Sunday, 29 June 2014

Nocton Fashion Show

With thanks to Julie Partridge for this report.  We are very grateful to all who contributed, not least to Julie and to Jane Kania, for organising the event.

Something very special happens when you invite 90 fashionistas to a Fashion Show in Nocton Village Hall.

Oh what a night, of glamorous models strutting the catwalk with panache and eager customers wanting their chance to enjoy a beautiful bargain.  Lincs Fashions brought their summer collection of High Street Fashion and tempted us to buy tops, gilets, jackets, jeans and the occasional posh frock.  The atmosphere was good humoured and those who ran to bring the bargain to the customers were fit and very fast!

After the silent raffle winners were declared (silently) and the last drops of wine were polished off by our fun loving ladies, All Saints Church became the benefactors of £522.50.  That is something special and for which the organisers are very grateful for.

Well done to everyone who contributed through buying tickets, giving time and talent as well as the prizes to make this a very enjoyable event. We hope to host another show in Nocton next year but if you can't wait that long take a look at to see when they might be appearing in a village near you.

Village children celebrate St Peter

From Carol Bennett

The 29th of June is the day each year when the life of St Peter is remembered. In the weeks leading up to this time, Rev. Jonnie Parkin and a member of the children’s activity group across the six parishes, in association with luminous, went to Dunston St Peter’s School and worked on a drama with the children about the life of St Peter. They prepared video clips telling the story of Christ calling Peter, and Peter following Christ. The members of the cast threw themselves enthusiastically into the characters, hurling themselves into and out of boats, being astonished by his miracles, then dismayed by his capture and sentencing to death. Peter was a very human saint, who made mistakes. Fearful of capture, he denied knowing Christ three times before Jesus was crucified, yet
it was Peter whom Jesus chose to be the rock upon which to build his church (the name Peter is derived from the Latin word ‘petra’, meaning ‘rock’.)

The children’s activity team and Rev. Jonnie Parkin took the video prepared by the children in Dunston School to the Methodist Chapel in Dunston for a workshop on Saturday, 28 June. Children, including Paddie and Lydia from Nocton, watched the videos, and then responded with a craft response, involving creating a fishing scene on a paper plate, with blue tissue paper for the Sea of Galilee, a clay boat, a net and fish. They made pipe cleaner people which were then fastened together to make a church, standing on a base of rock from the Lincoln Cathedral quarry. There was also a big fish made up of CDs, which overlap and catch the light like fish scales. On the next day, the Sunday of St Peterstide, there was a group service in St Peter’s Church, Dunston, when both the videos and the crafts prepared by the children became essential components in the worship.

June Doodle

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Thank you Sir James!

Sir James Dyson has generously donated a vacuum cleaner to the church. It will certainly make our job much easier and more efficient.
If you are interested in helping to care for our beautiful church, please give me a ring. It is not a big commitment.

Ruth Tel. 322285,

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Children's activity 28 June

Latest Doodle

Rather late in being posted - sorry!

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Songs for a Summer Evening

Songs for a Summer Evening on Friday 4 July at 7.30 pm

Easy listening music with the Banovallum Singers, including the Beatles song, ‘If I Fell in Love with You’, and spirituals such as ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’ and ‘Down by the Riverside’ as well as the old favourite, ‘Wraggle Taggle Gypsies’
Enjoy the music, with strawberries and cream and a complimentary glass of wine in the interval, all included. In aid of church repairs.
Tickets £7 (£2 for children under 16) from Nocton Post Office, or phone Ann Kennedy (01526 322739)