Nov 142019

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: You can find more information about the church on the Sutton website here, and it also has its own facebook page here.

PARISH LUNCHES: Please note that the Parish Lunch for November will take place on Tuesday 19th at the Gate Inn at 12:00noon. You are invited to join us for good food and conversation. NB: a small contribution is made to the current building fund after each lunch session.

Details of the lunches which occur approximately every six weeks are available from Church Warden Janet Webb on (01777) 818 682 or Lay reader Joan Herrington on (01302) 742 562 or please just call in to the venue on the date announced.

SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR W.I.: When the ladies meet on Wednesday 20th November in Sutton Village Hall at the usual time of 7:15pm they will be treated to a gift wrapping demonstration conducted by Karen Kaye. A small fee of £2.00 applies on this occasion in order to take away your own piece of art. Well worth a visit ladies, something that’s handy throughout the year, especially now with the fast approaching festive season.

For further details about the W I please contact Secretary Fiona Pidgin on (01777) 703 532.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The meeting of the council took place on Wednesday 13th November in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. A report will follow.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: On Tuesday 12th November Crime and Police Commissioner Paddy Tipping was scheduled to hold an area meeting at Barnby Moor village hall at 7:00pm, to which members of the public were invited to attend!. More information to follow.

CHURCH SERVICE: A larger attendance than usual at the local church as villagers friends and neighbours many from neighbouring towns and villages gathered together to remember and give thanks the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, is also recognised as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11th November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in accordance with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00am). World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.  In many parts of the world, people observe two consecutive minutes of silence at 11am local time as a sign of respect in the first minute for the roughly 20 million people who died in the war, and in the second minute dedicated to the living left behind, generally understood to be wives, children and families who remained but were deeply affected by the conflict   In many parts of the world, people observe two consecutive minutes of silence at 11am local time as a sign of respect in the first minute for the roughly 20 million people who died in the war, and in the second minute dedicated to the living left behind, generally understood to be wives, children and families who remained but were deeply affected by the conflict.

The service at Saint Bartholomew’s reflected all these things as the congregation “Remembered Them”. In the absence of the members of the clergy, the local vicar ( as good as she is ) could only be in one place at a time due to the size of the local benefices’ covered and with Lay Reader Joan Herrington recuperating after undergoing major surgery last week, this onerous task was taken on without hesitation by the Church Wardens Dylan Body and Janet Webb and what an excellent job they made of it! The full service was carried out in the usual format, with a larger assembly, School Choir present, readings carried out by various members of the congregation. Timed to perfection, the gathering stood in sombre mood for approximately one minute before the church clock struck eleven to commence the start of the two minutes silence as those present gave thanks and remembered. Organist Geof Webb played the appropriate accompaniment during the service. Members of various disciplines in the village laid the traditional poppy wreaths as a tribute to the fallen as prayers were said. On completion of the service refreshments were served as those present shared memories good and bad as they “Remembered”. Thanks must go to all concerned!

GARDENING CLUB: The meeting of the gardening club took place on Tuesday 5th November in Barnby Moor village hall at the usual time of 7:15pm. The November meeting saw Corin Tomlinson, owner of Greenwood Bonsai Studio speak to our members. Corin studied with his father then continued studies in USA with Bonsai Masters from the International Bonsai arboretum in New York and on returning to the UK he was curator for the National Bonsai collection based at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Birmingham. He now has one of Britain’s longest established Bonsai centers which is based near Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Corin gave a fantastic and very engaging demonstration-transforming a bushy shrub into a wonderful Bonsai tree. He also spoke about care and maintenance of Bonsai trees.  Refreshments were enjoyed afterwards.

December will see members of the gardening club making a Christmas flower arrangement at their next meeting (3/12/19). This will be followed later in the week by the annual Christmas meal. Another top of the range speaker sourced and organized by the gardening club committee, much appreciated by the membership. Another very enjoyable evening.

For details about garden club membership please contact Jenny Bailey (01777) 708 155. New members and visitors are always welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: The quiz continues to take place in the Village Hall every Sunday night, £1.00 entry per person which is paid back as prize money! The bigger the crowd – the bigger the prize! New contestants always welcome. Following the quiz “Play your cards right” – Cash Prize! Can you beat the local teams? Come along and try. 8:00pm start and bar open.


YOUTH CLUB: The Youth Club continue to meet on a Tuesday night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Village Hall (except for the first Tuesday in the month). New members are always welcome.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The group continue to meet at Sutton Village Hall on the second Wednesday of each month for a communal lunch. Further details about the group and its activities are available from group leader Joan Reiter on (01777) 702 137.

SUTTON APRIL CLUB: The April club continue to meet every two weeks in the village and full details are available from Group Leader and organiser Carole Head on (01777) 705 077.

GARDENING CLUB: Details relating to the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on (01777) 705 274 or mobile 07969 254 920 or email:

New members always welcome.

SUTTON ART GROUP: The group meet every Friday morning in the Village Hall and will continue throughout the season. Further details of the group and their activities are available from:

SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR WI: Sutton and Barnby Moor W.I. meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Sutton Village Hall at 7:15pm. Members old and new always welcome.

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR FOR SUTTON WARD: Your District Councillor for Sutton Ward, Rob Boeuf, can be contacted at any reasonable time on (01777) 700 204, or via email:

COUNTY COUNCILLOR: If you have any issues or concerns then your County Councillor Mrs Tracey Taylor can be contacted at any reasonable time on 07770 847 086, or office number: (0115) 804 3177.

PARISH COUNCIL: The Parish Council normally meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. There is a public participation period and all residents are welcome to attend. For further information please contact the Clerk at or call the Sutton Central number: 07092 985 871.

POLICE: The local Beat Team for the BERL beat ( Bassetlaw East Ranskill / Lound) are as follows:

PC 3467 Gareth Mitchell  – Mobile: 07976 173 926, email:

For help and advice in the first instance please contact:

PCSO Lucy Campion – Mobile: 07525 989 445

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS: Enquiries with regard to the booking of the Village Hall should be made by contacting 07092 985 831. Anyone making enquiries please note that the number is not manned on a permanent basis, but calls are re-routed to one of three points for their attention and will be dealt with as soon as possible. Please be patient and your enquiry will be dealt with. Thanks for your cooperation.

The Village Hall web site is available at or email:

POSTAL SERVICES: The Post office operates in the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week.

Opening times are as follows:

  • Tuesdays from 11:30am to  2:00pm
  • Wednesdays from: 9:00am to 12:00 noon

The local office can supply residents with: Pensions, Foreign Currency, Travel Insurance, Car insurance, investments and Savings.

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