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September 2002





The holiday club this year was its usual success. We had 184 children registered, who over the week discovered the story of the Bible through becoming Desert Detectives. We began our search for ‹The Mighty God SwordŠ. However, by looking through the five main areas of the Bible - Law, History, Wisdom, Prophecy and Gospels - we discovered that what we were really seeking was ‹God‰s WordŠ. We joined the modern age of computers and videos and drama to tell our story. Once again outings, crafts and games were the order of the afternoons.


We are now, however, coming up against new guidelines and orders which make the care of children a more exacting task. We hope that we can embrace all this in the future, where needed, without spoiling the children‰s enjoyment or raising the organisers stress levels to a point whereby the whole thing is too difficult to manage.


The holiday club in Ickenham cannot run without the wonderful support received from all the helpers. This year some 150 plus came forward and I would like to thank them all for the work they did. Their help and encouragement does make my job as coordinator so much easier.


The date for Holiday Club 2003 will be Monday July 21st. Please put this date into your diary.




On the night before Holiday Club was due to begin thieves gained access to the main part of St. Giles‰ Church Hall by entering the building works area using a jemmy to remove the steel hasps on the security doors. Once inside they used bolt cutters to open other internal doors.


Some Holiday Club food, such as 200 small packs of butter and large tubs of cream and coleslaw, was taken along with catering sized mustard containers and a large jar of marmalade. A cutlery storage box and its contents, which included many teaspoons, disappeared as did two oven gas lighters. Two plastic tea urns, the kitchen steps, and the jar of coffee money went also.


A microwave oven, a television and video were taken and the BT telephone, and its coin box, were ripped from the wall and stolen. Two builders arc lights and an electric drill were taken from the building site.


Many of the missing items were Alpha Dot Security marked. If anyone witnessed any odd behaviour, or a white van parked in the drive at the rear of the hall in Ickenham Road, during the weekend of 27th/28th July š especially the Sunday night š then please report your observations toć the Uxbridge Police Crime Squad on 01895 251212 quoting crime reference XH0918564/02E.





A warm welcome is extended to everyone to join the congregation of St. Giles‰ Church at its monthly 9.45 a.m. Family Service on Sunday 1st September. This is St. Giles‰ Day and most probably we will be singing our special St. Giles‰ hymn.


DROP-IN FOR THE BEREAVED. Third Monday of each month. St. Giles‰ Church Hall, 2 to 3.30 p.m. A friendly, informal opportunity for a chat, over a cup of tea, with other bereaved people and pastoral visitors.ć The next meeting is Monday 16th September (Also Monday 21st October). Just come along, or ring the Rectory (622970) if you would like to talk to someone first.


ICKENHAM GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME exists to serve the whole of Ickenham. We‰re here to assist in an emergency. If you need help, the daytime contact numbers are: 01895 633020 or 01895 235061.

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