Church Garden Party


The Church Garden Party, held on 1 July 2017,  was an enjoyable social occasion for the villagers of Bucknell and for others who came in from elsewhere. We were very fortunate with the weather with cloud clearing to sunshine in the afternoon. Bucknell PCC is grateful to Derek and Kate Hedges who made their lovely garden and orchard at Manor Farm available. There were stalls, games and a ride behind a small steam engine. The most popular thing were the cream teas which were served throughout the afternoon around the tables and chairs kindly lent by Bucknell Village Hall. The tractor, car and motor bike display in the orchard opposite Manor Farm was a much admired attraction in its own right and well worth the £2 entrance fee which was charged. I was fascinated by the 1927 Francis Barnet motor bike. My father owned one in the 1930s and it was a joy to see one!

The net proceeds came to £1,041 which was an excellent effort and will go towards the "parish share" which St Peter's Church pays the Diocese of Oxford towards the cost of clergy stipends.

The "Bucknell 100 Club" which will now be run by Bucknell Parochial Church Council was launched at the garden party and we are offering numbers from 1 to 100 for a monthly draw to be held at the Village Hall Bingo session on the 1st Friday of each month starting in October. The cost of having a number is £20 per year, with monthly prizes of £50, £20 and £10. Proceeds will go towards getting a WC and a servery put in St Peter's Church. Please contact me, Kate Hedges or Pat Brain for further information or to participate. Only those over 18 years old may buy a number, however, an adult (who will be the recipient of any prize won) may buy a ticket on behalf of someone under 18. 

© bucknell 2017