News & Events Sept 11

Bainton Reading Room Quiz Night

We are holding a Quiz Night in aid of Bainton Reading Room on Friday 16th September at 7.30pm
The Quiz Master will be Nigel Clough and tickets are £10 each (including fish and chip supper)
Come as a table of 8, or join a table when you arrive. Drinks available on the evening and we will also be holding a raffle.
Tickets from Helen Fancourt 01780 740091 and Ian A-D 01780 740009


Barnack Church Flower Club

The next meeting  of the Flower Club is to be held on Wednesday, September 14th in Barnack Church at 2.0.p.m., when Sheila Bratley will be coming to show us how to make a floral arrangement in a basket .

So do come along and join in, bringing with you a basket of any shape and size with a bunch of your favourite flowers.! We look forward to a really in interesting afternoon .
Queries to Joan Laycock on 01780 740267.

Women Connect Supper

Please note that the supper, in September, will be at Maureen’s. The date for your diary is Thursday, September 8th. As usual we will meet at 7.30pm for 8.Please let Maureen know whether you are able to attend by Monday, September 5th. Thank you.

Charity Day - Peterborough Yacht Club

Peterborough Yacht Club are holding a Charity Day on Saturday 3 September 2011 in aid of MAGPAS, the Emergency Medical Charity.  
Come for a BOAT TRIP on the beautiful River Nene by courtesy of the Members of PYC from 11.00am.  A Ploughman’s Buffet Lunch is included and there will be stalls, games and a grand raffle.

Tickets are £7 for an adult and £4 for a child 12 years and under.  
Please contact Josi on 01733 844641 or 07858 025636 for tickets.”

Barnack Carpet Bowls Club

Club meetings are held in the Village Hall every Thursday evening (7.30 - 9.30pm) and Tuesday afternoon (2.30 - 4.30pm).
The new season will commence on Thursday 15th September and Tuesday 20th September.  New members welcome.  Do come and meet us and have a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits.
Contact - Pat Barton  (tel. 01780 762538)
Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club
The results for August are as follows.
£20    No. 34    Mr. M. Cannon
£10    No. 155    Mrs. A. Alexander
£5     No. 42    Miss A. Addison

The Buttercross Club

Boules Evening, August 10th.
We had to postpone the Boules Evening for a week as the weather was pretty inclement on the 3rd. This meant a slightly smaller turn-out than usual as people already had other commitments.  The weather was windy on the 10th but the rain held off and we all had a really good time. The winners were Team H&M Ltd aka the Fancourts. Many thanks yet again to Mrs. Birkbeck for the use of her lovely gardens and to Andy Totten for organising the teams and scoring the games.
Diary details
1) The Reverend May Lloyd will be speaking about the Leprosy Mission on Wednesday, 7th September.  All are welcome.
2) The Harvest Supper will take place in the Reading Room on Wednesday, 5th October. Tickets, costing £7 50 (the same price as last year), can be purchased from Janette Abbott-Donnelly, telephone: 01780 740009

Annual Wildlife Meeting

on Friday September 9th at Ufford Village Hall at 7.30pm    
BUMBLEBEES: Speaker: David Sheppard
Did you know that of the 24 species in Britain, 3 are threatened with extinction?
Come and find out why and what we can do to help to save our bumblebees.
Supported by the villages in the Barnack Ward as part of our ongoing Wildlife Corridor project to enrich our local environment
Refreshment. Entrance Free Question time with Wildlife Experts
Please find time to come along and join us.  Your ongoing support for this project is invaluable

Village  Ladies’  Group

Our planned walk around St. Martin’s, Stamford on 19th July was rained off – it poured.  Five of us gathered at the Arts Centre, but eventually went to Pizza Express, where we had an enjoyable meal.   This walk has been rearranged for October – see below.   
On 13th September a visit to Stamford Hospital Museum has kindly been arranged by Rosemarie Stringer.  We will meet at the Outpatients entrance on Ryhall Road at 2.30pm.  Afterwards, Rosemarie will provide refreshments at her home in Barnack.  Please ring Rosemarie on 740338 if you will be coming.
October   Saturday, 8th October:  Plant Bring & Buy, Ufford Village Hall
26th October:  St. Martin’s Walk.  Further details of both these events will appear next month.

