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A Gardening Group for Lamyatt

Lamyatt should have a club for its Gardeners / would be Gardeners.   A chance for them to get together with other like minded spirits to do things together, to air and share their problems, to seek advice, to talk about what they are trying to do,  and to enjoy each others company in pleasant surroundings.

There will be a meeting on Friday 7th October at 6.30 pm at the village hall to start a Garden Group, just for Lamyatt,  to discuss the possibilities and how we want to do it over the next year to create a basis for future programmes.

Come and see what we might do.   Start by sharing any ideas you already have.  Tell us what you would like to do.   Everybody will be welcome.

If you can’t come but are interested,  contact me on 812124 or by email  i.deane(at) [to email Ian change the (at) to @]  or just drop in.



Yoga in Lamyatt – taster class info

Free Zen Yoga ‘taster’ class in Lamyatt on Tuesday 11 October from 6:00-7:00:

Hi everyone. My name is Louise Adams. I am happy to be offering a free yoga class in Lamyatt on the above date to give you an introduction to yoga, and to my style of teaching.
*Come and breathe some new energy, flexibility and warmth into your system, get a bit of movement in your joints – and maybe even shift some unwanted stuff if you like that idea. 🙂 Create space in your mind and flexibility in your body. Nicely paced for all levels, incorporating stretches, mindful movements and breath. Yoga is good for stamina, self-confidence, self-acceptance and relaxation. This class will encourage you to move at your own pace. Wear something comfortable and come and join us for this class in Lamyatt!*

Please call or text me if you would like to join: 07984.599088. Or send me an email at Having your own mat is a good idea, but I do have some extras if you don’t have one.

Thank you – I look forward to hearing from you.  – Louise


Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 1st October from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

Produce Bring and Buy, fresh coffee and homemade biscuits.

Apple Day

Click here for more details


Pilates class at Lamyatt Village Hall via Pat Holer

Hi Everyone,

My name is Claire Meek and I am offering a Pilates class from 9:30 am to 10:30 am every Wednesday morning at Lamyatt village hall beginning on the14th September.

So Pilates will you help you to increase your strength, flexible, mobility. As well as help to reduce stress, aches and pains, improve sleep plus so much more. I will supply all the equipment. It’s a good idea to wear soft clothing including sock.


There are 10 spaces available

I looking forward to hearing from you.

Claire Meek
Body Pace Pilates


Filing cabinet
The Village Hall has a four drawer cream/brown filing cabinet which is surplus to requirements.  It is in working order although well used – suitable for paper storage, tools, garden equipment etc……
If anyone is interested in acquiring please contact Nick on 814 934.   It can be delivered if required.


 Lamyatt Village Coffee Morning.
 Saturday 6th August 2016, 10.30am ’till 12noon, at the Village Hall.

We shall be holding the first coffee morning in the refurbished Village Hall on Saturday August 6th. We are looking forward to seeing old friends and neighbours again, and we hope, newcomers to the village, and any of you who have not been before.
Enjoy fresh coffee and homemade biscuits, whilst catching up on the latest village news.
As usual we shall have our produce Bring and Buy, any fruit and vegetables you may have and cakes etc. This month we shall also have a stall with books and bric-a-brac, to make things a little more interesting. Please bring these along, priced, on Saturday 6th.
This is a good opportunity for a mini plant sale, following the cancellation of the fete in June. Please bring any plants you may have potted up for that and don’t want to hold onto for next year or would prefer to give now in mid-summer.
Please remember that parking spaces are very limited at the Hall. Right of way to the field gate must be kept open at all times, as well as clear access to the Hall and Portway,  in case of an emergency.
Everyone is very welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Diane, Zoe, Jenny and Hilary.


Temporary Road Closure of Cuckoo Hill (A359)

Bruton to Frome road from the 1st August (not 25th July as stated in letter) for 12 days


Missing the coffee morning this month?  Well, you are invited to our first ever

Café Church

This Sunday, 3rd July from 10.30 in Lamyatt village hall

( for service at 11am)

This is a more informal style of service, involving cafe-style tables, good coffee, bacon rolls and a Sunday paper, some singing, story-telling………

Something for everyone!

So please come along and see the hall in use for the first time since the official opening.


Church and churchyard clean and tidy, ready for a village wedding on Friday!

If you can spare an hour or even better two, on Tuesday afternoon or
evening, maybe tidying a family grave,or weeding one from long ago,
polishing a pew or two, we would very much appreciate your help to make the
church look its best for the day.

Village Fete

The Village Hall will be open for the Referendum, but will not be fully
functional for general use & letting until the beginning of July, so we have
to postpone the fete until next year. Plenty of time to think up new ideas!


The next 2 coffee mornings have been cancelled.

The hall is not quite ready for this coming Saturday plus, all the equipment has been moved from the Church back to the hall so the Church is not a viable option either.  We also expect a few people to be attending the Bath and West Show.

In July, the coffee morning falls on the same day as Shakespeare in Lamyatt so this is also not a viable day.

The coffee mornings will resume in August and we look forward to seeing you all again then.

Thank you for your continuing support.


Pilates and Yoga

As we all know the beautiful new build to the very beautiful old Lamyatt school house is opening on Saturday 21st May. Thereafter, lots of exciting things will happen, among them will be Pilates and Yoga classes to keep us all young and beautiful too.

