St Barnabas’ St Lawrence’s
Church of the Resurrection
Group Magazine - May 2010
St George’s St Lawrence’s Church of the
Crosby Frodingham Resurrection
Vicar Assistant Curate Vicar
Rev Jonathan Thacker Rev Graham Thornalley Rev David Beverley
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Bishop John’s Letter Clergy Letter
“I have seen the Church and it works” A Presence without words
So it was that the Archbishop of Canterbury summed When we think of Pentecost, we almost instinctively
up his visit to the Diocese to mark with us the think of the events recorded in the second chapter of Acts.
Centenary of the death of Bishop Edward King. We recall the mighty rushing wind, the tongues of fire, the
disciples speaking and being understood by people of
We worked him pretty hard! From a hugely well- many languages, and of Peter addressing the crowds. It is
attended Conference on Fresh Expressions of right that we do so, as this story symbolises for many the
Church at the Lincolnshire Show Ground on Friday, giving of the Spirit and the birth of the church.
right through to lunch at Christ Church, Stamford on
Monday he took in as many aspects of Lincolnshire Yet there are other traditions recorded in the Bible of
life that we could put his way. For many the the disciples receiving the Holy Spirit. In John’s Gospel,
Archbishop’s Lecture followed by a wonderfully for instance, we hear of this occurring when Jesus
moving Eucharist in the Cathedral will live long in the appeared to the disciples as they struggled to make sense
memory, but he himself was especially touched by of all that had happened to them. Here the Spirit is given to
witnessing at first hand examples of how Churches in them in the context of his gift of peace. He gave to them
all parts of the Diocese are engaging with the local his presence, his peace, his spirit. This too was profound,
community – and especially with some of the most but what is depicted here is more quiet, more personal yet
hard to reach people in our communities. As he put it equally significant as the Acts account. It reminds us that
in a letter to me following the visit: “I have seen the in scripture and in life there are many different experiences
Church and it works”. of the presence of the Spirit, and that none is more valid
than the other.
For me the tone was set by his description of the
Church as “the echo chamber of the eternal word”. The giving of the Spirit in John’s account is also
That wonderfully evocative definition captures exactly linked to the sending out of the disciples and the command
what we are about as Christians. The eternal word to forgive. This passage emphasises that unless we forgive
of God has become flesh and dwelt among us in the there can be no forgiveness and echoes the familiar words
life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The of the Lord’s Prayer. It is from that forgiving presence that
Church echoes that good news as we seek to share the gift of peace is born. Here we see resurrection, the gift
in word and deed the love and care of Christ in our of the Spirit, peace and forgiveness intertwined in a life
communities and congregations. It is the calling we changing way.
share as fellow-workers for Christ – and amongst our
fellow-workers Archbishop Rowan will continue to Maybe this account is not in some ways as dramatic
encourage and inspire us. as the Acts Story, but it too speaks of a transforming
presence, and in many ways that peace and forgiveness too
My sincere thanks go to all those who made the speaks to many different people of many different
weekend so memorable and worthwhile. backgrounds without the need of the spoken word….and
herein lies the mystery which we celebrate at Pentecost.
With every Blessing and joyful greetings.
Margaret Clark would be pleased to
receive any unwanted old towels, blankets,
pillows, cushions, etc which she will then
donate to Jerry Green’s Dogs’ Home.
Betty Parke is organising an Outing to Southwell
Minster and Newark Market on Wednesday, May
Dogs Trust 19th, leaving St Lawrence’s Church Hall at
Margaret Clark would be pleased to receive 9.30a.m and getting back to Scunthorpe at 5 pm
your old inkjet cartridges and mobile phones (approx).
which can be recycled in support of the Dogs
Trust. The cost is £10 and a deposit of £5 is required at
the time of booking. Everyone is welcome.
