DIARY OF EVENTS

2018

 

 

Please scroll down the page to see events taking place in the Village.

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC FAMILY SERVICE

 

9.30 am SUNDAY 15th JULY

MARK CHURCH

 

All you need to do is bring along your favourite bear or cuddly toy.

There will be Bear friendly stories and songs

Blessing of bears and toys

Bear style crafts to receate

Bear friendly drinks and treats!

 

 

 

 

COME AND PLAY THE ORGAN - THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS

 

MARK CHURCH 

 

SATURDAY 21st JULY

 

10.30 am - 4.00 pm

 

The Church Tower

will also be open between 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm

 

 

Lance Foy, organ builders, will be on hand with a working display, and members of Somerset Organists Association will be on hand to advise and answer questions, and point people in the right direction regarding coaching, access to instruments, and all aspects of playing and learning to play the organ.

 

There will be escorted trips up the Church Tower so come and admire the scenery and take those wonderful landscape shots from an iconic vantage point.  Even if you are not a photographer, come along and enjoy the view!

 

Refreshments will be served 

 

For more information, please ring Derek Jones on 01278 788221

 

 

 

HARVEST HOME

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST

 

 

11.45  am                        Thanksgiving Service

12.45 am                         Luncheon

2.30 pm                          FREE Traditional Childrens' Sports and Fancy Dress

4.30 pm                          Afternoon tea, FREE for Parish Children

7.00 pm                          Marquee closes

 

Ticket Prices

Adults                                               £18.00

Children (12 years and under)    £9.00

Available from Mel on 01278 641141

 

VILLAGE MARKET AND CAR BOOT BOOKINGS

 

The MCA took the decision at their meeting on 10th January that the Village Market  takes a break until  September.  Details will be in both the Parish Magazine and here, on the website, when a decision has been made.  The Market has been running for over 35 years and has raised large sums of money to help with the running and maintenance of the Hall.

 

 

 

HARVEST HOME

 

Mark Harvest Home started with the Mark Cricket Club which began in 1884.  In 1885 it was decided to have a cricket match and dance and to call it Mark Cricket Club Festival.  This continued until the First World War when it ceased for a while but began again after the war and took the form of Victory Celebrations.  After that it took the title of Harvest Home.

 

The day begins with a Thanksgiving Service in Mark Church.  Then everyone walks in procession to the Harvest Home field where there is a huge marquee decorated with floral and harvest hoops, which give the tent a festive appearance.  There is keen competition among the parishioners who decorate the hoops as prizes are awarded to the various entries in the Adults and Children’s classes.  After the lunch, which starts at 1.00 pm, and the toasts given by invited speakers, there are sports for the children, as well as afternoon tea for the villagers, children and friends.  The day finishes with a dance and bar in the evening

 

Mark Harvest Home is held every year on the second Saturday of August - the date for 2018 is 11th August.

 

 

 

See the Village Hall website for a list of all events taking place there.

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