Parish Magazine October 2015

WING  October 2015  ( please note NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS)

SS Peter and St Paul Wing.

Services for October:

4th October 9.30am Lay Led Service, Wing

11th October 6.00pm Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong, Wing

18th October 10.30am Benefice Eucharist at North Luffenham

25th October 9.30am Holy Communion, Wing

 Dates for your diaries:

Harvest Lunch 12.30 pm on Sunday 11th October in Wing Village Hall. Contact Helen on 737499 to reserve your ticket £7.50. All welcome to join together to celebrate another harvest, discuss the size of our cabbages and how we dealt with the dreaded carrot root fly over a traditional lunch of cottage pie with carrots and peas followed by apple crumble and accompanied by a glass of wine or soft drink.

Harvest Evensong at 6pm on Sunday 11 th October. Anyone wishing to display his/ her produce in the church prior to the service is welcome to do so.

Church Quiz on Saturday 14th November in Wing Village Hall at 7pm. Always a popular fund raiser, gives the brain a work out and sets the taste buds alight with a delicious supper of excellent home made soups and desserts. Licensed Bar- tickets £10 each available from Helen on 737499.

Christmas Coffee Morning- THURSDAY 26th November at the home of Jane Peach in Reeves Lane.

The Wing Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch on Sunday 13th December.

To Light Your Fire!!

In view of the autumn nights pending if you need kindling to help light your fire please contact Richard on 737499! ( competitive prices!)


We have a new website

Please check it for events, updates on the Good Neighbour Scheme, bookings etc. many thanks to John Oakley and friends for making this possible. We aim to make it a village resource so if you are planning an event and want it publicised contact

THE BIRCH GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME: following a meeting of volunteers on 10th September the scheme is now up and running. For any villager requiring short term help including emergency transport, domestic support or household assistance the help line may be able to provide assistance. The helpline number is 07539 707623.

SUNDAY TEAS: many sincere thanks to all those who have helped make SUNDAY teas such a success! The final amount raised for Village Hall funds is £897.24! A wonderful result and a great community effort!

COOKERY BOOK: any one else wishing to contribute please contact Mary Rodgers at 16 Church Street, Wing.

FRIDAY 20th NOVEMBER: please keep this evening free to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and do some Christmas shopping! CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS!! Entertainment, seasonal food, candles, gifts, cards, pamper products and seasonal refreshments available. £5 entry to include mulled wine and a mince pie. For more information:

BOOKING SECRETARY: Judith Oakley. Please contact her on 737761.  Sarah O’Boyle on 01572 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. Please do use this village facility.

Unfortunately the production of Romeo and Juliet due to take place on SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER AT 7.30pm has had to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. John Hackett

WING QUILTERS- CHARITY QUILT SHOW 3rd and 4th OCTOBER 10am to 4pm in the Village Hall and Parish Church.

Stalls with many goods being made by the quilters; raffle with the main prize a pretty quilt; refreshments served. Charities to benefit are Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough and Wing Parish Church.

Please do give your support. Offers of raffle or tombola prizes will be much appreciated. Please contact Judith Oakley on 737761

RUTLAND NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME: so many thanks to all who opened their gardens and who visited our wonderful Rutland gardens this year. Thanks to you all £15,111.68 was raised for NGS caring charities plus a further £1852.00 share to other charities nominated by garden openers. Considering we had fewer gardens open and not such welcoming weather this was a good result. Next year we have some exciting new gardens opening for you to explore!


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. Joanne is looking for some refresher training in the autumn for life saving using a defibrillator.

The Old Methodist ( formerly Wesleyan) Chapel, Middle Street, Wing. If anyone has any information about, memories of, or old photos of the Chapel which they would be happy to share I should be very grateful. As the new owners of the Chapel we are interested in learning all we can about its history and previous appearance, inside and out, and any detail would be helpful. I can be contacted at Chapel Cottage, 16 Middle Street; on 01572 737689; or by e mailing me at wingchapelsw@

Thank you ! Samantha Westermann.

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