News and Events in February 2019

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. Entrance Fee for 2019 will be  £1.50 + a bit extra

Pop-Up, Wiki Café 2019

From 10:30 to 12:00. (if you want to know its origins this page explains )

The dates are Saturdays:

5th   January,  12th January, 19th January

26th January, 2nd   February, 9th    February

All welcome…  come in for tea, coffee and a chat.

It’s a good excuse to get out and about, perhaps have a walk beforehand and certainly catch up on village news.

Hope to see you there. 

Barnack WI

The first meeting for the new season of Barnack WI was well attended and a lecture was given by Mike Mills on his and his wife’s trip to the Holy Land last year in a group led by the Bishop of Peterborough.  Although their holiday of necessity visited places in a set geographical order for ease of touring, Mike presented his talk in chronological order of places visited as they occurred during Jesus’ life  This made it very interesting and it was clearly a very moving experience for the group.  Following this President Lyn Huckerby conducted the business part of the meeting and welcomed a new member joining the Institute.  BK


Thank you to everyone, including the gentlemen, who helped to decorate

Barnack Church for Christmas.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 2pm in Barnack Village Hall on Wednesday 20th February 2019.  Please bring your ideas for the  coming year and your scissors.  Materials for a small arrangement will be provided.

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. Entrance Fee for 2019 will be  £1.50 + a bit extra for the tuck shop. 

Remaining Youth Club Calendar Dates to Summer 2019 are as follows:-

February 8th, March 1st, 15th & 29th, April 26th, May 10th & 17th, June 7th & 21st and July 5th & 12th.


The winners of the January Draw were:

23£25Ann Henley

18£15Sue Chowings

55£10Judy Francis 

If you haven’t yet paid your subscription of £24 for 2019 I would be very grateful if you could let me have it.  Cheques should be made payable to Barnack Bowls Club and sent to me, Jill Unsworth, 14 Whitman Close.


Part of the wall at the western end of the churchyard has fallen down and in order to check for further damage it is necessary to remove the ivy from the full length of the wall. Whilst the churchyard is the responsibility of Barnack with Ufford Parochial Church Council the Friends have offered to undertake this task to enable the PCC to invite potential contractors to assess fully what needs to be done and to submit tenders. 

If you are able to help us will you please meet at the Church porch at 10am on Saturday 2 February armed with secateurs and loppers if possible.

Keith Lievesley, Secretary to the Friends

Village Ladies

A reminder for our next luncheon at The Exeter Arms, Easton-on-the-Hill, 13 February, 12.30pm.  Joan (740396)


I would like to say a very big thank you to all of you who sent me cards and messages of sympathy on hearing the news of George’s death.  I was quite overwhelmed by the number of cards  I received from so many people in the village.  

What a lovely, caring village we all live in. Jill Unsworth

STAMFORD BRASS Are coming to St Mary’s, Bainton

A date for your diaries the 30th March 2019 will see Stamford Brass – all 25 of them - coming to hold a concert in our wonderful church.  Tickets will be on sale but if you would like to reserve a place/ticket please get in touch.  Proceeds again will be split with Barnack School.

Su Fletcher, Home : 740034

Mobile : 0750 4444514

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Men’s Breakfast

The men’s breakfast will take place as usual in the Barnack Village Hall on the fourth Saturday of the month.  So the date will be Saturday 23rd February, starting at 8.30am.  Please do come along for a great breakfast, an interesting speaker, and a chance to chat and put the world to rights!  

Please tell David Laycock (740267) or Mike Mills (740285) that you intend to come, if you are organized and tend to plan ahead.  Please simply turn up otherwise!  Either way, you’ll be extremely welcome!


Organised by Barnack Community Association: Friday 8th March 2019 in Barnack Village Hall. Tickets £10 each. Fodder provided and Paying Bar! Arrive from 7.00pm for first race 7.30pm

Book your tickets now - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sally: 07795 565658

Save the date! 

Reminder that the 2019 Barnack Fun Run and Schools Challenge will be on Saturday 27 April with races from 2pm.  

On this afternoon there will be road closures on School Road, Millstone Lane, Main Street and Jack Haws Lane and restricted movements on some other roads in the village.   

Entries for the 2.5k and 5k races will be available from March.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at this fantastic event, please contact Race Organiser Sereena Davey on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 740630.   Many thanks!

Home Communion 

If you or someone you know is unable to attend church and finds themselves housebound but would like to receive Communion at home please contact the Priest in Charge, Dave Maylor who will organise Communion to be brought to you by either Dave or one of our Licensed ministers.

The benefice of Barnack with Ufford, Bainton, Helpston and Wittering

Dave Maylor 01780 740234

Coffee Morning Saturday 16th February 2019 10.30am –12 noon
Coffee and more at Barnack church

You may know that there is a coffee morning at Barnack Church in the 3rd Saturday each month. Obviously, you can get a cup of coffee, although as Chris Tarrant used to say on ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ as he brandished a cheque for £32000, “But we don’t just want to give you that”.

