St Peter’s “Drop – in�

Years ago, St Peter’s, Braunstone had a Wednesday morning “drop-in� in the original church hall. This building was situated adjacent to the church car park, where 5 houses are now built.

The emphasis, in those days, was the selling of clothing, in good condition. It was well advertised locally. There were racks of coats, dresses and trousers, as well as children’s wear. You could buy a winter coat, as new, for £2, while having a cup of tea for 5p. It was a good meeting place, very friendly. St Peters raised money and the public were happy with their bargains.
Group standing outside the west gate of Lincoln Cathedral
The Millennium Hall became part of the church building in 2001. The “drop-in� is held every Wednesday morning, between 10am and noon. Everyone is made very welcome. It is truly ecumenical. There are always refreshments available. Tea or coffee is freshly made as people drop in. There are a few books, for borrowing. Occasionally, there are a few things for sale.

Chris Florance is the community worker for St Peter’s Church and is able to access the Braunstone Community mini-bus.

Over the years, Chris has taken some of the “drop-in� regulars on outings, to Staunton Harold, Melton, Southwell Cathedral, Wistow Rural Centre, Leamington Spa, Rugby, Lincoln Cathedral and once again to Melton Mowbray Market..

On the way back home from Lincoln, we visited St Nicholas’ Church, Fulbeck. Janet Grant was born in Fulbeck village. She took flowers for the Grant family plot.

A memorable outing was to Wistow Rural Centre. After visiting the garden centre, shops, café and the miniature village, four of us went down a path, at the side of Wistow. It led onto a country lane.
Cows were wandering out of an open farm gate, onto the grass verge. There was steady traffic along the lane. Being concerned for their welfare, the cows were driven back into the field by Linda, Janet and Rosemary. The gate was shut. The farmer was informed. Instead of receiving gratitude they were told off for interfering:

Cows standing at the gate into a field Group at Wistow Garden Centre

It was the cow’s lane! They could go where they wanted! The only traffic was local! The cows were not at risk!
We watched as a large container lorry went at speed down the lane

All the “drop-in� outings are enjoyable. They are very much appreciated. We all look forward to the next and the one after that.
There will be a warm welcome for you to join the “drop-in�, on a Wednesday morning. We are all looking forward to meeting you there.

This entry is dated Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at 1.38pm and is filed under News.

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