Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2018


23rd March: film ‘Breathe’

Dates for your diary:–

5th, 17th & 26th April: WI meetings – see below

8th April: Church Recorders Service – see below

20th April: Stanhoe Village Screen – see below

21st April: Village wine tasting: see below

Advance notices:–

3rd May: WI meeting – see below

WI notices:–

Thursday 5th April monthly meeting (as above): Judith Key, all weather, plein-air painter, will demonstrate, advise, and relate anecdotes. This is an open meeting, and all are welcome – male and female, any age. Advance booking required to guarantee a seat!

Tuesday 17th April at 3:00pm: afternoon tea at Bircham Windmill. Advance booking required.

Thursday 26th April: a visit to Langham Glass for afternoon tea and a glassblowing demonstration. Advance booking essential.

Advance notice:–

Thursday 3rd May monthly meeting: Ruth Smith “The inconvenience of loose elastic”. Make of that what you will!

New and potential members are always welcome. If you wish to make a booking or just find out more, please phone either Pamela 18033 or Valerie 576261

Stanhoe’s Community Speed Watch team award:–

The Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has recognised the contribution made by Stanhoe’s Community Speed Watch team, which has served the village since 2008.

On 8th March Pamela and Terry Austin represented the team at a “Citizens in Policing” recognition event hosted by the Mayor, Cllr Carol Bower, at King’s Lynn Town Hall.

The evening event was held jointly by the Council and police to thank community volunteers. Most of the people there were Special Constables or Police Cadets, and several road safety organisations were also represented.

Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a police-led initiative under which trained volunteers carry out radar speed checks of traffic in 30 mph and 40 mph areas. The Stanhoe team has been in existence since 2008, making it the longest-serving team in the Borough.

Speed Watch in Stanhoe began at a Parish Annual Meeting when Pamela, then the newly appointed Parish Council chairman, asked residents what they would like the Parish Council to do. “Deal with speeding traffic” received the highest number of votes.

After learning about the CSW initiative, which began in 2007, several residents volunteered to join the team. Since then, the number of team members has fallen but we’re still running shifts, and any new members would be welcomed!

The Stanhoe Archive:–

The Stanhoe Archive team has just conducted another meeting, at which various proposals for publicity and for the future year were discussed. If you are interested in local history, or you just want to find out more about the village – or something specific – please do have a look at our comprehensive collection of photographs, reminiscences, and much more on

Church Recorders:–

There will be a special service of Celebration and Thanksgiving on Sunday 8th April at 11:00 am in Stanhoe Church. The Church Recorders who spent last summer researching and compiling a record of the fabric and contents of our beautiful Grade I listed Church, will be presenting their record at this special service. A complete copy of their record, will also be given to the V & A Museum in London and will be retained in their archives.

All Saints’ Church is your village church, do come & join us for this special occasion.

Stanhoe Village Screen


  • Breathe (12A) Biography/Drama/Romance, on Friday 23rd March at 7:30pm

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of his wife’s twin brothers and the ground breaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together, raising their young son, travelling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander, this is a tale of triumph over adversity.

  • Marie Curie: the courage of knowledge (TBC) Biography/Drama/Romance, on Friday 20th April at 7:30pm

Focussing on the incredible life and exceptional achievements of Marie Curie, this is a timely reminder of a female pioneer in both science and society, who spent a lifetime breaking precedent in search of progress.

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

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

Wine tasting:–

Don’t miss Stanhoe’s wine tasting event on 21st April!

With Earth Day on April 22nd and St George celebrated on April 23rd, why not enjoy some tastes for spring and summer? Interesting wines presented to intrigue and tickle your tastebuds

This Charity Wine Tasting is in aid of the Reading Rooms and Village Hall. All proceeds over costs support the Mary Esther Hollway Memorial Trust fund for the benefit and enjoyment of Stanhoe villagers and visitors.

What’s it all about?

  • Enjoy the convivial company of friends and neighbours.
  • Tuck into a simple, tasty and plentiful home-prepared buffet.
  • Enjoy a welcome glass of English Sparkling Wine
  • Sample tasting measures of two famous varieties of white wine and three interesting, and contrasting, red wines
  • The wines are selected and presented by your volunteer amateur wine guides Nic Hopkins, Kate Jewell and friends


“And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”

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