News: 2017

28th December 2017

The Food Bank Collection in the porch of St Mary's has now received a staggering 200 donations.  Margaret and Martin Warrener who have so ably managed this project, will keep the donation boxes available until the New Year.  The Salvation Army who receive the goods on our behalf, are sincerely grateful for your generosity.  Thank you everyone.


13th November 2017

We are pleased to say that Revd Chris Hewitt, a Curate at Cherry Willingham, is coming to the Walesby Group of Churches for four months to help us out with services whilst we are without a Rector. 

Chris wants to experience rural ministry and so will be able to do that amongst our 10 churches.  He will continue to live at Fiskerton during this placement and travel daily to the parishes.

12th November 2017

It is with great sadness that Joy Babington has let us know of the death last Monday of Revd Canon Gervase Babington who was Rector of the Walesby Group, retiring from here in 1995. Gervase was 87 and died peacefully in Lincoln hospital after a short illness.

A service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at 1.30pm on 1st December at St Nicholas Church, Newport Lincoln.

28th October 2017

A message from Paula Starling:

I wish to thank wholeheartedly those that supported my Poppy Appeal coffee morning. The coffee morning raised £232, and door to door raised £218, giving a total of £450.

I wish to thank the village for their support and especially the generosity of my team who help with time and scrumptious cakes.

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25th October 2017

For those of you who will remember Canon Gervase and Joy Babington who lived and worked here as Rector in Walesby, Joy would like you to know that Gervase is very poorly and is currently in Lincoln Hospital.  She asks that as many people as possible pray for Gervase.  The one thing Joy really hopes for is that Gervase will become strong enough for the doctors to let him come home for her to nurse him.

22nd August 2017

From Judith:  Walesby Phone Box.

The library in the phone box seems to be going well and being enjoyed by many. However, the number of books to borrow appear to be on the decline! This seems to indicate that the library is such a success that the books are being kept by their readers!

Please could we ensure that we return them and, of course, additions are always welcome.

Many thanks and happy reading ....
Thursday 17th August 2017   7.00pm

Hatha Yoga classes starting in Walesby Village Hall. This is a more active style of yoga.

£5 for the hour, only a mat required. Classes run by Charlotte Lumley.
14th August 2017

From Sara Sprague:

Here is a photo of the cast who performed at James' concert on 3rd August at Walesby Village Hall - I am delighted to tell you the concert raised over £1000 and with the NCS fundraising, a generous sponsor and additional donations the final total is £2000 (with possibly more to come) which means we are able to officially start Stardust this September and fund 15 places this term.

The story of why we are starting stardust has just been posted online today. I have copied the link below

Best wishes,   Sara

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15th July 2017

Overgrown Hedges and Verges in the Parish.
Walesby Parish Council would like to advise residents that Lincolnshire County Council has adopted a new cutting regime for the verges this year which is limited to two cuts per annum. Therefore, in order for the village to remain well kept and tidy, residents are politely asked to maintain the areas in front of their properties previously cut by LCC contractors.
Council would also wish to remind residents that it is the householders' responsibility to maintain boundary hedging.
10th July 2017

From Kathy Jago:

If anyone who supported Darcie wants to see where their funds went, there's a link on YouTube to last night's concert

by the way, the little trumpet she is playing in the first piece is a piccolo trumpet - it's not that it shrunk en route!


(Further details about Darcie's trip appear below, dated 20th March 2017.  JM)
26th June 2017

The latest update regarding Walesby God's Acre is now attached as a pdf file at the bottom of this page.

Full information about Walesby God's Acre can be seen on the God's Acre web page on this site.
13th June 2017

From Andrew Morriss:

Our missing cat has reappeared after a four day absence. We are incredibly grateful for all the help and suggestions offered by the Rasen Road Walesby community. It is great to be able to close this saga with a good news story. Our thanks to all those who scoured sheds, hedge bottoms and other possible locations.

2nd June 2017

From Darcie Jago:

Dear all,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me in my journey to Washington D.C. Whether you came to my talk on Tuesday evening, have passed on kind words through my parents or have given me donations, the support has been overwhelming and words cannot express how truly grateful I am.

So thank you once again and I look forward to telling you all about it on my return!

1st April 2017

Liz Carr has sent out a 'Thank you' card that she wishes to be passed on to village residents.

A copy is attached at the bottom of this page as "170401 Message from Liz".
20th March 2017

From Darcie Jago:

Many of you may remember me nearly 9 years ago, standing nervously at the back of the church waiting to play the Last Post on Remembrance Sunday, my trumpet debut.  Since then I have played in many groups at many venues, and was recently offered a place with a scholarship to study with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in Washington DC from June 26-July 24.  I am now seeking funds to help to pay for my flight, which is not covered by the scholarship.

The NSO Summer Music Institute involves spending a month working with members of the NSO and having individually taught lessons, master-classes and chamber music sessions, side-by-side rehearsals with the NSO and playing in concerts in the Kennedy Centre and other venues around the capital.

I have set up a 'gofundme' page with the link below and I would be so grateful if you would be able to donate anything towards my cause, even just £1 would help.

I will be home at Easter and would be very pleased to talk to you about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you very much.

Darcie Jago  

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2nd March 2017

From Jan van der Lubbe:

We did it, we went well over the £3000 target and walesby village is part of the reason why. Thank you for putting on the night and spread the word.

Cheers,   Jan
28th February 2017

From Ann-Marie:

The Easter Bunny is coming early this year to Walesby Village Hall...
If you like art and crafts and having lots of creative fun, then be sure to come!

This Easter themed eggtravaganza is on April 6th from 11-12.30 for ages 2-11

Tickets are £5 (siblings £3) Adults are free.

Visit The Creation Station Market Rasen Facebook Events page:
27th February 2017

From Pat Townsend about the litter pick:

Despite senior moments of confusion on my behalf, this year’s litter pick was, again, very successful. In all, almost 40 people gave up their Saturday morning to help. I am amazed that a community can turn such a horrible job into fun – almost! We feel there was slightly less rubbish this year, though, obviously, the pick was necessary and everywhere looks beautifully clean now, for a few days, at least.

Huge thank yous to you all, especially to our catering team and to the parish council, who, this year, funded the refreshments.

25th January 2017

A message from Merilyn.

A thank you to Walesby:

We are pleased to report that the church organ at St Mary's has been undergoing long awaited repair and refurbishment work and has therefore been out of operation for several weeks. The money raised from the 'Bellows Bonanza' musical evening has gone towards these repairs together with other church funds. We are looking forward to hearing the organ play to full volume in the near future, once the new bellows have 'bedded in'.

If anyone would still like to contribute towards this refurbishment, it's not too late and any donations would be most welcome and can be given to either the Rector, John Carr or the Treasurer, David Thurman.

Thank you all for your generosity in making this work possible.

16th January 2017

If anyone would like to offer to prepare and paint the Library in the phone box (paint funded by the Parish Council) please contact Judith Sweny on 838406 or
9th January 2017

PILATES: NEW TERM Starts Monday 16th January 2017

10am until 11am - £9 - Walesby Village Hall

Anyone new to Pilates or wanting to try click on the following link for more info: