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 The flowers which were picked today for the graves as well as the tent and the Church. King proteas, arums, strelitzia, pincushions, everlastings, ferns, statice... Lots to arrange tomorrow - Pam Watson is the flower arranger.

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 This is the best I have ever seen the Clumber Church grounds looking. Where all the invasive thorn trees and wattle were, the grass has been mowed for the very first time. Our farmers, Alan Pike, Craig and Brandon Handley, Bruce Yendall have gone out of their way to make these grounds look as attractive as they are. Congratulations and thank you for your contributions. It has not gone unnoticed

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 The final week of preparations for our Massive Celebratory Programme over 3 days is finally upon us. Our farmers are really the stars as they battle to repair our gravel access road which has taken strain after lots of rain. There are potholes aplenty and we really appeal to our Bathurst Municipality to send in the road repair staff and machinery to effect repairs. Allen Pike has been busy cutting back brush from our access roads and generally neatening up our approach roads. Bruce Yendall is scheduled to send in his equipment on Monday to cut the grass on the Common now that Allen Pike has cleared the ground of tree stumps.

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 A comprehensive Clumber Comittee  Meeting this afternoon to formulate revised plans for an anticipated 1000 people attending our 150th anniversary celebrations on each day of our celebrations on October 20/21/22 . Such a positive meeting too to meet our challenges head on. What a celebration this will be. Look at our detailed programme here

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 The major news of the day is that the tent we are hiring for supplementing our seating capacity over our 150th Anniversary weekend has been ordered. We are still on the hunt for an audio and cctv system to install in the tent. If you know of anyone please contact us.

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The Common is Cleared of all Bush

 So good to see the Common cleared of all bush. It was looking untidy as all that which was cut down  was lying in heaps. Thank you Bruce Yendall for taking the initiative to clear. 

Not at all happy to see those pesky cattle critters taking up residence. A stone in the graveyard was upended. Unbelievable that cattle grids are no longer a deterrent.

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Rokeby Park Church Interior

 In line with the policy of the Circuit to afford the Country Churches of Clumber and Rokeby Park the opportunity of the congregants of these areas to attend Church on a more regular basis, it was the turn of Rokeby Park to host a Communion Service today. So well attended too, with Rev Sandile Kalipa in the pulpit. Some excellent organ playing together with a first verse soprano solo of Amazing Grace by a young lass gave everyone present the inspiration to lift the roof in song.

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