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We are very honoured to have Sir Alistair MacDuff visit Harringworth on Friday October 5th 2018.  A well known public speaker with a ready wit, talking about his career as a successful barrister and High Court Judge.

You can find out more about Sir Alistair from the link here

Following the popular format of an illustrated talk with Cheese and Wine we are delighted that the date coincides with Harvest and St John the Baptist Church will be beautifully decorated with flowers and produce on the evening ahead of the Harvest Festival Service on Sunday 7th October.

Tickets are being sold in advance for £12.50 per person (to include cheese and first glass of wine served during the interval) with the evening starting at 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start.

Please encourage friends and family to come along to hear Sir Alistair and book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  Email: or call Philippa on 01572 747700 or text 07858 504568 to purchase tickets.

To order by post send a cheque payable to Harringworth Appeals Fund to Philippa Gasson, Bridge Wing House, Gretton Road, Harringworth NN17 3AD.

Harringworth Appeals Fund Annual General Meeting

The Harringworth Appeals Fund Annual General Meeting is an ALL inclusive village meeting to determine how Funds raised from village events are shared.  These events include but are not limited to the Village Fete, Talks in the Church, Bridge Drives, and the Christmas Bazaar.

In addition to the anticipated “APPEAL” from the Trustees of the Village Hall and the Parochial Church Council for St John the Baptist Church, village groups, clubs and individuals are invited to “Appeal” for a share of the funds that have been raised.

All Appeals should be submitted for consideration ahead of the Appeals AGM (last minute Appeals can be considered on the night under special circumstances.  To make an Appeal for funds – an outline of the intended project or event is required and reasons why Appeals Fund money is requested then presented to the village at the meeting.   If you have any questions on ‘How to Appeal’ please contact Roy Kedge, Philippa Gasson or use the contact form below.

The APPEALS AGM will take place on TUESDAY 20 March in the Village Hall with refreshments served at 7.15 for a 7.30 start.

Please look out for the Appeals Fund Application Form which will be delivered to you soon.  If you possibly can, save the date and encourage others to attend; it is important that everyone in the village has a chance to decide on how the Funds are shared.

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Church of St John the Baptist

Rutland Ride & Stride

Take part in this unique event and help raise money for local churches: the Rutland Ride & Stride is a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. The event is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county’s beautiful and ancient church buildings.

Saturday 9th September 2017

Participants challenge themselves to visit as many churches as they can by their chosen mode of transport and at the same time raise money to support the work of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust. Whilst many of our participants choose to walk or cycle we welcome anyone who is willing to take on a personal challenge. Horse riders are welcome and we’d love to see a unicyle or three-legged team! Since 2013 we also welcome not so mobile participants who may be driven to churches but should reach the church door under their own steam.

Half of what participants raise in sponsorship will be re-allocated specifically to their nominated church (if any) and the other half to the funds of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust for general use on churches/chapels in the county of Rutland.

For further information and to enter the event visit their website:

Rutland Ride and Stride