DBC Building Fund
The church building
We meet in it every Sunday and throughout the week for services and many other activities, but unfortunately DBC's present church building is coming to the end of its useful life; it is also, praise God, getting too small! The time was ripe for the Building Project. In order to raise funds for the new building we will be organising many events over the next few years, and we'd love you to join us!
So far there have been two extremely enjoyable Murder Mystery Nights, a Beetle Drive, three Quiz Nights, a Popcorn & Candyfloss Party, an Art & Craft Fair, a successful 100-Days-Without-Chocolate challenge, a sponsored walk/run/ride/pram-push around Draycote Water, two Hardanger embroidery workshops, a Jukebox concert, a Remembrance event, two curry evenings, an Arabic food event, a Cream Tea, Shisha embroidery workshops, Christmas Craft Fairs, a Previously Loved Sale, freestyle embroidery workshops, Christmas embroidery workshops, and a Chaplain's cruise with tea & cake.
- Saturday 24th February, from 10am in 30-minute slots – Escape the Room Challenge at DBC
The Escape the Room Challenge is returning! The room will be set up differently this time so come along and try the new challenges. Thanks to the Brookes family for organising these great events.
Contact us soon to book your 30-minute slot for a team of up to 4 people (minimum recommended age 8), as they quickly get booked up.
Suggested donation £15 per team.
- Saturday 12th May / Saturday 2nd June (& Saturday 14th July if enough interest), 2-4pm – Goldwork embroidery workshop at DBC
Goldwork is a centuries-old needlework technique using various metal threads and fine hollow and coiled wires to create an embroidery that is richly glowing and sparkling with light. Often used in church and military embroidery, kings and queens were also partial to it, and it was used on the present Queen's coronation robe. Our project won't be quite so ambitious, but you will learn techniques including padding, couching, cutwork and chipwork to create a card with two pretty flowers and a bee – a queen bee perhaps…?
Scissors and 4" hoops will be available to use during the workshop, but do feel free to bring your own if you wish.
£15 including all materials; coffee & tea available.
- Home-made vanilla, chocolate or orange fudge, £2 a bag (8 pieces)
Download the order form, send or give it to Martin & Ruth, and before you know it you've got a perfect gift (but we quite understand if you want to keep some for yourself, too).
From time to time limited edition or seasonal goodies may be available, such as hand-made toffee or Easter eggs.
- Hand-crocheted toys/mascots and loveys/blankies made to order, prices £7.50-£12
Animals, mermaids, security blankets, even fruit – there seem to be no boundaries to what Linda can crochet. Great gifts for babies and toddlers to cuddle, or as decorative items for those who have outgrown the toddler stage (but you can still cuddle them when no-one is looking.) Patterns by One & Two Company.
- Wooden decorative objects, prices on application
All made from wood found by the sea, in the woods and elsewhere.
- Personalised key-rings from £1.50
These make a delightful and personal gift. Each one is transparent and can feature any name or message you wish, but do bear in mind that the more characters (letters & spaces) you want, the smaller they will be.
There is a full-colour overview of available designs, and it may also be possible by special request to add your own picture for a small extra charge (provided, of course, that the picture doesn't infringe copyright law).
From previous experience, these key-rings will sell very easily to family and friends so, if you wish to, you can make a good contribution to the DBC Building Fund by offering them for sale.