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 It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Dudley Walker after a long battle with cancer. His memorial service will be held at Clumber at 15h00 on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rosemary at this time that she may know that in her loneliness and grief that she is not alone. We pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit and the real presence and love of Jesus as she tries to come to terms with her great loss.

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 A welcome to our new Minister, Rev Kalipa, at a Communion Service at Clumber today. It was really heartening to see such good attendance and to see new faces in the pews.

 We continue to pray that we will see a revival in the Country Churches and the increased proclamation of God's word.

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 Road Signs

One fine day we will have road signs ready for installation. 5 have been ordered-  2 on the Grahamstown road , 2 at the top of Clumber Hill and 1 at the Church itself. Wendell and Ann Muir have fulfilled on their promise at our Extraordinary Meeting last year to help with the costs. Thank you so much the Muirs!
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 The Dulux Specialist Paint Centre in Port Alfred, owners Mark and Carol Harnwell, has kindly given us special pricing for the paint which is required for the interior. Colleen Handley has graciously donated the funds necessary to cover this cost. What a superb way to start 2017! Our sincere thanks to these persons for enabling us to start on our first Repair Task in 2017.

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 Our first Clumber Church Committee Meeting in 2017 took place on Thursday January 12. A hugely positive meeting we continue on the path of restoration and repair. Our first two major tasks will be painting of the interior and a repair of the window woodwork. The exterior will first be sugar washed to ascertain if we really need a repaint. Then in April a Community Work Party will descend on the Church Grounds cleaning the graves, planting the garden area, sanding and painting grave posts etc. A major task is to clear the bush from the fences and to clear the Common of invasive Alien trees.

Then we are planning a 150th Anniversary Celebration in October; a two day event. So, a great deal on our plates but we are so excited that our repair projects have been so well supported by the general public, both here and overseas.

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Clearing a tunnel on either side of the fence

 Clearing Brush from Perimeter Fencing

Good progress has been made on clearing a tunnel from the perimeter fencing. Sneezewood fencing poles have been exposed with fencing still intact from a long, long time ago.
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Resting Bench next to Tarr Bell Tower

 Resting Bench

Thanks to the Handley's for installing this bench next to the Church in memory of Glyn and Gary Handley. Beautifully sited at the top of Mount Mercy close to the Tarr Bell Tower, this bench offers expansive views of the Church, the graveyard, and on to the hills beyond.
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A Wedding at Clumber

 Wedding bells to ring out on 7 January 2017 when Brandon Handley marries Jill Fitzhenry at Clumber Church. Both were Head Prefects at Kingswood College in Grahamstown.

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