I am in contact with both Pilates and Yoga tutors who are very keen to organise classes here .  The classes can accommodate all ages and abilities. So, my brief is to ask you the following;

______ which would you be interested in….Pilates…Yoga…or both?

______   daytime or evening?

You can contact me at  813162 or email a.s.a.p. please so we can be fit, stretching and beautiful .

Pat Horler  (Lamyatt Village Hall Committee)


Volunteers to move village hall goods

We are looking for volunteers to help move back to the village hall all the furniture and fittings which have been stored for the past few months in Mary Clare’s barn.

If anyone is available on this coming Saturday morning – 14th May – for about a couple of hours from 10 – 12 please let Nick know by email or 814 934.    When we know how many helping hands we have we will give instructions of where to go…..

Thank you!


A  Garden Group for Lamyatt

Lamyatt deserves a Garden group or club.   There was one once, till about 15 years ago.

We think it should be revived and with the village hall improvements soon to be completed this seems like a good time.

To start the ball rolling there will  be a plant sale stall at the village fete, and to make this a success we need your help.   We shall need plants to sell! As many as you can spare from your garden such as surplus seedlings from this year’s sowings , cuttings, divisions or whatever is available when you are doing some clearing out. We shall also need help setting up and running the stall.

We then plan to set up a new group , meet together and create a programme of gardening activities that people want and will support over the next year or so.

If these ideas interest you or you have any queries or suggestions and want to get involved please get in touch.

Ian Deane  812124 – email or Ann Skinner 813102 – email

We shall look forward to hearing from you



Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 7th May from 10.30am to 12 noon at the CHURCH.

I am very sorry I was unable to produce biscuits last month, due to illness. There will be a plentiful supply, together with fresh coffee, on Saturday morning, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

All donations go to the Church and Village Hall, the only expenses are the hire of the hall or use of electricity, at the Church.



I will be placing an order with Watsons for OIL on FRIDAY 6th May, ONLY order received by email or telephone by THURSDAY 5th May MIDNIGHT WILL BE INCLUDED, there will be no exceptions.

The next order will be 5th AUGUST.

Anthony Ffooks  email / telephone 812994.






In Lamyatt church

On Sunday May 1st at 11 am

All Welcome

Bring along your hamster, tortoise, pet snail……!

Refreshments and dog biscuits afterwards!


There was a large green umbrella left in the church after the egg rolling on Monday.  It is ready for collection by the welcome table if it is yours.


Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 2nd April at the Church.

Back to the usual time, 10.30am to 12noon, after the exciting marmalade competition.

Produce Bring and Buy, fresh coffee and homemade biscuits.



EASTER MONDAY 28th March At the Church, 3.30 PM
Bring your decorated eggs (any hard-boiled egg) to the church for judging the ‘best decorated egg’ at 3.30pm
Class 1 is for anyone 9 and under
Class 2 is for anyone aged 10 and over
After the judging please take your eggs up the hill to the start line for rolling.
Followed by an Easter Egg hunt, 50p per child
Tea in the Church, £2 for a cup of tea and slice of cake
Bring all the family!


Lamyatt Oil Buying Group Orders 2016

Due to there being more than a week from when the first order went in to the last request which sadly was not able to be accepted at the same price, I am proposing to standardise the orders.

In future they will be on the First of the months of January, March, May, August and November. Members of the Lamyatt Oil Buying Group, of which there are 41, will have five working days to contact me by email, or telephone 812994 and delivery will be within 10 working days from then. Watson’s will hold the price for those 5 days and no longer, which is fair.

Anyone is welcome to order individually between these time but will not necessarily get such a good price.

Watson’s have been very good in cases of emergency when someone has accidentally run out and can normally deliver within 2 to 3 days

If you have a neighbour who does not receive emails please be kind and let them know about this or at the Monthly Coffee Mornings.

Thanks and hoping for your cooperation.



This weekend is all about ‘Clean for The Queen’.  Nothing specific has been organised for Lamyatt, but if you feel the need to do your bit then please do!

“The Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt support for the ‘Clean for the Queen

You will have seen the launch of this promise of a million people to pick up
litter over the weekend of March 4th. The Cattistock do it, the Portman Hunt
do it, schools, parishes and individuals are taking part.  Will you join us
please – take your bags and gloves and head for your local verges, may be
your hacking area, and away you go. No fuss, just join in wherever and
whenever………………do your stuff and enjoy keeping Britain tidy –
don’t get run over and do it safely………………..get angry at the
rubbish but go home feeling better.



Our Mothering Sunday Service is this Sunday, 6th March at 11 am in the church.  This will be followed by tea/coffee and a piece of cake.


You are invited to bring along with you a picture, drawing or other memento of your mother to put on the altar during the service (and take away with you afterwards!) to help us think about the part our mothers have played in our lives.


The next village oil delivery will be soon . Please contact Anthony if you need some.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994  or click HERE to send him an email.


Our Coffee Morning and Marmalade Competition will take place, in the Church, on Saturday 5th March.
Can you bring your marmalade between 10am and 11am that morning please. Coffee and homemade biscuits will be available from 10am.
Rosey has suggested that there will be people who have made lemon, lime and/or grapefruit marmalades. Therefore we shall have a separate prize for these fruits, donated, very kindly, by Rosey, a bottle of Cointreau.
We hope to complete the judging at about noon, when the winners will be announced. Please do not put your name or address on your jars. Each jar will be numbered, and you will be given a raffle ticket with the corresponding ticket attached (firmly) to your jar, when you check it in.
We look forward to seeing you all, if you don’t make marmalade, please come along and enjoy the coffee and company, it’s always fun.

