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Christmas in our villages

  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.

Talk: Sport Aid by Steve Swithin

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. 

Christmas Trees On Sale

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.

Caton Poor's Land Charity

 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.

Terror Lizard seen in Caton

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.

Sunday Services at St Paul's Church - Change of time

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

Interested in local history?

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.

Football in our village


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 adkehoe11@yahoo.co.uk.

Caton Community School

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.

Changes to our website - and thanks!

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.

Speakers Wanted.

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


Looking to make new friends?

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.

School Governor Needed

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 a.d.shone@btinternet.com. We would love to hear from you.’

Dance classes in Brookhouse

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. 

New Vicar announced for St Paul's Church

  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

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.

Trees at Fell View Play park

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.

Lancaster Area Search and Rescue

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.

Building plans - land off Littledale Road

Plans have been submitted for a single house to be built on a field off Littledale Road. Between Hill Farm and 26 Littledale Road.  Local residents may wish to comment on  the proposed development.  Key documents have been printed out and are available for consultation  in the Victoria Institute. Or view it online at https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/planning. The reference number is 18/00867/FUL The closing date for comments appears to be 9th August.