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Deeping St Nicholas

DEEPING St Nicholas Parish Church flower festival starts this Friday until Monday, June 30. On Friday there is a Dedication Service at 7.30pm. On Saturday the church is open 10am-4pm for viewing and refreshments followed at 7.30pm by a concert by Pennyless; tickets £7 on the door. On Sunday opening times are 10am until 3pm with a Songs of Praise Service. On Monday the church is open from 10am until 2pm for viewing and refreshments.


THERE is a silent auction in the Ruby Hunt Centre on Friday, June 27, 7pm-11pm, £5, includes sausage supper.

If you have any items to donate for the auction or to book for the supper please call 01775 820620 – 01775 822856 or 01775 820055.

Many thanks to all who supported our first Scarecrow Festival, the most popular scarecrow was the mole catcher.


BAPTIST Church will be holding a summer fayre and barbecue in the churchyard grounds (inside if wet) on Saturday from 2pm onwards. Stalls, tombola, prizes and games for the family, homemade refreshments served in the Stables Hall. Everyone welcome.

WHEN Fleet Baptist Ladies held their June meeting, Travis Graham was the entertainer and was enjoyed by all. June Bowskill and Margaret Hurst served refreshments. Janet and Les Doy will demonstrate flower arranging at the next meeting on Tuesday, July 1 at 2 pm.

A COFFEE morning is held every Tuesday at the Stables Hall.


MOBILE library will be in Gosberton on Friday at Field Close, 10-11am and Godfrey Avenue, 11.05am-noon.

An extraordinary general meeting of the Gosberton Good Companion’s Club took place on Tuesday afternoon to elect officers to replace Les and Sylvia White who are going to live abroad.

Bryan Waters presided over the meeting in the Public Hall. Eddie Edwards took over as chairman and Chris Edwards was elected as secretary. Maxine Dobney has taken on the organising of the prizes for bingo and Bryan Waters will organise the coach excursions. Mr and Mrs White were thanked for their work. The meeting followed with bingo with Mr Waters as the caller. A raffle was organised by Edna Richardson and Lilian Crunkhorn. Les Stevenson conducted the auction with Maxine Dobney and Ann Manning as the runners. The annual competition for the rose bowl was held when each member had the opportunity of bringing a single rose bloom to be judged. The winner was Les Stevenson who will hold the bowl for a year. Refreshments were served by members.

Rev Bob Pritchard presided over a meeting of the Gosberton Churches Together held in the Baptist Church on Tuesday. He led opening devotions. Apologies were received. The Christian Aid service was reported to have been a very good service, and although the attendance could have been better there was an increase in the money raised for Christian Aid. Mr Pritchard and Alex Richardson had walked the Humber Bridge for Christian Aid and their sponsors amounted to £560 between them. There were more people than in the past taking part in the Good Friday Walk of Witness. Sea Sunday is marked for July 20 at Surfleet Seas End reservoir. Members were asked to urge their church congregations to attend the united events, the next being a beetle drive at The Duke of York, Gosberton Risegate on Thursday at 7.30pm, as Sue and Phil from the Duke of York are so kind to put on the event. It was also decided to have a harvest quiz and a Christmas evening at The Duke of York, dates to be confirmed. November 30 is the Churches Together carol service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 4pm. Messy Church is being held in Gosberton Clough chapel and also the parish church hall in Gosberton. The churches are looking at a scheme to form a Community Link. The village Christmas card was discussed. Prayer walks are taking place on the last Friday of each month, as from July, starting at the methodist church in Salem Street at 10am.There are only three people participating but they are considered to be worthwhile. The Risegate Methodist Church has a garden fete on Saturday. The Baptist film show group has an outing to Gooderstone Water Gardens on July 5. The St Gilbert and St Hugh’s church annual garden fete is on July 5. On Sunday, July 6 there is to be a teddy bear’s jump from Quadring St Margaret’s Parish Church. The bears will be hauled up in a big basket and then come down on parachutes. This will be held from 3pm to 5pm when refreshments will be served in the church. Gosberton is one of 14 villages selected for the “Transported” project. The Bible study continues on the second Tuesday of the month at Gosberton Methodist Church. The next Churches Together meeting is at the Gosberton Risegate methodist church on September 23 and the following one at the Baptist Church on the November 4, both at 7.30pm The Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton closed with prayer. Mr Pritchard thanked everyone for attending.The Baptists served tea and coffee.

There is fun and fellowship at the Gosberton Baptist Church on Friday with tea, coffee and cakes. It runs from 2pm to 4pm

Gosberton Clough 
and Risegate

The Gosberton Risegate Duke of York is the venue for Gosberton Churches Together beetle drive on Thursday at 7.30pm, £3 a person including refreshments and a raffle. Proceeds are for the Gosberton youth club.

There is a garden fete at 24, Siltside, Gosberton Risegate on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. If wet it will be in the Gosberton Risegate methodist chapel. Proceeds are 50/50 between the Risegate chapel and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Parking is available at the Duke of York, by kind permission of Sue Goodenough and Phil Britain.

Saturday, July 5 is the date of the Gosberton Clough and Risegate St Gilbert and St Hugh’s garden fete held at Riseholme Farm, Gosberton Risegate by kind permission of Brian and Jane Tidswell. Among the attractions is a steam engine, music by the Okulele Band, traditional stalls and competitions and teas served on the lawns. Cakes and raffle prizes will be grateully accepted. 3pm start.

Holbeach Bank

PRIMARY school has an open afternoon, open to everyone, this Thursday, 2.30-6pm. For more information phone 01406 423375.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church hot lunches will be served on Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm. All welcome.

Moulton Chapel

THE regular coffee morning at the Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, 10am-noon. As well as the usual display of books for sale there will be cakes, produce, puzzles, bric-a-brac, craft items and cards. Go along and enjoy a cuppa and a friendly chat, and take a friend.

By popular demand the Methodist Church is pleased to announce a return visit of the 1960s international recording star Ricky Valance, for a musical evening on Friday, July 11 at 7.30pm. His previous visit proved to be extremely popular. Due to it being a popular event, admission will be by pre-paid ticket. The ticket price of £10 will include light refreshments during the interval. Tickets can be obtained by phoning 01406 380443 or 01406 381429.


THE summer fair takes place at Pinchbeck Baptist Church in Knight Street on Saturday from noon to 4pm. Lunches will be served from noon to 1.30pm and there will be stalls including cakes, books, crafts, bric-a-brac and games and refreshments.

Whaplode St Catherine

WHAPLODE St Catherine Memorial Hall is holding, by popular request, a quiz night on Saturday, July 12, 7pm for 7.30pm. There will be a super cash prize and refreshments, Teams up to six at £1.50 per head. Booking essential please, on 01406 540733.

Don’t forget the monthly prize bingo on Wednesday, July 2, open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm.

Interesting prizes and refreshments for all.