Round Robin

Every month we publish a ‘Round Robin’ newsletter to keep the community up to date with what’s going on in the village. Here is the latest edition:

September 2020 Round Robin

Church Services in September
September 6 & 20 9.30am Parish Communion at St Giles’
September 13 & 27 9.30am Parish Commnuion at Cranborne

Church Opening
Every Wednesday morning 10am – 12 noon
Sundays Sept 6 & 20 after Parish Communion until 12 noon
Sundays 13 & 27 2-4pm

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All Hallows Churchyard
It has been rewarding to the volunteers who are clearing the old Churchyard at All Hallows to know so many of you have commented on the work being done there.
The small band of volunteers are Wimborne based who share a passion for this type of historic burial ground. However, before a study could start many hours have been spent clearing the brambles and general undergrowth that has accumulated over time.
Many of you will remember the village group that started the work several years ago but it has fallen into being overrun again as the group has disbanded for many reasons. The volunteers now aim to clean and stabilise the memorials and to record the inscriptions. The aim for this week coming is to try to establish the footings of the Church that stood there for many years and to map the burial plots and ,using geophysical survey techniques, will establish the ones that we can’t see.
This work is being done by The East Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS).
We are grateful for their time and commitment to us and will enjoy the results! Please drop in and have a chat with them—they are very knowledgable and enjoy sharing their findings.
There is a very interesting piece on the All Hallows Churchyard online at. There is an extensive insight into the grave of John Rideout. Well worth a read if you have 5 mins.

Ride and Stride 2020
You will not be surprised to hear that the Church has taken a considerable reduction in its income this year!!
We had to cancel our 2 main fundraising events, the fete and Flower Festival.
The 2020 ‘Ride and Stride’ organisers have decided to go ahead with this years event and I will be joining the cyclists on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th to try to raise some funds for Wimborne St Giles
Basically, Ride and Stride is organised by The Dorset Historic Churches Trust every year and anyone can join in by walking,cyciling or even running to as many Churches during the day as one can manage.
The amount collected through sponsorship is then divided equally between the Church of the participants choice and DHCT. 50% of any monies I raise will go to Wimborne St Giles.
DHCT is essential for grant payments towards projects in our Dorset Churches—indeed, we will be approaching them for a grant ourselves in the near future for necessary roof repairs.
If you feel you would be willing to contribute any amount to this cause, please email or phone me and we can discuss or please leave any donation through mine or John Radford letter box.
Many thanks
Caroline Barnes
01725 551258

In Jolly Good Company
Dear Friends
We have decided to offer some ‘Pop Up Jolly Coffee Mornings’ in the Village Hall garden. This will give people a long overdue and much needed chance to see each other again and have a chat. We will have access to the hall toilets, but be mostly outside as we think it is still the safest option – shelter will be provided by a large gazebo.
Needless to say if the weather is very wet and windy we will have to cancel!
Numbers will have to be limited and we will have to keep our distance for us to follow the current guidelines. If you would like to come, or have any questions – please call me to book a place 07884 333117 or 01725 517005.
Alternatively email
The dates are Monday 7th September, Monday 21st September and Monday 28th September from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.
Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided – please bring your own cup/mug and spoon. There will be a tin for voluntary donations.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Sarah Rampton
07884 333117/01725 517005

Found – Pruning Knife
A pruning knife was found on the school field on Saturday. It’s make is Joseph Bentley.
I have it here – Sarah 01725 517005.

New Forest Marathon – 19th/20th September in St.Giles Park
The New Forest Marathon has relocated its race weekend to St.Giles Park this September after its regular race in the New Forest was cancelled due to the unprecedented number of visitors in the Forest over the Summer.
There will be a 5k (8am) and Full Marathon (10am) on Saturday 19th September 2020 and 10k (8am) and Half Marathon (12pm) on Sunday 20th 2020. The race will follow strict Covid-safety procedure to allow runners to enjoy the event in safety.
The courses will follow a similar route to the Grand Shaftesbury Run and will be published on their website shortly. All event traffic will de directed to the park.
For full information and enquiries please visit the website:

Cranborne Manor Garden Centre
Cranborne Garden Centre is open 10am – 4pm – every day except closed on Tuesdays
Café open for breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and cream teas – plenty of outdoor seating in our garden – booking advised – 01725 517248
Cranborne Manor Garden is open every Wednesday
We are still able to take orders over the phone for collection in the car park or delivery – please see our website for more details
For your information we have all recommended procedures in place to safeguard customers and staff.
Please keep an eye on your website for further details:
As always, please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for the e-mail and let anyone you know has an e-mail and would be interested in receiving the WSG Round Robin to let me have their address and I will add them to the list for the next edition.

Kate Payne
M: 07831 116260
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