What’s on in the Ness Group

Notes from the Vicar

Other Events in the Parishes

The Ness Group Christingle Services

This year the Christingle Service will be held in each church on

Sunday 28th November.  We do hope that you will be able to join us

10am – St Michael and All Angels, Langtoft

3pm – St John the Baptist, Baston

4pm – St Firmin, Thurlby

Christmas Cards

Please help the environment this year by signing up to the Church Christmas card instead of sending cards to those you see in the church each week. This will save paper and therefore trees, as well as time and money, talking of which , if you would like to donate the money you have saved on the cards there will be a collection pot by the card.

Advent Thought for the Day

Each day through Advent we will be sharing a thought and prayer on themes through Advent. These will be online and in church if you would like a hard copy.

Monthly Lunches – Thursday 2nd December – 12noon -1.30pm

St John the Baptist, Baston will be holding their very popular Monthly Lunch.  Soup, roll and butter, hot pudding with custard, tea or coffee still only £5 adult and £1.50 pre school children who have a choice of beans or pasta shapes.

Saturday 4th December – 10am -2pm  Advent Table Top Sale

Come along and see what bargains are available at St Michael’s Church, Langtoft.  Refreshments will be served, tea, coffee, cake, soup and a roll. There will be a Chocolate Tombola Stall.  All welcome.

Sunday 5th December – 10am – Service with Bishop Nicholas

Bishop Nicholas is visiting the group on December 5th, we are holding a group service at St John’s Church, Baston and invite you all to come along. There will be an opportunity for refreshments and to meet the Bishop after the service.

Mothers’ Union

Saturday 11th December – 10am to 1pm

The Mothers’ Union will be hosting a Christmas Coffee Morning in St. Firmin’s Church on Saturday 11th December 10am-1pm.  Join us for Coffee and a Chat – Stalls / Bring and Buy / Raffle – EVERYONE WELCOME – Proceeds to St. Firmin’s Church

At the same time in St Firmin, Thurlby we shall be planting a Natural Hedge to mark the Paddock Boundary. Why not come and help with the planting and then pop into the church for coffee/tea/hot chocolate/hot soup?  PS Don’t forget your gardening gloves and a trowel or spade!  For more information ring Patsy on 01778 423505.

Saturday 11th December – 10.30am – 3.30pm

Christmas Event – Getting Ready for Christmas

St John’s Church, Baston will be holding a Christmas Event in church.  Light lunches served 12 -1.30pm and Tea, coffee, cakes served all day. We will have cakes, preserves, books, Bric-a-Brac for sale, Children’s Tombola, Raffle.  Please can we ask for contributions for the various stalls and for raffle/tombola prizes.  Jo Richardson will run two wreath-making workshops, at 10 am and 12 noon. Please contact Maryon for further details averycandm@gmail.com or 07471 198497 and to book your place, there is a maximum of ten places  at each workshop. The cost of the workshop is £25 which will cover all materials plus a cup of coffee and a mince pie.

Family Service

This month there will only be St John’s, Baston holding a Family Service on 12th December at 10am in church.  The theme for this service will be “Getting Ready”.   Please do come and join us for this fun new Family Service.

Saturday 18th December – 10am – 3pm – Festival Trees & Treats

Visit St Michael’s, Langtoft  to see decorated Christmas Trees. Treat yourself to a bacon butty, soup and a roll, cake. Take a turn on the Lucky Dip and try your luck on the raffle.

The Ness Group Carols by Candlelight Services

This year the Carols by Candlelight Service will be held in each church on the following dates.  We do hope that you will be able to join us

Sunday 19th December at 7pm – St John the Baptist, Baston

Tuesday 21st December at 7pm – St Firmin, Thurlby

Thursday 23rd December at 7pm – St Michael and All Angels, Langtoft

The Ness Group Living Crib Services

This year the Living Crib Service will be held in each church on

Tuesday 24th December.  We do hope that you will be able to join us,

come dressed as your favourite character from the Nativity story.

3pm – St Michael and All Angels, Langtoft

4pm – St John the Baptist, Baston

5pm – St Firmin, Thurlby

Carolyn, Michael, Hilary, Mostyn and Lisa

would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas

and a Joyful New Year.

Have you ever considered singing in a church choir?

The Ness Group Choir would like to recruit some new members.

What does it involve?

Weekly choir practices

Singing at 3rd and 5th Sunday services

Singing at seasonal services, occasional weddings and choir fundraising events.

No requirement to read music – (you’ll be surprised how quickly you can pick it up!)

For more details contact Debbie Howard

01778 349576 or email: debbiejanehoward1952@gmail.com