1st Greystoke Brownies & Guides

Brownies and Guides meet every Monday in term time at 6:00pm at Greystoke Village Hall. Brownies is for girls aged 7-10, and Guides is for girls aged 10-14.

We enjoy a wide variety of activities from craft and cooking to sport and STEM, plus trips, sleepovers and camps! We welcome girls from Greystoke & surrounding villages including Berrier, Stainton, Skelton, Penruddock, Plumpton and Penrith.

If your daughter would like to join us, email Gina Stephenson or register with Girl Guiding.

Greystoke News – October 2021

Greystoke News – October 2021

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in October 2021

St. Andrew’s Greystoke, Church Services October 2021

  • Sunday 3 October – Holy Communion; Celebrant and Preacher Rev. Michael Houston
  • Sunday 10 October – Morning Praise;
  • Sunday 17 October – Morning Praise;
  • Sunday 24 October – Morning Praise;
  • Sunday 31 October – Confirmation with Bishop James Bell

Everyone is welcome to our services which all start at 9.15am and are held in church.

The Church Council has asked worshippers to continue sanitising their hands when entering and leaving church and to continue to wear face coverings although singing is now permitted. We are also now able to offer refreshments after services.

We will celebrate Harvest on Sunday 3 October at our service of Holy Communion.


Harvest Supper
St. Andrew’s Church is holding a Harvest Supper on Saturday 9 October in the Greystoke Village hall at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 (£5 for school children) and includes Cottage Pie and Red Cabbage, Apple Crumble and the first glass of wine or soft drink free. A Vegetarian option is also available. Music will be provided by Blue Jam. There will also be a bingo session and bar.

If you would like to book tickets, please contact Maureen Hardy or John Danks


Churchyard Update
The church council is most grateful for the £800 which the Parish Council has contributed towards the bill for mowing the churchyard. Work continues to tidy up around the yew trees, and we are very grateful to the Church House Group which meets in Blencow for spending two evenings carrying out maintenance.

If anyone would like to help us in this work, doing as much as you wish, please give John Danks a ring to find out what needs to be done.


Remembrance Sunday – 14th November
After the restrictions of Covid last year which meant attendance on the village green was discouraged, we will this year return to our normal format. That will be:

  • 10.15am Service in Church attended by the unformed youth organisations
  • 11.00am Gathering on the Village Green for the laying of wreaths and the two minute silence

1st Greystoke Brownies & Guides
Brownies and Guides meet every Monday in term time at 6:00pm at Greystoke Village Hall. Brownies is for girls aged 7-10, and Guides is for girls aged 10-14.

We enjoy a wide variety of activities from craft and cooking to sport and STEM, plus trips, sleepovers and camps! We welcome girls from Greystoke & surrounding villages including Berrier, Stainton, Skelton, Penruddock, Plumpton and Penrith.

If your daughter would like to join us, email Gina Stephenson or register with Girl Guiding.


Greystoke WI
We met on Thursday 2 September at 7.00pm for our Open Night when Roy Fisher gave out prizes for beautiful gardens, and enjoyed cheese and wine. A raffle was held of the hampers Eileen assembled. Jim Bownass and Andrew Leech then showed us some historical footage to do with Crime and Punishment. Andrew has a special interest in this as he is a JP. It was thought provoking to see how attitudes have changes to capital punishment.

On Thursday 7 October we have our Guest Night when we invite members from neighbouring WI groups. This year we are having a supper and being entertained by Ukes Akimbo – a ukulele band. There are two competitions in honour of our 100 year anniversary. The first is fancy dress in the style of 20’s and 30’s fashion. The second is a photo from your archive of that period.

If you would like to join WI, please contact Hazel.


Spirals of Time – Rectors of Greystoke
On the retirement of the Revd. Bill White in 2019, Daphne and Jeremy Honey began to rework the list of the Rectors of Greystoke, the earliest being Thomas de Vipent in 1255.

On the day the art work went to the framers, Purdon and Co. in Penrith, news of another rector arrived who was not on the list! Henri de Grandson from 1276 appeared via a post to the Greystoke Village Facebook page (12th December 2020) from the historian John Marshall. There are now several posts about Henri and his nephew Gerard de Vuippens with wonderful photos from John. We look forward to meeting John and hearing talk from him when he is next able to travel from his home in Switzerland. Henri has been ‘squeezed in’ before the frame was sealed.

