May Blog 2019

On the evening of Friday 29th March, Steventon Film Club hosted another great evening’s entertainment in the village hall. The film, ‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society’, definitely one to be recommended. Thank you Sue for organising this very enjoyable event once again. Thank you to Rachel for supplying the very welcome choices in the interval.

Thursday 11th April the Book Club group got together to discuss ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr. A score of 8 was given and one to be highly recommended. Thank you very much Marilyn for hosting, also for the delicious cake which arrived bright with candles to celebrate Julia, Sindy and Sue’s birthdays.

Friday 12th arrived, a very sad day, Linton’s funeral service. St Nicholas’ church, a very special place in Linton’s heart, was full. The choir sang the Anthem ‘Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts’ by Henry Percell, one of Linton’s favourites and the Recessional music was sung by Steventon Singers, ‘Keep You in Peace’ by Sarah Morgan, another that he loved. A wonderful service for a wonderful man, who will be greatly missed by us all.

Saturday 13th saw the sun shining for the Fun Run/Walk in aid of ‘Afgan Connection’ – Transforming young lives in Afghanistan through education and sport, a charity that Suse works for. Also in aid of St Nicholas’ Church repairs. Many thanks to Peter & Mouse for once again welcoming all to enjoy the splendid countryside around Warren Farm and for providing the Bacon Baps and Prosecco at the finish.

On the morning of the 14th, Palm Sunday, the journey started at St Nicholas’ for a short service, accompanied by the Ukulele’s, before all setting off to walk to St Michaels at North Waltham where Rev. Julia continued the service, enjoyed by all.

Monday 15th was the Easter Coffee & Cake held in the village hall. The hall was abuzz with so many able to come together and enjoy the delights of the morning. A beautiful decoration of Flowering Redcurrant branches with delicate painted eggs suspended from them that adorned the table which was covered in delicious cakes. The highlight has to be said, was Linda’s mouth watering ‘Hummingbird’ cake, delicious. Thank you to all.

Tuesday 16th in the evening, St Nicholas’ Church held a beautiful Devotional Service led by Rev. Julia. Full of readings, poems, read by many different people, hymns and two anthems sung by the choir. A continuous service with just a few pauses of silence of reflection, lovely.

To those who love to hear the continuous advancement of Sandros Storm, or as we know and love, Stanley. Hannah took her beloved horse to compete in the Winter National Championships, a feat in itself! On Friday 5th they competed in the Medium Silver Winter Championships and came an amazing 10th out of 30. Sunday 7th saw them up against it in the Advanced Medium Bronze Area Festival Championship where they came a brilliant 6th out of 35….A very proud and ecstatic Hannah who couldn’t praise her fabulous ‘boy’ enough, who had tried his heart out and loved every minute of it. Well done to you both, you have worked so hard, can’t wait to hear what is to come next. Lisa and David Knoxx’s nine year old Knoxx’s Figaro won the Advanced Medium Gold and the Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Gold, ridden by Dannie Morgan. A fantastic time in Steventon, huge congratulations to you all.

Let us all enjoy this wonderful weather, amazing for this Easter. BBQ’s all round maybe, sounds like a great idea. Can’t wait to get outside, enjoy.