Attracting new volunteers in your community – new FREE event

Do you need more people to get involved in your community?

Are many of the positions of responsibility within your community held by only a few?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to either question, you should attend the up and coming FREE CFO event:


Attracting the Unusual Suspects

Date:  14 November 2017

Time:  9.45am to 1:00pm

Venue:  Islip Village Hall, Church Lane, Islip.  OX5 2TA


The event will be facilitated by Grant Hayward, whose company Collaborent, is all about creating opportunities, making connections and solving problems in business and local communities. 


We know succession planning is difficult and that most work falls to a few in the community, so let’s start a discussion to see how we can change this.

To register:

Either book direct with Eventbrite:  Attracting Unusual Suspects

or reply back to this email with your details.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards


Hilary Lombard

Church Illumination

The church floodlighting has been repaired. There is an opportunity for anyone to sponsor the illumination to celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary or to remember a loved one. A donation of £10 will light the church for a week. 

Please let me have your dedications before 1st of each month. Each month’s dedications will be displayed on the noticeboard, the website and will be circulated to the village email list.

You can pay by bank transfer to Sort Code 40 09 02, Account Number 31812556 or in cash to Gill Brounger (Newton Cottage, Green Lane).

Thank you to those who have kindly made dedications in the last quarter.

 Paula Staples

Harvest Thanksgiving – Decoration

We are planning to decorate the church at 10.30 am this Saturday the 23rd for the harvest service.  Would you be kind enough to bring any gifts of fresh produce or dry goods, tins etc.on  Saturday morning. After the Service the  fresh produce will be sold at the McMillan coffee morning, and the dry goods, tins etc which will  be given to the homeless via the Salvation Army.

We do hope you will all come to celebrate this years harvest at the  Service on Sunday 24th at 11.15.