Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

December 2018

December dates for your diary:–

6th & 12th December-: WI meetings – see below

9th & 23rd December:– Stanhoe Methodist Church Christmas Services:– see below

6th, 13th & 20th November:– Brancaster Camera Club

WI notices:–

Thursday 6th December 2:00pm:– in The Reading Room, CrossLane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS. We will be entertained By Three’s Company, performing poetry and prose in “Countdown for Christmas”.

Wednesday 12th December:– Christmas lunch for members.

We begin 2019, our Centenary Year, with a meeting:–

10th January (i.e. Not the first Thursday of the month as is usual)

For further information about our WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Pamela (01485 518033).

Parish Notices:–

  • Better Broadband for Norfolk Update:–The following update has been received from the Programme Director for Better Broadband for Norfolk. The update relates to the ‘first solution’ which, in the main, covers Docking Road, Burnham Road and Station Road. “Cabinet technically complete and currently being commissioned. I’d expect services to be available by the end of the month.” (November)

  • Oil Thefts:– There has been an increase in oil theft in the region and although one person has been arrested for such a crime it is suggested that villagers should be on their guard.

  • 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 or or on 01485 518570.

Stanhoe Methodist Church:–

Our Christmas Carol Service will be held on Sunday morning, 9th December, at 11:00am, and will be led by our minister, Rev. Steve Oliver. It will be followed by mince pies and a time of fellowship.

Our morning service on 23rd December will be led by local farmer, and friend, Jenny Sparks.

All are welcome to all our services.

There will be no service on Christmas Day.

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Please Note:– we will not be showing a film in December, but will be back in January with some more great films.

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

Brancaster Camera Club:– December/January, 2019

Tuesday, 11th December:– AGM 2:00pm in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall followed by afternoon tea. All welcome.

Thank you & best wishes for Christmas to those of you who have supported our events in 2018. We hope to see you again in the New Year.

Our January programme is subject to the weather, but we should meet on Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 for a digital competition ‘Autumn’ plus 2 own choice.

We welcome all new members at our meetings which are held in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7:30 pm.

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

I heard the bells on Christmas day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said
‘For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.’

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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