Margaret is a member of St George’s and
Contact Betty Parke on 01724 868944.
items can be left at the Parish Office on Digby
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Whit Walks in Huddersfield
I was born in Huddersfield, in the West Riding of
Yorkshire. We lived in a small village, Wellhouse,
From Pat Marshall which had one shop, the Co-op, a typical village school
of the times, outside toilets, a concrete yard for playing,
blackboards along the walls in the infants class, where
the children learned how to write. Children were
Winter did seem very long this year, but now educated there in the one building which had three
spring has arrived the year just seems to race classrooms from 5 to 14 years of age, unless they passed
by. The message of Easter and new life I feel is very their scholarship exam at 11 years old, when they would
much alive for all to see. go to Grammar School.
At our meeting in April we put our artistic skills
to the test with painted Easter eggs. Sheila’s little The village had no place of worship; consequently we
clown took the first prize (jar of homemade jam) and had to either trek across the moors to the nearest church,
Judith’s little lamb came trotting in 2nd. or walk to the Methodist Chapel in the next Village,
We will be having a speaker in May who will Golcar. I chose to go to the Chapel, Sunday School was
be showing us her collection of christening fun there, I remember, whereas church services were
gowns. This should be a very interesting afternoon. dull in comparison.
It never ceases to amaze me what skills
some people have. If you are interested in Every Whit Sunday we had a Whit Walk. Now this was
needlework an exhibition not to be missed is nearly 70 years ago, so my memory may not be all that
‘Dresses, Dolls, Boxes & Beads’ to be held in good, and some things I remember well ----- others I
Scawby church, May 1st – 3rd, 1.30pm – may have imagined.
4.30pm. Entrance and light refreshments are free,
donations invited to church and the Hospice. I don’t
I do know that most of the children got a
intend to miss it.
I look forward to seeing you all on May 5th.
new outfit for Whit Sunday, even with
Hostesses for our May meeting are: Joyce Bradbury, clothing coupons we always had a new
Iris Briggs and Tricia Campagna. dress and hat. There was not much choice
Since leaving us to live in Brigg Jill Dyson has in the shops, so my mother usually made
had a fall. We send our best wishes for a quick new dresses for us. Once as a special
recovery. treat, we had identical dresses made by
the local dressmaker. They were of a cream silky
A few insightful words: material (my mother called it shantung I think) and
trimmed. With bonnets to match!
‘Contentment is not the fulfilment of what you
want, but the realisation of how much you already So, dressed in our new finery, we gathered at the Chapel
have.‘ for the Whit Sunday Parade. I presume we had a
service first but can't remember that bit! There seemed
St Lawrence’s Everywoman to be hundreds of us all waiting for the Brighouse and
Rastrick Band to arrive. Then off we went in a long line
following the Band, walking to the next village and
back by a different route. People joined us on the way,
and people left, but we kids stayed the distance - there
by Sheila Robinson was a tea at the end of the walk, we didn't want to miss
To begin with Chris opened our March New clothes at Whitsuntide was not just confined to the
meeting with a prayer. West Riding, as my husband (from Scarborough) says
Ellen then shared a story with us; it was the he remembers getting new clothes for Whit. They were
Good Shepherd, using little wooden figures, to act it always bought well in advance and put away until Whit
as though they were there in the wilderness near Sunday morning, when they were allowed to wear them
Jerusalem. We then had a short quiet time, when for Sunday School. They then walked along the sea
some of us read, and some were drawing or front to show off their finery.
crayoning. It felt really peaceful, just like it was, it
was as real again.
We had buttered hot cross buns and tea or Jill Burns
coffee, everyone seemed happy.
Future Development at
St Georges – Working Party
The working party was originally convened in the
QUALITY WORKMA SHIP autumn of 2006, which now seems like a lifetime ago.
In the intervening years we have talked a great deal,
Loft Conversions undertaken a feasibility study, discussed issues with
potential partners, visited other projects, driven our
Kitchens/Bathroom consultant to despair and seemingly achieved
Supply & Installation relatively little.
