Latest News and What’s On in and around Greystoke in June 2023
St. Andrew’s Greystoke, Church Services June 2023
- Sunday 4 June – Holy Communion
- Sunday 11 June – Morning Praise with Children’s Activities
- Sunday 18 June – Holy Communion
- Sunday 25 June – Morning Praise with Children’s Activities
Our services start at 11.00am, and we will be serving coffee and cake from 10.30am. We look forward to meeting you.
Greystoke Altar Frontal
Greystoke’s community altar frontal The Trinity is complete. Thanks to the countless people of all ages who made leaves.
For all those who took part and the whole village community, we are planning a dedication and celebration for this on Sunday 11 June at the 11.00am service. Please come!
Greystoke Social Club
- Monday 5 June – Defibrillators and CPR – a talk and demonstration by Sue Wallace
- Thursday 29 June – Whitby – leaving the village at 8.30am – tickets £20
- Monday 3 July – Taffy Thomas, the renowned story teller, will entertain us with tales and stories
- Thursday 27 July – Thirsk – leaving the village at 9.00am – tickets £20
Contact Shirley Mounsey to book a seat to Whitby or Thirsk.
Our meetings are held in Greystoke Village Hall and start at 2.00pm, £1 for members, £2 for visitors and includes tea and biscuits.
Father’s Day Cake and Coffee
Take a break from DIY!
Bring your dad, your uncle, your grandad, your son, or come along and celebrate fathers that are no longer with us, on Sunday 18 June between 10.00am and 12.00am in the Village Hall.
Proceeds to the Village Hall.
Swimming Pool Draw
Congratulations to the winners of the Greystoke pool monthly draw for May:
- £20 – T & C James – 36
- £15 – B & S Morgan – 232
- £10 – Moira Dudson – 41
- £5 – Lucy Fawcett – 94
- £5 – S & K Brown – 230
- £5 – Hugh Taylor – 02
- £5 – Tim Nicol – 07
Greystoke WI’s May speaker was Jennifer Young who writes under the pen name Jo Allen. We heard that she had enjoyed writing from childhood onwards, spurred on by like-minded friends. She began by writing fan fiction using the characters from Lord of the Rings then progressed to spy thrillers around the age of 14. The People’s Friend was the first magazine to publish one of Jennifer’s stories. Jennifer described how she eventually found an agent and then a winning formula with her police procedurals set in the Lake District. One of this series, Death on a Monday Night, begins in a WI meeting when the lights go out and subsequently a body is found on the floor
Jennifer took us through her writing process which can involve walking in the castle grounds, riding her bike or sitting in her greenhouse. She also asked us to think about why we write. Some reasons covered were for emotional well-being, to record history and to give pleasure. The recording of history sparked memories of relatives who had written about their war experiences.
It was interesting to hear about the ups and downs of being an author. The use of slides made the talk even more engaging. It took Jennifer many years and much determination to achieve her aim of becoming a published writer.
After Jennifer’s talk we shared a glass of bubbly, drank a toast to King Charles and Queen Camilla and enjoyed the challenge of Sue’s Royal Quiz.
Our speaker in June is Daisy Rocke who will demonstrate flower arrangements and a talk about her shop. The competition is a flower in any medium except photo.
If you would like to join us please contact Jennifer Young, Sue Nowson or Val Simpson.
Greystoke Coronation Celebrations
A big thank you to all who helped make the Coronation celebration an enjoyable village event. The Procession and Crowning, Royal Hat competition and Family Races, and Bring & Share Afternoon Tea were all a huge success.
Participants, bakers, spectators, and volunteers all helped ensure a great day was had by all.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
Greystoke Village Hall Committee
Greystoke Christmas Pantomime
Due to take place on Thursday 7 to Friday 9 December 2023.
Casting for all parts early summer: details to follow.
To find out more or if you’re interested in a role on stage or behind the scenes please contact Maureen Hardy or Stephen Nicol.
Greystoke Pool (GDSA)
The 50th summer season has started well. At the start of May, there were over 120 adult and 13 family members. In addition, 65 people had registered to volunteer with us. This just shows the importance of the pool for the local community. We have space for more swimmers and non-swimmers, so don’t be shy – come for a swim, a coffee or join the volunteer army.
Reminder of times:
- School term Weekdays: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
- School holidays and all weekends: 1.00pm – 6.00pm
(two sessions: 1.00pm – 3.15pm and 3.45pm – 6.00pm)
Adult swimming (season ticket holders):
- 6.00am – 11.00am
- 6.00pm – 8.00pm everyday
The more, the merrier!
Bus Action Group
Thank you to everyone that replied to my advert in April’s New Together and to all those that have made helpful suggestions so far as to how we might connect Greystoke, Newbiggin and Motherby up to the main bus route.
In order to be a stakeholder, I would like to form a Bus Action Group with the aim of coordinating efforts across these three villages in a formal way.
Please get in touch with me (Pam.) if you would like to know more about this.