Community Beat: 05/11/13

Tenants and staff from Rydal Court at their Autumn fair in aid of the Royal British Legion, who were represented by Maree Brown aqnd Slyvia Nicholson from the Morecambe and Heysham branch of the Royal British Legion.
Tenants and staff from Rydal Court at their Autumn fair in aid of the Royal British Legion, who were represented by Maree Brown aqnd Slyvia Nicholson from the Morecambe and Heysham branch of the Royal British Legion.
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This week’s Community Beat.


The next meeting of the Morecambe and Lancaster Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will take place on Tuesday, November 12, at the Broadway Hotel. Attendees are welcome for lunch at noon, please ring Pat on 01524 413904 or Jane on 01524 412987 by Sunday, November 10, to book a place. This will be followed by a talk by Lionel Bather on NATO Navigation training in Canada, at 1.45pm. All the talks are free (although there is a raffle) and everyone, including non-members, welcome.

On Wednesday, November 20, at Christ Church (URC) Broadway, there will be a Christian Aid presentation -’Beyond Belief’. Refreshments at 7pm, the presentation will be at 7.30pm. On Thursday, November 28 there will be an After Market Christmas Cafe and craft fair’ from 10am to 12.30pm. If you need a stall contact Bernice on 01524 298661. No costs, just a raffle donation, all proceeds to charity.

On Thursday and Friday, December 12 and 13, Christ Church Broadway Productions present ‘A Christmas Cracker’, a night of comedy, Christmas songs, ‘Who Wants to be a Christmas Millionaire?’ with great prizes. Contact us for tickets.

At the last meeting in October, the Morecambe Bay Probus Club held its annual meeting in the Headway Hotel when Derrick Hudson was elected as new chairman for 2013-14, along with the newly appointed vice-chairman Paul Johnson, hon secretary Peter Burrow and club treasurer Norman Woodhead. The main club committee was also re-elected. Members are reminded of the following dates and events for the remainder of this year.

On Tuesday, November 12, the speaker will be Tony Kadelbach who will give a presentation on The British Musical. On Thursday, November 14, the club will be holding its annual Ladies Luncheon, noon for 12.30pm at the Headway Hotel. At the next meeting on Tuesday, November 26, the speaker will be Geoff Woods on the subject What Is That?

The final event of the year will be on Tuesday, December 10, when the club will hold its Christmas luncheon (members only).

Annual subscriptions for the forthcoming year 2013/14 are now due and should be sent to the club treasurer Norman Woodhead, telephone 01524 400235. The Morecambe Bay Probus Club welcomes new members and further information can be obtained from secretary Peter Burrow on 01524 33780.

A Remembrance Service, led by Rev Derek North, will be held on Sunday, November 10, at 10am, at Bare Methodist Church, Seaborn Road. The coffee morning on Tuesday, November 12, at 10am, will be hosted by Derek and Judith Shaw in aid of church funds.

Fusion Church, for a new generation, now meets every Sunday at 6pm at Christ Church, Broadway. All welcome, entrance at the rear of the building.

John Corkish will lead the Morning Family Service at 10.30am this Sunday, November 17, at Bare Methodist Church, Seaborn Road. On Monday, November 18, at 2pm, the Guild will hear a talk on Bells of Lazonby Village Bakery, sponsored by Booths of Scotforth. The Men’s Fellowship will meet for lunch at the Broadway on Tuesday, November 19.

At Morecambe Bay Movie Makers weekly meeting show reel was presented from Mercury Movie Makers who are based around the Leeds and Bradford area. The movies included travelogues from Europe, comedy dramas, musical entertainers, craftsmen at work, preserved railways and the natural history of the Yorkshire Dales. During the ninety minutes show there was a hotpot interval for member to enjoy along with the excellent movies from Mercury.


Morecambe Parish Church this Sunday, November 10, holds its Remembrance Sunday services at 8am, with Holy Communion (1662), 10am All-Age Worship followed at 10.55am by Act of Remembrance in Church, at at 6.30pm Holy Communion. The speaker at Morecambe Spiritualist Church on Sunday, November 10, will be Jean Entwhistle from Blackpool.

Services are held the Rainbow Centre, Clarence Street, starting at 6.30pm.

