FOCAL POINT                      Issue No.321

 August 2007             

Ed’s Comments 

What lovely weather for the Gala Day, we were very lucky considering the amount of rain that we have had these last two months.

I say ‘lucky’ I might be wrong there because I heard it mentioned that David Milner might have ‘made a request’!

He has gone on a well-deserved holiday now to ‘recover’ so we hope that the weather is kind to him as well.

With all of this rain though aren’t our lawns looking green? Unfortunately I don’t have a ‘push’ mower so I guess my carbon footprint has gone up as a result of the increased amount of use my mower has had.

 In this edition Peter Foden informs us of the ‘ The Charity of Thomas Brewer’.

A lot of you were probably like me, knew of it’s existence but were unaware of the background to it.

Peter suggests that all that is known of him is that he was a Yeoman;

a Yeoman being a landowner.

I think a ‘Yeoman farmer’ is one who actually worked on the land, as apposed to a ‘Gentleman farmer’ who didn’t.

 I wonder if any of our village amateur genealogists could perhaps investigate more on Thomas Brewer and let us know who he was??

I had a quick look on the internet and there was a composer of the same name around at that time (1600’s)!

 Cliff Newbold 

PLEASE NOTE  the closing date for the September issue is the 17th of August, as there are not too many clubs meeting this month hopefully that won’t be a problem.

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Parish Council News 

Road Repairs.

 With the active help of the local County Councillor for this area, Councillor Vincent Dobson, we have been successful in persuading the Area Manager responsible for Road Maintenance to visit the Village and inspect the Roads.We are very pleased to report that he agreed with us that the roads needed some attention and promised that this work would be scheduled to be done as soon as possible and practical. Although we pressed very hard for the roads to be resurfaced, pointing out that some had not been done for over thirty years or more, this is very doubtful and for the moment the best that we can hope for is that the pot holes will be filled-in properly together with other identified repairs.Nevertheless we are continuing to press hard for re-surfacing and for this to be included in the budget for 2008 — but please do not hold your breath!! 

Village New Conservation Area

By the time that you receive your copy of Focal Point the Village New Conservation Area should have been approved by Newark and Sherwood District Council.As soon as we receive a map of the new area, hopefully in a few weeks time, this will be displayed on the Parish Council Notice Board outside the Post Office.

 Village Open Gardens and Church Flower Festival

As reported previously, the Open Gardens and Church Flower Festival (“Winthorpe in the Spring”) on the 20th May was a great success and the record amount of money raised at these events has now been distributed to the three local nominated organisations — the Parish Church, Village Hall and Community Centre.Elsewhere in Focal Point you will find a Statement of accounts for this years Village Festival from Alec Stewart, Chairman of the Parish Councils Special Events Sub Committee, who is responsible for organising this event and to whom we are sure everyone would wish us to extend their sincere thanks for the work they do and for a most enjoyable day. 

Next Meeting.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Thursday the20th September, in the Village Hall, commencing at 7-30 p.m. (The Parish Council does not meet in August). 

Winthorpe-with-Langford Parish Council.

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WINTHORPE & LANGFORD  

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME 

KEYS 

A car was stolen recently by thieves who obtained the car key through a cat flap! This shows how important it is to keep keys and valuables out of sight and away from doors and windows. 

BOGUS TRADESMEN 

There have been several incidents in the village recently when door-to-door callers have offered to carry out jobs and have disappeared without completing the work for which they have been paid. Rather than using such people, it is safer to consult a trade directory and obtain a written quotation before any work is carried out or use someone who has been recommended. The District Council Environmental Health Department at Kelham Hall (655609) will give the names of tradesmen who they have found satisfactory. If you do not have a “No Uninvited Callers” sticker and would like one, please contact your Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator. If you do not know who that is please contact me. 

Peter Foden, 704241 Central Co-ordinator 

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THANK YOU

I would like to express my sincere thanks for all of your good wishes, thoughts and prayers, which have done so much to help me through the last few weeks.

We are looking forward positively.

 Thank you,

Nancy Jackson.

