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DIARY DATES - Sunday 10th April: Kidz’ Klub, Church Room, 9am; Holy Communion, Methodist Church, 9.15am; Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 10.45am. Monday 11th April: All Saints’ Church AGM, Parish Church, 7.30pm. Tuesday 12th April: Meeting of Misterton Parish Council, Church Room, 7.30pm. Wednesday 13th April: Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am. Friday 15th April: Surgery with John Mann MP, at The Misterton Centre, appointments only - call 01909 506200; Easter Bingo, Church Room, eyes down at 7.30pm. Thursday 21st April: Surgery with Cty Coun Liz Yates, at The Misterton Centre, 10.30am—noon.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

SCHOOL SERVICE - Normanby-By-Spital Primary School’s Easter service will be in St Peter’s Church on Friday 8th April at 2pm.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

HOLY COMMUNION - The Rev Peter Godden will celebrate Holy Communion in St Helen’s Church, Saxby, on Sunday 10th April at 11am.


Lynn Bywood, 01724 762065.

WHIST - Winners at the whist drive held in the chapel schoolroom on Tuesday 29th March were: ladies - J Plasque, C Patrick and P Staples; gents - P Rushworth, K Moore and C Roberts. G Brown partnered by C Roberts won the miniature. The MC was Reg Stride.

WOMEN’S HOUR - Kay Edgar presided and Jean Savage was the pianist when Women’s Hour held their weekly meeting in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 30th March. Kay introduced John Fisher, the chaplain for Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals for the last 18 years. He described the job and how it had changed over the years. The members of women’s hour had not realised the extent of the work of the chaplain who becomes involved with the lives of patients, their family and the hospital staff. The hospital chapel is always open and is well used, it is maintained by a group of volunteers. Mary Joell gave a vote of thanks and at the end of the meeting refreshments were served. The speaker when Women’s Hour meet on Wednesday 13th April at 2pm will be Rev Lyn Gregg.

LENT LUNCHES - The lunches continue in the chapel schoolroom on Fridays from noon to 1pm with donations going to Emmaus, a charity which works with the homeless. All are welcome to these lunches organised by friends of the chapel and St Peter’s Church.

METHODIST CHAPEL - Mr L Holtby will take the service on Sunday 10th April at 10.30am and this will be followed by the church council AGM.

MESSY CHURCH - The April meeting of Messy Church takes place at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday 10th from 10.15am to 11.45am. The theme for the morning will be Easter with the opportunity to make cards and gifts as well as the usual craft activities.

LENT MEETING - The final Lent meeting in the series will be held at the Eau Community Centre in Scotter when the topic will be Treasure, and the speaker is Mr Simon Dean, Fresh Expressions co-ordinator and facilitator for CTAL. The evening will start at 6pm with a short act of worship and draw to a close at 7.30pm and will include refreshments.

TODDLER PRAISE - This is an opportunity for pre-school children and their parents or carers to join together for fun and fellowship in the chapel on Monday 11th April at 2pm.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

CHURCH SERVICE - Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Nicholas Church, Snitterby, on Sunday 10th April at 9.30am..


Mrs C. Bowler, 01427 788471.

OBITUARY - A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alan Hargreaves Metcalf was held at St. Mary’s Church, Stow conducted by the Rev Pam Rose. This was attended by many family and friends wishing to pay their last respects to a warm, artistic and talented man who passed away in John Coupland Hospital at the age of 79 years. Alan was born and grew up in the Manchester area before joining the Royal Air Force when he served with Coastal Command as a Flight Engineer on Sunderland Flying Boats and later on the Lightning Aircraft. After leaving the Royal Air Force he went to a teacher training college and later used his immense knowledge of mathematics and computers at Gainsborough College. His other particular interests from an early age were his love of the arts, especially the theatre and music. He had a special gift for writing scripts and lyrics for songs, many expressing his warm sense of humour. In his retirement Alan enjoyed gardening and the theatre, with a special interest in The Old Nick at Gainsborough.

