News & Events April 2017

Good Friday Craft Morning
We invite you to come along to a morning of great craft activities for children and their families on Good Friday 14th April from 10am to 11.45am in Barnack Parish Church.  There will be lots of Easter themed crafts to try out and part way through the morning, we will have refreshments with hot cross buns, little cakes and Easter biscuits.   Then we all gather together to hear about Easter and sing some songs.  Everyone very welcome to come and enjoy this free event – it is always very popular.   Children please bring an adult with you.  

This month Messy Church is joining with the Good Friday Craft Morning, so if you usually come to Messy Church, come along to the craft morning instead.    To find out more please telephone Julie Stanton 07885563128 or Rev Dave Maylor 740234.

Barnack Fun Run – Saturday 13th May 2pm
Time to dust down your trainers and get out training! The Barnack Fun Run will be happening on Saturday 13th May. Our Schools Challenge race starts at 2pm and the Fun Run shortly after. There are 2 races 2.5km and 5km. 
The runs start and finish at the school and go around the village. If you would like to enter then you can get entry forms from the school office or you can enter on the day at the school.
Entry fees are £4 for children and £5 for adults before the day or £5 for children and £6 for adults on the day. Please come along and join in the fun we would love to see you. 
There will be the usual refreshments available during and after the race so even if you don’t want to run then you can still join in the fantastic atmosphere. We hope to see lots of people.

Barnack Youth Club
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.
Remaining Youth Club Calendar Dates for 2017 school year are as follows:- March 17th & 31st, April 28th, May 12th & 26th, June 9th & 23rd and July 7th & 21st.
For further information or a membership form please call Kerrie Garner on 01780 740118.

Buttercross Meeting 1st March
Buttercross were entertained at their well attended open meeting to a talk by Tim Stubbs from the Red Lion in Warmington.
Tim reflected on his life growing up as the son of a Lincolnshire village baker, in Thurlby. He regaled us with many funny stories, insights into the Lincolnshire accent and sayings, that showed us that the baker didn’t only produce bread but was also a vital part of caring for the village community both young and elderly. He bought to life the many characters that populated village life, that had us all engrossed!
The April meeting on Wednesday 5th, at 7.45pm, will be an open meeting to which guests will be welcome. Allison Purkiss will be giving a talk on dementia care.
On the 3rd May Buttercross will be visiting Rassell’s Nursery, which will include a talk, at a cost of £7.50

Save the Date - Ufford Village Gala Day -
The Ufford Village Hall and Social Committee is planning a summer gala day on Saturday 10th June 2017. Please save the date! More details to follow.

Little Lambs
Little Lambs is a lovely, welcoming toddler group which takes place each Tuesday during school term time, from 10am -12noon, in Barnack Village Hall. 
This month there will be a Little Lambs session on the 4th April, then we start back after the Easter holidays on the 2nd May.   Little Lambs is for mums, dads, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  Each session starts off with the hall set out with toys and games, home play corner, tunnel and slide, books and dressing-up, and an area with rugs and cushions for mums and babies. We always have a craft activity – perfect for creative little hands - and a jigsaw or playdough table.  Just before 11am we clear away the toys, set out tables and serve tea, fresh coffee and cakes for the adults and a snack bowl of fruit and a biscuit for the children – a popular time with everyone. This is followed by a short bible story and lots of songs with actions led by Rev Dave on his guitar – lots more fun. 
Afterwards, with the hall cleared, there’s ten minutes or so for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam whizzing round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest.  We look forward to meeting you.  – for further details please contact Julie Stanton 07885563128.

Men’s Breakfast
The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 22nd April 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.  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! 

The Coffee Stop  Wednesday mornings
Coffee Stop meets every Wednesday during March and 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

Barnack & District Royal British Legion
On Monday evening (6 March) 68 members and guests of the Barnack & District Branch of the Royal British Legion met in Barnack Village Hall for the annual Winter Supper. The guests included Warrant Officer Tony Hobson, the Station Warrant Officer from RAF Wittering; cadet Petty Officer Natasha Hinch, cadet Corporal Marcus Baker and CCF staff member Lt-Col Don Pease-Macauley from the Stamford Endowed Schools CCF.
The guest speaker was Wing Commander Elizabeth Nicholl who, after a distinguished career in Armed Forces media operations has recently been appointed as the PA to Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, the Chief of the Air Staff 
The evening opened with a welcome, the Royal British Legion Exhortation and a one minute’s silence in memory not only of those who have lost their lives in the service of their country but also, closer to home, “absent friends” - the four Branch members who have died over the previous year - Agnes Dick (widow of Archie), Major Bill Campbell (former Branch Treasurer), Judith Morrice (former Branch Poppy appeal organiser) and, most recently, Iris Harris. Grace was then said by Branch Chaplain, the Rev. Dave Maylor.
At the conclusion of the meal, the Loyal Toast was proposed by Mr Geoff Dunkley. Branch Chairman Mr Charles Clark then introduced Wing Commander Nicholl, who gave a splendid talk on media operations in conflict zones, illustrated by her own experiences under fire in the front-line, from which it became apparent that accounts in the media of high profile events tell only a very small and highly selective part of the story. She concluded by proposing a toast to the Royal Air Force. After questions, the vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Columb Hanna.
Catering for the evening was, as usual, by Lucy’s Kitchen and the menu cards were very kindly donated by Stamford School. Sadly, this was Lucy’s Kitchen’s last event, as they are closing down. In recognition of their sterling work catering for Branch events over a number of years, Mrs Elizabeth Young proposed a vote of thanks, which was enthusiastically supported.
Max Sawyer, Branch Secretary  