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WINTHORPE & DISTRICT W.I 

Strawberries and cream with a glass of wine in a lovely garden, this was our July meeting. The weather was kind to us and we managed to spend the whole evening outdoors courtesy of Margaret and Alec Wiseman. The Rev. David Milner came along to talk to us and had to compete with the Church bells to be heard, however he has a powerful voice and managed very well. He told us about his life before he came into the ministry, when as a sixteen year old and living in London he left school with no ideas of what he wanted to do as regards employment. Searching through a local newspaper he saw an advertisement for a clerk in a Barrister’s Chambers, not really knowing anything about what the work involved he applied for an interview and waited in anticipation for the outcome. For the next sixteen years, he enjoyed the job and became Chief Clerk to the Chambers including designing a whole new office. Then although very happy with his life and with no ideas of becoming a priest he had a feeling of being called towards the church, after a certain amount of deliberation and advice from friends, he decided to say goodbye to Judicial life and make preparation for the work he is now doing.Mrs Fiona Wright thanked him for a very interesting talk, which we had all enjoyed. There were only two entries in the competition this month, for a Legal Cartoon. This was won by Mrs Margaret Hewitt. Mrs Sylvia Lloyd on behalf of all members thanked Mr & Mrs Wiseman for letting us use their garden for our meeting.The results from the Festival were given out and donations to the LNAAC of £17O and the Festival committee of £35 were approved.Mrs Stella Hopewell said she had arranged a walk in Navenby for Thursday 26th of July.There will not be a meeting in August, so our next meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7-30 p.m. on Thursday 13th of September.

The speaker is Mr. M. Smith who will be talking about Musical Instruments. The hostesses are Mesdames G.Breedon, R.Kinder and R.Dickinson.We are reminded that the money will be collected this evening for the Pam Eyres’ evening. Have a good break. 

Daphne Marshall.

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GARDENING CLUB

The two games organised by the club at the village festival yielded a profit of £76. The air ambulance appeal will receive £68 with the balance going to the festival fund. 

Thanks are due to the following :-  

David Tingle for the loan of the games; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allen for the straw bales; Barbara Woodcock, Chris. Barker, Vivienne Green,

Roger Turner and Pat Finn for manning the games.

There is no meeting in August but our programme of speakers recommences on September 19th. with:-

 

‘They Think It's All Over’  -with our old friend Stuart Dixon.

 Ian Wilson  

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COMMUNITY CENTRE 

LUNCH CLUB 

The next Lunch will be on Monday, 6th August. The menu will be:

Braised Beef

or

Baked Haddock with Herb Crust

with

 New Potatoes, Green Beans,

Red Cabbage & Carrots

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Fruit in Meringue Nests with Ice Cream

Tickets at £6.00 including a glass of wine and coffee available from the Post Office, thanks to Jo & Martin.

Frances Kelly, Chairman

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TUESDAY CLUB

 We have only one meeting in August; Morning Coffee on Tuesday, 14th August, 10.30am in the Village Hall. All are welcome to come. A big thank you to all who contributed gifts to our Tombola stall at the Village Gala Day and to those who helped run it on the day. We made £124 of which £100 was sent to the Lincs/Notts. Air Ambulance charity. It was a very enjoyable event, helped of course by the unbelievable weather! 

Jean Foden

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GIANT SUNFLOWER COMPETITION

I got it all wrong last month. I asked you to keep watering your sunflowers and what happened. Well, it seemed to have rained every day since the middle of June. I can only remember two days of sunshine. It is now the 15th of July and I have only watered my plants once this month. Some of my sunflower leaves are threadbare; sparrows pecking at the leaves cause this. They must find the leaves nutritious. 

Your plant will now be producing its flower head.  This usually occurs about 4 months from sowing the seed. When the flower head opens to reveal the yellow flowers, an interesting thing occurs. The flower head will turn and face the sun, following it from early morning to late evening. Look out for the bees, nature's busiest workers, pollinating the flower. They are attracted by the flower's pollen. As the flower head starts to develop, the plant will stop growing and it will divert most of its energy into the flower and seeds. This is the most important time of the plant’s life. Now give it a feed of Tomorite every time you water. This will encourage the seeds to develop. As the seeds develop, the sunflower starts to bow its head and will then face the ground. This is due to the weight of the seed head and is nature's way of keeping the rain off the seeds.      

When the flower is fully formed, measure the height of your plant from the soil level to the highest point. Make a note of this because you will have to ring me with result on Sunday Sept. 9th Tel. 704444. 