The list has been divided into two and represented in the form of Spirals of Time. The arrival of our next Rector will see the beginning of a new Spiral to hang in the church and be added to over future centuries!


Greystoke Parish Council
The next two Greystoke Parish Council meetings are Tuesday 28 September and Tuesday 2 November, both at 7.30pm in Greystoke Village Hall.

The result of the Best Kept Garden competition:

  • Large Garden: Eileen and Norman Lund
  • Small Garden: Elizabeth and Larry Poland
  • Containers and Baskets: Patricia and Ross Watson.

Greystoke and District Sports Association
We are delighted to announce the return of our popular Film Nights held at the village hall.

Our first event will be The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019 adventure/comedy) at 7.00pm on Saturday 23 October – A man with Down Syndrome runs away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a wrestler. Later he meets with an outlaw who becomes his friend and coach.

We are making several changes to the normal format to keep everyone safe in Covid times. There is a maximum of 50 people (first come first served), and cheese and biscuits will be served whilst you enjoy a short film. We will then show the main film with an ice cream served in the interval. There will also be a licensed bar and we will serve all drinks at your table. We do request that everyone does a lateral flow test in the 24 hours before attending and, if we have to cancel the event, full refunds will be made.

Tickets £12 will be on sale at Greystoke Post Office. Price includes cheese and biscuits, one soft drink or glass of wine, and ice cream.

Future film nights for your diary (film details to be announced):

  • Saturday 27 November 2021
  • Saturday 8 January 2022
  • Saturday 5 February 2022

A March 2022 date will be announced in due course.


Swimming Pool Draw
The lucky winners of the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw for September are:

  • £20 – Moira Dudson – 41
  • £15 – Lyn & Dick Mol – 148
  • £10 – Andy Nicol – 174
  • £5 – Alan & Mary Marshall – 177
  • £5 – Emily Coates – 37
  • £5 – John Bridges – 140
  • £5 – Liz Kinghorn – 203

This is a fundraiser for the pool, one ticket buys you entrance to 12 monthly draws and a bonus Christmas draw with cash prizes up to £50!

The draw runs January to December and costs £15 with half of the fee going directly to the pool, the other half as cash prizes. Payment is due in December so watch this space for details nearer the time or see the pool website.

Thank you for your continued support for our lovely village pool.


Fellrunner Bus Trips
Fellrunner is running the following minibus trips out of Greystoke (and Newbiggin) this summer. The money raised goes to support the bus service.

  • Monday 11 October – Barnard Castle £15; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm.

To book seats or get info, call 07734 529 432

Greystoke News – September 2021

Greystoke News – September 2021

Latest News and What's On in Greystoke in September 2021

Church Services for September 2021

  • Sunday 5 September
    – Holy Communion; Celebrant and Preacher Rev. Michael Houston
  • Sunday 12 September
    – Morning Praise; Service leader John Danks, Preacher Judith Walsh
  • Sunday 19 September
    – Holy Communion; Celebrant and Preacher Canon Cameron Butland
  • Sunday 26 September
    – Morning Praise; Service Leader Judith Walsh, Preacher Graham Simons

Everyone is welcome to our services which all start at 9.15am and are held in church.

The Church Council has asked worshippers to continue sanitising their hands when entering and leaving church and to continue to wear face coverings although singing is now permitted.

We are also now able to offer refreshments after services.

Advance Notice – we will celebrate Harvest on Sunday 3 October at our service of Holy Communion that day.


Macmillan Coffee Morning
The church is very pleased to be able to host in St Andrew’s Church, Greystoke a Macmillan Coffee Morning from 10.00am until 1.00pm on Saturday 11 September in support of that much valued and highly regarded charity.

Please spread this widely and we look forward to seeing you on that day.


Harvest Supper and Ceilidh
St. Andrew’s Church is holding a Harvest Supper and Ceilidh on Saturday 9 October in the Greystoke Village hall at 6.30pm.

Tickets will be available nearer the time.

If you would like to book tickets, please contact Maureen Hardy


Greystoke Under 5’s Playgroup
The playgroup will be reopening back at Greystoke village hall on Thursday 9 September, 9.45am to 11.15am.

After almost 18 months closed due to Covid, it would be lovely to see our regulars and welcome new members.

We have new toys and special activities planned for our sessions. The playgroup will now be held on Thursdays in term time only.

For more information please join Facebook group Greystoke Under 5s Playgroup (2021+), or call Becky on 07515 761 626.

