Bilton News – 23rd January 2020

Bilton News – January 23

Coffee morning: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library on Saturday, January 25 10am-noon. The monthly coffee morning is the occasion when the stock cupboard is opened for a big sale of second hand books and when it is possible to obtain advice on problems with laptops and ipads, just take your device along. This month Warm and Well will also be there to offer advice on reducing energy bills and any matters relating to energy and keeping warm in winter. Everyone is welcome. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.

Song of Praise: in St John’s Church Hall on Saturday, January 25, 3-5pm. All are welcome to go along to sing hymns, enjoy good company and refreshments. If more information is required telephone 01423 522828. It is a custom at these events to place a donation dish by the door as people leave. Any money donated is given to charity. In 2019 Dementia Forward, HELP, Martin House and Saint Michaels’s Hospices were all beneficiaries.

2nd Bilton Guides: is 50 years old next month. Are you an ex 2nd Bilton Guide? In February there will be an evening celebration to mark the occasion. If you would like to attend or need more information email christinenorton650@gmail.com Also, if you know an ex guide who may not read this column, please pass the message on.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, January 26 Holy Communion is at 8am and 10am. Morning worship at St Luke’s takes place at 10.30am. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, January 29 Holy Communion takes place at 10.30am.

Bilton Grange URC Monday Fellowship: has a text morning and bring and buy followed by lunch on Monday, January 27. To find out more telephone 01423 503221.

Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane on Monday, January 27 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun. Entry 30p. Bingo books 50p each.

Chat and Craft: this friendly group meets on Mondays at Dene Park Community Centre, 2-4pm. They work on crafts including knitting, sewing, crocheting and card making whilst enjoying a chat, a cuppa and having a good laugh. It costs £3 a session. If interested please telephone Dorothy on 01423 506599.

Fitmums: a friendly running club for men and women. There is no need to be a mum, a dad or fit. It takes place every Monday at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 BIlton Lane at 7.15pm. Several distances are offered with a trained leader to support. First three sessions are free. To find out more email admin&fitmums.org.uk

Bilton Men’s Forum: on Tuesday, January 28 at Bilton Community Centre Melvyn Rutter will take an alternative look at climate change. His talk will be illustrated by slides. Tea is served from 2pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm.

Crimple Valley Quilters: meet at Bilton Community Centre on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month 9.30am-12.30pm. The next meeting is January 29. You are invited to go along and sew with s friendly group in a comfortable and sociable environment. This can be an opportunity to develop new techniques and broaden skills in patchwork and quilting. The programme includes sewing days, workshops and the occasional guest speaker.

Domino Night: a new venture for Bilton Community Centre on Saturday, February 29 at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 including a light supper consisting of a roll, side salad/crisps. There will be prize for the top scoring male and female. There is no need to be part of a team as this event is open to individuals. There will be a raffle. To book a place telephone Barry on 01423 421727 or email barryjeffrey14@gmail.com

Bilton News – 16th January 2020

Bilton news – January 16

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, January 19 Holy Communion is at 8am and morning worship at 10am. At St Luke’s all-age Communion takes place at 10.30am and Café Church at 4pm. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, January 22 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Sewcial: on Monday, January 20 at Bilton Grange United Reformed Church, 10.30am-noon everyone is welcome to go along, enjoy refreshments and a chat and take some sewing, knitting or other crafts. Taking part in the crafts is not compulsory those who just like the chat are equally welcome. The church is on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road.

Film club: at Bilton Area Methodist Church takes place on Tuesday, January 21. Tea is served from 1.30pm and the film “The Penguins” starts at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to this free event though a donation would be appreciated. The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

Bilton Men’s Forum: on Tuesday, January 21 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane the audience will be “Spellbound” by a selection of railway films from this popular team. Tea is served from 2pm the presentation starts at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

Friendship Group: at St Joseph’s Church, Skipton Road on Tuesdays 1.45-3pm. It is for anyone who enjoys tea, coffee and cakes and a good chat. It costs £2 a session including refreshments and activities. To find out more telephone Rachel on 07739 975021

Artizan International: holds craft workshops for adults and children with physical and learning difficulties at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 Bilton Lane on Tuesday afternoons. To find out more about these and the charity that runs them email administrator@craftaidinternational.com

Bilton Area Methodist Lunch Club: the next opportunity to enjoy a good lunch for just £4 is on Wednesday, January 22 at Bilton Area Methodist Church. To find out more or book a place telephone Molly on 01423 564986.

