Community Beat: 12/11/13

Members of the Warton Art and Craft Group, who will be holding their annual exhibition on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November at Warton Church Hall, which will support the North West Air Ambulance, Dog Search and Rescue and Kendal Mountain Rescue. Pictured are, Kate Hodgson, Mary Nicholson, Sue Greenwood, Chris Liley, David Chatterley and Giles Lam-Bard.
Members of the Warton Art and Craft Group, who will be holding their annual exhibition on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November at Warton Church Hall, which will support the North West Air Ambulance, Dog Search and Rescue and Kendal Mountain Rescue. Pictured are, Kate Hodgson, Mary Nicholson, Sue Greenwood, Chris Liley, David Chatterley and Giles Lam-Bard.
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This week’s Community Beat.


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.

Men’s Fellowship will meet for lunch at the Broadway on Tuesday, November 19.

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.

At Morecambe Bay Movie Makers weekly meeting an editing challenge was held.Members split into four groups each around a separate laptop editing computer.

The groups then loaded identical movie clips, provided by club member Dave Weatherley and set about creating four individual stories with a sound track and special effects.

The finished movies were projected at the end of the meeting as far as they had developed, the movies will be completed later and shown at a future meeting.

Christ Church Broadway presents ‘Beyond Belief -a taste of life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip’ on November 20 at 7pm.This is a presentation by Christian Aid-a moving and empowering presentation,featuring beautiful images and music, telling the stories of Israelis and Palestinians who courageously work for peace and justice in the Holy Land.No need to reserve a place, just turn up on the night. Refreshments provided.

There will be an After Market Christmas cafe and craft fair on Thursday, November 28, from 10.30am until 1pm. Enjoy lovely food and buy some beautiful Christmas presents. If you want a stall tel 01524298661-free, just donate a prize to the raffle. All proceeds to the hospice.

For a great Christmas show, come and see a ‘Christmas Cracker’ at Christ Church. There are two shows-Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13. Comedy, Christmas songs and a chance to win great prizes in ‘Who wants to be a Christmas Millionaire?’ Refreshments. Tickets £7 and over 60s and under 18, £5. Telephone 07809342773 or email; ticketsatchristchurch


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.

Scale Hall Townswomen’s Guild meets in the Ascension Church lounge from 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday and again next week. The guild is always happy to welcome new members.

Morecambe Camera Club has its regular weekly meeting on Thursday evening in the Ascension Church vestry from 7.30pm. Is photography your passion, if so please do attend.

The Ascension Church is holding a coffee morning in the lounge every Saturday from 10am until noon. Why not pop and enjoy a tea or coffee and biscuits for just £1, as well as some friendly banter and supporting church funds?

An organ fund has been launched at the Ascension Church to replace its ailing electronic model. Such an instrument will be a great asset to the church. If you would like to support this contact Chris on 413144 or Alan on 419174.

Services at the Ascension Church on Sunday, November 17 are as follows: 8am, Said Eucharist; 11am all-age Eucharist, preacher Capt David Thorp. The celebrant at both services willbe Chris who can be contacted on 413144 for weddings, baptisms, funerals or any pastoral matter This month’s ecumenical evening services is at 6.30pm at Torrisholme Methodist Church, all are welcome. Midweek services are as normal this week: 7pm on Tuesday and 10am on Wednesday and Saturday. The services are all Said Eucharist, led by Fr Chris. Light refreshments are available after the service on Wednesday and Saturday.

The next meeting of the Morecambe Breathe Easy Group will be at 2pm in the vestry of the Church of Ascencion. on Wednesday, November 20, when Derrick Hudson will show slides of local interest and anyone with breathing difficulties. All welcome.

In a very interesting programme that captivated the members’ attention Enid

Whitaker explored the three Bs – Bach, Beethoven and Brahms at the latest meeting of the Morecambe & Heysham Recorded Music Society.

Bach’s first Brandenburg concerto and his Coffee Cantata, a violin Romance and piano concerto from Beethoven, and three Hungarian Dances by Brahms were interspersed with works by other composers whose names began with B.