There are cakes and biscuits to eat, there are scones, jams, lemon curd, cakes on sale. Plus, you get to sit down and have a chat. Think of it like the old fashioned ‘Vicars Hour’ (He’s normally there) if you have something to collar him about; or talk to friends and others. It runs from 10.30 ‘til Noon.

There’s normally some music on in the background and you can often choose to stand right next to the fan heater in the winter! You can even join the rota for doing the drinks if you like. 

It’s not just for the good people of Barnack – you can join us from Bainton too (when your Wikicafe is not running).

Why not come along in February?


Folk who attended the Coffee Stop Sing Along prior to Christmas commented on the event as follows: “Buzzing, jolly atmosphere, excellent male voice choir, well attended” etc.  It was encouraging to see this occasion be so well supported by our regulars as well as a number of other villagers.  

Thanks to our musicians and singers and all who helped to make the event such a success.  It’s the first time we have had to rush round putting more tables and chairs out!  At the time of writing we are looking forward to the first regular ‘Sing Along’ slot on Wednesday 30th January.  It is hoped that this is something that will run throughout the year on the last Wednesday of the month, every other month.

At the moment we have new people coming along every week to see what Coffee Stop is all about – even people who have lived in Barnack for many years.  This week Rosemary came for the first time and said it wasn’t a problem for her to come in on her own because everybody was so welcoming.  Another lady who has lived in the village for 40 years said she has got to know more people from the village since she has been attending.  It has also been interesting for people to admit that because this is an event run by the Church they had been reluctant to come along.  Coffee Stop is not a place where being connected with the Church should make a difference, it is a social gathering, on neutral ground, where people can come and relax, meet their friends and enjoy making new ones.  For those of us who are connected with the Church, we welcome the opportunity to provide such an event and are pleased to serve the community in this way.

Homemade cakes and scones, ‘real’ coffee (plus ‘Take out’ drinks) at very reasonable prices are always available.  If people would like to see anything else being offered we will always listen to your suggestions.  

Coffee Stop is held in Barnack Village Hall every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.00 noon in the side room   Open to everyone - we look forward to welcoming you.   Lifts are available if required.  We have a wonderful team of helpers but there’s always room for one more!  If you would be willing to assist in any way, or bake an occasional cake, please speak to Carol (740438). 

Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church with (much appreciated) assistance from others in our community.

Messy Church with Barnack Church

Messy Church this month will be on Sunday 10th February in Barnack Village Hall from 4pm to 5.45pm.    We are looking forward to another busy fun filled time finding out about Gideon, there will be lots of cool, bible themed activities, crafts and games then a short very family friendly celebration service, with the bible story, songs and a prayer.   Afterwards everyone is invited to stay for a nice hot tea-time meal together.   If you have not been before do come along and give it a try.  

Everyone really welcome.  Messy Church is great for families and all who are young at heart.  There’s no charge but donations are very welcome.  To find out more please call Rev Dave Maylor 740234 or Julie Stanton 07885563128 or 749123.  

For your diary: March Messy Church will be the 10th.

Little Lambs

Little Lambs is a lovely friendly toddler group for parents, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers up to 4 years old.  We meet in Barnack Village Hall on Tuesdays during Barnack school term time from 10am to 12 noon, so this month there will be no little Lambs on the 19th February.  The first hour is free play time with lots of toys, a slide and see-saw, home play corner, baby area, puzzle table and craft activity for little hands.   Just before 11am everyone helps clear away the toys and put out tables and chairs for snack time.  Snack time at Little Lambs is very special with cafetiere coffee or tea and homemade cakes for the grown-ups and a snack bowl with fruit and a little cake or biscuit for the children.  Afterwards we go into the side room for a very short bible story and lots of action songs, with Rev Dave on guitar to lead the singing. Then for the last 5- 10 minutes there are ride-ons in the main hall for the children to use up their last bit of energy before going home.      Little Lambs is great for the babies and toddlers to experience the fun of being with and playing with other children, and for their parents and carers to meet new people, catch up with friends and to sit down for a nice coffee!    Little Lambs is run by Barnack Church for everyone in Barnack and the surrounding villages.   A very warm welcome awaits.  Please contact Julie Stanton on 07885563128 to find out more about Little Lambs.

Barnack Preschool

Youngsters from Barnack Preschool are now learning digital skills with the help of some new tablet computers.

The devices were bought by the preschool committee following two successful fundraising events.

In October, a disco with games, face painting and hotdogs raised £137.60.

Then in December, the children held a nativity morning at Barnack Church where they performed ‘Born in A Barn’ to parents along with other Christmas songs. To raise money on the day the committee held a raffle and sold pictures and Christmas decorations made by the children and raised £208.

Barnack Preschool Committee Chair, Lizzie Muirhead, said: “We would like to thank the parents and grandparents for their generosity that helped us raise over £340 at these two events and enabled us to buy these new tablets for the children to use at preschool. The children love playing on them and they are learning digital skills that will be vital to them in the future.”

Barnack Preschool is judged as outstanding by Ofsted and provides childcare places for children aged 2 to 5. It is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 3pm during school term-time but extended hours are available. 

For more information and to enquire about places please call 01780 749355 or visit