SERVICES FOR ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH,
MATTERSEY IN JUNE 2011
Thurs 2 June Ascension Day
7.00am Holy Communion followed by breakfast
Sun 5 June 9.30am Holy Communion
Wed 8 June 9.30am mid-month Holy Communion in Clayworth
Sun 12 June Pentecost The Village Magazine of
9.30am Holy Communion
Fri-Sun 17-19 June Four-Parishes Flower Festival in Everton
Mattersey & Mattersey Thorpe
Sun 19 June 6.30pm 'Flower Festival' Songs of Praise in
Everton Church with preacher:
Bishop Tony Porter, Bishop of Sherwood
Sun 26 June 9.30am Morning Prayer
From the Church Registers
30 April 2011
David Matthew Braithwaite & Lynne Elizabeth Ellen Clark
31 May 2011
Denis Biggs (86)
YOUR CHURCH IS OPEN
The Parish Church is open on a daily basis, normally from sunrise to sunset.
The building can be an oasis of peace in a busy world. Please feel welcome to Mattersey celebrates the Royal Wedding
make use of your church for prayer during these periods. Please also feel free
to contact me on 01777-817364 if there are any concerns that you would like
— Pictures inside June 2011
to discuss or pray about. Jonathan Smithurst, Priest-in-Charge
Some useful telephone numbers: Editorial June 2011
Animal Hotel: Margaret A-Jones 01777-817379, www.animalhotelmattersey.co.uk
Babysitting: Alex Howe 01777-818527
Doomsday or Domesday !
Boiler / Central Heating Service: Alex Perry 07846-708730, www.heatech-ltd.com Despite the recent (failed) predictions of Doomsday by US Evangelist
Challenge Carpet Cleaning: Martin, Freephone 0800-3287941 Harold Camping, Domesday has more relevantly been in the news this month.
Dance Tuition-Ballroom/Latin/Rumba/Salsa: B. Mascareno 07989-346391 (Bawtry) The BBC Domesday Project of 25 years ago has been uploaded from the
Electrician: David Foreman 01777-817506 & 07971-513286
Gardening Services: H.D Brantons 01302-532732 & 07732-421422 previously inaccessible BBC computer records on to the Web. The relevance
Mobile Beauty: Dianne Longworth 01777-817639 to the village is that the Primary School of 1986 made records of Mattersey
Mobile Foot Healthcare: Robert Wasteney 01777-710000 and Thorpe and the data can now be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/
Mobile Foot Healthcare: Mike Saint 01777-249331 & 07962-232491 domesday/dblock/GB-468000-387000/page/1
Mobile Hairdresser: Nicki 07740-282927
Painter & Decorator: William Boulby 07974-208692 & 01777-705327 Some of the records made at the time show:
Painter & Decorator: Tony Rosser 07849-770865 & 01302-867588 The school had 51 pupils, 4 teaching staff, 6 non-teaching staff,
Plumber (Plumbright): James 01777-701668 & 07940-159459
a mother & toddler group of 15 toddlers. Also hosted a Youth Club,
Priory Garage: 01777-816606
Robert Fisher (Handy Person): 01777-817563 & 07816-068492 night school classes for Keep Fit and Sewing
Tree Maintenance: Acorn Tree Services - John Robertson 07884-078273 The football club won promotion to Div 2 Retford League and the
Yoga Teacher: Becky Lewis 01777-817983 Presentation Night, held at a local hotel, had 80 attendees.
Medetcrown was a local heating installation & maintenance business in
Please email or phone the Editor if you would like to advertise your services
available to the residents of Mattersey and Mattersey Thorpe the village with 4 employees and 4 vacancies being advertised.
Mr Swinden, the Blacksmith, shoed around 20-25 horses a week
Chapel House when purchased in 1984 by Mr & Mrs Ruff had no bath-
Alcohol Advice Service: 01777-272244
Bassetlaw DC Councillor: Michael Gray 01777-700318 room or toilet inside but did have a pork curing-room & tiled floors.
Beavers: Nathan Fisher 01777-817563 Previous tenant for 40+ years was famous ―scytheman‖ Jim Collishaw.
