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Here’s a peek at what’s been going on in the villages around Grantham.

Charity sale


A table-top sale in aid of St Barnabas Grantham Hospice will take place on Sunday from 11.30am to 2pm in the village hall.

There will be a large variety of stalls and refreshments will be avilable.

Entrance is 50p, accompanied children free.

Snowdrop walk

Buckminster and Sewstern

Last Sunday’s All Age Worship service was held in St John the Baptist Church, Buckminster, led by Lay Reader, Judith Wells. The readers were Ian Bracey and Claire Kurth.

The children of the 3Cs, and other regulars, spoke about worship with flags/banners/ribbons, their uses, the colours and their meanings, followed by a dance.

Those taking part were Emily and Lillia Berridge, Esme Burton, Aiden and Evie Drinkwater, Georgia and Joshua Penfold, Chloe Price and Max Whitney.

The congregation were reminded that Coston Church, as part of the Benefice, is holding a coffee morning tomorrow (Saturday) in Sewstern Village Hall, from 10am to noon.

On Sunday, Buckminster Church is holding a Snowdrop Walk in Buckminster Park from 10am to 4.30pm. Entrance is via the village green. Refreshments and stalls will be in the church.

On Sunday the Benefice communion service will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Sewstern at 10am. All welcome.

Bingo will take place in Sewstern Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm.

On Monday there is a whist drive in Buckminster Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Lent courses continue on Tuesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm in Buckminster and Wymondham.

The 3Cs meet in the studio, Buckminster School, on Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

A coffee and chat meeting takes place on Wednesday at The Blue Dog, Sewstern from 11am.


Castle Bytham

On Saturday, March 9, an Easter prize bingo will be held in the village hall at 7.30pm.

A jumble sale will take place on Saturday, March 16 in the village hall from 1.30pm. There will be the usual good quality jumble, raffle and refreshments.

Proceeds from the two events will go to the senior citizens’ Christmas lunch fund.

For more details contact Angela (Tel: 01780 410629).

Table-top sale


A table-top sale will take place in the village hall on Saturday, March 9, from 10am to 2pm, to raise funds for the local LIVES First Responder group.

Table hire is £5 (includes table) and can be booked with Brenda Gilman (Tel: 01400 272617).

Light refreshments will be on sale during the day.

The parish council will meet on Monday, March 11 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

This is an opportunity for members of the public to make comments and ask questions. Anyone who has a matter they would like discussed, should contact the clerk, Philippa Brown (Tel: 01400 273413) at least one week prior to the meeting.

A service to mark the Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held in Navenby Methodist Church today (Friday), starting at 2pm. This year’s service has been prepared by the women of France. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Jumble sale


A jumble sale will be held in the village hall on Saturday, March 9, from 10am to noon.

Admission is 50p adults, children free.

Refreshments will be available.

Proceeds will go to Harby Pre-School.

Jumble sale


A plant and craft fair will be held in Langham Village Hall on Saturday, March 9. There will also be a small selection of vegetables on sale from 10am until 3pm.

Refreshments will be 
available and entry is free. Donations will be accepted towards the refurbishment of the hall.

Choral music


Tomorrow (Saturday) the Cantamici Choir will perform a programme of sacred and secular choral music with guest soprano, Georgina Baker, 
accompanied by Peter Williams.

The event will be held in St Mary Magdalene Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the door, or to purchase in advance contact Helen Spencer (Tel: 01664 464597).