On Saturday, November 2 Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Trough of Bowland. The A party led by Lesley Dodgson walked from Dunsop Bridge to Hareden, Langden Beck, LangdenCastle, Trough Farm, Whin Fell, Foot Holme, Dunsop Yalley and back to Dunsop Bridge. The B party led by Mike Sherriff walked from Dunsop Bridge to Thorney Holme Hall, Burholme, Hodder Bank Fell, Foulscales, Newton, Okenhurst, Clough, Beatrix and back to Dunsop Bridge. The C party led by Gill Gale walked from Dunsop Bridge to Thorneyholme Hall’ Giddy Bridge, Foulscales, Newton, Gamble Hole Farm, Beatrix,and back to Dunsop Bridge. Our next walks will be in the Lowther Park area on Saturday November 10th, if you would like to join a walk phone Mrs Pat Emerson on 01524 410702. Our web address is


Torrisholme Toddlers meet on Tuesdays, 10am to 11.30am, term-time only, in the Church of the Ascension hall.

For ages newborn to four years, playtime for the babies and a social gathering for adults.

The November PACT meeting will be held in the Ascension Church lounge from 6pm.

Take the opportunity to voice your concerns to local police and councillors.

The Ascension Church and St Martin’s Church Centre, Westgate have rooms for hire at competitive rates.

Bookings are already being made for 2014 so don’t miss the boat.

Ring Alan on 419174 for more information.

Services at the Ascension Church on November 10, Remembrance Sunday, will be 8an said eucharist and 10.55am requiem eucharist during which the valiant men and women who have lost their lives in active service will be remembered with gratitude. Please note the slightly earlier time of this service to allow the congregation to unite with the nation for silence at 11am precisely.

Midweek services at the Ascension Church, all said eucharists, are held on Tuesdays at 7pm, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am. These services are all led by Fr Chris who is the contact for weddings, baptisms, funerals or any pastoral matter - just call him on 413144. You might also like to explore the newly enhanced church website at www.

The Christmas post is in operation again this year run by the scout groups in the area including the 16th Morecambe. All proceeds are used in the development of young people. Stamps are on sale for 30p, available at Sainsbury’s, Booths Torrisholme, John Martin News, Gill’s Pantry Bare, Bare News, The Pharmacy Princess Crescent and Llondis.

Post boxes will be in place at these shops from November 26 until the last collection on Saturday, December 14. The post will be delivered by all the group’s members with the help of parents. The delivery area is from Forton in the south to Milnthorpe in the north and includes Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Overton, Hest Bank, Bolton le Sands, Silverdale, Carnforth, the Kellets, Caton and Hornby. See posters in shops for the full delivery area.

Morecambe Camera Club’s first monthly competition was held Thursday and Simon Ray from Kirkham was the judge. Over 100 images had been entered. The results were as follows :-Set subject 1st David Dempster, 2nd Gordon Curry, 3rd Derek Mackie, Highly Commended John Hughes, Natural History 1st John Hughes, 2nd Mike Staniforth, 3rd Derek Mackie, Highly Commended Gordon Curry. Open 1st John Hughes, 2nd John Hughes, 3rd Fernley Stribling, Highly Commended Wayne Robbins. Simon Ray had obviously spent a considerable time on viewing images and gave out encouragement and some good advice.


Every Wednesday at 10am the Shoppers Fellowship is held at Sefton Road United Reformed Church.

On Wednesday, November 6, at 2pm, the Wives Group is holding a Musical Afternoon with Gill Allen and Friends, £3.50 which includes afternoon tea.

This Sunday, November 10, at 10.30am, Family Worship with Holy Communion will be conducted by Rev Graham Maskery. Everyone is welcome.

The next coffee morning will be held on Saturday, November 16, hosted by the brownies and guides groups.

Church by the Bay offer a warm welcome to anyone on Sunday mornings at West End Primary, Chatsworth Road, LA3 1BW.

The meeting starts at 10.30am. Everything is explained and visitors can join in as much as they feel comfortable. This term they are thinking about what the Bible says about living for Jesus. See their website for more information: or contact Gerry: or 07597 386 370.

Coun Margaret Pattison from Lancaster City Council and Morecambe Town Council and Coun Ron Sands from Lancaster City Council hold a surgery every Tuesday from 11am onwards with the police, Helpdirect and Positive Thinking at West End Impact, 14 Heysham Road.

If you have anything you want to talk about in private come and have a chat or ring 07896 916216.

West End Impact is located at 4-14 Heysham Road and included in their list of events is the following.

Every Tuesday morning there is a parent cafe where people can bring their toddlers and have a coffee and a chat whilst the children play in the supervised play area. Every Wednesday, 6.30pm to 8pm, the IMPACT Youth Group is held which includes various activities, snooker/pool, games, Wii on a big screen or can just be used to chill out with friends.

