Marton Village, Warwickshire

Wildflower Identification Guide

Marton Parish Council led a project in 2020 to introduce areas of wildflower meadows to the playing fields and surrounding areas.

The seed mix was chosen to provide a variety of species over following years, which can be identified with this guide.

Thank you to residents Dr Joan Sherratt for producing the guide and Dr Nick Steggall for overseeing the seed choices and sowing.

Thanks also to the funders, Severn Trent Community Fund and Warwickshire Councillors’ Grant Fund and the many volunteers who gave time and energy to the project.

We hope you enjoy the improved biodiversity of the area. If you need to report any related issues, please email clerk@martonvillage.com.

St Esprit Church notices – February 2021

EXTRACTS FROM A LETTER FROM REVD JANE & TIM EVERITT

I am writing to let you know that Tim and I will soon be saying goodbye and leaving the Long Itchington Vicarage.  It has been my joy and privilege to work and walk alongside the two villages as the ‘Priest-in-Charge’ of both Holy Trinity and St Esprit Churches since 8th January 2018. However, following a cancer diagnosis in February of last year, I am retiring early on ill-health grounds on the 28th February 2021 and we will be moving back to the Fylde Coast, Lancashire, to be near family.

Memories of time spent with the LI Primary School and pre-school families, Bizzy Tots, the Long Itchington WI, the Scouting and Guiding uniform groups, WARMLI (& the dedication of the village war memorial), the Memorial Hall in Marton, Carnival and Sports Days in the villages, time enjoyed at the local village pubs and restaurants, along with all the time we spent together in a church context, will be remembered and treasured.

Both Tim and I have thoroughly enjoyed village life, but with my continuing health problems, we feel that we now need to take a step back and spend our time with family, making new and treasured memories, especially with our three grandchildren.

I am hoping to zoom in to the online church service on Sunday 28th February, which I feel, will enable me to say a fond farewell, with the promise that once the vaccinations are completed, the lockdown and restrictions lifted, Tim and I will be able to come back for a visit and say our goodbyes in person.

CHURCH BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED

As we cannot meet the social distancing / safety guidelines in our small church we regret that the church building must still remain closed. Please contact either of the churchwardens with any queries or requests for pastoral support.

CHURCH SERVICES
As we move towards becoming an Eco-Church, we will be using Marton Village email, our St Esprit Marton Facebook page and our noticeboards for church notices and information about services, if anyone would like information through their letterbox, please get in touch.

Revd Rob Rogers continues to support us with two on line services of Holy Communion each month and a talk for our service on the third Sunday of the month.  We also share deanery resources with worship, prayers and reflections on other Sundays.

Please contact Joe Walsh if you wish to be included on our Church mailing list (email or posted) t:01926 632547, m:07399 480966 e:joe.a.walsh@btinternet.com


GOODBYE to REVD JANE and TIM – SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY
You will see from her letter that Revd Jane and Tim are moving to the Fylde Coast at the end of this month as Jane begins her retirement.  She is hoping to join us via Zoom for our Benefice service of Holy Communion at 9:15am on Sunday 28 February, please get in touch if you want to join.

We are hoping that we will have an opportunity later in the year for Jane to visit us in person for a celebration of her ministry in Long Itchington and Marton.

Marton 200 Club

Thinking of becoming a member?
This is how it works
What is the 200 Club?
The Village Hall committee runs a ‘200 Club’ as part of ongoing fundraising efforts for the upkeep and maintenance of the hall. It has played an important part over the years and particularly during these challenging times when we have been unable to hold events and private bookings.
Why should you join?
To help raise money for our Village Hall and to give yourself a chance of winning one of the monthly cash prizes £40, £20 & 2 x £10.
How much does it cost?
Each number in the monthly draw costs £12 per annum and there’s no limit to how many numbers you can buy.
How do I become a member?
Download the attached form or contact Dyan Hewett dyanh@btinternet.com or 01926 633243 for further details and payment options

We look forward to welcoming both new and current members

St Esprit Church, Notices for December 2020

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
This has been a strange and difficult year, Christmas will be unlike any other and the New Year will hold new challenges.
More than 80 years ago, King George VI quoted from a poem by Minnie Louise Haskins in his Christmas broadcast. The words still seem appropriate for today;

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”


And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

Although this poem is much quoted, so often the last line is omitted, but the last line makes all the difference!
We wish you all every blessing of the Christmas Season and look forward to when we can meet and worship together again.

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Local History Group: November 2019 Update

In October the Group were given a fascinating talk by Pieta Greaves, pictured, about the Church’s zinc sign restoration. A summary of this talk is available here.

The next meeting is on November 18th at 7.30pm in the village hall. We have a well-known local and very entertaining speaker, Graham Sutherland, who will give a talk about Highwaymen. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Mobile Police Station

PCSO David Banks – Mobile Police Station

The Rugby Rural South/Central Safer Neighbourhood Team will be dropping into Marton on the dates/times below. If you have any issues or concerns, please pop down and see your local officer PCSO David Banks.

Monday 21st October 2019
13:00 – 13:45hrs (Church Street, Marton)

Saturday 23rd November 2019
13:00 – 13:45hrs (Church Street, Marton)

Heritage Open Days: Marton Museum Open All Weekend 10.30pm – 5.00pm Saturday 14 & 15 September 2019

heritage open day logo

The Museum will finish its Summer opening with the  Heritage Open Weekend September 14th and 15th when we will be open on the Saturday and Sunday from
10.30am – 5.00pm.

We will now not be open until May 2020. Private viewing can be arranged – see our website http://martonmuseum.co.uk/


There will be refreshments in the pavilion with home made cakes as well as other activities such as demonstrations of wood turning, spinning, rag rug making, quizzes etc etc.


Plenty for adults and children