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Annual Parish Meeting – Friends Report 2016

The Friends of All Saints Church Rampton was established in August 1997 to raise funds for the repair and restoration of Rampton’s parish church. It is not officially a church committee though there is provision for a member of the Parochial Church Council to be on the committee. The church continues, as it has for many centuries, to be a key piece of the fabric of Rampton.

In the past year, 2015 to 2016, the Friends Committee has continued to raise both funds for and awareness of, All Saints Church Rampton. Currently our focus is on popular and recurring events – one or two coffee mornings each year, line dancing evenings twice a  year and the wine tasting evening in the autumn. In December we  held our second Nativity Tableau outside the church with a cast of live animals and stalwart friends in period costume.

The group maintains a table in the church where cards and copies of the church guidebook are available for visitors to purchase.

An easy way to support the group is to sign up for membership at an annual cost of £10 for individuals, £15 for a family and £100 for a Life membership. The group will be losing its secretary at the AGM in September and is actively looking for a replacement

Thank you on behalf of

The Friends of All Saints Church Rampton

Line Dancing – thank you

Line Dancing for Fun on 18 March raised £62.70 for the repair and restoration of All Saints Church Rampton. Thank you for your support – we’ll have another session in September!

Friends are looking for a new Secretary!

There will shortly be a vacancy for secretary to support
the Friends committee. The work is not onerous
as the committee meets irregularly throughout
the year (about six times) and holds an AGM. If
this is something you could help with, please
speak with Jacquie Bland (250986) or Gail Bull
(251057). We look forward to hearing from you.

Line Dancing for Fun

Its that time again,  yeehar !!!

Line Dancing for Fun, on Friday 18th Mar 2016 at 7pm till about 10pm Venue Rampton Village Hall CB24 8QA

Admission £4 on the door

Bring your own refreshments, friends, sense of humour, Tea coffee & squash will be available to purchase

Proceeds to Friends of Rampton Church

If anyone is happy to bring the music and teach a dance that would be great

Church Cleaning

Our historical church is a much loved part of our village landscape, but just like our homes it needs regular cleaning.

We have a rota of people who give some time once a fortnight, but we are very short of volunteers. If you would be willing to join the team of people who clean the church, please contact Colin Humphryes on 251 924 or colval.hump@nullbtinternet.com

Nativity Tableau Update

Thank you to our cast of thousands and all those who came to experience the Friends second Nativity Tableau.

Over the two evenings (18 and 19 December) we raised £250 for the repair and restoration of All Saints Church, Rampton. A cast of 1000s to thank and also the many, many people who came along and made such generous donations. Thank you to: Carol Jackson for help with refreshments, Don Bland for marquee and animal management, Kirsty Cameron for help with the donkey, Sarah Cameron and Alison Bateson for music, Steve, Louise, Grace and Hannah Adams, Gavin Cameron, Judy Garstang, Ivor Smith and Alison Wedgbury for being in the tableau. Thanks too to James the donkey and to the sheep – Ada, Clare and Strawberry

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning is planned for Saturday 28 November.

Wine Tasting Report

A lively group of 50ish villagers and guests attended the Friends Wine Tasting Evening in the Village Hall last month. Throughout the course of the evening we sampled eight different wines and nibbled on bread and cheese. The evening was also a financial success with donations from our sponsors easily covering our expenses, meaning that ticket sales of £315, raffle £101 and auction £46 go directly to funds for the repair and restoration of All Saints Rampton. Total for the evening to date is £594! A huge round of applause please for Anonymous (from Rampton), Cambridge Building Society, Hockeys Estate Agents – Willingham, MIUS, Open Objects, Sam Green Accountants, Stratlab, The Wallers.

Wine Tasting

(Friday 16 October) Early call for presenters and/or local business sponsors. Please contact Jacquie Bland if you are interested in either presenting or sponsoring a wine. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and is very well attended. Tickets will be on sale in October

Line Dancing for Fun

in the Village Hall, 7-10pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Coffee/tea/squash will be available for purchase. A raffle too! No experience necessary – do come along and join in the fun! And bring your friends 😉

Chrstmas Tableau 2015

In 2013 the Friends (and friends) staged a Christmas Tableau outside the church. We are hoping to do this again on 18th and 19th December. If you would like to participate, please contact Gail Bull or Jacquie Bland. We will need some shepherds, kings, Marys and Josephs!

Line Dancing for Fun

returns on Friday 13 March from 7 pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Tea, coffee and squash will be available for purchase, however why not bring your own drinks, nibbles and friends and have a great evening? Yeee haw y’all. See you there. And we will definitely be having a raffle!

A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to friends and neighbours who supported our Coffee Morning on 29 November. We raised the magnificent sum of £201 which goes into Friends funds for the repair and restoration of All Saints Church Rampton.

Line Dancing coming up in March

Line Dancing for Fun (that means no experience necessary!) returns on Friday 13 March from 7 pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Tea, coffee and squash will be available for purchase, however why not bring your own drinks, nibbles and friends and have a great evening? Yeee haw y’all. See you there. And we will probably have a raffle too 😉

Wine Tasting

The Friends Wine Tasting evening in October was a hugely successful evening. We would like to thank our generous sponsors – Anonymous, The Cambridge Building Society, Leeway Building Services Ltd, Malary Ltd, Mount International Ultrasound Services Ltd (MIUS), open objects, Planned Finish, Sam Green (Rampton). We would also like to thank our presenters. And we really, want to thank all you great folk who bought tickets, came along, bought raffle tickets, bid for the leftover wine. By the end of the evening we had raised £597 for Friends funds

Friends Coffee Morning

Saturday 29 November 10.30–12.30 in the Village Hall

Coffee, tea, squash, mince pies and shortbread. Cakes and cake stall. And a raffle 😉

Craft tables at £5 can be booked, contact Carol Jackson on 07890 752 082. Local author Karen Williams will be there to sign and sell copies of her children’s book The Dino Cleaning Crew.