Parish Magazine September 2016

The Wing section of the Parish Magazine September 2016 is available here and in the Church section.



4th September 9.30am Lay led service

11th September 9.30am Lay led Service

18th September  11am Benefice Service at Whitwell

25th September 9.30am Holy Communion


SS Peter and St Paul

Wing Safari Supper on Saturday 24th September. Tickets are selling fast so please contact Helen Bateman on 737499 if you’d like to join in this fun evening, alternatively email All are welcome. Tickets £20 per person.  Please advise us of any dietary requirements. In aid of Wing Church.


Harvest Festival Evensong and Organ Recital  Sunday 9th October

David Hill will give an organ recital starting at 4pm.  This will be followed by tea and then an evensong to celebrate the Harvest at 6.30pm.  The pedal organ has recently been repaired ???


Preston, Ridlington & Wing Flower and Produce Show: this annual event saw a record entry this year. Thank you to all competitors who helped to make the show such a success. In particular, congratulations go to Tom Roberts who won the men’s fruit cake competition, Jane Peach who scooped three cups and Alisdair Orr with a Produce Cup. Please do consider entering this fun event next year.



September 8th’s meeting will be Gardeners’ Question Time. The panel will be local residents well acquainted with our region’s growing conditions. Good advice on suitable plants and their care will be given. All visitors are welcome to this, as they are to any of our meetings!

Please contact Jane Gilmore for information on the outing or the WI- 737324. All visitors welcome.





WING VILLAGE CAKES AND COOKBOOK- now available from Mary Rodgers -01572 737745 or from the Village Hall during SUNDAY teas. £12 a copy. Full of good recipes, anecdotes and drawings of the village, it will make an excellent memento and perfect gift.

WING VILLAGE GREETINGS CARDS- a set of cards showing drawings of the village are now on sale in the Village Hall, the Church, the WI or Mary Rodgers. All proceeds will go to those organisations.

WING SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Sunday 11th DECEMBER 12.30 for 1pm. Please register your name with Paul at the Coffee Morning or Mary Rodgers on 737475.



Meeting for volunteers and users on MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT 6.30pm. This is an opportunity for an update on the scheme and its users as well as an open discussion on future plans for the scheme. All welcome!

WING’s GOT TALENT!! If you have an interest in taking part in such an event please contact Sally Cox 07976 936509 or e mail

If there is sufficient interest then further details will follow.

BOOKING SECRETARY: Sarah O’Boyle : contact her on 737128.  Online booking available via the website

COFFEE MORNING in the Village Hall every THURSDAY from 10.30. Second hand books available too as well as a friendly chat. Please do call in!

WING POST OFFICE- every TUESDAY from 2pm to 4pm- again please use or we lose



The process for accessing the defibrillator is as follows:

Ring 999.   Do not delay

The operator will then give you the code for getting the defibrillator from the phone box near the Kings Arms on Top Street.

Take it to the patient.

Open the case and it will then begin to give you instructions.

Do not worry about using it incorrectly as it is fully automatic and will only work in appropriate circumstances.


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Wheatsheaf Latest

As a regular attendee to the Wheatsheaf Pub in Edith Weston I, like many others, was horrified to discover it had been subject to a fire in the living quarters.

Many of us have been eyeing the damaged building and wondering when we were going to get back to Steak Nights again. Several people have remarked how they miss not only the beer and friendly atmosphere but the original Wallpaper.

Today (Wednesday 24 August) your correspondent met John the landlord when he was in Wing tending his sheep. He tells me that the delay, apart from the usual formalities, has been complicated by the discovery of Asbestos in the roof. That has just been cleared and work will be starting again in earnest. John’s latest information is that the Pub MAY be re opening in November of this year. It is hoped that more towards the time an announcement will be made in the press and Parish Magazine.

I forgot to ask what started the fire in the first place so we will have to suffice with the rumour that a tumble drier was at fault. More on this if I see John again.

Wing WI, Sept 8th

Wing WI
The meeting this month on September 8 is our very own “Gardeners’ Question Time” when we hope to find the answers to all our garden problems.  The panel will be local residents so well acquainted with conditions you are likely to find in this area and they will be able to offer good advice on suitable plants and their care.
Visitors are welcome to come to this as they are to any meeting.
If anyone would like more information about the meeting or about the WI please contact Jane Gilmore, the secretary, 01572 737324