The Pearl Fishers duet by Bizet, Dawn from Peter Grimes by Britten and the Rakoczy march from Berlioz were all included in Enid’s programme.

Sir Thomas Allen sang three songs by Butterfield and recited three poems from A Shropshire Lad before Enid concluded her programme with the final movement of piano concerto No2 by Brahms.

In his vote of thanks David Robinson recalled many of his favourite pieces included in the programme, and commended Enid’s expert presentation and research.

When the society meets on November 20 Dorothy Mingins will present a programme of recorded music. All are welcome to attend The Ascension Vestry for a 7.30pm start.

Members of Morecambe Camera Club were treated to an excellent illustrated talk titled Landscapes, Sunsets and Mixed Bag by Adrian Almond from Milnthorpe Adrian showed 120 images covering the subjects, passing on valuable tips to our members. The Mixed Bag contained photos covering a wide variety of subjects including some great shots of flying aircraft from different parts of the world to trains, wildlife and Motorsport. Gordon Curry gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the club for a very interesting and entertaining evening. On Friday, 14 members travelled to Holme for the annual inter club competition. Each club submitted 25 images for judging and this year our congratulations go to Holme on their win.For further details of the club please contact Bryan Trigwell on 01524 422776 or


Fairfield Over 55s Club meets for bingo at St Martin’s Church every Thursday at 2pm. Everyone welcome, refreshments available. St Martin’s Church, Westgate is holding a Winter Fair this Saturday, November 16, from 11am to 2pm. There will be various stalls and attractions including: winter knits, Christmas cards, jewellery and bric a brac, cakes, tombola and raffle prizes. Junior church will hold a sweets stall and offer face painting for children, come and see the model railway too. Gardeners come along for a chat with Bill Blackledge (local radio gardening expert) with your gardening questionsand make up a Christmas planter to take home. Our café will be serving ‘winter warming’ hot meals and beverages. Everyone welcome - no admission charge.

Families@Five will be held at St Martin’s Church, Westgate at 5pm on Wednesday , November 20. This is the month for Remembering, families come along with the children and enjoy crafts, story and songs, then finishing with a family meal together, no costs involved, but children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Services of worship are held weekly at St Martin’s Church, Westgate on Sunday at 9.30am with a Junior Churchand on Thursdays at 10am. For Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals please contact Fr Christopher Holden 01524 413144.


Services at Morecambe Parish Church this Sunday, November 17, the second Sunday before Advent: 8am Holy Communion (1662), 9.50am Junior Church, 10am Confirmation Eucharist, 6.30pm Youth Service.

Sunday services at Morecambe Christian Spiritualist Church run on Sunday, November 17, starting at 6.30pm. They meet at the Rainbow Centre, Clarence Street.

Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Eamont Bridge area (Penrith). The weather was fine and clear with magnificent views of the snow capped Pennines to the East and the Cumbrian Fells to the West. The autumn shades were beautiful too, the trees still retaining lots of foliage. All parties observed two minutes silence at 11.00a.m. This of course being Remembrance Sunday. John Ashall lead the ‘A’ walk commencing at Shap Beck, Out Scar, Knipe Scar, Whale, Lowther Park, Askham, Tirril, Sockbridge, The Grotto, ending at Eamont Bridge. Pat Emerson led the B party walking a circular route from Eamont Bridge, Lowther Caravan Park, Earl Henrys Drive to Lowther Castle, Askham Village, Lowther Park, Tirril, returning to Eamont Bridge via the River Path calling in at Mayburgh Henge and King Arthurs Table. ‘C; walk was led by May Lloyd walking from Clifton, Newtown, Lowther Castle, Askham, Lowther caravan Park, Eamont Bridge. The walk next week will be on Saturday, November 16 in the Arnside Area. Anyone wishing to join us are very welcome. Details of activities can be obtained by phoning Pat Emerson on Morecambe 410702 or Mike Sherriff on Morecambe 410438.

The Rainbow Centre will be having their Autumn Fair on Saturday 23rd November from 11am till 1pm. Entrance £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee. Plenty of stalls, books, new jewellery, homemade cakes, and plenty more. All proceeds to the Rainbow Centre.

