Well what did you think of the First edition of the Thorne Times? By now everyone should have received a copy through their letterboxes, let me have your comments – I received a few comments from residents such as impressed, informative and another said it was very good especially the local news items.
I promised I would let you know what time the cemetery gates are locked now we are in Autumn- it is 4pm
There was a leaving party for Rev Eleanor and final service from her at St Mary’s Parish Church before she left Stainforth for her new appointment.- we wish her well.
The new Vicar Rev Janet Franklin will be the new Priest in Charge and her induction will be held on November 20th at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Stainforth.
A date for your diary folks- Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s will be held on Saturday December 7th – Father Christmas will be arriving on a motor bike so keep a lookout for him – more details later.
The Methodist Church on Church Road, Stainforth holds its Sunday morning services at 10.45am the first Sunday in the month but 3pm in the afternoon every Sunday after that.
General Advice Sessions at The Hope Centre, Stainforth Methodist Church, Church Road in Stainforth. A drop in Assessment/Appointment Session will be held every Tuesday between 10am until 2pm. Please ring the Assessment Team on 0844 499 4137 between 10am and 2pm Monday and on Tuesday and Wednesday 10am until 12 noon or attend one of the drop in sessions where a brief assessment will be conducted.
The Bonfire on November 4th will be held on the playing fields rear of the Youth Club on Church Road and the fire will be lit around 8.30pm. Dowses Fair will be available.
A Thorne man was invited to be the Preacher at Stainforth’s Methodist Church Anniversary. Dennis Wall celebrates 60 years as a local preacher, since qualifying as a preacher in 1953 Dennis has preached at many churches in the Doncaster area and beyond. At the end of the service at Stainforth Methodist Church a presentation was made to mark his 60 years as a Preacher. (he is pictured with principles of the Methodist Church and his wife)
Stainforth Methodist Church welcomed Rev Ian Rutherford who led the service for their Harvest Festival recently lunch was served afterwards – thank you to all the ladies who helped. Readings were given by Margaret and Richard Wilson and the organist was Mr James Wilson. The harvest produce was distributed to the community, any surplus non-perishable goods will be donated to The Junction at Hexthorpe.
On Friday October 25th at 12.30pm a Quarterly Community Lunch will be served including vegetarian- please let Margaret know if you would like come.
Stainforth and District Local History Society- will commence its 2013/14 programme on Thursday November 7th with a talk entitled ‘Picture Postcard Railway Rambles’ this will be a return visit from Stephen Gay, a very popular speaker from Sheffield and all are welcome. All meetings commence at 7pm on the first Thursday of the month at Stainforth Methodist Church on Church road (opposite the cemetery). Membership of the Society is just £4per year, or guests are welcome at just £1 per meeting. At the December meeting on the 5th the speaker will be Brian Sprakes and his subject will be Medieval Stained Glass.
Free Workshops for everyone- at Doncaster College East, Church Road in Stainforth On Friday October 11th & 25th, November 1st, 8th,15th and 29th, and December 6th.
10am until 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm term time only. Ceramics with Angie Hardwick. On Thursdays- 10am until 12 noon and 1pm until 3pm again term time only. Textiles / Crafts-sewing and dress making-home making, shabby chic
Mixed media collage and embroidery. The Workshops will only be available until Christmas, so go along to the College and speak to someone – Coming soon:- Healthy Lifestyle and Wellbeing……watch this space. There is a cafe five days a week from 9am until 4pm at the college- during term time of course where snacks are available – do pop in and see what is on offer.
Organiser of the Tuesday Club Shelagh Moore has just let me know what her members have been up to this year – they meet in the Resource Centre each week – they enjoyed four day trips to the seaside and as some members find it difficult to walk she has arranged for everyone to go for a meal to The New Inn in Stainfoth in late October and November, subscriptions and raffles as well as bingo has paid for this, so everyone gets something back for what they have paid in.
It’s ‘eyes down’ on Thursday and Saturdays at 7pm at Stainforth’s Resource Centre Opposite the library on Church Road.
Allotment holders have been reminded to lock up safely after some allotments were broken into recently.
You are invited to a Sale of paintings and Craft Fayre- it will be held in the Resource Centre, Church road in Stainforth on Saturday October 26th from 10am until 4pm.
There will be a raffle, refreshments to buy, various craft stalls including ceramic glass, jewellery and much more.
All proceeds towards the Resource Centre funds.
‘Stainforth Cares’ is a social enterprise created for the good of the community, and run by volunteers. They are currently based at Stainforth College on Church Road.
They hope to raise enough funds to be able to provide a small Christmas hamper to give to vulnerable residents of Stainforth. To do this they have set up an ebay business where the donated gifts can be sold. If you are able to help please ring or text 07947299206 Monday to Fridays between 9am and 5pm. Items we can use: – dvds, cds, video games, unwanted gift items eg- toiletries, jewellery, candle sets,
complete games and toys, new unwanted clothing, craft items, new unwanted small kitchen equipment and electrics, beauty products and baby items.
Heather Mears recently raised £15 for the Macmillan Nurses at her Yard Sale, Heather went to a coffee morning and donated it. Next year heather will enter Race for Life at Clumber Park to fund raise further. We wish her well.
By Mavis Fletcher