As in previous years, All Saints Church in Thorpe Malsor will be floodlit from 1st December to 18th January 2019 to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
If you would like to sponsor a night in memory of a loved one, to mark a special occasion, or simply to enjoy the sight of the floodlit Church, Jane Harrison will be taking names and collecting contributions. The cost this year will remain at £6 per night.
You can contact Jane on Kettering 412496 or just pop a note through her door – Manus Cottage, Church Way (almost opposite the Church).
On Sunday, 11th December the village came together for a vintage theme Tea Party in the Village Hall to mark the centenary of the ending of World War One. Over 50 villagers attended the tea and many donated cakes. The youngsters turned their hand to making poppies and a total of £110 was raised for the Royal British Legion.
Later everyone moved over to the church where Canon John led the prayers. At 7.05 pm everyone lined the path from the street to the Church and rang hand bells, joining other churches and cathedrals across the country as part of the national initiative ‘Ringing for Peace’.
Northamptonshire Highways Department are carrying out re-surfacing work on the A43 between the A14 and Rockingham Road roundabouts. We are informed that the road may be closed in sections for up to 15 consecutive nights, commencing Monday 14th May, and at other times there are likely to be delays. Please refer to this map for further details and suggested alternate routes.
The recent Thorpe Malsor Big Breakfast has raised £180 which will added to the village hall funds and used to maintain the hall for village activities. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event and also to all who helped in the kitchen and serving breakfasts.