Church Hall Bookings: Jane Lewis 01777-818130 The Old Chapel purchased at the same time & intended to be a garage
Crimestoppers: 0800-555111 Old Mattersey Thorpe had 5 farms but only 1 still working. Italian
Mattersey Primary School Head Teacher: Mrs Sharon Patton 01777-817265
POWs had worked on the farm during the war & lived in the attics.
Spiritual guidance: Jonathan Smithurst, Parish Priest, 01777-817364
Police: Community Policeman - PC Chris Glover 07595-074176 The Summer Fayre had 4 floats, one for the Gala Queen, one for the
PCSO Catherine Phillips 07525-409789 Brownies, one for the playgroup and one ―for anyone else who wanted
Notts Police—All non emergencies: 0300-300-9999 to go on it‖ ! The fayre was also attended by the Mayor of Retford
Credits: and Harworth Colliery Band.
Grateful thanks to all our sponsors for the printing paper, The Bible College for
printing the magazine, and to the Distribution Team for delivering the magazine. Overall a fascinating insight into a period most of us will remember and
Contacts: presumably some of the contributors from the school are still around—now
If you have any information/comments/ideas about the Idle Talk publication please aged 30-35. If anyone recalls making the record then please let me know.
contact the editor at email@example.com or phone on 01777-816694 or send hard
copy to Nursery Cottage, Main Street, Mattersey Steve Digby (Editor)
Deadline: 24th of Month Stop Press: Pastor Camping has just delayed Doomsday until 21st October !
On 6th May we celebrated the wedding of Prince
William and Catherine Middleton, with a wedding
of our very own. Two of our brave pupils, Alex
Blackmore and Megan Hanson, volunteered to be
Bride and Groom for the day and were ‗married‘
by Mr Pete Hardy at a special service in the af-
ternoon. Prior to the wedding itself the children
had spent the morning engaged in different wed-
ding themed activities, including decorating cup-
cakes, creating place and menu cards, traditional dancing and speech writing.
We had a special wedding meal at dinner time and
our cook, Mrs Twemlow, even made us a wedding
cake. All of the children and staff were dressed in
their wedding finery and joined in the afternoon by
parents, friends and members of the local commu-
nity. It was wonderful to see so many members of
the local community come into school for these cele-
brations and the children (and staff) thoroughly
enjoyed the day. A huge thank you must be said to
the Village Fundraisers who purchased commemorative coins for the children as a
memento of this occasion.
Here are a few of the photos taken during the celebrations by our official photogra-
phers – William Savage and Joseph Fullwood!
Enjoying their first Mrs Fullwood joining in
dance ‗Princes William and
with the Traditional
Harry‘ – looking nervous
Mattersey Group celebrates the Royal Wedding
A group of Mattersey and Mattersey Thorpe residents had a very enjoyable eve-
ning at the White Swan at Drakeholes. We enjoyed a buffet and live entertainment
from Tony Casino, a local singer. It was good to celebrate such a memorable occa-
sion and meet up with other residents. A very big thank you to Helen Woodhead for
organising it! Liz Clark.
Helen in turn would like to thank everyone whop turned up and made the occasion a
success, Also Lesley Hunt & Bev Fulwood for distributing the invites and the Fund-
raisers for providing a significant contribution towards the costs. Helen Woodhead
May Half Term Holiday Club The ‘Villages Together’ forthcoming programme of events is published
below. Do come and join us in Mattersey Church Hall at 1.45pm.
(Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June)
Tuesday 14th June - Bowls at Everton
Tuesday 28th June - Social
At Mattersey Primary school In May we had a superb talk & one man show by Jim Clark giving details
Bookings are now being taken for the holiday club. about the life of a World War 1 Soldier. Jim, who has been interested in
Military history since a young boy, came dressed as a soldier with a genuine
Mornings - 8.00am to 1.00pm - £12 uniform from the period and an actual rifle & bayonet as well as full webbing
kit. He portrayed a soldier at the battle of the Somme in July 1916 getting
Afternoons - 1.00pm to 6.00pm - £12 his kit ready to ―go over the top‖ within the hour. His wife Sarah came
Full day 8.00am to 6.00pm - £20 dressed as a WW1 Nurse.
Tues 31st May Sports and picnic
Wed 1st June Bouncy Castle! (All Day)
Thurs 2nd June Arts and Crafts Day, including painting flower pots
Fri 3rd June Bike and Scooter obstacle course competition
Sports equipment, craft activities, construction kits, Nintendo Wii and
table top games available throughout the day.
