News and Events June 2017

I live in Newport Way, Ufford and about 3 weeks ago, just on the corner of Newport Way and Marholm Road,
I found what I think is an engagement ring.
Someone out there must be very distressed at having lost it.
Please get in touch if you’ve lost a ring in Ufford recently.
Mhorag Oakley  07740 799 536

Do you suffer with nagging back pain, sciatica, a weak bladder, stiff joints? Do you want to feel younger and have more energy? Then maybe it’s time to consider Pilates
Pilates is fantastic form of exercise. It strengthens your back, improves your stomach tone,provides a stronger foundation for flexibility giving greater range of motion and sharpens mental focus.
So why Pilates? Why is it so effective? Conventional gym exercise concentrates on the large muscle groups, legs, chest, arms etc. This is like building a house without solid foundations, and back pain is the crack in the walls caused by poor foundations. Pilates concentrates on building the bodies foundations first, more commonly known as core muscles, which creates better posture, greater mobility, and ultimately a stronger body.
This enables the body to be at it’s strongest helping you to enjoy daily activities and sport with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury, thats why Pilates is a critical part of any training regimen and practised by elite athletes
I’ve been a Pilates advocate since I was 27 and I have had the privilege of working with so many populations from non exercises, cyclists, runners, pre/post natal.
I create a program of pilates suited to your needs and ability and ensure a safe, informative environment to ensure you get the body you deserve.
I run classes at the Reading Room in Bainton and provide one-to-one or small groups in the comfort of your own home.
Nichola Smith 07493338345

Bainton and Ashton pub night
The next pub night is on Friday  June  9th- Courtesy of  Matt and Jo Durand’s- Springfield House, 4 Meadow gate ,  Bainton
Normal pub night rules apply.  The dates for 2017 pub nights are listed below .  Volunteers still required for November 10th Pub night
July  14th -Courtesy of  Neil and Jean, Devonshire Cottage, Ashton
August  11th-- Courtesy of Peter and Brigitte-Orchards End, Ufford Road , Bainton
September  8th -Courtesy of  Rob and Anne, Cobleys Farm, Helpston Road,Bainton
October  13th- Courtesy of Columb and Mary, Church Lane, Bainton
November  10th
December  8th  -Courtesy of Martin and Susie, Gamekeepers Cottage, Ashton

The Buttercross Club
Our meeting on the 3rd May was an outing to Rasell’s Nurseries in Little Bytham. There were twenty-two of us and we set off from the Reading Room at 6pm for a 6:30 start. The displays of shrubs and flowers which the nurseries showcase in large and small pots and hanging baskets provide excellent examples of what can be achieved if one selects plants which complement each other. Indeed our evening began with an excellent talk by Claire Rasell about plants which go well together because of their colour and their structure. She advised us on the best kind of soil for growing the plants, the feeds to use and how frequently to water them. In addition she went through some garden plants and shrubs which would provide perfume. There was a “gardeners’ question time” at the end of the talk when Claire was able to supply advice to quite a few of us. After the talk we went to Rasell’s Tea House where we had tea/coffee and really delicious homemade cakes. We ended the evening by taking a look around the nurseries before we made our way back home.
DIARY DATES:- Our next meeting, on the 7th June, will start at the usual time of 7:45pm and is in Bainton Reading Room. It is a Midsummer Pudding Tasting ( with wine). Recipes will also be provided. 
On the 5th July we are going to the John Clare Cottage in Helpston. We have to be there for 6:30pm and you can either take your car or walk there ( which will mean an earlier set off time of course!) It will cost approx. £8 to include a talk, a tour and refreshments.

Barnack Bowls Club
All of the Stamford League teams are now involved in the Boor and Wainwright competition and to date, the Saxons have won both of their two games, the B team have won one of their two games and the Vikings have won two of their three games.  Each team has to play four games in all.
By June, the league games proper and the friendlies will be in full swing and we hope for a good season for everyone and of course warm weather instead of the cold nights we have so far experienced .
On Sunday, 4 June at 10 am, the triples internal competitions will take place. There will be a summer barbecue with Pimms and strawberries on Saturday, 10 June at 5pm. Make sure your name is on the list if you wish to come.  This event is replacing  the Chairman’s lunch held in previous years.  Finally, on Wednesday, 14 June,  our first Mid Week Gala will be held when teams from all over the area will be competing .
The winners for the 200 Club for May were:
61    Peter Holt    £25
71    Jennifer Hutchins    £15
19    Lynn Robinson    £10

Women’s Institute
At  our May meeting we had a Bake and Taste evening. We produced a range of savoury and sweet things which we photographed and cut up to taste and comment on. This was enjoyed by a  large number of the members.
We are then going to produce a recipe book.
On Thursday the 11th May we had a trip to Leicester to visit the Richard III museum.  We enjoyed a very interesting visit hearing about the war of the roses and King and his sons.. We then had lunch in the garden in nice sunshine giving us a rest before going on to the Cathedral. The Cathedral had the most wonderful flower decorations and kept us interested and then we visited the Guidhall. A very nice trip on the train.
On  June  13th we are having an art workshop  which  is being organised by members.

