Friends of Blubberhouses Church
Breathing new life into St Andrew's Blubberhouses
In 2015 the future of St Andrew's Blubberhouses was in doubt. Heavy expenditure on the roof was necessary. But at a public meeting in September 2015, there was a positive show of support from local people for keeping the church open.
The 'Friends of Blubberhouses Church' is a new group dedicated to supporting the church by raising funds to allow the preservation and improvements to go ahead. And by arranging worship and other events the group is getting the community together to uphold the traditions of the church in Blubberhouses.
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A Thanksgiving for Lambing service will be held at St Andrew's on Sunday 7th May at 11.00am led by Rev Barry Miller. Afterwards there will be a traditional lunch at The Hopper Lane Hotel, 2 course meal, choice of starter and main – roast beef - OR Main and pudding. Includes tea/coffee price £15.50. Book before 28 April please. Call Allison Dibb at The Hopper Lane on 01943 880010.
Tea and home-made cakes will be served at St Andrew's on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday May 28th and 29th from 11am to 4pm. Proceeds for the restoration fund.
A lively Ceilidh and Supper was held in February at the Hopper Lane Hotel in aid of restoration funds.
The Harvest Festival in September was an outstanding success, the church service was followed a very lively evening with an excellent supper. Thanks to Allison and her staff at the Hopper Lane for the delicious food and particular thanks to Kevin Wilson who was an excellent auctioneer. Thanks too to all those who donated home-made preserves, cakes, who grew vegetables and put together the bountiful hampers, to Stella and Robert at the Smokehouse, the Sun Inn, Christine Ryder at Skaife Hall Farm and Majestic Wine for their generous donations and of course to those who bid so generously.Almost £700 was raised for the restoration fund.
Work on the new roof has finished. The next phase will be work to conserve the windows.
A most successful Flower Festival was held in Blubberhouses Church over the late May Bank Holiday rasing over £1,500 for the renovations. The Photo Gallery has images of the wonderful arrangements.
Minutes of the meetings of Friends of Blubberhouses Church:
April 6th 2017 (draft)
Nov 2nd 2016
Oct 5th 2016
Sept 7th 2016
July 6th 2016
June 1st 2016
May 4th 2016
April 6th 2016
March 9th 2016
February 17th 2016
January 21st 2016
November 18th 2015
October 21st 2015
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Blubberhouses watches le Tour - the place to be for 'The Grand Depart' July 2014