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Full list of key workers whose children will be exempt from school closures

  • BCA - 2020.2357
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  • March 20th 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 has caused devastation to the way of life all around the world. New restrictions and advice were being given daily by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and two specialist advisers each day at 5pm from the week beginning Monday March 16th 2020.

It was announced during this week that all schools were to close but the pupils of key workers could still go to nominated schools to allow their parent to continue with his or her essential job. Also, pupils who would normally have free school meals would be able to go in order to have at least one square meal per day.

On Friday, the list of key workers was published and this article from the on-line Witney Gazette lists those key workers.

An instruction from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York this week said there would be no services until the risk of catching coronavirus has passed. Weddings can take place with a maximum of 5 people attending but that did not say if it was the bride and groom and the clergy plus two, or those 3 plus 5. Not helpful.

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Leaflet, fundraising for restoration of the pipe organ

  • BCA - 2019.2232
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  • September 2019

On February 17th 2016 work began to dismantle the old pipe organ in St Mary's. Douglas Clare, one of our two churchwardens in April 2019 wrote the following article for the May issue of Contact.

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St Mary's choir sing Sung Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1064
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  • April 18th 2015

On April 18th 2015 the choir of St Mary's went to Lichfield to sing Sung Evensong. It was a lovely sunny day which made the journey a delight and several family members and friends came on the coach to enjoy the day.

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St Mary's choir sing Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1940
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  • April 18th 2015

On Saturday April 18th 2015 the choir from St Mary The Virgin, Bampton went to Lichfield Cathedral to sing Sung Evensong. Choir master and conductor David New, organist on the day for the choir was John Ridgway.

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Hanging the Bampton WI Banner is St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2020.2339
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  • May 21st 2014

On May 21st 2014 the Bampton WI banner was hung in the south wing of St Mary The Virgin.The banner was made by Pat Barratt, second from the right, and shows several aspect of Bampton life, notably the Morris dancing,

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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
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  • March 6th 2013

Robin Shuckburgh has been chairman of Bampton Community Archive for about 8 years (as at 2017) and over-seen the raising of £250,000 to repair the roof of the Old Grammar School in Church View and make the upstairs a usable space again.

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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWII.

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