Plastering However, we have recently turned a proverbial
Full Extensions corner, and things are now beginning to appear very
Certified Installer for GRP much more positive, encouraging and achievable.
Flat Roof Systems In the last few months we have:
Wall & Floor Tiling
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consultation with potential partners, St
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The whole project now seems to be developing along
the lines originally envisaged by the working party,
SHANE’S and as reported to the PCC and APM.
Let us hope that by this time next year we shall have
made even more real and exciting progress.
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by Ron Simpson
There is a wonderful range of summer
flowering annual seeds available at the garden
centres that can bring brightness to your garden
throughout the summer months. They will thrive on Easter Saturday, the day our church is filled
any soil, even undernourished, as long as they have with flowers in readiness for our Sunday
sun and water. celebrations. Did I say our numbers of volunteers were
getting smaller? Well, how wonderful to be proved
One way to liven up a border is to sow seed in
wrong, with people busy in every corner of the
small areas among the perennials. If you have a
church. The finished result from the Easter garden,
much larger area to fill you can mark out several
flowers in vases, to beautiful lilies and pedestals all
areas to be seeded with dry sand. Take a cane and arranged with much love and dedication. It never fails
make a series of drills about six inches between the to bring joy to my heart to be amongst it and yes, posh
drills, sow your seed and water in. When the biscuits from our youngest volunteer, Ben (in training!)
seedlings have a second set of leaves, space out the and with granddad following with drinks (i.e. grandson
plants to about four inches and you should have a and husband)
fine mixed border of annuals. To say it was a family affair was no
When you shop for the seeds buy seeds of exaggeration, as Alex my daughter stood in for me
compatible heights and a range of colours. Here is a arranging a pedestal and Iain my son-in-law was acting
list of some favourites: Candytuft, Calendula, as foreman. How is that for co-opting volunteers?! The
Cornflower, Clarkia, Godetia, Eschscholzia icing on the cake was the organ music, helping us along
[Californian poppy], Sweet Sultan, Night Scented and putting us in the right mood. From someone who
Stock, Nigelia [Love in the Mist] and Silene. very rarely hears the organ (not at 8am!) it was
wonderful. Being the shy retiring person that I am, I
Quote: Gardening is a matter of your couldn’t possibly ask for music next year could I??!
enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. (Don’t be silly, of course I could! Watch this space,
Tip: Grow Tulips or Daffodils in pots and insert Easter next year)
them into vacant spaces. When finished flowering lift Being slightly handicapped at this moment in
time doesn’t appear to have affected my ability to waffle,
up and place them in a shady corner to mature [don’t
so back to basics!
forget to water them]. When the tops have dried off,
Our May meeting is, ‘Ready, Steady,
lift and replant the following year.
Flowers’, the committee will supply the flowers and the
Tip: Cut out felt carpet circles and place round members the ‘ready steady’. Now if that doesn’t give
your cabbage plants to prevent cabbage root fly. you something to think about, nothing will.
Tip: French marigolds in with carrots help to When leaving church this
prevent carrot fly. morning I mentioned that I had
no idea what I was going to write
Keep your questions coming: telephone about this month. Brenda said
359073, email email@example.com. write about the daffodils, so I
will. Don’t they look wonderful,
A question I was asked recently was the height global warming eat your heart
that an Arctic Queen Clematis grew? This is a lovely out! Our nice cold spell has I’m
white flowered variety, flowering abundantly in the sure helped to give us the
summer with large flowers to a height of 10 foot. beautiful display of colour around
Get a bee nesting box for your garden. It helps our church. A sight to behold
bees to hibernate over the winter and in the season and it has certainly put a spring
they are able to pollinate your garden plants and in my step.
dandelions - well how is a bee to know whether Oops!! Don’t want a broken leg as well!!
a plant is in the right place or not? Talk to you next month.
