Middle Rasen Community Diary


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A Community Diary Middle Rasen Area 2018

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

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For the Month


Friday 1 st November – Faldingworth School Race Night, White Hart Pub, Lissington

Saturday 2 nd November – Cameo Crafts Christmas Tabletop sale, 10.30am – 3pm

Saturday 2 nd November – Faldingworth School Big Brunch, 10am – 12 noon

Saturday 2 nd November – West Rasen Heritage Centre Coffee Morning, 10am

Sunday 3 rd November – Joint Memorial Service – Middle Rasen parish Church, 6pm

Monday 4 th November – Middle Rasen Book Club, Advocate Arms, 4.00pm

Tuesday 5 th November – West Rasen Heritage Centre meeting, 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 th November – Market Rasen Roundtable Bonfire night, Market Rasen Racecourse, gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 6pm, fireworks 6.45pm, £5 & £3

Friday 8 th November – St Andrews Hospice quiz, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7pm, £6 per person, including refreshments.

Saturday 9 th November – Coffee Morning, Middle Rasen Methodist Church, 10am

Saturday 9 th November – Little Jesters Big Bake Off, Toft Newton Village Hall, 10am

Tuesday 12 th November – Reel Issues showing East of Eden 7pm, South Willingham Parish Hall

Tuesday 12 th November – Faldingworth WI, Memorial Hall, 7.15pm

Wednesday 13 th November – South Willingham Parish Council meeting, 6.50pm, Parish Hall

Thursday 14 th November – Middle Rasen Horticultural Society Meeting, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7.30pm £1

Sunday 17 th November – Parish of Barkwith Annual Quiz, Heneage Arms, 6.30pm

Tuesday 19 th November – Middle Rasen Nursery & Pre-school AGM

Saturday 30 th November – Caistor & District male voice choir in concert, Middle Rasen Methodist Church, 7pm, £5

Saturday 30 th November – Newtoft Christmas Gift & Craft Fair – Toft Newton Village Hall, 3 – 6pm

Saturday 30 th November – Macmillan Fundraiser, Market Rasen Library, 10am – 1pm

Tuesday 3 rd December – West Rasen Heritage Centre Christmas meal, 6.30 for 7pm, enquiries to Margaret Allerston 01673 842247

Thursday 5 th December – Middle Rasen Ladies & Coffee, cake & chat Groups Christmas Lunch 12 – 12.30, Market Rasen Golf Club, 12 – 12.30

Friday 6 th December – Middle Rasen School Christmas Fayre, 3 – 4.30pm

Friday 6 th December – Quiz Night with Festive fayre, South Willingham Parish Hall, 7pm

Saturday 7 th December – Christmas Coffee Morning, West Rasen Heritage Centre, 10am

Monday 9 th December – Rotary Carol Service, Market Rasen Methodist Church, 7pm, with a visit from a special someone!

Saturday 7 th December – Christmas Bingo, St Michael's Church, Newton, 7pm

Sunday 8 th December – Friesthorpe Carol Service, 3pm

Monday 9 th December – Middle Rasen Book Club, Advocate Arms, 4 pm

Tuesday 10 th December – Reel Issues shows ‘ O' Brother where art thou?', South Willingham Parish Hall, 7pm

Tuesday 10 th December – Faldingworth WI Christmas Party Meeting, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 7.15pm

Wednesday 11 th December – Faldingworth School Christmas Fayre, 6pm

Thursday 12 th December – Christmas Social and Quiz, Middle Rasen Horticultural Society, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 7.30pm

Friday 13 th December – Carol Singing, Outside Faldingworth School, 6 – 6.30pm, then onto Faldingworth Memorial Hall for refreshments. Please bring a torch!

Saturday 14 th December – Come along and help decorate Middle Rasen Parish Church – the theme this year is ‘Christmas Carols'

Saturday 14 th December – Coffee Morning in aid of ‘action for Children', Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 10am

Sunday 15 th December – Community Carol Service, Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel, 4pm

Thursday 19 th December – Middle Rasen Parish Council Meeting, Middle Rasen Church Hall, 7.20pm

Friday 20 th December – West Rasen Carol Service, West Rasen Church, 7pm

Saturday 21 st December – Louth Choral Society sing Noel, St James's Church, Louth. £10 adults, £5 children. Christmas and seasonal music.

Sunday 22 nd November – Heneage Arms Sleigh Race, See inside for details

Sunday 22 nd December – Carol Sevice, St Michael's Church, Newton, 3pm

Sunday 22 nd December – Christingle Service, Middle Rasen Parish Church, 4pm

Sunday 22 nd December – Carol Service, St Martin's Church, South Willingham, 6pm

Sunday 22 nd December – Family Christmas Carols / songs Sing along, Newtoft Village Hall, 6pm

Tuesday 31 st December – New Year's Eve party with Katmandu, Toft Social Club, over 14's only!

Tuesday 14 th January – Faldingworth WI , Greek Dancing, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, 7.15pm

Sunday 26 th January – Middle Rasen Church New Year Lunch, 12 noon. £8 adults, £5 11-16yr olds, under 11's free! Everyone is welcome!


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.... 3rd 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.