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The monthly magazine for the Benefice of Poringland September 2016

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Who’s Who & Contact Information


Regular Events

10 - 13

Local News & Events


Stef Redi - paralympic athlete


“I didn’t know I was lost!”

30 -55

Local Advertisers



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Editorial contact.magazine Advertising Andy Driver 01508 494641 Collation Janet Smith 01508 492096 Copying Denise Knight 12 St Marys Road, Framingham Earl 01508 492924 Distribution Graham Smith 01508 492096

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Dear Friends Do you use Social Media? I was introduced to FaceBook by my son when he first went to university. It enabled him to keep me up to date and was a lovely and positive experience while he was away from home. Later, FaceBook became a huge blessing and source of comfort to me as a vast number of colleagues used it when my first husband died and I was away from work – it enabled them to send their messages of support and comfort to me but without it being intrusive as I could dip in and out as and when I wanted. I now use it to keep in touch with the many families we have involved with the church Edward Bear Club for pre-schoolers (see details on page 8).


These are all positive examples of how Social Media can be a huge benefit. However, there is also a worrying trend whereby Social Media causes separation from the world of real human interaction. It can just be far too easy to sit in front of the screen and ‘chat’ or ‘tweet’ and not feel the need to meet with people and talk face to face.

All advertising queries should be directed to Andy Driver, telephone 01508 494641 or email Please ensure that your name and contact number are included in case queries arise. Adverts should be supplied as hi-res (300dpi) PDFs, Jpegs or Tiffs in black & white only. We can design adverts for you free of charge. Any logos or images for inclusion should be supplied as hi-res (300dpi) PDFs, Jpegs or Tiffs in black & white. We recommend avoiding detailed photographs as they don’t reproduce well.

Some people appear to live out their lives on social media posting every little detail of trivia of what they are getting up to, spending vast amounts of precious time interacting with a screen, posting endless photographs and presenting an image of themselves that they want others to see.

Many thanks, Contact Magazine Editorial Team (Andy Driver & Jon Mullender)

United Christian Broadcasts produced an article in their Bible reading notes last month

which is very topical and I would like to quote from it: ‘Real relationships aren’t built by posting updates, or tweeting and re-tweeting the most thought-provoking quotes. It takes more time than that. The greatest social networking involves meeting someone’s needs in a way that never would’ve happened without a one-on-one connection. That’s what Jesus did. Most of His public ministry was spent pouring Himself into twelve men who, in turn, went out in His name and poured themselves into others. The Bible says, ‘Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.’ The psalmist spelled out how many people today feel deep down: ‘No one is concerned for me … no one cares’ (Psalm 142:4). If you want to meet people’s needs, you have to get ‘up close and personal’. That’s what Jesus did, and He’s your example.’ Whilst this technology opens up huge opportunities it can also produce a laziness whereby the click of a button can seem all that is needed to have made contact with someone. How many of our young people are losing the art of true interaction and conversation which can ultimately lead to social isolation? Social media can be a wonderful blessing and may it be exactly that and enhance that which is already there, not take the place of it.

Every blessing, Rachel Foster


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Who’s Who? Contact Information RECTOR Robert Parsonage (Day off: Tuesday) The Rectory, Rectory Lane, NR14 7SL 01508 492215 ASSISTANT PRIEST Revd Debbie Driver (Day off: Friday) 50 Rectory Lane, NR14 7SL 01508 494641 Website Administrator Andy Driver + Elaine Chapman Prayer Requests Debbie Driver Edward Bear Club Rachel Foster 01508 493225 All Saints Centre Project Tim Bunn (Project Manager) 07795 084950 / 01493 781030 Churches Together 4D Youth Project Emmi Marlow (NYFC) 07717 744630 / 01603 620678


Who’s Who? Contact Information Visiting Team Coordinator Elaine Chapman 01508 494455


Octagon Wives Jean Waters (Leader) 01508 492193

Barry Catchpole Field House, Caistor Lane, Caistor St Edmund 01508 492737

Wednesday Group Nina Fairman (Leader) 01508 493336 Brooke & Poringland Scout Association Nicky Summers (GSL)

Church Wardens

Graham Smith 7 Caistor Lane, Poringland 01508 492096

Organists/Musicians Janet Smith, David Keefe, Rachel Foster, Peter LeFevre, Marion Williams

