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WI – The recent meeting of the Wragby branch of the WI was held at Wragby Town Hall.

President Margaret Kane gave new member Kath Edmondson her WI badge.

Twelve members played doubles at the Witham group knockout darts events at the Turnor Arms.

Vera Smart (Wragby) and Jenny Pettit (Bardney) won the trophy before everybody enjoyed tucking into a buffet supper.

Toys were provided for the WI stall at the Town Hall Christmas Fayre.

The Wragby WI darts team have won two games and lost two.

Members were invited to the December meeting at Langworth.

The guest speaker was Robin Leak on his chosen subject of ‘My Life in Flowers’. He told members about his love of flowers and had some funny stories.

Margaret Kane gave the vote of thanks.

Competition winners: a Christmas Cracker – 1 Mrs J Lenton, 2 Mrs M Moore, 3 Mrs M Fox; flower of the month – 1 Mrs Vera Smart, 2 Mrs Sheila Emmons, 3 Mrs Margaret Saunders and Mrs S Graves.

The December meeting of the Wragby branch will be held at the town hall, when it will be ‘dancing and music’ with neighbouring WIs joining in.

This will be the last meeting of the year.

WHIST – Results of the whist drive held at Wragby Town Hall on Friday, December 2: 1st lady Mrs R Dixon, 2nd lady Mrs J Maplethorpe, 3rd lady Mrs S Collins, 1st gent Mrs R Foster, 2nd gent Mr A Wylie, 3rd gent Mr H Shepherd and Mr D Taylor; most 3s and 4s – lady Mrs M Abelwhite, gent Mr B Pixsley; miniature – Mr M Swift and Mrs M Treadwell.

CHRISTINGLE – The annual Christingle service was held at All Saints Church, Wragby on Sunday, December 4.

There was an excellent turnout from all uniformed groups and members of the public.

Colours were presented by children from the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

So many gifts of toys were donated – all have gone to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal – and all the children received a Christingle and sang ‘Away in a Manger’ in subdued light.

Members of the All Saints Hand Bell Ringers played a variety of tunes and, as they played ‘Jingle Bells’, the children joined.

VICARAGE – Christmas At Home is at The Vicarage on Saturday, December 17.

Mark and Hazel are inviting everyone to join them for games, quizzes, mulled wine, mince pies, chestnuts and Christmas magic.

CRIB SERVICE – A Christmas Eve Crib Service will be held at All Saints Church starting at 4pm. It consists of a short nativity story with a real donkey and carols. All children who want to can join in and there will be enough outfits for everyone. Just go along a few minutes prior to the service.

MASS – There is a service of Holy Communion by candlelight starting at 11.15pm on Christmas Eve at All Saints Church. Christmas Day services: Holy Communion with carols at Snelland Church, 9am; United Christmas Morning Service at Wragby Methodist Church, 9.30am.

CAROL – You do not have to be a great singer to go along and join in with the carol singing on Tuesday, December 13.

Singers are meeting at 7pm at the Turnor Square Almshouses. Bring along a torch or lantern. The night will finish with coffee and mince pies at the Turnor Arms at 8pm.

Carols and Lessons by Candlelight in the beautiful setting of St Oswald’s Church at Rand is on Sunday, December 11, 4.30pm.

This service will be followed by mince pies and refreshments.

Carols By Torchlight is at Wickenby Church on Sunday, December 18, starting at 6pm.

Bring along a torch – and if you require transport contact the Rev Mark Holden on 01673 857825.

Everyone is very welcome to all of these events.