Community News - Farnsfield

Methodist Church

Sunday morning’s service was led by Robert Fennell and included readings from Margaret Berry, Dorothy Tighe, Alan Tighe, and Hazel Fennell who also played the organ for the service. Members visited Rainworth Methodists in the evening for their united section service.

Tuesday fellowship

The meeting at St Michael’s Church was led by Better Spademan and included a quiz.

Women’s Institute

President Pat Smedley welcomed 29 members to the September meeting. Rosemary Pike spoke on ‘The Magic of Stained Glass’. Jenny Holmes thanked Rosemary for her talk. The evening closed with beverages, biscuits and chat. The WI meets 4th October at 7 .30pm for a talk called ’Excuse me Madam…but’.

Flower Club

Members enjoyed a day-trip in August, visiting Garden House, Saxby and Hall Farm Garden, Hartswell and on Monday week 12 members attended an Autumn Practice Workshop, creating modern and continental designs, under the expert tuition of Christine Baggaley.

Royal British Legion

New Royal British Legion memorial book dedication and the poppy run. Earlier this year Kevin Topham, a resident of Edingley and a long serving member of the Royal British Legion, carried out some research and realised that no formal record existed to record the names of all those from Edingley Parish who have served in the Armed Forces.

After consulting with the Parish Council Committee of St Giles Church he started to fundraise for a Memorial Book to be purchased. As part of his fundraising efforts he approached both the Southwell and the Farnsfield & District Branches of the Royal British Legion and received support. The Memorial Book was dedicated at St Giles Church in Edingley during the Evensong Service on 16th September.

The book will be on display in St Giles Church. Several members of the Farnsfield Branch are preparing to take part in The Poppy Run at Colwick Park on Sunday 28th October.

Details of the events can be found by going to www.poppy-run.com or by contacting Farnsfield branch by e mail at secretary@rbl-farnsfield.org.uk