News and Events in April 2013

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Pots and pans wanted

Pots and Pans wanted for Barnack Pre-School
Do you have any old saucepans or frying pans and any metal or wooden utensils that you no longer need? We are planning on setting up a Mud Kitchen in our garden and we need equipment. This should provide lots of fun for the children and also plenty of learning opportunities.
Shrubs and small trees wanted for Barnack Pre-School
If you sorting out your garden and you have any shrubs or small trees that you no longer need please donate them to the Pre-School garden.
Please bring the items to the Pre-School or give me a call on 740929 and I will collect them.Thank you. Catharine Wright


Thanks to Mr & Mrs Fielding
Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Fielding who have helped collate the Parish New for many years, but are now stepping down. Your hard work has helped to keep this valuable village resource running smoothly.
Thanks too to the new volunteers who have come forward to take their place: Alison Longman, Gail Hunt and John Sutcliffe.

Parish News adverts co-ordinator
Susie Payne of Barnack has volunteered to take over the organisation of adverts in the Parish News. Any groups or businesses who would like to take out an advert in the magazine may contact her through the website or by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Many thanks to Susie for volunteering to take this over.

Reliable and trustworthy lady, with excellent village references, has regular weekly cleaning slots available. Call Tithima on 07548 719643.

Barnack Cricket Club Race Night
Barnack Cricket Pavilion
Saturday 13th April
Doors Open 7.30pm - First Race at 8pm
£2 Admission - Snacks Provided - Bar Open until 11pm
Enquiries - Josh Alvey 07518800249 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All profits to Barnack Cricket Club

Methodist Church Quiet Day
8th of June 2013 at Empingham Methodist Church from 10.00am. to 3.00pm.
Experiencing Prayer
Luke 2. V 1. Lord Teach us to Pray
Please join us for the day when there will be a sharing opportunity to Explore and Experience Prayer and deepen our relationship with God
The day will be led By Viv Angele and Charlotte Pridmore.
Coffee and Cakes will be provided but please bring a packed Lunch.
To book a place, please contact Polly Moverley on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01572 757591

Junior cricket: Fancy playing at Ufford Park?
UFFORD Park Cricket Club is preparing for the start of the 2013 season and is inviting any juniors between the ages of 11 and 17 keen to play regular village club cricket to get in touch.  The club will be running U11, U13, U15 and U17 teams in the BYCA League this year. 
If you are interested in playing, contacts for each age group are: U11 – Andy Carfax (07725 220221 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ); U13 – Ross Keymer (07539 740113 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ); U15 – John Smith (07860 630654 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and U17 – Danny Harrington (07980 453232 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Barnack Bowls 200 Club
The winners for February are:
23    Mrs Cynthia Dailey    £25
30    Mrs Adrienne Collins    £15
9     Mrs Peggy Sindall    £10

Barnack Methodist Chapel
Thank you for your support for our March Coffee Morning which raised a further £116 for our funds.  We look forward to seeing you again on Saturday, 6 April, at the usual time of 10am to 11am.

Jules Clothing Sale ~ Grand Clearance
The Kings School ~ Park Road ~ Peterborough on Friday 3rd May  ~  3pm ~ 8pm
Proceeds to The Kings School Charities 2013

The Buttercross Club
Our once monthly meeting on March 6th,
Was our annual poetry fix.
Chris Harrison-Smith and Tony Gowers
Proved again that verse has powers.
It can entertain and make you think,
And to the past provide a link.
Wives and sat navs were compared,
And we heard how young Albert fared.
He prodded a lion who was taking a rest
Whilst he was in his Sunday best.
Lincolnshire and Wales received attention
And Chris’s birthday got a mention.
The Buttercross ladies were really proud,
To hear their praises read aloud.
Although it may seem a platitude,
To Tony and Chris we extend our gratitude.

The Wiki Café breakfast organised by the Buttercross Ladies raised  £70 for the charities supported by Wiki.  It was a very enjoyable morning.
The next event is the visit to the Spring Gardens at Burghley on Wednesday, March 27th. We are setting off from the Reading Room in Bainton at approx. 10:45.
The next meeting in the Reading Room is on Wednesday, April 3rd, and is about the training of hearing dogs.
The visit to the Memorial Arboretum is on Wednesday, May 1st and the coach will pick up from the Reading Room at 8:30.
Projected visits:  Concert produced by Nigel Ogden, owner of the Burtey Fen Collection of Wurlitzers. For information on these concerts see the website –
Thursford:  (Arranged by Shaw’s coaches).  Possible dates November 10th, November 14th or December 9th.
Telephone Pat Martin on 01780 740320 for further details on these projected visits.

Cyclist - please think of walkers!
The article in the Village Tribune magazine on the hamlet of Ashton’s Quiet Lane Status must have conjured up idyllic images of what country lanes used to be like back in more tranquil days.  Well, cars do generally go slow and when walkers hear them approaching they can move to one side and let them pass.  Horses also announce their approach with an audible clip-clopping.  But the majority of cyclists are not the old-fashioned kind with baskets and little bells on their  handlebars.  Most rush through the hamlet dressed like pro-racers and approach walkers from behind at speeds between 20-30mph in almost total silence with no bells to warn of their approach.  Please cyclists let walkers know you are coming by fitting a bell to your bike.

