Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

January 2024

Parish Council Matters:–

If anyone has any questions, ideas, or would like to be involved in this important village resource please do get in touch.

As usual the comprehensive minutes from this meeting will be available on the Parish Council website,, so please do have a look. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please contact us on

Stanhoe Methodist Church:–

All are welcome to our Services in November, December and January 2024 on the following dates.

Unless otherwise stated, services are held on Sunday mornings at 11:00am.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

24th December: Christmas Morning Worship service

31st December: Morning Worship Service

14th January: Morning Worship Service

28th January: Covenant Service with Holy Communion, conducted by our Minister, Rev. Dr. Richman Ncube

11th February: Morning Worship Service

25th February: Morning Worship Service

Stanhoe Village Hall & Reading Room


Friday 5th January 6:00–9pm


All Welcome



Stanhoe and Barwick WI news:–

Thursday 11th January We kick off the year with a talk from Carl Saunders of the RSPCA.

Thursday 1st February Penny Simmonds introduces Reflexology.

Venue:– The Reading Room, Stanhoe.

Time:– 2:00pm.

Visitors are most welcome. Our charge is £5, which includes refreshments.

Please contact Valerie (01485 576261) for further details.

Keep fit:–

“Do you think you might have gained weight over Christmas? Do you feel that you need re-energising after the winter?

Do you just fancy a brief gathering with like-minded people, to get back on track after the seasonal disruption?

Our Wednesday morning seated keep fit classes will resume at 10:00am in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, on 10th January. Just wear something flexible and comfortable, and try it – you will feel so good afterwards – and for only £3.50 per week!”

We would be most grateful. (Why not come along and give it a try?! Then you could do a first hand report on it!!)

Mobile library:–

stops in STANHOE DOCKING ROAD 1 arrives 14:55 departs 15:10 postcode PE31 8QL

Upcoming Dates:– 05 January 2024 • 02 February 2024 • 01 March 2024 • 26 April 2024 • 24 May 2024 • 21 June 2024 • 19 July 2024 • 16 August 2024 • 13 September 2024 • 11 October 2024 • 08 November 2024 • 06 December 2024

Please note this information is subject to change or amendment both on a permanent and temporary basis. For all enquiries about this route please call 01603 222303.

Christmas tree collection – registration is now open!

A big thank you for supporting the Christmas Tree Recycling Collection last year. Your generosity helped us to collectively raise over £940,000 recycling 61,700 trees saving more than 972,000 kg of CO2e (had the trees instead ended up in landfill).

The money raised was distributed to over 124 local charities directly benefitting your local community!

We continue to grow and offer the opportunity to even more households this year to register their tree for collection.

Don’t delay, please follow the link below to find your local collection, register your tree and donate to your local community!” Our website is:– We are JustHelping (

Rabbit found:–

We live in the village, and my daughter has come across a domestic rabbit in the brambles by the playing field. We have taken it in, for its own safety.

Trying to find to its rightful owner?

From Saints Alive:–

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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