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Exhibition of Arts and Crafts
Saturday 11th November: from 11 am to 5 pm., in the Church Hall
An exhibition of arts and crafts to showcase the skills and talents of local residents and their friends. There will also be refreshments in aid of the League of Friends of Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
arts and crafts fair poster

Follow this link for a downloadable A4 poster for the event : Arts and Crafts poster.
Friends of St Stephen’s Church Afternoon Tea
picnicSaturday 4th November: service at 3 pm, followed by tea, cakes etc in the hall at 3.30 pm.
The Friends of St Stephen’s Church are holding an Afternoon Tea on Saturday 4th November to mark the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot and the 70th Wedding anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
There will be a short optional service in the church at 3 pm, followed by tea, cakes etc in the hall at 3.30 pm. A glass of sparkling wine will be provided for a toast to the royal couple.
Tickets are £6 per person and are available from Ann Rogers at the church or Val Thistleton, (01227 450414).
The committee looks forward to seeing many Friends, both old and new on this occasion.
Gardening Interest Group
sunflower On Saturday 11th November 2017 between 10.30 and 12.00 there will be Gardening Interest Group Event. Please come and collect Christmas Bulbs (small Narcissi for a pot for inside or outside). Children are very welcome and perhaps they could grow them as a present for a relative or a friend. Sue Herivel is hosting the event at 19 Moofield in her garden. So SAVE THE DATE and come along. Plenty of opportunity for swopping ideas about plans for your garden for next year.

Bulbs are funded from the proceeds of the Plant Sale last year but small donations very welcome. Look forward to seeing you then.

Look out for more updates on our Gardening Interest Page and on the Facebook sites.
A Few Words about Me
picnicTuesday mornings : from 10 am to Noon.
A Few Words About Me are a series of creative writing workshops for people living with dementia, organised by Funder Films and funded by the Lottery.
The workshops will take place as follows : Tuesdays 10am-12 noon, St Peters Methodist Church Hall, free and free refreshments, currently until 17th October, then 31st October for another 6 weeks. Join to share memories and experiences in a fun, supportive group. Carers welcome. No writing experience necessary.

Contact Vicky, by phone on 01227 788497 or 07887 560018, by email here for further details.
Open Gardens Day: thoughts & thanks
I, (Pauline), have been thinking about why we planned the St.Stephen's Residents' Association Open Garden Day and, although two charities (Canterbury and District Early Years Project and Porchlight) will benefit, it was really meant as a way for us to meet as neighbours and friends and, from what I saw, it was a success. Several of you have emailed to say you enjoyed the chance to see such incredibly varied gardens but also said how lovely it was to meet neighbours.

It's hard to know where to start with my thanks. First, it must be the generous members who opened their fabulous gardens and the committee members and supporters who 'guarded a garden', baked delicious cakes and helped with the teas. Then I must thank Graham and Angela for providing the teas and then entertaining tired garden owners until around eight o'clock. Finally, thank you to those members who supported us and admired our gardens. I don't think there is a gardener in the world who doesn't love to hear someone say, 'Your garden is wonderful! '.

Next year, it will be the turn of St Stephen's Road, Hill, Close, Court and Green, Tyler Close and Hales Drive. Plenty of time to prepare, in the meantime enjoy some views of the day (below), more pictures on the gardening page.

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