Dec 2017 & Jan 2018

January

1st Sunday after Christmas

31st

Epiphany

7th

1st Sunday after Epiphany

14th

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

21st

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

28th

 
ALBY V 3.30E * * *  
ALDBOROUGH V 11.00 8.00

Family service

11.00

11.00

 

ERPINGHAM

V 9.30 9.30 9.30 9.30

 

INGWORTH

* * * * *  
THWAITE Group service 10am 9.30M 11.00 6.30E *  

WEEKDAY SERVICE

Wednesdays 9.15am - Aldborough

 

January

7         Thwaite:           The Common, Thwaite Hill

14        Aldborough:     Margaret Lily Way, Tinkers Close

21        Erpingham:      Scarrowbeck Road, School Road

28        All the parishes in the benefice

 

FROM THE RECTORY

Dear All

Well, we are now approaching our plans for Christmas, and around our churches there is indeed much to look forward to.

Every one of the Churches in the Benefice has a Carol or Christmas Service which I hope will tempt you to come and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. There are Carol Services at Thwaite (Christmas Day), Ingworth (Sunday 17th.December) and at Aldborough in the Community Centre (Sunday 17th.December). As in previous years there will be the Carols by Candlelight at 5pm on Christmas Eve at Erpingham with our Talking Animals and much much more!

Communion Services will be Calthorpe (Christmas Eve) with "Midnight" Mass at Aldborough (10 pm) and Erpingham (11.45pm) and at Alby and Erpingham (Christmas Day).

Why not start your Christmas off with coming to one off our many services. Even if you are not a "regular" you will be made very welcome.

Elsewhere in this edition you will see an article from me telling you the up to date position with regard to the proposed extension to the churchyard at Erpingham. This is an important issue and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help secure the future of burials there.

Meanwhile, I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and in the hope that your preparations for this great festival are peaceful and ever mindful of what it is truly about.

Yours ever Father Paul

The Rev Canon Paul Thomas OBE

No new entries from the REGISTERS

FROM THE RECTORY

Dear All

Well, we are now approaching our plans for Christmas, and around our churches there is indeed much to look forward to.

Every one of the Churches in the Benefice has a Carol or Christmas Service which I hope will tempt you to come and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. There are Carol Services at Thwaite (Christmas Day), Ingworth (Sunday 17th.December) and at Aldborough in the Community Centre (Sunday 17th.December). As in previous years there will be the Carols by Candlelight at 5pm on Christmas Eve at Erpingham with our Talking Animals and much much more!

Communion Services will be Calthorpe (Christmas Eve) with "Midnight" Mass at Aldborough (10 pm) and Erpingham (11.45pm) and at Alby and Erpingham (Christmas Day).

Why not start your Christmas off with coming to one off our many services. Even if you are not a "regular" you will be made very welcome.

Elsewhere in this edition you will see an article from me telling you the up to date position with regard to the proposed extension to the churchyard at Erpingham. This is an important issue and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help secure the future of burials there.

Meanwhile, I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and in the hope that your preparations for this great festival are peaceful and ever mindful of what it is truly about.

Yours ever Father Paul

The Rev Canon Paul Thomas OBE

No new entries from the REGISTERS

 

 
 

 

 

Insight

“OPEN  AFTERNOON”

3.30 pm on Tuesday 23rd  January 2018

for newcomers to come and have open discussion about what they find difficult in faith, in worship, or in the Bible.

At the Rectory with Tea, Coffee and cakes!

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ERPINGHAM PARISH CHURCH

Thursday January 18th 2018 and February 8th 

7.30pm 

‘Oasis of Peace’ A Taize service

30 minutes of Singing and Silence In candlelight

(using simple chants/songs from Taize in France)

Everyone is welcome

Wind down and beat the stress!

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   

Is with regret.............

The Erpingham Churchyard has only a few years left of space for new burials, so the PCC took the bold step of obtaining an agreement to purchase half an acre of land adjacent to the North of the existing churchyard.

