Middle Rasen Community Diary


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A Community Diary Middle Rasen Area 2020

Middle Rasen and area including the Tofts, Barkwith, Hainton, Sixhills, Torringtons & South Willingham

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For the Month

March events will be affected by the current health emergency. These pages will update as information comes to the site.

Please check with organisers before attending events.


Wednesday 18 th March – South Willingham Parish Council meeting, Parish Hall, 6.50pm


Friday 20 th March – Andy's Hospice Quiz, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7pm, £6 per person including light refreshments, teams of upto 6, bring your own drink!

Friday 20 th March – Gin & Jammies, Toft Newton village hall, 8pm

Saturday 21 st March – Middle Rasen Horticultural Society Coffee Morning, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 10am

Saturday 21 st March – St Patrick's party, Toft Newton Village Hall, 6pm

Sunday 22 nd March – Mother's Day Lunch, Toft Newton Village Hall, 1pm, booking essential.

Tuesday 24 th March – Twisted Tales Vol 2, Broadbent Theatre, 7.30pm , £10

Saturday 28 th March – Newtoft Tree planting & BBQ, 11am

Saturday 28 th March – Family Bingo, Toft Newton Village Hall, Eyes Down 6.30pm

Sunday 29 th March – Andy's Hospice Tractor Run, Starting and finishing at Ludford Airfield. Leaving at 10am. Hog roast, raffle, tombola, cake stall, auction. £10 per tractor, which includes a hog roast!

Tuesday 31 st March – Rotary Ladies Afternoon Tea with speaker from the RNLI, Middle Rasen Village Hall, 2pm, tickets from Peter Rhodes shop

Regular Fixtures

Guides .... Middle Rasen Village Hall .... every Monday ........Contact: Linda White 0776591525 or Sharon White 07534112324 or by email

Brownies .... Middle Rasen Church Hall ..... every Monday..... Contact: Tricia Neale 849412.

Rainbows .... Middle Rasen Village Hall ......every Monday.......Contact: Karen Gramson 842619

Ranger Guides .... Middle Rasen Village Hall .... fortnightly on Mondays .......Contact: Jeannette Reilly 07961 970579.

Parish Council ...... Middle Rasen Church Hall.... 2nd Tuesday @ 7.30 pm (Public Forum 7.20 pm for 10 mins) tel 07960 411602 email

Carry On singing Group meet on 1st and 3rd Wednesday in Middle Rasen Church Hall, 1.30 – 3.30pm Everyone Welcome!

Hobby Club, Cameo Craft meets the 2nd & 4th Friday 7-9pm in the Middle Rasen Chuch Hall. Last session 28th June then its the summer break

Middle Rasen Toddlers meets every Friday in term time in Middle Rasen Church Hall from 9.30am

Short Mat Bowling – Mondays 1.30 – 4.30pm and Thursdays 7 – 9.30pm, Middle Rasen Village Hall. All Welcome!

Middle Rasen Womens Own – Wednesdays 2.30pm, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, ( December 4 th , 11 th , 18 th )

Middle Rasen Guild – Wednesdays 7.30pm, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, (4 th December, then 11 th , 18 th )

Himalayan Yoga meets every Wednesday in Middle Rasen Village Hall at 10.30am

Line Dancing – Wednesdays, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7 - 8.30pm, Term Time Only

Middle Rasen Book Club contact Heather Moore for dates on 01673 880169.

Mk Rsn and the other villages

•  Age UK Lindsey – 1 st Monday of each month, Free drop in sessions offering advice to the over 50's, Market Rasen Surgery, 10am – 1pm

•  Community Art Classes – Tuesdays, Nice & Naughty Café, 3pm

•  Chat and Cardmaking – Tuesdays, Nice & Naughty café, Market Rasen, 10.30am

Toft and Faldingworth

•  Toft Newton Craft Night – Tuesday 3 rd December & Tuesday 17 th December, 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Contact Vanessa on 07772636024

•  Walking Football –Tuesdays, Newtoft Community Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, 16yrs plus

•  Toft Tots – Thursdays, Toft Newton Community Centre, 9.30 – 11.30, Term Time only

•  Children's Football – Fridays, 6-7pm, Newtoft Community Centre, Trainers / Footie Boots needed, Outside Play!

•  Pilates – Thursdays, Toft Newton Village Hall, 7pm Contact Pat on 885356 for more information.

•  Faldingworth Indoor Bowls – Thursdays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 2 – 4pm

•  Faldingworth Coffee & Chat – Wednesdays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 10 – 11.30am

•  Informal Short Tennis – Wednesdays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 6 - 7pm

Sth Willingham 

•  Art Group – Tuesday 3rd December, South Willingham Parish Hall, 1.30pm

•  Coffee Morning – Wednesdays 4 th & 18 th December, South Willingham Parish Hall, 10.30am

•  Dance Group – 2 nd & 4 th Wednesdays 7pm, South Willingham Parish Hall, 4 th & 18 th December


Groups listed below may require better or updated information.

