Middle Rasen Community Diary


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A Community Diary Middle Rasen Area 2021/2

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

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For the Month

These pages will update as information comes to the site.


Tuesdays May ~ June - Alpha Course ~ Church Hall - at 7pm on each Tuesday <<more>>

Queen's Jubilee Celebrations - 4th and 5th June 

Saturday 4 th / Sunday 5 th June – Faldingwoth Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Monday 6 th June – Middle Rasen Book Club, Advocate Arms, 3pm

Wednesday 8 th June – East Barkwith Coffee, cake, crafts & chat, 10.30am – 12 noon

Friday 10 th – Sunday 12 th June – Heneage Arms Beer & Music Festival, Hainton

Saturday 18 th June – Early Sweetpea and flower show, Middle Rasen Village Hall, 2.30pm

Saturday 18 th June – Barkwith Group Church fete, Field opposite the Church, East Barkwith, 6pm

Tuesday 21 st June – Middle Rasen Parish Council Meeting, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7.20pm

Wednesday 22 nd June – Rase WI with Speaker Terry Carpenter, Middle Rasen Village, 7.30pm

Friday 1 st July – Louth Male Voice Choir, St Mary's Church, Hainton, 7.30pm. £12

Friday 8 th July – Evening of music, Pimm's & Canapes with Claxby Community Choir, St Peter & St Paul's Church, Middle Rasen, 7pm, £12

Saturday 9 th July – Middle Rasen Methodist Church Summer Fayre, Musgrove Farm, Buslingthorpe, 3pm

Saturday 9 th July – Coffee Morning, West Rasen Heritage Centre, 10am


Regular Fixtures

Monday Mornings at 9.30am Pilates in Middle Rasen Church Hall on Church Street,

Wednesday Evenings from 7pm Line Dancing in Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7 – 8.30pm ~ Term Time

2nd & 4th Friday Cameo Craft meets 7-9pm in the Middle Rasen Chuch Hall

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

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

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

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!

Himalayan Yoga meets every Wednesday in Middle Rasen Village Hall at 10.30am (no current info PLEASE CHECK)

Middle Rasen Book Club ..... Ist Monday of the month at the Advocate Arms .... please look here and/or contact .......Lesley Brewis



AT MARKET RASEN LIBRARY  and the other village locations


Tuesday 7 th June - Meet Your Councillor, Stephen Bunney, 10am – 12noon 

Get information and advice; enquire about services that the Council provides; discuss local issues or raise any other Council related matter. 

Every Tuesday - Connect Over a Cuppa, 11am – 12 noon 

Reconnect and have a catch-up with others over a cuppa and a biscuit. All refreshments provided. 

Every Tuesday during term time - Children's Art Club, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Glue sticks at the ready! Drop into our Children's craft group and put your cutting and sticking skills to the test with our weekly craft activity. Children aged 6+ 

Every Saturday and Wednesday - Adult Craft Club, 10am – 12 noon 

Relax, socialise and share your story through the things you make. Bring along a craft project to get along with, whilst enjoying a complimentary tea or coffee in a warm and welcoming environment. 

Every Wednesday during term time - Children's Cross Stitch Club, 3.30pm – 4.45pm 

Children aged 5 years + can have fun learning basic cross stitch. Mums and Dads are welcome to join in too. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Friday - Story time, 11am – 11.30am 

All pre-schoolers are welcome at our story-time sessions - a fun-filled half hour of songs and stories! 

Every Friday - Lego Club, 3.30pm – 5.30pm 

Love Lego? So do we! Join us for Lego Club, design amazing creations with weekly themes and show off your creative side. Free to join! For ages 5+ 

Every Friday during term time - Reading through “Play” 3.30pm-4.15pm 

Discover a love of reading through the power of plays and drama at this new weekly after school club for 7–11-year-olds. 

Jubilee Platinum Celebrations - Saturday 4th June 10.00am – 1.00pm 

Come and join us for our “Jubilee Jamboree” celebrations with The Broadbent Youth Theatre. Cakes and refreshments, theatre workshops, fun and craft activities. The Broadbent Youth Theatre “Design a Logo” winner will be announced by Councilor Bunney.


For more information about any of our events and activities please speak to a member of staff, call 01522 7820 or email us market_rasen.library@gll.org




Faldingworth WI – 2 nd Tuesday of each month (12 th October) at Newtoft Village Hall, 7.15pm

Faldingworth Coffee Mornings ...Coffee mornings take place at Faldingworth village hall every Wednesday from 10am – 11.30am in aid of All Saints Church, Faldingworth. We always follow Covid-19 protocol. Wilf Moxon

Newtoft .... Bingo is back – hooray! The bar opening hours are: Saturdays from 8pm – midnight (except on bingo nights when it will open at 6pm!) Sundays from 1pm until 5/6pm! Everyone is welcome!

Pilates – Thursday's at Newtoft Village Hall, 7 – 8pm

South Willingham Dance Group – Every 2 nd Wednesday (6 th & 20 th October) - South Willingham Village Hall, 7pm

Wragby Ladies Luncheon Club We are in the process of setting up a ladies luncheon club at the Adam and Eve Country Pub, Wragby. We will then meet every 3 rd Thursday of the month from September to April inclusive. Do come and join us to make new, like minded friends over a delicious lunch followed by an interesting speaker on various topics. Costs will include an annual subscription of £25.00 to cover speakers and administration, plus the cost of the luncheon each month. Numbers are limited. For more information and an application form, please contact Janet Edwards – tel: 01673 857006, email janetedwards645@gmail.com or Doreen Fidler – tel: 01673 858166

Check before attending those listed below

•  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!

•  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.