St Sampson’s Church are contacting architects to draw up plans for our renovations and improvements to the building and we are also looking at many funding options.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for St Sampson’s Church, South Hill?
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Tesco – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stsampsonschurch/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever.
There are no catches or hidden charges and St Sampson’s Church, South Hill, Cornwall will be really grateful for your donations to help with the ongoing upkeep of this beautiful church.
Thank you for your support.
The talk this month was from Milli Lindfield about the short but remarkable life of her daughter.
Our daughter Hannah-Kate was born in 1991 with a rare syndrome called Pfeiffer Syndrome with Cloverleaf. This meant that Hannah was born with a cloverleaf shaped skull which affected her breathing, sight, hearing and pressure on the brain.
At five days old my husband and I took Hannah to Great Ormond St Hospital totally unaware that this was to become our second home for the next 19 years! At 6 weeks Hannah underwent the first of many, many major surgeries to help her live life to the full.
Hannah from day one proved she was not going to be beaten and amongst all the surgeries, having a tracheotomy (four times) being registered deaf and blind ,she attended main stream primary school and then the West of England School in Exeter.
Here she gained her love for swimming and art, and was introduced to her ever faithful Guide Dog Bella. Art became her life, it gave her an avenue to express her many emotions and to cope with the acute pain that she dealt with on a daily basis. She took her A level Art exam in Gt Ormond St Hospital on huge amounts of pain relief and blind folded as day light affected her eye pain. Continue reading
The Voyage of the Mayflower
Mike Hayward gave a very interesting talk for the May meeting. He began by asking whether the stories we know about the Mayflower are myth or reality. It seems mainly myth, and he enlightened us with the reality.
The very first settlers to America did not sail on the Mayflower, but earlier, when in 1607 a ship sailed from London to Virginia. It was a time of religious unrest and people were being tortured and even killed for their beliefs. A group of separatists escaped the persecution by moving first to Holland, and then in 1620 they decided to emigrate to America on board the ‘Speedwell’. Continue reading
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY AT YOUR LOCAL FLORIST.
Here at Jane’s Floral Designs, Art Gallery & Gifts, I am inviting Artists in and around the Tamar Valley to display their artwork at this venue in the Pannier Market, Callington. This year the exhibitions will be themed, run for a month at a time and each one will have a preview evening where light refreshments will be available.
The dates and themes for the first three months are:-
March – “SEASCAPES” (7th March – 2nd April) Preview evening Tues 8th March, 6pm – 8pm.
April – “SPRING TIME” (4th April- 30th April) Preview evening Tues 5th April, 6pm – 8pm
May – “MINING IN THE WESTCOUNTRY (3rd May – 28th May) Preview evening Tues 3rd May, 6pm – 8pm
Remember, there is no charge to browse the Art and with FREE parking now in Callington’s New Road car park there are lots of reasons to visit your town. Continue reading
Not a title to cheer you up on a dreary wet January morning, our first meeting of 2016, but Simon Dell, a retired Policeman talked about his experiences with wit and humour.