Everybody is welcome!


Greystoke WI
We restarted meetings in the Village Hall in August with a presentation by Jim Bownass and Andrew Leech. They showed us some of their fascinating old footage of Carlisle, Penrith and the Lake District. The Cumbria Film Archive has about 300 films. Some of the footage only came to light because a solicitor was at one of their presentations and offered some cine film that they were disposing of. In the oldest film, it was moving to see the workers pouring out of the biscuit factory in Carlisle, many of whom were boys who probably ended up in the trenches. Some of the promotions from the fifties and sixties were shockingly sexist but also quite humorous as they were for inventions which seemed to be completely bonkers – like the tent which popped up on your car roof! We look forward to more of their selections in September.

Thursday 2 September at 7.00pm is our Open Night when Roy Fisher will give out prizes for beautiful gardens. There will be cheese and wine and a raffle. Could members please bring an item from their larder to go into the hampers? Entry will be by donation. Jim Bownass and Andrew Leech have kindly volunteered to show us some different historical footage of the local area.

If you would like to join WI, please contact Hazel


Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund
Studying?

Funding Available Grants are available to all students aged eleven to twenty-five, who reside in the Whitbarrow, Berrier and Murrah area from the Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund. Grants may be put towards the cost of education, training, apprenticeships, books or equipment, which would help to prepare for or enter a trade or profession.

Application forms and further information are available from Mrs E Earl, Thanet Well, Hutton Roof, Penrith CA11 0XX (017684 84 540).

Completed forms to be returned to Mrs Earl by Saturday 25 September 2021.

In order to keep this fund functioning, the trustees would appreciate applications from eligible students.


Greystoke Parish Council
The Greystoke Parish Council Best Kept Garden presentation will take place at the WI meeting on Thursday 2 September at 7.00pm.

The Parish Council gave donations of £100 to the School to purchase a cut out Policeman to place around the Village to try and make motorists slow down, they also gave £800 to the Church and £500 to the Swimming Pool.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 28 September at 7.30pm.

I would like to thank the Swimming Pool committee for asking me to cut the ribbon to officially open the new swimming pool pavilion. I felt very honoured to do so. It is a fantastic facility and I thank all those involved in working so hard to make it come to fruition under the Chairman Stephen Nicol.

I wish them well for the future.

Roy Fisher


Swimming Pool Draw
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw

July's Winners

  • £20 – Hugh Taylor – 02
  • £15 – Alan & Janet Buckley – 40
  • £10 – Julie Boothman – 13
  • £5 – Jane Taylor – 17
  • £5 – Tom& Sam Fawcett – 126
  • £5 – John Smith – 105
  • £5 – Ross & Tricia – 25

August's Winners

  • £20 – Peter Trueman – 80
  • £15 – Simon & Trish Hawkyard – 189
  • £10 – T & E Blenkharn – 87
  • £5 – Mike Bellas – 89
  • £5 – Claire Hebdige – 135
  • £5 – Molleen McHale – 47
  • £5 – Judith Eilbeck – 113

Thank you for your continued support.


Fellrunner Bus Trips
Fellrunner is running the following minibus trips out of Greystoke (and Newbiggin) this summer. The money raised goes to support the bus service.

  • Monday 13 September – Kendal £12; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm
  • Monday 27 September – Gretna Gateway £15; depart 9.59am, home by 4.45pm
  • Monday 11 October – Barnard Castle £15; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm.

To book seats or get info, call 07734 529 432


Gentle Yoga with Paula
Gentle yoga improves flexibility and mobility. Allow your mind and body to relax and repair.

Saturdays between 10:00am and 11:00am in Greystoke Village Hall, sessions are £5 and mats are provided.

There are a couple of spaces still available if anyone wants to join in.

If interested in joining, please contact Paula on 07730 499 287 to confirm a place, or visit her yoga Facebook page.

Greystoke Under 5’s Playgroup

Greystoke Under 5’s Playgroup

The playgroup will be reopening back at Greystoke village hall on Thursday 9 September, 9.45am to 11.15am.

After almost 18 months closed due to Covid, it would be lovely to see our regulars and welcome new members.

We have new toys and special activities planned for our sessions. The playgroup will now be held on Thursdays in term time only.

For more information please join Facebook group Greystoke Under 5s Playgroup (2021+), or call Becky on 07515 761 626.

Everybody is welcome!

Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund

Studying?

