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
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.
The Parish Council is considering a planning application to carry out alterations at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Kirkby on Bain LN10 6GD to provide a stone guard on the east elevation windows.