WI President, Joan Wines, welcomed members and guests to the Christmas meeting which began with the singing of Jerusalem. Business was attended to and members were reminded that subscriptions of £36 would be due in January.
Members and their guests were then entertained by John Hall who had everyone in fits of laughter with his tales and comparisons of Christmas - Then and Now. His extraordinary sense of humour and hilarious way of describing the preparations for Christmas and how they used to be in the 1950’s were so real bringing back so many memories from members’ childhood days. A vote of thanks was proposed by Joan followed by refreshments.
The competition for a decoration was won by Sue Sharpe and Joyce Newth. Several members won raffle prizes.
Enjoyed a most entertaining evening at their Christmas Social when the Trentside Singers, suitably dressed for Christmas, performed a selection of seasonal songs, carols and poems, some with audience participation.
This was followed by a Call My Bluff style quiz prepared by Rodney Cousins which caused much disbelief when the answers were revealed. The evening began with a drink of mulled wine and concluded with a delicious supper prepared by members of the society.
There will be NO MARKET in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 3rd January as previously advertised.
Sturton Methodist Church was filled with families and friends for the annual United Family Carol Service. Led by Karen Elvidge with music by Christine Bowler on organ and piano and James Elvidge on guitar familiar hymns and carols with readings told the Christmas Story. Lessons were read by Karen and James, Dick Appleyard, John Gillyett, Pam Gelder, Clare Farrow, Paula Justham, Colin Chantry and a poem was composed and read by Joan Wines.
Two Christmas songs were beautifully sung by the Sturton Primary School choir led by Ruth Hodges. The younger children in the congregation played a game of Pass the Parcel. Refreshments and a time of fellowship followed after the service.
Families and friends met on Christmas morning at Sturton Methodist Church to celebrate the Birth of the Baby Jesus. Led by Karen Elvidge with music provided by Christine Bowler and James Elvidge the songs Come and join the celebration and Christians Awake were heartily sung. Christmas presents were shown and shared with the congregation.
Will meet in the Old Schoolroom on Wednesday 7th January at 7.30pm when members of the public are invited to attend and make comment or air their views on parish matters.
The annual Christmas/New Year party will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 10th January at 4pm. If anyone is eligible and does not received an invitation please contact Joan Tel. 788084.
Edward Bear Club
Will meet again in Sturton Village Hall on Wednesday 14th January between 2-3.30pm. All toddlers and their carers are welcome to join this group for stories, play and a social time to meet and make new friends.
For details contact Jennie Tel. 788564.
A Touch of Class and friends will present their latest pantomime of Dick Turnip in Sturton Village Hall on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January. More details later.