Category Archives: Fundraising

2023 Barrow Push

Anthony Bagley, the new farm manager at Duchy College led the procession in a tractor on Saturday 24th June for St Sampson’s Church annual medieval barrow push and summer fete. Duchy College came to our rescue at the last minute to pull the trailer of dignitaries from Callington to South Hill.

An assortment of decorated wheel barrows, were entered and wheelie bins from SHARE Recycling for Charity project were pushed the 2 miles from Callington to South Hill preceded by our Knight carrying the St Sampson’s banner, followed up by our local dignitaries; Callington Portreeve – Pete Watson, the town crier – Tony Stentiford and local lay minister Nigel Cooper.

The winning ‘barrow’ was a wheelie bin with a real child inside! They were awarded the trophy made from the old bells headstock.

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Aderyn strings meets St. Sampson’s Giant Monk

Music for a Summer evening came to St. Sampson’s, South Hill on 24th May,2023, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of a St. Sampson’s Unlocked sponsor.  Over 50 people filled the church to hear Cardiff-based string players, the Aderyn Quartet – who met St Sampson sharing their ‘green room’.

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Churchwarden’s Retirement Ramble

Offa’s Dyke – May 17th… Miranda Lawrance-Owen

After six years, the time has come to swap my churchwarden’s staff for trekking poles and attempt a long-held ambition to walk the Offa’s Dyke Path. Peter and I will be starting from Chepstow on 17th May, carrying our tent and kit, and rambling slowly along the 177 miles towards Prestatyn.  We will take our time, stopping to visit places on the way, and in particular I hope to visit all twenty churches along the path. My indefatigable churchwarden colleague, Judith, has persuaded me not to forget St Sampson’s and to raise funds for the St Samson’s Unlocked Project as we go.  Hopefully, she will be able to post updates of our progress whenever my phone has enough battery or signal to send them to her.

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QUIZ hosted by The Connection Sat July 23rd

STARTS 7:30pm

Bring your teams of 4 – 6 or we’ll make up teams on the night.

Bring your neighbours and a raffle prize and your own drinks & nibbles.

Quiz Question: How many properties can you put houses on, on a Monopoly

The monthly charity quiz can be hosted by anyone and you can nominate your charity or worthy cause. The hall is free to hire for these monthly quiz nights. the 4th Saturday of the month.

Trewassick Open Afternoon Sunday June 26th 1 – 5pm

in aid of the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Come and have a wander around our summer gardens, meet the mini donkeys and their friends, relax with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake.

Entry fee 5 pounds (under 12’s free)

Entry fee and proceeds from the tea and cake will go the DEC Ukraine Appeal.

Field parking, sorry NO DOGS, as we have baby animals and it is ground-nesting bird season.

Directions: Trewassick entrance is on the South Hill to Golberdon Rd PL17 7LT

From Golberdon take the South Hill Rd over Coombe Bridge, go up the hill and Trewassick entrance is on the left.