Trips are organised such as visiting the fire station, Regent Park Studios, swimming and much more. Subs 50p, contact 01524 888929 for details.

Morecambe Community Church meets every Sunday at the IMPACT Centre from 10.30am, everyone welcome.

On Sunday, November 10, there will be a 10am Remembrance Day Mass at St Barnabas, Regent Road and anyone who would like to come would be very welcome.

If you have someone serving in the armed dorces you could light a candle for them at the Memorial Altar.

Then on Wednesday, November 20, at noon, the Priests of the Society of the Holy Cross will be holding their Annual Requiem Mass at St Barnabas, and Fr David Arnold will preside.

Again ayone who would like attend would be very welcome.

The services at St Barnabas are traditional Anglican; and the service times this week are : Sunday Mass 8:30am, Sung Mass 10am and Evening Prayer at 4pm. Weekday Mass -Monday 7pm; Wednesday 10am; Thursday 11am and Friday noon.

Our charity shop opens from 10am - 1pm Monday to Thursday in the parish centre; if you have any items you would like to donate, please call in at the shop.

The service times are also on our web site .

For any enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, hire of our parish centre please contact Fr Tom on telephone 01524 415216.

Sefton Road Ramblers hoped the weather would be fine for their walk which took them to little walked area north of Kirkby Lonsdale.

The party of eight led by Andy Cope started from the site of the old Moorcock Cottage and walked around Wyndhammere and on to Barkin House. From here they had a short road walk and they then cut across country again to arrive at Three Mile House after a stop for lunch about a mile and a half before Three Mile House. The return route took the party by the way of Harprigg, Egholme Farm and on past the small lake called Kitmere and finally back to their start point. The twelve members of the ‘B’ party led by Tony Marston started their walk from Bowland Bridge and walked via Hubbersty Head, Bryan Houses and Great hartbarrow. The next walk is a joint walk in the Littledale area to meet at Happy Mount Park at 9.30am.


A charity night in aid of Help for Heroes will be held at the Railway Club, Carnforth, on Saturday, November 30, 8pm to midnight. Entertainment will be provided by Tommy J and The Midnights. Limited tickets, at £5, to include a buffet, can be obtained from Gail Brown on 01524 730852 or the Railway Club on 732723. Adults only please.

An event, Waterways and Iron Roads, will be held at the Furness and Midland Hall, Carnforth Station, at 2pm on Saturday, November 9. This will include a talk by David Currington entitled The Lancaster Canal, Recent Restoration and Future Possibilities, followed by Bob Roe and George Nightingale with Carnforth Station, Resplendent, Redundant, Revived.

Carnforth will hold its annual Remembrance Day service at 11am on Sunday, November 10. This will be proceeded by a parade from the civic offices to the war memorial gardens. Those wishing to join the parade should arrive no later than 10.30am. The Mayor of Carnforth, town councillor Bob Roe will take the march past following the service. Light refreshments will be available at the Civic hall thereafter.

The High Society Jazz band return to perform at Carnforth Station’s Brief Encounter Refreshment Room from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Friday, November 15.

Admission is free, although a collection will be taken to offset costs.

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre will host a Teddy Bear Workshop run by H&M Bears in the Furness & Midland Hall on Saturday, November 16 from 10am to 4pm. Contact H & M Bears on 01524 733152 for details.

Carnforth Congregational Church are holding their annual Christmas fair with a variety of stalls and Santa’s Chimney on Saturday, November 16 from 10.30am to 2pm. Refreshments available. Admission is free.


Bolton-le-Sands Pre-School Christmas Fair is being held in the Community Centre from 2-4pm on Sunday, November 17. Entry is free for children and £1.50 for adults which includes tea/coffee and a mince pie. There will be Santa’s grotto, local crafts for sale, raffle, cake stall plus all the usual Christmas fun!

The Bolton-le-Sands WI is holding a charity evening in aid of Bolton-le-Sands Community Playground Project, the air ambulance and The Renal Patients’ Association on Saturday November 9 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. The Library Theatre Touring Company presents Happy Jack by John Godber. Tickets £5 - contact Daniella Khan on 01524 822901.

Despite the extremely wet start on Saturday evening, the Bolton-le-Sands Bonfire Committee once again organised a fantastic firework display for all to see.

The Parish Council will lead the procession to the War Memorial on Sunday, November 10; leaving Cross Hill at 10 to 11. In the interest of health and safety, the road will be closed to traffic whilst the Remembrance Service is held around the Memorial at 11 o’clock.


