July 2017




3rd Sunday after Trinity


4th Sunday after Trinity


5th Sunday after Trinity


6th Sunday after Trinity


7th Sunday after Trinity


















All Age Worship













Communion 8am

Group Pet Service Rectory

























WEEKDAY SERVICE      Wednesdays 9.15am – Aldborough

Parish Priest: Fr Paul Thomas, The Rectory, School Road, Erpingham 01263 761110 e-mail: synergyatwork@aol.com                                                        www.scarrowbeckbenefice.org.uk


Dear All

By now most people in our villages will be aware of the sadness of the lead being stolen from the roof of St. Mary's Erpingham. We are set to raise £30,000 to replace with treated stainless steel (less attractive to thieves!) and thanks to several personal donations we are on our way, but we still have a bit of a mountain to climb. We are still appealing for funds, so if you wish to contribute in any way, please make any cheque payable to Erpingham PCC, endorsed on the back with "Roof Fund".

The recent month or two has brought us different reasons to be sad, what with terrorist attacks and the fire at Grendel Tower block. There is no getting away from it, they have been terrible. But, shining through are acts in and from the communities involved. There is a spirit up and down the country which responds to issues such as those we have witnessed. Sometimes it takes bad things to happen for good things to shine. How good it was to see all faiths represented at the various vigils encompassing the various sites. I believe in the ultimate goodness of the human race, and it is gratifying to see this played out in reality.

Closer to home, and probably after you receive your copy of Keeping in Touch, we have the Erpingham Fête and followed by the Pet Service on the Sunday July 2nd. at the Rectory Gardens. I hope you to see you (or have seen you) at one of these happy occasions.

On a personal note I have a stationary engine for sale, a diesel single cylinder, if you're interested give me a ring. Half the proceeds will go to the Roof Fund.

Best wishes Father Paul

The Rev Canon Paul Thomas OBE



Michael Furze and Kelly Pratt            at Alby 20th.May

Carl Davison and Melanie Sadler       at Aldborough 24th.May


Barbara Gillion                                    at Ingworth 6th.June


Sunday         2nd July      10am Pet Service in the Rectory Gardens

Sunday         6th  August  10am Aldborough



Week beginning Sunday




Cromer Road, Priory Lane, Gulgate Lane, West End



Banningham Road, Butts Common



The Green



Aldborough Road



Bressingham Road, Chapel Road




3.30 pm on Tuesday 18th July at the Rectory.

Do come, even if you have not come before, you will be made most welcome.


MESSY CHURCH with Erpingham School - Friday July 21st at 2pm – please note the change of time.

This is the last day of term.

Any preschool children with their parent or carer would be very welcome as well.

Please ring 01263 768209 for information.

Latest news regarding Hospice Ethiopia

Sue & Jamie Mumford have recently returned from a very positive visit to Hospice Ethiopia in Addis Ababa ( full report of their visit available via website). The Hospice is working well under the new Director Ephrem Abuthan and are hoping to expand their home care programme with the purchase of a new car following the Norwich Diocese’s very successful Lent Appeal. Other fund raising this year has enabled us to send £5,000 out at the beginning of May for paying for items such as essential medicines for their patients.

Our next fund raiser will be our biggest event yet! Due to the kind permission of Peter Sheppard and Keith Day we are holding the first ‘Wolterton Extravagant’ at Wolterton Hall on Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm. There will be live entertainment, a three-course meal and much more. Tickets cost £50).

Tickets are available from Clare Glenn on 01263 734853 or via our website www.hospiceethiopia.org.uk

Sue, Jamie and members of Hospice Ethiopia UK (registered charity 1171781)





I would like to thank, on behalf of Christian Aid, those who kindly gave up their time toparticipate in this year’s house-to-house collection as well as those who generously donated the total sum of £1124.92 in the Scarrowbeck Benefice. It is very much appreciated.  Enrica Botwright



Prince Andrews Chapel

Prince Andrews Close     Aldborough     NR11 7NX


Meeting on Sundays 10.45-11.45, followed by drinks and chat.

All are welcome to join us as we worship God and listen as parts of the Bible are explained each week.

Contact John (577624) or Peter (577646)



           PET   SERVICE                  

in marque   at Erpingham Rectory Garden


at 10 am

Open to all - this is not a communion service

Outlandish Pets Welcome! Dogs on leads please

No pet? – Come along anyway! bring your owners!