Pat Finn

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Winthorpe Cricket Club 


I was wondering how to start this month’s report however I don’t think there’s any other way of starting it other than to comment on the weather.  Since last month we haven’t bowled a single ball either on Sunday or midweek.  Off the field things have been moving on a pace and in a positive manner.  The order for the new pavilion has been placed and is currently being manufactured.  We have received a quotation for the enabling works, which is within budget, so work will hopefully commence early in August.  Additionally we have received a letter from Kelham Hall informing us that the Planning Conditions have been fully discharged.  All we need now is to start playing a few games although those of you who have been to the ground will know even if the rain stops now it will be a couple of weeks before the ground will be fit for play again, fingers crossed. As ever we would like to hear from potential additional members.  If you or you know of anyone who may be interested in playing either on a regular basis or just the occasional game please give me, or a member of the club, a call.  You can make yourself available as regularly or irregularly as you wish.  Also we would like to remind you of the Bonus Ball draw that the club runs every week.  This provides the club with the much needed finance to keep us operational.  Without it we would find it impossible to survive, so if you find yourself in the Lord Nelson why not try your luck.  Just ask the bar staff for details of how to enter and it only costs a £1.  You can have a go as a “one off” or alternatively have a regular number every week. On the playing front there is no other comment to make other than there hasn’t been any.  Fingers crossed for the rest of July and all of August.  On the bright side a lot of jobs around the house and garden have been completed that otherwise might have been on hold. I have included our fixtures for August below.  All that remains now is to hope for better weather and hope to see you down at Holme Lane.  

 Contact Details

Andy Fereday - 678622

Ashley Locke - 703988

Peter Bateson - 704787

Simon Potter – 612968              

  Fixtures June/July 2007 

Date Home Club/Team   Away Club/Team Venue
29-Jul Winthorpe 1st XI vs Hartsholme 1st XI H
05-Aug Winthorpe 1st XI vs Bassingham 1st XI H
12-Aug Saxilby 1st XI vs Winthorpe 1st XI A
19-Aug Market Rasen 1st XI vs Winthorpe 1st XI A
26-Aug Winthorpe 1st XI vs Martin 1st XI H

  

Duck Day – August Bank Holiday Monday

 Following the numerous comments regarding the May Duck Race Day, we have decided to hold an additional race day on August Bank Holiday Monday (27th). 

It will follow the usual format and there will be all the usual attractions tombola, bouncy castle, raffle, bar-b-q etc.  Currently we are in discussion with the Lord Nelson to see if there is anything else we can add to the day.  We will again be running the lottery race so look out for the tickets dropping through your letter box soon.  As previously once completed they can be deposited at the Post Office, the Lord Nelson or 58 Gainsborough Road.  Look out for the posters which will give full details of the day’s events.  Fingers crossed for good weather and hopefully see you all there on the day. 

Andy Fereday

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 WINTHORPE FESTIVAL – GALA DAY 2007 

In the midst of the wettest summer for many years we were again blessed with a beautiful sunny day for our Festival Gala Day. A full and varied programme of events provided much entertainment for all of those who attended this afternoon of community activities. It was particularly rewarding to see so many young people in attendance this year. The financial account shows that, as a result of the Open Garden Day and the Gala Day, the Church, the Village Hall and the Community Centre will each receive £243. This is an increase on last year. It can also be seen from the account that £482 was raised for the Air Ambulance from donations from the various village organizations and from the raffle run by Gwen Macdonald. In addition, representatives of the Air Ambulance raised further funds from their own activities. Also during the afternoon Al Myatt took the opportunity to present to the Air Ambulance representatives a cheque for £616 that he and Fiona Wright had raised by a series of quizzes at the Lord Nelson. In total a sum well in excess of £1,000! – a commendable effort by all concerned. 

My thanks go to the following for making this whole event such a success:-

Rev. David Milner     Al Myatt   Marylin Kingsley & Poppet   Fiona Wright   

 John Nelson      Ron Moore    Gwen Macdonald   David and Barbara Woodcock

Sylvia Lloyd and the ladies of the WI        Jean Foden and members of the Tuesday Club      

Ian Wilson and members of the Garden Club    Sharon Spencer and her Explorer Scouts     

  Debbie Casterton and members of the Tiger Tots          Jo and Martin from the Post Office

Cliff Newbold    Barry Dillard        John Marshall         Philip Clements

Brian Wright     David Green        Duncan Richardson      Mike Casterton

Also, thank you to the School for the loan of tables.

Special thanks are due to: - Sharon Manley for organizing the children’s art exhibition on behalf of the PTA which, I am sure, was largely responsible for the increased number of young people who attended the event,- Debbie of Skin & Tonic who provided a £25 gift voucher for the Air Ambulance raffle,- My fellow committee members, Keith Lloyd and Peter Foden, without whom there would not have been a Gala Day. Finally, a big thank you to all the people who came along to enjoy the day. It was good to see you in such large numbers. We hope to see you again next year. A public meeting to review this year’s Festival and to consider next year’s event will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday, 12th September at 7.30pm.         

