Flower club enjoys festive workshop and other Neighbourhood News

Spilsby Flower Club recently enjoyed a Christmas wreath workshop.
Spilsby Flower Club recently enjoyed a Christmas wreath workshop.

The latest meeting of Spilsby Flower Club saw Heather Shaw hold a workshop on making Christmas door wreaths.

Held in St James Church, Spilsby, 11 members were shown how to make a wreath before having a go themselves.

Thanks are given to Heather, who is donating the collected money to St Barnabas.

There will be no club meetings in January or February.

The club begins its 2019 programme of meetings with its annual luncheon on Saturday, March 16.


* Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight will be held at St Peter and Paul Church tomorrow (Thursday, December 13), at 7pm.

This is a traditional service of lessons and carols and will include performances by the Burgh Church Handbell Ringers and the Burgh Guides. All welcome.

Attendees are asked to bring a torch so they can join in with the carols.


* Festival

Burgh Church’s annual Christmas Tree Festival begins on Sunday, December 16, at 4pm, when the lights decorating the Christmas trees will be switched on during a special service. They have all been given by Layford Contract Packers and sponsored by local businesses and individuals.

Thanks are given to those who gave new sets of lights after the old ones were damaged during the restoration work.

The proceeds from the festival will be divided between St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice and Burgh Church.

The church is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Visitors are welcome. There is no charge for entry.

* Services

Burgh Church holds a carol service on Sunday, December 23, at 4pm.

On Christmas Eve, there will be a crib service at 4pm and blessing of the crib and midnight mass at 11.45pm.

* Carols and Mince Pies

Burgh Methodist Church is holding Carols and Mince Pies, a popular informal event, on Tuesday, December 18, from 7pm.

There will be an opportunity to choose your favourite carol.

Light refreshments will be served.

All proceeds from the event will go to Médecins Sans Frontières. All welcome.

* Missing Sheep Trail

Festive family fun is on offer at Burgh Baptist Church at the Missing Sheep Trail – a Christmas treasure hunt.

The outdoor search begins at the church on Saturday, December 15, at 11am, and ends with a celebration and festive refreshments inside the building.

All welcome.

More details are available from Colin on 811260.

* Family carol service

Burgh Baptist Church will hold an all-age worship service with carols, hymns and drama sketches on Sunday, December 16, at 10.30am.

All are invited to stay afterwards for refreshments.

More details are available from Colin on 811260.

* Phoenix Group

Phoenix Group will be holding its annual coffee and carols morning today (Wednesday, December 12).

The group offers support and friendship for those facing loneliness from various circumstances, and prayer is available if desired.

The group also has outings to different venues and guest speakers from time to time.

Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12pm at Burgh Baptist Community Church.

Enquiries to Sue on 762098.

* Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas is an opportunity to worship and reflect on Jesus Christ as the reason for the season of Christmas on Sunday, December 16, at 6pm.

All are welcome to stay for stollen, shortbread and refreshments afterwards.

* Parish Nursing

Burgh Baptist Community Church hosts a coffee morning every Friday from 10am to 12pm where parish nurse Mandy Smith and her team are available for health support and advice and prayer if desired.

Scones and hot drinks are available along with a warm welcome.

Coffee and carols will take place on Friday, December 21, at the usual time.

Enquiries to Colin on 811260.


* Women’s Institute

The Skegness Women’s Institute met last week for its festive meeting.

The group meet at The Rugby Club, in Wainfleet Road, every first Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm.

December means lots of treats and a game or two while catching up with old and new friends.

Women aged 17 to 107 are welcome to join.

Interesting crafts, talks and outings are always on the agenda, the group says.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8.


* Royal British Legion

The Spilsby and District Branch of the Royal British Legion held its annual Cracker Day event at Franklin Hall in aid of the Poppy Appeal recently.

It included stalls for bric-a-bac and a tombola.

Lydia Scutt, six, from Spilsby, won the Guess the Name of the Teddy Bear competition by correctly choosing ‘Princess’ and was later presented with the bear.

The event raised £192.40 for the Poppy Appeal.

The branch hailed it an ‘excellent day all round’ and gave a ‘big thank you’ to everyone who donated money to the cause.

The Cracker Day, as a whole, is held by Spilsby Rotary Club.

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