Neighbourhood News, December 12-18

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Here’s our latest neighbourhood news digest:



Morning worship on the first Sunday of Advent was led by Mary Shepherdson and her theme was Cradle of Hope. The Advent Candle was lit and the poem read by junior church children. Reader was Irene Dodsworth.

Methodist church

The film showing Men in Black 3 on Saturday at 2pm.

Brass Band

The annual concert presented by Kirton Brass Band is on Saturday at 7.30pm.


Carol Service

The Carol and Tree Service will take place at St Swithuns Church on Sunday at 3pm.Gifts will be placed under the tree for Home Start.If anybody would like to give a gift please wrap and label it for a girl or boy and the age group. Wine and mince pies will be served after the service.Christmas Day service will be at 9.30am.

Allotments available

Bicker Parish Council has allotments for rent in the village. If you are interested in one of these please contact the clerk Diane Fairweather on 07711208941


Christmas bingo

There will be a Christmas Prize Bingo on Saturday at Danny Flear Community Centre, Bull Pasture, Freiston. This will start at 7.30pm and there will be a variety of prizes, from meat vouchers, chocolates and bottles of drink. Families are welcome. All proceeds will be split between the Chemotherapy Suite, Pilgrim Hospital, and Colorectal Cancer Research. For further information, please ring Beryl on 01205 760657.


Carols of praise

St Margarets’ Church will be holding a carol service on Wednesday, December 19, at 7.30pm. It will be a ‘Carols of Praise’ evening with musical items by St. Margaret’s Church Choir, The New Name, The Rainbow Singers and The Sibsey Jubilee Community Choir. There will also be an instrumental item by Katie Elston.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the service.

Crib service

The Crib Service will be held on Christmas Eve at 4pm. Children and adults are invited to come dressed as a Nativity character (or with a symbolic item, eg a head-dress, shepherd’s crook, lantern etc.) but you may also just come as yourself.

Rochford Ladies

Festive fun

Mary and the Addlethorpe Puppet Family entertained the group with the Christmas story and ladies also sang a few carols. Hostesses were Margaret Daubney and Joy Parkinson. Raffle was organised by Gloria Pearson and Val Ullatt. The committee provided mince pies, sausage rolls, wine and juice. The next meeting will be in February.

Millennium probus club

Christmas lunch

The Christmas lunch went off very well. Not only was the event well attended but the meal was excellent. Guests included Geoff Pearson of the Mayflower Probus Club, John Ralph and Brian Wookey. John Bird was congratulated on his Probus Walking Group’s November walk around Boston and he stated that for the time being, further walks were suspended. Graham Chapman stated that the next meeting Wednesday, January 9. Guest speaker was Dr Cyril Nyman, whose talk was entitled ‘Some amusing bits’ and this was based on his time with the Pilgrim Hospital, where his expertise was with heart conditions.

Boston Townswomens Guild

November meeting

The November meeting was reasonably attended considering the inclement weather and the number of members who are sadly incapacitated with various health problems, to which members extend good wishes and wish a speedy recovery. Details were finalised for the Christmas lunch on December 12 at 12.30 at the County Club.


Festive news

The festive fair organised by Lorna Webb and her helpers on Tuesday November 27, raised £426.75 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Forty eight people enjoyed the Gosberton Baptist film show group’s Christmas party on Monday, December 3. The church was festively decorated with evergreen and Christmas floral displays. There was singing and monologues by U3A and a Christmas buffet tea.