Haughton Village News

Haughton Village News

Coffee Morning

The monthly coffee morning will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 in the Village Hall at 10.30 am.  Proceeds to Church Funds  

This Weeks Church Services

Sun 1st March 2020:

11.15am  Parish Communion - Service Ringing 10.45am to 11.15am

Sides Persons: T.Busby - Reader: R. Garbett - Romans 5. 12-19

AGM in Church after the morning service

Monday 2nd March:  

Bell Ringing Practice 7.45 to 9pm Everyone is welcome, ringers and Non-Ringers

Ringing for Ash Wednesday

For the last couple of years we have rung before the Ash Wednesday Service.  This year we rang 1260 Plain Bob Doubles the ringers were:

Treble: Trevor Stacey,
2nd: Lydia Turner
3rd: Helen Turner-Murphy
4th: Mervyn Lock
5th: Trevor Lock 
6th Jocelyne Lock

It took us about 43 minutes.  I has been record on The Ringing World's Bell Board, please visit the link https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1332200

Horace’s Trip 2020

Horace's trip this year will be on Wednesday 3rd June and will be to Liverpool.

We will leave the Shropshire on at 9.00am following coffee and biscuits.
We will return at approximately 7pm for dinner at the Shropshire Inn.

The cost will £5 per person from the village and £20 per guest or people from the village under retirement age.
The cost of the trip is in the main financed by two lotteries.For numerous reasons at this moment we have several vacancies that l really need to fill as soon as possible. The cost is £5 per month paid by standing order. The prize is £40 each week for the winning number.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would like to join the lottery. Please contact me Peter Rowley on 780550.
You do not have to subscribe to the lottery to go on the trip.

The trip has taken place for many many years and now we continue it in
Horace's memory, hopefully for many years to come.

Please contact me on 780550 to  reserve your seat for the trip.

Many thanks

This weeks Church Services - St. Giles Haughton

Church Service and Bell Ringing Times

Sun 23th February 2020:
8.00am - Holy Communion
Sides Person: J. Harris

11.15am  Parish Communion - Service Ringing 10.45am to 11.15am
Sides Persons: J. Stewart - Reader: S. Price - 2 Peter 1. 16-21

Wed 26th February 2020: Ash Wednesday
7.30pm  Ash Wednesday Service - Quarter Peal Attempt 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Sides Persons: TBC - Reader: TBC
Benefice Service

Lent 2020 - St. Giles Haughton

The  Christian season of Lent lasts for forty days from ASH WEDNESDAY (this year February 26th) until PALM SUNDAY (April 5th). It commemorates the forty days which Jesus Christ spent in the wilderness preparing his ministry of teaching, healing, and preaching. Christians have often been told to  'give up something for Lent', but a more positive way of spending Lent is to 'do something extra for God'. Perhaps a bit more Bible reading and thinking about our faith (our churches hold a weekly study group during Lent) or helping charitable causes by supporting the Bishop of Lichfield's Lent Appeal.

What about attending a special service of Holy Communion on Ash Wednesday? (7.30pm at Haughton), or if you like something a bit lighter, come to a service on Mothering Sunday (March 22nd) at 8.00am or 11.15am at Haughton or 9.30 at Derrington. Finally,  cap it all off with a Palm Sunday service (9.30 Derrington or 11.15 at Haughton), receive a Palm cross and look forward to Easter.

Geoff Smith

The Wight way to Ring!

It can be a bit hit and miss weather-wise choosing somewhere to go on holiday in February. Last year we went to Portscatho in Cornwall where we walked the dogs in t-shirts (that's us, not the dogs!).......this year we went to the Isle of Wight where we needed our thickest, longest coats, bobble hats, windproof gloves, and wellies! We were, however, incredibly lucky with the ferry both ways as Storm Ciara was threatening on the way out and Storm Dennis on the way back but we managed to avoid both and had calm, undisrupted journeys.

