Passion Play

Passion Play

Date: 30th March 2018

Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm

Passion Play

Toff Productions

“There’s trouble brewing at the market; the city’s overcrowded with tourists, the occupying soldiers are agitated, and to complicate matters that preacher from Galilee has come to town. He claims not only to be the Messiah come to fix the problem, but God himself, and the authorities don’t like it one bit. In the market place the business owners argue with their friends, families, patrons and vagrants, as events around them unfurl and they try to answer the question “Is Jesus really the Son of God?”

Using the award-recognised script by her daughter Emily, local priest and thespian Jean Capstick directs ToFF productions in an imaginative retelling of the Easter Story through the eyes of
the people of Jerusalem in the early 1st century.


Entry is FREE but a ticket is required.
Online TICKETSOURCE. Passion Play – Click here to buy tickets.
Daisy’s Coffee Shop, Winterbourne from 19 March.
From St Michael’s Church Parish Office, 95 High Street or phone 01454 776518
On arrival at Winterbourne Medieval Barn – subject to availability.


Apple Grafting Workshops

Date: 3rd March 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Apple Grafting Workshops

This apple grafting workshop will again be offered in 2018. The course will explain why we graft, how it works and illustrate some of the techniques involved. It will then involve individual hands on work in learning to sharpen knives, cut the wood in the correct way and prepare the cut wood for grafting. Then comes the key moment, that of making your own graft from start to finish, ending up with a new apple tree. There will be the opportunity to make at least three grafts, there may be additional root stocks on which to make further grafts at a small cost.

The workshop will again be run by Ben Raskin, Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association who is a very experienced horticulturalist and from personal experience an excellent tutor. All participants on the 2017 course rated all aspects as excellent.

Once you have learnt to graft you will have the whole world of varieties available to you to be able to grow yourself.
We will provide some common varieties for grafting. If you have a favourite that you wish to propagate then bring your own wood to graft. If you know of a particular variety that you wish to propagate, but do not have wood, please let us know and we will attempt to procure some scion wood. The only equipment you will need will be a very sharp knife, e.g. a Stanley Knife.

The cost will be £45 which include provision of three rootstocks and tea, coffee and biscuits at various intervals during the day.
This course would make a very suitable present.
The workshop is limited to 8. If demand is sufficient, it may be repeated the following weekend.
For enquiries, please telephone 0117 957 4921