Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

July 2024

Parish Council meeting:–


A polite reminder that it is for property owners to ensure their hedges are kept cut back fully to the highway or pavement boundary. Hedges directly overhanging the highway or footpath can be reported directly to Norfolk County Council on their website. Should Norfolk County Council identify that the hedge is unacceptable, they can issue a letter to request it be cut.

Thank you for helping to keep Stanhoe tidy and our pavements and highways safe.

Stanhoe and Barwick WI news:–

Please note the changes to July’s meeting date and programme.

Thursday 11th July: The Return of the Beetle Drive! Come and join us for an afternoon of fun.

The Reading Room, Stanhoe. 2:00pm.

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

Thursday 1st August: Annual Summer Meeting. Sorry, this one’s for members only.

Please contact Valerie (01485 576261) for further details.

We’re not just about a monthly meeting! In the first half of this year our members have:–

  • Held regular Book Club meetings,
  • Had tea, coffee and brunch at local cafes,
  • Visited Houghton Hall and Gardens,
  • Held a charity walk at Holkham Park,
  • Visited the theatre,
  • Attended craft workshops,
  • ‘Had a go’ at Docking Angling Club
  • And, via the wider WI community, heard Janet Street-Porter talk at the Theatre Royal, Mel B & Victoria Derbyshire at The Royal Albert Hall and been gliding!


All are welcome at our MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES

Summer 2024:–

  • 7th July:– Morning service with Holy Communion at 11:00am – Rev. Dr. R. Ncube
  • 21st July:– Morning service at 11:00am – Preacher: Marianne Baguley
  • 4th August:– Morning service at 11:00am – Preacher: Irene Garrard
  • 18th August:– Morning service at 11:00am – to be led by Judith & Tim Chaloner – Preacher: Elizabeth MacLeod

Contact the Minister, Rev. Dr. Richman Ncube on 01485 570232 for further information, or Church Stewards Valerie Shackcloth on 01485 518395; Judith Chaloner on 01485 578630; Elizabeth MacLeod on 01485 578392.


On behalf of the MEHM Trust and Village Organisers, a huge THANK YOU to those who helped make the Stanhoe D-Day Commemoration Village Fete such fun and a great success. It was a big community effort with so many people chipping in to do their bit, we are very grateful.

We raised nearly £1,800 which will go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall & Reading Room.

We hope to make the Fete an annual event so if you’d like to help out next year please do get in touch

The more the merrier and easier!!

Thank you again, Laura

STANHOE OPEN GARDENS: Saturday 13th July

PLANTS – needed for the Plant Stall please – these can be brought to Laura at Everitt House, Parsons Lane from Thursday 11th July (NOT on the day please as we need to price everything beforehand).

JAMS & PRESERVES – If you have any chutneys, pickles, marmalades, jams and preserves, please leave in the basket on Laura’s doorstep, Everitt House, Parsons Lane.

CAKES and BAKES – needed for the Cake Stall – please email if you can help.

THANK YOU in advance – all money raised goes towards the upkeep of the Church.


The Duck Ploughman’s & Sharrington Strawberries, Raspberries and Chantilly Cream.

Pre-Booking only – quote ‘OPENGARDENS24’ 01485 522 66 or

In case you have forgotten what summer is about:–

July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when it’s joy just to be alive. July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass. July is a blind date with summer.

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