Churches reopening

From the URC:

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday 5th July at 11.00am we will be holding a Reopening Morning Service at Ickenham United Reformed Church after 15 weeks in lockdown.
Led by Peter Williams the theme is ‘This is none other than the House of God’.
The Church has been specially prepared following the Government and the United Reformed Church safety guidelines and there will be no singing.
We hope that you will be able to come.

 

From St. Giles

The church is now open for private prayer at the following times:
Tuesday evenings 7pm-8pm & Friday mornings 10am-11am

Reopening for Worship – we are planning to hold a Book of Common Prayer Service in church on Sunday 12 July. Please watch this space for further details next week and note that, due to social distancing requirements, space in church will be limited and booking in will be required via the church office.

www.stgileschurch.co.uk/

A message about Ickenham Village Hall Association

We thought this might be of interest to some of you:

Message to all members of Ickenham Village Hall Association.

Dear all

The Ickenham Village Hall AGM scheduled for 30th April 2020 has been postponed.

The Committee are currently in the process of updating their membership database and now have a dedicated membership e mail:-

ivhmembership@yahoo.com

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee could I ask that any members of the Village Hall Association contact us via the above e mail, please include your name and address.

We plan to electronically circulate a copy of last year’s AGM (and any future Village Hall communication of relevance).

Now for the legal bit:-

General Data Protection Regulations

Under the General Data Protection Regulations it is necessary for Ickenham Village Hall Association to inform members that their name, home and e mail address will be kept on a computer database. This information will be used exclusively for the Association’s benefit and will not be disclosed to any third party. Any member not wishing to be recorded in this manner should e mail the Membership Secretary, who will arrange to have them deleted from the database.

Kind Regards

Cavin Higgins

Chairman

28th March URC Jumble Sale cancelled

URC Spring Jumble Sale OFF!

The sale scheduled for Saturday 28th March has been cancelled, for reasons that will be obvious.  Please do not bring donations for sale to the church on 27th March as previously requested but if possible keep them until we are able to resume our programme.  However, we have a limited amount of storage space, so if you have quality items that you are not able to keep please ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for possible collection.  Any shortfall in revenue that we have will not only be detrimental to the work of the church but also our external charities for the year: End Youth Homelessness, Dementia UK, Parkinson’s UK and Toybox.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Richard Piper

This year’s Festival cancelled

This has been passed to me by Ickenham Residents’ Association:

 

The Ickenham Festival Team met today and we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Ickenham Festival (which was to be 6th June – 14th June 2020).

This is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but we feel that the health of exhibitors, volunteers and the general public must come first.

The Government has prohibited large scale events, both indoor and outdoor.

If we now proceed, we feel that we could incur substantial losses that could jeopardise future Festival events.

It is also now impossible for the various Ickenham groups (Churches, School, Voluntary organisations etc.) to plan and commit to a June event.

Our business supporters have come under severe pressure, as their customer numbers and staff are reduced.

We intend to work towards the next Ickenham Festival and we appreciate all the support and help that we have received to date.

Any payments made to Ickenham Festival 2020 for pitches etc. will be refunded.

Starting in Autumn 2020 we will re-launch our series of traditional and new events to raise funds toward that aim.

Spring concert

Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

Sunday 8th March 2020 at 4.00pm

Winston Churchill Theatre, Manor Farm, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL

ANIMAL MAGIC
A concert of orchestral music for all the Family
Presented by Zena Wigram
Conductor: Peter Williams

Programme includes: Overture to Die Fledermaus, The Theme from the Pink Panther, Bright Eyes and excerpts from The Creation, The Carnival of the Animals and other animal favourites

Tickets at the Door Adults £8.00 under 16s £5 Family of 4 £22 from the Box Office: 01895 250615www.hillingdontheatres.uk or you can call 01895 674223

Save these dates for the next Concerts: Sunday 17th May, Saturday 20th June

Moon- and star-gazing next weekend

A NEW WOLAS PUBLIC OBSERVING EVENT FOR 2020

The West of London Astronomical Society invites you to observe the Moon and stars from Ruislip Lido.
Friday 28th February – Sunday 1st March 2020 Time 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

If the sky is clear, a crescent moon will be visible, we may also be able to see objects including Venus, the Orion Nebula, the Seven Sisters star cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy and maybe the Crab Nebula.
Bring your family and friends. Members of WOLAS will be on hand using a variety of telescopes and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Don’t forget to wear warm clothing and bring a torch. To prevent dazzling observers, please limit the brightness of your torch to your phone’s light or equivalent and point it down when on site.

On nights when observing is possible, the Turntable tea room will be open for refreshments, courtesy of the Lido Railway. Toilets are available.

Please visit our website for more information. A GO/NO GO call will be posted no later than 4pm each day.

Ruislip Lido is off Bury Street. Entry is via the gate adjacent to the car park at the end of Reservoir Road HA4 7TY

KEEP RIGHT ON ENTERING THE PUBLIC CAR PARK WHICH IS FREE FROM 6PM.

PLEASE AVOID THE PUB CAR PARK TO THE LEFT.

http://www.wolas.org.uk

Burns Night fun

Ickenham Festival – Burns Night  – Sat 25th January 2020

 The Ickenham Festival Team will be holding their ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School, Long Lane, Ickenham on Saturday 25th January 2020.

There will be a live Ceilidh Band with a caller for dancing, a Piper, a haggis supper (other meal options available) , dancing, and Burns poetry reading.  A great night out is promised for all.

Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website at www.IckenhamFestival.org.uk  http://www.IckenhamFestival.org.uk  or contact Doug Neilson on 07516 984514.  Tickets can be bought online, by post, or in person.

Also see Twitter.com/IckFest and  FB.com/IckenhamFestival

URC Late Summer forecourt sale – September 7th

Keep that holiday feeling going at the URC!

Yes, even when the holidays are over and most people are back at work or school there’s the Late Summer Forecourt Sale at the URC to look forward to! It’s on Saturday 7th September from 10am to 12 Noon, admission is free and there will be a range of stalls including plants, bric-a-brac, boxed games, DVDs/CDs etc and our full range of books priced from 50p to £5.

As a break from browsing and buying there will be coffee, tea and lovely homemade cakes as well. Please get there if you can, and if you have items to donate bring them to the church between 3pm and 7pm on Friday 6th or ring Richard Piper on 01895 634348 for collection.

Should the sun stop shining most things will be inside, but it has been shining on us in another sense as we are currently running over £500 ahead of where we were at this time last year, so many thanks from us and “our” good causes for all the support.

Last but not least, make sure that you note the date of 5th October for our Autumn jumble sale. The one earlier in the year raised a four figure sum and represented a new record for us and it would be nice to do it again!

Richard Piper