Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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CAFE CHURCH - This very informal time of live worship and lively chat over refreshments is open to people of all faiths and none.

The next drop-in will be held at Burgh Baptist Church, on Sunday, November 25, at 5pm.

COUNCIL - Burgh Town Council will hold its next surgery at Burgh Library, High Street, on Tuesday, November 27, from 10am to 1pm.

Residents can come along and share their ideas or concerns with the councillors in attendance, who will then report the information back to the full Council at its meeting on Friday, November 30, at 7pm. Library services can also be accessed during Council surgery hours, allowing users to return or check out books.

For more information on town council surgeries, contact the town clerk at burghlemarshclerk@btconnect.com or on 01754 811218.

DEBT - Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre has broadened the spectrum of assistance it can provide to clients who are experiencing financial difficulties. The Centre is now able to offer free advice ranging from simple budgeting to help with more complex cases of insolvency, which include debt relief orders, individual voluntary arrangements, administration orders and bankruptcy.

To arrange a free confidential interview, telephone 01754 811595. The Centre is sponsored by Burgh Baptist Church.

FAIR - The WI Christmas fair is to be held on the morning of November 24, in the WI Hall.

The Parish Church Christmas fair will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday, December 1, at 2pm.

FAMILY - Burgh Baptist Church warmly invites all to its monthly family service on Sunday, November 25, at 10.30am, where a mixture of worship songs, children’s activities and prayer will feature. Refreshments will be served after the service.

GARDEN - Burgh Garden Club will be holding a special faith supper on Wednesday November 28, at the Burgh Baptist Church at 7.30pm. Special guest speaker will be Trevor Rogers, who will be highlighting the Victorian Walled Garden. All will be welcomed, none members entrance fee is £3.50.

HISTORY - The last in the current series of History Group meetings is next Monday, November 26 at 7.30pm in the windmill tea room. The Chairman will step into the role of guest speaker to present slides of China. Meetings will resume again in the new year.

LINE - This popular yet informal group will be taking a break on Wednesday, November 21 but will return in full swing from Wednesday November 28, at 2pm.

All are welcome to line up for footwork, friendship and fun at Burgh Baptist Church. For more details, contact Margaret on 810081.

NURSING - At Burgh Baptist Church, nursing is held on Fridays from 10am to 11.45am. All are welcome to pop in for a check up, support, or prayer with Nurse Mandy and the team (no appointment necessary), or just to enjoy a chat over coffee and scrummy scones.

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Group offers support and friendship for those facing loneliness from various circumstances. Prayer is available if desired.

The group also enjoy outings to different venues and guest speakers from time to time. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 10.30am to noon at Burgh Baptist Church. For more information, contact Margaret 810081.

WI - John Teaney gave a pottery demonstration at the November WI meeting.

He used the potters wheel to talk members through every stage in an interesting and very amusing manner.

Jenny Lucas, a previous speaker sent a beautiful patchwork hanging, which several members had helped to make. Hopefully it will be on display soon.

During the business session, it was announced that ‘Awards for All’ have donated five hundred pounds and ELDC two thousand pounds to implement the parking space at the front of the hall which will include four disabled spaces and two others.

There were 180 entries for the recent craft day and also the evening entertainment was a great success; making four hundred and thirty eight pounds.

The Christmas fair is to be held on the morning of Saturday, November 24.

Competition winners were M Pisarski, M Spence and A Chatterton. Bloom of the month winners were M Barnes, H Green and M Spence.

At the meeting on Wednesday December 5, Hannah Smelt will be demonstrating Christmas flower decorations and members will be given a chance to make their own. Anyone wishing to be included is asked to bring a small spray of carnations, a dish and oasis.

The evening will include a faith supper. The parcel for Santa is to the value of £1.