Descendants of Squire Boone Visit St. Disen’s

A lovely e-mail received from our American friends:

Hello Ros,
We are the descendants of Squire Boone and Squire junior, brother of the famous Daniel. We recently had the pleasure of meeting you and others of your congregation when we visited St Disen’s Church.  I decided to send the photo as a thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  St Disen’s was on my list of places to visit for many years and it was lovelier than I ever imagined, thanks to you good folks!

Later, we were invited to attend the dedication of the Squire Boone (junior) statue in Shelbyville, Ky.  Squire founded the first settlement in the area in 1776 and named it Painted Stone.  According to the people of Shelbyville, Daniel wouldn’t have lived so long if it wasn’t for his younger brother, Squire (my 5th great-grandfather) as he saved his life at least three times!

 

It was wonderful having made both those excursions in the same year.  Thank you again for your warm reception. We hope to return someday.

Blessings to you all, Lori. Seattle, Wa. USA

Congratulations


Congratulations to Sam and Bryn who were married in St Disen’s Church last Saturday, 15th September. The looks on everyone’s faces, especially Sam and Bryn’s says it all.

‘All things bright and beautiful’

Thank you God for flowers

A poster put together by our Tiddlywinks Group to remind us that God is the creator of all lovely things.
Tiddlywinks is especially for babies and young children with their parents/carers. We meet in the church hall every first and third Wednesday of the month, 9.30am-11.30am.

Afternoon Tea at St Disens

Preparing tea


Enjoying afternoon tea

A cheerful, chatty group of church friends came together on Sunday afternoon to enjoy a special tea, including egg sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, Victoria sponge and apple cake, to celebrate the end of our Gift Week.

Refugee Support Group

The Bradninch Refugee Support Group is planning to hold a further three collections for good quality clothes, food and toiletries. These will be on Saturdays, September 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10.0am–12noon in St Disen’s Hall.

Support has been amazing in the past— keep it going!!!

Come for Coffee

Our 4th Wednesday coffee mornings are proving very successful, so we have decided to extend them.

The VERY informal, and free, coffee mornings will now be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, from 10.30 –12noon.  Do please come and join us!

Church Flowers

Beautiful flower arrangements in church this week.  Thank you, Sue Stanbury and Hazel Excell.

If anyone would like to join the flower-arranging group, please contact Dorothy Parsons on 01392 881766.


Gift Week & Afternoon Tea

St Disen’s will be holding its annual Gift Week from 2nd to 8th September. As in previous years all monies raised will go directly to the care and maintenance of the church and church hall. Please help us to continue to look after these buildings. Thankyou
And, to mark the end of Gift Week we are holding a Thank you Tea at 4.00pm on Sunday 9th September. All welcome.

Knit & Natter

Knit & Natter returns on Tuesday 18th September from 2.00 – 4.00pm in St Disen’s Church Hall. Help is available with your knitting and crochet if you need it, but please bring along any craft. Light refreshments served.

The Children’s Society

A most successful coffee morning was held on 2nd August to coincide with the annual opening of the collection boxes. A grand total of £911.50 has been raised this year. A big thank you to everyone – all that loose change adds up!