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Wiverton News – June/July 2019

The Wiverton News
from your village churches and chapels
June’July 2019
To every thing there is a season (Ecclesiastes 3)

Dear Friends
As I write this, I’m looking onto a garden in full leaf, bathed in glorious sunshine: the year has moved into early summer and there’s definitely been a distinct change since I last introduced this magazine two months ago.
Similarly, there has been a marked progression in our appointment process for a new Rector. Our Parish Profile, a key document in this process, has been finalised and published. We have been particularly encouraged by Bishop Paul’s positive comments included in this Profile, and hope this will help catch the attention of potential applicants.
Adverts were placed in the Church Times in May, as well as on relevant websites. The interview date has been set in July, and two Parish representatives, together with Bishop Paul, our Archdeacon and a Crown ecclesiastical representative will make up the interview panel.
If you’d like to know more, further details and regular updates may be found on the website
In the meantime, please pray that the right person will be drawn to work among us, for the sake of the whole community.
Of course things are far from being ‘on hold’ while we are without a Rector. In the pages to come you’ll find information on events and services across the various villages of our Parish, open to all. In addition, with lay leaders and the support of retired clergy, we are here to respond to needs, whether general pastoral concerns or to take care of baptisms, weddings or funerals, so please feel free to make contact.
You’re welcome!
Hilary Tabron (Recognised Lay Minister)

House Groups in the
Parish of Wiverton in the Vale
Groups meet in different villages to learn together and support one another through Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
All welcome.
Please contact one of the following for up-to–date information.
Cropwell Bishop: Tuesdays, 2.15 for 2.30 -4.00pm
Hilary Tabron: 0115 9894836
Ann Mansell: 0115 9892770
7.15 for 7.30 – 9.00pm
Granby: Tuesdays, 7.15 for 7.30 – 9.00pm
Maureen Wright: 01949 850441
Langar: Mondays 8.00pm,(fortnightly) please check dates
Robin & Julie Coles 01949 860655,
Monday mornings in St Giles’ Church
8.55am – 10am
with time for you, whether for peace and quiet or for friendly company, and the opportunity to chat over a problem in confidence if you wish.
Coffee Cake Chat
A welcoming social time for all generations,
in St Giles’ every Wednesday, 9am to 11am.
Toys available for pre-school children
Contact: Vivien Hall 0115 989025
This overlaps with Bellringing Beginners, from 10am, so why not enjoy coffee and cake then learn a new hobby?
Contact: Colin Bryan 07778 890139

JOY! – joyous, informal child-friendly worship for all the Parish of Wiverton in the Vale, offered once a month.
St Giles’ Church, Cropwell Bishop
Look out for dates in 2019
J – Jesus, on whom our faith is centred.
O – offers, never forces but waits for you to accept
Y – you, means you – Jesus offers you: love, peace, forgiveness, salvation, freedom, eternal life …… and of course JOY!
Sundays 10.30am
June 9th
July 14th
Pentecost Family Festival
Bishop’s Manor, Southwell
Saturday 8th June from 11am until 2.30pm
For families with children aged 5-11 (there will be creche activities for younger children).
This free event aims to bring families together to celebrate Pentecost and enjoy worship, activities, games and refreshments – there will be food trucks and an ice-cream van there all day.
If you wish to go to the festival or would like more information, contact:
Video link:

Songs of Praise
All Saints, Granby
Sunday 30th June 6pm
Everyone in the Parish (and those who are not!) is invited to this informal service of song.
St Giles’ Church, Cropwell Bishop
10.30am – 11.30am, Tuesday 4thJune
A special ‘service’ for
with meditation stations and readings.
Coffee and Cake to follow

A View from the Pew
“Glad that I live am I” is a favourite hymn of mine. Those who know it will know that the next line is, “that the sky is blue”. Anyway, I hope you get my drift.
I am still ‘glad that I live’ but, like others, I am also deeply concerned about the planet, the environment, our villages and the future for our children and grandchildren. Experts have been explaining the dangers of climate change and pollution for decades but you cannot fail to have noticed there is now a developing sense of urgency.
The Church plays its part in taking practical action towards the environment and has several helpful policies and initiatives including Eco-Church (please browse the links below). Now is the time to do more to make practical “green” changes within our communities and consider our use of the earth’s resources, redoubling our efforts so we can be “glad for the country lanes and the fall of dew.”
Good Food, Good Friendship,
and a Good Time.
Thursdays 6th June, 4th july
(thereafter first Thursday of the month)
12.20 for 12.30p.m.
Colston Bassett Village Hall
includes the usual homemade soups, bread and biscuits, coffee or tea.
All Welcome!
(For more details Maureen Wright 01949 850 441)