Derek Robinson has plenty of Cowslip plants. If
anybody would like some, contact Derek and a small
E.J. (Extra Jottings)
donation to “Help the Heroes” fund would be Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my
appreciated friends and the floral group for helping me in my hour of
Thank you to the person who has sorted out Aren’t friends wonderful!!
the Audio System at church. I can hear all the service
and enjoy well some of it [tongue in cheek].
Concert at St Lawrence’s Church
The above concert, which took place on
Saturday, 20th March, turned out to be a very
enjoyable event which carried over some of its
features into the St. Lawrence Morning Service the
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♦ The collection together of Brumby and
Frodingham church choirs, supported by
guests from our Methodist friends and the
We Care Reflections Ladies Choir, enabled us to form
a mixed choir which performed very
We have a genuine desire to look after you. We well. However this area represents the only
promise we will meet and endeavour to exceed item in our planning which did not yield
your expectations with regard to the funeral fruit. We had hoped that we would recruit
service we provide and the care, professionalism singers from St. Andrew’s Burton and the
and compassion shown to you. We are three other churches in the North
meticulous in our attention to detail and look for Scunthorpe Group. In particular we were
hoping for a good response from the last
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memorable occasion. musical at joint services. Another area we
could have worked on would be to introduce
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If we recognise that all our gifts come from God, then in one
Gifts of the Holy Spirit sense all our abilities are spiritual gifts. A gifted teacher or
musician will often recognise that their gift is not of their
What are gifts of the Holy Spirit? They are abilities which
own making. Some gifts are given that we can develop and
are beyond anything we could gain for ourselves.
use more widely, others are given through the Spirit beyond
Throughout the Old Testament there are accounts of
our imagination, so that the only response is to turn to God
spiritual gifts – the wisdom of Daniel, David’s courage
in wonder and love. If we offer to God all our gifts for the
against Goliath and Joseph who could interpret dreams. In
benefit of others, to build up the Church and grow in love,
the New Testament we see that after Pentecost, spiritual
then surely we will become more and more the body of
gifts were important in the early Church’s understanding of
St Paul writes about spiritual gifts in the first letter to the Ellen Wakeham
Corinthians. Here he outlines gifts of the Spirit as wisdom,
knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, the
discernment of spirits, tongues (speaking in other languages)
and the interpretation of tongues. The church in Corinth Diary Dates
was very excited about using these gifts, but people had
begun to misuse them. It seems that some gifts were being
seen as more important than others, and this was related to
rivalry and divisions in the church.
5th May 2pm – Mothers Union
18th May 7.30pm – Everywoman
In response, Paul writes that these are gifts; they are not
19th May 12.30pm – Lunch Club
earned but given by God. The purpose of all spiritual gifts
24th May 7.30pm – Floral Group
is to build up the Church in love for each other and for the
world. We are the body of Christ, says Paul, and God gives
different gifts to different members of the body so that we St George’s
can work together. Paul’s famous passage on love (1
Corinthians 13) is a furious tirade at people who were 7th May 2pm
enjoying spiritual gifts but had missed the whole point of Re-dedication of "The Crosby Angel" - the ceremony
being the Church, which is love. Without love, says Paul, will be in two parts, the first at the Angel, Crosby
other gifts are worthless. School and the second part at St George's at 2.30pm
approx. Bishop David will perform the re-dedication
The charismatic movement in the 20th century brought a
and give an address.
renewed emphasis on spiritual gifts and today they are found
across the Christian tradition – from Pentecostal to
Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches. Some of The Church of the Resurrection
these gifts may be more familiar to us than others. We may
have never seen the “discernment of spirits”, but we may Kurling will be played in the Church Hall at 7.15pm
have attended a healing service with the laying on of hands only on Monday May 17th [The Group does not meet
and anointing. on Bank Holidays.]
We are members of the body of Christ through our baptism, The Cardmaking Class will meet in the Church Hall at
through which we receive the Holy Spirit. The Spirit dwells 1.00pm on Tuesday May 4th and 18th
in us through our participation in the body, and we are filled
continually as we are drawn nearer to God and mature in Thursday Club will meet in the Hall at 2pm on May
faith. It is often with spiritual maturity that spiritual gifts are 13th and 27th
seen. A truly wise person is usually someone with a deep
life of prayer. Bingo will be played in the Hall on Friday at 7.00pm
on May 7th and 21st.
Sadly, spiritual gifts can still cause divisions in the Church,
especially where one gift becomes valued above the others. 30th May 9.30am
The abuse of spiritual gifts can lead to two-tier Christianity, Group Service at the Church of the Resurrection
where many Christians feel second-class because they do
not display particular gifts. Some are so intent on growing
spiritual gifts that the whole body suffers from neglect. 13th May 7 pm
When this happens we should return to Paul’s advice to the
Deanery Service of Holy Communion for
Spiritual gifts are not given to make some people superior, Ascension Day at All Saints, ew Brumby.
but so that they can use them for the benefit of all. Bishop David celebrating and preaching.
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being part of this week we’re not only funding life-
changing projects, we’re helping tackle the root
causes of poverty – helping to change the world for
3 The church has an amazing heritage of working
for justice. Christian Aid Week has run every year
since soon after the Second World War –
demonstrating the church’s faithfulness to helping the
4 In these difficult financial times, the world’s
poorest people need our time, prayers and financial
support more than ever. Christian Aid Week helps us
give people the opportunity to be generous.
5 Around 300,000 volunteers give their time to
deliver envelopes door to door and put on events. We
are part of this movement for change.
6 We get money for nothing! Every taxpayer who
signs a Gift Aid declaration on an envelope is giving
Christian Aid 28 per cent extra – making even more
development work possible in the world’s poorest
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7 Christian Aid has successfully campaigned on
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All Are Called - Barbara Scott talking to Jennifer Coman
Extract from “All Are Called” (an article Rev David Later on she worked as a Post Lady at British Steel
Leaning circulated at the Group Day held in 2008): where she was known as “The Road Runner” because
The young are called; the elderly are called. There is of the speed with which she made her deliveries. This
no retirement from the Christian pilgrimage. The proved to be a very good experience and led her to
beautiful are called, and also the unlovely. The sick move on to work for Social Services as a Community
are called as well as the healthy and the energetic. Worker. This job fulfilled a deep need she had for
Activists are called and also quiet people. We are helping people and gave her a great deal of
called regardless of our intellectual abilities or our satisfaction. Her work entailed visiting the elderly and
formal education. We are called regardless of our race vulnerable in our society in both Brigg and Scunthorpe
or nationality or social class. and seeing that their needs were identified and met.
Barbara Scott was baptised as a On retirement she was able to concentrate more of her
child but had no further contact energies on church life. She trained to become a
with the church until after the member of the Local Ministry Team and also
birth of her second child Alan. completed the Bishop’s Course. She is a Baptism
She suffered from severe post Visitor, liaising with the families and acting as sponsor
natal depression and became to the children. Barbara is also a longstanding
obsessed with a fear of dying. member of the Parochial Church Council and its
While she had not received any various sub committees and is a school governor at
formal Christian education she the Scunthorpe C of E School on Gurnell Street. Her
had always believed in a loving involvement with the Knights of St George is
God and she hung on to this legendary. Who can forget her performance as a fairy
thread and thus was drawn to in her silver costume! Sadly she decided to take a
attend St George’s Church in back seat this year.
her hour of need.
Barbara is on the Greeson Hall Committee. One
She first made contact about 50 years ago when recent initiative here which she is involved with is the
Christopher Laurence was in the early days of his Luncheon Club which meets on Thursdays during term
ministry in Crosby. He proved to be an enormous time.
source of help and support and Barbara, together with
Janet and Alan, were welcomed into a loving church Her time in Social Services had brought her into
family and made many friends who have stood the test contact with the work of the Lindsey Lodge Hospice
of time. Their friendship and her deepening faith and she became an assistant, first in their Book Shop
enabled her to recover and begin to play a part in the working with Joyce Sirotkin, and currently in their
life of the church. Laneham Street Shop on Tuesday afternoons. She
also supports the work of the Marie Curie Nurses.