Associate Wardens

Flower Rota Janet Smith Tel: 01508 492096

Caroline Milton 25 Church Close, Poringland Tel: 01508 493756

Marriage Prep. Course Ken & Caroline Milton 01508 493756

Rachel Foster Elfinsward, 20 Chandler Road, Upper Stoke 01508 493225

Men’s Breakfast Andy Driver 01508 494641

Vice Chair PCC Graham Smith 01508 492096

Ladies’ Evening Claudia Parsonage 01508 492215 Caroline Milton 01508 493756

Secretary PCC Susan McAvoy 01508 493359

Coffee Stop Irene Howard 01508 494621

Home Groups Graham & Janet Smith 01508 492096 Roy & Mavis Glenn 01508 491802 Julian & Rachel Foster 01508 493225

Alpha Course Andy Driver 01508 494641

St Wandregesilius, Bixley Acting Hon PCC Treasurer Robert Parsonage

Electoral Roll Officer Denise Knight 12 St Mary’s Road Tel: 01508 492924

Assistant Secretary Denise Knight 01508 492924

PORINGLAND VILLAGE HALL The hall can be booked 7 days a week between 9am and 11pm for all types of non-commercial bookings, including discos. Seating capacity 100. Self catering equipment available. £9.50 per hour between 9am and 5pm or £45 for 5pm to 11pm. Bookings Enquiries Elaine Chapman 38 St Mary’s Road 01508 494455 Chairman Robert Parsonage 01508 492215

Treasurer Hon PCC Mark Lamb 105 The Sreet, Poringland 01508 493249


Planned Giving Officer Siobhan Korolev 01508 492745



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Who’s Who? Contact Information

Who’s Who? Contact Information




Church Wardens Gwen Spooner 6 Bligh Close,Framingham Earl 01508 493461

Vice Chair PCC Elizabeth Turner 01508 550234

Chairman Mr John Ellis 11 Rectory Lane, Poringland NR14 7ST 01508 493684

Friends of St Andrew’s Mike Lucas 01508 492640

Treasurer Hon PCC Aline Turner Pearle Cottage, Howe 01508 550403

Vice Chair PCC Robbie Brown 01508 494250

Planned Giving Officer Aline Turner 01508 550403

Clerk to the Council Mrs Catherine Moore Poringland Community Centre,Overtons Way, Poringland, NR14 7WB 01508 492182

Treasurer Hon PCC Alison Randall 59 Norwich Rd, Poringland 01508 491737

Electoral Roll Officer Mike Huggins Sewell House, Sewell Rd 01508 55043

Planned Giving Officer Mike Lucas 01508 492640


Electoral Roll Officer Marion Greenwood Holly Lodge, Hall Road 01508 493138 Organists/Musicians Peter Sharp Glebe Farmhouse, Alpington 01508 492235 Flower Rota Pam Masterson 01508 495007


Bookings/Enquiries Rachel McCarthy Tel: 07770 351 794

PORINGLAND WELCOME HOME AND MEMORIAL PLAYINGFIELD Clubroom available for bookings £20 per session Booking Secretary Mrs Catherine Moore 01508 492182

FRAMINGHAM EARL PARISH COUNCIL Chairman Mrs Linda Brook 62 Long Road, Framingham Earl, NR14 7RZ Tel: 01508 494258

PORINGLAND SAND & GRAVEL ALLOTMENT CHARITY Funds are available to clubs and societies comprising Poringland Parishoners. Chairman Mrs Pat Easter 11 Greenacres Drive, NR14 7JG

PORINGLAND FUEL ALLOTMENT CHARITY - Reg Charity No 246265 This charity was formed originally to distribute coal to the poor of Poringland and still makes payments to help with winter fuel costs as well as giving financial help to those in need, hardship or distress.

Clerk to the Council Mrs Yvonne Wonnacott 8 Fitzgerald Road, NR14 7TJ Tel: 01508 494635. Email:

The Trustees are also able to assist with some educational expenses and make grants to local clubs and societies. Grants are restricted to those persons living in and organisations based within the parish of Poringland. Applications for consideration should be made to the Clerk to the Trustees.


