Reviews – 2015

Carol Service December 2015

Photographs: Terry Brignall.

Winter Fayre – November 2015
“The St Nicholas Winter fayre raised over £800 on Saturday, 21st November 2015.
Photos show Doreen and Sonya on the cake stall selling to customers who could buy slices of cake to eat on the premises or to take home. Tea, juice and mulled wine were available for punters from John’s stall and the usual games for the children, plus the tombola, gave excitement to those taking part. The Whiskey Wheel was a game most people wanted to be lucky at to win that prize. Rosie and Heather were at the tombola stall and had varied prizes for us all to win. Some people just enjoyed a sit down whilst conversing with those around them. The atmosphere was so convivial during the afternoon and people left with a smile on their face having enjoyed the happy time spent walking amongst the stalls selling crafts, produce, gifts and games. Well done everyone.”

Author: Joan Meiklejohn
Photographs: Terry Brignall.

Summer Songs of Praise on Glatton Green

Outdoor Service 2015There was human song as well as bird song on Glatton Green, Sunday morning, 19th July 2015.
The members of St Nicholas church held worship outside with seven hymns chosen by those assembled, plus a sermon by Rev Imogen Falvey and led by our Rector, Rosie Ward.
Pam Tuplin played her portable keyboard organ and guitar music was strummed by Joan Meiklejohn and Rosie Ward.
We enjoyed the different venue with the blue sky and sunshine beaming down on us.

Author: Joan Meiklejohn
Photograph: Terry Brignall.

Glatton Village Fete & Family Fun Day – 30th May 2015

This years event was a combined effort by St Nicholas’ Church, Glatton and Glatton Village Hall. Until now the Fete had been a church undertaking, with last years D-Day Celebrations in June being an exception. The organising committee were determined to make this years event a real fun day for all the family; hence the title Fete & Family Fun Day. The format worked very well with the usual variety of games and food & drink stalls, bouncy castle and even “stocks”!

There was almost continuous activity throughout the afternoon with some hilarious (and frankly rediculous), Celebrity Juice-type games hosted be non other than Keith Lemonade aka, Terry Brignall. Contestants donned a cape and phantom of the opera mask and sung a few lines from the Phantom, aided by a gulp of helium, others put their bare foot into a wellie filled with custard, jelly, feathers, spaghetti, baked beans, rice crispies & milk or any other “yuk” content! It was hilarious to see children competing in the “Space Hopper Grab” game collecting and wearing props along their way. Children took part in a sack race, an egg & spoon race and a Space Hopper race, all proving quite a spectacle and great fun.

Adam, Carl and Teresa Stretton ran a wonderful and very popular “Companion Dog Show” with prizes for “waggiest tail”, “best 4 legs”, “dog most like their owner” and others.

All in all, it was a very pleasant afternoon, aided by lots of warm sunshine, with plenty to eat & drink and lots to watch. Many people took part in the setting up and clearing away for which the organising committee are very grateful. The division of takings was agreed beforehand and after all expenses were deducted, £1,022-48 went to St Nicholas Church and £550-56 went to Glatton Village Hall. A terrific effort all round, very well done to everyone involved but especially to Helen Ford, Jane Jones, Terry Brignall, Owen Williams and Adam and Carl Stretton. Thanks also to Paul Cole for taking and supplying the wonderful photos that capture the spirit and the fun of the day.

Author: Terry Brignall
Photos: Paul Cole

St. Nicholas Roof  Thanksgiving Service – 17th May 2015
Last Sunday afternoon, worshippers at St Nicholas Church celebrated the completion of the new roof in a joyful Thanksgiving Service.
Rev Rosie Ward led the service; Rev Imogen Falvey did the Intercessions; Archdeacon Hugh McCurdy preached the sermon and Mrs Pam Tuplin played the church organ to accompany four hymns of praise.
Shirley and Roger Dewar were thanked by the Archdeacon on behalf of the community for all the work they had done applying for permissions and grants towards the cost of the new roof plus overseeing the work of the roof repairs.
After the service, people gathered in the Village Hall to enjoy afternoon tea and conversation.
Thank you, everyone, who participated in the service and prepared tea and cakes.
Author: Joan Micklejohn.

St Nicholas Plant Sale – 9th May 2015
The Plant sale held on the Village Green made £740 towards church funds and the roof repairs. Very many thanks to all who worked so hard to make this event such a success.

St Nicholas Quiz Night – 7th March 2015
Last Saturday 87 people gathered in the Village Hall for the annual church Quiz night. The fire glowed, the hall was packed as the teams competed for the prize of being top team. We all enjoyed a delicious meal half way through thanks to lots of generous cooks in the village. After an evening of fun we had raised over £1000 for the church. As the roof has been found to be in a worse state than we thought every penny is needed to complete the task.
So a big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the event.
Author: Shirley Dewar.

St Nicholas New Year Lunch – 4th January 2015
A huge thank you to all who supported the New Year lunch last week. The roaring fire warmed us whilst we enjoyed the beautiful roast pork and all the trimmings. This was followed by a tremendous selection of deserts. We raised £900 before expenses which were very few, so thank you to everyone who cooked and attended.
Author: Shirley Dewar
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