Greystoke News June 2022

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  • Sunday 5 June – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 12 June – Morning Praise
  • Sunday 19 June – Holy Communion
  • Sunday 26 June – Morning Praise

Our services start at 9.15am and all are very welcome.

We have now left the tent and worship in the chancel area of the church. On the first and third Sundays our hymn selection is more traditional, but on the second and fourth Sundays we sing more contemporary hymns and songs led by our worship band. Come along for our service and join us for tea or coffee with cake afterwards.

Greystoke Social Club

  • Monday 6 June – A talk entitled Every Life Matters on the subject of suicide
  • Thursday 16 June – Social Club Trip (details to be published)
  • Monday 4 July – A talk by Roger Dix entitled How are Roger’s Worms? – Yes, you read correctly, come along and find out!!

Our meetings are held in Greystoke Village Hall and start at 2.00pm, £1 for members, £2 for visitors and includes tea and biscuits.

Greystoke WI
Greystoke WI’s May meeting was about how to protect ourselves from different types of fraud. Jon Hill, from the cyber and digital crime unit, introduced the other members of his team and then gave advice about passwords, updating, backing up, and using anti-viral software. Another team member spoke about common features of phishing emails and the importance of not clicking on links. Lastly, Claire Keyes told us about her role protecting the vulnerable, as people who have been defrauded once are highly likely to be defrauded again. We were shown a call blocker device which can be programmed with the numbers of friends and family to deter would be fraudsters. It was a lively and engaging evening giving us plenty to think about.

At our meeting on Thursday 2 June we will start at 6.00pm with a light supper. We are asked to wear red, white and blue. There will be an opportunity to buy plants from Pine Tree Nurseries. After our business meeting we will finish in time to see the Beacon being lit. The competition will be the longest weed from your garden!

If you would like to join us please phone Hazel

Greystoke Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail
This will take place on Sunday 12 June between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

A café will be available throughout the event at the village hall serving soup, cakes and afternoon teas. A map of the garden and scarecrow trail will be available from the village hall price £4.

If anyone wishes to be included in the trail, either to offer their garden or to display a scarecrow please contact Maureen Hardy.

Concerts in St. Andrew’s Church

Throughout the summer we are running a series of four concerts to include a wide variety of music styles. This is a new venture which we hope to develop over the next few years. This year we have 4 events, all starting at 7:30pm:

  • Friday 1 July – Burnt Horse Folk Group, a local Cumbrian band combining lush harmony singing, with ukulele, guitar, bass, cello and fiddle to create a mix of folk and blue grass.
  • Saturday 30 July – Penrith Town band
  • Friday 19 August – Day and Jones, performing a wide range of covers from all eras. Greystoke’s very own pop and rock duo.
  • Sunday 4 September – The Osiligi Maasai Warriors. This is long overdue as they were booked for September 2020, then 2021 but due to Covid they could not travel to the UK.
  • The first three concerts will be £7.50 for adults and £4 for children up to 16. The 4th concert will be £12 for adults and £5 for children, and is a fund raiser for their own community to fund new water stations, a new orphanage and new church/community centre.

    All tickets can be obtained by contacting Ros Sanders. There will also be tickets on sale on the night. Refreshments, to include tea, coffee and wine will be available.

    Greystoke Handbell Ringing Group
    We are now back ringing regularly after a difficult two years. We meet on Thursday afternoons in the village hall and we are looking for new members to swell our ranks. You do not need to be able to read music – just be able to count!!

    We shall be playing outside the Boot and Shoe on Sunday 5 June, Jubilee Sunday, at 11.00am. If you feel you would be interested, maybe pop along, listen and then chat with us afterwards with coffee and biscuits. Alternatively you can contact our secretary Ann Royle.

    Greystoke Parish Council
    The next meeting for Greystoke Parish Council is on Tuesday 31 May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

    Also on Thursday 2 June at 12 noon on the Village Cross I will read out the Queen’s Platinum Proclamation. This Proclamation will be read out in all the Commonwealth Countries. Also the bonfire on Thursday 2 June, which heralds the start of the celebrations, will be lit at approximately 9.45pm (it is pointless lighting it in broad daylight as it is hoped to see these bonfires all over England).

    Up to now the Parish Council has received £650 towards the cost of buying crocuses to plant later on in the year. £500 has been received from Story homes and £150 from Christine and Charles Rowley of Blencow Hall.

    Roy Fisher (Chairman)

    Swimming Pool Draw
    Thank you to all who continue to support the pool by taking part in the Pool Draw and thank you to all those newcomers. We hope you get lucky!

    [one_half][learn_more caption=”April’s Winners”]

    • £20 – Mike and Sheila Mandale – 20
    • £15 – The Ashburners – 01
    • £10 – The Millers – 85
    • £5 – Stella Restarick – 150
    • £5 – Max and Becka – 60
    • £5 – Enid Hughes – 45
    • £5 – Kate and Mark Thomlinson – 193

    [/learn_more][/one_half] [one_half_last][learn_more caption=”May’s Winners”]

    • £20 – Jim and Linda Young – 131
    • £15 – Helen Jamieson – 152
    • £10 – Emma Nielsen – 169
    • £5 – Ian and Jane Curry – 99
    • £5 – Geoff Smith – 117
    • £5 – Jane Taylor – 56
    • £5 – Rosie Illingworth – 121


    Greystoke Online Gives Back!
    Did you know the village has its own website? Greystoke Online offers a warm welcome to the businesses, services and events taking place in and around the village. This useful site is run by a small group of volunteers with subscriptions from local businesses that advertise on the page.

    The village website continues to attract high numbers of visitors; even at the height of the covid pandemic the website had over 18,000 hits and this year, for the first time they have been able to donate back to the community the profit made by the running of the website. A poll conducted on the Facebook page then asked villagers what the money should be spent on.

    Corinne Green, the Chair of the website group, said I am delighted we have this opportunity to give something tangible to the community for a cause the people in the village voted for – a fund to support the Ukranian refugees that have come to live in the village. We hope that the £450 raised will help them to settle and know they are welcome. A huge thank you to everyone that has made it possible.

    If you would like to know more about this, or to make a donation yourself, you may contact us through the website or eMail us.[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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