Clerk to the Trustees Mrs Lesley Sanders 17 Hadden Close, Poringland NR14 7RN 01508 492155

Funds may be available to help individuals such as students, pensioners, etc; also local clubs and societies,etc. in the Framingham Earl community. All applications will be considered. Please apply in writing in confidence to the Treasurer or contact Linda for further information. Treasurer Mrs Linda Brook Coniscliffe House, 62 Long Road Framingham Earl, Norfolk, NR14 7RZ 01508 494258

Chairman Mr David Hewer 9 Meadow Way, Poringland, NR14 7LZ 01508 492388 / 07802 519360


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Dementia Support XtraTime offers the perfect setting for children from reception, infants and juniors to rest or play after those long days at school. We collect your children from Poringland Primary and also collect from Alpington, Brooke, Rockland St. Mary and Surlingham in our own fully insured vehicle. Outdoor & indoor play, games, computers, art and craft are some of the activities on offer. Open 3pm—6pm Monday to Friday. Call now to arrange your booking.

Find us on Facebook @TimeChildCare

Holiday club provides morning/ afternoon or full days during school holidays on a Tuesday & Thursday offering a variation of planned fun activities to keep your children busy during the school holidays.

Playtime Pre-school offers a fun, stimulating and healthy childcare environment for children aged 2 to 5 years using the EYFS curriculum where playing and learning gives your child the perfect start before school.

Children from 3 to 11 years old are welcome.

Morning/afternoon or full days available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Sessions run from 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm starting from £11 per session.

Childcare vouchers accepted. Call today to arrange a visit or book your child in for a free taster.

Call now for more information and to arrange your booking.

Time Childcare is the parent charity of the above groups. We are a community led organisation. All our staff are DBS checked. Contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.

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The first hour will be shared between the carers and those they care for and volunteer helpers. In the second hour the carers meet, in a separate room, to discuss all the subjects relevant to their situation. During this time the volunteers will ensure that those needing care are catered for. Tea and coffee, at 50p/ cup, will be available throughout the period, as will complimentary biscuits. All dementia suffers and their carers are welcome. This is an amazingly helpful group, particularly for the carers.

Fun, Games, Bible Stories, Craft We meet at 9.30am, the second Sunday of each month and then move into the Octagon until approx. 11am Sunday Club Co-ordinator Mavis Glenn Tel: 01508 491802

please contact Ann Raines on 493661 or Dave Gudgeon on 492938.



10am - 12noon PORINGLAND VILLAGE HALL Please pop in for:


is a The Edward Bear Club meets every story. Monday 10am–12pm (term time) at on hand from the charity, Poringland VillageBreast Hall. It Feeding is for pre-Network, for any who school children and their parents/carers. re toys and activities.

Monthly Sunday Club for children aged 5-8

‘THE MEETING PLACE’ COFFEE STOP If anyone is interested in volunteering 07587154725 / 01508 492947 Registered Charity 1161477

Poringland Edward Bear Club

Welcome to All Saints’

The Dementia Support Group at St. George’s Hall, Upper Stoke Holy Cross, meets every second Monday of the month from 10am until 12noon.


The second Monday of the month is a


All other Mondays there are toys and activities. The Edward Bear club is free of charge though donations towards refreshments are always welcome.

Janet Smith: 01508 492096

Please pop in for a drink, some cake and a chat with people and groups from the local community.

music group based roundrefreshments a Bible story. are Rachel Foster: 01508 493225 arge though donations towards

Coffee, tea, squash, cake, biscuits and newspapers available

 Like us on Facebook ‘Edward Bear’

A drink, some cake & a chat

with people and groups from the local community.


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Poringland and District WEA Autumn Term 2016

Local News

From the Registers FUNERALS

All Saints, Poringland 25 July Keith John WRIGHT aged 72 27 July Maureen Ann EVERSON aged 81 St Faiths Crematorium 4 Aug Gladys Alice Anne GOUGH-COTTERILL

aged 100

WEDDINGS St Andrews, Framingham Earl 9 July Dominic James KAY & Charlotte Grace MOORE

BAPTISMS All Saints, Poringland 24 July Reggie John TALFORD

Poringland Fuel Allotment Financial help is available Do you need financial help with your winter fuel bills or perhaps you are a student needing support with your further education costs? Do you have other kinds of financial hardship needing short term help? A charity exists to help Poringland residents in these kinds of difficulties. To find out if you are eligible for a cash grant, all you have to do is fill in a simple form which will be treated in strict confidence. For further information contact the Clerk to the Trustees, Mrs Lesley Sanders, by post at 17 Hadden Close, NR14 7RN, by phone on 01508 492155 or email to

“Cinema and History Part 1” given by Brian Statham

Perceptions of the past are influenced by films of variable accuracy. The course will explore how film studios have mined European history’s rich seam of characters and events from before Homer to WW2 The first session is free - come along and see if you like it!

App downloads now account for around one in five Church House Publishing products. Apps like Reflections and Lectionary have moved from being novelties to being ‘normal’ for users. They allow instant, fuss-free access to resources for prayer and Bible study worship, wherever you are. The typical time spent on Daily Prayer is six minutes forty-two seconds. That is five times longer than the average for an app. Details of the full range of CUP apps are at:

Starting Thursday 15th September 2016 at 10.30am at Poringland Community Centre, Overton’s Way, NR14 7WB

Poringland Library

The course comprises 9 sessions of one and a half hours each, plus a short break for tea/ coffee and biscuits

CROCHET CLUB Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm All levels of experience welcome.

Cost is £47.25 for the course – free to those on certain means tested benefits

KNIT& KNATTER Every Monday 2pm-4pm All levels of experience welcome.

No tests or exams! For further information please phone Jane Walker on 01508 494381 or Sue Krey on 01508 492930 Do come along and join us!

CofE apps grow in popularity Church House Publishing has marked a new milestone in its Church of England apps programme, with over 200,000 firsttime downloads. Many of those who download the apps are using them routinely as part of their prayer life. Use of the Daily Prayer app – shortlisted for App of the Year at the Premier Digital Awards – was up 300% in May 2016, with 12,500 monthly users – enough to fill St Paul’s Cathedral five times over.

QUILTERS These are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday 2.30pm-3.30pm & the 1st & 3rd Thursday 6pm-7pm of the month.

Poringland Wednesday Group


It seems a long time since we met together in the Octagon. July and August have passed very swiftly but the Wednesday Group has not been idle. We enjoyed our annual tea afternoon in Nina's garden; the weather was kind, the company good and we were waited on with china cups and saucers, delicious scones and cakes in the manner to which we have definitely become accustomed. That of course does not mean that we take it all for granted, on behalf of the members, thank you Nina and your team for all the hard work involved; I know your day started very early in the morning in order to give the members a very pleasant afternoon and this is much appreciated by us all. Our efforts raised over £100 for funds. July 12th.saw many of us on the coach to Cromer--we had a very enjoyable day, everywhere seemed busy which added to the holiday atmosphere. Lunch was a very friendly affair and the pier show excellent entertainment without a spare seat in sight, again our thanks to Nina for making all the arrangements.

BOOK GROUPS These are held on the SECOND Tuesday 2.30pm-3.30pm & the SECOND Thursday 6pm-7pm of the month. There are no junior book clubs at present but if you would be interested in setting one up then please call the library on 01508 494891. We have lots of jigsaw puzzles to borrow and a few games in store too. If anyone would be interested in setting up a scrabble club etc please call the library on 01508 494891. SMOKEFREE NORFOLK ADVICE & SUPPORT SESSION Smoke free Norfolk will be holding a clinic in Poringland library every Thursday afternoon. Please call 0800 0854 113 for more information and to book an appointment.

Image © Mark Seton

Our meeting on Sept.7th starts at 7.30pm. Glyn Charnock will be giving tips on the cleaning of carpets and talking of Myths and Legends. Looking forward to October, we have a fashion show from EWM, this will be an afternoon meeting at 2pm. Our meetings are held in the Octagon the first Wednesday in the month--all are welcome just come along. Connie H.


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Events Calendar SEPTEMBER



Autumn Bible Conference The Way of the Spirit (see page 26)

Loddon Flower Club Annual General Meeting

Buena Vista Social Club Film Night (see page 10 for more info)



The Nook Appeal Mannington Hall & Gardens Open Day (see page 16)

Brooke & District Gardening Club Garden bugs: Cohabit, conserve or control? 7.30pm Brooke Village Hall Contact: 01508 558410



Loddon Flower Club Jacquie Aldous – “That’s entertainment – Act 2” 7pm for 7.30pm Hobart High School, Loddon

The Nook Appeal Tours of Kirstead Hall (see page 16)





Community Cinema Florence Foster Jenkins

18 Club Cascade (over 50s) R Warnes - Antartica 2 - 4pm Alpington & Yelverton Village Hall Contact: Eileen Minns on 01508 494894 or Pat Barter on 01508 493570


Wednesday Group Glynn Charnock (see page 11)

The Nook Appeal American Hoedown Dance (see page 16)




Community Cinema Eddie the Eagle (see page 16)

Lowestoft Half Marathon Sign up at



Sponsored Bike Ride Norfolk Churches Trust (see page 23)

Diabetes Open Evening Old Mill & Millgates Medical Practice (see page 20)

Poringland WEA Cinema & History Part 1 (see page for 16)

Loddon Flower Club ‘Tints, Tones and Textures’ with Pat Barton 7pm for 7.30pm Hobart High School, Loddon

All Saints Church Poringland


Brooke & District Gardening Club Autumn Show and AGM 7.30pm Brooke Village Hall Contact: 01508 558410



Community Cinema Money Monster

15 Club Cascade (over 50s) AGE UK 2 - 4pm Alpington & Yelverton Village Hall Contact: Eileen Minns on 01508 494894 or Pat Barter on 01508 493570

Do you want to find out more about the Christian faith? Then why not come to an Alpha Course? Starting in October the course lasts 13 weeks and includes a break over Christmas. The course meets in people’s homes and includes a light meal. Depending on numbers (and people’s preferences) we will run one evening Alpha course, and/or one daytime course. If you would like to find out more please contact us: Email: Telephone: Rev’d Robert - 01508 492215 Daytime Alpha: Andy & Debbie Driver - 01508 494641 Evening Alpha: Rachel & Julian Foster - 01508 493225



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Age UK Can you help provide a lifeline to older people in Norfolk?

Poringland Community Cinema at Poringland Community Centre

Friday 9th September

Age UK Norfolk’s Telephone Befriending volunteers love nothing more than brightening someone’s day, whether it’s by having a friendly chat, completing a fun quiz or simply laughing together about something funny that has happened during the week. Enjoying a regular call and chat on the telephone helps to break the feeling of loneliness and brightens the week.

Image © Neill Kumar

Tickets £5 (includes free tea or coffee) From Poringland Budgens or on the door Doors open 6.45pm, film starts 7.30pm

For some people, growing older can bring about social isolation, anxiety, frailty and loss of independence.


Friday 2nd September FILM NIGHT Doors open 7pm, Film starts at 7.45pm Annual Subscription £10, or one night membership £5 Come along and join For more information contact Maureen on 01508 494358 or Carol on 01508 492630

Do you know that many benefits for older people remain unclaimed each year as they are too daunted by the forms to apply? You could support an older person to complete their forms, and help boost their income so that they can afford the care and support they need. Loneliness can have a devastating impact on the lives of older people and it’s on the rise - which is why we’re urging new volunteers to commit to just one call a week, a call that can make all the difference to a lonely older person.

EDDIE THE EAGLE (PG) The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Olymics. Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello


Age UK Norfolk is the first and most trusted port of call for so many older people and their families. We work hard to engage with older people and respond to their needs; our support services reach out to those who need help and enable them to enjoy later life. But the vital link in this chain of life is often the volunteer – people from all walks of life, and of all ages, who feel they can make a difference. Volunteers are the lifeblood and backbone of Age UK Norfolk. The success and efficiency of our services are dependent upon the people who generously donate their time, experience and compassion, and we currently are in urgent need of new volunteers to be able to continue supporting older people living in Norfolk! Do you have experience of form filling and do you have a couple of hours a week free to spare?

We also have opportunities helping older people keep up with their paperwork from banks, building societies, landlords etc, which can become too much to cope with. At any one time, Age UK Norfolk is providing ongoing support to over 250 older people, with the help of their volunteers. We are looking for people with a basic experience of handling household finances who could spare time to help older people to stay independent. These are examples of just a few of the roles available. We have a wide range of roles in established services, and depending on your talents and interests, there is bound to be an opportunity where you can share your knowledge, learn new skills, make new friends and have fun! No experience is necessary and we provide full training. There are really no barriers to becoming a volunteer and volunteering for Age UK Norfolk is a great way to make a real difference to the lives of older people across Norfolk. To learn more please call 01603 785 234 or check out the website www.ageuknorfolk. to find out more about volunteer roles available.