We applied for Planning permission, thinking this would be a formality. But no! Whilst it is my understanding our local Parish Council would be supportive, we have been told  by the District Council that BEFORE our Planning Application will be heard Historic Englandwe have told them we have to authorise an archeological dig of two 30metre trenches 1.8 metres deep as they believe it is the site of a medieval village. This is poor speculation as all the evidence points to the village being much further away. To  authorise a dig would effectively mean signing a blank cheque which could be anything from £12,000 to £20,000 which the Church could not and should not agree to.

Also, the Water Authorities have a line drawn upon a map which they regard as part of water catchment (despite there being no well or water collection anywhere near and the site drains towards the existing churchyard in the main) and this line clips the western corner of the proposed site. So, we offered to plant a few trees there and create a seating area so no burials would occur there. This was accepted as satisfactory. However, they have since changed their mind without any satisfactory explanation and have included the whole of the projected site. Incidentally, this line is passing through the existing churchyard!!

There is no benefit to St.Mary's Erpingham in extending the churchyard, indeed it creates an additional responsibility. The only reason we wish to extend the Churchyard is as an important service to the community. We believe it is only just that members of our community continue to have the right to be buried at their Parish Church. When burial space runs out the Local Authority will have to provide Cemetery space elsewhere, possibly at Aylsham or Cromer.

So what can we do? Well I think a lot depends upon how our local community feels about this. Is this something you feel strongly about? If it is then we are on your side. But it means we will have to make a lot of noise. Your voice will need to be heard by the Local Authority, by local councillors, by our local MP Norman Lamb, by the local press. I can’t do  it alone, so it’s over to you ........

Father Paul

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  Opportunities to sit and reflect in Calthorpe Churchyard


A big ‘Thank You’ ….

Those of us who enjoy the peace and tranquility of Calthorpe Churchyard have reason this month to be grateful to Lord and Lady Walpole, who spotted the appeal in November’s magazine for a replacement to the aged sea, which has served so well over recent years, and quickly came to the rescue with a very sturdy bench from the Mannington estate.

The new seat is already installed, and making a big difference to all who visit and take time for quiet reflection at this scenic spot.

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We are proud (and a bit amazed) to be preparing for our 25th  pantomime, a production of

Sleeping Beauty”

You may have noticed that, to mark the anniversary, various scenes have recently been filmed around the Green, involving some 50 former Players from the very first pantomimes and several much younger, third generation, future Players. The film sequence will be shown as part of the performances and there will be special displays of photos and old programmes from the archives. Expect a total ban throughout the Dukedom of Aldborough on all sharp, pointy or prickly objects in order to protect the Princess Aurora from the dark curse of the wicked fairy, Malevola. But our rather gorgeous dame will be on hand to ensure that all ends well and that we have a traditional  pantomime with plenty of songs, dance, jokes and excitement for the whole family.

Performance dates:  Wednesday, 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th February.

The Saturday performance will probably start early (6.30) to make it easier for families. Tickets will be going on sale at the village shop in January.

Advertisement space is available in the programme (£10 for a whole page, £5 for half). Any witty

references to the subject of this year’s pantomime are particularly welcome but not obligatory. Please contact Antonia about adverts (antonialloyd@hotmail.com) and Jane for anything else about the pantomime (sjmaguire0401@aol.com).

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ERPINGHAM FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS 28TH  OCTOBER 2017

We would like to thank the exhibitors, visitors and everyone who supported and helped to make this craft fair such a successful and enjoyable day. Just over £800.00 was raised for the fund to replace the lead stolen from the roof at St. Mary’s Church, Erpingham. Well done everyone!

Note for your 2018 diaries – The third Erpingham Festival of Crafts will be held in the Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall on Saturday 27th October 2018 and we look forward to seeing you all.

THANK YOU.

Rosalind and Jackie

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Open every day for your favourite outdoor sports:

Erpingham Multi-Use Games Area

next to the Village Hall

New!!   Walking Netball every Friday, 10.30am

All welcome: just turn up & play, or call Ros on 01263 768262 for more information

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ERPINGHAM WITH CALTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

presents:

FILM AND PUDDING EVENING on FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2018 7PM FOR 7.30PM

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

PieDelicious selection of puddings will be available. The licensed bar will be serving exciting and exotic cocktails and a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Tickets available from Ros on 01263 761702 Film Tickets £5 per person

Pudding Tickets £3 per person payable on the night.

