Village news and 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.

Saturday 8th December Christmas Wreath Festival in St Andrew’s Church 10:00am to 1:00pm. Please support this festive event with a personalized wreath and/or come along on the day to see the display and share in mulled wine, tea/coffee and mince pies and a raffle. There will be prizes for winning entries including one for children less than 16 years old. For your added entertainment, live music will be performed throughout the morning. Entry on the days £2.50 per adult (under 16s free) Look out for details in a flyer or contact Colin on 07946004893.

There will be no services in St Andrew’s Church on Sunday 16th December. 

 Sunday 23rd December at 10.30am. Please join us for the All Age Christmas Carol Service with music by Andy McCormack & Jules Morgan, followed by refreshments. Contact Colin on 07946004893.

Monday 24th December Midnight Mass at 11.30pm.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meaningful and moving service of Remembrance and Rededication on 4th November and/or came along to see the amazing display by West Deeping Heritage Group about the village of 100 years ago and the men who fought in World War 1. For further information contact Maggie on 01778 344768.

WD Walkers.Sundays. Meet at the Village Hall at 1.45 pm. John will lead on 2nd December. 9th December and 30th December are local walks. Contact: Annie: 01778 346805 or annie.new@me.com

Bible Study. Tuesday 4th December starting at 3pm at Cromwell House. Details from Susanna on 01778 380014.

Christmas is Coming. Sunday 16th December, 4pm in the Village Hall.  An  Entertainment and Social event featuring both village and guest performers, ‘guess the answer’ competition with spot prizes for young people and a quiz of visual clues to guess the Christmas singalong song. No need to book, mince pies and mulled wine, tea or coffee provided. Free to all.

Rambling Readers. Meet on the last Friday of the month in the village Hall. If you are interested in reading a new book each month supplied by Lincolnshire Libraries, please talk to Elizabeth at 01778 344674.

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

The West Deeping Crib. The Travelling Crib is a collection of figures that make up a Nativity Scene, originally knitted by Alice Jones.  Every year in December you are invited to give a home to the crib and share The Christmas Story with your family. You will get to keep The Crib for a few days and then pass it on to the next family on the rota.

One reason for the Travelling Crib is to get to know more people in the village. You may receive the crib or deliver the crib to people you have not met or don’t know very well. West Deeping is a small village; we all lead busy lives and don’t always find the time for our neighbours.

So if you have children or grandchildren who would like to look after The Crib please contact Ruth Bowman, 29 King Street, 07772388981, email: andrewandruth@hotmail.com or use the West Deeping Facebook page.

Classes in West Deeping Village Hall. Check with leaders for Christmas dates.

Step Clog. Fortnightly on Mondays 8-9.30pm. Last practise this year 3rd December. Contact: Laura on 01733 267129, or email laura.clogteacher@gmail.com

Tiger Tots Messy Play. Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am. For babies and toddlers aged 6 months-5 years. £7 per child, £5 per sibling. The last December meeting is on Friday 21st December; they start again on Friday 11th January. For queries and to book, call Ali on 07949 689179 or visit tigertotsmessyplay@btinternet.com

Updated 3/12/2018