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SATURDAY Strollers will be walking on January 19 at Werrington. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am to share transport. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather, and bring a picnic lunch.


BINGO will be held in the Victory Hall today at 7.30pm. Refreshments available, all welcome.


GOSBERTON Church Fellowship is in the church hall on Monday at 7.30pm. There will be a bring and buy stall, raffle and refreshments, £1 members, £3 non members. For more information contact Pat Walters on 01775 840694.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a fun and fellowship afternoon on Friday, January 25, with table games, coffee, tea and cakes, from 2pm to 4pm.

THE Rev Margaret Mwailu will lead a teapot service at the Methodist Church on January 27 at 4pm. For more information contact John and Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

NEXT film show at the Baptist Church is on Monday, January 28, at 2pm with films on Romania and the local area; £2 donation includes the usual refreshments.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

GOSBERTON Risegate Methodist Church is the venue for a cluster service for Gosberton Churches Together and the Glen Group on Sunday at 3pm.

GOSBERTON Churches Together Committee met last Thursday when forthcoming dates were finalised. A united cluster service (which includes Glen Group) to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held at the Risegate Methodist Chapel on Sunday at 3pm followed by refreshments provided by the Risegate members. On the second Tuesday of each month, Gosberton Churches Together have a study group and discussion at 7.30pm at Gosberton Methodist Church with the theme ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Every Thursday at 3pm there is a quiet room, open to anyone, at the Gosberton Methodist Church. Information for the community web site is to go to the Rev Ian Walters. There will be a United Walk of Witness on Good Friday, March 29, starting at the Baptist Church at 10.30am, and finishing at St Peter and St Paul’s Church. The Christian Aid service is on May 19 at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church. Next Churches Together meeting is on April 25 at the Gosberton Baptist Church.


THE annual Royal Observer Corps sausage supper will be held at the Reading Room, Church Street, on Wednesday, January 30 at 7pm . Tickets are available from Frank Sauntson, 6 The Sidings, Holbeach (01406 423371), costing £11.

CHURCHES Together in East Elloe, a service for Christian Unity is to be held on Monday in the Roman Catholic Church.

CHOSEN Charity Shop has moved over the road to Fleet Street to the former Let’s Get You Moving estate agents shop. Mary Cooper and her staff would be glad of more donations of clothes, books, etc.

HOLBEACH Town Band has a learner group on Saturday mornings, and runs the Holbeach Victoria Training Band at 6.30pm on Wednesdays followed by the main Holbeach Town Band at 7.30pm – all in the band hall in Back Lane, Holbeach. Visitors, potential players, improvers and players are welcome. Loan instruments are available. Enquiries to Bev on 01775 720192, bev@bevdavey.fsnet.co.uk or Mel 01775 712420 mel@mhopkin.co.uk or see the band’s web site www.holbeachtownband.org.uk

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist Church lunches will be back as usual on Friday, January 25, all welcome.


DR Lucie Green will be the guest speaker at South Lincs Astronomical and Geophysical Society meeting tomorrow at 7pm with a talk entitled ‘The highs and lows of solar activity’. This will be at the Spalding Grammar School, entrance in St Thomas’s Road.

THE next meeting of Spalding Probus Club will be on February 6 at the usual venue. The Speaker will be David Tonge and his subject will be ‘Fen Folklore”.

THIS Saturday Broad Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches, 10am-1pm. There will be cake, preserves and Fairtrade stalls and the proceeds will help purchase flowers for the flower festival in May. On Saturday, January 26, there is a beetle drive suitable for all ages and tickets can be obtained from the church this Saturday or next Tuesday.

Weston Hills

A RACE night is on March 1 at 8pm with a sausage and mash and sweet supper. The event is in the village hall and tickets are available at £8 from Pam Grummitt (01406 380548) or any other committee member.

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