For further details on prices and to book your child in please
contact Dan Chambers on 0782 4446427 or email on
firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome to ‘Villages Together’ meetings which we hold every other
Tuesday and if you have friends in other villages, please bring them along.
See ‗Idle Talk‘ for the programme or call Sue on 01777 818880 for further
The holiday club is run at Mattersey Primary School. information.
You do not need to attend Mattersey Primary School to come to the club,
everyone is welcome! The club is available for children aged 3-14 years. Villages Together is supported by Blue Skies Community
Choose from just one session to the whole week! Initiative Tel: Sue for further information on 01777-818880
Every Sunday starting at 9.00 pm
Challenging Fun Quiz for teams of
June 20th Take Better Photos (No more chopped off heads) Nominal Entry fee.
July 18th Bess of Hardwick (Up close and personal!) Cash Prizes, Snowball, Knockout.
August 15th Outing to Hardwick Hall Free sandwiches & snacks provided
We are not ageist, we are friendly. Come and join us on the 3rd Monday
of each month at 7-30pm in the Village Hall.
For more information ring:
Rosa Wright - 01777 816073 or Ann Hickman - 01777 818993
Another busy month for the Group, we have our usual Sunday walks together
with Wednesday walks. We are now travelling out further to do more challenging
walks, which rewards us with fabulous views over the Derbyshire countryside.
If climbing uphill and down dale is not your cup of tea then why not come along
on 5th June for a more gentle walk at Bardney or try the Evening Stroll at Blyth.
Home Fixtures in June 2011 Whatever you choose to do you will be more than welcome.
Hope to meet you soon.
7th June v Beckingham, Sun, 5 June @ 9.30 am 8 miles Bardney Limewoods
Tues, 7 June @ 6.30 pm 4 miles Blyth
Wed, 8 June @ 9.00 am 8 miles Cressbrook
Wednesday 1st June v Ranskill @ 6pm, Sunday 12 th June v Nettleham
Wed, 15 June @ 8.30 am 10 miles Lathkill Dale
@ 3.00pm, Wednesday 29th June v Goosemoor @ 6.30pm
Sun, 26 June @ 8.30 am 9 miles Kinder Scout Edge & Snake Pass
Club member‘s roll up take place on Monday and Friday afternoons from Weds, 29 June @ 8.30 am 9 miles Hartington, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales
2-4pm and Friday evening from 6-8pm. We are looking for new members
who play bowls or would like to try playing bowls (bowls can be supplied) for For further information contact 01777-818055
the summer of 2011. or 01777-838763
or e-mail to email@example.com
Prospective bowlers will be welcome at any club roll up.
Sally Fraser — Chairman — Retford Ramblers Group
For more information contact Robin Jacques on 01777-817519
MATTERSEY PARISH COUNCIL
The meeting gave an opportunity to discuss local problems with the Inspector
and this proved a fruitful debate for both parties.
Chairman: Mr. G. Brown, Vice Chairman: Mr. T.J. Roberts
Councillors: Mr. P. Barrett, Mr G Chambers, Mrs. L. Hunt, Mr R Kendall Flies
Mrs. L.B.Saint, There has once again been an influx of flies and the Parish Council has been
making representation on behalf of the residents. Three District Council Environ-
Contact Details: Mrs. Adele Haddon, Clerk to Mattersey Parish Council, mental Health officers have been investigating and contact has been made with
Caudle Meadows, Wigthorpe Lane, Wigthorpe, Worksop. Notts S81 8BU Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Idle Valley Nature Reserve. John
Tel: 01909 731565 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mann MP and District Cllr Michael Gray have also been involved and if any feed-
back is received it will be reported in Idle Talk.
Meetings are held 1st Wednesday of each month (except August)
in the Church Hall commencing at 7.30pm Wheelie Bin Stickers
At the last Parish Council meeting it was decided not to proceed with the idea of
putting speed warning stickers on residents wheelie bins due to a lack of
Annual Parish (Villages) Meeting interest.
This meeting enables local community groups and residents to come together to
review the activities of the previous year and to air any issues which affect the
area. It is not a Parish Council meeting but is organised by them. Reports were
received this year from the Millennium Green Trust, Mattersey Fund Raising
Group, Idle Talk, Tenants & Residents Association, the Police represented by
Inspector Jenny Madin, Tarmac Liaison Group and the Parish Council.