Barbara joined the Young Wives and Mothers Union
and as her children grew older was able to join Dorrie Through her friendship with Betty Baker, her son-in-
Webb’s Singing Group which she very much enjoyed. law’s mother, she became involved with the Hospital
Library Service many years ago.
Two friends she made at St George’s were fostering
babies from birth to six weeks when they were handed 1 Corinthians 12 4-6
over to be adopted and she felt that this was There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. There
something she would like to do and found it very are varieties of service, but the same Lord. There are
rewarding. varieties of activity, but in all of them and in everyone
the same God is active.
Lincolnshire Churches Trust Bike Ride and Stride 2010
This year's Bike Ride & Stride will take place on: Saturday 11 September 2010
As you will be aware, the monies raised by this event will be shared equally between the Trust and each parish, in proportion to
the monies raised by each parish, to enable repairs to be undertaken to this county's portfolio of magnificent historic churches.
We would be most grateful if you would remind parishioners of this event with a view to them raising Awareness of the event
and Sponsorship. We are most grateful for your support and help in this matter - which supports both the trust and each parish
in fair and equal amounts. The Assistant County Organiser, Caroline Cummins can be contacted at
firstname.lastname@example.org icholas Ridley
The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Dr John Saxbee,
has announced to Diocesan Synod that he will retire
TRENT VALLEY from the See of Lincoln in January 2011.
The Bishop told Synod: "I am now into my ninth year as
(N.I.C.E.I.C. Approved Electrical Contractors) Bishop of Lincoln. Since the confirmation of my
appointment as the 71st Bishop of this great Diocese in
December 2001, I have counted it a joy and a privilege to
Rewires Lighting be alongside you all as fellow workers for Christ on behalf
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"However, my 65th birthday falls early in the New Year,
and it has long been my intention to retire then.
Consequently, in mid-February, I tendered my resignation
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Electrical Installation Contracting "This is not the occasion for reminiscences and
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thing in due course. Suffice it for me to say that I believe
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the Diocese is in good heart notwithstanding the many
challenges we face, and I will certainly be leaving it in
VISIT www.tves-scunthorpe.co.uk "The Synod has already approved the Episcopal
Leadership in Mission proposals which were presented to
you last July. These will help to clarify patterns of
oversight and accountability leading up to and during the
Vacancy in See. Specific delegation of the Diocesan
R WALLACE & SO Bishop's responsibilities will need to be effected in due
Monumental Masons "Meanwhile, I do not intend to be a lame duck and
30 Neap House Road, Gunness certainly will not be demob happy! We still have many
things to do together as partners in our Father's business,
A family business offering personal service and Jackie and I will value your friendship and support
with sympathy and dignity over these next nine months, just as we have valued your
commitment and collegiality these last nine years."
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Put the spring back in your Carpet! The Humber Bridge Cross takes place on May 8th
between 2 and 5.00pm.
Natural, safe products for Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning
Please remember to support those members of
Totally safe. No shrinkage or colour run. Carpets and your congregation who take part by sponsoring
upholstery will be cleaner, fresher and ready for immediate them.
Sponsorship forms are available at all churches
For free quotation or demonstration from your Christian Aid Representatives.
Call Tony on Telephone 01724 783161
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - 9–15 May 2010
Rosalind McLaughlin, a Christian If MNU works in Matopeni, I
Aid Week representative, travelled believe she will see it.
to Kenya with a group of other
organisers and collectors. ‘By contrast, the people in
Kiambiu are living something
She saw the work of Christian Aid like a normal life. With the
partner MNU in Kiambiu slum, help of MNU, they have built
and discovered what life is like in five toilet and shower blocks
Matopeni, where it has yet to start and they’ve employed people
work. This is her story from the local community to
clean and maintain them.
