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Wiverton News – December 2018/January 2019

The Wiverton News
from your village churches and chapels
Dec 2018/Jan 2019

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Dear Friends
Did you know that the season of Advent marks the beginning a new year for the church? It’s a time when we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and there’s an important dimension of self reflection which is often diminished in our homes and in our churches by the busyness of Christmas.
Since her final letter to you, Bronwen has had her own new beginning, and has been installed in her new group of Parishes at a very special service in which over twenty people from Wiverton in the Vale were able to share. Over the next few months different people from the church community will be penning these letters to keep you up to date and hopefully to give you a pause for thought.
In the Parish of Wiverton in the Vale we too are in a time of new beginning, and like the season of Advent, it’s a ‘not yet’ period of preparation, as we go through the reflection and other processes towards appointing a new Rector. You could say we’re in the early stages of gestation. The period of time involved could take about as long as a typical pregnancy, but it’s not unusual in rural Parishes for the process to take twice as long as that!
Where does that leave us? Who’s in charge? What will happen about services? The Churchwardens and the PCC are the local people taking responsibility and making decisions. We have other gifted and hard working lay people also taking on tasks and responsibilities: some well used to this and others ‘stepping up’ for the first time. However, we are far from being cut adrift! The wider organisation of the Church of England really comes into its own at times like this with a framework of church law to guide us and an Area Dean and Archdeacon to support us. We are fortunate in having a number of retired clergy making themselves available to us to help us maintain our pattern of worship, particularly Holy Communion, and we are very grateful to them. We need these dog-collared friends for baptisms and marriages too. (See back cover for contact details.)
As we make our ‘journey’ through this time without a Rector, we remember the journey Mary and Joseph made leading up to the birth of Jesus. We share in that journey of anticipation and preparation through Advent, until on Christmas Day we delight in the wonder of new birth, and behind that, the God who loved us so much that he sent his Son, the same God who loves us so much that he travels with us in all our ‘journeys’ if we invite him to.
On behalf of the Churchwardens and PCC, I wish you every blessing in the coming days, weeks and months, whatever new opportunities or challenges face you
Hilary Tabron Churchwarden and 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,
Wednesdays, 7.15 for 7.30 – 9.00pm
Ann Mansell: 0115 9892770,
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
(NB NOT on 24th Dec or 31st Dec.)
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
December 16th, 10.30am – look out for dates in 2019
P.S. JOY! It’s a funny name for a gathering to worship God in church on a Sunday morning. Actually we think it’s a brilliant name!
Firstly, it’s new and different and short, and we plan to have a new and different gathering (and not just for children, though of course children are very good at being full of joy)
Secondly its roots are very old. The folk in the Bible were often sad, and very often grumpy, but still they knew about joy. They used to rejoice and celebrate, praising God and thanking him for his goodness whenever they could.
Thirdly, it is beautifully spelt.
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!
When the bells rang out on the 11th November 1918 they announced the end of the most catastrophic war the world had yet seen. At the time bells were at the heart of the community, marking events of great significance and communicating to people long before modern technology connected us.
To commemorate the 1400 bell ringers who died in the First World War, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, together with the Big Ideas Company and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, launched a new campaign to recruit 1400 new bell ringers.
We did our bit in Wiverton in the Vale!
Under the watchful eye of Tower Captain Colin Bryan, a number of beginners and returners learned or refreshed their bell ringing skills in the happy cake-fuelled setting of ‘Coffee, Cake and Chat’ on Wednesday mornings at St Giles Cropwell Bishop.
The wonderful result of this was that on Armistice Day, as the nation’s bells rang out in celebration at 12.30pm – echoing what had happened one hundred years ago – we had enough bell ringers to ‘man’ all of our local towers. For some of the new ringers this was their first ring with a team in public. This achievement, for them, was just as challenging as that of the more experienced ringers, who, over the previous two weeks, had recorded quarter peals at Granby and Cropwell Bishop, also to
The Granby team of ringers for their Quarter Peal
Granby and Sutton Singers invite you to our annual
“Christmas Cheer”
sing along concert
Saturday December 1st at 7.00pm
All Saints Church, Granby
About an hour of seasonal songs for all the family
followed by coffee and mince pies in Granby Village Hall
Tickets £5 (children free)
C Headland (01949 850940)
I Daw (01949 851212)
mark the end of World War 1.
Thank you to all those who joined the campaign and became a bell ringer in 2018, and thank you to those who have kept up the art over many years and who support and teach others.
Would you too like to take up bellringing?
‘Bellringer Beginners’ meets on Wednesdays from about 10am in St Giles’ Church, overlapping with Coffee, Cake and Chat. You’ll be made warmly welcome. For more information, contact Colin: 07778 890139
The ringers who took part in the Quarter Peal at St Giles’ Church, Cropwell Bishop with Andrew Charlett, Chairman of Barnstone and District RBL Branch, and Sir Andrew Pulford, President.
