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

Church Services for May 2021

  • Sunday 2 May – Holy Communion
    – Rev Richard Hall (Celebrant and Preacher)
  • Sunday 9 May – Morning Praise
    – Graham Simons (Service Leader), John Danks (Preacher)
  • Sunday 16 May – Holy Communion
    – Rev Richard Hall (Celebrant), Gill Danks (Preacher)
  • Sunday 23 May – the Feast of Pentecost – the birthday of the church – Morning Praise
    – John Danks (Service Leader), Judith Walsh (Preacher)
  • Sunday 30 May – Morning Praise
    – Judith Walsh (Service Leader), Graham Simons (Preacher)

All services are in the church and start at 9.15am. Masks must be worn and social distancing takes place.

Everyone is welcome to attend our services.


Brownie and Guides
1st Greystoke Brownies and Guides is very excited to be able to meet in person again!

This summer term they’re going to be holding outdoor meetings every Monday in term time from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, enjoying a whole range of outdoor activities from fire lighting, outdoor cooking, tent pitching and den building to growing seeds and making bug hotels! We’re also hoping to be able to go camping during the summer!

Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10; and Guides is for girls aged 10 to 14. We’ll be working in two separate groups with Brownies and Guides doing different activities working towards their badges and awards. All activities are risk assessed and carried out in a Covid-secure environment.

You don’t have to live in Greystoke to join us, we have members from Stainton, Plumpton, Penrith, Newbiggin and more, so it’s a great way for girls to meet new friends!

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


Swimming Pool Draw
Thank you to all who continue to support the Swimming Pool Monthly Draw, supporting a worthwhile cause whilst being in with a chance of winning a cash prize; it’s a win/win!

Congratulations to the winners of April’s Monthly Draw.

  • 149 – £20 – Shelagh Goldie
  • 30 – £15 – Joseph Nielsen
  • 95 – £10 – Ruth Bridges
  • 173 – £5 – Jason & Becky
  • 165 – £5 – B&M Murry
  • 195 – £5 – Claire Hebdige
  • 163 – £5 – Helen & Frazer Ross

Greystoke Swimming Pool
An army of volunteers has been preparing the pool ready for opening. Thank you to them all, they have been working very hard for the past few weeks.

At first we are opening to adult season ticket holders and hopefully to the general public later, as restrictions ease and after our lifeguards have been trained. We have put in place Covid-19 risk assessments that will help us organise the opening and look forward to welcoming villagers back to the pool.

Adult season tickets have proved very popular and we have stopped accepting new members until we see how busy the sessions become. We have been able to extend the adult swimming sessions with our new automatic dosing system.

Our café has been refurbished and we are putting in the finishing touches. Although the priority is opening the pool for swimming we are looking at how best to use the café over the summer. The list of Buy a Brick donors will be an important feature!

We also have new signage for the pool to encouraging people to park in the car park rather than on Church Road.


Plant Sale
St. Andrew’s Church will be holding a plant sale on Saturday 22 May outside the village hall from 10.00am until 12.00 noon.

With a relaxation in some Covid restrictions, we hope to be able to serve tea/coffee and cakes.

Look forward to seeing you all.