District News: Bicker to Whaplode Drove

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LINCS Fashion is holding one of its fashion shows and clothes sales on Wednesday, March 27 at 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets are £3 to include refreshments, available from the post office or Bicker Village Hall committee members. All garments perfect, top brands, no seconds. All welcome, proceeds to hall funds.


CROWLAND Wildlife Group is holding at talk by Stan Pywell, engineer to the board of Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board on tomorrow at 7.30pm in the library. Refreshments available. Admission free.

WALKING for Health group walks every Wednesday from the library. It is free, is very sociable and helps to keep you fit. The walk takes about an hour and is about two miles. Light refreshments on return supplied by Crowland Cares for 50p. You will need sensible and comfortable shoes and clothes to suit the weather. Meet at the library at 10.30am. Further information from Linda Barton 01733 212687.


GOSBERTON Churches Together have a Walk of Witness on Good Friday meeting outside the Baptist Church at 10.30am, walking round the village following the cross and finishing at St Peter and St Paul’s for refreshments around noon.

A meeting of the Gosberton and District Royal British Legion is in the church hall tomorrow at 7.30pm.

ST Peter and St Paul’s Church has a service of Holy Communion at 7.30pm on Maundy Thursday. The Easter Sunday service of Holy Communion is at 10am.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a service of Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday at 7pm. Easter Praise is at 10.30am on Easter Sunday.

THE Gosberton group of churches is offering confirmation classes to both adults and young people. Classes will start after Easter. Anyone interested can contact the vicar on 01775 840694.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

EASTER services at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church begin on Good Friday, March 29, at 2pm with a Service of the Cross. This is a service of prayers and readings recalling the final hours up to the crucifixion. On Easter Day Holy Communion is at 6pm

ON Easter Saturday St Margaret’s Church in Quadring has an Easter candlelight vigil at 8pm. This is a service of Easter hymns and prayers by candlelight.

HOLY Communion at the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church on Easter Sunday is at 10.30am.

GOSBERTON Clough Methodist Church is the venue for a united meal with the three Gosberton Methodist Churches on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7pm.

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton Risegate at the Five Bells, 1-1.30pm this Thursday.


BOOKINGS are now being taken for the table top sale on April 21 in the community centre. Proceeds to the Royal British Legion women’s section. To book phone Brenda on 01406 425222 or Les on 01406 425947.

Long Sutton

THE Baptist Chapel Girls’ Brigade wants you to join them for an Easter travel trail on Saturday, 2-4pm starting from the Baptist Chapel and then round the town. All children must be accompanied by an adult or parent. Phone Corinne Cooper on 01406 424467 for details or check at the chapel in West Street. BAPTIST Church lunches will be served this Friday, 11am-2pm.

WOMEN’S Institute coffee morning is at the Conservative Rooms, West Street, on Thursday, 10am-noon. Entry £1, including coffee and biscuits, various stalls and raffle. Call Doreen Scrimshaw on 01406 363705 for more information.


PINCHBECK Photographic Group presents a digital projection lecture by Ashley Franklin entitled ‘Commissions, Exhibitions and Excursions. Enjoy viewing a showcase of his fabulous work, this Thursday at Birchgrove Garden Centre, 7.30pm. Admission £3 for non-members.

THE final Lent Lunch will be in the Church Hall on Saturday, March 23 from noon to 1.15 p.m. Cost £4.

THERE is a special Benefice Palm Sunday Service for the whole of the Glen Group on Sunday, March 24. There will be a procession from the Village Hall at 9.50am to arrive at St Mary’s Church for the 10.30am service. Please come along and join in. Cars can be left in the Village Hall car park. There will be refreshments after the service. Further details from Aileen Workman on 01775 768944.


DON’T just sit at home bored not sure what to do, pick up the phone and book a place at the Evergreen Club. Members are off to Skegness for the day, going by coach on June 4 from Quadring and Donington, leaving at 11am and leaving Skegness at 5pm. Cost is £10. Phone Jeanette on 01775 820414 or Judy 01775 820974 to book.


NEXT meeting of South Holland Local History Group is on Friday, 7.30pm in St John’s Church lounge, Hawthorn Bank. Speaker is Alan Lamb on ‘stories from the Fens’. Admission £2.

Sutton Bridge

THE new youth club is now fully active, and runs sessions for seven-11-year-old ‘juniors’ and 12 and over ‘seniors’ on Thursdays, weekly, in the Jubilee Room at the Curlew Centre. Junior sessions run 6-7 pm, with the senior sessions 7-9pm. Please encourage the youngsters to come along and give it a try.

Whaplode Drove

THE Family Get2gether this Sunday, at 11am at St John the Baptist Church, will include an ‘extreme word search’, as well as singing by members of the Community Choir. Anyone of any age is welcome at this informal gathering, during which refreshments will be served.

THERE will be a United Service on Easter Sunday at St John the Baptist Church, beginning at 10.30am. Please note the change of time, as now all United services, no matter which church is the host, will begin at this time.