Our Friends the Vultures

You are invited to get up close and personal with Paisley, a baby Andean condor, (the largest flying raptors in the world) on Friday 2nd August, at 6.30pm. Adam Bloch (Head of Operations at the International Centre For Birds of Prey, Newent, Gloucesteshire) will introduce Paisley and talk about the challenges facing vultures and condors. These birds are close to extinction – with 99.9% of the world’s Asian vultures gone and now 85% of Africa’s vultures are dead. Paisley is a well behaved young lady who  lives with Adam and his family and should live for 80 years.

For more information or to book tickets in advance see here

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News of Events

The first of our Friends events is fast approaching but its not too late to book your place if you would like to join us on a coach trip to Gloucester and Tewkesbury a week on Saturday, 10th June. The cost for Friends is £20 each and for all others is £25. We will leave from the crossroads by the Baptist church at 9am, returning to Kidlington about 6.30-6.45pm and take in Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral with time to wander in to Gloucester for some shopping or pot of tea and cake as well. We do have some seats available on the coach so you are welcome to bring neighbours, friends, family…. Just let Felicity know on 07821 542182 or felicityscroggie@gmail.com. It should be a relaxed and fun day out.

Later in the year we are hoping to organise an auction of promises so watch this space for a date and for an invitation to offer something to auction (not just object, but also services (an evening baby sitting / a meal cooked for 4 in your house / a make up session / a photography shoot / a car wash….)
Firm dates for your diary are:
Visit of BBC Radio 4 Any Questions Friday September 8th
Friends Annual Dinner at Exeter College, Friday 29th September
Concert and dance by a troop of Masai Warriors (yes really) Friday October 6th
We promised you a varied programme of events and the increased use of the church for a range of community occasions; we hope you feel this is a good start for a first year