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6th Season of the Saturday Cafe


Saturday, July 01, 2017 - Saturday, September 02, 2017 - Utterby St Andrew - Other

Starting on Saturday, 1st July 2017, and then every Saturday until 2nd September 2017, The Saturday café is held in Utterby Village Hall (on the A16) between 10am and 1pm.

Coffee, tea, bacon baps and homemade cakes and pastries.

Proceeds for St Andrews Church.

Dates and times: Saturday, 1st July until Saturday, 2nd September 2017 (10am until 1pm)

Contact information:  E: info@utterbychurch.co.uk
T: 01472 84 07 02 (Secretary)

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The story of Anne Boleyn


Friday, July 28, 2017 - Navenby St Peter - Other

Friday, 28th July (7.30pm). A re-enactment of the story of Anne Boleyn, presented in Graffoe Parish by Lesley Smith of Tutbury Castle, in St Peter’s Church, Navenby (LN5 0EG).

Tickets (£15, including refreshments) may be obtained from Beth Devonald, 21 Blind Lane, Coleby LN5 0AL. (T: 01522 81 00 30; E: devonald@btinternet.com). Please make cheques payable to ‘Graffoe PCC’ and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Dates and times: Friday, 28th July (7.30pm)

Contact information:  Tickets (£15, including refreshments) may be obtained from:
Beth Devonald, 21 Blind Lane, Coleby LN5 0AL
T: 01522 81 00 30
E: devonald@btinternet.com
(Please make cheques payable to ‘Graffoe PCC’ and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.)

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Open Art Studio


Saturday, July 29, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Martin Holy Trinity - Other

A chance to visit a local artist and have an informal chat.

There will be a wide variety of artwork on show (mostly figurative) that includes watercolours, oils, pastels and ink drawings. Subjects include wildlife, local scenes, and flowers.

Interested in painting and/or drawing yourself? Ask about workshops, local art groups, and demonstrations.

For details of future exhibitions please email brendacrouch@hotmail.com

Dates and times: The weekend of Saturday, 29th July - Sunday, 30th July 2017 (10am-5pm) both days.
Wheelchair accessible, one step up to the WC. Refreshments. Dogs on a lead please.

Contact information:  Brenda Crouch
E: brendacrouch@hotmail.com
T: 01526 37 86 34

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From Blaby to Bethlehem


Friday, August 04, 2017 - Grantham St Anne - Concert/recital/play

From Blaby to Bethlehem - a story of a dramatic life
Created and performed by David Shenton, Priest and Prattler
at St Anne's Church, Harrowby Road, Grantham

Friday, 4th August 2017 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £7.50 in advance; £8 on the door.

Please call 01476 57 05 42 for information and tickets.

Dates and times: Friday, 4th August 2017 at 7.30pm

Contact information:  Please contact the parish office on 01476 57 05 42
Email: trinityparishoffice.ljm52@gmail.com or trinityvicardavid@gmail.com

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Family Film Show - 11th August 2017


Friday, August 11, 2017 - Saxilby St Botolph - Other

Family Film Show - showing 'Zootropolis', a 'great film for adults and children alike'.
To be held in Saxilby Church Hall on Friday, 11th August 2017 at 2pm.
Ticket entry: £3

Dates and times: Friday, 11th August 2017 at 2pm

Contact information:  Please order tickets from David Turner
T: 01522 70 21 74

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St Mary's Broughton and England's other Anglo-Saxon churches


Friday, August 18, 2017 - Broughton St Mary - Other

We're pleased to host a free lecture by Dr Kevin Leahy, FSA, MCIfA, Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

Kevin's lectures are always very informative and there's always something new to learn!

Entry is free and there will be light refreshments to follow.

Contact information:  The Revd David Eames (Rector)
E: rev.eames@gmail.com

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Magical Tea Party


Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Saxilby St Botolph - Other

A Magical Tea Party is to be held at Saxilby Church Hall and grounds on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 (3-5pm).

'A treat for the whole family', entry is £2 for juniors (11 years and under) and £4 for all others (pay on entry).

Dates and times: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 (3-5pm)

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Late Summer Concert


Saturday, September 02, 2017 - Langton SS Peter And Paul - Concert/recital/play

Early evening concert by Piers Adams (recorders) and David Wiiight (harpsichord) of Red Priest, the world-famous recorder group taking its name from Antonio Vivaldi.

Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil.

The programme will include works by an eclectic array of mainly classical composers, and will be perfomred in Red Priest's unique and hugely entertaining style which will appeal to all ages, from young children to seasoned serious classical music lovers. See http://www.piersadams.com/red-priest/

Followed by drinks and canapes in the candlelit Georgian church

Suggested donation: £15 in advance or £16.50 on the door

Dates and times: Saturday, 2nd September 2017 at 6.30pm

Contact information:  David Douglas
T: 01790 75 36 49
E: webmaster@langton-by-spilsby.org.uk

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Horncastle and villages Open Churches Weekend


Saturday, September 09, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017 - Horncastle St Mary - Other

A weekend of celebration as all 54 churches in Horncastle Deanery open their doors to the public. When the pace of liefe is so rushed, why not take time out, step into our little part of the world and experience the offerings that all our wonderful churches have to give. From quiet churches to exhibitions of wedding gowns, bells ringing and organ recitals and so much more.

