“So ‘goodbye, dears, and amen’ might be a pretty good text for today. And it has really, truly, been great fun. But by no means can it be said to have been ‘just one of those things’." Read the full text…
The Bladon Family Feast
begins this Saturday (30th June) with events from 3pm in the Palace grounds. With music, stalls, activities, and cream tea in aid of The Friends of St Martin’s, do support this community occasion.
Festivities conclude with a breakfast in the school garden on Sunday 1st July, directly after our 9.30am service at St Martin’s, which will be a family Eucharist, celebrating Bladon and giving thanks to God for our village and community.
The Family Feast website has full details
The Mikado was performed in Woodstock at St Mary Magdalene's by the professional theatre group Opera Anywhere on Friday 15th June 7.30pm, raising over £1,000 in support of the church.
Set in Japan, The Mikado presents a tangled web of love. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, flees in search of his true love, YumYum, to avoid marrying a much older suitor. Yum-Yum, however, is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, against her will. Things, as you can see, are complicated! But can everything be righted before someone loses their head? Expect high jinx, lots of energy and clever wordplay as all is revealed.