Saints Alive: Stanhoe and Barwick Newsletter

June 2022

Parish Council Matters:–

  • AGM:– A good number of people joined the Parish Council for its AGM on Wednesday 11th May. This was a very happy event at which the Council formally awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Community Plaque to Ben Hanley of the Duck Inn in recognition of their significant contribution to the public resilience during the COVID lockdowns over the past two years. During this time the Duck continued to provide food and sustenance and thousands of meals to various charities including Help for Heroes, the Purfleet Trust, the Winter Night Shelter and the Kings Lynn Food Bank as well as cooking for the Ambulance and paramedic staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Duck Inn’s support work represented the best of Stanhoe, and we understand the plaque will be placed in the premises.

  • The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations:– Considerable work is underway to ensure a fun village gathering, drinks, picnic, barbecue and games is laid on for the afternoon of Saturday, June 4th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Playing Fields and Village Hall. To request tickets, email ‘’ or pick them up at the Tuesday morning coffee meetings at the Village Hall.

  • Stanhoe Open Gardens Day, Saturday June 18th:– This popular event will run from 2:00 pm until 5:30pm and tickets will be available at the car parks (on the Playing Field and the Saints Alive Church car park).

  • PC activity:– We have a full Council and a number of projects and ideas underway on which we will report in the future. Please check out the village website ‘’ and Saints Alive for further information and the Minutes. The website is certainly worth a monthly viewing to keep up with goings-on in the village, property, society and Parish Council news.

  • PC Meeting:– Our next meeting will be on Wednesday July 13th. All are welcome so please come along and have your say, we’d love to see you.

Stanhoe Jubilee Lunch:–

Saturday 4th June 2022 - 1:00pm–4:00pm

Stanhoe will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a lunch at the village hall/playing field.

There will be a BBQ and numerous activities for all the family.

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day, if you can help please call Mike on 07967 475597.

Stanhoe Village Screen

Stanhoe Village Screen are pleased to announce our first film for the summer season.

‘WEST SIDE STORY’ (12) (Musical/Drama) Wednesday 8th June at 7:30pm

Steven Spielberg’s brilliant remake of this much loved film is packed with classic songs and stunning visuals. It’s a dazzling display of filmmaking craft which captures the breathing essence of this powerful story.

Dates for your diary:–

Friday 15th July ‘BELFAST’ (12A) (Drama) at 7:30pm

Friday 19th August ‘The Duke’ ( 12A) (Comedy/Drama/True Life) at 7:30pm

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

Tickets £5 (CASH ONLY) on the door to include a complimentary drink. Doors open at 7:00pm

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

Reminder:– Stanhoe Open Gardens Day 2022:–

  • Stanhoe Open Gardens Day 2022 - Saturday 18th June.
  • Eight gardens will be open from 2:00pm to 5:30pm.
  • There will be stalls selling plants, cakes, vintage clothes and bric-a-brac.
  • Pimm’s will be on sale at The Village Hall and there will be Cream Teas at Isabel Lodge.
  • All proceeds in aid of All Saints’ Church, Stanhoe.
  • Parking will be available at the Village Hall and next to the church.
  • Entry to all gardens £5, children under 12 free. Entry tickets available at the car parks.
  • Any queries please contact Pen Roche on 01485 518324 or

And finally:–

A poem by Nathan William Fenn – a former resident of Stanhoe – from his book Country Lover, Country Life.

Day’s End

Sun blazing low,
No breezes blow,
Crimson cloud castles all aglow,
Seagulls seaward lazily drifting,
Grey smoke skyward lazily lifting.
Sparrows cease their chirping bustle,
Mid ivy leaves they rustle.
Behind the trees, red sun’s mere rim,
Eastward distances growing dim,
Western skies all afterglow.
Like jewels show
Stars of the “Plough”.

Saints Alive editor , 7 Station Road, tel 517 005

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