Dates and times: Each church will open at different times. Please see brochure for details.

Contact information:  Linda Patrick
T: 01507 52 79 05

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Sponsored Bike, Ride and Stride


Saturday, September 09, 2017 - Holbeach All Saints - Other

The Lincolnshire Churches Trust are holding their annual Bike Ride and Stride, which covers the whole of Lincolnshire and many of the churches open their doors to visitors, with some offering refreshments.

People are encouraged to travel between churches, being sponsored for each church they visit, and this can be done by walking, cycling, running or by mobility scooter, and it does not matter if you only visit two churches!

Any proceeds are then spilt between your chosen church and the Trust.

(Although this event is listed here under Holbeach, All Saints, this event is diocese-wide.)

Dates and times: Saturday, 9th September 2017 (10am to 6pm)

Contact information:  Sarah Roberts
M: 07760 46 80 52
E: roberts.sarahm@gmail.com

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Grand Quiz


Friday, September 15, 2017 - Utterby St Andrew - Other

Grand Quiz in Utterby Village Hall
Tables of six
£7 ticket per person (includes refreshments)
Donation bar

Dates and times: Friday, 15th September 2017 (7.30pm)

Contact information:  Jacqui and Alan Woodward
T: 01472 84 14 72

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Langton Summer Concerts


Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Langton SS Peter And Paul - Concert/recital/play

Éolienne Wind Quintet
Rosie Bowker – Flute; Chris Hatton – Clarinet; Grace Warren – Oboe
Chihiro Kashiwakura – Bassoon; Siân Collins – Horn


Giuseppe Maria Cambini Wind Quintet No 1 in B flat minor
Eugène Bozza Trois Pièces pour une Musique de Nuit
Paul Taffanel Wind Quintet
Samuel Barber Summer Music for Wind Quintet
Carl Nielsen Quintet Op. 43
Malcolm Arnold Sea Shanties

Followed by drinks and canapés in the candlelit church.


Suggested donations (£15 in advance or £16.50 on the door) to 'Langton with Sutterby PCC'
c/o Langton Cottage, Langton, Spilsby PE23 4PU

BACS payment available - please ask for details


The prizewinning quintet is formed of current students and post-graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is building an important reputation throughout UK.

Dates and times: Saturday, 17th September 2016 at 6.30 pm
Langton Church, Langton by Spilsby PE23 4PU

Contact information:  T: 01790 753 649/01790 753 561
E: david@douglases.net

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Scarecrow Festival and Harvest Celebration


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Old Clee Holy Trinity/St Mary The Virgin - Harvest festival

Saturday, 23rd September – Sunday, 24th September 2017

Saturday open from 10am–4pm, with refreshments and activities in the church hall.

Sunday at 10.15am: Harvest Festival Communion Service, presided over by the Bishop of Grimsby, and then church open until 4pm. Drinks available in church.

Dates and times: Saturday, 23rd September 2017: 10am–4pm

Sunday, 24th September 2017: Harvest Festival Communion Service from 10.15am, with the church then open until 4pm.

Contact information:  T: 01472 31 29 63

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Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits


Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Boston St Botolph - Concert/recital/play

Currently celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, keyboard player, songwriter and broadcaster, Rick Wakeman recently made chart history when his 'Piano Portraits' album became the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s Top 10.

Initially inspired by the unprecedented reaction to his performance of David Bowie’s 'Life On Mars' on BBC Radio 2 in early 2016, 'Piano Portraits' features instrumental versions of hits Wakeman originally performed on ('Space Oddity', 'Morning Has Broken' & 'Wonderous Stories') as well as others specifically chosen for their wonderful melodies, including 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Help' and 'Eleanor Rigby'.

He has also added a selection of some of his favourite classical pieces ('Berceuse', 'Clair de Lune' and 'Swan Lake').
The show will include at least eight of the pieces on the album, plus other musical surprises, and all will be interspersed with hilarious anecdotes from this well-known and accomplished raconteur.

Rick’s one-man shows are extremely popular and consistently sell out - a trend that looks likely to continue with the success of 'Piano Portraits'.

Dates and times: Thursday, 26th October 2017 from 7.30-10pm.

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Christmas Tree Festival


Saturday, December 09, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Freiston St James - Christmas event

This event is a Christmas Tree Festival featuring over 30 real Christmas trees decorated according to a theme. This year's theme is 'Once Upon A Time'. Each tree will be decorated by local schools, community groups and individuals, each tree depicting a well-known story.
Over the weekend we will have a Yuletide Craft & Gift Fayre in our church, with each stall offering different handmade crafts and gifts.
We provide entertainment thoughout the festival courtesy of schools, choirs, cheerleaders, etc.
Homemade refreshments are also available.

Dates and times: Saturday, 9th and Sunday, 10th December 2017 (10am until 4pm each day).

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