Corby Glen Youth Club: January 2016

It was lovely to see so many young people back after the Christmas break. We are busier than ever with 15-20 children attending each session.

We are open 7-9 pm Friday evenings at the Church Street Rooms, for children aged 10 years and above. (We are closed the last Friday of each month.) Entry £2, refreshments available.

Can you help us?

Do you have a games console or a computer that you would like to donate or sell to this very worthwhile cause? Also, any unwanted games for the Wii (age appropriate), please?

If you have any ideas for fund raising, we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for local businesses to sponsor t-shirts and a banner for the Youth Club. Please get in touch if you are interested.

If you can help, please contact Sam on 07967 098019.

Sam, Lou and Ann

An Evening of Music from Smuggler Jack

To help raise funds for the Mangochi Community Initiative for Self Reliance (see below), on Saturday 27th February in Swayfield Village Hall at 7.30pm we have an evening of great music from Smuggler Jack (Father Andy Hawes’ group), a raffle, refreshments and a cash bar.

Tickets priced £10 are available from Jenny Geeson on Swayfield 0371.

Continue reading “An Evening of Music from Smuggler Jack”

Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund: January News

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the Christmas Tree Fund in 2015. We had a great year of fundraising events, and The Big Lunch, Sheep Fair, Christmas Fair, Christmas Party, Rounders Day, Wrapping and Packing Night and Christmas Eve. We were lucky enough to have fantastic support from local businesses and residents who’ve helped us raise an amazing £3,000 this year.

Without the great work of the committee, local businesses and volunteers, which is growing into a fantastic team, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a magical Christmas Eve and Christmas Party for all the children, so Thank You. This year we had an incredible 140 presents to hand out and 50 hampers to deliver. Great achievements for the volunteers that made this happen.

Thank you for the lovely letters we’ve had about the hampers; thanks to the playgroup, kidz club and parents – the children did a fantastic job of decorating the boxes this year.

Let’s hope 2016 is just as successful for the Christmas Tree Fund. If you would like to join us, have any ideas or feedback then we would love to hear from you.

Once again thank you for all your support in 2015 – let’s see what 2016 has in stall for us! Watch out on all the boards, facebook, the Link and posters around the village for the events in 2016. We will keep you as up to date as possible.

We’ve been supporting the Parish Council in getting the funding application for the new and revamped Play Park. Both applications have been handed in – now it’s just a waiting game so fingers crossed!

If we get the funding, then we have to try to raise £2,000 as part of the project in getting the WREN funding. If you can help or know of any way in helping us raise this money then we would love to hear from you. This is only if we get the funding we have to raise this money and it needs to be before June 2016 in hope to have the new play park in 2016.

Please contact us about anything on Corby Glen 0690

Lent Study Course

During Lent there will be five stand-alone study sessions that will provide an opportunity for people to come together and share in a time of Bible study, reflection and discussion.

The sessions are designed in such a way that you can attend all five of them, or you can just choose the ones that most appeal to you.

The Lent Study Course will run twice each week:

  • 11am on Wednesday mornings (17, 24 February; 2, 9, 16 March)
  • 7.30pm on Thursday evenings (18, 25 February; 3, 10, 17 March)

All of the sessions will be at
The Rectory, Mussons Close, Corby Glen.

The topics under consideration will be:

  • What Christians believe
  • Knowing Jesus
  • Growing in the Scriptures
  • Growing in prayer
  • Living the Christian life

We will be marking the beginning of Lent with two services of Holy Communion:

  • St John’s Church, Corby Glen at 10am on Ash Wednesday, 10 February
  • St Nicholas’ Church, Swayfield at 7.30pm on Ash Wednesday, 10 February

Before each Wednesday morning Lent Study session there will be a short service of Holy Communion for those who would like to come together in worship before joining in fellowship and study.

Revd Stephen Buckman


Celebrations for HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday – April and June 2016

The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday this year. Queen Elizabeth is both the country’s longest reigning and the oldest monarch, and celebrations are planned around the country to mark her 90th birthday on Thursday, 21st April, and over the weekend of her ‘official birthday’, with street parties on Sunday, 12th June.

Lighting Corby’s Beacon – 21st April

We have been invited by the Pageantmaster for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons to include Corby Glen’s beacon in the chain of beacons to be lit across the country on 21st April, with the Queen lighting the Principle Beacon first.

This will be the third occasion our beacon has been lit: the first was for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and the most recent was for the 70th anniversary of VE Day in May last year. Further details to follow.

Big Lunch and Street Party – 12th June

On 12th June, an enormous street party will be held on The Mall in London, with 10,000 guests joined by the Queen. Street parties will be held across the country at the same time, and the annual Big Lunch event has been timed to be on the same day.

Corby Glen will be joining in with our own HM Queen’s Street Party and Big Lunch. Again, more details to follow!

There will be more to announce as arrangements progress. For now, make a note in your diaries!

Steve Honeywood

Corby Glen Playgroup: January 2016

This term at Playgroup is quite a short one, but it does not stop the staff and children from packing in lots of learning and developing opportunities and doing fun things.

The children are practising movements and singing for the end of term production where they will be entertaining their families with the songs and rhymes that they are learning. We are looking at and learning both new and traditional songs and rhymes. The Playgroup will also be holding a cake raffle on the day of the production.

We have welcomed in some new children to Playgroup and they are starting to settle in, make friends and have fun, and it’s lovely to have the new children in this setting.

If you would like any information about the Playgroup, please don’t hesitate to come up and see us.

Also if you would like to join the committee please drop us an email on

Choir Practices in February for The Jesus Story

We will need a few rehearsals to remind ourselves of the music for The Jesus Story, and I would like to encourage other singers to join us. For the Grantham and hopefully Edenham performances there will be also singers and instrumentalists from Harrowby Lane Methodist Church, Grantham.

The rehearsals are a mixture of dates beginning in February at Corby Glen Methodist Church, starting at 7.30pm.

New singers are very welcome – and you don’t have to be able to read music!

If you would like to join us, please keep these dates free and let me know your availability:

February Wed. 3, Tues. 9, Wed. 17, Tues, 23

Janet Roberts. Tel. Corby Glen 0374

The Jesus Story Continues!

The exciting biblical story of Jesus Christ has been retold in 18 songs with narration, in a new musical entitled The Jesus Story. The musical was written by Richard Rice-Oxley, now a retired priest living in Swinstead, South Lincs. The first performances, given by a local choir and musicians in Swayfield and Corby Glen, were warmly received by packed audiences.

We have been invited to perform The Jesus Story again in 2016:

  • GRANTHAM Methodist Church, Harrowby Lane, Friday 18 March at 7.30p.m.
  • EDENHAM Village Hall,
    Sunday 20 March at 4.00p.m.
  • MORTON Church, Saturday 25 June, time t.b.c.

More details are on the website:


Village Talks, Irnham

The final talk before Christmas 2015 was given by Chris Allan. He spoke of his time as a Royal Naval officer serving in HM submarines and entertained us with stories and events of this part of his career. He also explained the ‘workings’ of a submarine and gave us a flavour of life at sea during the Cold War years. It was a most interesting and informative talk.

Jill and Ken Orrell have plans for three further talks in the Spring. The first will be about the involvement of a former Irnham resident, Dick Salmon, in the BRM Grand Prix racing team. The talk will be given by Colin Gibson.