Diane, Jenny and Zoe.


Lamyatt Coffee Morning – ALL WELCOME

This Saturday, 6th February from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Church.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.

Proceeds to the Village Hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.


Dear All,

I’ve had a couple of enquiries about refuse collections over the holidays, so I thought I’d send you all a link to Mendip District Council’s Website below.

For Lamyatt it’s bins and recycling this Sunday.

Merry Christmas



All are welcome to our Service of CAROLS AND CHRISTINGLES

On this Sunday, 20th December at 4pm in the church

(Anyone wishing to support the Children’s Society should bring their smartie tubes)



Come at 9pm for a glass of mulled wine.

Service begins at 9.30pm (please note earlier time from previous years)


Both services are by candlelight, so do bring a torch if you would find that helpful.


Carol Singing

Many thanks to everyone who turned out on Monday night to sing carols around the village.  Also to those who very kindly offered refreshments.  We were fortunate that the weather stayed dry for the most part.  As a result, we will shortly be sending off £100 each to the Farming Community Network and the refugee crisis.


Many thanks to whoever added the star to the shepherds in the telephone box.

Does anyone else want to add another to make it a really starry night?


VILLAGE CAROL SINGING ON Monday, 14th December

We will be meeting at 6pm AT THE CHURCH for a glass of mulled wine before we start.

Proceeds will be split between the refugees and The Farming Community Network, so please give generously.

Please be safety conscious – wear something hi-viz and bring a torch.  Children must be supervised.

Contact Ann on 813102 or a member of the PCC.


Calling all MINCE PIE makers………….

The Bullbegger Cider stall will be at Bruton Christmas Evening on Wednesday 9th December and they need some lovely homemade mince pies to serve alongside the Cider.

If you can help, please let Romy know so she will have an idea of how mince pies she will have – 814934  or email

They can be delivered to Romy on Wednesday morning or dropped off at the stall in Bruton on Wednesday evening.



Lamyatt Coffee Morning

We are holding our Christmas Coffee Morning on Saturday 5th December, at 10.30am ’till noon.

Coffee and homemade mince pies will be served, along with our Bring and Buy table.

Everybody welcome, as usual.


Lamyatt Christmas cards for sale – £2.50 per pack of 5.

Please contact Nick and Romy, 814934 or Sylvia, 813306.


The next village oil delivery will be soon .Please contact Anthony if you need some.  812994or by email


Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 7th November from 10.30 until noon, at the Church.

We had a very good meeting last month, lots of chatter with fresh coffee and biscuits.

Please come along and support the Church and the Hall.



Wednesday 28th October – 7pm – at the Church.

Come and have your say.

 Apple Picking

The Bullbeggar would like to say a special thank you to Ern and Jen for allowing us to have such a fun day in their orchard. Thanks too to all the willing hands who collected so many bags of apples and for contributions to the delicious tea with wonderful sandwiches, cakes, meringues, scones, cheese, biscuits, pastries and pies.  Truly a feast to reward all the hard work!

Thank you all so much and here’s to another year of buoyant sales of cider to help swell the village coffers.

Best wishes,

The Bullbeggar

 Evercreech Bonfire and Fireworks Display.

On Saturday 7th. November at 7pm come along and see the sky light up with our Bonfire and Fireworks.

During the evening there will be a Barbecue, Bar, Mulled Wine, Tea and Coffee.

The display is held at Weston Town Sports Field and is a joint venture between St. Peter’s Church and Evercreech Sports Club.  It is a great family event so please come along and support it.

Volunteers are always welcome.

For information please phone either Brian Jeffery on 01749830331 or Dave Briars on 01749830902.


From Tuesday the 13th October at 10am,  will be matching one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, and monthly donations up to £10 per month for 3 months*. Lamyatt Village Hall is eligible to receive match funding. It’s really easy to go onto the web site, find the village hall page and make a donation.

With Gift Aid, a one-time donation of £10 made through during Grow Your Tenner will generate £21.67** , so  please make a one off or longer subscription to help us reach our final target for the village hall and make sure it has all the equipment it needs when it reopens next spring


Dear All,

We were blessed with a stunning Autumn day and the congregation was treated to a beautifully decorated church (lots still there so take a peek-especially the knitted contributions). The well attended service was a thought provoking, joyful treat and we were reminded of how much we all have to be grateful for living in this beautiful village.
This was followed by lunch, music kindly provided by David and Rosey and an auction of produce. We raised £550 in all, (£300 to Church funds and £250  to the Emergency  Christian Aid Fund for Refugees). There are Appeal envelopes in the church for anyone who would like to make a donation.

Many, many thanks to all who contributed time, skills, produce and delicious dishes to make it such a special occasion.

Nick and Romy


Should you wish to express an opinion on the planning application for a wind turbine at Gilcombe Farm the meeting below may be of interest.



With great regret it has been decided we can’t hold our super Firework Display on Nov. 5th.

There is just no available field with access to power, & safe parking. But we will be back next year with an extra special one, to celebrate our new hall!  Please explain to anyone you know who might be planning to come

Sylvia Anderson  (Chair Village Hall committee.)


Used timber, FREE for anyone who can collect it.

 For firewood or making things, it is timber planks, good condition, used to be a roof lining.

