New president for club and other Neighbourhood News

A new president of Boston Millennium Probus Club has been welcomed into the role.
There has abeen a change at the top for the Boston Millennium Probus Club.There has abeen a change at the top for the Boston Millennium Probus Club.
There has abeen a change at the top for the Boston Millennium Probus Club.

Later, members enjoyed a talk by Mike Peberdy; titled Boston Big Dig, it saw him shed light on many aspects of the town’s past.


* Prize bingo

Prize bingo will be held in the Public Hall on Friday, January 17.

Doors open at 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

There will be a raffle and refreshments.

* Messy Church

Messy Church resumes in the church hall following its Christmas break on Friday, January 17.

Doors open at 3.30pm for crafts, stories, songs, and a buffet tea.

The theme of the meeting is The Parable of the Prodigal Son.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission is free, but donations will be welcome.

* Christian Unity

Gosberton and District Churches will hold a special service to mark Christian Unity Week at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, in Gosberton, on Sunday, January 19, at 3pm.

It will take the form of a Christingle service with proceeds going towards The Children’s Society.

The Rev Rosemary Goddard will be the speaker.

A meeting of the group took place in the Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon.

It was presided over by the vicar of Gosberton, the Rev Ian Walters.

Opening prayers were led by Archbishop Douglas Lewins.

It was reported that the Advent service had been well-attended, and that the Duke of York carol service in aid of Centrepoint Outreach, the Boston-based homelessness charity, had been a success – thanks were expressed to Sue Goodenough and Phil Britain for their hospitality.

A number of dates for the diary were discussed. The Good Friday Walk of Witness will start at St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 10.30am, finishing at the Baptist Church for coffee and hot cross buns at about noon.

It was decided that instead of having a service for Christian Aid, the churches would hold a united coffee morning.

The GCAT (Gosberton Community Action Team) summer fair, meanwhile, will be held on Sunday, June 14, attendees heard.

The meeting also saw the Rev Frances Ballantyne give an update on Churches Together in Spalding.

The Rev Frances Ballantyne closed the session with prayer.

The next meeting of the group will be held at the Baptist Church on Thursday, April 16, at 2.30pm.

* Book club

The village’s book club will hold its next session in the Public Hall on Monday, January 20, from 9.30-11.30am.

The cost of an annual subscription is £2, with coffee priced at 50p.

For more information, email [email protected]

* Ladies Circle

Gosberton Ladies Circle resumed on Thursday following a break for Christmas.

Katie Howling spoke on the subject of reflexology and gave a demonstration featuring two members of the circle.

She was welcomed by Belinda Taylor.

Refreshments were served afterwards.


* Plough service

St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church held a plough service on Sunday.

The vicar, the Rev Ian Walters, conducted the service, which was attended by 42 people.

It involved the blessing of the plough, with responses from farmers Brian Tidswell, Peter Berridge, and David Dickinson.

Afterwards, a ploughman’s supper was provided by Marion and David Dickinson, Belinda and Stephanie Darby, Frances Mantle, Kirstie Berridge, and Jane Tidswell.

Donations went to church funds.

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