Ride and Stride 2018

Image courtesy John Dudley

On behalf of Betty Dixon:

On September 8th our doughty cyclists braved the elements once again to ride from church to church in aid of the annual Lincolnshire Churches’ Trust. This year they managed to raise £361. Thanks go to all the riders and their sponsors.          Continue reading

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Dads to ride a hundred miles for school nature reserve

Two Dads of children attending the Kirkby on Bain Primary School have volunteered to complete a 100 mile sponsored bike ride on 16th October to raise money to further enhance the school’s nature reserve and to boost opportunities for all pupils to enjoy outdoor learning.

Mr Cassell and Mr Eke have planned a route that visits 18 Lincolnshire nature reserve sites, reflecting the reason for raising the money. They are riding a mile for every pupil in school and you can support them via their Just Giving page. Continue reading

Cameo Club report: August 2018

CAMEO REPORT AUG/SEPT MEETINGS 2018

Due to our August speaker having to postpone till next year, September ‘s programme was brought forward so Dinah Ward came to give us ‘Decorating and Eating Cupcakes’ in August which went down deliciously well with all.

To fill the gap in September Misty happily came along to set us a quiz challenge which was varied and stretched us to the full. As last year the general knowledge quiz made an interesting change to the normal speaker and allowed all our competitive instincts to surface in teams of 4/5. Results:      Continue reading

Festival welcomes over 150 visitors to St Marys, Kirkby on Bain

This weekend 158 visitors came along to St Marys Church to admire our community’s contribution to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival. The Church was transformed in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Feedback was very complimentary and many visitors commented on the transformation of the church and the individual displays, all donated and arranged by parishioners. There was special praise for the idea to feature over a thousand knitted poppies, both red and white. This morning children and teachers from the primary school took a break from the classroom to see what can be achieved by a dedicated and creative community team.

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Parish Council Meeting: September 2018

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday September 6th in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm. As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

Items scheduled for the meeting include: Continue reading

Horncastle and villages Churches Festival Weekend

Welcome to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival – a celebration of a rich architecture and heritage, of beautiful tranquillity and spirituality. This year many of our churches will be paying special tribute to those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.

Every church has a story to tell, and at St Mary’s the focus  will be on the the village during the Great War. Visitors are invited to view the war memorial stained glass window unveiled on Trinity Sunday, 30th May 1926, flower arrangements, and special displays including over 500 knitted poppies, a World War One book collection and other memorabilia.

Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday 8th – 9th September from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available.           Continue reading

Village Picnic 2018

In the words of W. Somerset Maugham “There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort”

No cucumber unsliced, no camp chair unfolded, no pop bottle uncorked at the first Kirkby on Bain village picnic last Saturday afternoon (August 18). At 1.45, the school field looked just like any other day, except for some bunting, a table and a couple of chairs, but within an hour or so about thirty villagers, undaunted by the KoB wasp brigade, were happily tucking in to traditional English picnic grub and chatting to friends and neighbours.

The idea, suggested by Margaret Dewrance, was inspired by a similar event in a French village a few years ago. It had a lot going for it – no complicated arrangements or red tape, just bring your own picnic and spend a pleasant afternoon in good company. We were lucky though – the sun came out just on time after an overcast morning.

Since we packed up our empty picnic baskets, we have had some really good feedback on this initiative, and even a welcome offer of an alternative venue for next year, so it looks like the event is set to become a local tradition. Continue reading