Church Services – December 2016

There will not be an evening service at Winterbourne Stoke on the 4th December as there is an Advent Carol Service at Little Langford where members of our usual congregation will be singing in the choir.

Our next Service will be our usual morning  Common Worship (St. Thomas’ Mass) on the 18th December .    There will be a private baptism in the afternoon of Sunday 18th December.

Our Village Carol Service will be on the 20th December at 6.30 pm.   There will be mulled wine and mince pies  after the service.  for the adults and soft drinks & crisps for the children.   NB.   This is a change – the service was originally planned for 22nd December.

Joy Horne

Tilshead Borehole Water Levels

For the last few years, Andy Shuttleworth has been monitoring the water levels in the Tilshead borehole during the winter.  This, together with rainfall data provided by Janet Abbott’s wonderful website at: http://www.winterbournestokeweather.co.uk/  gives us a little bit of warning as to when some of the lower lying properties in the village may experience flooding from the rising water table.

We will be publishing weekly updates to the information which will look something like this:

tilshead_borehole_levels_21_11_16

The straight blue line at the top of the graph show the level when water spills out of the borehole in Tilshead.  When this happens, we will have flooding in some properties in the village, as happened over Christmas/New Year 2013-2014 – shown by the Yellow dotted line.  The black dotted line shows the average depth of water in the borehole over the last 4 years.   This years data will be shown by the red dotted line and will go live on December 1st.