Christine Ranyell was the speaker when Women’s Hour met in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 6th November. Christine was introduced by Brenda Gwyther who presided for the meeting and Jean Savage was the pianist.
Scotter WI welcomed 18 members and six guests to their November meeting in the chapel schoolroom. President Jean White introduced Rachael Holland from Thorntons Chocolates who gave an interesting talk about the history of the business. A vote of thanks was given by Cindy Watts. The raffle winner was Pauline Goodburn and the competition winner was Beryl Hudson. Beryl Hudson was also presented with a plant as a thank you for her services as she stepped down as the group’ press officer. The next WI meeting will be on 4th December when the group are holding their Christmas party.
The Friends of Scotter Chapel held their annual bazaar on Saturday 9th November when £530 was raised for the chapel funds,
The Remembrance Day service was held in the Methodist Chapel and was taken by the Rev Ruth Simpson. The organist was Sheila Evans. This was a united service for the three churches in the village. The Guides and Brownies were also in attendance. Taking part in the service were Colin Todd, Elaine Cameron, Angela Browne and John Birch, A Poem of Remembrance was read by one of the Guides. The congregation made their way to the Green at 10.50am for the Act of Remembrance where they were joined by many villagers of all ages. The Last Post was played by John Foster to signal the two-minute silence, wreaths were laid by John Fillingham representing the Parish Council, Ken Green and Reg Drury on behalf of the Chapel and St Peter’s Church, and wreaths were also laid by representatives of the Guides and Scotter Junior Football Club. There was then the opportunity for others to lay a tribute.
The meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Sunday 10th November saw a lot of craft activities on offer - decorating cakes, painting, modelling with clay, making Christmas cards and decorating boxes. The members of Messy Church joined the congregation of the chapel on the Green for the Act of Remembrance. The next meeting of Messy Church is on 8th December.
The service on Sunday 17th November at 10.30am will be taken by Mrs D. Carter.