Fancy trying out Handbells?

Fancy trying out Handbells?

Did you enjoy the handbells at the church Christmas carol service? Did you think, “I could do that!”? *SPOILER* you definitely could do that! 🎶🎵🎵🎶🎶

We’re looking for new recruits to come and join us. We meet on Thursday afternoons in the village hall for practice, chat, laughs, tea and coffee, and sometimes cake. You don’t need to be able to read music, but you do need to be able to count to 4. And sometimes to 8. It’s fun, social and educational!

If you would like to try it out, our first session of the new year will be Thursday 16th January at 1:30pm – 3:30pm or get it in touch with Maureen at

Greystoke Church Services – Update to Together Magazine December, January

The church services for Greystoke, as printed in the Together Magazine, are incorrect. An addendum was issued, but it appears that not everyone received this with the magazine.

Please find the correct dates below

Sunday 1st December    9:15am Holy Communion with Canon Gary Cregan
Sunday 8th December    9:15am Holy Communion with Rev Richard Hall, Jill Danks
Sunday 15th December  9:15am Morning Praise with Graham Simons, Brian Davis
Sunday 22nd December 9:15am Holy Communion with Canon John Higgins
Sunday 22nd December 6pm Carol Service
Christmas Eve 3pm Christingle
Christmas Eve 11:30pm Holy Communion (extension) with Jill Danks
Sunday 29th December 9:15am Desert Island Choice with Maureen Hardy and Steve Boyle
Sunday 5th January   9:15am Holy Communion with Rev Richard Hall
Sunday 12th January 9:15am Holy Communion with Rev Richard Hall, Jill Danks
Sunday 19th January 9:15am Morning Praise with Brian Davis
Sunday 26th January 9:15am Morning Praise

Wreath Making & Fundraising on 8th and 12th December – REDUCED Price!

Raise funds for local causes whilst making your own, reusable, wreath. Now at a reduced price of just £28 – limited places on Thursdays workshops still available

Annie at Quirky Workshops is generously hosting 3 wreath making workshops to raise funds for the Church, the Swimming Pool and the Village Hall.  Annie says:

For those who fancy making their own Christmas wreath this year, here’s a chance to and raise local funds at the same time. There are 3 sessions, one for each group, costs £40 inc drinks etc with all proceeds going to the Church, Pool and Village hall.

Sunday 8th Dec 2pm (for Pool) 2.00pm- 4.15pm Thu 12th Dec 10am ( for Church) 10.00am-12.15pm Thu 12th Dec 2pm (for village Hall) 2.00pm- 4.15pm

Please reserve on…/christmas-wreath-making and we’ll forward your booking to the relevant group for payment. Hope we get some local support for this 🙂

If you are interested, please follow the link!
Local Hedgehog Rescue – Appeal for Funds

Local Hedgehog Rescue – Appeal for Funds

Lynn Cowperthwaite has been running a rescue centre for hedgehogs here in the village for a while now. As her work has become more widely known, care has become more expensive so she has set up a GoFundMe page for donations. 

I have rescued hedgehogs for a number of years, all self-funded. I now find myself in the position of being more known and therefore getting more rescues. Either I try to get help with funding, or I refuse to take poorly hogs or orphaned hoglets on, which I know I would struggle to do!
I use lots of cat food (not fish) and biscuits, pate types for weaning, whiskers cat and kitten biscuits are best (no milk in) kitten powdered milk, kitchen roll, newspaper, good straw for bedding. I’ve just ordered another run for the garden, I use medical stuff and I would like a ‘pot’ of money for when vet attention is needed or I need to purchase things.
To my knowledge, I’m the only hedgehog rescuer in my area.  So all those hedgehog lovers out there – I need your help!
Thanks in anticipation

To donate funds please click on the button below. To donate goods, please contact Lynn via the village facebook group

Lynn's Hogspital