Fundraiser in aid of Kirton church and other Neighbourhood News

A scene from the fundraiser for the New Life Community Church.
A scene from the fundraiser for the New Life Community Church.

A festive dinner dance was held recently to help raise funds for the construction of a building in Kirton for New Life Community Church.

The event, held at Boston West Golf Hotel, was organised by Trish Tsuro – a member of the church for 15 years.

Another scene from the New Life Community Church fundraiser.

Another scene from the New Life Community Church fundraiser.

The building will not only be a church, but a community hub as well.

Donations towards raffle and auction prices were made by Boston West Golf Hotel, Exquisite Events Decor, Afro-Carribean Mini Market, Svetlana of Pelo’s Hair and Beauty, The Little Kitchen, Boston, and several individuals.

Entertainment on the evening was provided by Josie Clarke Academy of Dance & Acrobatics and Fantasy Sounds Roadshow.

Thanks are given to all those who supported the event, which raised £735.

Trish is pictured in the black and gold with daughter Taku and hotel staff.


* Carols

The Salvation Army band will be providing the music for St Thomas’ Christmas carol service on Thursday, December 13, at 7.30pm.

It will be followed by refreshments - tea, coffee, mince pies and other Christmas nibbles.


* Festival

St. James’ Church’s Christmas Tree Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, from 10am until 4pm daily.

Thirty Christmas trees decorated to the theme of musicals by local community groups, schools, individuals, and so on will be on display.

There will be entertainment by schools, musicians, cheerleaders, bell ringers, and more throughout both days.

Refreshments will be available.


* Moses Trust

A small surplus of cash is available from the Moses Trust.

Those eligible are single pensioners, widows, and widowers residing in the Gosberton village ward only.

Submissions stating qualifications must be made in writing only by December 31 with a letter for each application.

More than one application on the same letter will be invalid.

Letters should be sent to Amanda Merz, Harvest Cottage, Gosberton Bank. PE11 4PB.

This will not be a recurring distribution.

* Baptist

Gosberton Baptist’s popular Carols by Candlelight, Fairy Lights and Christmas Trees event will be held on Thursday, December 13, at 7pm.

Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served.

All are welcome.

* Quiz

Gosberton Public Hall is having a Christmas quiz in the hall on Friday, December 14, at 7.30pm start.

There will be an entry free of £4.

During the interval there will be a raffle and the pudding break will have a Christmas theme.

For more information, email Rona Perry on

* Gosberton House

During this last month, students at the Gosberton House School had their photographs taken.

They have also enjoyed a roast lunch to which parents were invited.

A Christmas fair was held in school on Friday, November 30, with festive goodies on stalls and competitions.

* Coffee morning

Lorna Webb and her team of helpers put on their final coffee morning on Tuesday.

Mrs Webb has been organising coffee mornings for 45 years, starting at Rippingale church, where her late husband Derek was priest in charge and they raised money for the building of the Jenny Freeman Lodge in Spalding.

Mrs Webb has continued to have an annual coffee morning for Jenny Freeman, together with annual coffee mornings for Marie Curie, Macmillan and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

This last one was for the air ambulance.

Mince pies and ginger bread were served with the coffee and stalls promoted cakes, preserves, vegetables, plants, and there was a big raffle.

A centipede door stop was auctioned by Pam Portas.

Mrs Webb’s helpers were Brenda Robinson, Ann Cooper, Irene Wright, Carol Pates, Jean Hill, Jack Twaite, Phyllis Baxter, and Jean Lyon.

Lorna thanked all those who had supported her over the years, especially Jack, who in recent years has come in to arrange the furniture, and Ann Cooper then thanked Lorna for her hard work in raising an enormous sum for charity.

This last coffee morning raised a total of £352.89 for the air ambulance.

* Carol service

A huge congregation filled Gosberton’s Church of St Peter and St Paul for the community carol service for Advent Sunday.

The service was led by the Methodist minister the Rev Francis Ballantyne, and Pattrick Mews was on the organ.

There were performances by the choirs of Clough and Risegate Community Primary School and Gosberton Academy.

Readings were by representatives from: the Gosberton and District Good Neighbour scheme, the Clough and Risegate school, the Community Action Team, the Royal British Legion, and the bell ringers.

Prayers with pictures were led by the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton.

The address was given by the Rev Chris Duffett, Peterborough city centre chaplain and a member of the Peterborough Light Project which looks after the homeless. He incorporated the children in his talk.

Offertory was divided between LIVES and the Light Project at Peterborough.

The stewards were Hilary Burt, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Walters and Iris Bennett.

The conclusion and blessing was jointly given by the Rev Ian Walters, the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton, and the Rev Francis Ballantyne.

Refreshments were served following the service.


* Carol service

Gosberton Clough and Risegate St Gilbert and St Hugh have a carol service in the church on Sunday, December 9, at 6pm.

Jane Stacey will be organist and afterwards refreshments will be served in the church hall.


* Concert

Horncastle Ukulele Group play the new Community Centre at Mareham-le-Fen on Saturday, December 15,

Tickets are priced at £8 (under 16s free) to include festive nibbles.

Door open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Expect a seasonal mix of songs.

For more information, see the website or call 07947 130336.

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