Services and Child friendly
Tythby Holy Trinity
Cropwell Butler
Methodist Church
Cropwell Bishop
St Giles
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
2nd June
7th Sunday of Easter
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar 10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist 6.00pm Granby 6.00pm Cropwell Butler Tuesday
4th June
10.30am St Giles’ Cropwell Bishop 9th June
10.30am Tythby
Holy Communion
10.30am St Giles
JOY! All Parish Child-friendly Service
10.30am Methodist Church Holy Communion
16th June
Trinity Sunday
11.00am Cropwell Butler Family communion
10.30am St Giles
All Age Service
10.30am Methodist Church Morning worship
23rd June
1st Sunday after Trinity
10.30am Tythby
Morning worship
11.00am Cropwell Butler Family service
10.30am St Giles
Holy Communion
3.00pm Chapel anniversary
30th June
2nd Sunday after Trinity
10.30am St John’s, Colston Bassett 10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist 1-5pm Cropwell Butler 6.00pm All Saints, Granby

Events JUNE 2019
Granby All Saints
Elton St Michael
Langar St Andrew
Colston Bassett
St John the Divine
Holy Communion for all ages
Morning worship
All Parish Evensong with Joint Churches Choir
Fellowship service
A special ‘service’ for THY KINGDOM COME, including meditation
stations and readings.
10.30am Langar
Morning worship
Holy Communion
9.00am Granby
Holy Communion
10.30am Langar Holy Communion
Father’s Day Service
Martin’s Arms
9.00am Granby
Morning worship
All Parish Holy Communion
Morning worship
Flower Festival
All Parish Songs of Praise

Services and Events JULY Child friendly
Tythby Holy Trinity
Cropwell Butler
Methodist Church
Cropwell Bishop
St Giles
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
7th July
3rd Sunday after Trinity
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist
6.00pm Cropwell Butler
14th July
4th Sunday after Trinity
10.30am Tythby
Holy Communion
10.30am St Giles JOY! All Parish informal, child-friendly worship
10.30am Methodist Church Morning worship
21st July
5th Sunday after Trinity
11.00 am Cropwell Butler Family service
Evensong with Joint Churches Choir
10.30am St Giles
All Age Service
10.30am Methodist Church Holy Communion
28th July
6th Sunday after Trinity
10.30am Tythby
11.00am Family service
10.30am St Giles
Holy Communion
10.30am Methodist Church Morning worship

JULY 2019
Granby All Saints
Elton St Michael
Langar St Andrew
Colston Bassett
St John the Divine
Holy Communion for all ages
Morning worship
Fellowship service
Morning worship
Holy Communion
9.00am Granby
Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion
Morning worship with infant Baptism
9.00am Elton
Holy Communion

Cranmer Company of Singers Good Friday Come and Sing
For the annual Come & Sing event on Good Friday at Bottesford Church, organised by the Cranmer Company of Singers, the sun shone and a RECORD BREAKING 190 people came and sung the Mozart Requiem. What’s more, they and their family and friends and local supporters made it a RECORD BREAKING fundraiser.
We broke all records and raised £2,409 for Tearfund Yemen Crisis Appeal. Everyone involved is rightly proud and grateful to all who contributed with their voice and their donations.
Deborah Davies, Musical Director and the soloists, with a team of practical helpers, give their time and talents freely for the charity and deserve huge praise.
Next year is already planned – Good Friday April 10th, Come & Sing The Rutter Requiem.
Margaret Hunt
Flower Festival
Cropwell Butler Methodist Chapel is holding a Flower Festival as part of the Village Open Gardens on 30th June
Please bring your displays
The theme is: ‘Memories of People and Village Events’ and we are hoping that as many people as possible will bring and arrange flowers, with a notice explaining who or what they are commemorating. If you don’t want to arrange flowers, then another possibility is to make a garden in a tray box.
Scrap books of both Village and Chapel history will also be on display.
Please bring the displays ready, or do them in the Chapel on Saturday, 29th June between 10am and 1pm.
(Unfortunately, it will not be possible for Chapel members to make displays for people from donated flowers because they will be doing the overall decoration.)

