We have just started a small thrift shop in St Mary’s Church to raise funds to help with maintenance and repairs. If you have any spare items you would like to donate please bring them to the Church and leave them at the back for sorting.
Please avoid books (which are welcome in the telephone box / book exchange) and electricals, as we are not able to have them PAT tested. If you would like to buy something, there’s a box in the aisle to put your donation in. Continue reading →
All welcome to the Kirkby and Roughton Plant Sale on Saturday May 18th, 10am to 12 noon, in Roughton Parish Hall. Refreshments available.
Donations of plants will be gratefully received from 9.00 am at the hall on the day of sale. The event is in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain. Continue reading →
Following the recent TV programme about Ethel Major, hanged for murdering her husband in 1934, Ethel’s cousin Jill Brown, who brought this story to the attention of the BBC and appeared in the programme, has kindly shared her thoughts with us:
I thought it might be of interest to your readers to give a little more background to our family’s connection to Ethel Major (Nee Brown) and how I became involved in the program.
Although I now live in Kent on the South Coast my parents and wider family are from Lincolnshire and I still have many relations living there (many Brown’s!) My mother’s family were from Grimsby and my father born in South Willingham one of 6 children to Tom and Alice Brown. Grandad being a tenant farmer lived in various places around the county. My father gradually moved south due to work spending his last 50 years in St. Albans in Hertfordshire, despite that Lincolnshire was always where his heart was. Sadly my father passed away in 2017 and his wish was for his ashes to be scattered at Croxby Crossroads with other family members, back to his roots. Continue reading →
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.
The Parochial Church Council has decided with regret to close St. Mary’s Church from next Monday, following a spate of behaviour which has escalated from minor childish nuisance to an unacceptable level. Last Monday evening the Church Warden discovered that a member of the public had entered the church and defaced the main carpet in the aisle. Subsequent attempts to remove the graffiti having proved unsuccessful, the carpet will need replacement. The police will now be informed. If you have information about this incident, please let us know.
Despite this general closure, the Churches Festival commemorating those who fell in the first and second world wars will go ahead this weekend. Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday 8th – 9th September from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available.
You are invited to a cream tea this Sunday (June 24) at Roughton Village Hall, from 3 to 5pm. Proceeds to St Mary’s Church. Expect delicious traditional refreshment, good company and prizes! Continue reading →