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Brenda Sanderson

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Lovely Sunday: on November 2 the Patronal Festival was celebrated in All Hallows and led by Father David Stevens, the Area Dean of Allerton. An inspiring Holy Communion was held, with a lovely selection of hymns, which were accompanied on the organ by Claire Cairns. Afterwards the congregations of other churches in the parish were welcomed to Bardsey Village Hall for the Patronal Lunch. The first verse of We thank you all my God was sung as grace, which was very moving. The ladies of the church had cooked and provided a substantial two course meal, which consisted of beef, lamb or pork casseroles, jacket potatoes and vegetables. This was followed by a huge selection of delicious deserts and cheese and biscuits. The wine and soft drinks flowed and over 100 people enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this event such a success.

Bardsey Neighbourhood Plan: the Steering Committee continue to work on our behalf and to follow their progress log on to the Neighbourhood Plan page of the parish council web site ( The conclusion of the Housing Needs Survey, which all residents received, is that the village needs a limited number of smaller, easily managed homes numbering around 55 over a five year period. The Steering Committee asks residents to bear with them as they go forward to draft a plan, seek your feedback, and ultimately your support through the ballot box in the coming village referendum. Steering Committee meetings take place at 7.30pm in Bardsey Village Hall, on November 13 and the 11th December 11. Residents are welcome to attend and observe.

Community choir: will be singing at the Villages Carol Service in East Keswick Village Hall on Monday, December 16. There will be a rehearsal prior to the service, the date and venue still to be confirmed. If you would like to be involved please contact Charlotte Meek 01937 574077.

Mothers’ Union: meet today, Thursday, in the Callister Hall at 2.15pm to hear Monica Cairns talk and show pictures of Ghana. Visitors are always welcome to join this friendly group.

All Hallows: past Vicar, the Rev Chris Puckrin, will be leading the 8am and 10.30am Holy Communion Services on Sunday. It will be good to have him back in our midst.

Bardsey Debating & Literary Society: their next meeting will be on Tuesday, in the Committee Room of the village hall. The debate will be whether Brothels should be legalised in the UK, The proposer is Ken Harrison and Jane Greenwood will oppose.

Guests and new members are always welcome, just go along and listen to the two speakers and there will be the opportunity to speak briefly if you wish, but it is not compulsory! They have a full programme planned for the year and speakers allocated for each debate. Do go along and get to know the group and for more information contact the secretary Mike Baldock on 0113 2862581.