The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville


Film Club: August - Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.

This pleasant film starring Doris Day and David Niven, rather ‘ambled’ its way through our Film Club’s afternoon. Its a tale of an academic professor who, in his new role as a theatre critic deeply offends a family friend, enrages a leading lady and endangers his marriage.

The film then seems to suddenly veer onto the hazards of buying a dilapidated house in the country. Whilst his super efficient wife gallantly copes with builders and decorators he is back in town being tempted but resisting the charms of the actress whose intentions may or may not be vindictive but are certainly not honourable!

Just in time he re-finds his way, is re-united with his ever loving wife and returns to a completely refurbished mansion. Just like in the ‘make-over’ programmes on TV!

We were hoping Doris Day would sing, she does, but only twice, once to sing the title song while teaching a group of young school children. It was the best part of this film!

Film Club: September - Quartet

This lovely, funny-sad film about the mixed ‘joys’ of old age was directed by Dustin Hoffman and set in the Beecham House for Retired Musicians. Reggie (Tom Courtney), Cissy (Pauline Collins) and Wilf (Billy Connolly) are busy with rehearsals for a fund raising Gala Concert to celebrate the birthday of Guiseppe Verdi when Reggie’s ex Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) arrives as the newest resident.

This rather daunting lady reveals herself to be unexpectedly vulnerable and still in love with Reggie.

She is persuaded to become the fourth member of the Quartet, and the film ends with the triumphant Finale of the Concert - and with Reggie finding happiness again with Jean.

A beautifully acted and very enjoyable film.

Macmillan Coffee Morning, Friday 26th September

The usual Friday coffee morning in the church hall became the Macmillan Coffee Morning on 26th September, with home made cakes available to accompany the coffee and a cake stall, a raffle, and some money-raising sideshows.

Macmillan Coffee Mornings are becoming very popular  to organise,  and there were many others going on at the same time, but despite this our event was well attended and raised 242.84 for the Macmillan charity funds.

Janet Johnson

Autumn Edition 2014

News from the Pews

Full tables at the Macmillan Coffee Morning

and a good selection of prizes in the raffle