Can you help?: you will be aware that there are many families in these difficult times who are struggling financially and are having to rely on food parcels to help them get by. The churches of St George’s and St.Aidan’s in Leeds are the distribution points. To help with donations of food there is a box at the back of All Hallows Church. If you can spare a tin, a packet of any food or a bag of potatoes, please take them to church and pop them in the box for them to be taken to those in need. Thankyou.
Scams & Frauds Education for Residents: our local PCSO for Bardsey, East Keswick and Scarcroft Tiff Greensmith is setting up workshops for the over 55’s to raise awareness and provide knowledge and skills to protect you from being the victims of rogue traders, scammers and fraudsters. The workshops are completely free of charge. Each workshop is interactive and packed with information on how to protect yourself in your home and online. If you would like to learn new skills, meet new people and help support your community then please contact PCSO Greensmith on 0113 2855374.
St George’s Day Afternoon Tea: was a tremendous success. Many villagers came together on April 23 to celebrate our beautiful country. Although this was a non-profit making event, they did raise £181 for St Gemma’s Hospice. Many thanks to all who baked, without who these events could not take place. If you are a good baker and would like to help at future special events Kath Potter would love to hear from you. A very big thank you must also go to Judith Unwin whose piano playing made the afternoon a joyous occasion.
Bardsey and East Keswick Rangers: would like to thank everyone who supported their fund raising coffee morning in the Callister Hall in April. A total of £136.28 was raised for Martin House Hospice.
Light up All Hallows: have you noticed how dark it can be in our church even when the lights are on? And did you know that the present lighting is expensive to run, continually failing and costs a great deal to repair and replace? Later this year there are plans to refit All Hallows with an architecturally designed system of long life, low running cost lighting, which will illuminate the interior to acceptable standards and help reveal the beauty of our ancient parish church. Of course this plan costs money, £25,000, so help is being asked to fund this work. If anyone feels they can make a donation, however small, please contact the parish office, Callister Hall, Woodacre Lane, Bardsey.
A recommendation: I had a really good lunch at our local hostelry, the Bingley Arms, recently. For summer they are doing a two course lunch for £7.77. There is a wide choice from seven beginnings and middlings plus a pudding can be purchased for £2.23. The food was good, presented well and hot, with a super selection of serve yourself vegetables and a warm welcome awaits. Why not give it a try?
Bardsey Tennis Club: new members welcome, they have a number of weekly club sessions all year round plus coaching opportunities for both adults and juniors. They also have teams competing in three local leagues. Membership costs start from as little as £20 plus they offer new members a 50 per cent discount in their first year. Please see the website for full details www.bardseytennisclub.co.uk or contact David Ingham on email@example.com
Raymond Pearson: who was the Vicar of Bardsey for many years will be celebrating forty years of priesthood on Sunday, June 30 in his now parish church of Saint Mary, the Priory Church in Bridlington. He will be presiding and preaching at the 10.30am Parish Communion, at the invitation of the churchwardens. He would be delighted if friends could join him on that day as he offers thanks for 40 years in priestly orders.
The Parish Walk: on Saturday will explore the east side of the village. Meet at the bottom of Mill Lane at 2pm for a pleasant walk of approximately two hours. Boots or strong shoes recommended. Children and dogs are welcome, however it is not suitable for pushchairs. Contact Pauline Tatman on 574236 for more information.
Wetherby Choral Society: presents: Tippett – Five Negro Spirituals, Rutter – Feel the Sprit, and Taylor – I have a Dream at St James’s Church, Wetherby on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £13 and are available by ringing 01937 842564.
Services on Sunday at All Hallows: at 8.am Rev Paul Payton will be present and Rev Diane Lofthouse will officiate at the 10.30am Holy Communion
Bardsey Wives: their annual evening walk followed by a fish and chip supper will take place on Monday, meeting at the home of Pauline Tatman in Mill Lane at 7pm. Ring Brenda Sanderson on 573352 for more details.
Diary Date: Teddy off the Tower 2 withpig roast and barbecue will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 3pm in the grounds of All Hallows. This will be a fun family get together that will see the return of the popular teddy bear bungee jump and other fete activities. Listen to live Jazz as you stroll around the grounds. Entry is free but with a small charge of 20p for the fete activities (excludes bottle tombola). Food available from 4pm – licensed bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks.