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Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

HOLY COMMUNION - On Sunday 8th May Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Helen’s Church, Saxby, at 11am.


Lynn Bywood, 01724 762065.

CHURCHES FESTIVAL - St Peter’s Church in Scotter will once again be taking part in the Open Churches Festival in West Lindsey. St Peter’s will be open on Saturday 7th May from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday 8th May from noon to 5pm. There will be exhibitions of work by the village Art Group and the Textile Group. Light refreshments will be available.

MESSY CHURCH - The May meeting of Messy Church takes place on Sunday 8th from 10.15am to 11.45am in the chapel schoolroom. This month’s theme is the gift of sound. As well as the usual craft activities it is planned to make musical instruments.

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 9th May at 2pm.

WOMEN’S HOUR - The speaker when Women’s Hour meet in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 11th May at 2pm will be Mary Pollack.


CHURCH OPEN - Scotton St Genewys’ Church is taking part in the West Lindsey Open Churches Weekend and visitors will be welcome but should be aware that the exhibition referred  to in the brochure was held last year. St Genewys’ Church will be open as a Quiet Church from 10am to 5pm on Saturday May 7th and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 8th May. Joan Farleigh will be playing the organ from 10am to noon on the Saturday and visitors will be welcome at the Communion Service at 10am on the Sunday.

WHIST - Winners at the Scotton whist drive on 27th April were: ladies - T Wilby, C Roberts and M Booth; gents - M D Smith, M Dickin and R Stride. J Moore and M Dickin won the miniature drive.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

CHURCHES FESTIVAL - As part of the West Lindsey festival St Nicholas Church, SNitterby, will have the theme Hobbies and Leisure with floral displays and photographs. There will also be a cake stall and refreshments. Opening times are Saturday 7th May, 10am to 5pm; Sunday 8th May, 11am to 4pm.

COUNCIL MEETING - Snitterby Parish Council will hold its annual meeting in the village hall on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm. The public will be welcome to observe and may raise local matters prior to the meeting.

LIBRARY CALL - The mobile library will be at School Lane, Snitterby, on Monday 9th May from 1.30pm to 2pm.

HOLY COMMUNION - On Sunday 8th May Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Nicholas Church, Snitterby, at 9.30am.


Mrs C. Bowler, 01427 788471.

CELEBRATION - The tables at Sturton Village Hall had been specially decorated with Royal Wedding cloths and flags for friends at the Thursday morning drop-in to join in the atmosphere of the forthcoming Royal Wedding the following day. Suitable music was played by Richard and everyone drank a toast to William and Kate. Other celebrations were enjoyed at The Plough on Friday when a number of people watched the happy event on the big screen.

SONGS OF PRAISE were sung at Sturton Methodist Church on Sunday in place of the usual Morning Worship. The theme was Love Divine and included the beautiful hymn Love Divine All Loves Excelling and other well known hymns and songs. Hymns and devotions were introduced by David Justham with musical accompaniment provided by Christine Bowler and James Elvidge. A reading from the Epistle of John was read by Peta-Ann Mellor and the Beatitudes were read by Barbara Jones. The singing of Rise and Shine for the several children who were present concluded the worship. The next Family Worship will be on Sunday 22nd May at 10.30am.

NEW IDEAS AT THE PLOUGH - From Monday 2nd May there will be new promotions and exciting changes taking place. Join Ann, Nick and Abbie in supporting your local with their new loyalty card for regular customers, special prices for CAMRA members and free Pool and Juke Box on the first Saturday of the month. Whisky Wednesday will be returning with over 40 whiskies from around the world. Meals are available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Book early to avoid disappointment. A new comedy night is also planned for a date in May.

MILLIONAIRES NIGHT - Smart dress and Black Ties are the order of the evening for a Casina Night at Sturton Village Hall on Friday 6th May starting at 8pm till 11.30pm ending with an auction to spend all your winnings. Tickets are £5 and include a supper and spending money so come along and have a real fun evening with the cards and dice. The evening is organised by the Hykeham Lions and profits will be shared between the village hall and the Plough football team.

MARKET - There will be a variety of stalls at the market in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 7th May between 10am and noon. The lucky number is worth £40.

OPEN CHURCHES WEEKEND AND FUNDAY on Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May when the beautiful old church of St. Mary at Stow will be open to the public. On Saturday 7th the funday will start at 11.15a.m. with stalls of many kinds, entertainment, refreshments and the popular teddy bear parachute drop.

LIBRARY will visit on Fleets Road on Wednesday 11th May at 11.30am.

PARISH COUNCIL will meet in the Old Schoolroom on Wednesday 11th May at 7.30pm. Please note the change of date. Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. As there were only eight nominations there will be no election on Thursday 5th May. The vacancy will be filled by co-option.

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT provided by A Touch Of Class when they present Womberang by Sue Townsend and Dancers by Jean McConnell with the kind permission of Samuel French Ltd plus musical items in Sturton Village Hall on Friday 20th May at 7.30pm. This is for adults only and tickets are available price £7, including a pie and peas supper and a glass of wine or fruit juice. Call Riny on 01427 788554 or Beryl on 01427 788737.

CHRISTIAN AID - All are invited to 4 St Hugh’s Terrace on Saturday 21st May between 2pm and 4pm for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will be a cake stall and raffle and all donations will be gratefully received. Contact Jennie on 1427 788564.


Mrs L. Alsop, 01427 838502; email:

METHODIST CHAPEL GOOD FRIDAY - A Good Friday gathering was held with hymns and readings and poems and these were given by Gwen Bingham, Norman Brown, Julie Barrow, Jane Anderson and the Trentside Singers. The organist was Jenny Fotheringham. This was followed by hot cross buns, simnel cake and tea or coffee.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB - The club was entertained this week by Peter Rushton showing a video of previous Royal Weddings.

ROYAL WEDDING - Community spirit is alive and well in the villages of Upton and Kexby. This was shown at last Friday’s Royal Wedding celebrations when most of the two villages took part in the sports afternoon, the faith tea which saw the village hall packed to the rafters and the evening’s entertainment which included local band Blind Man Running and disco.

QUIZ - Last week’s quiz was for the Royal Wedding celebrations and Dave Farrow was the quizmaster. The winners were The No Ideas Team and The All Of Us Team and £200 was raised. This week’s quiz is for LIVES.

UPTON CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY - A concert by the Glentham Singers will be held on Saturday 7th May at 7pm followed by an anniversary service on Sunday 8th May at 10.30am taken by visiting preacher Mr Greg Unwin from Sheffield.


Mr C. Bell, 01673 818228.

ANGLO-SAXON HOARD - Recently about 80 people attended the lecture at Waddingham Jubilee Hall on the gold hoard in Staffordshire when Dr Kevin Leahy described the timeline from the first find to its acquisition for the nation. He described the cataloguing and cleaning of the finds and the gold aspect outshone the Sutton Hoo treasure found in 1939. The hoard is tentatively dated to the 7th or 8th Century AD. The Triangle History Group was very fortunate to be able to hold this event in Waddingham, learning from Dr Leahy who is national advisor to the Portable Antiques Scheme. Thanks to all who helped in any way. Proceeds went to the Triangle History Group and Waddingham Chapel.

HALL AGM - The Jubilee Hall’s AGM will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 7.15pm.

COUNCIL MEETING - The council’s annual meeting for election of chairman, etc, will be held in the Jubilee Hall on Monday 16th May at 7.30pm.

METHODIST SERVICE - On Sunday 8th May Mrs Kate Marr, of Brigg, will preach in Waddingham Methodist Chapel at 10.15am.