Fifield news

Fifield is busy. In January, parishioners and friends sat enthralled through Liz Morris’s Tales of Snow and Ice, over her research visits to the Arctic (polar bears) and the Antarctic (penguins) and then relished the Fish & Chip supper. On Shrove Tuesday, the Parish Hall was packed for the Pancake Party. On March 23rd, the Friends of Fifield Church held their Annual Hot Pot Supper. Sophie Wilkinson, a 19 year old University Geography student, has persuaded her father Ian Wilkinson, owner and Managing Director of Cotswold Seeds, to give a talk (with supper cooked by Sophie) on 12th April, about his passion for the countryside and the small scale farmers who can grow food and bring diversity (birds, bees, flowers, trees) back to local communities. Sophie is raising money for Dig Deep, to provide clean water and sanitation to Kenyan rural communities. To raise further funds, Sophie also aims to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Rosie Darwall-Smith is starting a World Food Supper Club – meeting alternate months from 26th April. The Annual St George’s Day commemorative Luncheon in April will be followed on 20th May by the Art Group’s annual exhibition. 17th June will see the fundraising Summer Dinner at Fifield House – this year taking the form of a Mediterranean Meze.

Catherine Hitchens

April – May 2017