Middle Rasen

Local History Group (U3A) Tuesday 9.30am to 12noon Middle Church Hall Takes a short break in summer.

Women's Own every Wednesday afternoon 2.30 pm at Middle Methodist Church , all welcome, Contact: Alice Surfleet 843256 for more information

Games Afternoon - TBA 4th Wednesday (Autumn and Winter) 1.30 - 3.30 pm at Middle Rasen Church Hall. Ring Elaine 844222 for more information. .

The Guild every Wednesday evening October to March, from 7.30 pm at Middle Rasen Methodist Church. Contact Ann Naylor 844645

Camera Club 2nd Wednesday 7.30 pm at Village Hall, new members welcome Contact: Ray Halstead 842142 for more information..

Tai Chi every Wednesday 10.30 am Village Hall.

Outdoor bowls starts April - September.....Enquiries and entries to Ann Veal 01673 842581 orwgveal@globalnet.co.uk and Rich Wright 01673 88545 or richmondwright@msn.com

Middle Rasen Nursery Monday - Friday 7,30 am to 5 pm. For more information Contact: Sam Bryan 844111.

Coffee, Cake and Chat meet again in January at Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 10am

Camera Club meets once a month on 2nd Wednesday @ 2.30 pm in the Middle Rasen Village Hall

Middle Rasen Coffee, Cake & Chat – 1st and 3rd Thursday , 10am, Middle Rasen Methodist School Room


FALDINGWORTH and elsewhere

Table Tennis – Fridays, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Faldingworth W I meet 2nd Tuesday (changing to 2nd Tuesday from May onwards) at Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Contact: Christine Waite 885249 for more information.

Friendship Club meet 3rd Wednesday 2 - 4 pm at Memorial Hall, all welcome, Contact: Sylvia Hall 885776 for more information.

Coffee morning & Post Office every Wednesday at Memorial Hall 10-11.30.

Indoor Bowls Club every Thursday at the Memorial Hall 2 pm to 4pm £ 1.50 Contact: Laurie 885563 for more information

Bee Crafty craft group 2nd & 4th Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm Memorial Hall all welcome, adults £ 2 children £ 1.

Book Club meets monthly, for more information ring Ann 880188.


Christian Discussion nights Monday evenings from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Newtoft Clubhouse.

Toft Tots meet every Thursday at Toft Newton Community Centre from 9.15 – 11am

Parent, Toddler & Baby group meet 1st and 3rd Monday each month 10 am to 11.30 am Welton Children's Centre.

Parish Council meets alternate months, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, meeting in May, July and September at Newtoft Clubhouse 6 pm.

Terriers Football Training Tuesday evenings see website for more information.

Guitar Sessions some Tuesday evenings 8 pm in Newtoft Clubhouse. Contact: Doug Orr for more information. 885573.

Youth Club on every alternate Wednesdays for more information contact Kirsty Rand 885531.

Family Bingo once a month (food prizes) contact Bridget Carpenter 885733.


West Rasen Heritage Centre & Village Hall group meets 1st Tuesday 7.30 pm, general enquiries Liz Margrave on 844047.

Coffee Morning 1st Saturday at the Heritage Centre from 10 am to 12 noon .


Pre School at Donington on Bain Village Hall every weekday morning during school terms from 9.30am to noon with option of staying for lunch. For more information contact Sarah Jane on 07816954135.


Book Club meets every 4 weeks, Tuesday evening Cross Roads Inn 7.30 pm. Cost £ 2 For more information contact Blue on 0781 0511012.

Parish Council meets on 3rd Thursday at 8pm.

East Barkwith Wl meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Barkwith and District Gardeners Takes a summer break from May to August meetings start on 4th Friday in September. An all day Spring Show 11th April 2015 and a Late Summer Evening Show 28th August 2015. For summer trips please ring Les Robinson on 857063 to book seats or put your name on the waiting list as they are very popular.

Mothers and Toddlers on Friday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.20pm.

Card Makers Circle 2nd and 4th Fridays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm meet in the summer meet in Wragby Methodist Chapel Schoolroom.


South Willingham Dance Group meets on Wednesday 7 th November and Wednesday 21 st November in South Willingham Parish Hall at 7pm  

South Willingham Coffee Mornings held in Parish Hall on Wednesday 7 th November and Wednesday 21 st November

Art Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Reel Issues film night breaks for the summer May to August back in September.

Coffee and Chat Parish Hall on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10.30am to 12noon.

History Group meets last Thursday of the month in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm.