Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

December 2016


Friday November 25th at 2:00pm:– A live performance of ’Momentous times’ – see below.

Dates for your diary:–

22nd November:– Brancaster Camera Club – see below

28th November, 1st, & 9th December & 5th January:– WI meetings – see below

30th November – 2nd December:– Road closure – see below

WI notices:–

November/December/January meetings:–

Monday 28th November, 3:00 pm – “Christmas”: cookery masterclass at Fakenham garden centre. Advance booking essential.

Thursday 1st December, 2:30 pm – our monthly meeting, commencing with gluhwein; a hands-on practical craft afternoon “making a wire and bead bowl” – followed by Christmas cake!

Friday 9th December, 12:30 pm – our Christmas lunch at the White Horse, Holme-next-the-sea. Advance booking essential.

Advance notice:–

Thursday 5th January, in the Reading Room, Cross Lane – our monthly meeting, when we welcome Gill Southgate, who will tell us about life with a guide dog.

If you would like more information on any aspect of the organisation, or our meetings (venue & times) and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Valerie on (576261). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.


Friday November 25th at 2:00pm

A live performance of ’Momentous times’ (This is a play about the extraordinary experiences of five women in Europe during the First World War) at Stanhoe village hall, Cross Lane PE31 8PS.

Followed by tea and cakes. Donations to go to the British Red Cross. To book ring 01485 518191 or email

Road closure:–

Church Lane in Stanhoe will be closed from 30th November 2016 to 2nd December 2016 to all vehicles from its junction with Docking Road for 40m south for the purpose of new water connection.

West Norfolk Community Transport:–

West Norfolk Community Transport (WNCT) provides a variety of specialist accessible door-to-door transport. Our Dial-A-Bus services takes people to area market towns, and another separate service that we also organise involves volunteer car drivers for people to attend their health-related appointments, whether to local GP Surgeries or regional hospitals.

Your local Dial-A-Bus will remain viable if enough people continue to utilise that service. People can ring our Dial-A-Bus office on 01553 770310, and we’ll provide further details about our free membership, times, fares and any other related information.

Need to go shopping?
Want to visit a friend?
Need to get to an appointment?

West Norfolk Community Transport can help!
Please call us on 01553 770310

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday, 22nd November:– Annual Digital Image Competition – judged by Chris Holt

We are coming to the end of our programme for this year. We would be very pleased to see anyone who would like to join us in 2017.

Please contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

A new start for a new year:–

Make new friends and enhance your social life:–

Come visit the WI and find out what we do. 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 (venue & times) and outings, please feel free to telephone Pamela (518033) or Valerie on (576261). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

And finally:–

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Carol – Poem by Sara Teasdale, with thanks to

The kings they came from out the south,
All dressed in ermine fine;
They bore Him gold and chrysoprase,
And gifts of precious wine.

The shepherds came from out the north,
Their coats were brown and old;
They brought Him little new-born lambs – They had not any gold.

The wise men came from out the east,
And they were wrapped in white;
The star that led them all the way
Did glorify the night.

The angels came from heaven high,
And they were clad with wings;
And lo, they brought a joyful song
The host of heaven sings.

The kings they knocked upon the door,
The wise men entered in,
The shepherds followed after them
To hear the song begin.

The angels sang through all the night
Until the rising sun,
But little Jesus fell asleep
Before the song was done.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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