Tuesday, 13 March 2012

News update

On February 20th we celebrated the licensing of the Reverend Canon Nick Buck as Priest in Charge of the benefices of Branston and Metheringham. The Reverend Sister Liz CSF was also licensed as Assistant Curate of the six parishes (Branston, Potterhanworth, Nocton, Metheringham, Blankney and Dunston). Sister Maureen and Sister Judith were commissioned for ministry in the deanery. This well attended service was held at St. Peter's Dunston. It was a truly joyful and welcoming service. We all continued to enjoy the evening at the Methodist chapel, with tasty refreshments and lots of chat.

The restoration work is progressing well. Work on the north side of the nave roof is nearly complete. Smaller repairs, eg to the pulpit and lamps are also being addressed. It is hoped that most of the work will be finished by the end of March. We are planning to be in the church cleaning on Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st starting at 2.00 pm. It is extremely likely that the builders will be back working on the church on Monday morning. So if you are able to help at all please come along. We will need lots of helpers. Any queries please phone - Ruth Tel. 322285 or Nicholas Tel. 322930. Please bring any cleaning equipment eg dustpan and brushes, dusters, buckets etc.

We are hoping to celebrate Easter in our beautifully restored church on Sunday April 8th at 9.30 am. We look forward to seeing you there.

Easter Fayre - please support this!

Green fingers wanted

Calling All Potential Flower Arrangers!

Would you like to help decorate our beautiful church? All Saints organise a monthly flower arrangers rota and some new helpers would be wonderful. Everyone is welcome - you do not need to be a "church goer". If you would prefer not to be responsible for a month you can share or help. Previous experience is not necessary!

Plant Stall

Sheila Redshaw and Jim Eagle are organising a plant stall as part of the Flower Festival weekend (June 29th-July1st). Funds will go towards the church restoration project. We would be grateful for any contributions - so pot up your cuttings and any plant divisions you can spare. Name labels would be appreciated if possible please. More details will follow but if you have any queries please contact Sheila Redshaw Tel. 321932 or Jim Eagle Tel. 322285

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Latest Nocton Doodle

Here it is!

February 2012 Doodle.pdf

Calling all Mr & Mrs Mops

We're getting the church back soon! Volunteers are needed for the weekend of Saturday 31 March/Sunday 1 April to start to get the church fit to be used. The builders will still be working on the west end of the nave roof, but we will be able to get in and use the building. The first scheduled service at the moment is the Maundy Thursday Celebration of the Last Supper and we definitely plan to be back in church for the great celebration of Easter Day.

Please come and join us on the 31 March/1 April for the great 'get the church back' clean. Details of times to be announced shortly.

See you there!