Next meeting: Monday 4 June
Rob Watkin will be filling us in about everything that will be going on at this year’s Ashbourne Festival. 2.30 in the Parish Hall and all are welcome.
Admission is £2.00 to include tea and biscuits…..
Philip Swann gave a talk entitled: “In the footsteps of Nelson Mandela – a visit to South Africa”
He spoke about his role as Director of World Mission for the Diocese of Lichfield and in particular his visit to Matlosane, South Africa.
“It is very hard to relate to all 2.2 billion Christians on this planet, nor even 85 million Anglicans. But by building links with a few in different parts of the globe, our vision and understanding of the lives of our fellow-Christians and our shared joy in the Lord grows. “
The sign of the cross in geographical terms has resulted in 4 links covering north south east & west. Indeed their logo is the world covered by a cross.
Nordkirche in Germany
It was a very enjoyable afternoon attended also by two visitors to the village staying at the campground.
The talk was followed by the AGM. Accounts were supplied by Mrs Tideswell who was thanked for her continuing support of the group.
The Ellastone Monday Club meets in the Parish Hall on the first Monday of the month (including Bank Holidays) at 2.30pm.
The club has been running now for 12 years. In the beginning it was for the over-60s, but now everyone is welcome. Each month there is a speaker or demonstration, followed by the all-important cup of tea and a chat.
We have a varied programme of speakers & films, and a Garden Meeting in the summer. Occasionally we go out for a meal. There is no fee for joining – you pay £2.00 when you come & this includes tea & biscuits. For further details please contact Pam Shouksmith: 324094.
Careline offers a FREE telephone befriending service to people living in the Derbyshire Dales and Uttoxeter area.
They aim to make people’s lives better by calling those who feel in need of support – they may be elderly, less able to get out, recently bereaved, feeling lonely or isolated. They offer friendship to the people they call and peace of mind to their family and friends.
They monitor people’s well-being and pass on useful information about the services available to them in their local community.
The service is completely free and available every day of the year including weekends and bank holidays. Click on the logo above for more information.
Press on the link below to learn some fascinating facts:
Please help us to keep this club going to share friendship, which is very important as we get older, but also for the not so old. It is a very good place to find out information if you are new to the village as several long-time members have lived in Ellastone all their lives and can quite possibly give you some history about your own house that you didnt know!