We've stayed at home and we've stayed in school. We've seen each other through laptop screens and waved at each other from different parts of the school playground.
At last, we've started to broaden our horizons again with some local trips around our delightful village. The first was a walk via the churchyard to Aisthorpe and onto Middle Street from where we walked to the site of a magnificent Roman Villa which once proudly stood at the top of Scampton Hill (with permission from the landowner). We reflected on many house names in the village that gave us clues to the small but important industries that served the village such as the blacksmith, the exchange and the granary. Our walk enabled us to see how our village has evolved over many many years and consider the amazing people that made it. It is great to see that the village is still evolving and new houses and the people that live in them become part of this community. As restrictions ease, we hope to meet friends old and new from the village (and beyond).
This week, we were given a tour of the war graves in the churchyard by a representative of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It was a thoughtful opportunity for pupils who we hope will continue to honour the memory of the fallen from all over the world, who have been laid to rest in Scampton. The stories we heard made us appreciate the sacrifices made by so many for the freedoms we have today and the futures we have ahead of us. These experiences have helped us realise the importance of a community - local and worldwide, the wealth of history in the village around us and that we too are making history every day. In years to come our pupils will be asked of the pandemic - "What was it like?" "How did you manage?" I hope that they will have many stories to tell and heroes to remember.
Scampton Church of England Primary School
...and Hello Everyone from me too!…
You know Charlie is so right about the importance of our local community.
The Bible reiterates in many places the need to care for each other` Here's one example:
'...and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.' (Hebrews 10.25)
That is why we are embarking on a journey to raise £250,000 to create a community hub right here at Scampton church building. A warm and comfortable large space that everyone in our community is welcome to use. To this end we have joined up with Scampton Primary School, Pollyplatt Primary School, RAF Scampton, The Parish Council, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Springline Good Neighbours Scheme and The Dambusters Inn to submit a bid to the National Lottery Community Fund. If you would like to read more about this exciting project CLICK HERE
Thank you to John, Simon, Terry and Kevin for painting the wrought iron fence at the front of church. True community spirit.
Rev Sue Deacon (Local Minister) Please be encouraged to share this newsletter with your friends and family
We are looking forward to an outside meet up this month, as we start a new 'Family Sunday' theme running over the next 12 months. Don't forget to bring your coffee and your biscuits for a chat at 10am. Everyone is welcome....and we mean EVERYONE. Let's make this a community event. Drop in and out as you like.
Fathers Day Sunday June 20th
Yoga Tuesday 6.00 pm - 7.15pm
Yoga classes now running on Tuesday evenings at Scampton Church Community Hub. These are gentle, experiential classes which include movement, breathing and relaxation practices.
Why yoga? We want to be comfortable in our bodies and move with ease. Yoga postures help us become more flexible by freeing our backs, opening joints and lengthening muscles. We also build stamina and become stronger, flexible and more stable. We improve our circulatory and respiratory systems. Yoga includes simple breathing techniques – of course you can already breath…but practicing yoga brings an understanding of how the breath and the mind are interconnected. Deep breathing gives the body fresh supplies of oxygen and can revitalise us. When we are stressed or anxious we can use our breathing to change how we feel, to help calm us, relax and cope better. Yoga can be a path to being more mindful and self-aware giving us more tools for not only surviving but finding equanimity in challenging times.
There is now lots of medical evidence for the benefits of regular yoga for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress. Yoga is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength.
If you’d like to come contact Linda Symons-Newman 07813 321309
Experience isn’t necessary. Just wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if you have one. £6 per session.
RAF Scampton Stained Glass Window - Two weeks to go!
Click the link below to see all the latest photos and news.
Scampton Church has been chosen as a Commonwealth War Graves Commission national focus site for 2021, and as such was chosen as the only site in Lincolnshire to take part in #WarGravesWeek
The event ran at Scampton Church between 21 – 28 May 2021 and was organised by Megan Kelleher, who is the CWGC public engagement co-ordinator.
#WarGravesWeek is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new awareness week aimed at encouraging communities to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep. Six adult tours, and two children's tours took place during the week.
Megan has written an article about Scampton and why we should 'keep their stories alive'
The Bat Box Is Really Empty!
Thank you for all of your donations during May. If you would like to help take the food into town then contact Sue.
We invite you to grab a tin from your kitchen cupboard, bring it to the family service, and then place it into the ('BAT BOX') in the church porch. We call it the Bring a Tin ('BAT') initiative.
We send the food to various Lincoln food banks whose aim is to provide basic food for people in crisis. They do this by issuing Larder Vouchers to a variety of agencies in the area who then refer people to them who are in need of assistance in the form of food. The food banks provide 3 days worth of food for each person included on the voucher. Lincoln Larder give advice about the best tins required by them here. ('For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.' Matthew 25.35)
Cleaning team for this month
This month it's: Sally and Neil
If you see them around - give them a big thank you! Regular cleaning of an old building is essential, and help is always wanted to keep on top of things. If you would like to help out with cleaning our church please contact Sue
May 2021 Winners:
£50 John Spratley, Brattleby. No. 135
£25 Hannah Stead, Scampton. No. 27
£10 Barbara Young, Aisthorpe. No. 157
The church's weekly lottery scheme directly supports Scampton community initiatives, like the Scampton 'VE Day' 75th anniversary celebrations.
Recent beneficiaries include the village defibrillator fund, the Queens 90th birthday celebrations in the village, and the church roof fund.
Entry to the draw costs £9 per month paid quarterly in advance by standing order.
Monthly lottery prizes are usually drawn on the fourth Sunday each month, with all draws being independently drawn and witnessed. Prize money is paid electronically into the bank account of the winning ticket holder.
Winning ticket numbers and names are published in this newsletter, on the church website and notice board, and in the Village Venture magazine.
You have to be in it to win it - contact us for an entry form - GOOD LUCK
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