Barnack Flower Group
In May we enjoyed creating an arrangement in a basket with leadership from Sheila Bratley.
Our next workshop on Wednesday 7th June will be held in Barnack Village
Hall at 2pm Details of requirements for a line arrangement will be circulated.
Village Ladies
Our ‘Get-Together’ this month will be on 7 June at The Waggon & Horses, Langtoft, at 12.30 pm. Please let Joan know by 5 June if you would like to come, if you haven’t already done so.  (740 396)

Vacancy for a Clerk to
Southorpe Parish Council
If you are interested in this position, please contact the outgoing Clerk, Daphne Williams, The Old Dairy Barn, 01780 740511 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  The role requires attendance at four meetings a year, plus administrative support to the Parish Council; expenses are paid. All parish financial matters are dealt with by a separate Financial Officer. No previous experience in the role is required, and training and support are available.

Little Lambs Toddler Group takes place every Tuesday (in term time) in Barnack Village Hall from 10am-12pm.  Little Lambs meets on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June.
Little Lambs is for mums, dads, grandparents and carers with babies and toddlers from birth to 4 years.  Each session starts off with the hall set out with toys and games, a home play corner, tunnel and slide and rugs to sit on.  There’s always a great craft activity to share and a jigsaw puzzle table.
Midway through the morning, tea, coffee and cakes are served around a long table, with a tasty snack of fruit and small cake or biscuit for the children. This is followed by a bible story and singing which is led by Rev Dave on his guitar which the children all seem to really enjoy.  Then, with the hall cleared, there is ten minutes or so for the toddlers to let off a bit of steam whizzing round on cars and trikes before going home for a well-earned rest, and hopefully an afternoon nap.
Mums who attend say “Little Lambs is so welcoming and the wide variety of activities keep both our older and younger toddlers entertained”.
“A friendly bunch of mummies, grandparents and carers with wonderful children.  The homemade cakes are delicious and Rev Dave on his guitar is a real treat some weeks!”
Not to be outdone by the mums above, some of the children have also been vocal in their praise of Little Lambs saying how much they liked “painting and sticking”, “sliding” down the slide and “singing”.
Little Lambs is a lovely, welcoming place to meet new people, catch up with friends and watch the children discover the fun of playing together.  To find out more about Little Lambs please contact Julie Stanton 749123.
Little Lambs is run by Barnack Church

Messy Church in Barnack Village Hall
This month’s Messy Church will be on Sunday 11th June starting at 4pm at Barnack Village Hall .  There will be lots of fun and creative things to do, we’ll be creating a ‘volcano’ of change, making locusts out of vegetables, playing a locust picnic game (there’s a theme here!) and lots more as we find out about John the Baptist pointing the way to Jesus.   The activity time lasts about 45 minutes, then we gather together for a short very family friendly service with the bible story and short message thinking about what the bible story means, some lively songs and a prayer.
Everyone is invited to stay for a tea-time meal and a chat, all finished by about 6pm.  Usually the meal is nice bread and fillings for make your own sandwiches, plus fresh fruit and cake.  Messy Church is great for children and their families and all who are young at heart.
Everyone is very welcome to come along to Messy Church with Barnack Church, we look forward to meeting you.   To find out more please contact Julie Stanton 749123 or Rev Dave Maylor 740234.  For your diary,  the next Messy Church session is 9th July and then back again in September after the summer holidays.

Wednesday mornings
Coffee Stop meets every Wednesday during June and is held in Barnack Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.00pm, (please note the new time) in the side room which is all set out like a proper coffee shop.  We serve cafetière coffee, lovely homemade cakes, scones and toasted teacakes all at very reasonable prices.   We have a play corner for little ones who come with mums, dads and grandparents.   It is a good place to meet up with friends and to make new friends or for a break when out for a walk - just drop in whenever suits you.  Open to everyone - we look forward to welcoming you.    Please ring Anita Clark 740841 or 07880604186 if you want to find out more. 
Coffee Stop is run by Barnack Church

