Boston Spa News

Boston Spa

Angela Gaunt

01937 849110

Boston Spa Oxfam Group: are holding their annual Christmas coffee morning in the village hall on Saturday, November 10 at 10am-12.15pm. Admission is £1, to include coffee and homemade biscuits. There will be cakes, gifts, Oxfam goods and cards, crafts, children’s toys, good bric-a-brac, books, raffle, tombola and much more. Please join us for this friendly, well established event.

Primrose Lane Bonfire Spectacular: will be held on the grounds of Primrose Lane School, Boston Spa on Saturday, November 10. Gates open from 5.30pm. Fairground rides, barbecue, mulled wine and many other refreshments. Fantastic bonfire with results of bonfire guy competition and impressive fireworks display. For tickets please go to Yeadons Hardware, High Street, Boston Spa.

German for the Christmas markets: Are you going to Germany, Switzerland or Austria this winter? Why not extend the fun and get into the mood early and enrol on one of our fun, short language courses (a great gift idea) to be held at Clifford Village Hall 9am–1pm on Saturday, November 10. Numbers are limited to 10 but extra sessions may be added according to demand. Suitable for complete beginners and those who have some basic knowledge of German. Learn to ask prices, say what you want, buy a snack, be friendly etc. in a small group. (Max 10). Courses are held in Wetherby and Clifford in November. Each lasts about four hours. Course fees include tea/coffee at break time and either a continental light lunch to get you in the mood or fish and chips, depending on the venue for your course. £28 per person. (Discount available when booking for three people or more. Please call for details. Your tutor is BA(Dual)Hons. Germanic Studies and English Language, PGCE (MFL). Former Head of Modern Foreign Languages, examiner and adult ed. tutor. Extensive experience with able and struggling language learners. Learners with SEN/LDD welcome. To book a place or arrange other private or group tuition: 01937 533067 or 07530 530189 email

Jazz in the Spa: the session this Saturday, November 3 in the Boston Spa Village Hall - Tees Valley Jazzmen – the annual visit of long standing friends who bring energy and enthusiasm to the party. Always a first class traditional session coupled with some pithy comments on life itself from Keith on piano - who fondly remembers his overnights in the Crown Hotel. Further info ring Les – 01937 842636 Days Inn, Wetherby Services. Please recycle your bottles and cans where possible –thank you.

The Boston Spa free and easy: is back and will start again on Sunday, November 4 at 7.30pm at Boston Spa village hall. The format will remain unchanged with the nights entertainment being provided by local singers poets and guitarists. All proceeds will as always be going towards the village hall. The charge will still be at £5 and all guests are invited to bring along their own drinks (glasses are provided) for an evening of musical entertainment. We will be running our sessions on the first Sunday of every month, anybody wanting further information or wanting to perform please contact me Mike Kendall-Smith on 01937 588275.

Boston Spa Methodist Church: the services for this Sunday November - 10.30am Rev Graham Haslam 6pm Rev Susan Greenhart Holy Communion. 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.

St Mary’s Church: for an up to date list of Services and events please take a look at our website - Sunday, November 4 9.30am All Age Worship - Future dates for your diary’s are: Saturday November 24 - Hazlewood Castle, Advent Ball in aid of Lower Wharfe Youth Fund. Tickets £50/head includes three course dinner, disco, auction. Please come along and support us in raising money for the youth work. Tickets available from Kate Kennedy (07801 536425), Paul Martin (07970 277201), Kate Lofthouse (07780 641634). A Series of Organ Recitals at St Mary’s: All recitals start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 including wine. Saturday, October 13 John Scott Whiteley, Saturday, October 27 David Pipe and Saturday, November 10 John Bradbury. Friday, December 7 - African Children’s Choir Concert tickets are now available. Cost £5 each. Contact Judith Dahlgreen (844642) or the Parish Office. Saturday, December 8 - ‘Spirit of Christmas Past’. an evening of stories, sketches, revues and music in St Peter’s Church Walton. Tickets £10 each from Doreen 01937 842344 or Julia 01937 845675 to include mulled wine and home-made snacks.

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, November 1, 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.

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.