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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..

Church by the Bay offer a warm welcome to anyone on Sunday mornings at West End Primary, Chatsworth Road. The meeting starts at 10:30 am. 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.


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.

Carnforth celebrated the dead of past and present wars last Sunday with a parade through the town led by a piper, standard bearers and the Air Training and Army Cadets. The Service was conducted by Reverend Bob Neale. Salvation Army Major Angela Tucker read a list of those who had died; Deputy Mayor Ken Bond recited the Kohima Epitaph and Chindit Prayer and Town Mayor, Bob Roe recited Laurence Binyon’s “For the Fallen”. Representatives from the Emergency Services; Scouts, Rotary Club, Freemasons; Civic and Sport Organisations laid wreaths at the war memorial. Refreshments were provided after the Service at the Civic Hall.

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.

Warton Art Group is holding an Autumn exhibition over the weekend of November 16 to 17 at Warton Church Hall from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. Homemade refreshments will be available.

H&M Bears is running a Teddy Bear Workshop at Carnforth Station’s Heritage Centre Furness & Midland Hall on Saturday, November16, from 10am to 4pm. Contact H & M Bears on 01524 733152 for details.

Carnforth Congregational Church is 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.

On Monday, November 18, the Friends of Carnforth Station are hosting their monthly film night in the Furness & Midland Hall at 7.30pm. Lancaster & Morecambe Model Engineering Society will be giving an illustrated talk by Craig Anderson and Geoff Marshall followed by a short film “the Woodland Route”. Cost £3 on the door inclusive of light refreshments.


The next meeting of the Heysham Townswomen’s Guild will be held on Monday, November 18 at 2pm at the Wesley Methodist Church, Middleton Road. The speakers will be Mr P Normington and friends presenting Comic Cuts. Admission is £1.50, including refreshments and a raffle. All new members are welcome. The meeting on December 2 is a Christmas Happening with Val Baulard and friends with Let’s Entertain. Names and money are now being taken for our Christmas lunch at the Midland Hotel on December 16. Enquiries to Mrs Pauleen Reeves on 850817.

The Rev Charles Makonde will be the preacher at Wesley Methodist Church on Sunday, November 17, at 10.30 am for Holy Communion will be administered. Mr David Umpleby will be the preacher at 6.30 pm. The Ladies Tuesday Circle Group will meet at Wesley on Tuesday, November 19, at 7.30 pm. Mrs Samantha Norcross from Booths will speak about cheese and all ladies will be welcome.

On Sunday, November 17, Parish Communion will be at St Peter’s at 9.30am whilst at St James, the Sunday School is at 9.30am followed there by Morning Prayer at 11am.

A service of Parent Praise is on Wednesday, November 20, at 6.30pm at St James.

On Friday, November 22, there is a Lancashire evening at St James and on Saturday, November 23 there is Christmas Fair at St Peter’s Church Hall between 10am and 2pm, with stall raffles cakes, tombola etc.

This is in aid of the St Peter’s Church roof fund, please support us if you can.

Events in The Nazarene church 2 Knowlys Road Heysham.are as follows: Tuesday, Nov 12, 7-30 pm Bible Study; Wednesday,November 13, 7.14am; Prayer Meeting. 10am to12am tea coffee iscuits and chat; Sunday morning, November 10.30 am speaker will be Rev Clive Burrows; Sunday evening Choir Practice 6.15pm.

Coffee morning to be held St Peter’s Church Hall, Heysham Village on Saturday, November 30, 10.30am to 12.30pm in aid of the Philippines Red Cross Disaster Fund Raffle prizes, small items of bric a brac and cakes etc would be very gratefully received.

Tickets £1 - donations welcome!,


St.Helen’s Church, Overton - all services are being held at the Memorial Hall, Overton, until the Church Roof works are completed. Second Sunday before Advent, November 17, 10.45am Eucharist Service and Junior Church.Join us for fellowship, tea, coffee and biscuits after the service. Sunderland Point Mission - November 17, 2.30pm Eucharist Service.Food Bank Basket - tinned and dry goods still needed for local distribution. Diary dates and gallery of images are available at


The Remembrance Day Service was held around the war memorial in Bolton-le-Sands at 11am on Sunday November 10 in glorious weather. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the Fire Service, Parish Council and the uniformed organizations.

