For people who couldn’t attend the recent training session on using the village defibrillators, you can do the training any time online via the British Heart Foundation’s website: https://revivr.bhf.org.uk/
Marton Village, Warwickshire
Remembering Her Majesty The Queen
In response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there will be a minute’s silence at the start of the Marton Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 13 September and another at the Great Marton Get Together on Saturday 10 September.
In addition, a book of condolences is available at St Esprit Church. There are also books of condolences you can sign and read online, including one hosted by the Church of England and another soon to be on the Royal Family website.
Marton 200 Club – 2023
New Year – New 200 Club
The 2023 Marton 200 Club is up and running and it’s easy to take part.
- Becoming a member costs £12 per annum for each number purchased.
- Membership provides opportunities throughout the year for you to win cash prizes up to £40.
- Being part of the 200 Club is a great way to show your support for our village hall and its continued use as a community hub.
The 2023 Marton 200 Club has monthly draws providing cash prizes of £40, £20 and 2 x £10 that can be won for just £12 per annum. £960 was paid out in prize money in 2022! You could be a lucky winner this year!
How does it work?
The 200 Club has been running successfully for many years. Villagers have purchased numbers between 1 and 200 and these have been entered into monthly draws resulting in cash prizes.
The balance between tickets sold and prize money is a vital source of income to ensure the future of our village hall. This was particularly important during the pandemic period when, due to enforced closure, the hall was unable to generate income through the events that would normally have been held.
We hope that current 200 Club members are happy to keep their existing numbers and we thank them for their continuing support.
Marton has welcomed many new residents lately and we would like to encourage them to get involved.
Please contact Dy Hewett at The Cottage Garden, North Street, email@example.com or 01926 633243 about available numbers.
Payment can be made using the bank details below. Please reference your payment “200 Club” plus surname.
200 Club bank details
Account name: Marton War Memorial Hall
Account type: Business
Account no: 02551047
Alternate arrangements can be made if online banking is a problem.
Happy New Year from the Village Hall Committee – Good luck everyone
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:email@example.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.
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.
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
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)