 For more info call Simon or Victoria on 813344


The Bullbeggar has picked, with help from his friends, some delicious apples from local small orchards and the resulting unfiltered pasteurised juice is now available in 75cl bottles, in a limited quantity, for sale to villagers at £2.00 per bottle (available to those outside the village for £2.50).  It lasts unopened for a year. Once opened, it should be refrigerated and consumed within four days.

First come, first served – and when it’s gone, it’s gone!

If anyone would like to purchase please contact Nick on 814 934

PS: if anyone is available this Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm to help erect and decorate the marquee for Harvest lunch on Sunday please let him know.  Any help gratefully received….


Please come and celebrate Harvest festival on Sunday 4th October, at 11am, before harvest lunch in a marquee in the Manor gardens.

Any gifts of produce or flowers to decorate the church will be very welcome, and can be delivered to the church on Saturday morning, (while there, do stop and have a cup of coffee and a chat)

If anyone is available this Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm to help erect and decorate the marquee for Harvest lunch on Sunday please let Nick Smallwood know (814934).  Any help gratefully received….


Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 3rd October, from 10.30am to 12 noon at Lamyatt Church.

Coffee and biscuits will be served and the usual bring and buy produce table will be there. We look forward to seeing our regular supporters and now the holiday season is coming, perhaps a few fresh faces.


The missing man and his dog have been found.  Both are okay despite their 24hour ordeal!

The family have placed a message on Facebook thanking all who helped with the search.


An 84 year old man from Castle Cary has gone missing.  He is suffering from dementia and was last seen walking past Moff Motors with his black Labrador ‘Missy’.

If anyone sees him please contact the local police on 101.


Please join us on Sunday 4th October 2015 for


at 11.00 a.m and/or  Harvest Festival Lunch at 12.30p.m.

(in the marquee at The Manor House)

Buffet, Wine, Bullbeggar Cider and Soft Drinks all included

All very welcome – tickets in advance please

– £10.00 per person

Available from:

Ann Skinner – Tel: 813 102 email

Jen Richards – Tel: 812 369 email

Nick Smallwood Tel: 814 934 email


This is a reminder that there is NO SERVICE in the church here this Sunday (6th September). Anyone is, however, welcome to go to the patronal service in Batcombe at 6pm, after which there will be an opportunity to meet our Bishop, Peter Hancock, at the Three Horseshoes.

Our own patronal service will be held on Sunday, 13th September at 11am, which will be followed by coffee and a piece of cake. All are welcome.


Lamyatt Coffee Morning – ALL WELCOME

This Saturday, 5th September from 10.30am to 12 noon at the CHURCH.

Do drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for a chat and catch up on what has been happening during the summer

Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.



The AGM of the Village Hall Management Committee will be held on

Tuesday 22nd September at 6pm in the Church

All residents of Lamyatt are welcome to attend


Work to Start Very Soon on Village Hall

The Village Hall Committee is delighted to announce that work is planned to begin, 1 September, to improve and extend the village hall. Weather permitting the programme of works should be complete and the new facilities open by spring 2016.

More details of the building schedule will be notified to residents in Portway Hill. The footpath and access alongside the hall will be kept open throughout  the building programme.

Further information will be placed on the village website and notice board. In the meantime if you have any queries please call :-

Helen Rutter 812420,  Romy Smallwood 814934 or Mary-Clare Rodwell 830375


The next village oil delivery will be soon .  Please contact Anthony if you need some.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994 or click here to email him


Please click HERE to see the attached poster for a ‘Great Evening of Chicago Blues’  (featuring David Ash form Lamyatt!)

The gallery bar is situated just down from where  Natwest Bank used to be in high street.

For those of you not familiar with the Gallery Bar in Castle Cary, left click HERE to view their their Facebook page.


Calling all volunteers and singers!!

This Sunday, 26th July there is to be a tidy up in the churchyard starting at about 4pm.  So please come and make it look extra special for the upcoming wedding.

This will be followed by our SONGS OF PRAISE – a good hearty sing of favourite hymns in the church at  6 pm to which all are welcome. We hope to follow this with a “bring and share” picnic, so please bring a small plate of food (drinks will be provided).

We look forward to seeing you there!


Microwave for Sale

Panasonic Microwave (not combination) bought last Oct. never used, £50 plus various attendant bits & recipe book.

Ring 01749 813306


Lamyatt Coffee Morning

A reminder about the Village Coffee Morning on Saturday 4th July at 10.30 to 12noon.

Because the Hall is now clear, and awaiting the builders, our venue will be at our lovely Church.
Please come along and enjoy good coffee and homemade biscuits, not forgetting the produce Bring and Buy.
All donations go to Lamyatt Village Hall and Church.
We look forward to seeing you.

Diane, Zoe, Jenny and Ginny.


David Ash is selling his piano.

It’s a Yamaha Electric Grand DGX 630, which has served him well for playing, recording and teaching.   Though a good age now, it is in perfect condition.

He is asking £150 pounds for it, and can deliver it.

If you are interested, please contact him by email by clicking here.


Because the Village Hall has to be cleared by the end of this month to be ready for building works,we have decided to cancel the Coffee Morning planned for
Saturday 6th June,and start again on Saturday 4th July in Lamyatt Church, where it will continue until the Hall improvements are completed – hopefully towards the end of the year.

In this way we hope to continue to provide a regular time and place for villagers, and their friends, to meet informally at the beginning of each month.