The work which all these groups do for the benefit of the community was praised Have your say
by the Chairman of the meeting. Progress has been made by all the organisa- Neighbourhood Priority Survey
tions but as always more support and help would always be welcome. The new
youth group, instigated by the TRA, seems to be benefiting both the young peo-
ple and the older volunteers alike and has helped to bridge the gap between gen- Householders can also have an impact on the Policing of East Bassetlaw by
erations and forge a better understanding. Idle Talk is increasing in contributors making their Policing needs known on the Nottinghamshire Police web site
and welcomes adverts from local businesses. The Editor was grateful to all those on www.nottinghamshire.police.uk Upon accessing this site there is a
who distribute the magazine and will not turn any other assistance away. The ―button‖ or prompt on the right hand side which reads, ― Have Your Say
Fund Raising Committee have contributed to a number of community projects
and has donated £1,230 in total. This included £5 Royal Wedding coins to each Neighbourhood Priority Survey‖.
child at the village school. The Millennium Green Trust are looking forward to the Clicking this link will take the user to the survey forms which are
area being utilised more in the future and hopes that in the year of the Queens processed every 3 months at the end of December, March, June and Octo-
Diamond Jubilee there will be a party and the beacon will be lit. ber. The items raised are ―ranked‖ in order to determine Policing Priorities
The Parish Clerk explained the increasing role as consultees which the Parish for East Bassetlaw.
Council is experiencing and that further opportunities to take over services previ- Any problems, please feel free to contact me on the below number or via e
ously performed by the District Council may be considered in the future. mail.
Inspector Jenny Madin and Sgt Tony Crofts explained that the Police have
changed from 4 Divisions to 2 in an attempt to be more efficient and to trim costs. Sgt 879 Crofts
A review of front counter services is currently under way and comments on this
Harworth Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant.
should be made to the Police via their website. A new community alert system is
being launched in September and further details and the opportunity to sign up to 0300 300 9999 ext 8077360
the system can be found on www.eastbassetlawcommunity.com. Tony.Crofts@Nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk
Notts County Council
Street Lighting – Energy saving
You may be aware from press and TV that Notts County Council are looking to
reduce energy usage, hence CO2 emissions and costs by modifying the opera-
tion of the street lights. They plan to
Switch off completely some lights where they are no longer considered
Dimming of some lights on main roads between the Mattersey
hours of 10pm and
7am when traffic flows are low and a lower level of lighting will not affect
Switch off some lights between midnight GMT and 5.30am GMT in residential
areas in consultation with local communities.
The County has issued a proposal for the street lights in Mattersey and Matter-
sey Thorpe and are looking for comments from residents about the proposals.
More details and a map is available on the County website at
Broadly their proposal is that there will be no change to the majority of street
lights in Mattersey Thorpe & Main Street, Mattersey
Lights will be switched off between midnight and 5.30am GMT on
Wavell Crescent, Newall Drive Mattersey
Broomfield Lane between Bader Rise and Breck Lane
Thorpe Road between Breck Lane and Main Street, Mattersey
Abbey Road, Retford Road, Hall View, Dene Close, Job Lane
Lights off between 24.00—05.30 GMT
The County Council would like all responses to be co-ordinated through the
Parish Council and therefore we would like to hear from residents about their No Change Proposed
views on the proposals either at the Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm on 1st
June or directly to a Parish Councillor.
Gordon Brown (Chairman Mattersey Parish Council)
June Events at Idle
Valley Learning Centre
Sat 4th June – How to identify Wild Flowers 10am to 4pm £25
Venue: Idle Valley Learning Centre - Call 01777 713945 to book
Sat 11th June – Photography – Plants and Patterns 1 to 3pm £6 12yrs+
Venue: Idle Valley Learning Centre - Call 01777 713945 to book
Tues 14th June – Health Walk 11am to 12noon
Venue: Idle Valley Learning Centre (Sorry, no dogs on walk).
Sat 18th June SUMMER FAYRE 10am to 4pm (Free) plus BBQ & Quiz
7 -10pm £12. Call 01777 713945 to book BBQ!
