Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

October 2014

Omitted from previous issues of Saints Alive with the editor’s apologies:–

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day:–

The marvellous total of £1923.31 was raised for the church, in spite of the gloomy weather. Grateful thanks to all those who participated.

Food bank:–

All Saints Church has become a collecting point for donations to the Hunstanton Food Bank. There is a box at the back of the church where food articles can be left. We would like to encourage everyone in the village who would like to help those in need, to leave donations of tinned food, non-perishable food & toiletries in the box. All donations left are regularly transported to the Hunstanton Food Bank by members of local churches.

Dates for your diary:–

1st October:– Churches together AGM – see below

2nd, 7th & 21st October:– WI meetings – see below

8th, 9th & 14th October:– The 12 hour Singing Challenge – see below

10th October:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

11th & 18th October:– Flu vaccinations – see last month’s Saints Alive

14th & 28th October:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

Advance Notice:–

4th November:– WI shopping trip – see below

17th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

21st November:– Celebrate Ability event – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 2nd October:– 2:30 pm in the Reading Room, monthly meeting. A card making demonstration with time to have a go!

Tuesday 7th October:– autumn lunch at the Lifeboat, Thornham. Orders required in advance.

Tuesday 21st October:– 1:00 pm in the Reading Room, Stanhoe & Barwick WI will host the six-monthly Nelson Group meeting, with a “bring and share” lunch, and a quiz.

Advance notice:–

Tuesday 4th November – members will go on a shopping trip to Springfields outlet centre near Spalding.

Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings. Please contact either Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025) for more information, or just come in!

Churches together AGM:–

The AGM of Churches Together in King’s Lynn will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday 1st October at the London Rd Methodist Church. The meeting will be followed at 7:45pm by a talk entitled –Dying to be loved: Better Together for the People of West Norfolk’. The talk will be given by Rebecca Meyrick, Head of Hospice Outreach for the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House. The talk is given at a time when the building of a new hospice with inpatient beds at Hillington is well advanced. For further information please contact Peter Coates peter@stanhoe. plus. com

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We continue our autumn season with TRACKS (12A) Friday 10th October at 7:30pm – A spectacular ‘landscape’ picture about a young woman who undertakes a trek from Alice Springs north to the ocean. The film was shortlisted for Best film at the Venice Film Festival and is based on the book by naturalist Robyn Davidson who actually made the trip in 1977.

Date for your diary:– November 17th (Monday) ‘BELLE’

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink.

For further information visit the website: Stanhoe. org (or ring 01485 518191)

Celebrate Ability:–

Following the success of previous Celebrate Ability events, the West Norfolk Disability Forum is delighted to announce that it will be holding the 4th Celebrate Ability on Friday 21st November 2014 from 10:00am until 4:00pm at the Downham Market Town Hall.

The event will feature displays, demonstrations, information, electric blanket testing and advice on a wealth of ideas from organisations, groups and individuals in the local community to help people with disabilities and their families to be more active and lead an everyday life.

Electric blanket testing can be booked by either telephone or email. Telephone 01553 616200 or email

It will be a great way to meet people and to find out about the services, support and facilities available in your area all under one roof.

The 12 hour Singing Challenge:–

For this year’s charity support effort, WI members will be “doing something different” by completing a 12 hour singing challenge! We are raising money this year for the Big C cancer support charity based in Norwich, so please sponsor us and give generously.

This is not a concert – we would like you to come and witness our efforts, and chat over refreshments, while we sing in the background. To save our vocal chords from destruction, there will be three sessions of four hours each:–

  1. 1:00pm – 5:00pm on Wednesday 8th October;

  2. 10:00am – 2:00pm on Thursday 9th October;

  3. 9am – 1pm on Tuesday 14th October (this will coincide with a regular village coffee morning)

You can sponsor by the individual, by the group, or by the hour – we don’t mind as long as you support us! If you cannot visit, please send cheques, payable to “Stanhoe & Barwick WI– to Mrs M Lancefield, Candlemas House, Fakenham Road, Stanhoe PE31 8PX . Thank you in anticipation!

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We welcome photographers of all abilities who would like to come along to our club evenings to see what we do. We are a small, friendly club & would be pleased to see you.

We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm on the evenings listed. Entry is £3 to include refreshments. Contact Jim Till, Chairman, on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Our evenings for October are:–

Tuesday, 14th October – Club Print Competition

Tuesday, 28th October – Annual Digital Competition – Judge to be announced.

And finally:–

Did you know that more American Presidents were born in the month of October than any other month – 6 in all – if only I had enough space to list them all!

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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