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The service on Sunday 23rd February 2020, Sunday before lent is “Worship for All”. The service starts at 9:15am and everyone is welcome.

On Wednesday 26th February, “Ash Wednesday” a service will take place at 1:00pm. “Imposition of the Ashes”   Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Don’t forget Wednesday’s service.

You can find more information about the church on the Sutton website here, and it also has its own Facebook page here.


The local Neighbourhood Watch Association report the following incident:

ALERT: 14th February 2020. A burglary has taken place on Station Road at a property close to the junction with Town Street/Sutton Lane. The owner has been away from the property this week, leaving  05.30 Monday morning (10th February) returning 17.30 this Friday evening (14th February). A neighbour reports hearing a loud noise last night and the method of entry would have created such a noise. It is therefore suspected that the break in took place last night. Access was made from the rear of the property likely across the open fields. Would you please check your CCTV cameras especially those facing towards the rear of the even numbered properties on Station Road. Also please think back, recalling any other unusual activity in and around Station Road and indeed the wider village especially on Thursday night. Should you have information that might help the police please contact them on 101 and quote the Crime Number 20000087808.


Please note that the library van will visit the village on Monday 24th February 2020 stopping at the usual places:

  1. Sutton Lane / North Road crossroads at 9:40am
  2. 22 Station Road at 10:00am
  3. 46 Station Road at 10:10am
  4. Town Street at 10:25am
  5. Portland Meadows at 10:45am
  6. Portland Place (garages) at 10:55am

As Retford library is closed for refurbishment at present this could be an ideal time to make use of a facility brought almost to your doorstep.


The next meeting of the Sutton and Barnby Moor Gardening Club will be held on Tuesday March 3rd. This will be the Club’s AGM commencing at 7:15pm at Barnby Moor village hall. Following the AGM there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to purchase garden paraphernalia and plants donated. For details about the club and its activities please contact Jenny Bailey on (01777) 708 155. New members and visitors are always welcome.


When the ladies of the Sutton and Barnby Moor W.I. met on Wednesday 19th February it was classed as a “Games Night”. This is the event when the ladies vie with each other to see who will be best all rounder at the end of the night. Games included: Whist, Uno, Rummmikub  to name but a few! Then, of course, the usual raffle took place for fabulous prizes!


On Sunday 16th February, the second Sunday before lent, a “Family Service” took place at the local church. Numbers in attendance were a bit depleted on this occasion, mainly due to seasonal ailments and viral infections doing the rounds! The service was conducted by Lay Reader Joan Herrington, ably assisted by Worship Leader Janet Webb. Due to illness, resident organist Geof Webb was unavailable to play at this service, but Janet Webb filled the gap and the congregation were accompanied by recorded music directed by Janet. Bible readings were performed by local parishioner Rosie Woodgate   (Mathew 6. V 25 onwards).


The meeting of the council took place on Wednesday 12th February at the usual starting time of 7:00pm in the Village Hall, and a report will follow.


The Parish Lunch took place on Tuesday 11th February at the usual time of 12:00noon. The venue was as usual The Gate Inn public house in the village where diners enjoyed the usual communal meal and socialised with their peers. 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.


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.

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