District News: Crowland to Whaplode St Catherine

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CROWLAND Christmas lights sheet competition raised over £100 for new Christmas lights. Winners were Mr G Simmons, Mr and Mrs J Munton and Mrs L Priestly. Thanks to everyone for their support.


LETTERS have already gone out regarding the decorating of St Peter and St Paul’s Church for its annual flower and craft festival which runs from April 29 to May 5, but more help would always be appreciated. Flowers, oasis and containers are provided. The setting up days are April 24 and 25, 9am onwards. Anyone interested is asked to contact Val Brocklehurst on 01775 840503. The festival will be Debbie and Geoff Reynolds’ sixth and final year of doing the catering so the church is now looking for someone else to take this on, either as an individual or as a team. It is a simple job. There is a team of volunteers and it is just a matter of phoning them in March. Advertising letters go out to all of the coach companies in January and the coach companies book lunches and refreshments after this. Anyone interested, or who may have any questions, can phone 01775 841585.

A MEETING of Gosberton and District Churches Together was held and forthcoming dates arranged were: December 5, 7.30pm, Christmas quiz and carols at the Duke of York, Gosberton Risegate, in aid of Sue Ryder; service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, at the Baptist Church, January 26, 3pm; Walk of Witness, Good Friday, April 18. On the second Tuesday of each month Churches Together have a Bible study and discussion at Gosberton Methodist Church at 7.30pm and is starting a new study, ‘Expecting Christ’, from the York course. Gosberton Baptists have carols by candlelight around the lighted Christmas trees on December 12 at 7pm and Gosberton Clough Methodist Church’s annual plough service is on January 12 at 3pm.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a film show on Monday at 2pm.


AGE UK Happy Circle Club has a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, 1pm-3.30pm at Lyndis Walk Hall. Teas, raffle, tombola, cake stall, bottle stall, crafts and lots more will be on offer.

AT All Saints’ Church there is a Rural Primary Schools art event today and tomorrow, 9am to 5pm, when 400 paintings from six primary schools will be on display.

OASIS Club meets on Saturday in All Saints’ Church for children aged four and upwards. Plenty of fun, games, stories, drama and music, and it’s all free. Contact Gill Graper on 01406 423803.

CHRISTMAS dance with ballroom, Latin and popular sequence is on Friday, November 29, 8pm at the community centre, Fishpond Lane. Live music by Stuart Burr. Admission is £4, bring your own refreshments.


MOULTON Mill will be closed to the public only on Saturday from 1pm due to a private function. The staff apologise for any inconvenience caused.


THE Evergreen Club carol service has changed from December 17 to December 10, 1.30-4pm, due to the participation of school pupils. The children will be at the hall for a pleasant afternoon of carol singing. Visitors welcome.
The club’s members’ Christmas lunch is on December 3 at the Ship Albion in Spalding. Any queries contact Jeanette Norris on 01775 820414.

Saracen’s Head

OVER 60s Christmas party invites have now been sent. If you are a resident of Saracen’s Head or Holbeach Bank and have not received one and would like to attend, phone 01406 422050. The invites are for a couple, even if one is not 60, to go along to the Christmas party on Saturday, November 30. The party starts with a meal at 5.30pm, followed by entertainment with Cutting Edge duo.

CHRISTMAS fayre is on Sunday, November 24, 2-4pm, in the village hall. Santa will be in his grotto with gifts for the children. Lots of stalls, games, etc, for all the family. Light refreshments available.

CARPET bowls is held in the village hall on Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Interested? Phone 01406 423065.

LINE dancing and tea dances are held monthly on a Saturday night. Phone 01406 423065 for details.


A QUIZ night is being organised by the Festival Team at St Mary and St Nicolas Church, next Wednesday at 7pm in St Nicolas Hall, The Vista. Tickets are £6, to include a light supper, from the parish office on 01775 722772 or on the night.

MESSY Church is this Saturday, 2.30-4.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Fulney.

BINGO on Monday is at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, Fulney.

BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches from 10am to 1pm this Saturday. Saturday, November 23 is quiz night. Tickets £5, to include refreshments, are available at Tuesday’s coffee morning or on 01775 769438. Bring your own team, not exceeding six, or make up a team on the night.

Weston Hills

BINGO on Saturday is at 7pm in the village hall.

QUIZ night will be held in the village hall on Friday, November 22, 7pm. Tickets are £4 adults, £2 children and available from Vic Prescott on 017475 7669074. Raising funds for St John’s Church tower repairs.


A RACE night is in the village hall on Saturday, November 23 and is being held to raise money for church quinquennial repairs. Tickets £7, include a sausage and mash supper; horses £4. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm ‘off’. There will be a tote, stand-up bingo and raffle and a bar has been applied for. Tickets are available from Clare (07949 244817), Roy (01406 371900 or 07904 110991) or Sarah (01406 370350).

Whaplode St Catherine

HOBBY club meets every Monday, 10am-noon, new members always welcome.

MUMS and Tots Club is holding a series of coffee mornings in the village hall every Wednesday for the next three weeks. Go along and have a chat, coffee and cakes.
A table top sale is being held in the village hall this Saturday. Doors open from noon. Toppers from 10am. There will be a variety of stalls including toys and games, vegetables, crafts and general bric-a-brac; refreshments will be available.