Funds have been presented to two worthy causes by Skegness’ St Clement Lodge of Freemasons.
Pictured above are members of the League of Friends of Skegness Hospital, receiving a grant of £750. Below, the same amount is being donated to the Eco Centre Skegness.
The money was presented on behalf of the New Provincial Benevolent Fund, which makes grants to charitable operations in the Masonic Province of Lincolnshire.
BURGH LE MARSH
* Christingle Service
There will be a Christingle Service in St Peter and Paul’s Church on Sunday, December 9, at 4pm.
Burgh School Choir will be singing.
Everyone is welcome and all children will receive a Christingle.
The money collected will go towards the work of the Children’s Society.
It is 50 years this year since the first Christingle service was held in this country – in Lincoln Cathedral.
* Christmas Tree
A Christmas Tree service is to be held at St Peter and Paul’s Church on Sunday, December 16, at 4pm.
This will include items by the school choir and the switching on of the tree lights.
* Carols by Candlelight
Burgh Methodist Church is holding its annual Carols by Candlelight event on Tuesday, December 11, at 7pm.
There will be items by Burgh School Choir and the Addlethorpe puppets.
Although the carols will be the well-known favourites, it may be a good idea to bring along a torch, organisers say.
Tea and mince pies will be served after the service.
All are welcome.
All proceeds to Action for Children.
* Encounter with God
Encounter with God is an informal time with opportunity to worship with songs and hymns, receive prayer and simply rest in the presence of God.
The next session will be held on Sunday, December 9, at 6pm at Burgh Baptist Community Church.
All are welcome to attend.
The next and final CAMEO will be held Monday, December 10, from 1-4pm with the usual scrumptious offerings of sandwiches and handmade cakes and pastries with a cafetiere or pot of tea for £7.50.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate the final offering and receive organisers’ thanks for their faithful support over the years.
* Carol Service
There will be a carol service in St Peter’s Church, Gunby, on Saturday, December 8, at 3.30pm. Everyone welcome (but wrap up warm).
A service featuring hymns, carols and more will be at the Monksthorpe chapel on Saturday, December 8, at 2pm.
More details are available from Colin on 811260.
* Royal British Legion
The Spilsby and District Branch of the Royal British Legion recently held its November meeting at the Nelson Butt, in Spilsby.
There are 64 members of the branch, it was noted.
A photograph of Charles Edward Woodward, who was killed in the First World War, will be displayed above his ‘Dead Man’s Penny’ in the Franklin Hall, Spilsby, it was announced.
The chairman stated that the Remembrance Parade had been the largest attended ever and was pleased to see so many young people in attendance.
A total of 18 members attended the ‘Battle’s Over’ event at the Franklin Hall, later on Remembrance Sunday, it was noted.
An update on the Poppy Appeal was then given and the Poppy Appeal Organiser, Mr. M. Lenton, stated he does not have the final figure as yet, but it will surpass the previous year’s total – which had in itself been a record. Mr. Lenton went on to thank all who had participated in the Poppy Appeal.
The Christmas lunch has been booked for Friday, December 14, at the Nelson Butt; there are currently 24 members who are attending.
The next meeting will be held at the Nelson Butt on Wednesday, January 16.
Friends from the Methodist Church will hold a carol service at the Winthorpe Community Centre, in Roman Bank, Skegness, at 6pm on Sunday, December 9.
It will be led by Keith Locke.
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