Venue: Idle Valley Learning Centre SUMMER THEATRE SEASON
Things you didn‘t know—you didn‘t know Shakespeare’s Globe for the first time in Nottinghamshire
at Hodsock Priory performing ‘As You Like It’
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by
ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the Tues 28th, Wed 29th and Thurs 30th June 2011
5pm Gates open – Bring a picnic Licensed Bar Open & Refreshments on sale
bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase ...'Goodnight , sleep tight'
7.30pm Show starts on lawn outdoors. Bring your own low backed seating
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a or blankets. Wear warm clothes. The show goes ahead whatever the
month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law weather. No refunds.
with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their 10.30pm approx. Show finishes
calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which Tickets £17.50 Adults £12.00 Children & Concessions (OAPs, Students)
we know today as the honeymoon.
Bookings and Enquiries: Tel: Lindsay Jones on 07790 020 242
In Olde English pubs, ale was ordered by pints and quarts. When custom- Email: email@example.com
ers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints & http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/ Book online https://
quarts, settle down.‘ It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's & Q's' tickets.shakespeares-globe.org/eventlist.asp?shoid=416
Years ago pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of
their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to
get some service. So 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this
21st June -Summer Solstice
A solstice is an astronomical event that
happens twice each year when the Sun's
Ashton‘s Meadow is a grassland
apparent position in the sky reaches its
surrounded by species rich hedgerows.
northernmost or southernmost extremes. It has been designated as a Site of
The term solstice can also be used in a Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due
broader sense, as the day when this to its grassland type, and wide range of
occurs. Solstices, together with the wild flowers. The meadow was
equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. purchased by the Trust in 1985, and
In some cultures they are considered to has been described as ‗the best
example of a species rich neutral
start or separate the seasons, while in
grassland in Nottinghamshire‘.
others they fall nearer the middle. Here in England, the period around the
June solstice is known as midsummer, and Midsummer's Day is 24 June, about About the Reserve
three days after the solstice itself. For the June solstice, Christian cultures The reserve is an ancient meadow and has not been chemically treated or ploughed in
celebrate the feast of St. John. recent times. The ancient ridges and furrows are clearly visible. This traditional
meadow has a variety of flowers and grasses, including cowslip, green winged orchid,
yellow rattle, pignut, adders tongue and oxeye daisy. Such unimproved pasture
habitat is scarce in Nottinghamshire.
A clove of garlic, planted near a rose bush Conservation Management
will ward off greenfly and not affect the Management of the site is by traditional methods. The sward is allowed to grow
throughout the spring and early summer, before being cut for hay in July. During the
rose‘s wonderful perfume.
late summer and autumn the re-growing grassland is kept fairly short by grazing, and
before Christmas the animals are removed. This system maintains the rich flora and
If St Vitus day be rainy weather allows a range of butterflies and moths to flourish.
It will rain for forty days together.
(15th June) How to Get There
Ashton‘s Meadow is located 2km East of Treswell Wood in North Nottinghamshire.
A swarm of bees in June Visitors are asked to avoid trampling the hay crop (May to June), and disturbing
is worth a silver spoon. grazing animals (August to February). The entrance at (SK787800) can be reached
from South Leverton, along Rampton Lane (0.7km). A second entrance is at the
Sow beans in the mud opposite end of Rampton Lane, at Catchwater Drain Bridge east of Treswell. A public
footpath crosses the site, running north south, just inside the western boundary.
they‘ll grow like wood. Rambling Rose
A monthly look at ways to Combat Crime
With East Bassetlaw’s Neighbourhood
Policing Inspector, Jenny Madin
Having a barbecue? – Don’t invite a thief.
It’s usually around this time of the year when dad decides to dust off the barbe-
cue, put on his apron and indulge in his annual spot of cooking.
Yes, with the light nights and warm summer Don’t leave garden tools and
weather it’s barbecue time once again, but furniture out all night. It might be a
it is important that you do not invite an nuisance putting them away every
unwanted guest to your party – a burglar. night, but at least you’ll know they
And you probably won’t even know they will be there the next time you want
have been, until it’s too late. them, and a thief cannot use them
Like you and me, thieves just love barbe- to break into your house.
cues…warm summer weather…open win- Remember to lock your
dows…open doors…and everyone outside garage and garden shed every
enjoying themselves. Exactly the conditions night, using a good strong lock. If
a sneak thief is looking for. your shed has a window, cover it
The opportunities for sneak in burglaries with a curtain so a thief cannot see
always increase at this time of year but what is inside. Chain larger items
they are relatively easy to prevent. A few together to make them difficult for a
simple precautions will keep a sneak thief thief to take away and use a marker
out while you enjoy your barbecue. pen to mark your property with your
People think ‘It can’t happen to me’, but it postcode and house number.
can – and it does.