‘The first things we saw when we arrived in Matopeni They’ve also got clean
were the results of the “flying toilets”. There’s not a drinking water now.
single toilet here, so people go, put it in a bag, and .
throw it over the wall. And there is no official tap or ‘But I’ve also seen that if
Catherine Nyaata and
clean running water People have managed to reach we’re willing to do
her daughter Blessing
the water pipes below the ground – but the water is something, to make an effort,
collecting clean water
really filthy and carries typhoid. to put other people first, we
from the sanitation
can make others’ lives a lot
A lady called Catherine Kithuku (pictured below) better.
showed us around. It was incredible. We were led
along a walkway that runs alongside the houses. It We don’t even need a huge amount of money.
was constructed of planks that were half-broken, and Relatively small amounts bring massive, massive
directly underneath it ran the community’s drainage changes to many, many people.’
system. Catherine said when it rains her family home
floods with sewage right up to the level of the beds, ‘SMALL AMOUNTS BRING MASSIVE
soaking the mattresses. CHANGES TO MANY, MANY PEOPLE.’
‘WHEN IT RAINS HER FAMILY HOME ‘£16 could buy the materials needed to build five
FLOODS WITH SEWAGE’ metres of new drainage in Kenya, to prevent sewage
flooding into streets and houses, protecting families
The dignity of the people from disease.
here and the sense of
community are very To find out more about how you can be part of these
striking. It’s about we, amazing changes, ask your Christian Aid Week
not me. Catherine has representative or go to www.caweek.org
already formed a group
that has organised Together, we can bring an end to the scandal of
rubbish collections and poverty.
educated people about
health and other issues. POVERTY–LET’S END IT
Catherine said she
Catherine Kithuku shows the dreams of an
broken walkway over her environment fit for
community s drainage humans to live in. She (Rosalind McLaughlin photo: Christian Aid/Antoinette Powell)
said she believes in
change. Article supplied by Christian Aid for Church Magazines
Would you let your child play by an open sewer?......
Children in the slums of Kenya desperately need proper toilet and washing facilities. When they regularly play
alongside running sewage and have no fresh water supply, typhoid, diarrhoea and death are commonplace.
A Christian Aid funded project is providing toilets, shower facilities and hygiene training to help keep these
children safe. Christian Aid has a vision to end poverty – helping poor communities to help themselves. We tackle the
root causes of poverty and fund projects in 48 countries around the world, enabling people to improve their lives, whatever
Please give what you can this Christian Aid week. Why not give some of your time by collecting in your street?
Contacts: Berkeley – Mrs Betty Walters; Crosby – Mrs Barbara Scott; Frodingham– Mr Michael Cropper;
Gunness – Mrs Myrtle Ward
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Furniture Repair and Recover Service THE ATIO AL ARCHIVES - KEW
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Full range of sample books 1841 to 1911
♦ Military records - most predate the 1920’s, and
as far back as the 17th Century
We also sell foam cut to any size ♦ Records of service, including documents on
Metropolitan Police Officers, Merchant
Seamen and Railway Workers
For free expert advice ♦ Lists of ships’ passengers arriving in or
give us a ring or call in departing from the UK between 1878 and
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We leave Scunthorpe at 5am and pick up at various