Parking on school field




St Mary’s Church Aldborough invite you to

Aldborough Church  Room

Saturday 22nd July 2017 7.30pm

Dance again to the fabulous live  band


and enjoy a   delicious

Mediterranean Buffet Supper

in aid of Aldborough Church

Licensed BAR       RAFFLE

Tickets £12 each available from

Aldborough Village Shop & Post Office

or  from Ron Hayton 01263 768059



Homemade cakes, scones etc for the afternoon teas and the cake stall

Raffle prizes Plants, vegetables and

produce Good bric a brac Books and toys

for Erpingham Fete Please

bring on the day or ring Ros on 01263 761702 and if you would like anything collected







at 2pm

Erpingham  Rectory Gardens

Cake stall, games, refreshments, raffle, books, bric a brac, plants and produce, animals to stroke.

Entry fee £1 – Under 12s free Free parking on school field



Aldborough Wildlife Group

Explore Kelling Heath

A meeting at has been arranged for Sunday 9th July, at 10 o’clock in the car park near EMCYs. Again we’re looking to share lifts. Geraldine Entwhistle will be leading the walk looking at wild flowers and we are hoping to see the silver blue butterfly.














R. Cooper


Mrs. L. Bryan




S. Witham


E. Faulkner




S. Saunders


Y. Moore




J. Sizeland


Mr. & Mrs. Fretwell



The Village Hall in Erpingham is a thriving part of our community, but relies in part on the regular income provided by the 200 Club.

There are 3 numbers spare at the moment. Please ring Jan Jeavons on 01263 761620 if you wish to take one.



Annual Hog Roast

Sunday 16 July 2017

12.30 pm Manor Farm, Aldborough

Mr Billy Hammond has kindly agreed to host the Annual Hog Roast again this year.

Tickets will be £13.50 and to reserve tickets there will be £5 deposit with full payment due by the end of May 2017.

Limited tickets available.

Please contact Yvonne to reserve tickets 01263768076




Aldborough Past and Present event 8th July

Hosted by The Black boys PH Aldborough and Helen Storer local Photographer in aid of Nook Appeal

During the day Helen will be running two beginners workshops for just £20 pp with ALL proceeds going to Nook (https://www.each.org.uk/the-nook). The Nook appeal aims to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk and deliver even better children’s hospice care services. This includes a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of the county, called the Nook.

The aim of the workshops is to have fun and learn to do more with your camera and get off auto settings. Booking essential via helzy27.hs@gmail.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/helenstorer.photographer for further details.

During the evening of the 8th July, the Black Boys will then be hosting a Cheese and Wine event where it is positively encouraged that you bring along your old photos of the village/people and share your memories of Aldborough with others in a social evening whilst raising funds for Nook




Aldborough Village Yard Sale, Sunday 10th September

Have you booked your stall yet?

Due to a very successful event last summer, we've already started taking bookings, so please get in touch if you'd like to reserve a spot on the map. You can email antonialloyd@hotmail.com or call 761883.

If you're concerned about the weather, we have a limited number of stalls available inside the community centre, where we'll be serving refreshments, but be quick, as the tables are on a first come - first serve basis!

We'll have more details to share with you in next month's In Touch, so watch this space!



Aldborough Village Care

Following on from the success of our first three Memory Lane Cafes

We are pleased to announce future cafe dates for 2017 Wednesday August 16th,

Wednesday October 11th Wednesday December 6th

Everyone is welcome to come along and join us for a free cup of tea and a slice of cake

2-4 pm Aldborough Church Rooms

We hope these Memory Lane cafes will give people the opportunity to meet with friends old and new to share memories and laughter.Look out for the posters nearer the time




Smart Homecare (Aylsham) Ltd

We are a small local company that specialises in providing bespoke care in the comfort of your own home

We are CQC registered and can supply References on request We offer a 24-hour phone number service for your peace of mind

We don’t charge for cancelled visits due to respite, family visits or hospital visits if we have 48 hours notice

Contact: Amanda Avard 01603 278287 or 07876 827114




In the Community Centre Saturday July the 15th

*8.30 - 11.00 am for entries, open 2.30 pm.

schedule & entry forms downloadable from the website; aldboroughgardening.com paper copies available from the PO/Shop, Community Centre & Allotments.

new for this year will be an

Exhibition of Selected Art Work

from Aldborough Primary School, &  a display of

“nasturtiums grown from seed in up cycled containers”

by children from the School.




FRIENDLY BRIDGE GROUP meets at 7.30 each Tuesday in the bar room

at Aldborough Community Centre. If you would like to come and play please contact Sue 761310. 

Not necessary to bring a partner – singles welcome.


The Former Aldborough Community Bus and Local Bus Timetables

The following is an update about the revised timetables for Sanders bus services 16-19, Poppybus, and the former Aldborough Community Bus. The revised services will commence in September 2017

Daniel Yellop (Norfolk County Council Transport Coordinator) has contacted me with the following information: Sanders has won the contract for the services 16-19. The revised timetable reflects the changes which were outlined earlier this year in the consultation paper.

The contract for the Poppybus and the former Aldborough Community Bus was won by North Norfolk Community Transport. These routes have been merged, and are scheduled instead of being pre-booked whenever possible.       The revised timetables are currently being circulated amongst the passengers one final time before the routes are confirmed for September.


Please contact Daniel Yellop (daniel.yellop@norfolk.gov.uk or 01603-223956) if you have any feedback, questions or queries ASAP.

If anyone would like a copy of either of the timetables please email me at goodnita@hotmail.com or

phone 01263-761580.

Nita Good


Erpingham Primary School

   Family Learning Afternoon

           ‘The Trinity’

Wednesday 7th  June 2017

‘We had a lovely time and would love to do more of these family learning sessions.’ Parent.

It was wonderful to welcome 17 parents and grandparents to Erpingham Primary school as we continued our theme learning about the Trinity. It was lovely warm summer day which allowed children and their families to use and explore the outside forest school space as well as inside the school, classrooms and library. We were also delighted to be joined this afternoon by two governor's John Longhurst and  Helen Burrell.

The doctrine of the Trinity being one of the most important teachings of the Christian faith, and yet admittedly one of the most difficult to understand, especially for children was explored through a variety of different creative craft activities.

Everyone   had   great   fun   as   each   activity visually described the three ways of being God - God the Father, God the Son and God  the Holy Spirit and the unity in the relationship between these three ‘persons’ which are all about being part of one God.

‘Loved the atmosphere in the school, everyone was approachable. It was wonderful to spend the

afternoon with the children, and great to use relate simple craft ideas to the Trinity -a very tricky concept. thanks.’ Parent.

Families enjoyed moving around the activities in small groups with their child. It was fun rolling clay, soil and seeds together, adding sticks, leaves and googley eyes to make muddy creatures. It was fascinating to think about the three parts together made one flower.

‘A lovely afternoon we enjoyed sharing this opportunity with our children and school.

Thanks.’ Parent.

Everyone enjoyed making a fidget spinner, cutting and carefully joining it together. It was fun making this toy and interesting to use it to explain the Trinity, that all three segments spun around together being one in community always moving together .Also in the class room children were making beautiful crowns with symbols of the Trinity coloured in and stuck on, they all looked fabulous in them. There was also the opportunity of plaiting coloured thread to show the three being woven together to make one.

I enjoyed this afternoon with my child at school and it was interesting learning about the Trinity.’ Parent.



This well equipped building is ideal for all kinds of events. We have a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bar room, large hall with a stage. full sized-snooker table, table tennis table, badminton net and WiFi.

For further information and hiring rates please contact Bob Eke on 768759 or bobeke@btinternet.com.

Our next event will be a quiz and supper on the 29th September. Teams of 4. Please contact Steve on 768749 or aldboroughbarnes@aol.com.


MS Society North Norfolk Group Charities Day

Sunday 3rd September 2017-12noon to 5pm In the grounds of Mannington Hall, Norwich,

Norfolk, NR11 7BB

By kind permission of Lord & Lady Walpole

Organised by Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Norfolk Group.

Entertainment to include:

Sam Smith Singers, Bob Wilkinson, Dancing, Cromer Seaside Strummers Ukulele Band, Anything Goes, Other activities include Dave the Doughnut, Face Painting, Happisburgh Owls & Birds of Prey, Charity & Craft Stalls, Art Exhibition. Crayford  & Abbs Mobility.

Ice Creams, Teas, cakes & light luncheons Additional entry to Mannington Hall £1

Adult Entry £6 (Concessions  £5) -  Children FREE

For more information please call our Co-ordinating Officer Sue Wright on 01263512689 or visit www.manningtongardens.co.uk                 MS Registered Charity No. 1139257




FREE to get in, and OPEN every day:

Erpingham Multi-Use Games Area 

is next to the Village Hall – NR11 7QD

* Anyone for TENNIS?? Make a game of it with the on-site net (available whenever you need it for a whole year, in return for a donation of just

£10 per household: call 01263 768601 or email erpinghammuga@yahoo.co.uk)

New! Evening WALKING FOOTBALLsessions: Tuesdays, 7.30pm

- just turn up and play: £2.50 per session. Or contact (as above) for more info




Shopping for Sir Thomas Erpingham!

