Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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BARN - There is a barn dance workshop in the WI Hall this Friday, February 22, at 7.30pm.

CAR - The Burgh Voluntary Car Scheme urgently requires Burgh based drivers and also a co-ordinator to take telephone bookings and operate in conjunction with an answer phone.

For further information contact 01754 810866.

CELEBRATION SERVICE - Burgh Baptist Church warmly invites all to a special service on Sunday, February 24 at 10.30am.

The worship and address will be led by Revd Chris Doig. Refreshments will be served after the service.

DAFFODIL - The coffee morning sessions at Burgh Methodist Church will host an annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Tuesday, February 26 from 10am to noon. There will be various stalls and a raffle. Gifts for these will be gratefully received.

All proceeds will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Contact D. Spence on 01754 810286 for information.

DEBT - Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre has trained advisers to offer free advice ranging from simple budgeting to cases of insolvency including Debt Relief Orders, Individual Voluntary Arrangements and Bankruptcy.

To arrange a free confidential interview and see if they can help telephone 01754 811595.

GARDEN - Burgh Garden Club starts the new season next Wednesday, February 27 with a talk by Jean Burton from the Sir Joseph Banks centre, at the Burgh Baptist Church, The Causeway.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Refreshments will be available, and all will be welcome.

HERITAGE - 1953 was the subject at the Burgh Heritage meeting last Monday when Norman Barker showed a black and white film depicting various events of that year.

Undoubtedly the Coronation of HM the Queen was the main item, but also included were details of Sir Edmund Hilary, who conquered Everest.

The East Coast floods also featured.

It was also the year that Miss France won the Miss World contest, England took the Ashes and Britain triumphed at the Le Mans race.

London was hit by the smog and people were encouraged to wear smog masks and there were even smog masks for dogs!

Sporting legends included Stanley Matthews and Roger Bannister.

Cecil Smith gave the vote of thanks at the meeting. On Monday, February 25 the subject will be the History of Fairgrounds. Meetings are held each Monday in the windmill tea room at 7.30pm.

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

The group also enjoys 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 on 01754 810081.

SACRED SPACE - On the third Thursday of each month, Burgh Baptist Church offers nurses (and others) a chance to take time out from the unique pressures of the job and rest in the presence of the Lord; reflect on their Christian faith or seek prayer if desired.

The next session of Sacred Space will be tomorrow, Thursday, February 21 from 7pm to 8pm.

For more details call Colin on 01754 811260.

STATIONS - Stations of the Cross will take place in the parish church of St Peter and Paul next Monday, February 25, at 6pm.

WI - Burgh WI members celebrated the group’s 89th birthday recently in the WI Hall.

Music and singing was provided by Eric Swatton.

The evening ended with a faith supper and the birthday cake was made by Margaret Pisarska.

At the meeting on March 6, the speaker will be Judith Penneck and the subject will be, ‘We Built Our House Twice’.

The competition is an old spoon.