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WEA AYLSHAM BRANCH SPRING COURSE 2018 HOLLAND IN THE GOLDEN AGE

Tutor: Charles Lewis

 

WHEN:                      Every Wednesday from January 17th  @ 2.00 p.m.

WHERE:                    The Friends Meeting House, Pegg’s Yard,

Red Lion Street,  Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6ER

COST:                         £48.60 for nine 1.5 hours sessions

This course will look at the achievements and culture of the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th  centuries.  Holland was a country that made itself, politically by gaining independence from Spain, economically by making itself the leading mercantile power in the world and physically through reclaiming much of its land from the sea.

Britain was both a close neighbour and rival and despite three Anglo-Dutch wars there was a continual interchange of goods, people and ideas between the two countries and East Anglia in particular was influenced by this closeness.

So ships and Strangers, Rembrandt and Vermeer, windmills and tulips, Dutch gables and  Delftware are all part of the heritage of Holland’s Golden Age.

Further details from either Fiona Scott, 01603 279166 or Stewart Gosling 01263 732496

To enrol visit www.eastern.wea.org.uk

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Are you planning an event?

 

Check with Diary Dates before deciding your date, then add your event to the Diary Dates in KiT

 

ERPINGHAM WITH CALTHORPE VILLAGE HALL 200 CLUB

LATEST WINNERS:

£10                                                         £5

25/09/2017

90

P. & T. Last

200

B. Middleton

02/10/2017

108

T. Bliss

194

V. Cowley

09/10/2017

86

G.I. Harrison

173

L. Bryan

16/10/2017

103

C. Brooks

4

Mr. M. Allen

23/10/2017

64

G. Marshall

99

T. Peacock

30/10/2017

11

Mrs. J. Casimir

86

G. Harrison

06/11/2017

118

H. Bales

124

R. Horne

13/11/2017

105

S. Matthews

40

A. Pegg

 

ALDBOROUGH PLAYERS

Are there any local musicians out there who would like to be involved in our next pantomime in February?

We particularly need guitar/bass players but would welcome others too.

Please contact Jane (01263 761578)

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Erpingham with Calthorpe WI

What a year we have had. From the start we wanted to offer activities for every month of 2017 for the pleasure of our members. It has been hard work, but every month has seen us taking part in activities and competitions and going out to special places. As the nights darken it is rather nice to look forward to a quiet end to this year.

But not yet, as following our Annual meeting in November, a new committee will be meeting to plan 2018, and the list of speakers and subjects - history, science, apple growing, entertainment, local craft, whimsy- for the meetings to come is a varied and exciting one. We will kick off the celebration of Seasonal Joy with the annual WI Christmas Dinner at the village Hall. As we will be first in this year, we will yet again lend a hand in the decoration of the hall for everyone’s pleasure in the season to come.

There will be swimming, and we still have several walks to enjoy during November and December, including a members and friends walk at a sensible hour on 1st January 2018 to blow away the cobwebs. This will be at Blickling, followed by a lunch in the Village.

We have already begun to plan ahead for crafting and competitions next year, undertaking lots of workshops with cake.

It is not too soon to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, and hope that some of you ladies might wish to pop in to any of our advertised meetings next year as guests to see just what the WI get up to as we race towards our 100th year in Norfolk (2019).

Our meetings take place at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall, Erpingham. On 24th January Peter Purdy will talk about the Archaeological Dig at Aylsham.

President:          Clare Wilson      01263 761350

Secretary:          Yvonne Moore  01263 768358

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Report of the Ordinary Meeting of the Erpingham with Calthorpe Parish Council held on 8th  November in Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall

The Chairman Norman Smith welcomed all those present; with one apology for absence there were no declarations of interest. The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on September 6th 2017 were approved and signed. Under matters arising on highways advised items have been dealt with or are in hand with Norfolk County Council. The school had sent positive comment about the use of School Lane at drop off/collection time. On the village sign for Calthorpe, part payment for the casting had been made and the siting of the sign can now go ahead. The Clerk would contact highways.  The land maintenance item had been advised to North Norfolk District Council and action was awaited. Dog fouling was a problem on the playing field so the Clerk would ask North Norfolk District Council for signs and enforcement support. New dog bin(s) would be considered.

