Hest Bank United Reformed Church

 

Hest Bank

The Church and Church Hall are shared with the St Luke' Anglican Church. This enables a combined Christian witness to the village of Slyne-with-Hest.

Shady Lane, Slyne-with-Hest, Lancaster. LA2 6JD

Annual Brass Band Concert

Our Annual Brass Band concert will be held in the church on December 9th. We meet for mulled wine and mince pies at 6.30 p.m. before the concert which begins at 7p.m. There will be no meal and carols afterwards because of lack of a Church hall. Tickets £10 are now available.

Quiz

The Quiz Evening wsa a very enjoyable event. Thanks to Peter who again proved to be a champion quizmaster.

Christmas Nativity Play

The Junior Church will be taking the service on December 23rd and presenting an alternative Christmas Nativity play.

Joint Services

The Christmas Day service is a joint service with St. Luke's and will start at 10 a.m. The service on the 30th is also a joint service starting at 10 a.m.

The trip to Barton Grange on 14th November was enjoyed by both elderly and younger participants. 17 people were conveyed in several cars and after looking at the decorations and attractions in Barton Grange went to The Flower Bowl restaurant for lunch. An interesting time watching the curling and other activities ended the day before all set off for home.

Village Carol Singing

We shall be singing Carols at local care homes on December 18th and 20th. On the 18th we shall sing at Hillcroft at 6.30 p.m. and at Greenroyd at 7.30 p.m. On the 20th the times are 6.30 at the Thorns, finishing up at the Hest Bank Hotel at 7.30 with a collection for Chernobyl children.

Afternoon Tea

Please note that our annual afternoon tea in aid of the Homeless will be held on Saturday the 12th in the Memorial hall , from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets £5 will be on sale nearer the date." Homegrown" entertainment by both children and adults is included.

Children in Need

This year, to support Children in Need, the Junior Church members decided to hold a sponsored Blindfold Goal Scoring Event. Dylan, Amber, Libby, Callum, Francis and Alex and Georgie all gathered at the school field at 4 p.m. on Thursday 15th November to accept the challenge. Dylan bravely took the first turn at goal then each took a turn as goalie and blindfold shooter. Despite some wayward balls, the grand total of 18 goals was reached. Everyone enjoyed the challenge, including some adults. Unfortunately Pudsey Bear did not put in an appearance. The footballers will be round gathering in their sponsor money, if you have not put your name on the sponsor sheet there is still time to do so.

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