Bainton & Ashton Family Day 2017 - Save the date: Sunday 2nd July
& Kick off Meeting - All welcome
~ volunteers old & new, young & not so ~
Wednesday 26th April, 7.30pm
Bainton Reading Room

Village Ladies Group
Just a reminder, our venue for this month is Six Bells, Witham on the Hill - April 12 at 12.30pm.  Joan (740 396)

Save The Date
On Saturday July 8th, we will once again be holding ‘Party in the Paddock’ in Reverend Dave’s beautiful walled garden. The Barnack Horticultural Show will also be held in the paddock on this date.
Lots of family fun with food, music, games, races and inflatables.
More information to follow in next month’s Parish News!

Car Boot & Table Top Sale:
On Saturday June 10th (9.30-11.30am), Barnack School Association will be holding a car boot sale in the school grounds and also a table top sale in the school hall.
If you would like further information, or to secure a ‘pitch’, please contact via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs Patricia Joyce Pargeter
Pat moved to Barnack in 1969 setting up her family home with husband Frank and children Paul, Roger, Lyn, Geoff and Karen.  In 2014 she moved to the Priory Court Care Home in Stamford where she was excellently looked after until she peacefully passed away in her 98th year on the 3rd of March.  The Family would like to thank everyone for their cards and very kind wishes.  The funeral will take place at Peterborough Crematorium on 29th March at 2:30pm.  Roger Pargeter

Second Sunday Fun
Just to say we had a wonderful Second Sunday Fun treasure hunt in Wittering Church on Sunday and the children even found real gold nuggets – see golden fir cones.  And we had a couple of lovely stories from the bible which were acted out beautifully by Barry.  Thank you Barry it was brilliant really brilliant especially when Nevin helped out on the second storey.  April we are going to be looking at How Can We Honour God, how can we show our love for him.  So we are going to be listening to the storey from Mark’s gospel when Jesus is in Bethany and a woman with an alabaster jar fully of perfumed oil pours it on Jesus feet out of pure adoration and love.  I don’t think we will get Barry to act that our as it might be a bit smelly ?  And that’s not just the perfume.  Come alone to join us in fun activities where we will be making pizzas, hearts, making prayer rocks and giving our best at games like jumping and skipping.  Sunday April 9th 10:30 to 11:30 hope to you see you there.

Barnack Bowls  Club
The outdoor season is almost upon us and the rinks will be open in the middle of April – look out for the ‘OPEN’ sign on the clubhouse.
As usual, the first event of the season is the Chairman’s match which will take place at
2pm on Wednesday, 12 April.
There is also a  social event this month on Saturday 22 April at 7pm and this will be a Race Night with a fish and chip supper – this is usually a popular evening so do come and join in the fun and cheer on the horses.
The winners for the 200 Club for February were
18    Sue Chowings    £25
99    Patrick Knights    £15
30    Adrienne Collins    £10

Bainton and Ashton pub night
The next pub night is on Friday April 14th -  Courtesy of  Martin and Susie, Gamekeepers cottage, Ashton
Normal pub night rules apply.  The dates for 2017 pub nights are listed below .  Volunteers still required for a number of pub nights towards the end of the year.
May  12th- Courtesy of Chris and Anne, Willow Cottage, Church lane, Bainton
June  9th- Courtesy of  Matt and Jo Durrands- Springfield House, 4 Meadowgate ,  Bainton
July  14th -Courtesy of  Neil and Jean, Devonshire Cottage, Ashton
August  11th-- Courtesy of Peter and Brigitte-Orchards End, Ufford Road , Bainton
September  8th -Courtesy of  Rob and Anne, Cobleys Farm, Helpston Road,Bainton
October  13th, November  10th
December  8th 

Coffee Morning  Saturday 15th April 2017 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 enjoy time for a chat with friends and for making new ones. Do come along and join us!  

Ufford Annual Village Meeting
The Annual Village Meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th May from 6.30pm. 
All residents are invited to come along for nibbles and a glass of wine, to share ideas for the year ahead and to hear from our local

Easter Flowers
Barnack Flower Group will be decorating St. John the Baptist Church for Easter. If you would like to make a contribution towards the cost of the Easter flowers please place your donation in an envelope (cheques payable to Barnack Flower Group) and pass it to Joan Laycock at church or 21 Orchard Road, Barnack  no later than Sunday 9th April.
We welcome all flower arrangers.  Please let Joan know if you would like to help with the decorations on Thursday 13th April commencing at 9am in the Church.
If you are able to provide evergreen foliage please leave it tidily in the tower by Wednesday, 12th April.
Future Barnack Flower Group workshops: Wednesday 3rd May and Wednesday 7th June.  Details of requirements will be circulated as usual.

Womens Institute
Our next meeting  will be on April 11th and will  be Neil Thomas from Lakeland with a talk about The  Home of  Creative  Kitchenware at the Village Hall.  Everyone welcome.
Our last meeting was  William Ashley Norman who helped us to make a chicken wired sculpture, which was quite hilarious as he normally teaches children in year 3 ,4. and 5 in Junior schools, and nimble fingers were required.Joan.