Digging for Gold

On 24th September we hosted a very interesting talk entitled ‘Digging for Gold’ with Martin Cook, a three times Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist. We held the ‘Combined Harvest’ Flower Festival in the Church for the following two days. The Church was beautifully decorated and we welcomed many visitors.

We raised a wonderful £1600 through both events.

In November, Nigel Rees, the Radio 4 broadcaster, gave an entertaining talk ‘From Gravestones to Graffiti’ in a packed Village Hall. This raised an excellent £1000.

Ewelme and its links to Benson

On Friday 17th March, Dr. Simon Townley gave an interesting talk entitled ‘Ewelme and its links to Benson’. This highlighted the historic connections between Ewelme and neighbouring Benson and was particularly relevant in view of the recent merger of the Benefices of Benson and Ewelme. 48 people attended this successful evening with £370 being raised for the Friends.