Barnack Pre-School Presents...
Fred and Eve Fashion Party
at Barnack Village Hall on Friday, 26th April 2013, 7pm – 10pm
Please join us for a sensational time of fashion, fun and friends and help raise some funds for Barnack Pre-School at the same time!
£5 entry, including a glass of wine and nibbles. PLUS, try your luck in our raffle to win some gorgeous prizes, a donation bar will also be available.
Preview the range online at:
All proceeds go to Barnack Pre-School, so, come along, bring a friend and join in the fun. To pre-book your place, contact Abi Brown on 07814 256788.
Also featuring Stella&Dot jewellery and Lisa Armitage Skin Care.
On behalf of Barnack Pre-School, we look forward to seeing you there!

Sue Chowings welcomed two new members to the March meeting which was the first ‘Fun Evening’ this year.  After the formal part of the meeting we enjoyed a Beetle Drive made all the more enjoyable with wine and nibbles, following this with a delicious supper. 
The two blankets for Kosovo refugees made by members knitting squares and then sewing them into a patchwork were on display.
Next month the Institute will be holding a ‘Bring a Friend’ meeting so make sure that you accept if a member asks you to come along as the speaker for next month is one of our best – Alison Smith.  She will be talking about ‘What Georgians ate’.  This era is her speciality and she makes her talks very amusing and anecdotal.  Barbara Knights

A Note for your diaries 
Bainton Family Day Sunday 7th July 2013
Bainton House, Bainton lunchtime onwards
All the traditional fun as in previous years..... A date to be set in stone - watch this space for more news

Barnack Pre-School
Admission in September 2013
Applications for a place at Barnack Pre-School in September 2013 are required to be submitted by Friday 26th April.
If you would like further details or to arrange a visit please call 07501 921324
For more information about Barnack Pre-School you can also visit our website at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Royal British Legion
4 Mar, Winter Supper
A most enjoyable event, attended by around 60 members and guests. A special thank you to Lt. Matthew Revell of the 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment (“The Poachers”), who proposed the toast to the Royal British Legion and spoke to us about his career to date and the Battalion’s recent training in Kenya for its forthcoming deployment to Afghanistan. A well-deserved thank you also to our caterers for the evening, Lucy’s Kitchen, for the excellent meal.
17 April, visit to the Harrier Heritage Centre, RAF Wittering
Provisional arrangements - arrive at Wittering at 1030 (own cars), 1045 centre visit, 1200 lunch in one of the messes (cost approx £4). We will have with us as a guest Cliff Shepherd (wartime RAF Regiment Warrant Officer, mentioned in dispatches), who will be 100 in July, accompanied by his daughter Thelma.
25 April, Anzac Day Commemoration
Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough. Arrive by 1400. All welcome. For background information, Google “The Lonely Anzac”.

Village  Ladies’  Group
Our meal at The Bluebell, Helpston on 13th March, which provided an opportunity of catching up on village news, was enjoyed by all those present.  Aubrey will be leaving The Bluebell at Easter.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.
24th April:  Lunch at The Ruddy Duck, Peakirk – 12.30pm.
Please contact Jan on 01780-740440 by 19th April if you would like to come along so that our booking may be confirmed.
There will be no outing in May.  Please make a note in your diary for Ladies’ activity on 5th June – see next month’s Parish News for details.

Ufford Park Cricket Club
The Club held the final ‘100’  Club Draw 2012/2013 at the White Hart.  Winners -
£100    No.15    G. Fisher, Northborough
£20    No.59      S. Jackson, Deeping Gate
£15    No 70      Mrs. A.Corder (Southorpe)
£15    No 61      Kelly Gale, Ufford
£10    No 7       J. Neville, Peterborough
£10    No. 34     Mrs. M.  Casboult, Bourne
£10    No 41     Mrs. J. Tee, Ufford

Bainton pub night
The next Bainton pub night will be on friday 12th April at the Reading room, Everyone welcome. Normal Bainton pub rules apply which are bring your own drinks and glasses, and open 7.30-9.30pm. If you would like to host a pub night, ring rob on 01780 740709. 

Friends of Barnack Church 200 Club
The winners in February were,
£20 No 142 A. Addison
£10 No 93 R. Hackett
£5 No 55 B. Hooper

Barnack Baptist Church
When you receive this magazine it will not be long until Easter.  For Good Friday we are looking forward to joining with our friends at the Methodist Chapel at 9am.This will be for a time of prayer and reflection as we remember Jesus’ death on the cross.   This is a change of venue from that advertised in the previous Parish News.  
On Easter Sunday we invite everyone to come and celebrate with us– Jesus is alive!  We start with an Easter Egg Hunt on Barnack School field at 10.30am - search for egg shapes in different colours to exchange for a chocolate Easter egg.   Then we have Family Easter Celebration service for all ages in the School Hall. You are very welcome to come and join in.  Ring Rev Graham Dunn on 749198 or Julie Stanton 749123 if you would like to find out more.

