Christmas concert: Horncastle and District Choral Society

The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.

 

 

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Broadband update: Community Fibre Partnerships

Over the last few weeks John Dudley and I have been exploring this relatively new Openreach scheme which applies only to those who live and work in “remote” areas who cannot access the internet by fibre optical cable and who are not on an existing fast broadband rollout. We now appear to be in that category.

Put simply, the idea is that internet users in such areas should raise part of the initial costs of laying a fibre cable to the nearest telephone cabinet themselves. In our case this would mean a share of the costs of laying a cable from the nearest fibre-enabled cabinet at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane to our local cabinet opposite the Ebrington Arms, plus the necessary electronic equipment to handle the data.

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Christmas Coffee Morning

Saturday 18th November 10.00 am to 12 noon at Roughton Parish Hall. Christmas Stall Gifts, Books, Cards, Tombola, £1 Mystery parcels, Raffle, Cakes. All welcome – come along – enjoy a coffee and pick up a bargain from our stalls.

In aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain

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Ride and Stride 2017: update

This year’s event in support of Lincolnshire’s finest buildings raised £530. This sum is divided equally between St Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and the Lincolnshire Churches Trust.

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Annual Ride and Stride bike ride

This year’s event in support of Lincolnshire’s finest buildings takes place on September 9th. The county is famous for its historic churches and it’s not too late to help preserve them by sponsoring someone you know to hit the lanes or cheer the riders on at our local churches on the day. If you would like to have ago yourself you can visit as many or as few churches as you like on the day, and it doesn’t matter whether you walk, run or cycle.  Full details here. Continue reading

Church fundraising results

From Hilda Kirwan,

The cream tea held on June  25th raised £150.50 for St.Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and the quiz night held on July 14th raised £125 shared equally between St. Mary’s Kirkby on Bain and St. Margaret’s Roughton. Many thanks to all those who came along to these two events.

Quiz Night

Picture credit: Keep Calm StudiosFrom John Dudley:

You are cordially invited to a quiz night in aid of Kirkby-on-Bain and Roughton Churches, to be held this Friday 14th July at 7:30pm in Roughton Parish Hall. Teams of 4, £3 per head. Refreshments included.

To enter phone Hilda 01526 354440 or Maureen 01526 354546