A big thank you to everyone who decorated the church or contributed in any way to the harvest celebrations and supper. What an enjoyable evening we had at the supper, and the Sunday service went very well too, with the church looking amazing. The money raised from the auction of fresh produce - a magnificent £251.55 - went to the Swindon Night Shelter www.swindonnightshelter.uk and other income goes to support our church. Tins and packets are going to the Swindon Food Collective. We are really grateful for all your donations, in kind or in money spent on Monday evening at the supper.
Apologies that this summer the opening times have not been as regular as we would have liked. The church is closed now for the winter, but if you would like access at any time please concoct one of the key holders (names on the church door). A big thank you to those who have opened and closed it for the spring and summer, and to those who keep a watchful eye on it.
Commemoration of the Departed
Our annual service in which we remember with gratitude and love those who have died is on Sunday 3 November at 3pm at Hilmarton church. Refreshments afterwards. If you would like to have the name of someone you love read out aloud at this service please write the name on the sheet which will be available in our church, or email the benefice administrator:
The Remembrance Day service will be at the war memorial at Tockenham Corner on Sunday 10 November at 10.50am. See separate notice in this magazine.
Your October magazine
Unfortunately there was a difficulty with the distribution of the October magazine and some of you may have had yours late, or not at all. Please accept our apologies. if you ever miss the magazine, please don’t worry – you can look at it on the Tockenham village website.
See separate notice about the Christmas Tree festival on 7 and 8 December.
Christingle – 5pm on Sunday 8th
Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve at 6pm.
The Busy Bees baby and toddler group welcomes all mothers, fathers, carers and,babies and toddlers. It is held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12.00pm in Tockenham village hall. Contact Revd Rachma on 01793 731134 or email for more details.
Church contact details: The Vicar is Revd Rachma Abbott, and she lives at the Vicarage, Wood Street, Clyffe Pypard. Her phone number is 01793 731134, and her email address is .
To keep in touch with the times and dates of services and other activities, please look at the google calendar on the Tockenham village website: An electronic version of this magazine also appears on the village website.
If you aren’t sure what the services are going to be like and are interested in coming to any of them, please do ask; the phone number for Rachma is above. Normally (though there are exceptions – please check the notice boards or website) in Tockenham we have a communion service on the first 2 Sundays of the month where we remember the Last Supper and share the bread (usually a thin wafer) and wine. The last Sunday of the month is an evening service where we use the traditional book of common prayer language. At all the services we sing a few hymns, pray together and listen to a talk.