District News: Cowbit to Whaplode Drove

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GRAND Christmas bingo at Cowbit Village Hall on tomorrow. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Christmas hamper and prizes to be won in raffles.


THERE is a coffee morning at Browntoft House tomorrow, 10.30am-2.30pm in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. For more information call Eileen Pearce on 01775 822091.

DONINGTON Lottery needs new members, forms can be obtained from Gill Lunn at Get Ahead Hair Salon in High Street.

THE community centre Christmas party is on Saturday, 7.30pm-late. Pay on the door, adults £5, children £1. Disco, bar open.

CHRISTMAS roller disco, by Leo Promotions, is on Tuesday in the community centre, 6pm to 8pm. Fancy dress optional. Refreshments available. £4.80 per skater. Bring your own skates or hire a pair for £1.20.

NEW Year’s Eve party will be held at the community centre, 7.30pm-late. Music by Night Flight disco. Tickets are available now, adults £6, children £1, contact the entertainment committee on 07546 343128 or email doningtoncommcentre@aol.com. Tickets also available from Helen at Donington Chemist.

Gedney Hill

CAROL Service on Christmas Eve is at 4pm in St Polycarp’s Church, Holbeach Drove.

MIDNIGHT Eucharist on Christmas Eve is at Holy Trinity Church at 11.30pm.


GOSBERTON Baptists are putting on a Christmas Day lunch for those on their own. There are still some places left, anyone interested to phone Janet Bullows on 01775 713341.

DON’T forget the Banovallum Brass Band carol concert in the St Margaret’s Hall, Quadring tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, on the door.

BAPTIST film show group’s Christmas party is in the Baptist Church on Monday with entertainment by the U3A singers, followed by a buffet tea.

GOOD Companion’s Club party in the Public Hall is on Tuesday.

THERE will be a Carol Service at the Baptist Church on Sunday, December 22, at 10.30am and the Methodist Carol Service is on December 22 at 6pm. On Christmas Day a service will be held at the Baptist Church at 10am and at the Methodist Church, also at 10am. On Sunday, January 5, St Peter and St Paul’s Church has a Christingle Service at 4pm.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Risegate Methodist Carol Service is on Sunday at 2.30pm.

GOSBERTON Clough Methodist Church has a carol service on Sunday, December 22, at 2.30pm.

CHRISTMAS Day service of Holy Communion at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church is at 9am.

ANYONE requiring information on the Christmas service for the Gosberton Churches Together group can phone 01775 840694, 01775 840693 or 01775 840441.


OASIS Club meets on Saturday in the Reading Room, Church Street, 10-11.30am. For children aged four upwards, there is plenty of fun, games, stories, drama and music and it’s all free! Contact Gill Graper 01406 423803.

UNIVERSITY Academy has a Christmas concert in All Saints’ Church on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Holbeach Drove

THERE will be a Carol Service in the Methodist Chapel on Sunday, December 22, at 2.30pm.

Holbeach St Marks

CHILDREN at Holbeach St Marks School have been busy with Christmas preparations. The Pre-school children are practising their Christmas play to be performed in school today at 2pm and they also have a trip to the Fun Farm on Friday, December 20. The older children are also rehearsing a play to be performed at the village hall tomorrow at 6pm. Could all children arrive between 5.30pm and 5.40pm to get ready. They will be going to see Beauty and the Beast at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange today. On Friday, December 20, the children will travel to Westmere School, Sutton Bridge, for the Christmas party with a special visitor! The Christmas fair recently raised over £560 and the Christingle raised over £100.


PROF at the Piano – Christmas sing-a-long – and the draw for the luxury Christmas hamper will take place on Sunday at 1pm at Moulton Mill.

The mill will close after business on Sunday and re-open on January 9 at 10am. Thanks to all for their support in 2013.

THERE will be a Christingle Service at All Saints’ Church on Sunday at 3pm. Come along and make your own Christingle and help support the work of the Children’s Society.

Moulton Chapel

THERE will be a Carol Service on Sunday at 6.30pm at St James’ Church.


BAPTIST Church Christmas tree festival is this Saturday and Saturday, December 21, 11.30am-4pm. There will be stalls and refreshments.

On Sunday, December 22, will be carols by candlelight at 6.30pm and on Christmas Eve, Midnight Communion by candlelight at 11.30pm. Christmas Day celebration is at 10am and on Sunday, December 29, an informal service is being held at 10.30am.


BINGO is being held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Fulney, on Monday at 7.30pm.


CHRISTMAS tree festival at St Mary’s Church is being held this Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm and the following Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22, 1-6pm. The candlelight Carol Service is on Sunday, December 22, at 6.30pm and the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass is at 11.30pm.

Weston Hills

CHRISTMAS bingo this Saturday is at 7pm in the village hall.

CHRISTINGLE Service on Sunday, December 22, is at 3pm in St John’s Church.

SEVENTY eight attended the celebration service to mark the 125th anniversary of St John’s Church. The service was followed by tea and nibbles in the village hall.

Whaplode Drove

OVER 40 people enjoyed the recent evening of entertainment featuring the Community Choir and friends, held at St John the Baptist Church. Thank you to Philip Bosworth,Mary Stone, Pauline Marriott, Robert King, all members of the choir and Brenda Blankley and all who helped in any way to make the evening such a success. Thanks also go to all who supported this informal concert, donations totalling £62 will be for the upkeep of the Church Room.

The Community Choir will be leading the singing of carols on the village green next Wednesday at 7pm.

ST John the Baptist Church will be open on Saturday between noon and 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm to view and vote for your favourite trees in the ninth annual Christmas tree competition. The presentation of awards will take place during the Carol Service on Sunday, December 22 at 6.30pm.

Editor’s note

SINCE the decision to change our policy on village news content, the editor has taken on board the comments from our readers and has decided to re-introduce reports from village events and organisations back into the page.

We hope you will be delighted by this news and we welcome contributions from correspondents old and new in the New Year.

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