Funding Available Grants are available to all students aged eleven to twenty-five, who reside in the Whitbarrow, Berrier and Murrah area from the Mary Jack Foundation Trust Fund. Grants may be put towards the cost of education, training, apprenticeships, books or equipment, which would help to prepare for or enter a trade or profession.

Application forms and further information are available from Mrs E Earl, Thanet Well, Hutton Roof, Penrith CA11 0XX (017684 84 540).

Completed forms to be returned to Mrs Earl by Saturday 25 September 2021.

In order to keep this fund functioning, the trustees would appreciate applications from eligible students.

Greystoke News August 2021

Greystoke News August 2021

Latest News and What's On in and around Greystoke in August

Church Services for August 2021

  • Sunday 1 August
    – Holy Communion; Celebrant and Preacher Rev. Michael Houston
  • Sunday 8 August
    – Morning Praise; Service leader John Danks, Preacher Judith Walsh
  • Sunday 15 August
    – Morning Praise; Service Leader Judith Walsh, Preacher Graham Simons
  • Sunday 22 August
    – Morning Praise; Service Leader Graham Simons, Preacher John Danks
  • Sunday 29 August
    – Holy Communion; Celebrant Rev. Richard Hall, Preacher Gill Danks

All services are in the church and start at 9.15am. Guidelines at the time of publication state that masks must be worn and social distancing take place.

Everyone is welcome to attend our services.


1st Greystoke Brownies & Guides
Greystoke Brownies and Guides have squeezed lots into their outdoor meetings since Easter!

Brownies have learned how to strike a match safely and light a fire, made toasted cheese sandwiches on the open fire and enjoyed S’mores too! They practiced packing for a sleepover or residential, and did an activity where they decided what items they’d need for survival on a desert island. They created an assault course for the Guides, measured the speed of the beck in the garth behind the church, and enjoyed the Habitat Nature Trail in Penrith.

Guides have dissected owl pellets, deciding what type of owl they’d come from and what the owls had been eating. They’ve pitched tents and an event shelter, lit their own fires and cooked Pizza Pockets on them (and S’mores of course!). They learned to tie new knots and lashings, making brilliant rafts which they sailed on the river.

Together, we’ve been tracking round the village, weeded the flower bed on the green and around the village hall, played rounders, swung on the rope swing and, at our last meeting of term on Monday 12 July, we enjoyed a BBQ, games, promise ceremony and badge presentation.

Guides are planning a camp later in the year and Brownies have got their fingers crossed for a sleepover!

Brownies is for girls aged 7-10 and Guides is for girls aged 10-14. We meet on Monday evenings in the village. We welcome girls from Greystoke and surrounding villages including Berrier, Stainton, Skelton, Penruddock, Plumpton and Penrith.

If your daughter would like to join us in September, email Gina Stephenson or register with Girl Guiding.


Greystoke WI
On Thursday 5 August at 7.00pm, Greystoke WI would like to invite all our friends and neighbours from the Parish of Greystoke to join us for our first post lockdown Open Night. Entry will be by donation

Cheese and wine will be served, after which Roy Fisher will be presenting awards for beautiful gardens. This will be followed by a presentation from Dennis Westmoreland, featuring local villages. There will also be a raffle.

Please come and join us as we celebrate getting back to (nearly) normal.

At the time of writing it is not known what Covid prevention measures may still be necessary. WI will try to make all our guests feel comfortable and will work with any remaining regulations at the Village Hall.


Fellrunner Bus Trips
Fellrunner is running the following minibus trips out of Greystoke (and Newbiggin) this summer. The money raised goes to support the bus service.

  • Monday 2 August – Richmond £15; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm
  • Monday 16 August – Holehird Gardens, Windermere £15; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm
  • Monday 30 August – Lanercost and Roman Wall £15; depart 9.59am, home by 5.30pm
  • Monday 13 September – Kendal £12; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm
  • Monday 27 September – Gretna Gateway £15; depart 9.59am, home by 4.45pm
  • Monday 11 October – Barnard Castle £15; depart 9.59am, home by 5.00pm.

To book seats or get info, call 07734 529 432


Gentle Yoga with Paula
Gentle yoga improves flexibility and mobility. Allow your mind and body to relax and repair.

Saturdays between 10:00am and 11:00am in Greystoke Village Hall, sessions are £5 and mats are provided.

If interested in joining, please contact Paula on 07730 499 287 to confirm a place.