   Alec Stewart, Chairman , Organizing Committee

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  ‘THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY’

I am delighted to be able to announce a record donation by the Box Holders of :-

                        £517.85p 

Thank you all so much. I can assure you that your gifts really will help some of the thousands of young children, some as young as seven years, who leave homes of great difficulty every year, and others who so willingly undertake to help loving but disabled parents at home. Thank you all too for the extra help you gave by delivering the boxes to me. It was very much appreciated, as was meeting you and seeing some beautiful gardens on returning the ‘empties’. I was also relieved to be able to deliver some new and less fragile boxes! Yours sincerely  

Kate Shelmerdine   

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The Charity of Thomas Brewer  

Most readers of Focal Point will have heard of the Charity of Thomas Brewer but may not know a lot about it. The Charity was established in 1616 through the will of Thomas Brewer. Little seems to be known about him except that he was a yeoman. He bequeathed property and land in Winthorpe, the income from which was to be used to relieve persons resident in the village or nearby in conditions of need, hardship or distress. Unfortunately there are very few historical records of the working of the Charity and they are mainly financial statements.

 Until 1977 the Charity owned the Alms Houses on Chapel Lane but at that time the cost of their upkeep was more than the Charity could afford. With the agreement of the Charity Commissioners the houses were sold to the Nottingham Community Housing Association. The Association rebuilt the houses and now manages their use. The only involvement of the Trustees of the Charity is to have a say in their letting when a vacancy occurs. A seventeen acre field adjacent to the A46/A1133 roundabout is owned by the Charity and is rented out to a farmer. Income for the Charity accrues from this rent and interest from money invested over the years.  Following a recent change to the governing document the Charity is now administered by five Trustees. They consist of the Rector as ex-officio Trustee, two Trustees nominated by the Parish Council and two Co-opted Trustees. The Trustees nominated by the Parish Council may be, but need not be, Parish Councilors and in any case do not represent the Council. All Trustees must act solely in the best interests of the Charity. The current Trustees are the Rev. David Milner, Alan Hill, Margaret Wiseman, Alan Taylor and Peter Foden. There are no officers. The only “post” is that of Correspondent as the point of contact with the Charity Commission.

In addition to submitting the annual accounts to the Charity Commission it has been practice to also present them to the Annual Parish Meeting as a way of informing anyone in the village who might be interested

 The Trustees meet regularly to consider the affairs of the Charity. Our main concern is to ensure that the object of the Charity is achieved. This is not easy for two reasons. Firstly, since the advent of the welfare state, real poverty is thankfully rare. Nevertheless there are cases of hardship if only we can find out where they are. Secondly, the acceptance of charity can be embarrassing for the recipient. In recent years the practice has been to make Christmas donations totaling not more than £1000 to a number of individuals and organizations in the village. Residents can help us in this matter by advising us of anyone they feel is in need of financial help. The Trustees have a wide choice in the reasons for which relief can be given as long as the need is clear. The aid is not intended for a particular age group. The area of benefit is defined as “the village (i.e.Winthorpe) and nearby”. The Trustees will use their discretion in considering “nearby” situations. If you would like to suggest someone you feel is deserving of financial help, or you would like more information about the Charity of Thomas Brewer, please contact one of the Trustees. Whilst the names of recipients of donations will never be disclosed we wish to be as open as possible about the affairs of the Charity. 

Peter Foden,

Correspondent.

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Church Notices  

After all the rain and the floods we were very lucky to have the sunshine for the Village Gala day.

It was a festive occasion and appeared to be well supported. There seemed to be a full programme of activities and interests.

Well done to all those who had organised the teas and events.

Many of you will have heard that our valued treasurer Mrs Nancy Jackson has had a brain tumour removed .She is back home and recovering well. It was a great shock to us all and both her & Steve have shown great resilience during this most difficult time. Those of you who know Nan will realise that she is not to be beaten and is now very much her old self although she is to have more investigations to determine the need for further treatment. She is an invaluable member of our P.C.C. and has managed our finances superbly. I know you will all wish to send her good wishes for her continued convalescence.

 Mrs Joan Lord who has lived in the village for approx. two years has agreed to be treasurer. She is a member of the W.I., was a member of the Village Choir, enjoys Line Dancing and is an Ambler Rambler. She is married to Steve and has a little boy who attends Winthorpe School.

