Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

December 2017

Dates for your diary:–

7th & 8th December: WI meetings – see below

8th December: Christmas Food Fair – see below

Advance Notice:–

11th January: Parish Council Meeting – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 7th December at 2:30pm: in the Reading Room, Cross Lane – our monthly meeting, where we will be seasonally entertained by Martin Schultz with “The Rat Pack and beyond”.

Friday 8th December at Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton – our Christmas lunch. Advance booking essential.

Thursday 4th January 2018 at 2:30pm in the Reading Room – our monthly meeting on “The photography of Olive Edis”, by the curator of Cromer museum.

Afternoon tea visits for January and February will be arranged at our next committee meeting!

Potential members are always welcome to visit our meetings – just come in around five or ten minutes before the meeting time of 2:30pm. We would love to see some new members from Stanhoe, as we are now very much outnumbered by all our newer members from surrounding villages!

For more information on the above notices or any other aspect of our WI, please contact Pamela on 518033 or Valerie on 576261.

Stanhoe Parish Council News

  • Parish Maintenance Jobs:– The Council has occasional need to commission further light maintenance works in the village which includes carpentry, painting and cleaning etc. If anyone is interested in quoting for any of this work on a case by case basis please pass your details to Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at parishclerk@stanhoe. org or on 01485 518570.

  • Highways Work:– Some residents may have noticed that the Highways Department from Norfolk County Council have been active in the village. We have seen the road sweeper clearing leaves and debris from kerbsides, the noxious weeds opposite the Duck Inn have been sprayed and some white lines at junctions have been repainted. Further work to come is the clearing of the drainage ditches and grips in Cross Lane and along Bircham Road. In addition, the protruding planks in the palisade fence alongside the path in the Burnham Road will be removed, but not replaced, as the intention is to eventually replace the palisade fence with a more substantial barrier.

  • Dog Mess:– Some residents have complained about finding dog mess on their property and driveways; we must again request that owners ensure they pick up any mess. It’s a difficult problem for us to solve, and a lot easier for the owners/walkers involved!

  • Parish Council Meeting:– The next Parish Council Meeting will take place at 6:00pm on 11th January 2018 in the Reading Room, Cross Lane. All residents are most welcome to attend.

  • Keep in Touch:– The Council would like to assist residents with respect to any issues or concerns relevant to the village. Please contact Wayne Leighton, Parish Clerk at parishclerk@stanhoe. org or on 01485 518570.

Stanhoe Christmas Food Fair

The Stanhoe Christmas Food Fair will be held on Saturday 9th December 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm, in the Reading Room, Cross Lane.

Come and stock up on Christmas cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, jams, pickles, chutneys, pot-pourri and more. Everything is home made and you and your family and friends can enjoy coffee, tea and gluhwein while you shop. Raffle. Entrance FREE, proceeds from sales will go to All Saints Church, Stanhoe, with a percentage to the MEHM Trust (Reading Room).

All contributions will be very gratefully received! Please call or email Felicity on 518363,, or Jill on 518269 if you can help. We will happily collect your offerings, or they can be delivered to the Reading Room on the morning of Friday 8th December.

Wedding Saturday 16th December

We are getting married in Stanhoe Church on 16th December and the reception will be held at The Grange. Guests will park on the field opposite the house so that traffic disruption is kept to a minimum. If the weather allows, there will be a five minute firework display at about 4:00 pm. For the reception there will be a band from approximately 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm and then a disco until 1:00 am when we and the guests will leave. We do hope this event will not cause too much inconvenience and your patience that night would be greatly appreciated.

The soon to be married, Sophia and Jamie.

Brancaster Camera Club

Our last meeting of the year is our AGM on Tuesday, 12th December, followed by a buffet for members & guests. If anyone would be interested in coming along to meet us you would be most welcome. Normally we meet twice-monthly in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30pm.

For more details contact Jim Till (Chairman) on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

Our first meeting of the New Year is on Tuesday, 16th January when we host Derek Edwards M.C.I.F.A. who will talk on ‘Wings over Norfolk’. This lecture is illustrated with contemporary black & white photography and reviews the history of aviation and aerial photography from the late 1800’s to the early 1950’s. Visitors are most welcome.

Stanhoe Methodist Church at Christmas

  • Sunday, 10th December at 11:00am. Christmas Carol Service, led by our own minister, Rev. Steve Oliver. After the service we invite you to stay for a time of fellowship with hot drinks and mince pies.

  • Sunday, 24th December, Christmas Eve, at 11:00am. Morning Service with Christmas carols, led by Elizabeth MacLeod.

  • On Sundays 3rd and 17th December, we shall be joining with the congregation at Burnham Market Methodist church, for our regular morning services at 11:00am.

  • Burnham Market will be holding their own Christmas Carol Service, led by Rev. Steve Oliver, on Christmas Eve, 24th December, at 6:30pm.

We welcome all to our services, at Christmas time, and all the year round. See the church noticeboard for details of services.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.

And finally

This Christmas let hope warm your heart, love warm your family and the Holy Spirit warm all mankind. May the harmony of Christmas stay in your heart all year round and may the Lord send his blessings. May God bless you and let this Christmas season bring comfort and joy to you and your family.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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