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SUNDAY lunch at the church hall on Sunday, March 16 at 12.30pm, bookings to Jane Stanley 01775 821515.


FENLAND Flywheelers will next meet on Wednesday in the function suite of the United Services Club in Church Street, Holbeach. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The subject will be “Breakdowns – large and small” given by Tears, local vehicle breakdown and recovery experts, who will give an insight into their specialised work. Everybody is welcome to attend. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Further details from Darren on 07941 471802.


THE Roger Jones musical “Rock”, the story of Simon Peter, is showing in St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Thursday, March 13 at 7pm. Free admission. Refreshments will be served.

ON Wednesday a Lent lunch will be served in the church hall at 12.15pm. There will be homemade soups (carrot and coriander or pea), roll, plus a homemade dessert and tea and coffee. Tickets are £5 each, and for catering purposes, need to be booked in advance to Debbie Reynolds on 01775 841585.

WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer service for the Gosberton Churches Together and Glen Group is at Gosberton Baptist church on Friday, March 7 at 2pm. There will be a bring and buy stall and refreshments.

LOOKING ahead to March 21, a Messy Church is to start in Gosberton. It will take place in the church hall (behind the parish church) 3.30pm for a 4pm start. The meal will be at 5.30pm and finishing time 6pm. It caters for toddlers to teens and adults too, with games, craft activities, story, music and prayers. Each child must bring an adult with them and all adults must bring at least one young person. For more information contact the Rev Ian or Pat Walters on 01775 840694.

ON the second Tuesday of each month Gosberton Churches Together have a Bible study at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm. Contact the Rev Ian Walters on 01775 840694 for more details.

GOSBERTON House School is now providing fresh hot lunches from their kitchen to the Gosberton Academy School. Zumba fitness classes continue to take place in the House School hall every Monday evening. The school’s recycling scheme is continuing. Anyone is welcome to fill a bag with their old clothing, material, blankets etc and drop them in to school reception  These will then be passed on to raise funds. The school’s Easter fayre is on March 28 at 1.30pm.

DON’T forget that Gosberton Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday is at the home of Des and Rene Curtis on February 28, 2-4pm. Table games, coffee, tea and cakes. For more information and directions phone 01775 840945 or email baptistchurch@gosberton.org

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COFFEE and pancakes will be on offer at 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Shrove Tuesday when Lorna Webb and her team of helpers are raising money for the Jenny Freeman Lodge. Stalls include plants and vegetables, cakes and pastries, jewellery and there will be a raffle.

DON’T forget the Lincolnshire evening in St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church Hall tomorrow, 6.30pm for 7pm. There will be traditional Lincolnshire food and a Lincolnshire quiz. Tickets at £9 are available from Sandra Thompson on 01775 750370 or Sue Murphy on 01775 750334 or the vicarage on 01775 840694. Please take your own drinks.


CHRISTINA Oxtoby from Sutton Bridge is looking to set up a community gospel choir in the area, beginning with a taster workshop at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge, on Sunday, 3-5pm. Do just turn up if you are interested.


Saturday will see the annual Bugling in of the Lincolnshire Sausage at The Jolly Crispin Pub.

Limited tickets for the sausage supper are available now from the pub (01406 362820) or John Tolliday (01406 362961).

Event starts 7pm. Tickets are £6 adults, £3 children. All proceeds to charity. Please purchase your tickets in advance to help with catering.


JEAN Martyn, the bubbly blonde organist, who was the only female to reach the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011, will be appearing at the Burtey Fen Collection in Pinchbeck on Sunday, March 16, at 2.30pm. Jean will be playing the Wurlitzer and Compton theatre organs. Tickets are £8 including refreshments. Telephone 01775 766081 to book.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Burtey Fen Collection and the new addition of a projector and screen positioned above the organs enables the audience to watch the nifty finger work of the organist.

POP-IN this Saturday, noon to 1.15pm at Pinchbeck Church Hall, £4. All very welcome

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A good crowd attended the bingo on February 19 when a new snowball was started. Bingos are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.

SPECIAL bingo will be held on April 23 for Help the Heroes in the village hall at 7.30pm. Already lots of good prizes have been donated, along with cash.


MEMBERS and visitors were welcomed to the February meeting of Tollgate Women’s Institute which was held in St John’s Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank. An invitation was received from Gosberton WI to their birthday celebration in March. Members were also reminded of the spring council meeting at Springfields on March 11. The speaker was Miriam Carette who gave a talk entitled “Katherine and the prince”. Next month’s speaker will be Tony Wicks “Ramblings of an old time copper”. Visitors welcome.

BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches on Saturday, 10am-1pm. The church is a Fairtrade church and during Fairtrade Fortnight, which ends on March 9, there will be Fairtrade goods which can be purchased, sampled or ordered from a catalogue. On Saturday, March 8 there is a pound sale at the church from 10am to 1pm, go along and pick up a bargain.

WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer, “Streams in the desert”, at St Paul’s Church, Fulney, on Friday, March 7, 10.30am. The evening service will be at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Pinchbeck road. Speaker for both services is Doreen Walker.

Welland Seniors’ Forum

THE forum’s first meeting of 2014 will be held at the United Reformed Church, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, on Tuesday, March 11 at 2pm. Speakers will be Laura Simpkins from South Holland District Council recycling department, and Sharon Smethers from the Alzheimer’s Society. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will help the forum’s costs. For any more information phone 01775 711427.

West Pinchbeck Senior Club

This coming Wednesday, March 5, the club will meet at the village hall, commencing at their normal time of 2pm. The programme is to be “Movement for Life” being put on by Age UK and keeping in with this year’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics one of the subjects should be kurling. But a lot less energetic and without the ice!

A fortnight ago the membership enjoyed their sausage and mash dinner at the village hall. Nineteen members enjoyed the meal, followed by either apple pie or apple crumble with custard.

This was washed down with either tea or coffee. Thanks were expressed to the catering team.

Anybody, who would like to meet interesting people participating in a mixed programme, are most welcome to come and see if we come up to your standards. The only requisite is you have to be over the age of fifty. Though we are known as the West Pinchbeck Senior Club a lot of our members are from Spalding and other places. As a general rule we have one meeting in the village hall and the following one out and about.

On Shrove Tuesday, March 4, enjoy freshly-made pancakes with a cup of tea/coffee for £1 in West Pinchbeck village hall, 3.30pm-6.30pm. Proceeds to village hall funds.

ST Bartholomew’s Church annual meeting will be held in church at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 11.

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