The full scheme of window, banners and lighting is now successfully installed in St Michael’s and only a few finishing touches are left to complete the project.
The window was blessed by the Bishop of Dorchester during a special service on 7th January and in celebration, the Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers completed a full peal of Stedman on Blewbury bells (that’s 5040 distinct changes of the ringing order of the bells made continuously over 3 hours). The window and dedication event were featured on Radio Oxford and also in the Oxford Times. We hope that everyone has now had the opportunity to see the full window scheme illuminated from both the outside and inside of the church and enjoy its reflections and colours.
We have raised £74,006 (as of 12th January) and we are currently projecting for the project to come in slightly under budget at £78,000. In addition to George – Don’t do that! on 25th January, and donations that are continuing to be generously made, we have one final event planned on the morning of 1st February during which we hope to hit our target!
GEORGE DON’T DO THAT…. WITH CATHERINE FLYE
Saturday 25th January 2020 – St Michael’s Church, 7:45pm.
Catherine Flye, known to many of us, is an actor and theatre maker who transports audiences back to a time of gentle humour with the music and magic of Joyce Grenfell. Grenfell, a household name in the UK for decades, tickled funny bones and warmed hearts with her vivid characterizations of the high and low born, aristocrats and working class. She conquered West End stages, toured extensively, made popular albums of her routines, and starred in a number of films, including the St Trinian’s series and The Yellow Rolls Royce.
In a fun tribute show, Catherine, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Joyce Grenfell, will look back at this legendary lady comic, and will be accompanied by arranger and pianist Ian Clarke
“George – Don’t do that… is a such a delightful concoction that I have seen it twice. A glorious mixture of frivolity and seriousness, food for the spirit and mind. A lovely, warm, amusing and touching evening.”
SIR DEREK JACOBI
Tickets £15 (including a glass of wine, or soft drink) at Blewbury Post Office from 2nd December.
There will also be a raffle – first prize = vacuum cleaner kindly donated by Miele.
Exhibition and sale of artefacts from Edwardian Stained Glass
Saturday 1st February 2020 – St Michael’s Church, 10am – 12.
Renowned artist David Harber has now produced the first large sample artefact from the Edwardian Glass window previously installed in St Michael’s church, Blewbury. We will be displaying all sizes of artefacts available to order and purchase directly at this event. Artefacts will be available with prices ranging from £10 to £450.
Elphin’s “A Pain the Glass” cards and jigsaws will also be on display. Card with envelopes £1.50 or four for £5. Jigsaws £29.99 (500 pieces) and £34.99 (1000 pieces).
Tea and Cakes will also be served. All welcome!
If you are unable to make the event you can find out more from Gill Loyd on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01235 850459.
Thank you for all of your support during the last 18 months
Project Resound Team