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Wiverton News – February/March 2019

The Wiverton News
from your village churches and chapels
Feb/Mar 2019
‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up …..’
1 Thess. 5:11
A tale of two BREXITs!
Even though I am writing this in mid-January I doubt very much that by the time you read this piece the fog around BREXIT will have lifted. [I would be delighted if I were wrong!] Sadly, the huge challenge that this country has faced since the summer of 2016 had turned into a drama and now evolved into a crisis. Change is often difficult, but I think that most people in this country feel let down by the leaders of all parties in their inability to come together to agree the best way forward for the country. Instead of focussing on what is best for the country, politicians have sought to advance their own causes and beliefs which is why we are in the predicament that we now face.
But we as a parish have also had to deal with our own BREXIT when Bron announced in the summer that she felt called by God to minister to a new parish in the north of the county. So as a parish we have had to deal with, and continue to deal with, significant change. Bron achieved a lot during the 12 years she was with us but perhaps the most telling part of her legacy is how we get on without her before a new vicar is appointed. [ A great deal is being done to find her successor, so don’t worry unduly!].
Whilst it is early days in many ways, and with the help of many people, we are just about managing to keep the number of services the same as before. We are able to do this with the vital and much appreciated support of a number of retired vicars led by Rev Canon Keith Turner and his wife Jane, who had been supporting Bron for a while. Not only that but all our lay leaders have stepped up significantly to meet the challenge and by the clergy and the laity coming together, and focussing on God’s will, we are managing to do a good job, or so we are told by our Archdeacon!
Perhaps Westminster could learn something from the Wiverton Parish?
Probably we will be like this for quite a few more months but we are open for business as usual [as you can see from schedule of services in the centrefold] so please do continue to support your church or if you haven’t been for a while then we would love to see you!
Edward Hine (churchwarden)

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,
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

Monday mornings in St Giles’ Church
9.00am – 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.
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
Watch out for posters
Next Messy Chapel in Cropwell Butler
Come along and join us in March…..
More science experiments, story, craft, song &, of course, sharing CAKE
For all primary children.
Bring your Mums, Dads, Grannies, Grandads and anyone else.
Younger siblings can also join in.
Check it out:
Facebook: Cropwell Butler Methodist Chapel or
Friday, 1st March from
5pm – 6.15 pm

JOY! – joyous, informal child-friendly worship for all the Parish of Wiverton in the Vale, offered once a month.
St Giles’ Church, Cropwell Bishop
Feb 10th and March 10th, 10.30am
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 different and short. We plan to have a new and different gathering each month(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!

Thank You ….
….to all everyone who donated items for the Food Bank at Christmas
The car loads taken, both before and after Christmas, were much appreciated
Cropwell Butler Methodist Chapel
A Saturday Evening Out
St Giles’ Church, Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm
with the lively Nottingham-based acapella choir back by popular demand:
Tickets via Mark Snelgrove or Hilary Tabron or on the door,
£8.00, accompanied children (up to 16) £2.00
First drink and light refreshments included – Bar available – Raffle
P.S. The heating in church will have been reinstated by then.
Women’s World Day of Prayer
an annual date when people (men and women) can come together in worship, regardless of denomination or tradition.
Friday 1st March, St Andrew’s, Langar, 1.45pm
This year’s service has been put together by a team of women from Slovenia, so we can look forward to finding out more about that country as we share inspiring worship.

Saturday 16th February
10.00am – 4.00pm, Minster School, Southwell
Tickets £20 / £17.20 concessions
Lifted is all about encouraging and inspiring you on your journey with God.
Rachel Hickson and Helen Azer will challenge us to consider what God wants from us in this season and how we can be lifted to the next level of faith. Don’t miss this great opportunity to worship, learn, laugh and even shop together!
Rachel and Helen are based in Oxford and together form the ‘dynamic duo’ of Heartcry for Change. They travel throughout the world bringing a practical and prophetic message of hope, equipping God’s people to fulfil their potential and leave a legacy of change.

Services and Child friendly
Tythby Holy Trinity
Cropwell Butler
Methodist Church
Cropwell Bishop
St Giles
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
Week 1
Sunday 3rd
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist
6.00pm Tythby
6.00pm Cropwell Butler
Week 2
Fourth Sunday before Lent
10.30am Tythby
Holy Communion
10.30am Village Service Methodist Church
10.30am St Giles
JOY! All Parish informal, child-friendly worship
Week 3
Third Sunday before Lent
11 am Cropwell Butler Family Service
10.30am St Giles
All-age Worship
10.30am Methodist Church Morning Worship
Week 4
Second Sunday before Lent
10.30am Tythby
Morning worship
11am Cropwell Butler Family Service
10.30am St Giles
Holy Communion
10.30am Methodist Church Morning Worship

Events Feb 2019
Granby All Saints
Elton St Michael
Langar St Andrew
Colston Bassett
St John the Divine
Holy Communion for all ages
Morning Worship
Evensong with Joint Churches Choir
Fellowship Service
10.30am Langar
Morning worship
Holy Communion
9.00am Granby
Holy Communion
10.30am Langar Holy Communion
Morning worship
9.00am Granby
Morning worship