In an adjournment Cllr J Timewell (County Councillor) advised that he would arrange the purchase of a ‘SAM2’ speed monitor for this and surrounding parishes. Members would consider where possible sites should be so that the highways engineer can specify post locations for the SAM2.

On planning the domestic outbuilding at Sky Cottage, Aldborough Rd had been approved, and North Norfolk District Council had made refund of the fee for the Parish Council’s MUGA consent conditions amendment. The Clerk was asked to pass details of the conclusion of the issue to the Village Hall Management Committee. The application to change the use of the land at the rear of St Mary’s Church from agricultural to burial had been withdrawn.

Under finance the Clerk advised, in his report, that the second half of the precept had been received and the Transparency Code grant had also been received. Jemco had kindly made their 2017 grant of £600. The Clerk had included the Calthorpe sign on the insurance schedule and the additional charge will apply from next June. The North Norfolk District Council precept grant reduces next year by £20 to £264. The Clerk would send a note of thanks to Jemco for their continued  support. The budgets for 2017-18 and first draft 2018-19 had been circulated to members and were reviewed; after discussion the budgets were accepted with all agreed.  On next year’s parish precept the Council agreed to set the precept  at £8236 for 2018-19, with all agreed. The demand was signed. Payments due were approved for grass cutting, a part payment to cast the Calthorpe sign and electricity.

In his report the Clerk said that he had attended a training evening on the General Data Protection Regulations (due to be introduced in May 2018); he was very concerned that the requirements placed on parish councils were extremely onerous and that the training at this stage did not provide a basis upon which to proceed. He read the Norfolk Association of Local Council’s answer on his comments which are reflected all over the country; NALC have assured him that “more practical guidance will   follow soon”.   The police sought parish participation in the SNAP (Safer Neighbourhoods) meeting at   Cromer and a member agreed to take this up.

In members’ reports the Clerk was asked to contact Norfolk County Council about clearing branches from the lay-by on the old Cromer Road.  The meeting  was  reminded that funds  are available to support development of  football  clubs,  including changing facilities. Members were asked to consider what use the disused telephone box might be put to – library, information point suggested. More defibrillator training would be arranged in the New Year. There was concern over speeding agricultural vehicles and a sign would be placed in the ‘new’ car park area to explain the historical significance of the adjoining field.

With no further business the meeting closed at 21.05.

 

Keeping in Touch

A BIG thank you to all the donations received, it has helped enormously.

As you can see, we have a bumper issue this month, so if there is anyone else who wishes to donate to the running costs of this well loved magazine, please write a cheque out to 'Keeping in Touch' and deliver it to either Anne Bettany at Greenacre, The Green Aldborough or to Stephen Price, The Old Bull, The Street, Thurgarton, NR11 7PD, who is now our new treasurer.

 
 
 

 

Diary Dates for 2018

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Film and pudding Evening Erpingham with Calthorpe

 

village hall 7pm                                                                                                    26th January

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime, Aldborough Community Centre                         7th 8th 9th  10th  February

Taizé at Erpingham church 7.30pm                                                                January 18th & 8th February

Quiz and Supper evening Erpingham with Calthorpe

village hall 7pm                                      23rd February

 

To put your event into the Diary Date calendar email cicely@danielbrian.co.uk

or phone 01263 833323

 

THE NEXT ISSUE   Please send copy for the February edition by 14th January  to the Editor:

Linda Howard cicely@danielbrian.co.uk 01263 833323

Donations and enquiries about donations should be sent to the Treasurer: Stephen Price The Old Bull, The Street, Thurgarton, NR11 7PD,

Advert enquiries should be submitted to: Stephen Green stephenclare234@btinternet.com 01263 761350

 

 
   




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