Barnack Methodist Chapel

You supported us well again at our August Coffee Morning and Cake Stall  on Saturday 6 August which raised  £152.90 for our funds.  
We also had a very successful stall at the Horticultural Show and sold practically every jar we had which also helped to swell our funds by a further £88.16.
As is our custom, there will not be a Coffee Morning in September and the next one will take place on Saturday, 1 October at the usual time of 10 to 11 am and we look forward to seeing you again then.
You are also warmly invited to join us for our Harvest Festival celebrations on Sunday, 25 September at 2.45pm and also the Harvest Tea which will follow.

Barnack Bowls 200 Club

The Winners for August were:
97    Roger Browne    £25
93    Reg Thompson    £15
33    Sally Hutchins    £10

Charity Lunch

There will be a Charity Lunch in the Village Hall in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at 12.30. Tickets £10.00 each. Please contact Judy Francis 01780 740300 for tickets

Quiz Night at the Millstone

The Millstone Inn is under new management and continues to host the Barnack quiz each Sunday evening from 8pm.
Landlord Boycey and fragrant landlady Trina warmly welcome one and all to join the marvellous quiz time gaiety.  An exceptional array of delicately cellared real ales on offer along with lagers and fine wines, all manner of soft drinks and spirits served in the most convivial of atmospheres.  
Old and especially new teams are always welcomed with weekly cash money prizes – Master of Ceremonies Roger P hobbles out of semi-retirement each week with a barrow load of japes and one liners that will have you rolling, if not groaning, in the aisles.  His dress sense alone guarantees huge titters.  A truly fine way to start your week!

Barnack Pre-School – Outstanding Ofsted report

Following on from the success of Barnack Primary School’s Ofsted report, the Pre-School was also awarded an ‘Outstanding’ after being inspected in June. In fact, the setting was deemed to be ‘outstanding’ in every area assessed, which is something to be very proud of indeed.
The report (which can be found in full at the Ofsted website – reference  260892) says the environment at the Pre-School is ‘inspiring, well organised and provides wonderful learning opportunities for all children’.
It goes on to say that ‘the manager and staff are motivated (and) extremely enthusiastic’ and ‘demonstrate exceptional commitment to working in partnership with parents’.  It describes the ‘vibrant atmosphere where children thrive and respond to challenges with enormous enthusiasm. Children show inspiring levels of independence, curiosity and imagination and are exceptionally well supported by staff as they play. Children are cared for according to their individual needs and parents’ wishes’.
It says that ‘staff recognise that children learn best when they are having fun and are interested and excited by what they are doing....they relish an excellent range of first hand learning experiences...(and) thoroughly enjoy being in the fresh air and engage in an excellent range of forest school activities’. It also concludes that ‘children develop excellent levels of confidence and self-esteem and have a strong understanding of other people’s needs’.
As a parent, I believe this really accurately sums up the strengths of the Pre-School and am delighted that Ofsted recognised this on their visit. Thanks to Catharine Wright and her team of staff, who are doing an excellent job and deserve the high praise they received – as well as all the parents and children who contribute to make the Pre-School such a special place.
In September the Pre-School will be opening for longer hours (9am-3pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9am-12noon Mon, Fri). Please contact the bookings secretary on 749407 for more information or to arrange a visit.
Sophie Moore (Secretary, Pre-school committee)

Super-fresh Vegetable Sale

Saturday September 3rd 9.30 to 11AM at Bainton Allotments
Come and take advantage of this great opportunity for food straight from the soil and enjoy a bacon butty and coffee at the same time. Proceeds in aid of the associations new car park and the Wiki Cafe

Thanks on behalf of EACH

May I on behalf of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices thank the Horticultural Society for my stand at the show. We made £91 so a big thank you to all those people who supported EACH.
The committee and helpers worked  extremely hard to make a successful and happy event. Thanks you. Ruth Hackett.

