Sunday, 1 March 2015

Village News


 A "table top" sale in aid of the hall will be held on
 Saturday 21st March from 11-00 to 2-00
Refreshments are available, please support to help keep your hall going.


 Last week was for junior Cricket , winners were "Bernard's gang" & "Oblong
 £80-00 was raised , this week is in aid of L.I.V.E.S.


 Next Sunday (8th.March)
 Church :- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with own arrangements

Sunday, 22 February 2015

village News


 Last week was in aid of the Air Ambulance. Winners were the "Oblong Tablers" & the "No Hopers"  £75 was raised. This week is for the Junior Cricket nets.


 Sunday 1st March
 Church :- Holy Communion @ 9-30
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Dr. D. Owen


 The secretary of the club, Mrs Jean Morley, found another interesting speaker
 when she booked Mr Gunmer of Langton to speak about how he got into making
 goats cheese.
 He explained the different methods of making a variety of cheeses, all named
 after local villages.
 Members heard how the rearing of goats could be a hazardous job.
 The next meeting will be on March 5th, when it will be a musical afternoon.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Village News


 Last week was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care, £90-50 was raised,
winners were "Young & Good Looking" & "Bernards Gang"
 This week is for the Air Ambulance


 This Sunday (22nd. Feb.)
 Church :- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
 Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Rev. Liz Childs


 Members met in the village hall on Wednesday evening when the appointed
 speaker could not attend.
 Member, Wendy Annibel, was a very good  'stand in' when she spoke and
 demonstrated reflexology.
 She gave a demonstration of hand massage on Jenny Littlewood and explained the
 benefits of the procedure.
 Mrs S.Barret gave a vote of thanks.
 The next meeting is on March 11th when it will be the Annual meeting and craft

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Village news


 Ash Wednesday
 18th February:  7 pm. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
at All saints Upton.

Compline Services

Monday 23rd February:  7 pm St. Margarets Marton.

Monday 2nd March:   7 pm  St Mary's Knaith.

Monday 9th March:   7 pm  St Helen's lea.

Monday 16th march:  7 pm  St George & St Lawrence Springthorpe.

Monday 23rd march:   7pm All Saints Pilham.


Anyone wishing to receive the parish magazine please contact S Sleight on  788011.
Good value at only £3.00 a year.

Future Church events:

Social Evenings.

An evening with various speakers and musical evening will take place in the late spring.
It is hoped that speakers will come and give talks in the north aisle.
All will be very welcome to come and listen and have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

The church will be open on may 9th and 10th for the West Lindsey churches open weekend, with teas, tombola and book stall.

The cycle ride, which is a national event, will take place through Upton on June 28th when the church will be open for visitors.


 The speaker who was to have come on Thursday was ill, Mr Peter Rushton stood in
 with a DVD on the newly bought television.
 Members and friends enjoyed the DVD of the countryside.
 The next meeting will be on 19th February when the speaker is from Goatwood
 Dairy Farm.


 There was very little disruption due to the inclement weather. Most people
 managed to get to their destinations with very little trouble.  Thank you to the
 gritters who made life easier on the main roads.


 Last week was in aid of the Air Ambulance, £73 was raised, but this was 1 of 3
 held for this cause,
In all the total being £293.
 Winners were Bernards Gang & the Oblong Table.
 This week is for Macmillan Cancer Care.


Sunday 15th February: No service at church.
Chapel Service at 10.30 with D Lockwood.

Village News

Friendship Club

Detail and Dates of future meetings.

Thursday 19th February:-  Visit from the Goatwood Dairy Farm.

Thursday 5th March:-        Ukulele Fun - listening to songs and trying various Ukuleles.

Thursday 19th march:-       Miss Annette Mckensie with her barn owl.

Thursday 2nd April:-          Decorated hard boiled egg competition.

