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CROWLAND Churches Together ivite everyone for a complimentary tea or coffee and a hot cross bun at the library, noon to 1pm on Good Friday, April 3.


Jean Thompson was MC for the whist drive on March 11: Mr A Heppinstall 179, Mrs L Wyer 166, Mrs R Mother 166, B Hall 166.

Gent: Mr B Bothamley 174, Mr W Moore 174, Mr E Wyer 174.

Partner: Mrs J Thompson, Mrs L Wyer 74, Mr A Heppingstall, Mr N Sharpe 71.

Raffle: Mr L Wyer, Mr A Thorlby, Mr A White.

Donkey derby: Mr A Heppingstall.

Jean Thomspons was also the MC for the March 18 whist drive: Mr N Sharpe 170, Mr A Heppingstall 162, Mrs A Thorlby 161.

Gent: Mr A White 175, Mr B Bothamley 166, Mr E Wyer 164.

Partner: Mrs J Thompson, Mrs L Wyer 75, Mrs R Cope, Mrs A Casswell 71.

Raffle: Mrs L Wyer, Mr B Bothamley, Mr W Moore.

Donkey derby: Mrs R Hull.

Jean Thompson was MC for the March 10 solo: 1 - Jane Pearson 395, 2 - Mabel Burgess 170, 3 - Jean Thompson 130.

Lucky score: Lyn Wyer.

Donkey derby: Edgar Bettinson.

Raffle: 1 Eric Wyer, 2 Lavinia Lord.

Richard Pearson was MC for the March 17 solo: 1 Barbara Hall 450, 2 Jane Pearson, 3 Joan Hodgson.

Lucky score: Mary Jennings, Lavinia Lord, equal.

Donkey derby: Brian Robinson.

Raffle: 1 Rita Harris, 2 Mabel Burgess.


THERE is a United Palm Sunday service at Sutton St Edmund Church this weekend, with procession at 10.15am from Sutton St Edmunds church hall car park to the church, where the service will follow at 10.30am.


The next fun and fellowship for Gosberton Baptist church is on Friday, March 27 from 2pm to 4pm at the home of Des and Rene Curtis in Gosberton Risegate. Members play scrabble and other board games, with coffee, tea and cakes. All welcome. Contact Mr and Mrs Curtis on 01775 840945

The annual general meeting of the Gosberton bowls and snooker club is in the club room at the back of the Public Hall on Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm. Both members and non members are welcome.

The minister, the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton presided over the annual meeting of the Gosberton Baptist Church on Thursday. In his annual report, Mr Weatherly-Barton thanked treasurer Rene Curtis in preparing the accounts and spoke of the work of the church. Mrs Curtis presented the financial statement and reports were given on Home Mission and BMS World Mission. All officers were re- elected en bloc. A new series of ‘Open Book’ is to start shortly (see separate story). Ideas are being put forward for a big celebration in 2016 when the church celebrates its 350th anniversary and is still worshipping in the original building. Next meeting was arranged for Thursday 18th June at 2pm

On Good Friday Gosberton Churches Together have a March of Witness starting from Gosberton Baptist Church at 10.30am and finishing at the Parish Church Hall at around noon for refreshmements.

Another meeting has taken place of the Gosberton and district community 
action team, which looks like being a forum both for supporting local projects and for sharing information. A further meeting has been arranged for April 22 in Gosberton church hall and is open to all. Contact number is 01775 840694.

Gosberton Baptists are starting another series of ‘Open Book’, which will be titled “From Passion to Pentecost”. The first session is in the Baptist church on Saturday, April 18 and will 
continue on Saturday, April 25 and Saturday, May 9. There is no meeting on the Bank Holiday weekend. All welcome to attend and for more information to phone 01775 840693. It starts at 9.45am for coffee with a 10am lecture.


The Duke of York in Gosberton Risegate is the venue for Gosberton churches together Beetle Drive on Thursday, March 26 with a 7.30pm start. Teams are of four people.There is a raffle and proceeds are for the British Red Cross.

Looking towards Easter, on Maundy Thursday the Gosberton Risegate methodist church is the host for a Maundy meal with Holy Communion, which starts at 7pm.

On Good Friday, the church of St Gilbert and St Hugh, Gosberton Clough and Risegate, has a service of the cross at 2pm which will consist of prayers and readings recalling the final hours up to the crucifixion.


Services and events for 
Easter week at All Saints’ Church begin with a procession with palms from the 
Library to the Church followed by a dramatized reading of the passion Gospel amd Holy Communion on Palm Sunday at 10.15am. At 6.30pm there will be a quiet, reflective service at 6.30pm. On Maundy Thursday (April 2) at noon an All-Age Workshop and Lunch. At 7.30pm Holy Communion with foot washing, stripping of the altar and vigil until midnight. Good Friday (April 3) at noon a Walk of Witness from the Catholic Church 2pm At the Foot of the Cross. Holy Saturday (April 4) 8pm Easter Eve Vigil and Holy Communion. Easter Sunday (April 5) 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Easter Communion. the week ending with Easter Evensong at 6.30pm.


A big thank you to everybody who supported the Spring Fayre on Saturday. The magnificent sum of £415 was raised for church repair funds. Also a reminder that the Palm Sunday service will be held at Christ Church, Dawsmere at 10.30am.


AN Easter egg hunt takes place at at Moulton Mill on Sunday, April 5, 10am-3pm. Charge per child.

ON Easter Monday, Moulton Mill will be open from 10am to 4pm, with last tour at 3pm.


There will be a bingo for the Callum Pite’s Smile Charity on Sunday at Pinchbeck village hall, eyes down 3pm. Please help support this charity helping teenagers with cancer


The St Margaret’s Hall Good Friday Workshop has been cancelled. Jeanne Kenworthy and Jane Iszatt have, with much regret, decided that, due to ill health and family circumstances, they can no longer run the Good Friday workshop. They have been a regular occurrence for over 10 years and many helpers have helped put the activities together, and many more children have attended. They thank everyone for their loyal support and dedication. It’s been great fun.


Spalding Flower Lovers Club meets again on Wednesday, April 1 at Spalding Grammar School at 7.15pm. Flower arranging demonstration by area demonstrator Caroline Jackson, contact 01775 761740.


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