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24/03/2017Liberation Day Celebrations - Tuesday 9th May 2017

Liberation Day

Tuesday 9th May 2017

A service and re-enactment to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey will be held in Liberation Square, St Helier, at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 9th May 2017. Free reserved seating (which must be occupied no later than 10.30 a.m.) is available and will be allocated by the Parishes to Parish Senior Citizens (those who were resident in Jersey during the Occupation, those evacuated or those serving in the forces at that time) and their immediate and extended families. These tickets can accommodate wheelchairs.

Applications should be made to your Parish Hall by no later than Friday 21st April 2017 so that tickets may be allocated. Unaccompanied senior citizens who require assistance with transport should also contact their Parish Hall by Friday 21st April 2017 so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

Islanders who do not fall into the above category and who wish to attend this event can collect tickets for free seating from the Bailiff's Chambers, Royal Court House, Royal Square. These tickets will be available from Tuesday 18th April 2017.

  
03/03/2017Lent Lunch Dates 2017 - Grouville Parish Hall

Saturday 4th March - Gouray (Raising funds for the Leprosy Mission)

Saturday 11th March - Saint Peter La Rocque

Saturday 18th March - Grouville Parish Church 

Saturday 25th March. The Roman Catholic Church in the East

Saturday 1st April - Saint Peter La Rocque

Saturday 8th April - Grouville Parish Church 

  
01/03/2017Assistance required for Jerriais Recording Project

Hopefullymany of our Jèrriais-speaking parishioners will be reading this! Some of you will be aware of the recent news that Dr. Mari Jones from Cambridge University, who is Reader in French Linguistics and Language Change (to give her formal title) is leading a project to record Jèrriais this spring/summer onwards. She has been a longstanding friend to Jersey with her great interest in Jèrriais, our native language, now only spoken by less than 5% of Jersey's population. Such has been her interest that she has learnt to speak Jèrriais, really quite fluently!

Starting in April, a team of recorders who themselves speak Jèrriais, want to hear from as many Jèrriais speakers as possible in order to record accent and vocabulary. There are  words and phrases used  in some parishes which may not be used in other parishes! This may not sound very important, but if not recorded by native speakers, they are lost to the printed word only, nowhere nearly as valuable as the spoken word!

So, if you would be willing to have your Jèrriais recorded – it can be speaking to a friend who also speaks Jèrriais or just yourself – please contact Colin Ireson at L'Office du Jèrriais on 449290 or home 726871. Recording can last 10 minutes or half an hour, it's up to you!

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24/03/2017Liberation Day Celebrations - Tuesday 9th May 2017

Liberation Day

Tuesday 9th May 2017

A service and re-enactment to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey will be held in Liberation Square, St Helier, at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 9th May 2017. Free reserved seating (which must be occupied no later than 10.30 a.m.) is available and will be allocated by the Parishes to Parish Senior Citizens (those who were resident in Jersey during the Occupation, those evacuated or those serving in the forces at that time) and their immediate and extended families. These tickets can accommodate wheelchairs.

Applications should be made to your Parish Hall by no later than Friday 21st April 2017 so that tickets may be allocated. Unaccompanied senior citizens who require assistance with transport should also contact their Parish Hall by Friday 21st April 2017 so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

Islanders who do not fall into the above category and who wish to attend this event can collect tickets for free seating from the Bailiff's Chambers, Royal Court House, Royal Square. These tickets will be available from Tuesday 18th April 2017.

  
03/03/2017Lent Lunch Dates 2017 - Grouville Parish Hall

Saturday 4th March - Gouray (Raising funds for the Leprosy Mission)

Saturday 11th March - Saint Peter La Rocque

Saturday 18th March - Grouville Parish Church 

Saturday 25th March. The Roman Catholic Church in the East

Saturday 1st April - Saint Peter La Rocque

Saturday 8th April - Grouville Parish Church 

  
01/03/2017Assistance required for Jerriais Recording Project

Hopefullymany of our Jèrriais-speaking parishioners will be reading this! Some of you will be aware of the recent news that Dr. Mari Jones from Cambridge University, who is Reader in French Linguistics and Language Change (to give her formal title) is leading a project to record Jèrriais this spring/summer onwards. She has been a longstanding friend to Jersey with her great interest in Jèrriais, our native language, now only spoken by less than 5% of Jersey's population. Such has been her interest that she has learnt to speak Jèrriais, really quite fluently!

Starting in April, a team of recorders who themselves speak Jèrriais, want to hear from as many Jèrriais speakers as possible in order to record accent and vocabulary. There are  words and phrases used  in some parishes which may not be used in other parishes! This may not sound very important, but if not recorded by native speakers, they are lost to the printed word only, nowhere nearly as valuable as the spoken word!

So, if you would be willing to have your Jèrriais recorded – it can be speaking to a friend who also speaks Jèrriais or just yourself – please contact Colin Ireson at L'Office du Jèrriais on 449290 or home 726871. Recording can last 10 minutes or half an hour, it's up to you!

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