22nd Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 1st Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S Repair Café will make its first Spring appearance next week.

Residents with broken goods are being invited to the café at imaGine in Market Square on Saturday (April 9), where experts will be on hand to offer help and support.

The event will run from 10am to 2pm.

Call Tony Piper on 01386 300478 for more information.

A TALK about ‘Bolivia – Colonialism and Culture’ will be held by the Friends of Evesham Parish Church and Bell Tower.

The popular annual event takes place on Saturday, April 16 at 6.30pm with food at 7pm at Hampton Community Hall.

After a two course meal, Sue Ablett will take to the stage for an hour covering Jesuit Missions, the High Andes, Spanish colonialism, beautiful Spanish towns, the origins of the Inca Empire, and life in the Amazonian rain forest.

Tickets are £12 to include the meal/talk and a glass of wine.

Call Sue Ablett on 0787 1285606 or e-mail sueablett1@btinternet.com for more information and to book tickets.

A SERIES of talks addressing key issues relating to the Christian faith will kick off at The Fairfield pub

A new Alpha Course kicks off on Thursday (April 7) for the next six weeks and runs for six weeks.

More than 15 million people have now attended an Alpha course,an opportunity to explore the meaning of life and the Christian faith, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.

It is low-key, relaxed, friendly and fun and at The Fairfield Pub and even includes dinner

Visit AsumGroup.org./Alpha or call Sarah Hewitt 07456 549969 for more information.


A PERSHORE church member has received Maundy money from the Queen in recognition of her exemplary Christian service.

Bron Soan, from the Diocese of Worcester, met with Her Majesty at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on Thursday (March 24) to receive the money, along with Bishop John Inge of Worcester.

Bron has worked hard to create an ecumenical link between the churches in Pershore and some of the most deprived children in El Salvador, through the charity ‘Aid to the Children of El Salvador’ (ACES).

In her 70s, she still regularly makes the demanding trip to the central American country to visit children in their homes and schools, along with other ACES members.

The tradition of presenting alms on Maundy Thursday goes back to the 4th century and comes from the Latin word meaning commandment.

Bishop John said: “It’s always very moving to see such a large number of people receiving this token of appreciation from someone who herself has given such extraordinary Christian service over so many years.

VALE residents who want to get in step and learn line dancing can take advantage of new classes at the town’s Health Hub.

New Liners will be held every Tuesday at the High Street venue between 1pm and 2pm and aimed at absolute beginners.

Sessions cost £5 per person and for more information call Gavin on 07757427590