MARKET - The monthly market held in Sturton Village Hall had an Easter flavour with raffles and competitions and Easter Eggs to be won. During the morning a chegue for £1,225.20 was presented to John Leggott, village hall treasurer, by Doreen Hancock on behalf of A Touch of Class who raised the money at their annual pantomime Jack And The Beansprout. The Lucky Number was unclaimed and will be worth £40 on Saturday 7th May.

STURTON SHOW - The AGM will be held in the Old Schoolroom on Tillbridge Road on Monday 11th April at 7.30pm. Please support this committee with any help you can offer to maintain this traditional event which will be on Saturday 1st October.

HISTORY SOCIETY - On Wednesday 13th April at 7.30pm in the upstairs room at the village hall all are welcome to an evening workshop and talk by Ian Rowlandson whose subject is Iron-age to Roman Pottery.

DIARY DATES AT STOW MINSTER - Saturday 16th April: Faure’s Requiem and supporting programme with the Cabra Singers and St Cuthbert Ensemble, 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 7th/8th May: Open Churches Weekend; Saturday 7th May: Fun Day, activities from 11.15am, including teddy bear parachuting.

MAYDAY IN STURTON - Maypole Dancing and Worm Charming will be two of the many attractions on Panter’s Field at the rear of the Red Lion car park on Monday 2nd May from 2pm till 4pm. Refreshments will be available. To book a stall contact Derek on 01427 787459.


Mrs L. Alsop, 01427 838502; email:

ALLOTMENTS - Upton and Kexby Burial Authority have three or four allotments to let for local people. Please apply to Patrick Fotheringham on 838347 or Tony Hall on 838720 if anyone is interested.

QUIZ - Last week’s quiz was in memory of Marion Forrest for the Haemotology and Oncology Department. Dave Farrow was the quizmaster and the winners were The Quips and Gavin’s Girls. £200 was raised. This week’s quiz is for the Royal Wedding. A short meeting to discuss the arrangements will be held before the quiz at 8.45pm.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

PARISH COUNCIL - The bi-monthly meeting om 21st March was preceded by the annual parish meeting when chairman David Waite reported a good year with the Beck Flood Prevention Scheme almost complete and a grant of £15,000 to cover maintenance by the council for the next 10 years. At the council meeting Dist Coun Jeff Summers reported re-organisation at West Lindsey, with many services being shared with adjoining authorities, so cutting costs. The council tax for 2011-2012 is therefore unaltered. Lincolnshire Highways have promised to deal with more potholes and the blocked drain at High Street in the new financial year. West Lindsey have granted planning permission for work at Archway (Joshua Way)/Paradise Farm/Clock House. The contract was agreed for the rebuilding of the culvert at the rear of the Jubilee Hall. There had been only one reply to the advert requesting a small quantity of land to provide allotments. This was from the organic farm at Snitterby Carr. The land known as Constable Ings, set up under the Enclosure Award about 1770, is being considered for charity status as the rental can no longer be used for its original purpose, and the annual council meeting in May will consider appointing trustees to work with the Charities Commission. It was reported that the Jubilee Hall has new and improved fire doors with roof and cavity wall insulation being considered - this may qualify for a grant.

EASTER BINGO will be played on Friday 8th April at 6.30pm at Waddingham Primary School. All are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

HISTORY GROUP - The Triangle History Group will meet in the Methodist Chapel on Wednesday 13th April at 7.30pm when Mavis Wilkinson will talk about the Medieval Monastic Garden.

METHODIST GUILD - On Tuesday 12th April Mr T. Cherry will talk about the air ambulance in Waddingham Chapel at 7.30pm.

CHURCH SERVICE - On Sunday 10th April Mrs Chris Ranyell of Kirton Lindsey will preach in Waddingham Methodist Chapel at 10.15am.