Youth Club for Years 7 to 11

Calling all young people who are moving from primary school into Year 7 at secondary school!  You can now come along to Youth Club which is held every other Friday in Barnack Village Hall.  This month there will be Youth Club on the 9th and 23rd September from 7.30pm to 9pm, with a tuck shop, table tennis, pool, air hockey, Wii, craft activities and time to hang out and chat with friends.  Towards the end of each session there’s a short talk, followed by some team games to end the evening.  It’s 50p to get in and you’ll need some money for the tuck shop and if you want to do the craft activities.  And we look forward to seeing everyone in years 8 to 11 who came along regularly before the holidays.  If you’ve never been to the Youth Club or haven’t been for a while, why not come along this month and check it out.  The Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church, for more information contact Rob Porter 740663.

Little Lambs Toddler Group

Little Lambs is held every Tuesday morning in Barnack Village Hall from 10-00 am to 12-00 noon during school term-time.   The first session after the holidays will be on the 13th September.  All parents and carers with their toddlers and babies are welcome. We have lots of toys for the children, and puzzles, books and craft activities for the children and carers to enjoy together.  Home- made cakes and proper coffee (for the adults!) are served about 11 o’clock, with fruit, biscuits and squash for the children. We then have lots of fun together with a bible story time and action songs, ending with a short time for the children to whizz around the hall on ‘ride-ons’.  Little Lambs is run by Barnack Baptist Church, for more information contact Val Haines-Eynon 740017.

Not Just Coffee

NOT JUST COFFEE  will be taking place every Thursday morning during September in Barnack Village Hall between 10.30 am and 12 noon, with tea, coffee and homemade cakes from about 11.15.   It’s all very informal and friendly, suitable for both men and women of all ages.   Before coffee, there are craft activities to try out, we play scrabble and other board games, and have a jigsaw on the go.   We usually have out table tennis but we can also use a pool table and a Wii.  Or come along just to enjoy a nice cup of tea or filter coffee and a chat.  Everyone is very welcome.  It’s only £1 a week including the refreshments, which goes towards the hire of the hall.  Run by Barnack Baptist Church.  For further information please contact Julie Stanton 749123.

Barnack Baptist Church

Over the summer we have been meeting on Sundays in Barnack Village Hall for breakfast and informal worship – during this time, rather appropriately, we have been exploring what the Bible has to say about God’s gift of food.   In September we are back in Barnack School Hall, our usual Sunday meeting place, for all of our services (see the inside front cover of this magazine for the times) and we are looking forward to an exciting time over the next few weeks:
Family and Friends Afternoon Service
Everyone is very welcome to come along to Barnack Baptist Church’s monthly afternoon service on Sunday 18th September at 4pm in Barnack School Hall. The service will be very family friendly and will include time all together and some time when children go to separate activities within the school premises. After our afternoon service in July, 40 or so people enjoyed a lovely spread of sandwiches, pizza slices, salads, cakes and seasonal fruit, and there will be a similar meal available for everyone after the service this month.  Hopefully the weather will be a bit better than last time so that we can end the afternoon outside on the school field with an informal game of rounders or football.   Or if you’d prefer to end the afternoon less energetically just stay around and have a chat with old friends and hopefully make some new ones.  Contact Julie Stanton 749123.

Ordination of Minister

On 2nd October at 10-30 am Barnack Baptist Church will be celebrating a special occasion when Graham Dunn will be ordained and inducted as our Minister.  Graham has now successfully completed his three years of theological and pastoral training at Oxford University. The ordination service is a formal recognition by the national, regional and local Baptist Churches that Graham has been called, trained and has received the approval of the Baptist denomination to be a Baptist Minister.  Following his ordination Graham may be referred to as ‘Reverend’, a term that he intends to use rather sparingly!  The Ordination Service is to be held in Barnack School Hall with representatives from the wider Baptist Church family being present along with representatives from other denominations.  The service will be followed by a celebration lunch.  This is an open service and all are welcome to come along and support Graham and Barnack Baptist Church at this important milestone event.  Julie Stanton