News & Events August 2016

Bainton & Ashton Pub Night
The next pub night is on Friday August 12th- courtesy of Susie and Martin - Gamekeepers Cottage, Ashton.  Normal pub night rules apply. A list of the pub nights throughout the year is below. 
September 9th- Steve and Sereena Davey, 1 Meadowgate, Tallington Road, Bainton
October 14th- Graham and Su, Westland’s, Ufford road, Bainton
November 11th - Peter & Brigette, Ufford Road, Bainton
December 9th- Bainton House Tallington Road, courtesy of Chris and Sophie
 For any more information on pub night or to go on the email list, contact Rob on 01780 740709

Barnack & District Branch, Royal British Legion
34 members and friends attended our lunchtime Armed Forces Day gathering at the Millstone on 2 July and it proved a very sociable event, with the finger buffet enthusiastically consumed, stories told and reminiscences exchanged.
The Somme ceremony at 2000hrs. on 1 July at the War Memorial was equally successful and included the blowing of a trench whistle, an excellent presentation from Brian Palmer about the four local men who fell in action during the battle and a two minutes’ silence. Branch Standard Bearer Paul Dawson paraded our Standard and Branch Trumpeter Lawrence Hayes played Last Post and Reveille.
We recently sent donations to the RBL County Welfare Fund, Selly Oak Clinical Unit and the RAF Wittering Families Fund. The Branch remains in a healthy financial position and is well-placed to fund future commitments.
Many thanks to all who made the above possible. Our next event is the AGM at White Hart, 1230hrs. on Wed 27 July. All members are, of course, very welcome, as are suggestions or comments about the Branch and its activities.

Barnack Community Association
The committee of the Barnack Community Association would like to thank all those who helped us make the Village Event to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday a memorable and successful day. In particular; Peter Sindall for offering the use of his garden, the ladies of the WI for providing tea and cakes, Debbie Martin for organising the show in the Village Hall, the team at the Millstone for putting on the Beer Festival and the Rickard family and helpers for organising the Party in the Paddock. Thank you all

Barnack Youth Club
Youth Club takes place in Barnack Village Hall on Friday’s generally every fortnight from 7.30 – 9pm during school term time. We welcome all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford, Pilsgate and Wothorpe. There are plenty of activities to suit all; table tennis, pool/snooker, table football, air hockey table, craft activities and tuck shop, the evening usually ends with team games. It’s £1 to get in + a bit extra for the tuck shop.
There is a break from Youth Club sessions over the summer, they will resume in the Autumn term, the first one being on Friday 9th September 2016. All new Year 7’s will be very welcome, a membership form will need to be completed by parents/guardians either before or on the night.
For further information or a membership form please call Kerrie Garner on 01780 740118.

Buttercross Club
Wednesday 6th July, saw the final 30th Anniversary celebrations for the Buttercross Club, with an evening of music and food.
A packed Reading Rooms were entertained by Stewart and Friends, who performed music, singing and amusing recitals. They do many performances locally, donating all funds raised to Rutland Sailability. The Buttercross Club were happy to make a £100 donation to this worthy cause.
This was followed by a rousing chorus of ‘Happy Birthday to you’ and Prosecco, provided by Sheila Dalton’s family, so we could celebrate the 90th birthday of Sheila in style.
Afterwards everyone was treated to a delicious supper, provided by the committee, of cold meats, quiche, salad and strawberries and cream.
The next meeting, on August 3rd, will be a Beetle Drive, commencing at our usual time of 7.45pm in the Reading Rooms.
Our September meeting will be a talk from Hambleton Bakery

Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The winners for July are:
21    Christine Goodwin    £25
23    Ann Henley    £15
50    Margaret Broadbelt    £10

Barnack Flower Group
In June we had a pleasant afternoon with Pam Ingham as our tutor. With her lovely personality Pam put us all at ease and helped us create designs using manipulated foliage.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 10th August 2016 in Barnack Village Hall at 2pm when we will make a ‘living card’.
A card will be provided to purchase and details of  other requirements have been circulated or can be obtained from Ann Butland. Join us for a couple of hours of friendship with flowers.  No previous experience necessary.
Tel: 01780 740121 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Bainton & Ashton Family Day Thanks
Thank you to everyone who helped out, volunteered and attended the Bainton & Ashton Family Day 2016.  It was a tremendous success and a record year with the final fund raising coming in over £3,500.  A wonderful result of our two villages pulling together and a huge sign of your immense generosity.  Thank you also to Sophie, Chris and the boys for once again opening their house and grounds to our villages.  To our wonderful stall holder’s thank you for all your hard work and time given to make this event such a success.Till the next time.

Village Ladies Group
Our next venue is on Weds. 10 August, 12.30 pm at The Bluebell, Helpston.  Please contact Joan (740 396) by Fri. 5 August if you would like to come. 
Also I have made a booking for our Xmas lunch at The Red Lion, Warmington on Weds. 7 Dec.  Do hope this suits everyone.

The Coffee Stop – Wednesday mornings
Coffee Stop is held in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the side room which is all set out like a proper coffee shop.  We serve cafetière coffee, lovely homemade cakes, scones and toasted teacakes all at very reasonable prices.  
We have a play corner for little ones who come with mums, dads and grandparents.   It is a good place to meet up with friends and to make new friends or for a break when out for a walk - just drop in whenever suits you.  Open to everyone - we look forward to welcoming you.   
Please ring Anita Clark 740841 or 07880604186 if you want to find out more. 
Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church.