We shall confirm times and dates either by email or the village notice board, and look forward to seeing you there whenever you can make it. You will be welcome as always, and we are sure our little church will enjoy continuing to do what it has already been doing for hundreds of years, a place in which villagers come together and meet!

Thank you, Diane.


Village Hall Removal Team wanted!

As we hope to commence building works soon, we need to clear the Village Hall, it’s kitchen and storage vaults of all the contents.  Mary Clare has kindly agreed to store everything in her stables for the duration.

If you are able to lend a hand for an hour or two next SUNDAY 31ST MAY from 10.30 AM at the Village Hall to pack up and load onto the trailer and then to deliver and unload at Mary Clare’s, we would be very grateful.

Please call Nick on 814 934 – so we have an idea of numbers.

Many hands make light work so many thanks in advance!


Thank you to all those who came to last month’s coffee morning.  What a lively, exciting and talkative morning it turned out to be!

The next coffee morning is this Saturday, 2nd May from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.

Donations of garden produce, chutneys, jams and home baked goods would be most welcome for the produce stall.


Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.


There is apparently a white Mitsubishi Shogun 4×4, clean and newish, travelling around the locale.  It is driven by an Irish man with a young boy as a passenger.  They are knocking on doors trying to persuade householders to purchase a generator for emergency use.

Coincidentally a number of thefts of garden equipment and garden items have been reported missing not long after these visits.  There may or may not be a connection but village residents should be wary of any dealings with them.

There have been a lot of warnings on Facebook about this and about Travellers going door to door selling knives, generators and other things.  They have also been parked at  Budgens in Bruton trying to sell their wares to customers.  The travellers are currently camped at Wincanton Memorial Hall car park and there have been several reports of ‘forceful selling’ from surrounding villages.  I cannot of course confirm whether the thefts are down to them but do please be on your guard.   The Irish man with his child came into our yard yesterday so I can confirm that piece of information to be correct.

If you have any concerns, do please contact the local police on 01275 818340 or call 101 (non- emergency number).





Good news about village hall project- we are nearing our fundraising target

We have just heard that both of our main grant applications, to Veolia and Viridor, which together amount to £ 207,000, have been successful.

Before this we had raised well over £70,000 . This means that we are now a lot  nearer to being able to start the building construction, hopefully  this late spring as planned. Progress is subject to agreeing the contractual details with the funders to meet their various terms and conditions of grant.

A huge thanks you to everyone in the village for your continued support and also patience.

We will be in touch with you all again in the coming months when we know more about a starting date and to ask you for specific offers of help and input to this exciting next phase

Sylvia Anderson, Village Hall Chair, April 2015


Our EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE is this Sunday, 5th April at 9.30 am.

Join us in the church for this service during which we shall be celebrating communion, which will be  followed by a glass of sherry/squash and Easter biscuits.

All are very welcome.


Village Coffee Morning Saturday 4th April at 10.30am, in the Village Hall.

The village coffee morning falls on the first Saturday of this month, which is also Easter Saturday. As always all are welcome, at the Hall, and if you have visitors for Easter, they will be welcome too.

The coffee morning has proved to be a great opportunity to meet, and chat to our neighbours, and to hear what is going on in the village and the progress of the Hall Improvement project. We are hoping this time to have news of how our application for funds to support this have fared.

It is also an opportunity, in a village where, apart from the church, there are few occasions or places in which we can contact those we rarely or never see.  It is an ideal place in which newcomers can introduce themselves and find new friends.

Usually we have a produce stall at which we can buy your garden’s surplus fruit and vegetables or cakes, scones and biscuits prepared in the village. Please bring these along if you can. This month we also intend to have a general bring and buy stall, so would be grateful for any items you would like to contribute. All proceeds, except for £10, for the Hall hire, go to the Village Hall Improvement project and the church. Entry is free, fresh coffee and home made biscuits are in abundant supply! A small donation, £1.50 perhaps?, is gratefully received.

We hope to see you all at the Hall, this Saturday morning. Just feel free to pop in, even for only a few minutes, even if you have a pile of other things you have to do!

Diane, Zoe, Jenny and Ginny.



Our MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICE is this Sunday, 15th March at 9.30 am.

Join us in the church for this informal and friendly family service, followed by a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of simnel cake.

All are very welcome.


Thursday 16th April 2015 at 7pm
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

A family is determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant & take a cross-country trip in their VW bus……. More details click here
(Cert 15, 101mins)
Tickets for Club members, family and friends, for the movie and an American Dinner available at £10 each from
Susan – Tel: 813971 or Helen – Tel: 812420


Lamyatt Coffee Mornings are back!

They are recommencing on Saturday 7th March, (10.30 – 12.00) and will take place on the first Saturday of each month thereafter, unless notified.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and buy produce stall.


Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.

The following dates have been confirmed:-

4th April

2nd May


Electoral Roll

St. Mary and St. John Lamyatt

Prior to our AGM on March 24th, to which you are all very welcome, there is a chance for any newcomers to the village, and anyone who missed the 6 yearly revision of the roll in 2013, to have their names added.

If you wish to be on the roll, or to check that you are already there, please ring Ann on 813102


Lamyatt Supper ClubFriday 6th February at 7pm
Tickets for movie and Indian supper available at £10 each from
Helen – Tel: 812 420
Nick – Tel: 814 934
A gritty insight into the underbelly and plight of Bombay’s poor street children, who call the gutters of its filthy urban streets home. It is filled with the sights and sounds of this urban nightmare. An Academy award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this highly acclaimed work allows the viewer a peek at another culture, only to find that basic human needs and desires are universal.


