Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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ANGELS - The Little Angels will meet in the parish church of St Peter and Paul next Wednesday, November 6 at 2pm.

HERITAGE - At the recent Heritage Group meeting Valerie Green gave an amusing and interesting talk about working for local government, especially as a housing officer.

At the meeting on Monday, November 4 the subject will be ‘Wildlife Gardening’, an illustrated talk by Mary Porter.

Admission is £1 including refreshments and there is also a raffle.

Meetings are held in theWindmill Tea Room at 7.30pm. Proceeds are for the conservation and improvement of the Windmill Heritage Centre site.

Also continuing to raise funds for the conservation projects is the monthly Heritage Lottery with a guaranteed first prize of £50 and other smaller prizes.

Tickets for the draw are £2 each month and can be purchased in advance or on the day of the draw.

During the winter months the draw will take place on the first Sunday afternoon of the month at approximately 4pm.

For more information on these activities or any other facets of the Heritage Group’s work contact the secretary, Malcolm Ringsell.

“Burgh has a rich heritage stretching back to Prehistoric times, people were definitely living here four thousand years ago.” said a spokesperson.

“We have a beautiful Mediaeval church, a unique windmill, an exhibition of our heritage and shortly a Mill and Milling Museum, various interesting machines and machinery.

“The town centre retains its period atmosphere. There are pleasant walks and plenty of amenities.”

“Our aim is to provide a centre which will attract a few more of the ten thousand visitors to this area so bringing more prosperity to Burgh.”

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

SOULS - The Annual All Souls Service with Commemoration of the Departed will be held in the Parish Church of St Peter and Paul next Sunday, November 3 at 6pm.

During the service candles will be lit and the names of the departed will be read out.

The preacher will be the Reverend David Woods, one time Rector of Ingoldmells and Addlethorpe.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

MEMORIAL SERVICE - Burgh’s Parish, Methodist and Baptist Churches will come together for a united memorial service on Sunday, November 3 at 6pm.

This special remembrance service will be held at the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, High Street, and is open to all.

YOUTH - Burgh Baptist Church’s youth meetings continue. Impact chills out on Mondays at 6.30pm for Year six and up.

Kings Club meets on Tuesdays for Reception to Year Five and Little Treasures Parents and Toddlers gather on Thursdays at 1.30pm.

Newcomers are always warmly welcomed to any of these groups. For more details contact Colin on 01754 811260.

WI - Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick is the guest speaker at the WI meeting next Wednesday, November 6 at 7pm in the WI Hall. This is an open meeting.