Men’s Breakfast
The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 13th August in Barnack Village Hall at 8.30am.  We would be really pleased for you to join us for a full English breakfast cooked by Rob.     After the food there is usually a talk on something of local interest.    You can just come along on the day but a quick call to Rob Porter 740663 beforehand helps to ensure there are plenty of sausages and bacon for everyone! 
Men’s Breakfast is run by Barnack Church.

Following in Dad’s Footsteps …
Many of you will know Sam Dunn as the son of Rev Graham Dunn who was the minister of Barnack Community Church until the autumn of 2014.  Like his Dad, Sam has also been called into full time Baptist ministry and he embarks on three years training at Regents College Oxford in September.  Sam and his wife Rose, and little Elsie, are soon to move to Ashby de la Zouch where Sam has been accepted as Minister in training at Ashby Baptist Church where he will work part time whilst studying at Regents.  We wish Sam and his family every blessing in this new sphere of service.

Coffee Morning  Saturday 20th August  2016 10.30am – 12 noon.
St John the Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us on each third Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. You can enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits. We also have home-made cakes, scones, lemon curd etc. on sale to tempt you! We enjoy time for a chat with friends and for making new ones. Do come along and join us! 

Barnack Church Fete Grand Draw
Barnack Church would like to thank all the business and individuals who kindly donated the Grand Draw prizes this year, everyone who sold and bought tickets, it was a fantastic effort by everyone well done. The Draw raised an amazing £1226.00, thank you.

Prize winners:
1st Prize      HTC Phone    01068     M. Crowson
2nd Prize     Case of Wine    01902     H. Mace
3rd Prize     Champagne & Canapesat George Hotel    00196     A. Baughn
4th Prize    Burghley House Family Day Pass    01950     J. Walker-Smith
5th Prize    Case of Wine    01896     D. Miller
6th Prize    £25 Millstone Voucher    01390     M. Trevarthan
7th Prize    Cheese Hamper    00924     A. Butland
8th Prize    Phoenix Cards Set     01602     P. Turner
9th Prize    Toys    01945     M. Thomgohay
10th Prize    Craft Hamper    01404     J. Rowlands
11th Prize    Umbrella     01938     S. Sidebotham
12th Prize    Bottle of Cava     01583     Maureen
13th Prize    Case of Wine     01344     G. Longman
14th Prize    Blow Dry     01063     N. Crowson
15th Prize    Toys     00491     V. Ward
16th Prize    Garden Shearers     00750     A. Hill
17th Prize    Cuddly Bear     00168     B. Creamer
18th Prize    2 bottles of Wine    00770     C. Barker

Barnack Fete
Thank you to everyone who supported the Fete in Barnack Churchyard on Saturday 25 June. It was a real success and in total £2206 was raised. This money will go towards maintaining our beautiful and historic church building, which we all enjoy. The weather on June 25 caused the organisers some concern, especially as it started to rain just as soon as Julie Stanton had officially opened the fete! However the sun did come out, so that everyone could enjoy a really good afternoon together and the church and churchyard was a buzz of activity.
We were pleased to welcome a number of new craft stall holders this year and together with our regular supporters these stalls and the home made cakes showed what a huge variety of talent we have within the villages. The main raffle was a real success. It was an enormous job to organise and took a lot of time and hard work, but the result was well worth it.
A huge thank you goes to all the many church members, of all ages, who helped to set up beforehand, clear away after the event, run the many stalls, competitions and games and serve the teas. It was a team effort and provided, once again, a really happy and successful event in the village calendar.

August Benefice Services
Many people go away on holiday in August, so rather than having all our Sunday Services as usual, we are taking the opportunity to get together as a benefice and have just one service each Sunday.
We will be touring around the parishes in the benefice (Wittering, Barnack with Ufford, Bainton and Helpston) with a single united service each Sunday morning at 10.00am.
Sunday 7th August 2016 - All Saints Church, Wittering
Sunday 14th August 2016 - St Andrews Church, Ufford
Sunday 21st August 2016 - St John the Baptist Church, Barnack
Sunday 28th August 2016 - St Botolph’s Church, Helpston

Concert at st Andrews Church Ufford
Concert at st Andrews Church Ufford on Saturday 9th July was a huge success. Our thanks to Fergus Black for organising such a wonderful musical evening. It was well supported and our thanks to everyone who came. £340 was given to The Friends of St Andrews Church. Sally Hudson

Jack’s Journey - Update
We are very pleased to let you know that Jack will be having the life-changing SDR operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital in August! We are incredibly grateful to everyone that has helped us to get here – we couldn’t have done it without your support.
To date we have raised £51,000  - only £9,000 to go to achieve our target! This will pay for the operation and the extensive rehabilitation Jack will need post-op. We are very nearly there!

Jack’s Journey Ball – 15th October:
The ball will be held in The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre on Saturday 15th October, 7.30pm. There will be a 3 course meal, cooked by the extremely talented head chef Dameon Clarke from The Wicked Witch, prosecco on arrival and wine on the table.
We have a fantastic band (The Overdubs) booked and will have a raffle and photo booth.
Tickets are £55 and are available from Shona Rickard. (Tables of 12 if you want to get a group together, or tickets can be bought individually).
Please contact Shona Rickard for more information on anything to do with ‘Jack’s Journey’ at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Facebook: JacksJourney6, or - Jackrickardsjourney