We are hoping to arrange a visit to EDF energy at New West Burton Power Station in the neat future.
Anyone is welcome to our meetings held in the Methodist Schoolroom in Upton village at 2.p.m.

Jean Morley.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Village News:  2nd February 2015


 Last week was in aid of the Friendship Club,
 winners were, the "No Hopers" & "Bernards Gang"
 £101-50 was raised, this week is for the Air Ambulance.


 The A.G. M. was held last week, with election of officers as follows,
 President :- John Thurlby, Chairman :- Peter Rushton, V. Chair :- John Alsop,
 Secretary :- Dave Farrow, Treasurer :- Nick Ward - Lowry, Junior Rep :- Toby
 Fees to remain the same for this year, but more players are required, Anyone
 interested contact the Captains.
 Will Birkett or Toby Roberts or any committee member.
We will be playing in the Sunday & Wed Evening leagues , plus the junior
 The annual B.B.Q. will be held on Aug. B.H. Mon.


 This Sunday 8th.
Church  Morning Prayer at  9.30 
Chapel Service at 10.30

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Village News:  January 25th 2015


The council met in the Methodist Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, when all
councillors  were present, the WLDC councillor J. Milne and one member of the
The public forum prior to the council meeting heard of a thank you for the new
street light on Cade Lane and of litter picking on Cow Lane. The council were
asked if more information could be received for the newly updated web site, the
clerk to write to all secretaries of organisations, asking for information.
The council were pleased that highways had repaired the old post office corner
and the footpath to Kexby. The steps to the war memorial were being
investigated. The old phone box had been reported but as yet nothing had been
L.Alsop was thanked for her organisation of the Christmas Market. 12
organisations received £124.00, members asked if a balance sheet had been sent
to organisations.
A neighbourhood watch meeting had been held but response was disappointing.
J.Allen had enquired about transport, also a walking group was to be formed.
A newsletter to be sent out in March, when election nominations for parish
council may be requested.
Next meeting March 10th 2015.


Members were given a talk by Mr. Knight on electricity, he spoke of the history
of electricity, saying that 1100 BC  electricity had been found in static
The first power station was in Godalming  in Surrey in 2881.  In 1904 a station
powered by steam engines to generate power was in Brighton.  The uses of fuses
and the RCD were explained.
The quiz at the Rose and Crown next Thursday will be for the club to buy a
television set for the club.
Mrs Doris Jubbs, chairman thanked Mr. Knight for coming to talk to the club.
The next meeting is on Thursday 5th February, when the speaker is Rev. D.Cotton.


Last week was for the Vitality group, £ 160 was raised, including other
Winners were tho “Oblong Table” & “Bernards Gang”
This week is in aid of the Friendship Club.


Sunday 1st. Feb.
Church:- Holy Communion @ 9-30
Chapel:- Service @10-30 with Tim Smith

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Village News:  January 17th. 2015.


 Last week was in aid of the Cricket Club, £ 151 was raised.
Winners were"The No Hopers" and "The Oblong Tablers".
 This week is for the Vitality Group.


 A very successful New Year dinner was held at the Rose & Crown
 with most members attending, which was a good start to the year.
 Many thanks to the staff at Rose & Crown.


 Sunday 25th Jan.
 Church, Morning Prayer at  09-30
 Chapel, Service at 10-30 with Mike Childs.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Village News:  January 12th 2015

Coffee and Chat

Please note these are still being held on Monday's between 9-00 and 12-00 at the Village hall, this is also when the Post office is open.
They are proving to be very successful and a good source of local "gossip".

Friendship Club

Unfortunately at the last meeting the DVD player broke down so finished up with a general chat.
It was decided to purchase a new machine, and with this in mind a quiz night will be held on January 29th to help with the cost.
Next meeting is on Thursday 22nd January at 2.00pm in the chapel schoolroom, all are welcome.

Cricket Club

Please note the A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 25th January at 8.00 pm in the Rose and Crown.
All interested parties invited to attend in order to keep your club going forward.