Neither of us had been to the island since the early 90s so it was lovely to go back. It's a mixture of beautiful scenery, dramatic coastlines, long beaches, many of which are dog-friendly all year round (very important for our two doggies).......and lots and lots of places to ring bells!
I'd gone armed with a list of all the towers on the island, 15 in total. I couldn't quite believe how many. They're all listed on the Dove's Guide https://dove.cccbr.org.uk/home.php   and also on the island's bell-ringing website https://wpbells.org/isle-of-wight/  . Lots of very useful information can be found on these websites, including on the island's site, how to find each Church, where the entrance to the ringing room is and the contact names and numbers of the Tower Captains. What more could I ask for!?
I could actually have rung on every day I was there, and in fact, my husband, encouraged me to ring as often as I wanted, but in the end, I rang at three towers, Godshill, Arreton, and Shanklin. I thought I'd save some for our next trip!
As always when visiting other towers, I was welcomed with smiles and the usual 'are you a ringer?'. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at each tower. It was also great to see a Band with four generations of the same family ringing.
Even though we had fairly awful weather, winds of 90mph, rain, hail, etc, etc, we had a great time. We visited Osborne House where dogs are allowed in the grounds, The Needles, Cowes, Yarmouth. It's a lovely place and if we have a chance to go back we will.
It struck me again that ringing can be a hobby for the whole family and also for individuals. If you fancy having a go then contact Trevor Lock and join us at Haughton Church. We have great fun at Monday Night practice, we ring before Sunday service and we have little outings to various parts of the country.
Helen Turner-Murphy

Bell Ringing News

It's with great sadness to announce that Marian Owen passed away on Thursday night. 

The funeral is provisionally booked for the 3rd  March at 11.30am at Ingestre.
Marion was a member and Captain of the Ingestre band for many years and also loyal member of the Stafford band, having learnt at Edgmond.
Marion and her late husband Dennis used to visit Haughton's practice often in the late nineties and early noughties, helping our band to progress from ringing rounds to call changes, Plain Hunt and to Plain Bob.  She was also public relations officer of the North Staffs Ringing Association for many years.

I'm sure I've only brushed ever so lightly on Marion's enthusiasm for ringing,  please share your memories of her below:

Shropshire Inn Valentines Menu 2020

The Shropshire's Valentine Menu will be served from 5pm on Friday 14th February.

Please can call us 01785 780 904 to reserve a table 

St. Giles' Church Services for this week.....

Sun 16th February 2020:
11.15am  Parish Communion - Service Ringing 10.45am to 11.15am
Sides Persons: P. Cook - Reader: D. Rowley - Romans 8. 18-25

Monday 18th February:
7.45pm to 9pm Bell Practice - Please come and visit us.

Don't forget to visit our site to see all the village news, from Raspberry PI Computers, Haughton WI, Haughton Gardening Guild, Valentine's Day and much more.......
just click on www.thebellringers.org.uk If you need any help using any part of our site, please just email us.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

St. Giles' Church, Haughton

Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Sunday, March 1st 2020, 12,15p.m. In the church following
Parish Communion Service at 11.15 a.m. 
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served. Everyone Welcome

Also: St Giles' Church invite you to a Lent Lunch, 
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
12.30p.m. - 1.30p.m. in the Church.
Everyone Welcome
Donations to the Bishops Lent Appeal

Haughton BKV Group

Haughton Best Kept Village Group

Tap the image to Zoom.

Haughton WI

The next meeting, which will our AGM, is on Monday March 2 nd at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Our speaker will be Jackie Smith from Nova Chocolates. We will also be having a bottle stall.
We look forward to seeing all our members and would be delighted if they wished to bring
any guests and prospective members, as all would be very welcome. We have our
customary refreshments after the meeting, which includes tea/coffee and cakes.

Stafford Raspberry Jam - Tuesday 11th February 2020

This month's Raspberry Jam is on Tuesday 11th February at Stafford Library, Tipping Street, Stafford at 5.45pm

for more information visit the link below:

Shropshire Inn Valentines Menu 2020

The Shropshire's Valentine Menu will be served from 5pm on Friday 14th February.

Please can call us 01785 780 904 to reserve a table 

St. Giles Church Service 9th February

There is a 8am service is Sunday, but no 11.15am service and so there will be no ringing this Sunday.

Next bell ringing practice will be Monday 10th February at 7.45pm 


Ringing at Seighford

On Saturday 1st February a group of Haughton ringers visited St. Chads at Seighford to ring a quarter peal.  The Methods chosen were Grandsire and Plain Bob. 1260 changes were rung to complete the quarter.  Seighford bells are slightly different from our bells at Haughton's as the ropes fall anti-clockwise.

Details of the quarter can be found via this link:

St. Chad's Church Seighford

Ringing is an interesting hobby that takes you to many different places,  If you would like to find out more please visit us on a Monday night, 8 pm inside St. Giles Church Haughton

Evening of Folk Music from The Deacons


Evening of Folk Music

The Deacons

Saturday 7 th March


Haughton Village Hall

Tickets: £7.50

Available from John Stewart 780447
B.Y.O. Raffle

Proceeds to St. Giles' Church

Drawing Workshop