©Kirton News 2018

News from Kirton Parish Church

Kirton Parish Church has stood at the centre of Kirton for many centuries. Since being built it has been maintained and generously cared for by numerous generations of local people.

Today it continues to serve the local community with regular Eucharistic services, Saints and Holy day services, commemorative services, baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as pastoral work and outreach work.

At times of joy and sadness, celebration and commemoration, the church is there at the heart of the village.

The Church of England expects each church and the parish it serves, whether large or small, to be responsible for raising sufficient funds for its own maintenance and upkeep.

Today the maintenance and running costs of Kirton Parish Church fall heavily on its present congregation who give regularly on a weekly or monthly basis as their income allows. However, Kirton Church is in need of some major repairs and renovation, including the urgent repair of sections of the church roof.

If you value your church, then please help. A dilapidated church at the centre of Kirton would be a sad sight indeed.

One off donations would be welcome with cheques made payable to Kirton PCC.

However, Kirton Church really needs the long term financial support of the local community, as in bygone times.

Can you offer this support by making a commitment to give a regular amount each month by bank standing order payable to Kirton PCC.

Fr Paul Blanch will be in church on the following dates to meet members of the community who wish to make such a commitment in support of Kirton Parish Church: Saturday 10th November 10am – noon

Saturday 1st December 10am – noon. To discuss this matter further or for any other information please contact: Fr Paul Blanch 01205 624128.

Boston Choral Society

Boston Choral Society meet for practice every Thursday evening at 19.30 hours at Kirton Town Hall. We are always looking for new members and if anyone would like to attend, they will be made most welcome. For more details please visit: www.bostonchoral.com

Heritage Lincolnshire announces their timetable of adult learning courses

Heritage Lincolnshire is happy to announce this year’s offering of our popular GROW courses! For those of you who don’t know, GROW courses are a great mix of practical learning of an interesting new skill (such as Leatherwork and Willow weaving) to more classroom based courses which cover an introduction to the rich heritage of the County; learn how to ‘read’ a church for example or ‘explore’ how to use the landscape to understand the history it hides. Some courses are free of charge and all have concessions available.

Some of the courses now open for booking are:

Making Heritage your business, to be held at the The Old School, Heckington on Tuesdays 6th & 13th November 10am – 4pm

Decoding Church Architecture to be held at Edward King House, Lincoln on Fridays 2nd & 9th November 10am -4pm

Landscape Archaeology: techniques & practice to be held at The Old School, Heckington on Thursday 1st, 8th & 15th November 9am – 1pm and 9am – 5pm

Promoting Heritage in a digital world to be held at The Old School, Heckington on Tuesday 5th & 12th March 2019 10am - 4pm,

The Architectural History of Lincolnshire to be held at Grantham Museum on Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March 2019: 1pm - 5pm

For more information on each session, and all our other courses, check out: www.heritagelincolnshire.org/adult

More practical courses tend to be held at the Heritage Skills Centre: we plan to run courses on willow weaving, leatherwork, stone carving, bookbinding but dates are tbc

Our lifelong learning courses are part of the GROW programme organised by Lincolnshire County Council’s Community Learning Service. Courses are open to anyone aged 19 or over on 31st August 2018 and places are strictly limited. Prior booking is essential and to book a place email us at: htladmin@heritagelincolnshire.org or phone 01529 461499.

Death Notice

Margaret Darwood - sadly passed away on 28th August at the age of 94 at her home in Anstruther, Lanarkshire. There will be many people in the village who have warm memories of the Darwoods both from Church and the School.

Your chance to get involved

Have you ever ...

Wanted to get something done for your community?

Thought that the council could spend money better?

Wanted to improve public services?

Thought that you could do a better job given the chance?

Well now’s your chance.

All 30 seats on Boston Borough Council will be up for election on May 2, 2019.

If you are over 18 years of age and have a connection with the borough, such as being on the electoral register or having lived here for at least a year, then you are eligible to become a councillor.

All sorts of people can become a councillor, all that is needed is a willingness to make a contribution to running the council. No specific skills or qualifications are required.

Training on roles and responsibilities will be offered to all new councillors, together with continuous support provided by council officers to give the background knowledge and understanding needed to help councillors with their duties.

There is a basic allowance for being a borough councillor, and additional payments for  extra responsibilities, such as being a committee chairman.  Allowances are paid monthly and can include expenses incurred while acting as a councillor, for example mileage allowances for travelling to and from council meetings.

An open meeting for anyone interested in becoming a councillor is being held at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 16, in the Committee Room, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, which will provide information on the election process and an overview of the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.

If you would like more information on becoming a borough councillor check the council’s website at: www.boston.gov.uk or contact Lorraine Bush, Democratic Services Manager, on 01205 314224 or e-mail: lorraine.bush@boston.gov.uk

Emma Staff - Communications and marketing officer
Boston Borough Council Tel: 01205 314261

Boston Calendar 2019
- send us your pictures

It’s that time of year when we again begin thinking about next year, and the Boston Calendar 2019. Take a look back and send us your best photographs taken anywhere in Boston borough since the start of the year.

We will be looking for the best to illustrate each month of the year. 
The selected images will again also be used every month of 2019 to brighten Boston Borough Council’s social media presence. And as well as appearing online as a free download the 2019 calendar will be available to buy as a hard copy.

Please send your pictures as jpeg attachments to: andrew.malkin@boston.gov.uk including the month they were taken, where, what they portray (unless that is blindingly obvious) and your full name and a daytime phone number.
We love the Stump as much as anyone else, but variety is the spice of life, so not too many pictures of this iconic building, please.

Emma Staff - Communications and marketing officer
Boston Borough Council Tel: 01205 314261