STURTON BY STOW: Diary Dates

Saturday 7th February, Monthly Market, Sturton Village Hall 10am-12noon. Sunday 8th February Quiz Night, Cross keys, Stow 7pm.

Family Worship

Families and friends met at Sturton Methodist Church when David Justham led the worship assisted by Karen Elvidge. Music was provided by Chris Bowler on Piano and James Elvidge on guitar for the lively singing of Be Bold and Jesus’ love is very wonderful with Make me a Channel of your Peace sung as a prayer. The theme was the Conversion of Paul the Apostle.

History Society

Started the New Year with an annual talk by member, Graeme Wade, taking members on a journey on waterways up and down the British Isles. Thanks were expressed by Clive Thompson followed by the raffle and refreshments. The next meeting on Wednesday 18th February will be the AGM followed by a Talk on Weaving through the Ages by Liz Rance, a Tapestry weaver/textile artist from Lincoln. Admission is £2 and all are welcome. Held in Sturton Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Methodist Church

On Sunday 1st February, there will be Morning Worship at 10.30am as usual with a Section Service at 4pm when others will share from Saxilby, Ingham and Scothern. It will be led by Rev Helen Hooley. On Sunday 8th February, there will be a United Covenant Service at 10.30am which will include Holy Communion.

Pantomime

A Touch of Class and friends will present Dick Turnip in Sturton Village Hall on Friday 30th January at 7.30pm and Saturday 31st January at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Riny: 01427 788554.

Parish Council

Will meet in the Old Schoolroom on Wednesday 4th February, 7.30pm when all local residents are invited to attend and make comment on any parish matter.

WI

The January meeting was also the AGM when the new committee was elected. Members were reminded of forthcoming events which included a Fashion Show and Clothes Sale on Friday March 13th, a Jumble Sale on Saturday 21st March and a theatre outing to see Guys and Dolls on Saturday 18th April. The winners of the monthly competition for the year were Joint 1st Sharron Banham and Joyce Newth, 2nd Doreen Hancock, 3rd Mavis Benson. Each was presented with a plant. Annual reports were given by Chris Leonard and Joan Wines both reporting a successful and eventful year. The new committee was elected as follows: President, Joan Wines, Secretary, Sue Sharpe, Treasurer Fran Lewis, committee Mavis Benson, Doreen Hancock, Eileen Straw, Dawn Hudson, Joy Day and Chris Leonard. Winner of the raffle was Sue Sharpe. The speaker on Tuesday 17th February will be Joy Liddle talking about her work as a Street Pastor. The Roll Call will be a Lincoln Street Name and the competition a Book or Bible.