The next village oil delivery will be soon .   Please contact Anthony if you need some.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994 or ant(at)


There has been a change of email address to order tickets for the Burns Night Celebration.   If you would like tickets, please contact Caryl Joyce at



Please left click here Burns night 2 for Burns Night Celebrations in Lamyatt.



£10 donations made via could be tripled thanks to the ‘Triple Tenner Tuesday’ initiative.

Please click HERE below to donate to the Lamyatt Village Hall Trust.



The Village Hall Committee have turned the village phone box into a Book Exchange for all the village to use.

If you have any spare books which you would like to give away, please put them on the shelves, and take one you would like to read in exchange.


The next village hall coffee morning will be on Saturday 6th December at 10.30am – 12noon.
Since this will be the last coffee morning before Christmas it will have some of the flavours and aromas of the season. Come and savour Diane’s mincepies, produced specially for the occasion, – and don’t forget, if they are the first this Christmas, make that wish.
We thought that any unwanted gifts you may have received during the year, or something good out of the darkest recesses of your loft which perhaps you no longer need, and which someone else might enjoy or put to better use, could go on a Bring and Buy table alongside our usual produce Bring and Buy table. See if it can contribute something to the funds of the Church and Village Hall.
We hope to see you there, of course, but if you find you cannot make it, please accept our very best wishes for a Happy Christmas, and may the New Year bring you prosperity, good health and joy.

Diane, Zoe and Jenny.


Christmas Cards for Sale

Drawn by Sylvia.  Click on image for contact details.



Please can you ask your family and friends to park at your house ( if you have space) and walk round to the village hall for the firework celebration.

This will be an enormous help to us as we  assist visitors to find the limited on street parking available and also to maintain safety for the event.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and we look forward to another great night.

Wrap up warm it’s due to be a cold evening!

Any queries please ring me – Helen – 812420


Notices from Lamyatt Village Meeting

Defibrillator – it was suggested previously that we get a Defibrillator for the village, the cost of which could be around £1600.   However, as all present fundraising is going towards the Village Hall Improvements, a separate fundraiser will be needed.

I would like to gauge public opinion on this and would appreciate you getting back to me with your views on whether you think we need a Defibrillator in the Village.  Our nearest Defibrillator is in Evercreech.   For those of you who think it’s a good idea, perhaps you could also come up with a fundraising plan!

Drains – Please could all residents keep an eye on the drains nearest to their homes.  Some are already blocked with mud and leaves.  The Council are responsible for unblocking them but this can take weeks, so if anyone is able and willing to clear the ones outside their house then that would be great.  Blocked drains need to be reported to Anthony Ffooks – 812994

Oil – For those of you who use the village oil buying scheme, Watson Oil offer a monthly payment scheme which pays 4% interest when you are in credit!  If you would like more information please click on the link below.

Christmas Cards – Sylvia Anderson has produced another beautiful Christmas Card of Lamyatt Church.  The price is £2.50 for 5.  You can order them at this week’s Coffee Morning (1st November) or get back to me and I will put your order in for you.

Kind regards to you all,



We will be having our usual brilliant cake stall on Guy Fawkes night and we need some cakes! If you could make something, particularly small cakes that can be eaten there and then, it would be a fantastic help.

Please bring any offerings you can to the village  hall on Wednesday 5th November at 6.15. (Starts at 6.30pm)



Can you make a Guy for our bonfire on 5th November?

Bring it to the village hall at 6.30pm on

Guy Fawkes night

Prize for the best Guy

Then they will all go on the bonfire.


Lamyatt Coffee Morning THIS Saturday, November 1st (not the 8th as previously advertised)

From 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.  Donations of garden produce, chutneys, jams and home baked goods would be most welcome for the produce stall.


Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.

Next Coffee Morning – Saturday 6th December

(The coffee mornings are moving back to the first Saturday of the month.)


I have 8 bales of hay going spare, last year’s hay, but still perfectly good, (been in barn all year).

I will give it free, to anyone who can come and collect it in the next few days, otherwise I will dispose of it.

Please email me if you are interested,   at :victoriacwlang(at)  (change (at) to @ to send an email to Victoria)


2014/2015 Lamyatt Supper Club

The new season supper club is now open for membership enquiries.

Please contact Nick –  814 934 or Helen –  812 420. The cost of membership for the 2014/2015 season is £10 per household. This entitles each household to purchase tickets for themselves and their guests, at £10 per head, for each of the four events as detailed below. They will be held on 19th November 2014, 15th January 2015, 6th February 2015, and 6th March 2015 at 7pm in Lamyatt village Hall. Tickets for each film and supper with wine, themed for each event, are sold to members on a first come, first served basis.

Our first film of the new season, SAVING GRACE, will be screened on Wednesday 19th November 2014 at Lamyatt Village Hall . A Cornish inspired supper with wine, to precede the film, will be served from 7pm. Tickets at £10 per head for members and their guests are available from Nick – 814 934.

Left click here for full details


Apple picking day this Sunday 26th at2.30. Join us at Montgomery Farm and help gather what makes the Bull beggar…Free bottle of cider or apple juice for each bagful. Tea,cakes and sandwiches and many many thanks.

All welcome but please no dogs.


