John Self - whose book The Land of the Lune has brought a lot of pleaseure to people who love our valley - has now started a blog about his walks in North West England. Enjoyable and informative!
If you ever wondered what happened the first Christmas, why not come along and see for yourself. Caton Baptist Church transforms itself into a Bethlehem street and a first century maternity suite for the amazing birth of baby Jesus. Many hundreds usually join us on the day so make sure you put this date in your diary 15th December and get Christmas off to a great start. Because of the numbers arriving for the census you can arrive for a “walk through” at 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm and 5.15pm followed by teas, coffee and festive treats.
On Monday 26th November at 10.00am, Caton Leisure Club welcomes Steve Swithin, for a not to be missed talk, about how he was called in to put together the entire concert production for the Sport Aid concert with only 3 weeks notice.
On July 7,1985 the unforgettable LIVE AIDconcerts in London and Philadelphia captured hearts and minds all around the world. The following year,theSPORT AIDcharity was formed with a similar purpose – to raise urgently needed funds for famine relief in Africa.
The Caton Scout Group are selling Christmas trees this year. Station Hotel Car Park on 1st December and 8th December, 10am-3pm. If you wish, pre-order from Louise Stafford on 07734 696242. Home delivery available too.
In 1724, Edward Fincham left land to be used to benefit people in need living in this parish. The land is let out for grazing and fishing, and the proceeds are distributed by the Parish Council. Small grants are distributed every December. To apply, please fill in a simple application form. You can get it from the Parish Clerk (phone 07882 949110) or from the Victoria Institute in Caton. Copies are in the Cottam Room (formerly the library), or ask Peter Collins the Administrator. Forms must be returned to the Parish Clerk or to the Victoria Institute by 30th November.
We ‘wowed’! We gasped! We ‘ooo’d! We laughed. We were enthralled, delighted, charmed and mesmerised. We learnt things about our area we never knew.
Where were we? Victoria Institute on Monday 1stOctober. The ‘Terror Lizard’ was the first of several 1minute films David & Janine from LuneTube entertained us with. We heard behind the scenes stories and the time and effort that goes into making these short films that pack such a punch.
Now our new vicar Rev. Paul Boulter is in place, the time of Sunday Service at Caton St Paul's will be 9:30am from Sunday 30th September. This is to accomodate his shared ministry with St Cuthbert's at Over Kellet. For all Baptism, Wedding and Funeral advice and support please ring Rev Paul Boulter at the Vicarage on 770300
Do you like films? Do you Like Lancashire? Do you like local history?
On Monday 1st October Caton Leisure Club welcome David & Jannine from Lune Tube to screen a selection of their work and explain the work that goes into making their acclaimed films.
Don't miss this fantastic talk 10.00-12.00. Entrance £3.00 including tea/coffe and biscuits.
Caton United Football Club - new players are welcome to join the football club which runs first & reserve teams.Winter training with FA qualified coaches takes place on the 3G pitch at Lancaster & Morecambe college on Wednesday nights starting at 7.30pm. Information: Andy Kehoe - 07803 062895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new school year has got off to a flying start. We have welcomed two new members of staff, Associate Headteacher, Gail Bowskill and School Administrator, Tracey Howarth who has replaced Amanda Thompson. We wish Amanda all the very best with her next venture.
Stuart Riley created our first village website many years ago. In 2007 Steve Smithson took it on and gave it a completely new design and system. Then about four years ago Steve reworked it again. Improvements included making our website easy to use from a mobile phone.
The Caton Leisure Club is looking for speakers for their Monday morning meetings.
If you have a any skills, hobbies, interests or life experiences and would like to share them then we would like to hear from you.
Contact: Susan on 01524 771862
Caton Leisure Club will return on 10th of September for its new season of talks at the Victoria Institute. We have some fantastic and interesting speakers lined up, so come and join us every Monday 10.00-12.00. Non-members also welcome.
If you would like to do some exercises to help keep you mobile, then why not join Norma beforehand 9.00-10.00 for an hour of gentle but effective chair exercises and only £2.00 per class.
Caton St Paul’s C of E Primary School has a vacancy on the Governing Board for a Foundation Governor to join our team. As this is a Diocese appointment, anyone interested would need to be a regular church attender and willing to support and uphold the Christian ethos of the school. Training is available as well as mentoring and more general support.
Please contact Anna Shone, the Chair of Governors, on tel 01524 771944 or e mail at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.’
LDS Theatre Arts offfer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn to dance - in Brookhouse. From the age of 3 years. Ballet, Modern, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acro. St Paul's Church Hall on a Monday evening. New term starts on 3rd September. For information call Miss Julie on 07841832190.
Rev Paul Boulter will be our new vicar, shared with Over Kellett. He'll be living in the vicarage in Brookhouse, with his wife and four sons. Throughout September the main service of the week will be at 10am on Sundays.
Lune Valley Rural Housing Association provides affordable homes for rent in our village and in neighbouring parishes, including Hornby and Halton. Vacancies do come up from time to time. People who want to be considered for a LVRHA home must first register with Lancaster City Council. LVRHA aims to give priority to people with a connection to the parish in which the house is situated, or if there is no-one suitable, to someone from a neighbouring parish.
Please look after our trees! A cherry tree has been "ringed" and another tree close to the zip wire has had its bark damaged. We don't know if they will survive - let's hope they recover.
New supports for the Zip Wire are now in place and the seat has been fitted again. Good to go!
Lancaster Area Search and Rescue (LASAR) is a flood rescue team based in Lancaster and operating within North Lancashire and South Cumbria. We are a new charity which was set up at the beginning of this year in response to recent weather events.