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GLENTHAM

Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228

DUCK RACES - Glentham duck races will be held on Seggimore Beck on Sunday 24th April at 2pm, the first race being at 2.15pm. There will be hot cross buns and tea. Proceeds will be in aid of village hall funds.

POLICE SURGERY - Subject to emergency calls the police should be available at Glentham Village Hall on Thursday 28th April at 11am.

BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER GROUP - The Presence inter-denomination group will meet at Tilset, Bishop Norton Road, Glentham, on Thursday 28th April at 7pm. For more details contact Jenny or Peter on 01673 878806.

EASTER CHURCH SERVICES - Today (Thursday) Canon Pete Godden will ceclebrate Holy Communion in St Peter’s Church, Glentham, at 7.30pm. Tomorrow (Good Friday) station six of Stations of the Cross will be held in Glentham Methodist Chapel at 11.10am. On Sunday 24th April Canon Peter Godden will preside at the Easter Vigil in St Michael and All Angels Church, Hackthorn, at 5am; the Messy Church service in Glentham Methodist Chapel at 10.45am will be an Easter celebration.

WEST LINDSEY CHURCH FESTIVAL - As part of the festival The Church of St Peter and Our Lady, Glentham will be open from 10am-4pm on both Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May. The porch has the Tournay Arms and a rare ‘Pieta’ showing the Virgin with dead Christ across her knees.

BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER GROUP - The presence inter-denomination group will meet at Tilset, Bishop Norton Road, Glentham at 7pm on Thursday 28th April. Contact Jenny or Peter on: 01673 878806.

CHURCH SERVICES - On Sunday 1st May, Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Peter’s Church, Glentham at 9.30am.

KIRTON-IN-LINDSEY

SOCIETY MEETING - The Kirton-in-Lindsey Society welcomes Steve Footit who will give a presentation entitled Tales Of Lincolnshire in the Town Hall, Market Place, Kirton-in-Lindsey, on Tuesday 26th April at 7.30pm. Entrance fee is 50p for members (including refreshments) and £2 for non-members.

LEA

Jack Baird 01427 613731 and Debbie Yeates 01427 615237

METHODIST CHURCH - 2011 is a significant year in the life of Lea Methodist Church when it celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. This lovely little chapel began life as a humble Victorian cottage which was converted into a church and opened in 1951. Since then it has been lovingly maintained by its faithful worshippers. The celebrations began with a delightful concert given by The Trentside Singers led by their conductor Mrs Jenny Fotheringham. Their wide repertoire of songs was much enjoyed by an appreciative audience. This was followed by a coffee morning when £350 was raised for chapel funds. During the weekend of 6th and 7th August the chapel will host a flower and craft festival which will culminate in a Songs of Praise. In mid-October the ladies of Intermezzo will entertain with musical items and the year of celebration will conclude with the chapel anniversary in November.

VILLAGE HALL EVENTS - Today (Thursday): Tai Chi, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Monday 25th March: Art Group, 2pm-4pm; Brownies, 5.15pm-6.45pm; Indoor Bowls, 7pm-9pm. Tuesday 26th March: Weightwatchers 6.30pm-7.30pm. Wednesday 27th March: Belly Dancing 6pm-7pm. Looking ahead to additional events: Saturday 7th May at 7pm charity evening in aid of MacMillan Cancer featuring Room 21 Swing Band, refreshments and raffle, information and tickets from Ernie on 01427 810139; Saturday 11th June 2pm-5pm, celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Women’s Institute in Lea and celebration of the completion of the building work to the village hall including displays/demos from user groups and musical interludes.

STURTON-BY-STOW

HISTORY SOCIETY - There was a good attendance at the recent meeting when Ian Rowlandson entertained with a workshop and talk about pottery from the Iron-age to Roman periods. Visitors were able to handle a variety of pieces which they found most enlightening. The next meeting will be held in the upstairs room (stair lift friendly) of the village hall on Wednesday 18th May. This will be the first annual meeting when a committee will be formally elected and followed by a talk on the History of the Old Hall by Bob Howard. It is proposed to have an Open Day on Saturday 9th July when many pieces of local history will be on display. For more information contact Clive on: 01427 788564.