A charity evening was held in the Village Hall on Saturday November 9 which was extremely well supported. Proceeds will be divided between the Community Playground Project, Air Ambulance and the Renal Patients’ Association.

There is a Deanery Open Meeting to meet Bishop Julian, the new Bishop of Blackburn in Bolton-le-Sands Primary School on Thursday November 14 at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

A Mother’s Union meeting will be held on Wednesday November 20 at 2pm in the Village Hall.

Words & Music in Advent “Members Medley”. Holy Trinity Church would like to hear from anyone who can help set up and serve the coffee on a Sunday morning. Please speak to Helen Eaton, Ruth Prest or Karen Hillis.

Over the last two years at the Christmas fair, plants have been sold to raise money for the church. Last year a system was introduced that made it possible for people to order before the Fayre. The plants can then be collected from Church on the Sunday following the Fayre, which this year will the December 1. Order forms are available during the weeks leading up to the Fayre and distributed at church services during November. Plants bring a lot of happiness to those who receive them as well as to those who give them. So why not remember someone special or someone you want to thank for their care and friendship.


Wolfwood are holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 16, between 10am and noon, at the Memorial Hall, Hanging Green Lane

Hest Bank. Admission is

50p which includes coffee and biscuit.

Bargains galore from many stalls, including cakes, gifts, tombola, bric a brac, chocolate bola and raffle. All proceeds to Wolfwood - the local centre for care, rehabilitation and release of rescued wildlife and rehoming of stray and unwanted dogs from the local area.

At the first meeting of the over Sixties Club in November Eva Steel won the games of whist. Nancy Ralston romped into second place with Marie Anderson ambling into third place. At the same meeting the games of dominoes were won by Betty Rawsthorne with Audrey Eaton earning second place while Sheila Makenson made third place.

The Horticulture Society will run a Whist and Domino Drive on Friday, November29, starting at 7:15pm in the Memorial Hall.

This event is open to non-gardeners as well as members of the society.

Entrance is £3 each and there will be a range of prizes. Whether these will have a gardening theme is unknown at the time of writing.

Cheese tasting was the activity for the November meeting of Hest Bank Ladies. They were presented with a selection of ten cheeses that they were challenged to identify. It was an enjoyable social activity preceded by an anthology of facts about cheese and cheese making.

The village held its annual service of remembrance on Sunday, November 10, at 4pm in the Memorial Hall, when some 50 people were in attendance. The service was taken by Rev Yolande Burns with Rev Professor Helen Lethard Assistant Curate at St Luke’s Church, reading from St Luke’s gospel. The wreaths were laid by Peter Millard and Neil Hodgson. Brain Staveley played the piano. Chris Stoneham played the Last Post and Reveille on his trumpet and he contributed to the music for the National Anthem. The union flag was paraded by Harry Brown with James Martindale parading the scout colour.After the service there were drinks and biscuits in the supper room and the opportunity to socialise.

The November meeting of the Bare and Hest Bank Ladies Luncheon Club was held at Morecambe Golf Club where 36 ladies enjoyed a delicious meal prior to Peter Joslin talking about the family history of Albert Modley, who was born in Yorkshire but made Morecambe his home. He was able to research his talk through the auspices of the Lancaster Family History Society.

The December meeting will be on Thursday, December 5, when Betty Morrow will take the ladies on a musical tour.

The Urban Saints raised £685 towards the Mexico fund at their jumble sale on the second Saturday of November. Thank you to all those who gave jumble; the youth group had a great response. They will be running the village coffee morning on the Saturday, December 7, from 10 am until noon in the Memorial Hall.

On Sunday, November17, at 2pm, there will be a public meeting at the Christadelphian meeting room, Main Road, A6, Slyne when Mr Milton Simpson will speak on the subject “God is in control on the earth”. All welcome & refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting. Visit

On Monday, November 18- ‘Little Lambs’ parent, baby & toddler group meets. Call Kate on 07739031739.