Services and Child friendly
Tythby Holy Trinity
Cropwell Butler
Methodist Church
Cropwell Bishop
St Giles
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
Friday 1st March
1.45pm St Andrew, Langar
March 3rd
10.30am All Parish Service, Langar
10.30am Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church
6.00pm Granby
6.00pm Cropwell Butler Methodist Church
Ash Wednesday
7.00pm St John the Divine, Colston Bassett
March 10th
1st Sunday of Lent
10.30am Tythby
Holy Communion
10.30am St Giles
JOY! All Parish informal, child-friendly worship
10.30am Methodist Church Morning Worship
March 17th
2nd Sunday of Lent
11am Cropwell Butler Methodist Church Family Service
10.30am St Giles
All-age Worship
10.30am Methodist Church
Morning Worship
March 24th
3rd Sunday of Lent
10.30am Tythby
Morning Worship
11am Cropwell Butler Methodist Church Family Service
10.30am St Giles
Holy Communion
10.30am Methodist Church
Morning Worship
Week 5
DATE 31st
Mothering Sunday
Cropwell Butler Methodist Church Tea followed by
4pm Holy Communion
10.30am St Giles
All Age Worship
for Mothering Sunday
10.30am Methodist Church
Morning Worship

Events March 2019
Granby All Saints
Elton St Michael
Langar St Andrew
Colston Bassett
St John the Divine
Women’s World Day of Prayer
Holy Communion for all ages
Morning Worship
Evensong with Joint Church’s Choir
Evening Fellowship
Holy Communion with Ashing
Morning worship
Holy Communion
9.00am Granby
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Morning worship
9.00am Elton
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
for Mothering Sunday
Morning worship
for Mothering Sunday

Come & Sing
Mozart ‘Requiem’
Good Friday, 19 April
at Bottesford Parish Church
The Cranmer Company of Singers and Musical Director Deborah Davies are hosting another charity Come & Sing. This popular event, where time and talents are freely given, raised a record £1,908 in 2017 then £1,400 in 2018, so bring your voice, bring a friend, have a good time and see how much we can raise in 2019.
The Guardian describes it as uniquely breathtaking music that shows us pain, lament and fleeting serenity. All who sing it feel the intensity of the score and few can help wondering about the chilling mystery around its composition. The stories fuelled the famous play and film Amadeus.
All welcome – £6/8/10 to sing (tiered as we ask you to select the amount you wish to give.)
Donations on door from audience.
Rehearsal starts 4.30pm (arrive earlier), charity performance at 7.30pm.
Singers please book your place by contacting Anny: or 07415 512729
Music provided if required.
Money raised will go to charity – Tearfund Yemen Crisis Appeal.
Local Soloists: Rachel Cropley, Sarah Morris, Colin Reed, Geoff Harbach
Organist: Paul Hayward
Conductor: Deborah Davies
Singers – if you wish, bring a picnic supper to have between rehearsal and performance.
Sober dress – Men: suit & tie, Ladies: sober Sunday best.
Come …. and ….Sing, or Come & Listen, you will be made very welcome.

Good Food, Good Friendship,
and a Good Time.
Thursdays 7th February and 7th March
(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)
The Cranmer Company of Singers is looking for a few additional tenors and basses to join us for an exciting year of singing. Whilst we are particularly looking for a few more men, we would also welcome enquiries from altos and sopranos.
We are a welcoming, friendly choir who have a lot of fun socially whilst singing absolutely wonderful music in brilliant venues around the U.K. and abroad. This year we have been asked to sing at Beverley Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey and at the Bazilika in Budapest ! In addition to this we will host our annual Good Friday charity ‘Come & Sing’ at Bottesford Church, this year singing the powerful and beautiful Mozart ‘Requiem’. Everyone is welcome to join us for this event. We also put on concerts in the local area, sometimes with an orchestra which is always very exciting.
Come along and join us for a few rehearsals to see how you get along !
Please contact Deborah Davies on 01949 851030 or 0775 909 1160 or email for more information or just to have a chat about the possibility of joining us.

Copy Deadline
for the next edition of the Wiverton News
Thurs. 21st March
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SAM Lewis – In Concert
Tickets now available for the latest Live & Local event in Colston Bassett on Friday 15 February:
Featuring rising Nashville singer-songwriter Sam Lewis.
With a storyteller’s eye, combining rich soulful vocals, stirring guitar solos and compelling, well-crafted songs, this is swampy Southern country roots with an emotional, political punch.
His songs are multi-faceted gems falling into an intersection between soul, blues and country. Sam has a shimmering laidback optimism that bolsters his glide-along philosophy, he channels an instant star power that is not forced nor contrived.
Sam’s 2015 album ‘Waiting on You’ featured in The Telegraph’s list of top country albums in that year.
Join us to shake out those winter blues
Colston Bassett Village Hall : Friday 15th February 7.30 pm Tickets in advance only: £10. Bar.
Contacts for tickets:
Tel: 01949 81720
Email: cbvvevents
CB Events: Supported by Notts County and District Councils and Arts Council

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From the Registers
27 December
Gavin Whitlock and Lisa Jordan
St Andrew, Langar
28 December
Carl Osbourne and Wendy Hird
St Andrew, Langar
23 December
Barnaby Geoffrey John Bertin
St Andrew, Langar
Funerals and Burials
27 November
Zoe Brewster
St Andrew, Langar
14 December
Wilfred Bellamy,
late of Cropwell Bishop
Wilford Hill Crematorium
19 December
Jacqueline Smith
All Saints, Granby and Grantham Crematorium
4 January
Betty Cornwell,
late of Cropwell Butler
Gedling Crematorium
16 January
Barry Alfred George Carver,
late of Cropwell Bishop
Cropwell Bishop Methodist Church followed by burial at
St Giles, Cropwell Bishop

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).