Dancing for Wellbeing: takes place on Wednesday afternoons at Bilton Community Centre. This is suitable for people with mobility and balance problems, those who use a walking aid or wheelchair, and for people with heart and breathing problems, arthritis, Parkinson’s and dementia. A partner is not required and it is great fun. The cost is £5 per session including refreshments. To find out more telephone Jackie Terry on 01423 531235.

Bingo: at Dene Park Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm. Go along to enjoy bingo and have a cup of tea with biscuits. Entrance is 40p, bingo books extra. The 2a bus stops at the door.

Jigsaw and games: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library on Friday, January 24, 2-4pm, Entry £1. Refreshments available. This is a new venture for anyone who likes to do jigsaws or play board games. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre

Warm and Well is here to help: Go along and see them at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library on Saturday, January 25, 10am-noon. Find out how to reduce energy bills, how to get help and manage debts and how to access support with any issues relating to energy.

Bilton News – 9th January 2020

BILTON NEWS – January 9

Coffee morning: at St John’s Church Hall on Saturday, January 11, 10am-noon. Entry £1 includes a drink and biscuit. Accompanied children enter free of charge. Stalls include cakes, books, cards, bring and buy, tombola and raffle. Proceeds will support Church Mission Partners in Hull.

Thanks for support: at the December St John’s Coffee morning and Christingle services where £450 was raised for The Children’s Society.

C.A.T.s: Creative Adventures with Textiles meet at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane on Saturday, January 11, 10am-4.30pm. Those present will be creating a knitted necklace using soft yarn. New members are welcome. To find out more telephone Sue on 07731 507156

If you are in town: on Saturday, January 11 between 10.30am-3pm at St Peter’s Church members of Bilton Area Methodist Church are serving coffee and lunches to raise funds for their Church.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, January 12 Holy Communion is at 8am and 10am. At St Luke’s morning worship is at 10.30am. Next week morning prayer takes place on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday, 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, January 15 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre on Monday, January 14 at 2pm. Go along and join in the fun. Admission 30p, bingo books 50p each.

BIlton Youth Club: every Monday during term time at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 Bilton Lane 5-7pm. There are activities for 11-14 year olds including confidence and team building, crafts, cooking and sports. Telephone Lena Kanaber on 0753 2041091 for further information and to book a place.

Knox WI: will take the journey from Southampton to Cake Horn from the comfort of Dene Park Community Centre on Monday, January 13 at 7.30pm. Greta Knight will transport them there through her wonderful photographs. New members and visitors welcome. There is a small charge.

At the library: on Tuesday, January 14 is the regular Storytime for pre-school children and their carers at 10am. At 11am there is a drop in session with Jen Sonley from H.E.L.P who can give information and signposting to community support and activities. On Friday, January 17 the Scrabble Club meets at 2pm. Admission £1. Bilton and Woodfield Community Library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.

Bilton Men’s Forum: Janet Neipokojcyzcka is the speaker on Tuesday, January 14 at Bilton Community Centre, her talk with slides entitled “Packhorse Days and Ways.” Tea is served from 2pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

Bilton Ladies Forum: on Tuesday, January 14 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm Jackie Terry-Schuhmann of Dancing for Wellbeing will be providing the entertainment. New members welcome.

Bilton WI: on Wednesday, January 15 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm Oliver, a local podiatrist, is to give a presentation on “Foot Care in the Jungle.” He will be talking about his job and also his jungle expedition when he carried out some charity work. New members and visitors welcome.

The Wellbeing Café: on Thursdays 1-3pm at St Luke’s Church, Franklin Square. Relax, find new friends, have a chat, join in with a craft activity, play some games and have fun, as well as a fresh pot of tea, a warm bowl of soups and cakes a plenty. For more information telephone Victoria on 07930 559821 or Lizzie on 07876 754327. The café is run by St John’s and St Luke’s Churches with the support of Dementia Forward.

Pantomime: Dick Whittington is being performed in St John’s Church on Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7 at 7pm and on Saturday, February 8 at 2pm. Tickets are still available at the Church Office £8 adults, £5 children including ice cream in the interval. The Church Office is open to visitors Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-1pm.