Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

April 2020

March reminder:–

23rd March:– Stanhoe Village Screen: see below

April dates for your diary:–

2nd April:– Keep Fit - see below - CANCELLED

4th April:– Village Spring Clean:– see below

May dates:–

16th May:– Snettisham Sailing Club Open Day:– see below

30th May:– Stanhoe Open Gardens – see below

Stanhoe Parish Council Matters:–

Dates and non-dates

Clear the Decks! – Village Spring Clean:–

The Stanhoe Spring Clean will take place at the Village Hall at 10:30 on Saturday April 4th. Bags will be provided, bring gloves, expect to take about an hour; weather permitting (we’ll try the following day - Sunday 5th if the weather is unkind). This may have to be deferred depending on the Covid 19 situation. We will update you in due course.

Parish Council AGM

The Parish Council AGM and reception party which is scheduled to follow the meeting on Thursday May 21st may have to be deferred depending on the Covid 19 situation. We will update you in due course.


The Council wishes to assist any vulnerable people who may find it difficult to obtain supplies during the Covid 19 upheavals; please read Peter Cook’s comments attached.


As usual we welcome any suggestions, comments, queries and questions either in person or writing. Please contact Wayne Leighton on 01485 518570 or

Stanhoe Village Screen:–

Stanhoe Village Screen are pleased to announce our last film for the Spring season which will be shown on our new ‘state of the art’ audio visual equipment. We are extremely grateful to The Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, The Geoffrey Watling Charity and The Mary Esther Hollway Trust who have jointly funded this equipment.

We present:–

The Good Liar:– (15) (Drama) Monday 23rd March at 7:30pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. The pleasure of this film is watching McKellen and Mirren act together in a cat-and-mouse duet that turns into an elegant waltz of affection and deception.


Stanhoe Reading Room and Village Hall, Cross Lane, PE31 8PS

Tickets £5 on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open 7:00pm

For further information visit the website: or ring 01485 51819


Thursday 2nd April at 2:00pm:– Claire Barker, with ideas for enjoyable keep fit exercises, suitable for all levels of ability and enthusiasm! Visitors are very welcome; we charge just £3, to include refreshments. Held in The Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS.

Brancaster Camera Club:–

Tuesday 7th April:– Monochrome Print Competition ‘Movement’ + 2 own choice. Judged by Rex Makenson

Tuesday 21st April:– North Anglian Competition hosted by Hunstanton Camera Club. To be held at Dersingham Village Hall.

Tuesday 28th April:– An evening with David Ryland ARPS. David is a member of Wymondham Camera Club.

Our meetings take place in Brancaster Staithe Village Hall at 7.30 pm.

Visitors are always welcome. Contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.


Thursday 7th May at 2:00pm: Brenda Bowler, with “Just a Little Lippy”, a demonstration and tips on make-up for the mature woman. Please note that this meeting will be in Stanhoe Methodist Church.

For further information about Stanhoe & Barwick WI, please contact Valerie (01485 576261) or Sandra (01485 518744)

Stanhoe Open Gardens:–

This year’s Open Gardens will be on Saturday 30th May 2020. Entry £5 to visit ALL the gardens, children under 12 go free.

A variety of gardens will be open in Stanhoe and Barwick from 2:00pm till 5:30pm. All are welcome to come and have a look around and enjoy the various stalls, including tombola, cakes, plants, books and bric a brac. There will be cream teas at Isabel Lodge and an exhibition of flowers in All Saints’ Church.

In recent years the Open Gardens has attracted more than 200 visitors, many of whom have commented on the friendly welcome they receive in Stanhoe! This is made possible by the enthusiasm of volunteers who offer their time on the afternoon to help out on the stalls and serve tea. The stalls rely on the kind contributions of friends and neighbours, so if you are able to offer cakes, plants, books, tombola prizes or bric a brac we would be very grateful!

If you would like to contribute please call Pen on 01485 518324 - we are happy to come and collect. Proceeds from the day go towards essential maintenance of our beautiful church and churchyard. Thank you!

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club:–

Free Open Day:– Push The Boat Out!

If you are 8 or 80, or anything in between, everyone is welcome as Snettisham Beach Sailing Club throws open its doors for its “Push The Boat Out” Open Day on Saturday 16th May 2020 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm , as part of the Royal Yachting Association national initiative to promote sailing and discover more Champions. Everyone is welcome to come along and try sailing – all for free! There will be free sailing taster sessions on the lake from 10:00am and an opportunity to try sailing on the sea in the afternoon.

Just bring footwear you don’t mind getting wet, a windproof top, a change of clothes, and a towel.

No experience is necessary and would-be sailors of all ages from 8 years upwards are welcome. Children, you must be accompanied by an adult but your adult doesn’t have to go sailing. Come and chat with our members and find out how you can get into sailing.

For full details see

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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