TOWN AND COUNTRY NEWS: Bicker to Whaplode Drove

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BICKER Methodist Church harvest festival services are on Sunday October. Elaine Robinson will take the 10.30am service and Michael Jessop will take the 6pm service. Everyone is welcome.

THERE will be a quiz night on Friday, October 12, at 7pm in the village hall. Tickets are available at £4 each to include supper and tea/coffee. Bring your own drink (glasses provided). Maximum four per team. Please book at the post office or phone Sandie on 01775 820220 or Cherry on 01775 248062. All proceeds to the village hall fund.


BOURNE United Reformed Church has a coffee morning in the school room on Saturday, October 13, 10-11.30am, with all the usual attractions.


SOLO drives start today in the Snooker Club, 1.30pm.

ALSO in the Snooker Club on Wednesdays is whist drives at 7.30pm.

For more information on either of the above events contact Jean on 01775 820662 .

Gedney Drove End

MONTHLY bingo will take place in the village hall tomorrow. Doors open at 6.45pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

Gedney Dyke

TABLE top sale will be held in the village hall on Sunday, October 14, 11am-2pm. For more information phone Peter Carter on 01406 362434.

THE organisers of the country and comedy show in September raised £200 for the village hall.


BOOKINGS are being taken for the St Peter and St Paul’s Church harvest lunch on October 14, following the 11am service. Tickets are £8.50 and the menu is smoked salmon pate or pea soup, slow roasted shoulder of pork with sage and onion stuffing or vegetarian option, with vegetables, raspberry pavlova or trifle, lemon tart or apple crumble, tea or coffee. If anyone wishing to go to the lunch has a special dietary requirement, this can be catered for. Glasses and corkscrews are provided but please bring own wine or soft drinks. There will also be a raffle. Anyone wishing to donate a raffle prize or book for the lunch can contact Debbie Reynolds on 01775 841585 or email

GOSBERTON Brownies meet on Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm in Gosberton Church Hall. For further information contact the guider, Carol Patey, on 01775 840959.

COPY for the Gosberton Parish Magazine should be with Elizabeth Stott on 01775 821843 or by tomorrow.

GOSBERTON Parish Council meeting will next meet on October 29 at the Public Hall at 7.30pm.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church is having a coffee afternoon on Thursday, 1-3pm in the church hall. For more information phone 01775 750244.

GOSBERTON Clough Methodists are having a sausage and mash supper and bring and buy on Monday at 6pm. Tickets are on sale at £5. For more information contact Ken Templeman on 01775 750330.

A Messy Church is starting in Gosberton Clough and the first session will be at the Methodist Church on Friday, 3.15pm for a 3.30pm start.

Lutton Marsh

LADIES Group will meet at the Methodist Chapel on Thursday at 2pm when the speaker will be a representative from Marie Curie Cancer Care.

HARVEST festival takes place at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday at 2.30pm. The auction of produce will be on Monday at 7pm.

Moulton Chapel

METHODIST Church has a games evening on Friday, 7.30pm. Admission £2 including refreshments.


DON’T forget Pinchbeck Photographic Group’s lecture by Adrian Stone on Thursday, 7.30pm at Birchgrove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck.


NEXT meeting of Spalding and District Flower Lovers’ Club is at Spalding Grammar School tomorrow at 7.15 pm. It is members’ night and visitors are welcome.

Sutton Bridge

ST Matthew’s Church autumn bazaar is on Saturday, October 20, 10am-noon. There will be various stalls, refreshments and a large raffle.

Whaplode Drove

THANKS to all who organised, helped or supported the ladies night held recently in the Churchroom, when £110 was raised for the hall’s refurbishment.

PLEASE note that there is no 11am service this Sunday at St John the Baptist Church, but the harvest festival will be held at 6.30pm. Any donations of produce will be gratefully received and may be taken to the church either on Saturday between 11am and 4pm or before the service on Sunday evening.

HARVEST supper will be held in the Churchroom next Monday at 7pm. A few tickets are still available from Mavis Stancer on 01406 330544. Home made food will be served, with all donated produce being auctioned afterwards. This annual event is always a lovely, friendly occasion enjoyed by all. Please remember to bring crockery, cutlery and wine glass.