Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Coffee Morning in the church.

Encore Concert raises over £500 for churchyard.

Last Wednesday's concert by Encore Opera in St. Mark's Church was very well supported by the village and visitors from further afield.
Those who turned out on a fine night heard Encore give an excellent performance of operatic excerpts with drama, humour or romance wherever appropriate.
The audience were very generous in supporting the retiring collection in aid of the churchyard and after a donation to the group's running expenses over £500 was raised including some donations from those who were unable to attend. This will be allocated for work, or equipment to be used in, the churchyard.
The invitation for volunteers to undertake work in the churchyard remains open. Please have a work with Rev. Angela Whittaker if you are able to help.

Coffee Morning on Saturday

There will be a Coffee Morning in Endmoor on the 25th November for the First Responders, who have been so helpful in setting up our defibrillator. It's from 10am until 12 in the Club Inn, opposite the Village Shop.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on 27th November.

Click here to find out what will be discussed, here for the budget statement and here for the cash statement.

W.I. events

The W.I. had their AGM followed by a Jacob's Join and a parcel game at their meeting recently. Click here for a full account.

The next meeting is on the 13th December when Janet Greenhalgh will entertain members with her singing group and the committee will provide supper. 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Support Your Churchyard

One of the finest sights in spring in Natland is the flowering cherry tree in the churchyard near The Green. That tree and others needed the attention of a tree surgeon recently to reduce overhang and prevent wind damage and nuisance to neighbours. Other professionals are engaged when needed such as to repair walls and to mow the grass. Much other work is done by a few volunteers.
Natland Parish Council recognises that the churchyard is a community asset and very kindly makes a generous annual grant towards the cost of mowing the churchyard which means we can pay someone to do the mowing.
All other expenditure including purchasing, maintaining and fuelling of equipment is paid for out of money raised by St Mark’s Church.
The churchyard is of great value to the parish and for many it is the final resting place of family members or friends. Tonight’s retiring collection (after paying Encore’s expenses) will be used to help the church maintain its ongoing upkeep.

If you would like to volunteer to help in any practical way, however great or small, to maintain the churchyard please contact Roy Watkinson on 61373 or Revd Angela Whittaker on 60355

Monday, 6 November 2017

Coffee Morning in church on 16th November

There will be a Coffee Morning in St. Mark's Church Vestry on Thursday 16th November, 10.30 - 11.45am in aid of Dementia Awareness.
Do come along to find out more about this organisation and to enjoy coffee/tea and biscuits, take part in the raffle and browse a stall, as well as meeting up with friends and neighbours.
Over £100 was raised at this event - thank you to all who came and gave.

Craft Fair and Exhibition - results

Sue Ashton, the Craft Fair Organiser, and Kirsten Cannon who
organised the raffle
The sun shone and the village was thronged with people last Saturday, partly for the Craft Fair and Exhibition but also for the marriage of Helen Chandler and Brian Gleeson. 

This was the 18th Natland Craft Fair and Exhibition and it was good to see Charles Usher, the widower of Rosemary whose ideas started the event 18 years ago. He had come from Wetherby for the day with his daughter Jane.

The Craft Fair was successful again this year, raising £769.05 for Village Hall funds; a similar result to last year.

Thank you to everyone who lent treasured work to the exhibition. The winner of the favourite item competition was Julia Baker with her felted sheep's head.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Next Monday Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Monday Club will be on 20th November at 2pm. As usual, we will meet in the Village Hall when Christine Knipe will talk on "Westmorland County Agricultural Society".
Refreshments and Book Stall will follow.