A very local good cause will feature in the ‘Community Matters’ area at Waitrose North Walsham during July - the Sir Thomas Erpingham Manor Project! Please do consider popping your green plastic chips (awarded at the till after your spend) in the designated ‘Manor Project’ section of the transparent in-store collecting box, and watch our tally grow! At the end of the month, the three local projects featured will each get a share of a £1,000 grant donated by Waitrose; the more chips we can collect, the larger our share of the reward! Please help, and tell your friends and neighbours too – this is a truly ambitious project, and we really do need all the help we can get!

What are we about?? Some readers may be aware of recent initial excavations at the site of Sir Thomas Erpingham’s Manor House, next to Erpingham village hall.

Sir Thomas’s family were Lords of the Manor, and he was born there, c1355. He grew up to be a trusted courtier of Henry V, and led the victorious English archers at Agincourt – very much a ‘Norfolk Hero’ in his own right, though much less celebrated than certain other eminent local figures from the past!

Surveys of the site where he lived have shown foundations of a moated dwelling of considerable size, and recent speculative digs with help from local children have already revealed such fascinating treasures as coins (both English and French), tiles, pottery and what is thought to be a small gaming piece, all from medieval times. Our vision is to enable more children from primary schools in the area to participate in further explorations, with hands-on ‘digs’ at the site, supervised by trained archaeologists, and opportunities to clean, measure, identify and record whatever finds are revealed during their visit: all contributing to a truly memorable learning experience, and a better understanding of the realities of medieval Norfolk life.

Naturally, a properly-administered educational project such as this requires considerable planning and funding; we are currently in the process of applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and have just set up a crowd-funding initiative to help us on our way (www.gofundme.com/ manor-project). Find us on Facebook (look up ‘Erpingham Dig’) and do get in touch if you would like to know more, or to volunteer a little time or expertise to the initiative. Or simply call Project secretary Ann Goreham on 01263 768601: all offers will be greatly appreciated!



Erpingham With Calthorpe WI report

As the Year turns we are preparing for our next big event, the Village Garage Sale, on 30th July. We are already taking bookings for stalls in our Sale Day Guide, available at the village hall on the day, where we will also be opening a cafe. Details of the event were in the last issue of In Touch and can be seen on our new Website erpinghamwithcalthorpewi.co.uk This is still in development and can be most easily accessed via facebook Please let us know as soon as possible if you intend to have a stall on the day as this will help planning, and printing. Entries after 23 July might not make it into the guid


Garage Sale Registration


Please include this address in the Garage Sale Guide


..................................................... ................................................................................


We will be selling............................................... I enclose £2 to secure an entry in the guide and map to advertise my stall.

Hand application to WI committee member or to Corner Cottage, Chapel Road, Erpingham’


In May, the Film and Pudding evening was a great success. Heartfelt thanks to all those who donated puddings. They were of a very high standard, and everyone was delighted with the variety on offer. Astonishingly there was almost nothing left. Cocktails and some very glamorous outfits  gave a real sparkle to the event. See photos on our Website.

Thank goodness the WI arranges regular walking activities to help with the calorie levels. Our regular walking groups continue on regular basis and numbers for these events have increased with the recent good weather. Other sporting matters: This year’s sports week will happen in September, with fencing, horse riding, cycling and croquet on the schedule already. Accounts and information on the website

Of course, with the new Village Walk map development there is likely to be a serious increase in interest. The map group are well underway with the redesign of the Walking Map. This has spawned two new groups, A History Group and a Map Embroidery Group, and we hope eventually to invite none WI members to contribute to these as they develop, Watch this space and see more detail on our website. Anyone interested in The History group, please phone Ros on 01263-761702 if you would like to come to future meetings. Recently members enjoyed outings to Fairhaven to look at the wild life and Brancaster to a Textile exhibition. Regular outings are planned for the future, an evening River Trip on the Broads, Grimes Graves archaeological site in Thetford, and to the Gardens at East Ruston.

At our July meeting Chris Brown will give a talk, “The Case for The Defence”, and the competition will be for an interesting legal document. A full calendar of activities can be found on the new website, via our facebook page. We ask for patience as we are still developing the site.


President:  Clare Wilson - 01263 761350.  Sec: Yvonne Moore 768358.





