Wilby Church clock was made by Leeson & Son of Colehill in 1880. It is has a cast iron flatbed movement with hour strike. The beautiful brass, toothed wheels are sadly now very worn, which is not surprising after 140 years of use. This wear has caused the clock to stop.
The specialist clock repair company need to remove the whole mechanism and take it back to their workshop in order to make and fit new parts to get it going again. The cost of this work is £7,764. This is a lot of money for a small church congregation to raise. The church members are appealing to you to help them raise the money to repair the clock and restore this village amenity.
How to donate
If you would like to help, you can donate money to the appeal in a number of ways:
- In cash or by cheque (made out to ‘Wilby Church Fund’) delivered to Wilby Church Treasurer, Mr J Murphy, 4 Church Lane, Wilby, NN8 2UG.
- By bank transfer to HSBC, Wilby Church Fund, sort code 40-46-03, account no 10868078.
If you are a tax-payer, you can boost your donation by printing off and filling out the gift aid declaration in the attachment below and returning it to 4 Church Lane. This increases the donation by 20% at no extra cost to you.
Wilby Church Clock Appeal 2021
A ring has been found in Wilby Churchyard
For all enquiries please contact
Julia Cleworth (Churchwarden) 01933 381217
or Revd. Jackie Buck (Rector) 01933 631232
We are pleased to let you know we will be reopening the church from this weekend.
Covid Regulations are in place and face coverings must be worn in church.
We will be open for Private Prayer on Saturdays 11am – 12 noon with a service of Morning Prayer on Sunday 2nd May 10am.
All are welcome, but please let Revd. Jackie know if you intend coming to the service, as numbers are limited.
With God’s Blessing
Revd. Jackie Buck
A message from the Rector, Jackie:
Easter will be very different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, however we can still pray, prepare, study and worship, individually and together as we celebrate all God has done for us through his Son Jesus.
Our Holy Week and Easter services will be on Zoom and everyone is welcome. Please contact Revd. Jackie Buck for the links firstname.lastname@example.org
The Meditations will be available via email, post and on the benefice website https://gdwebenefice.wordpress.com/
Holy Week and Easter Services on Zoom
Sunday 28th March 4pm Palm Sunday Communion Service
Monday 29th March 7.30pm Compline and Meditation
Tuesday 30th March 7.30pm Compline and Meditation
Weds 31st March 7.30pm Compline and Meditation
Thurs 1st April 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Reflective Service
Friday 2nd April 2pm Good Friday Reflective Service
Sunday 4th April 4pm Easter Sunday Worship Service
May God’s peace surround you and his love enfold you.
Mears Ashby are doing their annual village litter pick this Saturday (20th March) and wonder if anyone in Wilby would like to join them to clear Mears Ashby Road out of Wilby towards Mears Ashby with a view to meeting their team halfway as they come along towards Wilby.
HiViz jackets, gloves, bags & litter pickers will be provided. Anyone interested should contact Vicky Smith for more details. Her contact number is 01604 812239 or email email@example.com
Separately, we have also been approached by a resident of Great Doddington to tell us that they have started to clear the litter from Cut Throat Lane from the Earls Barton road junction to the rugby club. They wonder if anyone in Wilby is interested in helping clear the rest of lane down into Wilby. This is a road which has previously been cleared by Wellingborough Norse and given the narrow road, traffic volumes and limited verge space great care would need to be taken. As a first step, please would anyone interested in doing an exercise such as this anywhere in the vicinity of Wilby, please email this website so we can assess the potential demand.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder that brown bin collections recommence again this Friday 5 March. A sign that Spring is on the way….
Parish Council Wanted Poster – please read!!
Now that it has been confirmed that the planned Covid delayed local Elections, originally due to held last May, will go ahead on 6 May 2021, it is important that you are aware of this as it will impact upon everyone in our village of Wilby.
Firstly, the brand new North Northamptonshire Unitary authority comes into being on 1 April after the Borough Council of Wellingborough and Northamptonshire County Council cease to exist at the end of next month. Your new Unitary Councillors representing Earls Barton Ward, which includes Wilby, will be elected then, so please ensure you use your vote.
At the same time, and just as importantly, a new Wilby Parish Council is also to be elected. Given the issues with Covid and the switch to Unitary, it is 5 years since the last election was held and new blood is urgently needed to join the existing team of dedicated residents who have looked after the interests of Wilby during this difficult time.
At last the future seems brighter and the new Parish Council will convene via Zoom for the first time on 17 May, after these vital elections are held earlier in the month. It is so important that all the soon to be vacant 7 Parish Councillor positions are filled, so that effective decisions impacting everyone in the village can be made democratically.
Please do read the attachments which give more information as well as contact details for anyone looking to take matters further. The closing date for nominations is fast approaching and is set for 8 April, so there is no time to delay.
The Parish Council currently comprises a very friendly, pro-active team of members and it is hoped that this will continue throughout the coming years with the newly elected team making a positive contribution to the future of Wilby!
Become a Parish Councillor MAKE A CHANGE
The Headmistress reminds everyone that there is a book swap box available in the porch at the School.
Due to the continued rise in Covid-19 cases and the national lockdown all Sunday Church services and Private Prayer sessions have now been suspended.
We continue to worship on Zoom at 4pm every Sunday and Revd. Jackie can be contacted if you need someone to talk to or to pray with.
Please be assured of our prayers for you all at this time.
Revd. Jackie Buck