black Bourton) 10.50am, with two minutes silence at 11.00am to honour our fallen and our veterans, with services following.

There will be a Remembrance Sunday Lunch
jointly hosted by the PCC and Swinford Museum in the village hall.
Tickets (£5) from Filkins Shop, Post Office and Cotswold Woollen Weavers

The Benefice has asked that the following information be added:
"Her Majesty's Government's ambition is for bells to ring out at 12.30pm on 11th Novmber to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which signalled the end of the First World War."


This link will take you to more information and the UK national page of events

Already, Westwell, the smallest church in the Benefice, has added it's event.
Please consider having the bells rung at your Church.
If you do so, please add yours, and email Rev'd Harry MacInnes with the news


Benefice Choir Notices

Benefice Choir practice evenings are every week on Thursday from 7pm-8pm in Alvescot Church
~~ all residents are welcome to join~~

From Catrin: "Literally everybody is welcome, even if you think you can't sing! You don't even need to be able to read music.
We will sing a mixture of sacred and secular music so there will be something for everyone."

One of the singers: "My family says my voice wobbles when I sing, but in the choir I just blend in."

Our aim is to make a happy musical contribution to Benefice services.
Please contact Catrin Russ russcat21@gmail.com

Note the Benefice Choir's first public participation will be at:
Alvescot's Songs of Praise on Sunday 28th Octoer at 6.00pm.