I am sure she has many other attributes and we are very grateful to her for helping us at such short notice. She knows Nan, so the two of them will be able to communicate. Many thanks Joan.

 

On September 2nd we are ‘Beating the Bounds’.

 

The itinerary is as follows:-

8.00am - St.Cecilia Girton Communion followed by a light breakfast.

9.30am - Holy Trinity, Besthorpe, Prayers.

10.00am - St.Helena, South Scarle, Prayers.

10.45am - All Saints, Collingham, Noisy Worship.

12.30pm - Collingham Memorial Hall, Faith Lunch.

2.30pm - St.Bartholornew, Langford. Prayers.

3.00pm - St.Giles , Holme Prayers.

4.00pm - All Saints, Winthorpe Evensong & Refreshments.

As you will see from the above this year we are not cooking breakfast but will be welcoming members from the other churches to Evensong and this will be followed by tea. It should be a good day so do come and join in the Grand Finale.

Dates for your diary:-

This year our Harvest Festival service will be on 16th September at 2. 30pm. and will be followed by a cup of tea.

On Saturday evening 22nd September from 7pm -10pm, we are having a Harvest Supper in the Community Centre which we hope will be an enjoyable evening. Details in the September Focal Point.

 Our continued good wishes for those going on holiday and in this we include David and well deserved it is too!! 

Church Bells :-

They will ring for practices on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 9pm and possibly for the following:-

August 12th: Trinity 10 - for 10.15am Holy Communion service.

August 19th Trinity 11 - for 10.15am Family Service

August 26th Trinity 12 - for 6pm Evensong

 From the registers

 June 22nd Interment of Ashes of Mrs Beryl Cox.

 Brass Cleaning:- Mrs Jean Evison & Mrs June Taylor. 

Alan

 PS

I was delighted to have Bob McClymont assist me with the church cleaning. It was most refreshing and we are very grateful to him for volunteering to help us in this way when I know he is a very busy man. We are not sexist and would be pleased to welcome any other men who feel they would like a free hour away from the ‘lady of the house’.

We have brass cleaning on the menu also!! Don’t be shy!

Ann

 Up to date notices of our church services and those of the other church services in the Benefice are displayed in the Post Office. 

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From days gone by………………

This small box of recipes belonged to Muriel Sibley for many years. It was recently spotted by Barbara Woodcock who, along with myself, thought you might find this recipe from inside the lid rather amusing!

           RECIPE FOR PRESERVING CHILDREN

             1  Grass-grown field

            1  Half-dozen children (or more)

            Several dogs - and puppies if available

            1 Brook

             Pebbles

            Method

Into the field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well.

Pour brook over pebbles till slightly frothy.

When children are nicely brown, cool in warm bath.

When dry, serve with milk and fresh baked gingerbread.

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WHO’S WHO (July 2007)

   ORGANISATION            TITLE  

               CONTACTS

All Three Churches….Winthorpe  

Langford 

 Holme.   

Priest      

 Warden      

Wardens    

Wardens

Revd. David Milner 892682                

Alan Stone 702104 

J.Steele 703031

D. Hallam 676153-

N Priestley 892020  

P.P.C. WinthorpeP.P.C. Langford/Holme      

Secretary       

Secretary

Ann Stone 702104 

D.Hallam 676153

Parish Council                                                                                     

Clerk       

Chairman  

Pam Hemphill 686317

Steve Jackson 671377

Comm. Centre     

Chairman  

Secretary       

Bookings                       

Frances Kelly 671673

Peter Foden   704241

John Nelson 688016

Choir Master    
Cricket Club           

Secretary 

Vice Chairman                                

Andrew Fereday 678622 

Ashley Lock 703988

 Conservative Assoc. Chairman John Tinsley 611576
 Focal Point                    Editor Cliff Newbold 682818
Gardening Club           

Chairman            

Secretary  

Ian Wilson 686249            

Nicki Dales  706171                                               

Luncheon Club   Peter Foden  704241
School                 Head Gary Walker    680060
Tennis Club Membership Sec.       Secretary                                

Sue Sharp   703198

Maureen Smith 701205

Tuesday Club       Secretary Jean Foden    704241
Tiger Tots Toddlers Chairperson Debbie Casterton 702021
Tigers  Football   Richard Radford    688982
Village Hall

Secretary         

Treasurer

Barbara Woodcock  681299.

