The wording for the plaque to be placed on the memorial tree in the cemetery, which will commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War One was agreed. It is to be planted on Remembrance Sunday (9th November).
An additional lamppost for The Recreation Field committee is preparing for the Bonfire Party to be held on Saturday, 8th November. Arrangements and purchase of Christmas trees are in hand and the lighting up will follow the Christmas Market on Saturday, 6th December. The next meeting is in the Old Schoolroom on Wednesday 5th November at 7.30pm when members of the public are invited to make comment and/or air their views on parish matters.
Will be celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church on Sunday 26th October at 10.30am with a specially prepared service to suit all ages with lively music and activities. All are welcome to this united service with St Mary’s, Stow. Refreshments will be served afterwards, so come along and share this time of fellowship.
Will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 1st November between 10am-12noon. There will be a variety of stalls and refreshments and the Lucky Number will be worth £25.
The annual Bonfire Party will be held on the Recreation Field on Saturday 8th November starting with the Torch Procession from the school at 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm followed by a firework display. Refreshments and drinks will be available. Admission Adults £4, Children under 14 years £2. No dogs or sparklers are permitted. Car Parking at the school.
After welcoming everyone to the meeting Graeme Wade then introduced the speaker, Rod Fanthorpe who gave a most interesting talk on the build up to the Truce which took place on Christmas Day in December 1914. He described the situations of people back home and how the event occurred spontaneously in the trenches with amicable meetings and activities occurring amongst the men of both sides of No Man’s Land. Sadly the fighting and atrocities began again the following day. Rod was thanked by Sharron Banham. The evening concluded with a raffle and refreshments.
Holy Communion was celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church with Rev. Helen Hooley conducting the service. Two new hymns were introduced from the new hymn book, Singing the Faith. On Sunday 26th October at 10.30am, all are invited to the United Family Worship specially prepared to suit all ages with lively music and activities. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the service.
The annual parade and service with uniformed organisations will take place on Sunday 9th November. The parade will leave School Lane at 2.50pm followed by a short service at the War Memorial on Stow Road at 3pm. A tree will be planted and dedicated to commemorate the start of the First World War. Refreshments will be served in the Village Hall afterwards.