METHODIST CHURCH - There will be a family service conducted by Karen Elvidge on Easter Sunday, 24th April at 10.30am. The service on Sunday 1st May at 10.30am will take the form of a Songs of Praise when all are welcome to join in singing a number of hymns and songs making a joyful noise.

MAYDAY - celebrations will be held on Panters’ Field at the rear of the Red Lion car park on Monday 2nd May from 2-4pm when there will be a variety of stalls, raffles and tombola, bouncy castle, Maypole dancing and the popular Worm Charming competition. Something for all the family so come along and support your local community. Details contact Derek on: 01427 787459.

BINGO - Raising funds for the Evergreens Outings a bingo session will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Wednesday 4th May at 2pm.

MILLIONAIRES NIGHT - Hykeham Lions will be organising this popular fun event in Sturton Village Hall on Friday 6th May from 8-11.30pm. Tickets are £5 and include your ‘Monopoly Money’ and supper. There will also be a bar. Smart dress is requested. At the end of the evening there will be an auction to spend your winnings. Profits will be shared between the village hall and Sturton Plough Football Team and are available from Joy Tel. 01427 788448, Pauline Tel. 788805, The Plough and the Village Shop.

OPEN CHURCHES WEEKEND and Fun Day at Stow Minster - weekend of 7th and 8th May. St Mary’s Church will be open to the public both days for visitors to admire this wonderful historical building. On Saturday 7th May a fun day will start at 11.15am when there will be lots of various stalls and activities for people to enjoy including Maypole Dancing, music, refreshments and the Teddy Bear parachute jump from the chancel roof. Sue Allan, the local author will also be present for book signing. Come along for a family day out and enjoy the surroundings of this beautiful old building.

BECKINGHAM

Daisy Bruce, 01427 848070

Mobile Library - Will now be operating a monthly timetable with changed routes and schedules. Next visit will be Tuesday 26th April stopping at The Paddocks at 10.50am, School/High Street at 11.15, The Limes/Chapel at 12.10, Hawthorn Close at 12.30, post office Area at 12.50, Station Road at 13.40, The Croft at 14.00.

Church Services - Thursday 21st, Maundy Thursday, at service of Holy Communion at 9.30am. Friday 22nd, Vigil for Good Friday at West Stockwith 2pm – 3pm, at Walkeringham 7.30pm-8.30pm. Sunday 24th, Easter Sunday, Holy Communion at 10.45am. Thursday 28th, Holy Communion at 9.30am.

Annual Spring Clean - Around the village and cycle track will take place on Saturday 7th May anyone who is able to joins us is most welcome. Meet at the village hall car park at 9.45am. Please remember this is in part, in preparation for the Rospa inspection of the cycle track which is at any time of their choosing during the month of May.

SCOTTER

Whist - The winners at the Whist Drive on Tuesday 5th April were Ladies: J. Wilson, J. Moore and L. Fell. Gents: J. Stretch, P. Rushworth and C. Roberts. M. Dickins partnered by R. Stride won the miniature. The following week the winners were Ladies: J. Moore, L. Fell and M. Dickins. Gents: P. Rushworth, J. Stretch and R. Stride. J. Wilson partnered by G. Brown won the miniature. The MC on both evenings was Reg Stride.

Women’s Hour - Brenda Gwyther presided and Jean Savage was the pianist when Women’s Hour held their weekly meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 13th April. Brenda introduced the speaker Rev Lyn Gregg whose theme for the afternoon was Easter. There will be no Women’s Hour meeting on Wednesday 27th April.

Lent Lunches - The sixth and final Lent Lunch of 2011 organised by the friends of the methodist chapel and St Peter’s Church was held in the chapel school room on Friday 15th April. The donations made amounted to £353. This sum has now been forwarded to Emmaus, a charity which works with the homeless.

Good Friday - A walk of witness organised by Churches Together in Scotter leaves the Green at 10.30am on Good Friday finishing on the Green for hot cross buns.

Easter Day

A service on the Green at 8am will be followed by breakfast at the methodist chapel, services will be held at all three Churches, St Peter’s at 10am, The Methodist Chapel at 10.30am, the preacher will be Rev Lyn Gregg and the service at the Grace Church is also at 10.30am.