Anthony has negotiated a price of 44.79 + 5% vat for the next delivery which beats the CCS by 4.06p/litre!! This is the lowest price ever.

He will place the order on Monday 20th, so please let him know asap.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994 or ant(at)


Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a change of time to Saturday’s festivities.  The Rounders will hopefully start at 2pm and be finished by 3.30 – 4pm

Sadly, lunch is no longer being provided for the Rounders’ teams.


The next village oil delivery is coming up .  Please contact Anthony if you need some.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994 or ant(at)


Rounders and more, this Saturday…

Please click here for details of this weekend’s festivities.

I hope we have some budding young bakers in the village?

Those who are playing Rounders will be provided with lunch and also any family members who go with them.  Please could those on the team get back to me so we have an idea of numbers.  If there is anyone else desperate to play then do please let me know.



It is Grow your Tenner time again! If you donate £10 to the Village Hall Improvement Fund by going through the Localgiving website today (or in the next few days) the Government will match it, and the Village Hall will get £20 (or £22.50 if you are eligible for Gift Aid)

So we are hoping that as  many people as possible will donate £10 now, and ask their friends and family too if they can.

If you set up a direct debit for £10 a month it will be matched for six months, so that is even better!

To donate go to then in the “Find a Charity” box write Lamyatt Village Hall, then it seems to come up with the Supper Club and Bullbeggar Cider, but if you click on the “charities” tab it goes to the Village Hall and you can donate very easily from there.

Lamyatt Village Hall Committee

 The link below will take you to the donation page…..


New novel by a resident of Lamyatt!…

The Seymour Inheritance, Dick Joyce’s sequel to ‘A Premature Affair’ is now available on Amazon at a much-reduced rate.Perhaps some of you, who enjoyed the first book, might be interested in taking a look at this sequel. Here’s a short description:

In this exciting ‘whydunnit’, Adam blithely goes in search of the killers of Bill, little realising the dangers that lie in wait for him.  The author skilfully weaves in material and characters from the Hamlet plot itself, and, as the mystery slowly unravels, the characters in the novel, as though sleep-walking, find themselves helplessly enveloped by a conclusion that’s all too familiar to them.

Just as paranoia characterised Dick’s first novel, there is a sense of obsession and misguided purpose in this one, and its theme is a timely warning to those who pursue too closely an irrational idea.  “We live in days of violent beliefs and inflexible adherences,” says the author, “but purposes pursued too intently may, as in Frankenstein, sometimes turn and destroy their maker….”


Just a reminder that it is the AGM of the Village Hall Committee on Tuesday 7th October at 6pm in the Village Hall

All residents of Lamyatt are welcome to attend

The Annual report is on the Lamyatt website for those of you who would like to read it –


Lamyatt Coffee MorningALL WELCOME

This Saturday, 4th October from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.

Donations of garden produce, chutneys, jams and home baked goods would be most welcome for the produce stall.

Future Coffee Mornings – 8th of November and 6th of December


Dear All,

The Parish of Lamyatt has been challenged to play Rounders!!!  Are you up for it?????

On Saturday 18th October there is an inter-parish-rounders challenge at Upton Noble School starting at 12.30.  We need a team of 4 ladies and 5 men.   Would you like to play?  If so, PLEASE get back to me so we can put a team together.  Lunch and transport will be provided.

Also on the day will be music, pony rides and a children’s ‘bake-off’ (more details to follow), so it’s fun for all the Family.

I look forward to being inundated with offers of players!!




The AGM of the Village Hall Management Committee will be held on Tuesday 7th October at 6 pm in the Village Hall
There will be an update on the village hall improvement project, so please do come and hear how the plans are getting on and find out what you can do to help.


This Sunday – 14th September at 11 am we have our patronal service in the church, which will be followed by a glass of sherry.

Everyone is welcome, so please come and join us.

Yarlington Fair, Saturday 13th September from 11am. 

The Bullbeggar will be there, along with lots of other stalls, a jazz band, and plenty of entertainment with dog shows and archery and circus skills.

If there are any volunteers who would like to help on the Bullbeggar stall for an hour or so please contact Nick 814 934.  Any assistance gratefully received!


We have two trees laden with plums at Speeds Farm.  If anyone would like some please give me a ring  812031.

Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 13th September from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and uy produce stall.

Donations of garden produce, chutneys, jams and home baked goods would be most welcome for the produce stall.


Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.









David Ash,  playing blues with DOCTOR DASH and THE PEBBLES 

at The Montague Inn Music Day  – 30th August ,  16:00 – 17:00


Wind Turbine application for Gilcombe Farm

I was sent the attached application about a proposed wind turbine and thought I’d send it round just in case anyone has any views they wish to express.

However, please send your views to the council and not back to me!


Ball for the Hall

We are happy to say that the Ball for The Hall – with a lot of help from its supporters and a little bit of help from the Bullbeggar – has achieved its goal and the £3000 apple on the fund raising tree is filled!  We move a little closer to the goal…….

Huge thanks must go to Simon & Victoria for allowing the use of their wonderful marquee – and the invasion of dozens of colourfully tropical guests  – and for all their help in setting up and clearing away.  Also to all those in Lamyatt, and far beyond, who contributed so generously with culinary, financial and artistic help to make it all look so good on the night and be such a success. To everyone who worked hard to sell tickets, put together auction prizes and tables of generous guests, mix cocktails, serve food and wines, park cars, arrange flowers, fold over a hundred origami flower napkins, lend equipment – a big thank you to you all.

