Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

October 2015


24th September:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Dates for your diary:–

1st October:– WI open meeting – see below

6th & 16th October:– WI meetings – see below

26th October & 27th November:– Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

WI notices:–


Wednesday 16th September – afternoon visit to Felbrigg Hall, with tea. This followed the talk we had early in the year about life at the Hall. In the morning, committee members presented a cheque to Wells Hospital Trust for the Dementia Unit: the proceeds of our fundraising trip to Sandringham stud in June.


Tuesday 6th October:– (note change of date from original arrangement):– Autumn lunch at Briarfields.

Friday 16th October:– a group visit to No 12 (B) Squadron at RAF Marham.

Advance notice:–

Wednesday 11th November:– a retail therapy outing to Springfields, Spalding. Stock up for Christmas!

All our monthly meetings are open to ladies who may wish to visit, without obligation. Just come along – there’s no need to arrange it in advance. Bring a friend if you wish – and there’s no requirement to live in Stanhoe, we have members from several other villages.

If you would like more information on any aspect of the organisation, or our meetings and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Geraldine (518025). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

With thanks for your generosity from Stanhoe All Saints:–

During the past few years a, seemingly annual, donation of several pounds has been found in our ‘Donations Box’. Always anonymous so there is no means of thanking the kind person who placed it there, therefore we can only hope that the said person reads this letter and accepts our heartfelt thanks for their generosity over the years. Please contact me if possible. Terry Patterson – Church warden, Stanhoe All Saints.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Reminder:– Thursday 24th September 7:30pm – Far From The Madding Crowd (12A)

Monday 26th October 7:30pm:– We continue our Autumn season with Suite Francaise (15) The long awaited film set in occupied France from the classic novel & memoir by Irene Nemirovsky. This is a gripping slice of history and an intoxicating love story in the classic mould, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Date For Your Diary:– Friday 27th November 7:30pm Woman in Gold (12A).

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. For further information visit the website: (or ring 01485 518191).

Parish Council Matters:–

A suggestion has been made that Barwick could be amalgamated with Stanhoe to form one Parish Council covering both areas. The Borough would be willing to consider this proposal provided the residents of Barwick have expressed a clear desire for the amalgamation. If any Barwick residents are in favour of this proposal or would like more information, please contact the Stanhoe parish clerk on Tel: 01485 518409 or e-mail:

Following a reminder in Saints Alive earlier this year, Councillors would like to thank all residents who cut back hedges which had been overhanging footpaths. There are a few hedges still causing problems for pedestrians so it would be greatly appreciated if property owners could check and take action where necessary to ensure that all footpaths are kept clear and fully accessible.

Open meeting:–

Thursday 1st October:– Wing Commander Nikki Thomas is the first woman to be appointed the Commanding Officer of an RAF fast jet combat squadron, and she will be here to talk to us at 2:30pm in the Reading Room. Everyone, male or female, will be welcome to join Stanhoe & Barwick WI for this open meeting. There is no charge for entry, and refreshments will be available.

A reminder: Norfolk Churches Trust Christmas Card

Visitation of the Shepherds, All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.

These cards are beautifully illustrated with the window dedicated to George Hoste Seymour and with the greeting Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

They are available to pre-order @ £5 per pack of ten from Mrs Amanda Ralli on 01485 518197. £1 from each pack sold will go to All Saints’ church funds. A sample is also on view at the back of the church.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

We have two meetings planned for October: Tuesday, 13th October, 2015 An original presentation by Dave Jordan ‘The three ‘Cs’ of Photography’

Tuesday, 27th October, 2015 Annual Print Competition ‘Open Monochrome’ Judge Chris Holt. We meet in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7. 30 pm on the relevant evenings. Visitors always welcome. Contact either Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

And finally:–

The opal, the birthstone for October, symbolises faithfulness and confidence. The name comes from the Latin ‘opulas’ meaning ‘precious jewel’.

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