REPORT FROM THE CHAIR FOR 2019.
Once again another very successful twelve months for the Friends of St. John’s. As usual, we have raised monies from various events including Table Top Sales, Farmers Market, Brass band Concert, Christmas Raffle, etc.
Last November we had a very successful and enjoyable Brass Band Concert. A raffle was also held during this event. This was followed by refreshments in the Church Hall.
In December “Team Friends” helped put up the Christmas tree and decorations in the church. Throughout the year they have maintained the church grounds, graveyard, garden and wildlife garden.
Another cheque was presented in April to the church for the “Heating Fund”.
Unfortunately the Ukulele Concert in May had to be cancelled.
The following month yet another cheque was presented to the church for the “Heating Fund”. We will continue fundraising for this. During the last twelve months we have had two Curry Nights at Deeva, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
We held our “Heritage Open Day” in September and this was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all who came along. Once again, a wonderful array of photographs was provided and displayed by the two Malcolm’s and other helpers also a big thank you to Eileen Sheller for her organ recitals throughout the day and Allan Hardcastle for his military memorabilia.
As well as our own display Pudsey Civic Society had a table displaying and selling books. A new addition this year was a display by The Friends of Rehoboth Baptist Burial Ground. Their aim is to reclaim and maintain this historic burial ground to make it accessible as a community asset.
Refreshments were available throughout the event at the kitchenette.
We continue to have regular tables at the Farmer’s Markets and Table Top sales selling bric-a-brac and books.
We were very sorry to see our Curate Hannah Lievesley leave St John’s but wish her every success in her future at St. Chad’s Church in Headingley. We are also very sorry to see Paul Tudge leaving this month (January).
CHAIRPERSON FRIEND’S OF ST JOHN’S
SPONSORED WALK 2019
It was a very good day for our sponsored walk this year and it went down extremely well in September. This has prompted us to have the 2020 walk also in September (19th). Up to date this year we have raised over £400 and we still have money outstanding.
SPONSORED WALK 2020
Saturday 19th September, meet at Rodley Swing bridge at 0930. for further details contact 0113 255 3859.
Friends had a great time once again with good food and service at Deeva. The next curry night will be on Saturday 18th April, come and join us it’s very enjoyable. Could YOU be curry master and organise the evening (collect numbers attending etc. and advise Deeva)? If so please contact Malcolm Haist.
The April 2020 curry night was cancelled due to the situation with corona virus. The next curry night is due to be on the 24th October at Deeva, Farsley, but it is in doubt at the moment due to the corona virus situation we will update as soon as the situation becomes clearer, for further details contact the Curry Master on 0113 255 1943.