So, I’ve put together a few points for you to These are just common sense precau-
remember, these will keep your home se- tions that everyone can take to make
cure while you enjoy a carefree summer sure you enjoy the summer and a thief
evening outdoors. doesn’t.
Never leave windows open if you are And, a final word of warning to careless
not in the room. An open window is an householders. If you do leave windows
open invitation to a thief. And never go out and doors open and you are burgled, you
and leave windows open. could receive a further nasty shock when
If you are out in the back garden, you try to make an insurance claim.
make sure ALL the doors and windows at A lot of insurance companies are now
the front are locked and secured. reducing payments or even refusing to
Don’t leave your car keys or other pay out all together if doors and win-
valuables on the hall table or by a window. dows have been left open, arguing that it
A thief will break a window to snatch your is your negligence that has led to the
keys and valuables – and then come back theft.
later for the car.
For more information on combating crime, you can contact your Safer Neighbourhood
Team Beat Manager, Pc Chris Glover on 07595 074176 or PCSO Cath Phillips on
07525 409789 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
letter received from Bassetlaw District
Council Following The Petition re the FlIEs
The Parish Priest writes
Once more many gardens are a riot of colour as plants come into bloom. Surrounded
by so much beauty we might identify with the words of the modern hymn writer, David
Mansell, who felt moved to write:
'Jesus is Lord! Creation's voice proclaims it,
For by his power, each tree and flower was planned and made.'
I have recently come across the following poem by an anonymous writer (if you know
the name of the author, please let me know):
God might have made the earth bring forth
Enough for great and small,
The oak tree and the cedar tree,
Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Without a flower at all.
He might have made enough, enough
Ingredients (to serve 8) For every want of ours,
For the Cake For the crumble topping For food, and medicine, and toil,
125g/4½oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 100g/3½oz butter And yet have made no flowers.
275g/9¾oz caster sugar 100g/3½oz flour
Then wherefore, wherefore were they made Our outward life requires them not;
2 free-range eggs 100g/3½oz demerara sugar All dyed with rainbow light, Then wherefore had they birth?
125ml/4½fl oz full-fat milk 1 tsp ground cinnamon All fashioned with supremest grace, To minister delight to man,
200g/7oz plain flour cream, to serve Up springing day and night? To beautify the earth.
2 tsp baking powder Springing in the valleys green and low, To whisper hope, to comfort man,
And on the mountains high, When'er his faith is dim;
And in the silent wilderness, For he who careth for the flowers,
Where no man passeth by. Will much more care for him.
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm/8in springform tin.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale yellow and fluffy, then whisk in the This year our four parishes are joining once again in a Flower Festival to be held this
eggs and milk, a little at a time, until well combined. time in Everton starting on the evening of Friday 17 June and finishing at 6.30pm on
3. Stir in the flour and baking powder, then fold in the raspberries. Sunday 19 June with a Songs of Praise service in Holy Trinity Church at which the
4. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 20cm/8in springform cake tin and bake in the preacher will be Bishop Tony Porter, the Bishop of Sherwood. Do come and join us as
oven for 30-40 minutes. we delight in the beauty of flowers and thank God for them.
5. Meanwhile, for the crumble topping, rub the butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a
bowl until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
6. Sprinkle the mixture onto a baking tray and bake in the oven 12-15 minutes, or until pale Yours in Christ Jonathan
7. Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle over the baked crumble topping. Bake for a fur- Contact details for our parish priest:
ther 10-12 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes
out clean. (If the top of the cake is golden-brown before the cake is cooked through, cover the For all queries about weddings, baptisms, funerals or other pastoral needs
tin with a sheet of aluminium foil to stop the top burning.) please contact: the Reverend Jonathan Smithurst, The Rectory, Abbey Road,
8. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Remove the cake from the tin and cool on Mattersey, Doncaster, DN10 5DX. Telephone 01777-817364.
a wire rack. His day off is Friday.
9. To serve, slice the cake into wedges and serve with the cream.