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday 24th June in Barnack Village Hall at 8.30am.  The speaker this month is Revd. Ian Ward.
We would be really pleased for you to join us for a full English breakfast cooked by Rob.  You can just come along on the day but a quick call to Rob Porter 740663 beforehand helps to ensure there are plenty of sausages and bacon for everyone! 
Men’s Breakfast is run by Barnack Church

Please come and support our annual fete to be held on Saturday, June 24th , in the church and churchyard, and please bring the sunshine with you! All the usual attractions will be there, craft stalls, raffles, cakes and produce, children’s games and a tombola. In addition this year we are going to try a GOOD QUALITY used toy stall. And we are planning to “POUND-STRETCH” the church. Please save some of your old style pound coins, bring them along to the fete and we will try to surround, or at least partially surround, the church with them. They go out of circulation in October, so what better use could we put them to? There will be a list of stall holders in the church to whom offers of items and/or help can be given. June 24th is actually St. John the Baptist’s Day, so let us make it a bumper event to mark the occasion. If you have any queries please speak to one of the following, June Woollard, Adrienne Collins, Catherine Barker or Liz Young.

This group typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at 1, Canon Drive, the home of Liz Young. However this term, because of holiday and other commitments the pattern has had to change. The next three meetings will be on May 30th, June 20th and July 18th. If you would like to consider joining the group you would be most welcome. Please speak either to Mike Mills (740285) who leads the group or to Liz Young (740347)   

As part of Rutland and Stamford Open Studios Katherine Winfrey will once again be opening her pottery workshop to the public. Come and see some pots being made and a display of Katherine’s work.
10am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday, The Old Butcher’s Shop, The Square, Barnack.

Taizé Style Worship
Taizé worship grew out of the ecumenical community established in 1940 in Taizé, France, by Brother Roger. Though Taizé is often associated with Catholicism, Brother Roger was a Swiss Protestant by birth, and his mission initially was simply to aid refugees during World War II.
Eventually, the type of simple, acoustic corporate worship that evolved within the community began to attract pilgrims, and today thousands of (mostly young) adults converge upon the Taizé compound for weeklong times of spiritual nourishment. The services involve repetitive, chant-like melodies with words mainly taken from Scripture and often in the form of sung prayers, times of silence and short readings from the Bible. Candlelight helps to foster an atmosphere of meditation and reflection.
We are introducing some elements of Taize worship at one of the evening services at Bainton Church each month so I hope you might join us to gather to worship God in a new, meditative way. See the church services section of the magazine for details.

Benefice Prayer Breakfast
What are you doing at 8.30am on the first Saturday of each month? Why not join us for our monthly Prayer Breakfast?
This is principally for the four churches in our group - Barnack, Bainton, Helpston and Wittering, but everyone is welcome. It is held in Botolph’s Barn, Church Lane, in Helpston. We usually pray for about half an hour, then have a delicious breakfast of freshly baked homemade bread (Rev Dave’s speciality!), together with jams, honey, marmalade etc and fresh coffee. See you there next time, June 3rd, when we will be focussing on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to 10 days of Prayer leading up to Pentecost, which is the next day.”

Thy Kingdom come
Thy Kingdom come – we know it as part of the Lord’s Prayer. For 10 days we in the parishes will be joining with millions around the world in praying in a focused, concerted way for 10 days. We begin on Ascension Day (25th May and finish on Pentecost Sunday (4th June).
We will be praying for 12 hours in relays in the churches from 9am to 9pm in half hour slots. So if you pop in please join the person praying. We will also be ‘prayer walking’ – praying for you in your homes as we walk down your street around the villages.
There are also other activities and opportunities to pray – alone or in groups.
If you would like someone to pray for you or for a particular need, contact Rev Dave

Barnack Cricket Club
With an exciting new season well underway, Barnack CC has had a winning start so far..!
The Saturday 1st XI are second in Hunts League Div 2, having played 3 and won 2. Our Sunday 1st XI also beat Bourne in a thrilling game at home in the Wilcox Cup, & played 3 & won 1 in Rutland League Div  1.
The U13 side, at the time of writing, are top of BYCA League West having played 2, won 1 with superior batting points. The U11 have lost their 1 match so far and the U9 are yet to play a league fixture.
Upcoming home fixtures in June are:
Sat 3 June    1st XI v Godmanchester
Sun 4 Jun    1st XI v Grantham
Thur 8 Jun    U13 v Uffington
Sat 10 Jun    1st XI v Nassington 2nd XI
Sun 11 Jun    U13 v Uppingham
Sun 18 Jun    U9 v Stamford
Sun 18 Jun    1st XI v Peterborough Town
Sun 25 Jun    U9 v Uppingham B
And our hugely popular coaching nights continue on Fridays from 5.30 for a well earned end of the week in a perfect setting!