Harvest supper and 850 pageant - In these difficult times there will be a 'credit munching' harvest supper in Wangford Community Centre at 6.30pm for 7pm.

Harvest supper and 850 pageant - In these difficult times there will be a 'credit munching' harvest supper in Wangford Community Centre at 6.30pm for 7pm. Tickets are a very affordable, �5 per adult and �3 per child under 16. There will be a meal comprising ham/vegetarian quiche, jacket potato, home-made chutney, peas and salad, all served with bread and butter, followed by home-made trifle. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and soft drinks, all at reasonable prices. Following the meal there will be the Wangford 850 pageant, giving 850 years of Wangford's history in a nutshell, all acted by Wangfordians, written by Jill Merry and produced by Sidi Scott.

Tickets can be purchased from Wangford Village Store. Early purchase is recommended as all tickets sold out quickly last year and it is �3 cheaper this year. Numbers are limited so buy early to avoid disappointment. The meal will be prepared and served by the Parochial Church Council. The event is supported by Wangford Farm Shop who supply all the vegetables and a fruit basket for the raffle which will be drawn during the evening. All profits will go directly to the Wangford Church roof fund, for the desperately needed repair. Please come and support the event; an enjoyable evening is guaranteed, at a very reasonable price.

Henham steam rally - This year's rally was blessed with probably the best weekend weather of the whole summer. As a result the crowds turned out and enjoyed a fun packed weekend, with all the usual attractions. All the hard work was rewarded with packed stalls and marquees. The famous 'village pantry' tea tent was busy all weekend and had sold out of sandwiches by 1.30pm on Sunday, a record for this popular refreshment outlet, organised and run by Wangford Church and village helpers. Organisers hope for a bumper income as a result which goes towards local charities through the Lions,

Wangford Community Council and local churches - The whole village of Wangford is saddened at the death of Barbara Bryson who has served the village in many ways over the past 12 years and with her catching smile has always had a positive and humorous outlook on life. In recent times despite the seriousness of her illness Barbara has remained cheerful and an inspiration to all around her right up to the day she died. Many people saw Barbara at the Wangford 850 celebrations. Barbara's funeral will be in Wangford Church on Thursday, October 1, at 2.30pm.

Wangford 850 village trial - Malcolm Woolnough devised and organised the 'Wangford village trial' as part of the 850 celebrations. There were seven all correct entries from Sam Aldred, Eleanor Baker, Oliver and Ben Currie, Freddie Ellingworth, Jack Ellingworth, Georgie Smith and Poppy Smith. The two names drawn out at the village fete were Poppy Smith and Jack Ellingworth, who won national book tokens value �10 and �5 respectively, kindly supported by the Orwell Bookshop, Southwold. Congratulations to them, and well done to everyone else. A full set of correct answers can be found displayed in the cabinet in Church Street.

Bus service news - The contract for the Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays Lowestoft to Halesworth service, which was numbered 99B and operated by First Eastern Counties, has now passed to Anglian Bus and Coach, who have numbered it 601. The timings are broadly similar, but there have been some changes, so check before you travel. The new timetable can be found at the stops in Church Street and High Street, also at the community centre. Timetable booklets are available at the village store.

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Church services - The licensing of the Rev Rich Henderson took place on Monday, September 21 in Blythburgh Church, led by Bishop Clive. All the Sole Bay Team were present with all of the churchwardens and readers. The church was full and it was so good to see so many of Rich's former parishioners from Beccles come over to see him duly launched into his new ministry.

It has also been announced that the Rev Caroline Hallett, associate priest in the team with responsibility for St Edmund's, Southwold has been appointed by Bishop Nigel as priest-in-charge of the parish of Acton with Great Waldingfield in the deanery of Sudbury. Caroline's licensing in her new church is yet to be arranged along with her leaving service here. The whole team is grateful to Caroline for extending her curacy and looking after St Edmund's, after Canon Jane Wilson left, whilst the team was re-formed. The process for appointing a new team rector with responsibility for St Edmund's is now under way. There will be a pilgrim eucharist service in Sotherton Church this Sunday at 9.30am, led by Rev David Eaton. Eucharist follows in Wangford Church at 11am and evening prayer in Uggeshall Church at 6pm. David will also be at Wangford and Rev Julie Eaton at Uggeshall. All welcome.