VILLAGE NOTICEBOARD50 VILLAGERS ENJOY
Fifty villagers took part in a highly enjoyable Safari Supper on Saturday night. The event involved participants in taking different courses at four different households, meeting up at the end at the home of Mike and Sue Short who organised the event.. Proceeds are for The Parish Church.
For full report click on photo above.
SHOW RAISES £400
The committee of the Produce Show has donated £400 out of its surplus this year to the Village Hall [in 2012 it donated £500].
The Committee would like to thank everyone in the village who took part for making such a success once again.
The next Produce Show will be on Sunday, 4th September 2016.
Police are warning residents of Bishop Monkton to be vigilant after two breaks-ins, one in a garage, last weekend..
The advice is to check that all doors, including those of garages and outbuildings, are locked at night. And report anything suspicious to the police.
COUPLE AND DONKEY
Would you like to provide overnight accommodation for Joseph and Mary and their donkey?
The village is again organising The Bethlehem Journey which requires some 30 households to act as hosts to the holy family (or at least their figurine) during the Advent period..
Bishop Monkton Life Savers, a small team of volunteer responders ready to go out if anyone in the village suffers a heart attack or suspected attack or has serious breathing problems, received a welcome boost this week.
In response to an appeal on this website, they heard from two villagers, one of whom has agreed to become the group's third co-ordinator, and from a previous responder who now wishes to re-join the team.
This is great news for the group which lately has struggling with a depleted team.
The two volunteers will mean that this valuable community service should now be secure again, although they still really need two or three more recruits to get back to full strength. Anyone interested in joining them should contact Richard Field on 677795.
GREAT WAR VICTIM'S
Due to an error in the official war records, our tribute to Robert Lowther, one of the five Bishop Monkton men who died in the Great War, was incorrect in our recent series on the war.
The error was spotted by an Australian WW1 War researcher who e-mailed us this week to say that a confusion in the war pension records will have provided us with wrong information which confused two men with almost identical service numbers.
Robert Lowther's army career was further complicated by the fact that he emigrated to Australia in 1914 and prompty enlisted in an Australian regiment and returned to fight in The Somme where he died in 1916.
The tribute to Robert Lowther on this website has now been amended, as will the record in the Parish Church.
To read amended tribute go to THE 1914-18 WAR/Honouring Robert Lowther.
OUT FOR A DUCK
Where have all the ducks gone, long time passing?
Villagers are asking this question on the Guestbook page
One says it is the first time in 30 years living here that all the ducks have disappeared from the beck.
Has anyone got an answer?
To READ letters go to GUESTBOOK.
IN FOR A HERON
Golfers have their bridies, and now croquet players have their herons!
A large 3ft tall heron was spotted on the Bishop Monkton croquet lawns last week.
Normally herons are only to be found where there is plenty of water around. Hadn't this bird heard that the croquet lawns had been expertly drained and now are the driest area on whole of the playing fields!
HELPING OUR SCHOOL
Another Bags2School collection has been well supported.
On Thursday the van collecting the sacks was quickly filled and an overflow pile was left outside the school gates.
Items given included good quality adults' and children's clothing, paired shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys.
Bags were weighed and the more they weighed the more money they will haved raised to support our village school.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
A new way of communicating with his flock has been started by The Revd. Dr. Jonathan Singh, assistant curate at Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard Churches.Jonathan has started producing and circulating a bright and well-designed weekly e-newsletter which contains notices and news from both the Diocese and our two churches.Jonathan has shown himself to be a computer whiz. Just one more job for him in his very busy schedule!
Julian Smith MP is holding surgeries in November and December in Ripon. Bishop Monkton residents are welcome to attend.
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Editor: Richard Field
25 November 2014
Visitors to site since launch in 2005:
Reached 200,000: 27 May 2014
End of 2013: 182,475
Visitors in 2013: 31,297
Record one day visitors: 435 on 25 September 2012
Record one month visitors: 4,152 on June 2012
Target by end of 2014: 210,000
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