Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

December 2012

Dates for your diary:-

1st Dec: Christmas Fayre – see below

6th & 14th Dec: WI meetings – see below

11th Dec: Christmas food collection – see below

8th & 22nd Jan: Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Stanhoe & Barwick WI News

We are always delighted to have visitors attend any of our monthly meetings. If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to contact us, or just turn up to our next meeting, in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

Meeting schedule: -

Thurs 6th Dec: WI monthly meeting with a Christmassy feel

Fri 14th Dec: WI Christmas lunch at The King’s Head, Great Bircham, 12 noon for 12: 30

Contacts for any of the above: Geraldine (518025) or Pamela (518033)

Christmas fare: -

Stock up on Christmas goodies at Stanhoe Village Hall on Saturday 1st December 10am till 1pm.

Items for sale include: Home-made cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, pickles, chutneys, jams and decorations.

Contributions welcome! Call Pen Roche 01485 518324

Contacts for the event are Felicity Lyons (518363) or Pen Roche (518324).

Coffee, tea– & mulled wine will also be on sale.

All proceeds to All Saints Church, Stanhoe

Christmas food collection for the Purfleet Trust: -

Stanhoe & Barwick WI are doing a collection of food for the Purfleet Trust in time for Christmas. Based in King’s Lynn, this charity provides relief for people who are homeless, or whose lifestyle puts them at risk of homelessness.

If you can spare any tins of food (particularly meat and vegetables), long-life milk, any other foodstuff that will keep, or any toiletries, please bring them along to the library session in the Reading Room from 10am to noon on any Tuesday morning up to 11th December.

If you need to arrange an alternative drop-off, or have any questions, contact Geraldine Butcher tel: 518025 or email

Burnham Market Community Car Scheme: -

In the recent quarterly draw prizewinners were Mrs K Bowern, Stanhoe, and members from Burnham Overy Staithe and Brancaster Staithe

Village Litter: -

For some years, Mr. John Seedhouse carried out a litter pick in the village on an almost daily basis and Parish Councillors want to thank John for all his efforts on this front. Unfortunately, John has moved from the village and litter is becoming an increasing problem. The Parish Council would like to ask all residents to consider picking up any litter they find in the vicinity of their own homes or anywhere else around the village. In this way, litter could be kept under control and Stanhoe would continue to be an attractive village for all. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.

Brancaster Camera Club: -

Tues 20th Nov: Edwina Beaumont CPAGB will be judging our Annual Digital Competition.

Please note: These are the last two club events of the year, apart from our AGM in December.

We have the following meetings planned for January (weather permitting)

Tues 8th Jan: A club evening – –My best print in 2012’

Tues 22nd Jan: -’An evening with Bill Day’. Bill is a popular & well known local photographer. He will bring along a selection of his prints & talk about his work.

Visitors always welcome at our club evenings. If you are interested in joining us in 2013 please contact either Wendy Calow on 01553 674725 or Jim Till on 01485 210013. We would be pleased to see you.

New Hair Salon: -

Leanne Harrold has opened the Strand Boutique Hair & Beauty Salon at Unit 1S, Docking Rural Workshops, Station Road, Docking. 01485 518618

And finally some December ‘facts’: -

The 2012 phenomenon: According to Wikipedia, –the 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21st December 2012’.

This is also when the Mayan calendar is set to end.

N.B. for those of you with school age children this also marks the end of term !!

And finally, finally: -

May I wish you and all of your close-ones a very Happy Christmas.

Below is the first verse of a Carol I remember from my school days, we sang it in Latin – magical !!

Sue Atkins

Personent hodie–
voces puerulae,
laudantes iucunde
–qui nobis est natus,
–summo Deo datus,
et de virgineo ventre procreatus.

On this day earth shall ring
with the song children sing–
to the Lord, Christ our King,
–born on earth to save us;–
him the Father gave us.”


Id-e-o-o-o, id-e-o-o-o,”
Id-e-o gloria in excelsis Deo!

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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