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Harvest Festivals

Harvest Festival services will be held in all churches in the Fosse Group during September and October. These include:

16th September
11:00am Harvest Festival Holy Communion (CW), St Mary’s, Car Colston
:00pm Harvest Festival Evensong (BCP), St Helen’s, Kneeton

23rd September
11:00am Harvest Festival (CW), St Augustine’s, Flintham

7th October
9:15am Harvest Eucharist (CW) St Peter’s, East Bridgford
11:00am Harvest Festival – Morning Prayer (CW), St Wilfrid’s, Screveton
6:30pm  Harvest Festival Evensong (BCP), St Peter’s, East Bridgford

Screveton Lammas Lunch

A very successful Lammas Lunch was held on 5th August, hosted by Lorrie McGowan and Ed Hines. A total of £1,465 was raised  to continue the upkeep of St Wilfrid’s Church. The Churchwardens would like to thank all those who attended from both sides of the Fosse and surrounding villages.

An additional programme of monthly Parish Lunches is also open to all – click for more information.

The Revd David Wakefield


David Wakefield died peacefully on 19th July 2018, aged 75.

David served as Priest in Charge at Car Colston (St. Mary) with Screveton (St. Wilfrid) and at Flintham (St. Augustine of Canterbury) from 1999-2008, from where he retired to live in Filey, North Yorkshire. David also supported the parishes of East Bridgford and Kneeton during the interregnum following the retirement of Canon Alan Haydock. David leaves a widow Jenny and grown up children

A memorial service is to be held at St. Wilfrid’s, Screveton on 29th September at 4.00pm, to which all who knew David are welcome.

Parish lunches in Screveton

There is an open invitation to sign up for lunches
which are being held to raise funds for the fabric
St.Wilfrid’s. The programme for the Autumn is:

Parish Lunches

7th September at 12.30 Victoria Cottage Screveton £10

5th October 12.30 Old Hall Farm Car Colston

2nd November  12.30 Linden Cottage Screveton

7th December Venue to be arranged

For any information about any of the above contact
Elizabeth Bonser 01949 20944 or Mandy Beeby 01949 20123

If you would like to come along, please let Elizabeth Bonser know about a week
in advance if at all possible (t. 01949 20944)
A donation of £5 is suggested unless stated otherwise.

Flintham Peace Day

Sunday 22 July 2018
The Flintham Museum Committee invites you to our interpretation of
Flintham’s Peace Day 

11.00 am        Flintham Church – short Sunday service

11.30 am        Commemoration of Flintham residents who fought in the Great War (1914-1918) and                           those who kept Flintham alive waiting for the men to return.
                       A Peace banner will be displayed
                       The Flintham Community Choir will sing two songs.

11.45am         Bring your own picnic and drinks to the courtyard at Flintham Hall
                       courtesy of Sir Robert and Lady Lucy Hildyard.
                       Picnic tables, rugs, chairs are advisable

The original Peace Day was held 19 July 1919 when a long church service was held followed by a Public Tea and games in the grounds of Flintham Hall


2018 Beautiful Bluebell Walk

Bluebell Walk in the grounds of Flintham Hall on Saturday, 28th April from 11am to 4pm (last admission is at 3.30pm).

Entrance for adults is £4.50, and there is no charge for children; refreshments will be available at the village hall.

All proceeds will go towards St Augustine’s Church.


Singer-Songwriters Coming to Flintham

The Mile Roses Whisky fireside (and other songs from the road) at St Augustine’s Church, Flintham at 7.30pm on Thursday, 17th May

A fantastic collaboration of three respected solo singer-songwriters, Kate Bramley, Simon Haworth and Edwina Hayes performing contemporary British folk with a nod to Nashville, this is an evening of beautifully written songs from toe-tapping folk rockabilly to haunting ballads; of the road well-travelled, of heartache and of single malts.

For tickets please call 01636 525454.

Fosse Group Walk

On BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY on the 7th May 2018 we will hold our very first fund raising walk around the five churches of the Fosse Group.

With your support we hope to make this a regular event, so come and join in and be one of the first to take part. It will be a sociable family occasion with free refreshments for all, including dogs!


We hope to raise much needed funds to help towards the on going maintenance and upkeep of the fabric of the beautiful old churches of the Fosse Group and a number of local charities.

Please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.




Snowdrop Walk

Come and enjoy the snowdrops in the grounds of Flintham Hall on Saturday, 19th February from 11am to 4pm (last admission is at 3.30pm).

Entrance for adults is £4.50, and there is no charge for children; refreshments will be available at the village hall.

All proceeds will go towards St Augustine’s Church.



2018 Lent Course


The annual Lent courses will take place over five consecutive weeks from Monday, 19th February: every Monday at 7pm at The Rectory (with Fr Oliver); and every Wednesday at 2.30pm at the Methodist Church (with Patrick Mackie).

The course this year is entitled ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE and explores how faith in God can change the world (See details at

Course booklets are free and available at St Peter’s Church, or from Fr Oliver or Patrick Mackie.
Please enter your name on the list to be found also at the back of St Peter’s if you wish to attend. Anyone from across the Fosse Group will be welcome at any of the sessions.