Castle Bytham PCC

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Church Wardens

Sheila Robinson
Tel: +44 (0)1780 410322

Stephen Barrett
Email: srbarrett@tiscali.co.uk

R E G U L A R S

Castle Bytham PCC 100 Club Draw

Castle Bytham Church Flower Rota

N E W S

Safari Supper (added : 30/08/15 : MG)

From Glenside News, June 2015 …

Come and join us for a very convivial evening of good food, good wine and good company on Saturday 6 June (2015) from 6pm till the end!  Enjoy a starter, main course and dessert in three different venues in the village and finish the evening with cheese and chat in the village hall.  Only £15 per ticket – welcome drink included.

Interested?  Then please contact Penny Price (01780 410239) or Mary Brownlow (01780 410957).  All proceeds to Castle Bytham Church Fabric Fund.

Pimms Pate and Puds Party (added : 30/08/15 : MG)

From Glenside News, June 2015 …

Please join us on Sunday 26 July between 12 noon and 2pm at The Old Reading Room, Pinfold Road, Castle Bytham for cool refreshing Pimms and home-made pates and puds – vegetarians catered for!  Non-alcoholic drinks will (also) be served.

There will be a raffle of locally made crafts which are not available elsewhere, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Tickets are £14.50 each and will be available from Sheila (410322), Pat (410908) and Vicky (411397) and all proceeds will go to St James Church towards further urgent restoration work.

Silent Auction (added : 31/08/15 : MG)

From Glenside News, April 2015 by Robert Brownlow …

WeSilent Auction are getting quite a lot of interest in this event which will take place at Castle Bytham Village Hall on Saturday 18 April (2015).

Do look out any bric-a-brac, antiques, pictures and prints, china, ornaments or anything else you can spare, and decide if you can give a promise – such as a meal in your own home or a few hours DIY.

Goods can be brought to Pat Bowles or Robert Brownlow beforehand, or to the hall on the Saturday morning.

Proceeds will go to much needed repairs to St James Church, and other Churches in the group will probably also participate in aid of their funds.  Do come on the day for a glass of wine and an enjoyable two hours or so.

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St James Church Remembrance Service (added : 09/12/11 : MG)

From Glenside News, December 2011, by Sheila Robinson …

The service conducted by Revd. Sue Evans on Sunday 13 November 2011 was attended by over 60 parishioners.  Wreaths (provided by Little Bytham and Castle Bytham Parish Councils) were placed on the memorial by Nigel Adams and Sheila Jones.

The ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ could be heard all over the village thanks to Mandy Hollings.  Remember Mandy?  She is the lead cornet player with Strata Brass.  Mandy had driven from Barnsley that morning to play for us!

The organist was Hilary Lewthwaite and the service closed with the choir accompanied by Sue on guitar, singing ‘Where have all the flowers gone’.  There was not a dry eye in the church.

£155.92, the collection at the service has been forwarded to the Royal British Legion.

Carol Singing in Castle Bytham (added : 07/11/11 : MG)

From the Glenside News (November 2011) …

Hark! The Castle Bytham Carollers will be embarking on their annual tour of the village on Tuesday 12 December 2011, to raise much needed funds for St James Church and in particular help towards the cost of repairing the roof.

The lantern-lit procession will be joined by Santa, and we’re hoping to top last years effort when an amazing £330 was collected from exceedingly generous villagers.

We want to make this a great family occasion, so please join us for a sing song and bring your young ones with you.  Carol sheets are provided and don’t worry if you wouldn’t pass the auditions for The X-Factor – everyone is welcome.

To get the evening off to a good start, Charlotte and Eamonn at The Castle are kindly providing sherry and mince pies at 6pm for all those taking part.

We aim to get round as much of the village as we can in  couple of hours, and this year we are intending to cover the Holywell Road / Regal Gardens / Bytham Heights / Clipsham Road area, so keep an ear out for us, or why not come join us.

If you’d like more details you can ring Sue Blunt on 411027 or email sueblunt@gmail.com

Carols by Candlelight (added : 13/03/11 : MG)

From the Glenside News (February 2011) …

On behalf of St James’ Church a big thank you to Sue Blunt for organising the Carol Singing, to all who joined her despite the bitingly cold weather, to Charlotte and Eamonn at the Castle Inn who ensured that everyone set out in good spirits and to all who gave so generously. Together you raised a whopping £339.08 for Church Funds.

We are very grateful for your continued support, particularly during these times of so much uncertainty, which helps us maintain St James’ Church for the benefit of the whole community.

David Smith (Church Warden/Treasurer)

Thanks Everyone (added : 14/03/11 : MG)

From the Glenside News (February 2011) …

There was a tremendous response to the annual village carol singing in Castle Bytham on December 15th.  Not only did more people than ever turn up – we numbered 33 in all – but an astonishing £338 was raised for St James Church.

The organisers would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to sing, went door to door knocking with collection buckets in hand, and, of course, to those who dipped into their pockets to support the Parish church.  It was a brilliant effort all round.

This year we divided into two groups so that we could get round more of the village in the time available and that seemed to work well. We had hoped to have a third group covering Bytham Heights, Regal Gardens and the top end of the village but sadly a nasty virus struck down many of the children who were due to join in, and the parents were forced to cancel. Hopefully we’ll have better luck next year … watch this space!

Particular thanks are due to Charlotte and Eamonn for providing sherry and mince pies at The Castle to set us up for the task ahead, to Peter Hinton for looking so authentic in his Santa suit and ensuring the village Christmas tree lights were positioned and on for the occasion, to Helen Pye for her efforts to co-ordinate the third group, and last – but far from least – to Susan Richmond for her valuable assistance with the carol sheets and flyers. We are also grateful to those who provided flasks, collecting buckets, lanterns, large laminated posters, jingling bells and made ‘phone calls to drum up support.

Carols by Candlelight (added : 15/03/11 : MG)

From the Glenside News (December 2010) …

Hark! The Castle Bytham Carollers will be embarking on their annual tour – of the village – on Wednesday December 15th, to raise funds for St James’ Church.

The lantern lit procession will be joined by Santa, and we’re hoping to top last years effort when over £200 was collected from generous villagers.

We want to make this a great family occasion , so please join us for a sing-song and bring your young ones with you.  Carol sheets are provided and don;t worry if you won’t pass the auditions for X-Factor – everyone is welcome.

To get the evening off to a good start, Charlotte and Eamonn at The Castle Inn are kindly providing sherry and mince pies at 6.00pm for all those taking part.

We aim to get round as much of the village as we can in a couple of hours, and this year we’d like to organise a group to cover the Holywell Road / Regal Gardens / Bytham Heights / Clipsham Road area and would love to hear from anyone interested in joining us.

If you’d like more details you can ring Sue Blunt on 01780 411027 or email: sueblunt@gmail.com

Added : 06/02/11 : MG
Last Updated : 31/08/15 : MG

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