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April Newsletter

Here is a list showing what’s on this coming month.  As usual please look at the website for all the weekly events, community coffee mornings, community choir practices, walks, sports’ activities, bell ringing, etc.

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) Committee is collecting donations from patients for a retirement gift for Dr David Pouncey.   To contribute, please first email or in person at Surgery reception – don’t phone.   All are invited to the presentation at a buffet reception, Horsfall House on Friday, 7 June at 6.00 p.m.   If attending, please RSVP if possible to

The Stroud Textile Trust’s season of opening mills begins on the weekend 27 April and continues to 25 September.  The mills are open for free visits on the National Open Mills’ Weekend, 11/12 May, when St. Mary’s will host an artists’ installation and a display of 3d microscopic images of wool, cloth and local flora and other items. This free event will be open the following weekend as well.  More details

As you will see from the list below, there is a lot going on in and around Minchinhampton this month:

April 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Horsfall House sale in the Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton.  Coffee and drinks available.

April 13 @ 9.30 am – 4.30pm Barnabas Painters Exhibition, Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth.

April 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Cotteswold Naturalists’ Excursion to Broadway.
The Cotteswold Naturalists are holding their first excursion to Broadway on Sunday, 14th April. This is now open to non members.  There will be a coach pick up in Dr Brown’s Road, Minchinhampton at 8 am.

April 14 @ 9:45 am Donkey Procession and Donkey Party, Holy Trinity Church, Bell Lane, Minchinhampton

April 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Cuisine La Page Sunday lunch, 12 Well Hill, Minchinhampton.   £20.  Booking essential.

April 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Minchinhampton Gardening Club – The Walled Garden.  Minchinhampton School.

April 16 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm  Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club,  The Hub, Tobacconist Road, Minchinhampton  – Natives and Aliens.  Speaker Rachel Hemming (Unfortunately the talk on Tin Tabernacles by Phil Wilmott has had to be postponed.)

April 18 @ 7.00 for 7:15 pm  Box Games Night, Box Village Hall.  Introductory Session Free.  Bring along your favourite game.

April 19 @ 10.30 am.  Good Friday Messy Church, Holy Trinity Church, Bell Lane, Minchinhampton.

April 21 @ 6:00 – 7:00 am, Easter Day Dawn Service, Tom Long’s Post, The Common, Minchinhampton.

April 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Arkies Cash Bingo, Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton

April 26 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Coach Trip to Highgrove with Ian Jarvis.  Entrance and coach £32.50 Arrive Highgrove one hour before, free time for Highgrove shop and/or tea and cake.

April 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Nkokoto Link AGM, The HubTobacconist Road, Minchinhampton.

April 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Arkies Quiz, Cotswold ClubHigh Street, Minchinhampton

April 28 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm  Minchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group – Lanes and footpaths around Eastcombe, Thomas Keble School

April 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Traidcraft Sunday Stall, Holy Trinity ChurchBell Lane, Minchinhampton after 10 am service

April 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Parish Council Meeting, The Trap House, West End, Minchinhampton

May 4 and May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Amberley Cow Hunt

May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 pm, Stroud League of Friends’ Quiz, Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton.   £2

May 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Horsfall House Walk via Gatcombe Wood and Avening Court. (in aid of Respite Care)

May 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, National Trust – Marking Day, The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton Common

May 12 – Cogfest and Cycle Spectacular at Minchinhampton School, Bell Lane, Minchinhampton.

May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, NSPCC Antiques and Tea with Philip Taubenheim, Box Village Hall.  Tickets £10.

May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Patients Participation Group AGM, Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton.  Free

May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Movie Night – The FavouriteMinchinhampton Market House,  1-2 Market Square.  £6

Don’t forget, if you are interested in any of the above events it is best to check the website for further details and booking information.

Also please do let us know of any omissions or alterations you would like made on the website.