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Hello Everyone…


All through my school years a was known as Celeen Thombs BUT on waiting for my TB Jab, my name was shouted "Clean Tombs"! Oh a thought Matron was going to keel over -  she laughed that much which brought more attention to it! I HATED my surname but LOVED my first name...Clean..Coleen I've even been called Elaine.

 
Anyway when a became a Christian I was overjoyed to learn that Jesus cleaned out the Tomb (even neatly folding his burial clothes) so maybe that was prophetic all them years ago an I hadn't realised. It did however bother me that my Saviour was buried in a borrowed tomb, but then again He wasn't going to stay there so a borrowed tomb was all He needed.
 
The words in the song 'Jesus name above all names' is one a my favourites (of many hymns) specially at end when it says blessed redeemer, living word.
 
We have been redeemed through Jesus's death on the cross an when we recite this Easter 'He Has Risen' we can say 'He is Risen indeed' and we have a Clean Tomb to prove it.

Hugs, blessings, an a Happy Easter
Celeen
(a Yorkshire lass)

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Easter Sunday Outdoor Service

We're starting to 'unlock' - Let's make it a village Easter celebration

At last we can get together BUT!!!!
You can come alone or part of a group all from the same household, or from two linked households. Please don't join any other group or mingle with any person from another group.
Ah well, it's a start!

Well done to everyone who completed the Easter trail.
The correct order is:
As there were some great answers - All who entered will get a prize.
The following people recreated The Easter Story in the right order.
Eva Deverell, Joseph Hippisley, Hannah Bloom, Rod and Jan Callow, The Stead Family, Charlie Taylor, Molly Pettefer, and Sam Defraine.
...and for those who wrote chicken it supposed to be a cockrill!

Scampton Church Building Project

Here is what we plan:
RAF Scampton is closing next year. It may lose some of its community facilities. We have drawn up plans to create a 'Community Hub and Commonwealth War Graves Heritage Centre' here at Scampton Church. We plan the installation of an all access WC, kitchen, new central heating system, new porch entrance, new all access footpath, and new tower roof. This project is part of a larger effort to have our grade 2* 14th century building removed from English Heritage's 'at risk' register.
National Lottery Community Funding (NLCF).
We are applying to the NLCF for a grant of £250,000. This type of grant is only awarded to community partnerships. By unanimous decisions we have formed non-funding community partnerships with RAF Scampton, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Scampton Parish Council, Scampton CofE Primary School, Scampton Pollyplatt Community Primary School, and The Dambusters Inn.
The key criteria for this grant is that the project must build a strong relationship across our community, improving the places and spaces that matter to us, and helping us to adapt/become more resilient to respond to new and future local changes.
So What?
In an attempt to secure funding we need to know:
What would you like to see included in the project to better suit our communities needs.
How you would use the new community facilities should the project be successful.
Please ping us an e mail at info@scamptonchurch.org or phone Sue (01522 730167‬) to provide ideas and your support.
Now What?
If you would like to see this happen we need community help in the development and delivery of the project. Can you:
Help with some of the labour intensive building work? Hacking off plaster, hand digging the services trench and footpath, plumbing and electrics work, and reviewing grant applications before submission.
Want to read more, and see the plans? CLICK HERE
 
Watch the video about our 'at risk' church building

Scampton Church Foodbank Drop Off!

Thanks again to those kind people who have been dropping off much needed food in the church porch.  If you would like to help take the food into town then contact Sue.
Lincoln community larder logoWe invite you to grab a tin from your kitchen cupboard, and then place it into the ('BAT BOX') at the back of church. We call it the Bring a Tin ('BAT') initiative.
We send the food to local food bank centres 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 banks provide 3 days worth of food for each person included on the voucher.
The Church is always open so you could just pop in and drop a tin in the box anytime.
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)
Scampton Church / School's partnership
At Pollyplatt we are looking forward to the Easter break, following a testing but enjoyable term. We are proud to have continued providing education and support to our school community during lockdown, both in and out of school. The school provided places for a significant number of key workers as well as daily live lessons and learning to those children who remained at home.

The children have returned in great numbers as we continue to support their academic and emotional wellbeing. We are looking forward to our Easter assembly on Wednesday, when the children will share artwork and poetry about the Easter season.

We would like to thank our local community for their support during the last few months and wish everyone a safe and happy Easter.

Sam Jackson (Head Teacher)
Pollyplatt Primary School

 
As we break up for Easter, we are reflecting on a truly unique term and indeed a year that has been like no other! It has seen challenges, sorrow, happiness and creativity. Whilst being apart for so long, it has brought people together in ways that will be embraced long into the future (even when we can embrace again). Easter is a time of hope for the world and this Easter will be full of it. The sun is shining, the flowers are starting to burst back into life and we are looking forward to beginning to do some of the things we haven't done for so long.

We are now able to hold outdoor assemblies which has brought our school family back together again to worship. Last week, we fell silent during the national minute of silence marking a year since the first lockdown. Hearing the church bells whilst we were together was a poignant moment for us all.  This week, for the first time in over a year we sang together. Our first song being 'Sing Hosanna'.

Our junior children have made a film of the Easter Story that was shown in our end of term service and the term finished with an Easter Egg Hunt, decorating a floral cross and planting a garden of hope. Although the Easter Break brings a welcome rest, we're excited for the term ahead.

Happy Easter from everyone at Scampton Church of England Primary School!
Charlie Hebborn (Headteacher)
Scampton Church of England Primary School
High Street, Scampton, Lincolnshire LN1 2SD
RAF Stained Glass Window - Update
If all goes well the RAF Scampton Commemorative Stained Glass Window should be installed in June this year. Claire (the designer) has sent some more photos showing the progress so far. Click the supporters' update below to view them.
The British Forces Broadcasting Service have created a short video about the project which will be shown around the world on their network.
You created something brilliant


Well done to everyone who helped create the Community Mothering Sunday Dance Video.

If you haven't seen it yet, or if you want to watch again  - click the link on the left.

What shall we do next? Ideas welcome.
Help needed to paint the fence
Every five years the church building is inspected by an architect who produces a report. One item in the last report was the re-painting of the front boundary fence and gates to the church. Would anyone like to help with this? If we could get 10 people to paint a section each the job would be done in a day.
Please let us know if you can help and we will fix up a 'painting day'
Cleaning team for this month
This month it's: Celeen and Gill
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
 
Lottery Winners
March 2021 Winners:

£160  No 17 Rod Callow - Lincoln  
£100  No 63 Wendy Griffin - Scampton 
£70    No 13 Jeremy Duggan - Ingham

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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