On 5th December Sue and Lorraine decorated our Christmas trees at Adderbury and Bloxham Church Christmas tree festivals. This year we have the theme of the Nutcracker with Part 1 in St Mary’s Church Adderbury and Part 2 in St Mary’s Church Bloxham.
Both festivals take place this weekend, from Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th December 2019 and we have left memorial cards on which you can write the names of your loved ones who you wish to remember, especially at this time of year, and then attach to cards to our tree.
We hope you can pop in to see all of the trees in both churches over the weekend, with all the different styles and colours it really is a beautiful sight.
As the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month approaches let us take time to remember all those who have given their lives or been injured during conflict to keep us safe. We are forever grateful and we will remember them.
All tickets have now been sold
Just a reminder that we have a handful of tickets left for our show on 22nd June 2019.
It promises to be a fun evening of performances from 12 local dance, drama and musical groups, with a raffle and a buffet.
We are almost down to single figures so please do come to the office and buy a ticket before they all go!
Last Friday Martin Humphris attended the first draw for Banbury United’s Community Club lottery which took place in Castle Quay.
Entry is £1 with players choosing 3 numbers. Half of the prize fund of each weekly draw will go to the winners whilst 10% goes towards Keep the Horton General campaign, and 40% is shared between the club’s community projects. A bit of fun whilst raising money for worthy causes.
If you would like to enter the draw or read more on the lottery visit www.banburyunitedfc.co.uk
If you’ve never seen the film The Mouse that Roared starring Peter Sellers, The Lynden Players are performing it from 9th to 11th May and tickets are still available, so now’s your chance to see what happens when an underdog takes on the might of the United States with hilarious consequences!
All at Humphris Funerals wish them all the best for the performances.
James John Denly – ‘Jim’
We recently looked after the funeral arrangements for Mr Jim Denly, a retained Firefighter, and the family wished for us to share some of the photos taken on the day.
Jim had great courage, a determination to put others first and deep honest principles of hard work and fairness. He was a much loved son, husband, brother, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
We are very pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our ‘Midsummer Extravaganza’ featuring performances from 12 local dance, drama and musical groups.
Tickets can be bought from our offices in Albert Street, please see the poster below for more information. We look forward to seeing you on 22nd June!
Congratulations to Mid-England Barrow on being granted permission to construct an ancient round barrow to be used to store cremated remains.
The barrow is created from natural resources and built in such a way as to create a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Work is due for completion in June 2019 and further details can be seen on their website
As we approach the anniversary of the Wellington Bomber crash in Bodicote which claimed the lives of 6 RAF aircrew on 28th December 1942, we take time to remember them.
Their names are inscribed on the plaque of a monument which Humphris Family Funerals are proud to have supplied and erected at the site of the crash.
Our thoughts are with all their families.
Many thanks to everyone who attended our annual carol service which took place at Marlborough Road Methodist Church on Thursday evening. It was overwhelming that so many people attended and helped make it such a special event.
This was our fifth annual carol service and we always strive to create a space for those who have suffered bereavement to join together in remembrance at what can be such a challenging time of year.
Our thanks go to Reverend Jean Fletcher who officiated beautifully; ably assisted by her husband the Reverend Stephen Fletcher and accompanied by David Upton on the organ. Also to Allen Bishop and all at Marlborough Road Church for graciously allowing us use of their building.
There was a collection on the night for Katharine House Hospice who do so such vital work caring for those in the latter stages of their lives and supporting those who are bereaved.