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News from the Village of Essendine – Feb 2021

COVID PANDEMIC INFORMATION FOR ESSENDINE  The introduction of a third lockdown means there are people in the village who will be unable to go about their normal daily routines. We need to make sure that they are safe and well, so the neighbourhood network has been re-launched with points of

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Rev Jo’s Letter – Feb 2021

Have you lost track of what we can or can’t do during Lockdown or whatever tier we are/were in? It’s hard to know what day it is sometimes.  As I write this, our churches are now closed for worship for everyone’s safety. On Christmas Eve Essendine suffered flooding again and is

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St John’s Church, Ryhall – Feb 2021

50PLUS WINNERS FOR JANUARY  1st Prize £112-50 – number 05 – Sandy Ellis. 2nd Prize £56-25 – number 42 – Shirley Catlin. 3rd Prize £18-25 – number 16 – Tina Sanderson. Join the 50Plus Club TODAY for just £5-00 a month. This gives you a chance of winning one of

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Services and Readings for February 2021

For Ryhall, Essendine & Carlby Feb 7  2 before Lent  P. 446  Proverbs 8.1, 22-31  John 1. 1-14  10.30 JAM by Zoom  3.00 Evening service by Zoom  Feb 14  Sunday next  before Lent  P.449  2 Kings 2. 1-12  Mark 9, 2-9  10.30 Family Service by Zoom  3.00 Evening service by

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Lent – more of the same or a time for renewal?

Well, here we are once again on the cusp of Lent – traditionally a season of penitential preparation for the great feast of Easter; 40 days of self-discipline with the promise of a party at the end of it.  Except, of course, that this year is different. This year, we approach

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News from the Village of Carlby – Feb 2021

PARISH COUNCIL  We now have a new website which is hopefully much nicer to use and will be kept up to date and be more useful. The link is https://carlby.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/  Carlby and District WI  Our next meeting is on Tuesday 9th February at 7.30 p.m  Sarah Westwood from Buckles Solicitors

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St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine – Feb 2021

Greetings from St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine.  I am very sorry to report that the church and churchyard were flooded on Christmas Eve  following 50mm of rainwater in one day. What an ending to a dreadful year. Many thanks to Andy Beamish, Richard and Charles Parkinson for battling against the

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St. John’s Restoration & Renewal Plan Update – Feb 2021

Betty Edwards just keeps on walking! Betty’s Challenge has now raised over £3,000 with her inspirational ‘Capt. Tom’ style walk fundraiser for St. John’s Church roof! Thank you Betty and also to your granddaughter Jordane who works as support team for the project. If you’d like to support Betty’s efforts,

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Your Garden In February

If the weather is mild, perennial plants can be divided and the outer, parts replanted into freshly prepared soil. It could be a good time to dig up and  reposition any shrubs or perennials that are overcrowded. Now that plants have died, before new shoots appear, apply a fairly thick

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Prayers In A Time Of Pandemic

We believe there is a God who bends his ear to listen, and so we pray:  For the sick and infected: God, heal and help. Sustain bodies and spirits. Contain the spread of infection.  For our vulnerable populations: God, protect our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Provide for

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