COMMUNITY singing is on offer at St Patrick’s CE School, every Thursday (7.15pm–8.45pm).

The group practice popular songs by Abba, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, and others, with easy harmonies and is led by teacher Emily Robinson.

All are welcome.

Further information from Jules Smithers at 

ENDMOOR and District Community Responder’s coffee morning raised £235 for their funds. 

DYLAN Young was awarded a star of the week certificate for fantastic gymnastic skills at St Patrick’s CE School. Other stars were Isla Schofield for showing good improvement in maths and Poppy Easterlow for asking super scientific questions. The headteacher’s award went to Abbey Mason for being a mature and sensible role model.



NATLAND and Oxenholme Table Tennis Club is holding its annual quiz on November 16 (7.30pm) at the village hall.

Teams of 4-6 people needed. Supper of sausages, mash and gravy plus brownies will be served. Take your own drinks and glasses. Tickets available from Natland Post Office or telephone 07852-913181.


Tullie House Museum has been able to provide some new and exciting workshops aimed especially at the younger children in primary schools. To encourage children to look beyond themselves and as part of a multi-cultural experience, Priya Sundar explored Diwali using dance and storytelling.

The children loved the animal actions and being able to ask Priya questions about her costume and her culture. The dancing was enthusiastically enjoyed. 
Class four enjoyed a superb science lesson with Miss Brownsord. They learned about gravity and air resistance by making their own paper helicopters.

They then adapted the length of the tail to investigate what effect it had on their designs and repeated their investigation outside for a comparison. 
The pre-school and playgroup are getting very excited about their silent auction, which runs until the end of November.

There are many wonderful lots and bids can be made on the Facebook page. 

REMEMBRANCE services will be held at the church on Sunday, November 10 (10.50am) and on Monday, November 11 (10.45am), the latter led by the children from the primary school. 

ON TUESDAY, November 12 the annual WI meeting takes place, when members will review the events of the last year and look forward to next year during which the federation will celebrate its centenary. A warm welcome is extended to anyone wishing to join any WI meeting. These are usually held at the public hall (7.30pm) on the second Tuesday of the month. More information from Chris Bowness on 01539-725880 or Ruth Rigg, 01539-722896. 

THE pre-school and playgroup holds a table-top sale on November 16 (1pm-3pm) at the public hall. Tables can be reserved by emailing:

THE Christmas fair which was planned to be held at the church on November 30 has been cancelled.