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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.


 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


 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.

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.

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.

Phyl Long and Jean Munro

 Welcome  showers of rain this morning on the way to Clumber Church. Jean Munro gave a wonderful sermon and afterwards we gathered for tea and eats in the old Clumber School. So nice to be able to socialize and chat over tea. 

Posters for our 150th Celebrations in October were distributed amongst the congregation for displaying in the District.

Some of those Volunteering their Services on our Work Party.

 A great turnout yesterday as volunteers tackled the cleaning of the graves, weeding and trimming the flower beds, planting donated plants and the planting of a tree. It was really heartening to see so many people from other communities assisting us in cleaning and beautifying our churchyard.


 Tomorrow is the last Work Party for the year . Should we have sufficient people turning up for voluntary cleaning of the graves then we should be able to put to bed all our major tasks we set ourselves in September last year. 

We just cannot believe how much we have actually achieved in a relatively short period of time. 

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