Sunday 18th January.
Church. Morning Prayer at 8.30
Chapel. Covenant Service at 10.30 with Rev, Liz Childs.


Last week was in aid of the Methodist Kid's Club, winners were the Oblong Table and The Roebuck Family.
£107 was raised this week for the Junior Cricketers

Monday, 22 December 2014

Village News:  December 22nd  2014


 A first for the Church when the P.C.C. organised a Christmas tree festival in
 the Church.
 Organisations who volunteered to decorate trees were Upton Parish council,
 Kurling Club(S.Rose), Art Group, W.I. Upton Methodist chapel, J. Milne WLDC,> Cricket Club, Friendship Club, , the Church and others.> Horsleys of Gainsborough, Barnes of Upton,Gores,S.Rockall and Rev. L.Milne
 also provided trees. The whole effect was wonderful, with quite a few people visiting the church to see them

 During the weekend, mulled wine and warm drinks were served and a tombola was
 On the Saturday evening, a performance by Thea Butterworth on the harp,
 This was a beautiful evening with Thea playing seasonal music.
 The P.C.C. wish to thank all who contributed to a successful weekend.


 Last week was in aid of  L.I.V.E.S. winners were the” Oblong Table”
 £ 111-00 was raised, the next quiz night will be on Jan. 8th, for the
 Methodist kids club.


 A very successful presentation evening was held, with a lovely meal provided
 by the Rose and Crown.
 The Chairman , Peter Rushton thanked all who had taken part
 last season, and particularly those who had helped win the Millennium Cup, He
 then asked for new players next year in order to keep the club going forward
 Following this, introducing the President John Thurlby who presented prizes
 eleven members for their achievements, including two of his grandsons.!!>

 The Church will hold Midnight Mass at 11-30 on Christmas Eve, all will be very
 Sunday 28th. Dec will be Morning Prayer at 9-30.
 There will be No Service at Chapel this Sunday.


 The Parish Council wish all residents A Merry Christmas & Happy & Healthy New

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Village News:  December 17th 2014


The Christmas trees made the church look very festive, a lovely setting for the beautiful harp music played by Thea Butterworth on Saturday night.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Village News:  December 8th.  2014


A very successful evening was held last week, when the market began with Lea School Choir,
singing around the christmas tree. This was followed by the official opening and light switch on by Mr. & Mrs.G.Hobart. There were 11 village organisations with various stalls selling Xmas goods and games.
This was then followed by the quiz, winners being "Young & Good Looking" & "Bernard's Gang"
£154-50 was raised , but the total amount for the evening is not available at the moment. Next weeks quiz is for the Kurling Club.

This weekend there is a Christmas Tree Festival in the Church, from 11-00 am to 4-00 pm.Sat & Sun.
On Sat at 7-30 there is an evening of seasonal music by harpist, Thea Butterworth. Tickets £5 including refreshments from P.C.C.members or on the door.
Sunday morning prayer is at 09-30

Service at 10-30 with Mrs. J. Lloyd

Monday, 1 December 2014

Village News: 1st December 2014

This takes place this Thursday, starting at 6-00 pm.with carols sung by Lea School Choir.
The market will open at 6-30 pm. so come along to support all your local organisations and meet Santa in his grotto.

Last week was for the Village Hall. Winners were "Bernards Gang", £122-50 was raised.
This week is for the Christmas Market, could all organisations donate a raffle prize please.

This Sunday , 7th. Dec.
Church, Holy Communion @ 09-30
Chapel, Service @10-30 with Mr. M . Coates

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Village news:

On Sunday the 23rd November, the 9th kurling competition took place at Deans Sports Centre, Lincoln.

Four teams entered from Upton "Cum" kexby.

Well done to Ron Sharpe from Upton and Scott Hogarth from Kexby, also known as the Sharpe Shooters.

In a nail biting final they won the competition plate.

Congratulations to both of you.