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

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: rev-rice-oxley.uk

 

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.

Swayfield Coffee Corner February 2016

Why don’t you believe me?
I’ve told you this before,
When you’ve been to Coffee Corner,
You’ll soon be back for more!

With chairs and tables all laid out,
And cups and saucers clinking –
“How much will this cost me?”
You’ll be excused for thinking.

Just one pound – no more, no less,
I’ll say this very clearly,
For as much as you can drink and eat,
You’re welcome – most sincerely!

Come on over and you will find great coffee, plenty of biscuits and treats, good company and lots of chat in the warm, comfortable environment of Swayfield’s Village Hall.

No raffles or other distractions and your £1 buys you unlimited coffee, tea and nibbles. A perfect opportunity for you to meet old friends, make new ones. Whether you are young or not so young, from the Village or wherever – you can be sure of a warm welcome.

The dates for February are Friday 5 and 19 from 10.30 till noon. So what are you waiting for? Just grab your hat and coat and come over.

I look forward to seeing you soon – Marilyn

See: www.swayfield-village-groups@webeden.co.uk

Corby Glen Local History Society

The January meeting of the Local History Society will be on Friday 29th at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

The subject for the evening due to unforeseen circumstances has now changed from what we announced in our programme in September, and we welcome Mill Manager Jim Bailey coming along to give a talk on Heckington Windmill, which was originally booked for April.

The slide show from our Archive will now be in April, so please make a note in your diaries so as not to miss this popular evening.

For any further information please contact myself
on Corby 0799.

Andrew Fruin

Swayfield Coffee Corner

Christmas is over,
The New Year’s begun,
The weather is cold
But it’s time to have fun.

If you fancy a biscuit,
Or maybe a cake,
A cup of fresh coffee –
I bet you can’t wait.

You know where to head for,
You’ve been there before,
There’s plenty of chatter
And laughter galore.

That’s right – Coffee Corner,
At your Village Hall.
Get there quite early
And you’ll have a Ball!

We can’t wait to see you,
To give you good cheer
And to welcome you in
With – “A Happy New Year!”

You will find great coffee, plenty of biscuits and treats, good company and lots of chat in the warm, comfortable environment of Swayfield’s Village Hall.

There are no raffles or other distractions and your £1 buys you unlimited coffee, tea and nibbles. A perfect opportunity for you to meet old friends, make new ones. Whether your young or not so young, from the Village or wherever – you can be sure of a warm welcome.

The dates for January are Friday 8th and 22nd from 10.30 am till noon. So what are you waiting for? Just grab your hat and coat and come over.

I look forward to seeing you soon –

Marilyn

Church services etc

This calendar shows the regular daily, weekly and one-off services and events held in local churches in Corby Glen, Irnham, Swayfield, Burton-le-Coggles, Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe.…

Little Stars

Come along to our exciting new Mums & Tots Group, starting:

Tuesday 12th January 2016
9.30 am – 11 am
at The Church Street Rooms
Church Street, Corby Glen, NG33 4NJ

Craft & Creativity … messy play!
Lots of FUN & PLAYING!!!
Make new friends!
Rhyme & music time
Learning through play

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