Yes, it’s that time of the year when the master (or mistress) scone bakers heat up their ovens and the jam makers polish their preserving pans.
Starting on Sunday 26 May, 2 to 5pm, it’s Cream Tea Time in St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Pluckley.
We’re there every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon with homemade scones and jam, homemade coffee and chocolate cakes, freshly brewed pots of tea courtesy of the Pluckley Tea Company at Pivington, and delicious filteres coffee. There’s also squash or milk on the menu and, of course, a bowl of water for your well-behaved dog.
And, if you’re on your way and the sun goes behind a cloud or the wind comes up, we’re still open for business: instead of enjoying the views across the Andredsweald (the ancient Saxon forest and Weald of Kent) we keep a few tables inside the church where it’s more cosy.
Sometime during Friday 7 December, three variegated holly bushes in St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Pluckley were vandalised. Persons, currently unknown, helped themselves to a large quantity of holly, leaving the three bushes looking like large mouthfuls had been taken out of them. The thieves seemed to have made a hasty retreat judging by the quantity of branches strewn around the churchyard. They also seem to have come prepared as the branches had been cut using secateurs or loppers.
The incident has been reported to the police and the crime number is 07-1210. If you saw anything please report it to the police be calling 101
The free competition in Egerton-with-Pluckley’s November Parish Magazine is for a voucher from Pluckley Butcher.
You can download the competition here. Closing date is 11 December.
There is still time to enter the October competition as closing date is 13 November
A Good Evening Out
The Friends of St Nicholas’ put on another excellent spread for their Harvest Supper on Saturday 20 October.
The Egerton-with-Pluckley Parish Magazine has competitions for vouchers from local shops and there’s still time to enter the September Competition (closing date 9 October) and the October Competition (closing date 13 November). You can find both competitions on their website http://parishmagazine.pluckley-village.co.uk/ or contact the editor at email@example.com for more details.
Yes, it’s Harvest time again and the Friends of St Nicholas’ are busy baking for their annual Harvest Supper on Saturday 20 October at 7:30pm in Pluckley Village Hall.
Tickets are just £8 and available from 01233 840689 by the end of September. (There will be no tickets available on the door)
So, if you want a taste of home cooking enjoyed in a real community get-together then this is the night for you – we hope to see you there.
Jenin Burton and Ann Murray are once again organising this important fundraiser for St Nicholas Church on Saturday 17 November in Pluckley Village Hall, Station Road, Pluckley TN27 0QZ from 10am to 4pm (or 9am for the Trade). Continue reading
On Sunday, 28 October, St Nicholas’ Pluckley is pleased to welcome visitors from L’Arche who will join us in our Iona Service at 11am.
We would be delighted if worshippers from around the G7 and beyond can join us
Cream, Jam, Scones!
In spite of the Olympics, Diamond Jubilee, and sometimes inclement weather, Pluckley Cream Teas raised £1,505 for St Nicholas’ Church this year – an increase of £40 on last year. Continue reading