Wolfwood, the local animal rescue charity, will hold its Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 16 from 10am till noon in the Memorial Hall.

There promises to be bargains galore from the festive stalls, covering cakes, chocolate, gifts, raffle, tombola and bric-a-brac.

Entry costs 50p, which includes coffee and biscuit.

All proceeds go to wildlife rescue and the rehoming of local stray and unwanted dogs.

St Luke’s Church will hold a Christmas Fair in the Church Institute, Shady Lane on Saturday, November 23 from 2pm until 4.30pm. The festive stalls will include bottlebola, cakes, chocolate, raffle and tombola. There will be a charge of 50p for entry, which includes tea and biscuit.

Eight members of the church youth group (Urban Saints) are raising money to go to Mexico in April 2014 to build a house for homeless people. They have to raise money for airfare, accommodation (in a tent, no running water, electricity, showers or loos!) and materials for the house. Besides the hard work of building the house the young people will become much more aware of issues around the world and develop new skills.

As part of this money raising they are holding a jumble sale on Saturday, November 9 starting at 2pm in St Luke’s Church Hall. Admission costs 20p.If you need to de-clutter the group would be grateful for any donations of clothes, shoes, linen, jewellery, books, CDs, bric-a-brac. Go along and get a bargain!

At the last meeting of the Equipment Fund in October June Gardner won the games of dominoes with Pat Jenkinson taking second place and Sheila Makenson made third place. The games of whist were won by Margaret Eccles with Sylvia Standrill securing second place.

There were three players who tied for third place; they were Marjorie Bainbridge, John Bainbridge and Nancy Ralston. The high halves were won by Henry Milner and Marian Coates.

The November community coffee morning had more stalls than usual offering festive gifts. Also the coffee drinks appeared to arrive in large numbers earlier than is often the case. This resulted in a more vibrant community coffee morning.

The next community coffee morning will be on Saturday, December 7 from 10am

until noon in the Memorial Hall.


An autumn fair will be held at the Holistice Centre on Middleton Road on Saturday, November 16, between 11am and 3pm, in aid of Primrose House. There will be a variety of stalls and a grand raffle will take place. The cafe and shop will be open all day.


The PTA of Nether Kellet Community Primary School is holding its first Winter Craft Fair at the school on Friday, November 15.

Over the years the PTA has held various events to raise much needed funds to provide additional support and enhance the children’s learning and welfare at the school.

The fair will include 22 tables within the main hall with a variety of hand-made crafts including wood-craft, cards, jewellery, bags, flowers, wreaths, sock monkeys, gifts and sweets.

Open at 7pm the entrance cost will be £2 which will include a glass of mulled wine/juice and a mince pie. Children’s entry free. The school is located on Bridge Road, Nether Kellet.


Tomorrow, Wednesday, between 2pm to 4pm, St Peter’s Hall is open for tea, coffee etc.

Then on Thursday at 2pm the Mothers’ Union meet in St Peter’s Hall.

On Saturday, November 9, between noon and 2pm there will be a fundraising soup and sandwiches lunch at St James’s, join us for wonderful soup and great conversation. On Sunday, November 10, is Remembrance Sunday and our service begins at St Peter’s at 10.50pm; this is the last Sunday our Rector, the Rev Canon David Tickner will be with us, so join them for this moving service which will include spoken Holy Communion. At 9.30am, Family Communion is at St James’s and a service of Evensong is at St Peter’s at 6.30pm. On Tuesday, November 12 at 8pm, the Ladies’ Group meet in St Peter’s Hall.

On Saturday, November 9 there will be Messy Church at Wesley Methodist Church, Heysham, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Youngsters, accompanied by an adult will be most welcome.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 10, Mr Frank Picken will be the preacher at 10.30am and at 6.30pm 
Rev Charles Makonde will 
lead the Holy Communion service.


St Helen’s Church Services will be held at the Memorial Hall until the church roof is repaired.

Remembrance Sunday, November 10, 10.45am, Act of Remembrance and Eucharist Service. Please note no Junior Church.

Join us after the service for a bring and share lunch, fellowship, tea/coffee and biscuits.

Contact details and information available on our website during our interregnum.

Sunderland Point Mission Service on Sunday November 17 will take place at 2.30pm – Eucharist Service.


Fairfield Over 55s Club

meets for bingo at St Martin’s Church every Thursday at 2pm.

Everyone welcome, refreshments available.