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Did you know?

There are Church Recorders at St Mary’s Glanvilles Wootton.

During the year 2016/2017 at 11a.m, every Thursday morning from April to November a group of people can be found in the porch of the Church having their coffee break!

They are members of the Church Recorder Group affiliated to NADFAS (The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies)  and  are there to undertake a survey recording all the fittings and artistic artefacts that are to be found in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin which is a  Church  with a 14 Century tower, a 19th  Restoration of the main church and with an ancient Chantry Chapel.

The project is fascinating and the amount of information that has been discovered is so interesting.  Everything is described, measured and noted down with drawings and photographs. This includes textiles, metalwork , paintings ,library, windows, stonework, woodwork and memorials.  All this will eventually be put together in a bound book to enable the village now and future generations to discover exactly what is contained in their beautiful Church.

Barn Dance

On Saturday 18th February there were hijinks in the village hall with a very successful Barn Dance.

Our caller for the evening was the splendid Ruth Thompson and music provided by the talented Chris Toyne on squeeze box.

Village Defibrillator

We have a defibrillator!

Someone of you may have notice our defibrillator is now in place by the entrance to the village hall. It is ready for use.

It is accessible in an unlocked, but alarmed, box. The use of the defibrillator is straightforward, it gives verbal instruction and will not function if not being used correctly, thus you cannot harm ‘the patient’. The ambulance 999 service has been made aware of its existence and will direct callers to the defib in appropriate circumstances.

Training is not required but some residents attended a presentation in the village on Monday 30th January to make themselves familiar with the defibrillator and its use. Our thanks go to Dr Tuke who discussed its use and techniques that work alongside it.

Our thanks go to those who have made donations towards the provision of this potentially life saving resource.

Local retired G.P., Dr Tuke recently gave a training session in cardiac resuscitation in the village hall.