VILLAGE NEWS & EVENTS

This listing is compiled for the monthly parish magazine, Towers and Spires.  It is updated at the beginning of every month, but if there is anything to add please contact maggieashcroft@hotmail.co.uk or submit the details yourself by going to the Events Calendar link near the bottom of the  lefthand menu.

St Andrews Church.

‘All Age Service’ Sunday 17th November at 11.00am, with Padre Stewart Shaw ‘Looking Forward to Advent’ followed by light refreshments.

St Andrew’s Day, Saturday 30th November at 9am Said service of Holy Communion followed by light refreshments.

Coffee Morning Saturday 16th November 10.30am-12noon WDVH. All proceeds to the installation of the toilet/servery in St Andrew’s Church. Refreshments, etc.

If you are able tosupport the church in any way, please talk to Colin Blagrove on 07946 004893.Rotas for coffee mornings, church cleaning and flowers are on the church noticeboard.

Bible StudiesTuesdays 5th and 19th November, 3:00pm at Cromwell House. Contact: Susanna Aldred on 01778 380014.

Coffee Morning. Saturday 9th November10.30am-12noon WDVH. In aid of Village Hall running expenses. Refreshments etc., Contact Margaret Mooney 01778 344547, mma_mooney@yahoo.co.uk

Rural Touring Play Saturday November 9th WDVH. Tickets sold out.

Parish Council Meeting Monday 18th November 7.30pm WDVH.All residents are very welcome to attend to hear how we deal with matters affecting our village and to raise any issues that they would like the Parish Council to consider'.

Welland Mothers Union. Monday 18th November 2pm at Moira’s home West Deeping. All Welcome. For details please contact Elizabeth 01778 344674 or Anne 01780 740151

West Deeping Heritage Group. Wednesday 20th November: WDVH. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Prehistoric Settlement in the Welland Valley. Andrew Hatton (Bob) was involved in the 1990s excavation at Stowe Farm near Greatford. More recently, as part of his research for an M.Phil. at Sheffield University, he has reviewed the Bronze Age field systems including the Rectory Farm site at West Deeping. Bob is a lecturer and Coordinator for Archaeology and Landscape History at the University Centre, Peterborough. Entry, £2.50 (incl. refreshments) at the door. Contact Maggie Ashcroft 01778 344768

WD Walkers. Sundays. 3rd November, is a local walk. 17th November and 1st December walks are tba. Meet at the Village Hall, 1.45pm. Contact Annie: 01778 346805 or annie.new@me.com

Rambling Readers (Book Club) meet on the last Friday of the month in WDVH. A new book each month is supplied by Lincolnshire Libraries. We are also sharing copies of the 2018 Man Booker Prize short list. Please talk to Elizabeth on 01778 344674

Carpet Bowls Club. The group meets on Thursday evenings in the Village Hall See centre pages. Chairperson: June Thomas 01778 343434.

The village litter pick on 5th October was a great success. Thank you to Annie for organising and all those who turned out. South Kesteven Council give back up, providing bags, and taking them away very soon after the day.

A quiz night in WDVH on 12th October was enjoyed by all. £213.76 was raised for Water Aid in memory of Gill Edwards.

Nature Notes. In October a small spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) planted in St Andrew’s churchyard by conservation group was covered with bright pink and orange fruits. Ivies flower in early winter and are useful for pollinators.

West Deeping Village Hall.

Regular classes are:

Step Clog. Fortnightly on Mondays 8-9.30pm. Contact: Laura, 01733 267129, email laura.clogteacher@gmail.com

Tiger Tots Messy Play. Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am. For babies and toddlers aged 6 months-5years. £7 per child, £5 per sibling. For queries and to book, call Ali on 07949 689179 or visit tigertotsmessyplay@btinternet.com

Yoga with Helen. Mondays. Yin Yoga, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Thursdays. Gentle Yoga 10am-11am.  Suitable for beginners, both woman and men welcome.Helen can be contacted on 07706511925, or  hhyogaandfitness@gmail.com 

Save the Date

Christmas is Coming a concert in St Andrew’s Church Friday 6th December, 7.30pm performed by the Market Deeping choir The Noteables. The programme includes Wenceslas, an exciting and vivid work by Bob Chilcott, based on the traditional carol. The choir will also sing music by Will Todd, Stanley Vann and Edward Elgar as well as a piece from the musical Martin Guerre, a folk spiritual, and ‘Mary had a baby’. There will also be a chance for the audience to join in with some favourite carols. Tickets  £8 (£1 for children under 16) are available from choir members, the church or at the door. For further information please call 01778 348001.

Christmas Villagers Concert. WDVH Sunday 15th December 4-5.30pm.An entertainment and  social event for children, their parents and grandparents alike. If you can contribute or have a request please contact Melanie 01778 380197; melanie@thelane.me.uk

Save the date.

14th December 2019, 10am-2pm

Molecey Mill at Christmas

Come and experience the spirit of Christmas.  See the house decorated for Christmas, enjoy traditional festive music and see the waterwheel turn.

Join us from 10am for mulled wine, hot drinks and mince pies, Admission £5 per adult, proceeds to St. Andrews’s Church facilities project. Tickets will be available from 31 October. For further details please email

 thesquire@moleceyestates.com or call

Glenn 07855 242356 or Colin 07946 004893

Updated 4th November 2019