Clerk reporting on the Annual Parish Meeting held at The Horse Shoes Inn on 24 May 2017. The following are Minuted items:

Chairman’s Report: Wedding Venue, Planning Applications, Thwaite Common, Councillors – update, venue for Parish Council Meetings and

Open Forum: ‘In Touch’ magazine, Naming Ponds on Thwaite Common, Cattle Grids, Website upgrading and Local Footpaths.




Clerk to the Council: Kirsty Cotgrove, Bodgers Field, Norwich Road, Briston, NR24 2BB Telephone: 01263 587755 / 07754 885750                                        Email: ingworthclerk@yahoo.co.uk

Minutes of the Meeting of Ingworth Parish Council

held on Thursday 11th  May 2017, at 7:58pm, in the Reading Room, Ingworth.

Present: A Gibbons (Chair), Peter Riseborough, G Chambers, A Houghton, N Smith (NNDC Councillor)

K Cotgrove (Clerk).


  1. A Gibbons was proposed as chair and G Chambers was proposed as vice chair.
  2. Apologies for absence – B Northey (sabbatical), B Nicholson (illness).
  3. There were no declaration of interest.
  4. The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 9th February 2017 were agreed and signed as a true record.
  5. There were no matters arising from the previous meeting.
  6. A retrospective application for the siting of a storage container on Green Lane, Ingworth was discussed.

N Smith left the meeting at 8:20pm

  1. Payments and receipts were approved, and cheques signed. The 2016/17 Annual Return and Governance statement was approved and signed.
  2. The grass cutting contract was discussed, and due to complaints received about the quality of the cut, it was agreed not to sign, and obtain 3 quotes to include grass collection and removal.
  3. Financial Regulations, Annual Review of the Effectiveness of Internal Control & Annual Review of the Effectiveness of Internal Audit were approved and signed.
  4. The Clerk had previously conducted a Risk Assessment on the Reading Room wooden toilet, which was displayed on the noticeboard, and distributed to Councillors. Despite investigations, there is nothing to say that the Parish Council own the structure, and a parishioner has indicated that the Social Committee put it up, but they have since disbanded. As it is on National Trust land, it was agreed that the Clerk will contact Andrew Dawson to invite them to remove it, as it is dangerous and vermin have been seen going in and out.
  5. Parking problems continue in the village, and there have been further reported incidents of dangerous and inconsiderate parking on the corner of Cromer Road. A log is continuing to be kept, and parishioners are invited to contact the Clerk to report any incidences.
  6. Items for the next meeting – grass cutting contracts & Continuing Councillor vacancy for co- option.
  7. Date of next meeting- Thursday 20th  July 2017, 7pm.

Keeping in Touch

Faithful volunteers distribute 875 copies of Keeping in Touch around the benefice each month.

On average the printing costs each month are £210

If anyone wishes to make a donation to help the magazine continue, please make cheques payable to ‘Keeping in Touch’ and give them to Anne Bettany (treasurer) at Greenacre, The Green, Aldborough.



Diary Dates for 2017


Erpingham Church Fete,Rectory garden 2pm                                                  1st   July

Pet Service, Erpingham Rectory 10am                                                           2nd  July

Past & Present, Helen Storer & Balck Boys ph                                                8th July

Aldborough Flower Show, Community Centre                                                 15th July

Hog Roast, Aldborough                                                                                 16th July

Summer Dance Aldborough Church Room 7.30                                               22nd July

Matlaske Fete                                                                                              29th July

Erpingham and Calthorpe WI Garage Sale    10am-12pm                                   30th July

Exhibition of Art & Flowers Alby church                                                            12th August

Songs of Praise followed by cream teas, Alby church                                       13th August

Erpingham Village Walking Map WI Event                                                        2nd September

MS Charity Day at Mannington Hall                                                                  3rd September

Yard Sale, Aldborough                                                                                     10th September

‘Wolterton Extravagant Day’ for Hospice Ethiopia, Wolterton Hall                        16th September

TROSH 1pm                                                                                                   17th September

Aldborough Church Harvest Supper, Church Room 7.30                                      23rd September

Rural Run                                                                                                       24th September

Quiz and Supper, Aldborough Community Centre                                                29th September

Festival of Crafts, Erpingham                                                                           28th October



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 August edition by 14th July  to the Editor:

Linda Howard cicely@danielbrian.co.uk 01263 833323

Donations and enquiries about donations should be sent to the Treasurer: Anne Bettany brianne@uwclub.net 01263 768681

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