Boston Spa News

Angela Gaunt

01937 849110

Jazz in the Spa: the session this Saturday, May 25 – Jeff Barnhart + John Hallam + Jamie Brownfield – no need to go rambling on here. One of our annual highlights with pianist extraordinaire Jeff, the superb John Hallam on reeds, young trumpet virtuoso Jamie Brownfield plus Jim Swinnerton on bass and Stuart Smith on drums. Full house guaranteed. Further info ring Les – 01937 842636.

Open Gardens at Four Gables: May 12. We had just under 200 visitors and raised £948 for charity (compared to 400 visitors last year and £1540 raised). David & Anne would like to thank those who braved the weather to visit us and we hope to see you next year.

Boston Spa Methodist Church: the services for this Sunday, May 26 - 10.30am Gerald Payling Trinity Sunday. All are welcome to join us at any of our services and events.

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: Sunday, May 26 our services are 8am at Bramham church 10am Holy Communion service at St Mary’s.

Adult Baptism and/or Confirmation course: the next course is being planned. Please contact the parish office or Fr Peter. A Confirmation course for teenagers is planned for the autumn.

St Mary’s Church Magazine: seeks advertising manager. Allan and Elaine Picken have retired from this role after 20 years of successfully handling the advertising in the magazine. A replacement is now sought and full guidance will be given. Please contact Bob Dibben 584004 or Mike Bowers 844181.

The Friends of the Music of St Mary’s Church: invite you to come to an afternoon tea concert in St. Mary’s on Saturday, June 8 at 3 pm. The music will be provided by local musicians - Cathy Dibben (Soprano) Jennie Hall (Clarinet) Terry Gaussen (Euphonium & Voice) Liz Ness (Piano) Tony Poles (Organ) and John Townend (Accompaniments). Admission (Concert and tea): Adult £5, FOM members & concessions £3 school age children £1 or pay at the door. Further information from Terry 01937 844345 or Tony 01937 842904. Tickets will be available at all services or from the parish office. Does anyone have an electric sewing machine they no longer need? St Mary’s Mothers’ Union are planning an exciting new project in the autumn and need an electric sewing machine. If you can help please contact Janet McBride on 843562.

St Mary’s Ark: 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. 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. The next meeting will be June 6.

Holiday Club 2013: Space Academy at St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa Sunday, July 28 - Blast Off Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 - The Voyage - Sunday, August 4 - Back to Earth. Put the dates in your diary now!

Forthtell: invites you to a lecture and discussion on issues of the day. The next session is titled A Royal Hoax by Iain McGregor at the Boston Spa village hall on Saturday, June 8 2013 from 2.30-4pm. All are welcome. There is no charge and there will be light refreshments and free literature. Forthell is an independent fellowship, not connected to any one church or organisation, seeking to pursue Bible truth, determine the Christian position on issues of the day, and at this time defend the sovereignty of the UK from the inroads of European Union and its euro. For further information please contact Sally Coulby on 01937 845027.

Film making course: Riley Smith Hall hosts guerilla film making weekend. Everything you wanted to know about low budget movie making but were afraid to ask. It’s often said that everyone has a book in them - a weekend course at the Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster aims to prove that everyone has a film in them. Run by writer James Richards and film maker Paul Richardson, who have both won awards – including a BAFTA, the intensive two day workshops give jargon free, practical instruction on how to plan, write, film and edit low budget films.Only 20 years ago making movies for yourself was an expensive and complicated business, now digital cameras and free editing software mean that films can be shot and edited for next to nothing. All film makers need is a story and self-confidence- on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 the training course will help aspiring film makers to develop both. The courses are open to everyone, of any age and background. No experience is needed. Training will be done using the sort of kit anyone can operate and will focus on story planning, first steps in screenwriting, basic camera work and editing. There’s no jargon or irrelevant theory, the message is that anyone can become a film maker. Places are limited to a maximum of 15 and the cost for the two days, including guides, free booklets and supporting material on CD and hard copy, is £60/£50 concessions. The course runs from 10am-5pm on both days with a short break for lunch. Participants can bring their own camera with them, but it’s not essential. Places on the course can be booked by phoning 01904 637671 or 07840 796788


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