David Woodcock  681299

Village Scrapbook                      Research 

Curator

Coordinator                       

Pat Finn 704444

David Woodcock

Neighbourhood Watch Peter Foden 704241
Women’s Institute      

President        

Secretary                         

Sylvia Lloyd 703271

Brenda Tinsley 611576

Youth Club                

Chairman          

Secretary                            

Youth Leader                        

Mike Toulson 610641

Denise Day 708727

Cara Spence 678037

Post Office   703881
The Lord Nelson   703578

  

Rector

Dear All,

 I know it may seem early but, Christmas is coming!!

August remains the great holiday month for many and so September and harvest is in clear sight. November has three important dates the 1st  5th and 11th and then like it or not we will all be on the merry road to Christmas!!

 Both Christian and secular calendars provide many opportunities for reflection and growth I have just listed a few.  There are many others which hold a special note of joy and sadness for us personally and collectively. Sometimes I wonder whether anyone reads my monthly article, but I have had two encouragements recently.  The first was from a villager who felt that I did not provide enough theological reflection and another who noticed that I have not signed off recent letters with the phrase “In Christian Love”.  Where they asked had love gone? they had missed it!

Paul wrote to the Church in Corinth extensively about Love its attributes and challenges. His main theme was the reality that we all fall short of the complete and unconditional love that Jesus offers through our faith journey with him.

Central to a Christian’s way of life must be to live love. Paul’s template in Corinthians 13 1-13 is a good place to begin.

His lists of the attributes assigned to love will challenge the most loving person, and speak to women and men in all conditions and here is the text:-

 “If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated,it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.

So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love”.

 I hope you all have a good summer and look forward to seeing you soon. 

In Christian Love, David 

PS. The Gala was grand thank you for enabling me to be a part of it.

The burgers were fab!

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All Saints Church 

BELLS 

As most of you will remember from the year 2002 we undertook the renovation of the Church Bells replacing the headstocks, wheels and retuning, at a cost of £25,000. We have recently reviewed the situation and find we need to attend to the problem of birds and rain getting into the belfry as you will see from the accompanying photographs it really is a problem which must be attended to in order to prolong the life of the bells. The height precludes us doing the work ourselves so we have obtained a quote from Hayward Mills which is £5,000.

The faculty has been applied for, now all we need is the money! Which is where you can help?

The P, C, C has agreed the church will fund £1,500 to cover the cost of the highest windows, I have already been offered £1,000 gift aided which will realise £1,280. This leaves us with a round figure of £2,220 to raise

Do you have any special celebration you would wish to remember? A person, Special time in your life. Or just enjoy our church bells we would welcome any donations, remember if you pay tax and gift aid your donation it will realise 28% more from the tax man.

Should you wish to be involved just give me a ring on 01636

703271. If you are representative of one of the village groups and would like to have a fund raising activity this would be equally welcome.

Yours sincerely

 Keith Lloyd, fund raising co-ordinator                                  

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AUGUST SERVICES       

   SUNDAY 5th  TRINITY 9

             9.00am       Holy Communion, Holme.

                                          NO SERVICE IN WINTHORPE            

SUNDAY 12th TRINITY 10

            10.15am           Holy Communion, Winthorpe.

            6.00pm          Evensong, Holme      

           

            THURSDAY 16th            

           10am                Holy Communion, Winthorpe, Cancelled.            

SUNDAY 19th TRINITY 11

            9am                  Holy Communion, Holme

            10.15am            Family Service, Winthorpe.

             SUNDAY 26th TRINITY 12

            6pm                 Evensong, Winthorpe.

             SEPTEMBER 2ND TRINITY 13 BEATING THE BOUNDS

            4pm                 Evensong, Winthorpe

                                    (Followed by refreshments)

SEE NOTICE IN FOCAL POINT FOR ITINERARY 

               ALL ARE WELCOME                      

                        CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS                   

                AUGUST                                      SEPTEMBER

     10th Mrs Lloyd & Mrs Nelson.         7th Mrs Young & Mrs Lloyd

     24th Miss Applewhite.                       21st Mrs Finn & Mrs Nelson

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                AUGUST CALENDAR           

            Monday 6th      Lunch club 12.30pm Centre.

                                    Silver Bin

            Thursday 9th     Library Van

            Monday 13th    Green Bin

            Tuesday 14th    Tuesday Club Coffee Morn. 10.30am V.H.

            Monday 20th    Silver Bin

            Thursday 23rd   Library Van

            Monday 27th    Duck Race

                                    Green Bin

             SEPTEMBER

            9th        Sunflower Phone in.

            13th      WI meeting

            20th      Parish Council Meeting

           

                       

   

         

    

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