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SATURDAY Strollers will be walking this Saturday on the Castor riverside, approximately five miles. Meet at the former St Guthlac School at 10.25am to arrange transport for those that need it, and bring a picnic.

WESLEY’S Wayfayrers are meeting in the Methodist Chapel on Tuesday at 11am followed by lunch with others from Churches Together in Crowland, at The George and Angel. Names please to Christine Jennings on 01733 212260.

Deeping St Nicholas

INVITATIONS have been sent out for the Women’s Institute’s harvest supper on September 11 to the Ladies’ Guild, Royal British Legion, Deeping St Nicholas Chapel, Deepings Lunchtime Club and Pode Hole, Tollgate, Uffington, Thurlby, Baston and Deeping St James Women’s institutes. The evening will finish with a charity auction of produce in aid of the Jubilee Hall. For more information about Deeping St Nicholas WI contact Angela White on 01775 630988.


BINGO will be held in the village hall on Friday, September 7 at 7.30pm.

A COFFEE morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, will be held in the village hall on Friday, September 28, 10am-noon. There will also be a raffle.


Baptist fun and fellowship afternoon is on tomorrow at 2pm.

NEXT film show at the Baptist church is on Monday, September 17, at 2pm and will include films of Weston-Super-Mare, Cardiff, Wells and Cheddar. Admission donation of £2 includes refreshments.

LADIES Circle resumes on Thursday, September 13 after a summer break with a talk by Olympic torch bearer Amanda Scase at 7.30pm. Cost is £3.

AN Alpha presentation evening is being held by Churches Together in the church hall on Friday, September 7 at 7.30pm. A short and entertaining film will be given explaining what the Alpha Course is. Questions and ideas are invited; enjoy a free buffet. RSVP by September 5 to: Rev Ian Walters (01775 840694), vicar@gosberton.org; Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton (01775 840693) baptistchurch@gosberton.org or the Rev Margaret Mwailu ( 01775 720145) spaldingmethodist@hotmail.co.uk

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE New Name Group of Sibsey is leading the harvest service at the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church on Sunday, September 9 at 2.30pm, followed by tea. The harvest continues on Monday, September 10 at 7pm with an auction and supper. Proceeds for chapel funds.

THE harvest festival at Gosberton Clough Methodist Church starts on Sunday with a service at 2.30pm. This will be followed by tea. The harvest continues on Monday at 7.15pm with a supper and sale of harvest produce.

Holbeach Drove

HARVEST service will be held at the Methodist Church on Sunday, September 9, at 6pm. On Monday, September 10, at 7pm, a short service will be followed by the sale of produce. All welcome.


KIRTON Brass Band has a gala concert on Saturday, October 6, in St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Kirton, in aid of the church roof appeal. Special guest will be Lucy Landymore BBC’s Young Percussionist of the Year 2010. The band is thrilled that Lucy has accepted its invitation and she will no doubt bring along her expertise to add to an exciting evening, along with the bands’ own repatoire under the baton of  Nick Tudball. The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and his wife and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Boston will be guests on the evening. Tickets and details for the event are available from Tony Fell on 01775 762775 or from Fossitt and Thorne, The Green, Kirton and also band and church members. Tickets will also soon be available for the Kirton Parish Council’s  annual Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, October 27; details to follow.


THERE is a Pop-In at the church hall this Saturday, noon-1.15pm. Cost £3.50, all welcome.

On Tuesday, September 4, at 2.30pm, T4U meet at the Baptist Church with Mary Evans speaking on her ‘Kenyan adventure’.

ALSO on Tuesday, September 4, at the Baptist Church at 7.30pm the Royal British Legion have a meeting.

THERE is no Glen Haven Communion Service on September 5.

LINCOLNSHIRE Old Churches Trust sponsored cycle ride takes place on Saturday, September 8. The Rev Paul Hardingham is doing the ride and the sponsor form is in the church, or telephone 01775 840803 if you wish to ride with him.

On Sunday, September 9, the Burtey Fen Collection has as its guest organist Alastair Kiernan, at 2.30pm. Tickets at £8, and further information, on 01775 766081.

A flower arranging demonstration in St Mary’s Church Hall by Wendy Goodliff is on Friday, October 12, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 each from Pat Lake (01775 724487) or Aileen Workman (01775 768944).


BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches on Saturday, between 10am and 1pm. Cakes, preserves and Fairtrade will also be available.

Weston Hills

PARISH Council meet on Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall.