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Contents A Welcome from the Mayor Diary of Annual Events Council Information Cromerâ€™s History
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum Primary Education
Health and Welfare Cromer Town Map
The Arts in Cromer
Places of Worship
Clubs and Societies
Directory of Advertisers
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As part of the commemoration of the First World War Armistice, the service in the parish church included a shower of poppies.
Welcome to Cromer May I welcome you all whether you are a local or visiting the area.
If you want to relax, then the beach, parks and gardens are all in the vicinity of the town, whilst we have some great walks for those wanting more challenging activities. A wide range of shops are there to serve you, and there are plenty of independent coffee shops, cafes and restaurants to satisfy your taste buds.
The Cromer crab is famous throughout the world, feeding off the chalk bed which is approximately 200 metres offshore. You can watch the delicacy being offloaded from the crab boats on the East beach during the day (though this depends on the tides) and they are available to buy from various fishermen's shops around town. Paddling, surfing, rock pooling and crab catching are great family activities with safety on our Blue flag beaches and seas looked after by the RNLI crews and lifeguards (during the season) and also HM Coastguard. The Henry Blogg museum tells the story of the most decorated and courageous coxswain in the RNLI, whilst the Cromer museum behind the church informs you of the history of the town and the story of the West Runton mammoth.
If sports are more to your liking, we have the Royal Cromer Golf club, the grass and hard courts as well as squash at Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, watching cricket at the Overstrand Road ground,
and football (at present) at Cabbell Park on Mill Road.
Pitch n Putt, Putting & Adventure Golf and Bowls are on offer at Runton Road and bowls also at Suffield park on Station Road.
Our last remaining end of the pier show and cinema offer indoor entertainment as well as local pubs with live music. Train and bus connections and local taxis can transport you to other locations or activities throughout North Norfolk.
The Deep History Coast project tells the story via an app and AR of when Mammoths walked what is now the North Sea.
During the summer we have two weeks of children's activities and a week of our famous carnival festivities organised by Cromer VEO, New Year's Day fireworks from the pier and the Crab and Lobster Festival in May. All of these are organised by groups of dedicated volunteers. Cromer has a full year of activities and these can be found at thisiscromer.co.uk.
I hope you find this Town Guide of interest and a useful source of information.
If you are visiting any of our attractions please remember to use #lovecromer in any social media posts. Richard Leeds
Mayor of Cromer
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Diary of Cromerâ€™s Annual Events
January 1st - Fireworks on the Pier
August - Cromer Carnival
May - The Crab & Lobster Festival &
November - Firework Display
May - Folk on the Pier Art Trail
May - Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios
June - Cromer Pier Summer Show Opens July/August - Soapbox Derby July/August - Lifeboat Day
October - COAST Arts Festival
November/December - Christmas Lights Switch-On December - Boxing Day Dip in the Sea
For more information contact Cromer & North Norfolk Tourist Information Centre on 01263 512497
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Council Information Cromer Town Council North Lodge
Norfolk, NR27 0AH
Clerk to the council: Julie Chance PSLCC, email@example.com
Deputy Clerk: Janet Warner PSLCC AICCM, firstname.lastname@example.org
North Norfolk District Council Council Offices
Holt Road Cromer
Norfolk, NR27 9EN
Opening times: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8.30am-5pm, Wednesday - 10am-5pm, Friday - 8.30am-4.30pm Tel: 01263 513811
Responsibilities include benefits, council tax collections, environment and waste, housing, planning & design, street cleaning and leisure facilities amongst others.
Tel: 01263 512254
Norfolk County Council
Office Hours: 10am-1pm - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
It is best to telephone or email to make an appointment before visiting the offices as the Clerk and Deputy Clerk are often in meetings. Responsibilities include: cemeteries, streetlights, benches, bus shelters, town signs, licences for marriage, baby naming amongst others.
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A view from the west cliffs in the 1880s. Fishing boats work from the beach, the western prom has not been built and the last of the jetties is still in place.
At the time of King William's Domesday records,
1086, there is no mention of the town of Cromer.
Instead, we read of Shipden, a town that now lies
beneath the sea. In medieval times we read of
Cromer, alias Shipden. The natural break in the cliffs
now known as the Gangway was the centre of the
town, with fishermen and merchants plying their
trade from the beach below, and sheep farmers
keeping their flocks on the hills behind the town.
In 1285 the king granted Cromer a Friday market
and a yearly fair of eight days. By the 15th century
the town was sufficiently prosperous for the large
church of St Peter and St Paul to be built, replacing
Shipden's lost church of St Peter. In 1565 Cromer is
listed as a landing place with a pier, with 117
householders. The merchants traded far afield, and
Cromer vessels crossed the North Sea, sailed to the
Baltic and even to Iceland and Greenland.
The trading vessels of Cromer continued to land on
its open beach until almost the end of the 19th
century, when the railways offered a more efficient
means of transport. Undoubtedly sea trade declined
over the centuries, with the general decline in the
importance of the county of Norfolk as a centre for
the wool industry. Fishing continued to be a
mainstay of the town, with cod, mackerel and other
longshore catches providing a year round return,
before the move to the crab and lobster
specialisation of today. Tourism began to be of more
importance from the beginning of the 19th century,
and it is from that period that the first written guide
to Cromer dates.
West Cliff: In 2019 the Friends of Cromer Museum were able to purchase a rare stereo photo - though we can't show it in stereo here - taken by Daniel Savin in the 1860s. The bystanders look down towards the jetty which once stood on the seafront. Don't go to lean on the railings!
The end of the Napoleonic wars provided the
opportunity for this influx of visitors. The members of
the Gurney family of Earlham Hall were amongst the
earliest visitors of this sort to the town. The mixture
of sea views and bathing, the woods and walks
behind the town and the activity on the beach
brought those with leisure time and the time to draw
and paint to Cromer, including a number of artists of
the Norwich school.
The coming of the railways and the accompanying
publicity started by the travel writer and theatre critic
Clement Scott - who coined the name Poppyland for
the area - led to a further rush of visitors in the final
decade of the 19th century. Many of those visiting
the town chose to stay, contributing to local
prosperity and building substantial houses. Others
took the opportunity to develop businesses based
on the holiday trade.
The great hotels, few of which remain, date from
this time. 12 |
With the decline of the town after the medieval
period, the church itself had fallen into a
considerable state of disrepair. The Reformation and
the time of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth had
also contributed to the deterioration of many church
buildings. The church windows had largely been
bricked up and the chancel demolished. The
Reverend Thomas Gill had resorted to the use of
gunpowder for this purpose in 1681. The restoration
of the church was undertaken in the reign of Queen
Victoria, this work was substantially completed for
the beginning of the 20th century.
Cromer also became known because of its lifeboat
station. Today the offshore lifeboat station is at the
end of the pier, whilst the inshore lifeboat operates
from the beach. In the 19th century, almost every
coastal town or village in Norfolk had its lifeboat.
In the 1920s motor lifeboats began to take over
from the pulling and sailing boats. The building of
the pierhead station at Cromer meant that the
lifeboat could launch in almost any weather, and
Cromer took over responsibility for much of the
coastline to the east, and in particular for the
Haisboro' Sands. The work of Coxswain Henry Blogg
and his crew became known nationally, and has
been continued by his successors led by Henry
'Shrimp' Davies, Richard Davies, Billy Davies and
today's Coxswain, John Davies.
Cromer remains a very popular spot for visitors. Of
course it is not possible to guarantee the sunshine
and warmth of overseas destinations, but the
summer can offer open beaches, country walks,
safe sea bathing and a variety of interesting places
to visit. A sunny weekend winter morning will see
hundreds of people take the walk out on the pier
and a number of other events are held throughout
photographic exhibition. The Museum owns the
largest collection of the negatives taken by this
remarkable north Norfolk - and London-
photographer. An exhibition at the Castle Museum
proved enormously popular over the winter months
and much of it has now transferred to Cromer.
Working in the first half of the twentieth century, she
photographed kings, queens and government
ministers whilst in London - and fishermen and local
residents in Sheringham and in Cromer.
In November 2018 three new plaques were added in
the town, to recall men who had served in the forces
in the First World War. In 2019 another three will be
added, including a plaque for the lady lighthouse
keepers of the 19th century and for suffragette
the year. The Boxing Day swim and the New Year's
Day fireworks now bring thousands to the seafront in
the coldest of weather! Folk on the Pier, usually the
second weekend of May and the Crab and Lobster
festival on the third weekend of May are now well
established attractions. The half term weekend in
October is the time for the COAST arts festival.
The major works on the seafront have all been
completed, though the storm of January 2017 did
cause some damage - and removed a large number
of wooden beach huts again. However, repairs were
quickly done and the promenade made ready for the
spring and summer season. In fact January 2017
proved quite adventurous, with the New Year's Day
fireworks having to be postponed from the 1st to the
8th - but the town was as packed as ever for a
At Cromer Museum, you can enjoy the Olive Edis
Major Michael Abbs of the Royal Anglian Regiment recalls the sacrifice of the two Hastings brothers at the Second Battle of Gaza
Emily Dickinson who worked in Cromer as a
governess. The third plaque will recognise the work
of Cromer historian and geologist Alfred Savin, who
collected many fossils from the local beaches,
including those he contributed to the Natural History
Museum in London.
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Cromer Museum Cromer Museum offers you the chance to step
The exhibition features her portraits of both the
imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the end
their families. The display also tells the story of
inside this cosy Victorian fisherman’s cottage and
of the 19th century.
Browse in the Old Cromer Gallery with its huge
archive of historic photographs and illustrations of the town. Discover Cromer’s history as a Victorian
seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandalous mixed bathing.
Visit the Geology Gallery and see an amazing
collection of fossils – all found in Norfolk. Enjoy fascinating displays revealing why Cromer is
renowned as a geological area of international importance. Find out about the famous West
Runton elephant, Britain’s oldest and most
complete elephant fossil and see some of its actual bones.
“Fishermen and Kings: The Photography of Olive
Edis”, is a display of work by the ground- breaking 20th century photographer Olive Edis.
rich and famous as well as local fishermen and Edis’ role as the first official female war
photographer and her trip to Europe to photograph women serving during the First World War.
Summer Opening Times (Mar – Oct)
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon – 4pm
Admission: Adult £4.10, Concession £3.90,
Young Person (4-16) £3.50, Family + 2 adults £14.45
Family + 1 adult £10.85, Twilight ticket £1.50
Tel: 01263 513543
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Browneâ€™s Tea Room
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Davies' Fish Shop, Cromer
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The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum is a lively,
interactive museum with a great deal to discover. Dress up as a lifeboat crew member, signal in
Morse code, learn the story of Monte, listen to
recordings of crew members and create your own ‘medal’ as you explore over 100 years of lifeboat history.
Henry Blogg, the RNLI’s most decorated crew member, became known as the ‘greatest
From April-September, the museum is open
He joined the Cromer
October, November, February and March, opening
the age of 18 and
Please contact the museum to find out about our
lifeboatman of all time’.
lifeboat crew in 1894 at
Tuesday-Sunday, from 10.00am-5.00pm. In
times are Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm.
retired at the age of 71,
events and activities, book group visits and school
openings – www.rnli.org.uk/HenryBlogg ,
after 53 years of
During this time he
helped save 873 lives, braving savage storms,
winds and waves to snatch men and women from
workshops or to confirm Bank Holiday Monday
e-mail Blogg_Museum@rnli.org.uk or telephone
danger. The lifeboat, HF Bailey, in which Henry served as Coxswain, is the centrepiece of the
gallery displays and it was in this boat that Henry and his crew carried out some of the most dramatic rescues of World War II.
Admission to the museum is free.
Primary Education Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School
...Our classrooms are a place of joy... and lessons are
a buzz of excitement - Ofsted 2015.
Suffield Park Infant and Nursery School is a
community school for children between the ages of four and seven. We share a campus with Cromer
Junior School and Cromer Academy. Nichola Stewart
has been the head teacher since March 2017 and our school has been consistently rated as ‘good’ by
The school has a purpose built Nursery which takes
babies from eight weeks old to four years and at this
point the children transfer over to the main school
which admits children in the September preceding
their fourth birthday. The Nursery offers five sessions of differing times to suit the needs of our parents,
including two three hour sessions, which also includes
day care. The Nursery is divided into three rooms for each different age group; staff have a wealth of
experience and are well qualified.
In the main school we have three form entry which
Parents are welcome in our school at all times and
often offer help in many ways. We are keen to develop and establish links within the local community and
welcome individuals or groups which will enhance our
children’s learning experiences.
If you would like to visit contact the school on 01263
513296 or email email@example.com
Cromer Junior School
Cromer Junior School is a medium sized school for
children aged seven to eleven from in and around
Cromer. We are currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with
Outstanding Behaviour and Safety. Whil de Neve has
been Headteacher since 2013. The school usually has
two classes in each year group. Many of our children
start Year 3 after Suffield Park Infant and Nursery
School and most of our Year 6 children transfer to
We are fortunate to have a modern building that is
very well equipped as a modern learning environment. The outside area has exciting play areas to keep
children busy outside of the classroom. We teach a
means we have nine classrooms, a library and a
broad curriculum, enhanced by frequent visitors and
speech and language difficulties. The SRB supports
Specialist Resource Base) is extremely successful in
specialist resource base (SRB) for children who have children within the mainstream community. All
teaching areas make the most of new technologies
which enhances teaching and learning.
The school is set in beautiful grounds with an area for
Forest schools, adventure playground and gym trail.
There is a football pitch, large school field and shaded areas on our playground.
visits. Our ASD Base (Autistic Spectrum Disorder
providing a top quality experience for children that join
us from a wide catchment area.
We are always very keen to explore opportunities for linking with organisations or individuals within the
local community. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office 01263
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Secondary Education Cromer Academy
Cromer Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the local community. We believe all our students are 'exceptional, without exception' â€“ making it our
goal to unlock their potential, wherever it may lie.
The school is committed to the total development of its students, with equal emphasis on high
academic standards, equipping students with the broader skills to succeed outside of school, and
encouraging them to take part in a wide variety of
Cromer Academy isÂ rated as Good overall by
Ofsted, with Outstanding grades for personal
development, behaviour, and welfare; and for
leadership and management. We are continually
seeking to develop this through a commitment to high-quality teaching and learning, and giving
students experiences that raise their aspirations and self-belief. The staff at Cromer Academy are
highly talented and completely dedicated to their students, seen in the advances in student
We believe that to ensure individual students thrive academically, all in the school community must
have high aspirations. They should also be given
the opportunity to develop as individuals and have their successes celebrated at every level.
Students at Cromer Academy take part in many community-based activities. These
includeÂ community service, supporting charity
events, and organising events with local primary
schools. Parents, carers, and members of the local
attainment at the school in the last few years.
Cromer Academy headteacher Antony Little,
community are encouraged to come into the school
students, and staff are always interested in finding
ensuring that the local community is invested in the
would like to know more about the school or just
outstanding work done by our students.
please contact the school office.
throughout the academic year, which is vital in
school and gives an opportunity to showcase the
ways to engage with the local community. If you
want to come in and see what has changed then
An Inspirational Place to Study Paston College has a strong history of high
achievement which sees our students progress to
outstanding destinations. We offer expert teaching, guidance and support to help ensure you achieve your aspirations.
Following its merger with City College Norwich in
December 2017, Paston College has continued to
build on its success and now offers a variety of new courses for young people and adults to provide more choice than ever before. A Levels
We offer 27 A Level courses with a wide range of
subject choices in areas including Art & Fashion,
Business, Drama, English & Humanities, French, Maths, Media & Science.
Our specialist teaching staff ensure students do consistently well on their A Levels with courses
offering excellent progression to university,
Career Focused Vocational Courses
A perfect hands-on alternative to A Levels. These courses allow you to focus on one subject and
develop the practical skills needed for your future career.
Courses are available at Level 3 (equivalent to A
Levels), Level 2 and Level 1 in subjects including Art & Design, Business, Computing, Creative Media, Health & Social Care, Performing & Production Arts and Sport.
Part-time Leisure Courses for Adults
Explore a hobby, hone a skill, find a passion. We offer a wide range of part time adult courses for
you to learn something new, develop your skills or just have fun.
From September 2019, Paston College will be
employment and apprenticeships.
offering a new provision for students who have
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Around 25% of those who apply to university are
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Learning opportunities at Paston College, contact
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Health and Welfare
Mill Road, Cromer
Cromer Group Practice Mill Road, Cromer Tel: 01263 517777
Cromer Group Practice Enquiries, visits, emergencies & appointments: 01263 513148
NHS 111 Service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. For immediate life-threatening emergencies continue to call 999.
Corner House Dental Practice
24 Norwich Road, Cromer Tel: 01263 512390 www.cornerhousedp.co.uk Enslin Ltd Dental Surgery
17-19 West Street, Cromer Tel: 01263 515229
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The Arts in Cromer
Antiques Roadshow courtesy of Paul Damen
Beautiful Cromer, with its big skies, sweeping
same month the town’s Crab and Lobster Festival
immortalised in paintings and photographs.
anniversary of the Cromer Carnival in 2019,
beach and impressive pier, has long been
Providing inspiration to many, Cromer is also home
to a range of art galleries and artists themselves
and these provide many opportunities to view an
eclectic mix of art in the town. Each May, many of
these artists take place in the annual Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event allowing the public into their studios to see how they work. In the
holds a very popular art trail. To celebrate the 50th renowned local artist Samuel has painted a picture to be used on the brochure cover, as seen below. Music and theatre also play a big part in Cromer life with the town’s grade II-listed pier providing
home to the Pavilion Theatre which offers a wide
range of concerts and productions throughout the
year, including the famous End of the Pier Show.
Folk on the Pier, held in May, is a fantastic
celebration of folk music and is always wellattended.
Cromer has hit the headlines many times - the Alan
Partridge film Alpha Papa was filmed extensively on the pier and the pier itself was the focus of the
BBC’s Christmas 2018 trailer. The Antiques
Roadshow also filmed in the town in 2018 with episodes still being shown.
Cromer's All Weather Lifeboat 'Lester' and Inshore Lifeboat 'George and Muriel' on exercise for lifeboat Day 2018. Lifeboat Day is a Sunday at the end of July or beginning of August, depending on the tides.
There are two lifeboats stationed at Cromer.
The ALB (all-weather lifeboat) is at the end of the
pier and is launched down the slipway; it covers up to 100 miles out to sea and along the coast to the
flank stations at Great Yarmouth and Wells. The
ILB (inshore lifeboat) is kept in the renovated 1902
boathouse at the bottom of the Gangway. The ILB
covers inshore services for swimmers and small
boat sailors up to its flank stations at Sheringham
The Cromer lifeboats have a long and distinguished service, with the names Henry Blogg, Henry
'Shrimp' Davies and Richard Davies standing out as long serving coxswains and Lewis 'Tuna' Harrison
and Dr Paul Barclay amongst those we remember
with pride for their years of service afloat and
The lifeboat station at the end of the pier can be
visited most of the year. It is normally manned from 10am to 4pm from Easter through to October,
although it is often open at additional times.
Groups wishing to visit should contact the Lifeboat
Visitors Officer by emailing
The shop at the pier lifeboat station offers a wide
range of presents, including many of specific local interest. The station website at
email@example.com has a wealth of other
information about the station.
Folk on the Pier May 2019
RNLI Lifeguards Keeping watch Through the summer season RNLI Lifeguard station operate to cover Cromerâ€™s east and west beaches. Theyâ€™re always happy to give safe swimming advice.
The north Norfolk coast is a beautiful place to visit in the summertime, its numerous beaches being
one of the main attractions. RNLI lifeguards patrol on six beaches in the area during the summer
months, keeping them safe for locals and tourist
kayaking, stay between the black and white flags.
Red Flag: If this flag is raised at the lifeguard hut or on the beach it means NO SWIMMING. It is unsafe to enter the water if the red flag is flying.
alike. Cromer east beach is patrolled by RNLI
Orange Windsock: This means that there are
west beach is patrolled from early July until early
safe to use inflatables. Do not take inflatables into
lifeguards from mid-May to mid-September. Cromer September. During these periods beaches are
strong winds blowing out to sea, and that it is not the water if the windsock is flying.
patrolled between 10am and 6pm, seven days
If you are going swimming or surfing in the sea this
If you are planning a day out at the seaside, it is
you should find yourself in trouble or out of depth,
important to remember to always swim at a
lifeguarded beach. The lifeguards will operate a flag system to keep all water users safe:
Red and Yellow flags: These flags will be raised to indicate the safest area to swim. Make sure you
summer, make sure you always go with a friend. If raise your hand in the air, shout for help and wait for a lifeguard to come to your assistance. If you
have a bodyboard, surfboard or inflatable, do not let go of it as it is keeping you afloat.
When you get to the beach, go and speak to the
always stay in between the red and yellow flags
lifeguards and ask them about the tides, weather
lifeguards can see you.
They are very friendly and are happy to help!
when swimming or bodyboarding, where the
Black and White Flags: The black and white flags
indicate the zone for surf craft. If you are surfing or
forecast and the best times for you to swim safely. Emergency only calls for lifeboat assistance should
be made by dialling 999 and asking for 'Coastguard'.
Places of Worship Cromer Church
We are a group of people who have discovered the good news and transforming power of Jesus and seek to share that with others, to see lives transformed with Jesus Christ. Cromer Church is in the Church of England Diocese of Norwich. We meet regularly in our three buildings. Services are held in the Parish Church in the town centre and at St Martin's in Mill Road. Many of our regular activities take place at the Parish Hall opposite Boots
On Sundays we usually meet at the following times:
9.00am COMMUNION | Quieter and more traditional
10.45am MORNING SERVICE | All-Age and contemporary with groups for 0-16s
7.00pm EVENING SERVICE | Relaxed and informal
10.30am MORNING SERVICE | Smaller and more intimate We also have a regular communion service at 10am in the Parish Church on Wednesdays.
We currently have a particular focus on Families, Children and Youth, however, we run a variety of groups for people of all ages and backgrounds including Parent and Toddler Groups, Gospel Choir, Alpha courses, Mother’s Union, regular Adult Socials and a group for Vulnerable Adults to name a few. We have a church coffee shop running throughout the week.
For all enquiries please contact:
The Church Office, Cromer Parish Hall, 65 Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9HH T 01263 512000 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.cromer-church.org.uk | Twitter @cromerchurch
Cromer Methodist Church
A warm welcome awaits you at the Methodist Church, Holt Road.
Minister: Rev. Sharon Willimott (01692 218657) We offer:
Sunday Service: 10.45am
Lunch after Morning Service (First Sunday of the month: 12.15pm) Community Matters Cafe (Monday and Thursday:10.30am-1pm)
Messy Church for all the family (Third Saturday of the month: 10.30am-12.30pm)
Women’s Fellowship (Tuesday: 2.30pm) Foodbank (Thursday, 1.30pm): www.cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk
Community Store (Clothing and Household Items): Call Reverend Sharon Willimott on 01692 218657 Bible Study (Friday, 10am)
We are ‘all people’ friendly with level access and a loop system in both church and cafe.
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Places of Worship The Catholic Parish of Sheringham and Cromer
The Catholic Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Sheringham and Cromer, has services at Our Lady of Refuge, on the Overstrand Road, Cromer (next to the golf club) and at St Joseph's on Cromer Road, Sheringham. Further details can be found online at www.ourladyandstjoseph.info. The parish email address is email@example.com and the Parish Priest can be contacted on 01263 822036.
Weekend masses are on Saturday (anticipated) and 6pm at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer and on Sunday at 9am at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer and 11am at St Joseph's, Sheringham. When possible, a Mass is said at St. Andrew's (C of E), Holt on Thursday at 9,30am. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is on Saturday at 9.30am to 10am at St Joseph's, Sheringham and on Saturday at 5-5.30pm at Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer.
Cromer Baptist Church
You will find that we now meet in a different building! We’re found on the main road in East Runton, at the far end of the village. We are still the same sort of evangelical Church, worshipping God and serving the Lord Jesus. Whoever you are, you will be welcomed. Information on our website. Services and Activities:
Sunday Mornings: 10.30; Afternoon Service: 5.00 pm.
Tuesdays: Bible study and Prayer: 7.00 pm.
Thursdays (alternately): Women’s Bible Study: 10.30
The Church of God in Cromer
The Church of God in Cromer, at the Chesterfield Hall, Cabbell Road is a Bible-based evangelical church, one of a worldwide Fellowship of churches.
Our services, to which everyone is welcome, are:
Sunday 10.15: The Remembrance of the Lord Jesus (Communion). Non-members are warmly welcomed to observe, but do not take Communion.
Sunday apart from the first Sunday in the month: 11.30 Refreshments, followed by Family Service at 11.50, with Sunday Club for children at the same time – a good starting point for visitors.
First Sunday in the month: Neighbourhood Tea at 5.15 Everyone is welcome to this free tea. This is preceded by a Bible study every month except June.
Wednesday: 8.00 Prayer and Bible teaching.
Third Thursday in the month: 2.30 ‘Chatterbox’ informal club for over-50s (although there is no real age limit!) Quiz, tea and short talk.
Monday evenings 7.00 approximately every other month: Cooked meal, followed by quiz. Please phone John Bowler on 01362 681977 for dates when this is arranged. Why not get together a quiz team and join us?
For more details, see our website at www.churchofgodincromer.info or the central website www.churchesofgod.info. For local contact phone the church Secretary Peter Hickling on 01263 515186 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Oasis Friendship Group: 2.30
Pastor: Jon Davies, 01263 576524
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Clubs, Societies and Associations Health and Welfare
British Red Cross: 01603 426361 / 01603
253403 (Equipment loans only)
Macmillan Cancer Support North Norfolk (Diane Evans): 01263 823889
Parkinsons Disease Society (Rev. Arthur Windridge): 01263 515138
Clubs and Societies
Aylsham Chess Club (covering Cromer) David Owen: 01263 731327
Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band (Jane Bussey): 01263 821013
Cromer Community and Hospital Friends (Mike Ayden): 01263 502365
Cromer Flower Club (Hazel Bright): 01263 513408
Cromer and Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society (Amanda Howell): 01603 738356
Cromer Orchestra (Norman Moor): 01263 511600
Cromer VEO Ltd (Tony Shipp): 01263 512591 Cromer WI (Judy Roberts): 01263 511372
Friends of Cromer Museum (Audrey Smith): email@example.com
North Norfolk Model Engineering Club (Gordon Ford): 01263 512350
Royal British Legion (Hilary Cox MBE): 01263 513820
Royal British Legion Cromer Womenâ€™s Section
(Pamela Angus): 01263 510195
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Richard Leeds): 07767 492456
Sheringham and Cromer 41 Club (Anthony Marett): 01692 406818
Sheringham and Cromer Round Table:
Sheringham and Cromer Tangent Club (Laura
Girling): 01263 514985
Cromer Society (William Bestelink): 01263 514045
St Johns Ambulance Adults & Cadets Unit (Richard
Cromer Twinning Association (Chairperson - Jilly
Slimming World (Jane Keil): 07437 672231
/ 07909 690073
Boocock: 01263 512728, Secretary - Angela
Wrighton: 01263 577646
Earl): 01692 407069
Take a Break Baby & Toddler Group (Joyce
Richardson): 01263 512589
Royal Cromer Golf Club
Clubs, Societies and Associations Private Members Clubs
Cromer Country Club: 0800 358 6991 Cromer Social Club: 01263 512542
Cromer Cricket Club (Richard Cox): 07939 327871 Cromer Football Club (Jenna Bedwell): 07984 284869
Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Association (Carol Wright): 01263 513741
Cromer Marrams Bowls Club (Edna Bunkle): 01263 511155
Cromer Sports Centre: 01263 515669
Elderberries Sports & Social Club (Badminton Sheila Saunders: 01263 761142) (Short Mat Bowling - Rose Puttock: 01263 649390)
North Norfolk Beach Runners (Vicky Last):
Royal Cromer Golf Club: 01263 512884 Suffield Park Bowls Club (John Filby): 01263 514555
Cromer Air Cadets: 01263 515452
1st Cromer Sea Scouts & Explorers (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers). All groups for boys and girls. See www.scouts.org.uk/get-involved
Cromer Rainbows, Brownies & Guides: Please register your interest at
Cromer Youth Football Club (Katie Wade): 07788 243574
www.thisiscromer.co.uk from Cromer Chamber of
Trade includes business and â€˜eventsâ€™ listings. You
can also read this information by using the Cromer
App on your Apple or Android phone. The
North Norfolk Table Tennis League (Chris Pooley):
North Norfolk Tae Kwon Do Academy (Samantha
Parfitt): 01263 711824
Northrepps Clay Shooting Club: 01263 511120
Roller Skating (Cromer Sports Hall): 01263 515669
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