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Angela Gaunt

01937 849110

angela.gaunt@ntlworld.com

Boston Spa and Tadcaster Roundtable Santa on Tour 2012: as in previous years Boston Spa and Tadcaster Roundtable are helping Santa out by taking him and his sleigh on a pre Christmas tour around the local villages over the next couple of weeks stopping off in Boston Spa on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 between 4-8pm, and whilst Santa will be checking if all the children have been good little children over the past year and what they are hoping to receive for Christmas, Roundtable members will be shaking collection tins raising money which goes to help the group support causes within the local area. Last year over £5000 was collected alongside Santa’s tour which has funded an annual Christmas dinner for 70 older people, Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Boston Spa and cub scouts in both Boston Spa and Clifford. Santa’s pre Christmas tour is just one of a whole range of activities which Boston Spa and Tadcaster Roundtable do throughout the year and if you would be interested in getting involved with like minded people, please visit www.bostonsparoundtable.org or contact the chairman, Nick Fawcett on 07939 893559.

Jazz in the Spa: the session this Saturday, December 15 in the Boston Spa Village Hall - Harlem Hot Stompers – it comes round all too quickly but – yes – it’s Christmas party time again with its tradition of happy music and balloons plus nibbles, mince pies, shortbread and the special raffle. And all driven along at a cracking pace by the irrepressible Harlem Hot Stompers. Further info ring Les – 01937 842636.

Boston Spa Methodist Church: the services for this Sunday, December 16 - 10.30am Rev Steve Barlow 6pm Dr Arthur Faulkner Reflections. All who love the Lord are welcome to join us at any of our services and events, and for refreshments afterwards in the Wesley Room.

Kings Church: meet every Sunday at 11am and 6.30pm at the Deepdale Community Centre to include Sunday School for singing, quizzes and bible stories and lots of fun. Contact Pastor Stephen Thompson 01937 541688 for further information. www.the-kings-church.org

St Mary’s Church: for an up to date list of services and events please take a look at our website - www.stmarysbostonspa.org.uk Sunday, December 16 8am Service 10am Lower Wharfe Parish Family Service with nativity and donkey at Walton,

St Mary’s Ark: come and join us at St Mary’s Ark, St Mary’s Church every first and third Thursday of the month from 1.45-3pm at St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa. Therefore our next session will be Thursday, December 20. This includes a short service for babies, toddlers, parents and carers including refreshments and activities. A warm welcome awaits you from the members of Mothers’ Union.

Christmas Services at St mary’s church are as follows: Sunday, December 16 10am Parish Family Service with Nativity and donkey at Walton. Sunday, December 23 4pm Carol Service Christmas Eve 4pm Benefice Crib service at Boston Spa. Christmas Eve 11pm Midnight Holy Communion. Christmas Day 8am Group Holy Communion (Order Two) Christmas Day 9.30am Family Holy Communion. Sunday, December 30 8am Group Holy Communion at Boston Spa Sunday, December 30 10am Benefice Holy Communion at Thorp Arch, Sunday, January 6 4pm Benefice Christingle at Boston Spa.

Carol Concert: there is to be a Carol Concert by The Elysian Singers on Thursday, December 13 at 7.30pm in Boston Spa Methodist Church. Tickets cost £7.50, including light refreshments and can be bought at the door on the night or by phoning Stuart Haigh on 07855 750270. Proceeds are for B4G Development fund which is raising money to adapt our church to meet the needs of the community and all future users of Boston Spa Methodist Church.

Boston Spa Farmers Market: There will be a farmers market held on Millenium Square, outside Boston Spa Library on Friday, December 14 from 9am-noon. All manor of products available from fresh fruit and veg to home baking.

If you have any events or notices you would like to have included in our Boston Spa village voices please just contact me on the above number or email.