Youth Club
Youth Club happens in Barnack Village Hall every other Friday from 7.30 – 9pm during school term time. This month there’ll be Youth Club on the 19th April with the next one on the 3rd May.  It’s for all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford, Pilsgate and Wothorpe.
There’s table tennis, pool, table football, Wii, craft activities and tuck shop and usually the evening ends with team games.50p to get in + extra for the tuck shop and the craft activity. Youth Club is run by Barnack Baptist Church.  For further information please call Rob Porter 740663 or Graham Dunn 749198.

Messy Church with Barnack Baptist Church
Messy Church will be back again on Sunday April 28th, at 4pm in Barnack School Hall.  Lots of families have been coming along and enjoying our monthly Messy Church. For about three quarters of an hour we have lots of themed crafts and fun activities to do together.    Last time we put together models of Noah’s Ark, made animal masks, doves and boats out of sausages and cheese! Then we all sit together for a short Bible story exploring the theme and sing some songs, ‘Our God is a great big God’ is a firm favourite. Come along and find out what happens in Messy Church, we will be delighted to see you. 
We finish off with  a light meal around long tables for everyone to stay and enjoy, so no need to prepare food when you get home.  To find out more please contact Karen Dunn 749198 or Val Haines-Eynon 740017.

Little Lambs
Little Lambs Toddler Group is for mums, dads and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years and takes place every Tuesday in school term time, (that’s the 16th,23rd and 30th in April,) at Barnack Village Hall.  It runs from 10am to 12 noon.  Little Lambs is a very popular and friendly place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children explore the joy of playing together. 
For the first hour the hall is laid out with games, toys, slides, craft activities and rugs to sit on.  Midway through the morning, we clear away the toys and sit down around a long table for tea, coffee and delicious cakes while the children have a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit. Then it’s time for a short bible story and action songs which all the children seem to really enjoy. 
This leaves ten minutes or so at the end for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam as they whizz round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest, and hopefully an afternoon nap.  Little Lambs is run by Barnack Baptist Church– for further details please contact Karen Dunn 749198. We look forward to meeting you.

Humour: Children in Church
3-year-old Reese :
‘Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.
A little boy was overheard praying:
‘Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it.
I’m having a real good time like I am.’
A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they  were on the way to church service,
‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?’
One bright little girl replied,
‘Because people are sleeping.’

Being the generation to end Global poverty
“Our Prime Minister has the chance to make a significant and long lasting positive impact for people living in poverty around the globe,” says the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.
Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the Archbishop backed the Government’s commitment to overseas aid and highlighted the importance of the Millennium Development Goals.
“I believe on the issue of International Development. This Government – and this Prime Minister – have, so far, have shown a real willingness to make things better for those struggling overseas. Poverty is multi-dimensional. Targets must recognise the inter-connections between different types of deprivation in health, education, hunger, economic power, personal autonomy and the political/public voice. It is too easy to look at the bottom line figures and forget we are dealing with real people, facing real life or death struggles.
When we ask “who is our neighbour?”, we should not just look over our garden fence but also at those living next door in our global village. Jesus’s love was transformative and all-encompassing. It is said “the last shall be first and the first shall be last”.
Let us put the welfare of the poorest and most vulnerable at the heart of our policy agenda at home and overseas. Let us not forget those who through no fault of their own find themselves at the bottom of society. No-one deserves to be written off. With God, there are no lost causes.”

Where will you buy yours?
Congregations, schools and individuals are supporting the Real Easter Egg 2013 campaign and helping change a life.
Of the 80 million chocolate eggs expected to be sold in the UK, the Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade egg to explain the meaning of Easter on and in the box.
Now in its third year, the Real Easter Egg 2013 has a free activity pack in the box which includes the Easter story, activity poster, free i-video download and a sticker set. The resurrection text from Mark can also be found inside the lid along with the greeting “Happy Easter!”
With each sale of The Real Easter Egg a donation is made to Traidcraft Exchange to support some of the poorest farmers in the world. More than £40,000 has been donated so far. A Fairtrade Premium is also paid to farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels, to providing fresh water supplies. For information on where you can buy a Real Easter Egg see the egg hunter, provided by Google, at

The life-style carbon calculator
Launched to mark Climate Week, a new app from the Church of England offers smartphone users the opportunity to assess the size and reduce their carbon footprint.
The Shrinking the Footprint app focuses on energy use at home, in the office and at church and allows users to share their progress via Facebook and Twitter. In addition the free app offers useful information and tips on reducing your impact on the environment and an environmental ‘Thought for the Day’ written by the Christian Ecology Link.
The app, can be downloaded now from both the Apple App and Google Play Stores.
“The Shrinking the Footprint app allows everyone in the Church of England to get involved in reducing their carbon footprint,” says David Shreeve, the National Environmental Adviser. “We hope people will download it and give us feedback to help us fine tune it what we believe will become THE Christian carbon calculator,” he says. “
The launch of the Shrinking the Footprint app is just one of the 1,700 events happening as part of Climate week.