To Calypso Dash & The Dashettes thank you for wonderful calypso and, perhaps, the biggest thanks of all must go to the Beaconaires and their fantastic music.  Lamyatt’s talented musicians, together with friends from far and wide,  rehearsed for hours late into many nights resulting in the best reggae band evah!   One day  they will hopefully all get together again for another occasion when Lamyatt can dance the night away once more!



Lamyatt Coffee Morning – ALL WELCOME

This Saturday, 9th August from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.  Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.

Next coffee morning – Saturday 13th September  – Harvest Coffee Morning


The next village oil delivery will be soon.

Please contact Anthony if you need some.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994 or ant[at] (replace “[at]” with “@” in address line of email)



 Join us to celebrate this traditional event on the rural calendar – the first bread of the new harvest.  There will be good bread, cheese, cider and apple juice to follow.


There will be a summer concert by St Mary’s Church Choirs at Bruton Church – 7.30pm Friday July 18th.

Advance tickets (£2 cheaper than paying on the night), from the Church Office, Bruton Pharmacy, Church Bridge Stores or online at


Due to other events in the village, the coffee morning this month (5th July) has been cancelled. The coffee mornings will resume again on Saturday 9th August.


I am in search of one or two children’s bicycles for age 6/7 to buy, or borrow until 12th July.  Please ring me if you can help! 812031.

Many thanks,




If you like a good sing, (no need to be a good singer) then come along and raise your voice!If you have a favourite hymn then please contact Rosey Lunn ASAP –

After the service we shall hopefully have a picnic tea in the Churchyard, as it proved popular last year.  Please bring a SMALL plate of finger food, sweet or savoury that we can all share.

Tea, coffee and squash provided.


THE VILLAGE FETE      SUNDAY 15th June    


Leave them in the porch
Any bottles you can find will be greatly appreciated
Bring them during the week if possible


Lamyatt Fete  ……  Sunday 15th June  ……  12.30 at the Village Hall

Sheep racing       Tug of War       Egg Throwing      China smash      Wellie boot throwing      Table tennis      Bric-a-brac

Tombola      Cake stall      Cider      and great food!

 Please bring donations for the tombola and bric-a-brac to the hall from 11am.

Fudge and cakes are also needed, especially small cakes.


Dear All,

If you use PayPal then please be aware of a scam which someone in the village recently received.  See below.

Just received an email purporting to come from PayPal advising that your recent transactions are available for viewing. THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT LOG IN.

Please read about it here.


Dear All,
Sadly, we have decided to cancel our coffee morning at the Shambles in
Castle Cary (July 15th).  The market stalls in the Undercroft are selling
pretty much what we would do.  Bearing in mind how much trouble everyone
goes to, it would be a great shame if all the effort was for not much
reward.   Thank you for emailing me your views.
However, we can now direct all our creative skills into making things for
the fete!
Village Hall Committee


If anyone would like to help on the Bullbeggar stall at the Packhorse Fair on Bank holiday Monday 26th May we would be very grateful.

Please get in touch with Nick 814 934 by 17th May.  Shifts will be 2 hour stints by mutual agreement..Many thanks Nick.


The next village oil delivery will be soon .

Please contact Anthony if you need some.

Anthony Ffooks – 812994 or

by email



The recent village survey generated 110 responses.  Helen has summarised the results of a first analysis and this is available on the village website.  If you would like to see the results summary go to  The next step will be to look at the responses of different age groups in more detail.  There will be opportunities for people to comment further on the emerging plans and activities.

The website has been revamped.  Have a look around it whilst you are there.  There are some particularly interesting articles by Jen Richards in the history pages.  Also a link to the Jubilee celebrations video which is now on youtube.


Lamyatt Coffee Morning

This Saturday, 3rd May from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

Come for the whole time or just drop in for coffee and biscuits and the Bring and Buy produce stall.


Proceeds to the Village hall Improvement Fund and Lamyatt Church.

Next coffee morning – 5th July   (no coffee morning in June)


Eggs available for Easter Monday

If anyone needs an egg for decorating or rolling, then Anthony Ffooks has some ‘older’ eggs that he’d be happy to give away.

Please contact him by email  or   812994



Bring your decorated eggs (any hard-boiled egg) to the village hall for judging the ‘best decorated egg’ at 4pm
Class 1 is for anyone 9 and under
Class 2 is for anyone aged 10 and over
After the judging please take your eggs up Portway to the start line for rolling.
Followed by the Easter Egg hunt in the field, 50p per child
Tea in the Village Hall, £2 for a cup of tea and slice of cake
Bring all the family!


Lamyatt Coffee Morning – NEXT Saturday – 12th April at the Village Hall – 10.30 ‘til noon.

Do join us for coffee plus the Bring and Buy produce Stall.


Important- Village Hall Survey, please complete now by clicking on the link below.

It is very easy to follow  and should only take you about 10 minutes to complete.

All families not on the village e mail circulation will be issued with a  paper version. If your family members would prefer to complete a paper version then please contact Anthony Ffookes  812994, Helen Rutter 812420 or Sylvia Anderson 813306.

Click here to launch the questionnaire

Thank you

Lamyatt Village Hall Trust


Anyone interested in a really nice Ercol wooden framed 2 seat settee with beige cushions, 4ft long, 29yrs old, perfect condition.

Ring 813306 for any more info.

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