Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

May 2016

Dates for your diary:-

2016 Parish Council meeting dates – see below

7th, 12th & 26th April: WI meetings – see below

22nd April: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

Advance Notice:–

18th May: Charity Fashion Show – see below

4th June: Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

Parish Council Meetings: 2016

  • 12th May 2016 (followed by Annual Parish Meeting)
  • 14th July 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 10th November 2016

All meetings are on Thursdays and will be held at 7:00pm in the village hall with the exception of 12th May 2016 which will be at 6:00pm to be followed by the Annual Parish Meeting at 7:30pm.

WI notices:–


Tuesday 26th April at 12:30 pm: spring lunch at Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton.

May meetings:–

Thursday 5th May at 2:30 pm: monthly meeting in Stanhoe Methodist church, Docking Road, with voting on this year’s proposed resolutions, and a change of speaker from the published programme – the Reverend Steve Oliver, who will relate his experiences in the ministry, and before (the repeatable ones!).

*Tuesday 24th May*: visit to Sculthorpe Moor nature reserve, with tea afterwards in Sculthorpe. Further details at the May 5th meeting.

Advance notice:–

Thursday 9th June: birthday tea to celebrate 97 years of Stanhoe & Barwick WI.

Thursday 16th June: information visit and tour of Tapping House, the Norfolk Hospice in Hillington.

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 Geraldine (518025). We would be happy to help, and would love to meet you.

Jane Hawking Talk Saturday 7th May

Jane Hawking has very kindly agreed to come and give a talk at Stanhoe Church on Saturday 7th May at 6pm, to which all are welcome! Jane’s talk is entitled “From Book to Film” and will cover the fascinating inside story of her marriage to Stephen Hawking and what happened to that story in the process of turning her bestselling memoir ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ into the award-winning film ‘The Theory of Everything’. Jane is happy to take questions following the talk and wine and canapés will be offered from 7pm to those wishing to stay on and chat with her (or each other!) afterwards. The event is expected to finish at around 8pm.

Tickets are £10, to include refreshments. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe and there will be a retiring collection, at Jane’s request, for the Autism Research Trust. Payment can be made on the door but it would be really helpful to know whether you are planning to come, for catering purposes! Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or email

Charity Fashion Show:–

On Wednesday 18th May 2016 at 7:00pm for 7:30pm there will be a charity fashion show by Jarrolds at the Thursford Collection, near Fakenham, in aid of Macmillan (who built the cancer unit at King’s Lynn hospital). Tickets are £20 per person. You can obtain tickets from Roe Cowan, Pentire, Gayton Rd, Ashwicken, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1LW. Tel: 01553 630113. Email:

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

We open our Summer season with:

Bridge Of Spies (12A) (Thriller) Monday 23rd May 7:30pm.

Inspired by real events starting in 1957, during the cold war, the film focuses on James Donovan (played by Tom Hanks), an esteemed insurance lawyer and part of the prosecuting team in the Nuremberg trials. To the dismay of his family, he agrees to represent Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a painter and soviet spy living in Brooklyn, who is arrested at the start of the film in a tense but one-sided game of cat and mouse. A terrific espionage drama by Stephen Spielberg.

Date For Your Diary:–

Spotlight (15) Monday 27th June at 7:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7pm.

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

Stanhoe Gardens Open Day Saturday 4th June 2016:–

This popular village event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June, 2:00pm–5:30pm. Nine gardens will be open, with stalls, activities and teas available to visitors. Stalls include cakes, plants, books, bric-a-brac and tombola and all contributions for these will be very welcome! Please call Felicity on 01485 518363 or email if you can help. Items can be dropped off at Stanhoe Hall or we will collect if preferred. Proceeds from the day will go towards urgent repair works to All Saints’ Church. Thank you!

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 10th May: Monochrome Print Competition 1 ‘Church Interior’ plus two of own choice-Judge Dave Jordan FRPS.

Tuesday 24th May: There will be a meeting but it is yet to be arranged.

Preliminary Notice:–

12th May 2016 (followed by Annual Parish Meeting) Evening with Landscape Photographer, Tom Mackie

All meetings held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm. Entrance £3 (unless otherwise stated) to include refreshments.

Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Bowls Club:–

Brancaster Staithe & Burnham Deepdale Short Carpet Bowls Club is a Social Bowls Club. We meet weekly on a Thursday evening throughout the year at Brancaster Staithe Village Hall, for fun and gentle exercise. Why not come & join us? For more details contact Ann Smith 01485 210102.

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