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Events at Lincoln Cathedral
www.mbelectricalltd.com 4 May - 19.00
An Evening with the Bishop of Lincoln
Any Questions? Bishop John will respond to
questions about his faith and beliefs. Tickets are free
and are available from the Cathedral Shop or by
writing to the Cathedral Library, enclosing a stamped
FROM THE REGISTERS George William’s Christening
When our fifth grandchild was born we were a
St Lawrence’s little disappointed that a christening was never
mentioned. He’s now seven and has started coming
Holy Baptism to church. Due to the welcome from Graham, Ellen,
and others in the congregation, he decided he would
14 March Keigan Andrew Dolby like to be christened. Easter Sunday was the day
Owen Jacob Wilson chosen when Bishop David would be taking the
4 April George William Howson Service.
Funerals Easter day dawned and Brian and I started it
with a lovely English breakfast, served in the church
29 March Mrs Edith Cooper hall. Many thanks to the cooks who did the hard
14 April Mr Tony Strong work to provide that.
All the Easter services taken by Graham and
St George’s Ellen were memorable, and Easter day was no
exception. The atmosphere in the church was
Holy Baptism buzzing and the church looked beautiful due to all the
22 March Jeffrey Cundy
11 April Jackson James Drury We took the seats that had been reserved for
Warren Karl Howard Carpenter us at the front of the church. Brian and I sitting
behind our three daughters, knowing anything can
happen when they’re all together. I realised we had
Church of the Resurrection left a pew at the other side of the church which also
had been reserved empty. It made it look a bit like
Holy Baptism ‘them and us’, this was accidental. The family name
me a ‘born organizer’ but I didn’t like sorting everyone
Amelia Mae Dales out in church, so I apologise the pew was left empty.
Jack Thomas Burke
It was a lovely service, and Bishop David,
Graham and Ellen made Sunday so special for
Funerals George, his parents, god parents, family and
friends. It’s a day he’ll never forget, or us. It was so
Violet Watson perfect. We would like to say thank you to all who
Bryan Fewster made it so special in every way.
Events at Lincoln Cathedral
Liz & Brian Corkhill
Lecture and Book Signing
John Moses, the former Dean of St Paul’s who
delivered the Easter sermon at the Church of the
Resurrection, will deliver a lecture in the Wren
Library of Lincoln Cathedral on Friday May 14th at
He will speak on the subject “John Donne, the
man and his meaning” His book on the subject will be
available on the night, and John will sign copies if
Tickets, including a glass of wine, cost £6.00, and Ron and Jean Simpson and their Daughter in Law
can be obtained by sending a cheque and a stamped Dawn appreciate the messages and cards of
self addressed envelope to “Lincoln Cathedral sympathy received after the death of Michael a dear
Library, The Cathedral. Lincoln LN2 1PX” son and husband. Special thanks go to Ellen for her
This event is one of many exciting events during kindness and help and beautiful service.
the Lincoln Book Festival. Other details can be found
be found at www.lincolnbookfestival.co.uk
St George’s, Crosby St Lawrence’s, Frodingham
10:30 am Sunday Sunday
Parish Eucharist 8 am Eucharist
10:30 am Third Sundays only 10:30 am Parish Eucharist
All Age Parish Eucharist (third Sunday Informal Worship)
6:45 pm First Tuesday in the month 6:30 pm Evening Prayer
Holy Communion (except third Sunday)
9:30 am Wednesday 6:30 pm Eucharist
Holy Communion (third Sunday of the month only)
4 pm Thursday Monday-Friday
Evening Prayer at 17 Chatterton Crescent 8:30 am Morning Prayer
5 pm Evening Prayer
For seasonal variations refer to the Weekly
Newsletter which is issued at the Sunday morning Monday
service. 7 pm Informal Prayer
9:30 am Eucharist
Church of the Resurrection St Barnabas
Mirfield Road Gunness with Burringham
Berkeley, Hilton Avenue, 11 am
Lodge Moor and Skippingdale areas
Sung Eucharist each Sunday
9:30 am First Sunday of the month
Morning Worship led by congregation
(not a Communion Service)
16 May - 11 am Joint Service with the
Methodists at St Barnabas
9:30 am Second Sunday of the month
Service for People of All Ages
(an informal service which normally
includes Holy Communion)
Gunness Methodist Church
9:30 am Other Sundays
7 pm Holy Communion (said)
Service each Sunday
The All Age Service is particularly suitable for
children, but on the other Sundays, we will try
wherever possible to provide special activities for 16 May - Joint Service at St Barnabas
any children to attend. (No Service at Gunness Methodist