Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Remembrance Service

Spires Federation
Digby Church of England, Dunston St Peter’s Church of England & Nocton Community Primary Schools
Executive Headteacher: Mr G Boyall

Dear Parents/Carers/Friends


Remembrance Assembly

A school assembly will be held in Nocton Church on Friday 11 November 2016, for Remembrance Day. The assembly will commence at 10.30 am. You are welcome to come along and join us, together with family and friends.

British Legion Poppy Appeal 2016

Our school is supporting the British Legion Poppy Appeal 2016.

This year along with the normal poppy badges, we have a selection of children’s poppy items, including snap wrist rulers, friendship bracelets, small boxes of crayons, reflector poppies and wrist bands. If you wish to purchase any of these, British Legion suggest a donation of £1.00 for bracelets and snap rulers and 50p for wristbands, reflectors and pencils.

Donations go towards a wide range of services and support for our veterans, serving personnel and their families.

Kind regards

H Bunting (Mrs)
Deputy Headteacher, Nocton Community Primary School

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Dangerous gravestones

Many of the gravestones in Nocton churchyard are potentially unsafe and a few are in significant danger of falling. If anyone can help locate the families of the people on the linked document, please contact me or the Rector, Lorna Brabin-Smith, on 01522 794868. If we are unable to arrange with the families for the gravestones to be secured, we will apply for permission to move them. Thanks for your help - you will appreciate that moving the headstones is a last resort so we would really like to work with the families to get this sorted.


Update on Macmillan coffee morning

Latest news - the final total raised was £310.  Didn't you do well!  Thanks again to everyone who supported this.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Reflection day for Advent

Advent will be here sooner than we think...

Oddfellows' service 9 October

Some of you may have wondered why the bells were ringing on Sunday afternoon - others may have seen the procession from the Village Hall to the church and wondered what that was about.  One young resident who saw us was particularly impressed, judging from the reaction...

We were delighted to welcome the Institute of Oddfellows (Lincoln & Boston District) to All Saints for a service to celebrate the return of the refurbished Oddfellows' banner (actually a flag) which hangs on the wall of the south aisle.  This was becoming very delapidated and has now been expertly restored by Sheila Landi at Burghley House.  The Oddfellows have contributed generously to the cost of this and it seemed right to invite them to see the restored flag.

The procession was led by our verger, Ann Kennedy, carrying the virge (the Mace of State seen in use at the opening of Parliament is a rather grander virge but essentially the same thing).  Next came the crucifer, Liz Murray, carrying the processional cross (polished for the occasion).  Following Liz came our Rector, Lorna Brabin-Smith, followed by the Oddfellows, including the current Provincial Grand Master, Brother Dennis Spikings, three past Provincial Grand Masters (Brother Derek Green, Sister Ann Jebson and Brother George Stanhope) and a past Grand Master of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, Brother Keith Adamson.

Photos and video clips of the flag and the procession can be seen using the link below.  All images courtesy of Peter Murray.


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Macmillan coffee morning

Thanks to everyone who came to this and to those who provided cakes - I hope no one had an upset stomach from my offering... The event was a great success and it was lovely to see everyone, especially residents of The Cottage Residential Care Home, who have an amazing appetite for cake!  We raised over £250 for Macmillan.  See you all next year!