Services and Events for Child friendly
Tythby Holy Trinity
Cropwell Butler
Methodist Church
Cropwell Bishop
St Giles
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
2nd December
Advent Sunday
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
6.00pm All Parish Service, Granby
6.00pm Cropwell Butler Methodist Church
9th December
Advent 2
10.30am Tythby
Holy Communion
11am Cropwell Butler Toy Service
10.30am Village Toy Service, Methodist Church with Joint Churches’ Choir
13th December
7.30pm Methodist Church Big Carol Sing (incl. mince pies)
16th December
Advent 3
6pm Cropwell Butler
Christmas Fellowship
10.30am St Giles
JOY! All Parish informal, child-friendly worship
10.30am Methodist Church Morning Worship
23rd December
Advent 4
10.30am Tythby
Carol service
10.30am Cropwell Butler
Carol Service at Cropwell Bishop
9.00am St Giles All parish Holy Communion
10.30am Methodist Church Carol Service with Holy Communion
24th December
10.00pm Tythby Holy Communion
6.30pm Cropwell Butler Candlelit Carol Service with Nativity
3.30pm St Giles
Crib service
6.00pm St Giles Carols by candlelight
25th December CHRISTMAS
10.00am St Giles Holy Communion for all ages
30 December 1st after Christmas
10.00am Colston Bassett Village Hall
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
Granby All Saints
Elton St Michael
Langar St Andrew
Colston Bassett
St John the Divine
Holy Communion with Children’s Church
Morning Worship
Evensong with joint churches choir
Evening Fellowship
3.00pm Langar Christingle
50th Anniversary
Morning Worship
6.00pm Granby
Carol service
Holy Communion
6.00pm Elton Carols by candle light
4.00pm Langar Carols by candlelight
4.00pm Colston Carols by candlelight
10.00pm Granby
Holy Communion
8.00pm Langar,
Holy Communion
8.00pm Colston
Holy Communion
8.30am Elton Holy Communion BCP for all ages
All Parish Holy Communion with carols
Morning Worship
Services and Events Child friendly
Tythby Holy Trinity
Cropwell Butler
Methodist Church
Cropwell Bishop
St Giles
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
6th January
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
6.00pm St Giles, Cropwell Bishop
6.00pm Cropwell Butler
13th January
1st Sunday after Epiphany
Plough Sunday
10.30am Tythby
Morning Worship for Plough Sunday
10.30am Village Service, St Giles with Joint Churches’ Choir
20th January
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
11am Cropwell Butler Family communion and Covenant service
10.30am St Giles
All-age Worship
10.30am Methodist Church Morning Worship
27th January
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
10.30am Tythby
Holy Communion
11am Cropwell Butler Family service
9.00am St Giles
Holy Communion
10.30am Methodist Church Covenant Service
10.30am St Giles
JOY! All Parish informal, child-friendly worship
3rd February
4th Sunday after Epiphany
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
January 2019
Granby All Saints
Elton St Michael
Langar St Andrew
Colston Bassett
St John the Divine
Holy Communion with Children’s Church
Morning Worship
Evening Prayer with Joint Churches’ Choir
Evening Fellowship
10.30am Langar
Morning worship
Holy Communion
9.00am Granby
Holy Communion
10.30am Langar Holy Communion
Morning worship
9.00am Elton
Morning Prayer
Holy Communion with Children’s Church
Morning Worship
Souperbowl Christmas Special
Good Food, Good Friendship,
and a Good Time.
Thursday 6th December 12.20 p.m.
Colston Bassett Village Hall
includes the usual homemade soups, bread and biscuits,
coffee or tea, plus
a raffle and
guest appearances from Cropwell Bishop Singers
All Welcome!
January Souperbowl will be on Thursday 10th January.
Barnstone Under Five Group
When: Tuesdays 9.30-11am
Where: Barnstone Village Hall
Running term time up until Dec 18th, re start January 8th 2019
To Include: Play, Story, Snacks and Time to Chat
Enquiries on: 07974145392 (Lucy)
We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, coffee , clear
away. If you would be willing to join us once a month please
give Lucy a call.
Transported with delight
Are you that special person we are looking for? Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme urgently needs new volunteer drivers in the local area for its community transport service. The service helps elderly and disabled passengers get out and about keeping them active and independent. Demand is outstripping supply in local villages so there’s an urgent need for more volunteer drivers. Passengers are getting in touch with more requests to go to the shops, doctors, dentists, social clubs, hospitals, hairdressers and to visit friends and family.
Volunteer drivers need to be friendly, like meeting people, have a clean driving licence and have some spare time. A bit of time given freely makes the world of difference to someone who would like to get out and about, but who can’t do this easily. Volunteer drivers used their own cars for which they get a mileage fee of 45p per mile travelled.
People who are retired, work part time or who have some spare time are ideal. Drivers need to be used to dealing with a wide variety of people, reliable and have vital life skills that the community needs. Becoming a volunteer driver (from 1 day a week up to 5 days) could ease people into retirement, or give people something useful to do, while still keeping them busy and being community-minded as a volunteer.
Interested in finding out more? Email:
or call us on: 0115 969 9060
For under 5s and their carers
• Friday, 10.30-11.30
• Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, Nottingham Rd. Cropwell Bishop
 Toys; craft; story; song; juice & biscuits
 Chat; tea & coffee; cake (usually)
No charge – Do come and join us
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From the Registers
5 October
David Sibley and Janet Rogers
St Giles, Cropwell Bishop
2 September
Alice Rose Hutchinson
All Saints, Granby
16 September
Benjamin James Hoyland and Louisa Mary Lymn Rose
St John’s, Colston Basset
11 October
John David Gibson
St Andrew’s, Langar
30 October
Emily Plowright
Grantham Crematorium
Burial of Ashes
30 August
Betty Goddard
St Andrew’s, Langar
11 September
Philip Lodge
St Giles, Cropwell Bishop
12 October
John David Gibson
Holy Trinity, Tythby
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 and baptisms by Katharine Bacon (see below) and pastoral matters by Hilary Tabron (see below).
Katharine Bacon. tel 01949 860779 (Harby)
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 Katherine 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).