Bingham and District Choral Society
Combine music with shopping in Newark
Saturday 6th July 2019 at 11.30am
St Mary’s Parish Church, Newark
Over the past two years, we have concluded our singing year with a short, informal lunch-time concert in St Mary’s Parish Church, Newark. We have enjoyed beautiful weather on both occasions and have attracted tourists and Saturday shoppers as well as regular supporters of the choir.
Last year we performed alongside other choirs and ensembles as part of the Byron Festival. This year the choir will give its own concert of English folk songs, including a selection from John Rutter’s Sprig of Thyme. This will take place on Saturday 6th July 2109 at 11.30am and will last for approximately 45 minutes.

Refinding the “Lost Church” of St Ethelburga’s, Langar, Nottinghamshire
On 1st April 2019 we received the exciting news that Project SEAL had been successful in its bid for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The funding will allow us to begin our project to discover the history of the Medieval Pilgrimage site of St Ethelburga’s which will then be shared with both the local community and wider.
From items already found on site we believe the site has been occupied from the Iron Age until the 17th century. Volunteers will be trained to identify and date the finds to help us confirm the age of the finds and build a time-line for the site. This will be backed up with further site surveys, examining historic documents relating to the site, old maps, photographs etc to determine what the area around Langar and Barnstone was like in earlier times.
We will be holding a series of workshops to train volunteers.
The first five of these will be held in St Andrew’s, Langar between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm on
22nd May, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July
Further workshops will be held during the Autumn and early in the New Year.
If you are interested please feel free to attend any or all of the workshops even for part of the day. No previous experience is required – just your curiosity and enthusiasm!
For further details please contact Nigel Wood on 01949 860001
Next Messy Chapel in Cropwell Butler
Come along and join us in June…..
More science experiments, story, + create displays for Flower Festival &, of course, sharing CAKE.
For all primary children. Bring your Mums, Dads, Grannies, Grandads and anyone else. Younger siblings can also join in.
Facebook: Cropwell Butler Methodist Chapel or
Friday, 28th June from
5pm – 6.15 pm
@ Cropwell Butler Chapel

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From the Registers
28th April
Jake Harry Estrup Avis
St Giles’, Cropwell Bishop
12th May
Jake Alexander McEwan
St Andrew’s, Langar
Funerals and Burials
20th March
Freda Bentley
St Andrew’s, Langar and Oxton Tythe Green Burial Ground
24th April
Enid Fahy
St Andrew’s, Langar
2nd May
Albert and Alice
Gedling Crematorium
8th May 19
Georgina Smith
St Andrew’s Langar

Who’s who
Church of England
The Parish of Wiverton in the Vale
The parish is presently in the process of appointing a new rector.
As a consequence, questions about marriages will be dealt with by Ann Mansell (; funerals by Katharine Bacon (see below) and pastoral matters by Hilary Tabron (see below).
Katharine Bacon. tel 01949 860779
Recognised Lay Minister (RLM):
Mrs Hilary Tabron, 8 Cropwell Butler Road,
Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham NG12 3DD
tel: 0115 989 4836 email:
Methodist Church
Ministers: The Rev’d Martin T Smithson (Superintendent) 32 Mallow Way, Bingham,
Nottingham NG13 8TZ
tel: 01949 837330 email:
The Rev’d Helen Shallow
18 Bowbridge Lane, Bottesford, NG13 0AQ
tel: 01949 842 952 email:
For baptisms and funerals, contact Katharine Bacon (above); for weddings, Ann Mansell (0115 9892770 or; for pastoral matters, Hilary Tabron (above). For general PCC matters and the website, Nick Perry,
For dedications, baptisms, weddings, funerals and membership in the Methodist Church, contact The Rev’ds Martin Smithson or Helen Shallow (above).