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The nook Friends Group continued throughout the summer with its fund raising efforts. Some of our group members helped on the EACH stall at The Old Buckenham Air Show on the 30th and 31st of July and it was good to meet several local people who visited the stall. Future events planned for the autumn include: Sunday 4th September: Several of our group members are helping at the Mannington Hall and Gardens Open Day all proceeds for The nook appeal. Stalls and games for all the family as well as tours of the hall and an auction of donated art. Sunday 25th September: Tours of Kirstead Hall, the restoration workshop and the dovecote followed by afternoon tea in the walled garden and viewing of memorabilia. Saturday 1st October: American Hoedown Dance at Framingham Earl High School – organised after repeated requests to hold another dance after the successful one held last year.

Are you interested in finding out more about The nook Appeal? If so please come along to an open meeting being held on Wednesday 21st September 7pm at The Nightingale Centre. With grateful thanks to Gwen Nightingale who provides this venue and the refreshments free of charge. Our group has now raised over ÂŁ25,000 from our local community since march last year. Please continue to: 1. Support the fundraising events 2. Put loose change in your home collection box and 3. Donate prizes for raffles and tombolas. THANK YOU



Stef Reid – Christian paralympic athlete on her way to Rio Stef Reid is a paralympic athlete. She does long-jump and also sprints. In the 2008 Paralympics she won a bronze medal in the 200 metres and in 2012, a silver medal in the long jump. She has broken the world record for long-jump in the F44 (below the knee amputees) class several times. She had a life-changing accident in her teens as she describes: “I was in a boating accident when I was 16. The propellers caught me across my lower back. The water around me was blood red. I thought I had been cut in half. The next issue was that we were three hours away from a half-decent hospital.

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Loddon WEA Autumn Term 2016 The last series of talks organised by the WEA Loddon branch were on ‘Reasons and Beliefs’ and, in the Spring of this year, ‘Gardens through the Ages’. Passing from ideas about philosophy and religion to a literally down-to-earth subject like gardening provides a good illustration of the range of interests that WEA talks can cover. This Autumn, the talks, to be given by Brian Statham, will be about women of influence in the 15th and 16th centuries, including such figures as Elizabeth I, Lucretia Borgia, Diane de Poitiers, and many more.

“I survived but unfortunately the leg was so mangled that it had to be amputated. So I was really thankful to be alive. But with my love for sport, I was absolutely devastated. The stuff that you love to do, you are told that you cannot do it any more. “I don’t come from a Christian family but my parents sent me to a Christian school. We had Bible classes. I had a very good head knowledge of the Bible but it wasn’t a major part of my life. Everything changed when I was in the accident. I remember lying in the ambulance. I was scared because I knew in my heart that I wasn’t going to heaven. I did not know God. I had never asked Him what His plan was for my life. I remember praying for a second chance. It was a complete miracle that I survived the accident. I know that God had a hand in that.

From now on, a series of talks will consist either of 9 talks of 1½ hours or of 7 talks of 2 hours each. This Autumn, there will be seven 2-hour talks on Mondays in the Jubilee Hall Clubroom, starting at 1.45 and finishing at 3.45. The first talk will be on Monday October 3rd. There will be a half-term break on October 24th and the series will end on November 21st.

“I also know that by me not dying, I still had a purpose here. There is a reason for me to be here and it completely changed my perspective. It changed me as a person and I committed my life to Him in the ambulance. Now, I look at things from the perspective of hope. I have always got hope. I think that is the biggest difference”.

The fee for the series will be £49 (with fee remissions for those in receipt of certain State benefits), but if you are undecided you may come to the first talk free of charge and pay only if you decide to continue. There is ample free parking at the Jubilee Hall and there is wheelchair access from the playingfield side.

In September 2016 Stef will represent Britain in the Paralympics in Rio.

Everyone is welcome. No prior knowledge is needed.



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Welcome to the September 2016 Crossword Page

Open Evening Old Mill & Millgates Medical Practice Patient Participation Group Tuesday 4th October 2016 7.30pm at The Nightingale Centre, The Street, Framingham Earl, Norwich, NR14 7QY

Do you have Diabetes 1 or 2 or have you been diagnosed as Pre-Diabetes and would like more information on the condition then this evening is designed to help. The Speakers are all Diabetes Specialists who will explain and advise on all aspects of the condition and the medical implications that it can cause if not treated. Speakers include: A Diabetes specialist Nurse NNUH Diabetes Dietician Diabetes Podiatrist NNUH Q & A Followed by suitable refreshments If you are interested or would like more information please contact: Jeanette Armstrong , Secretary, Patient Participation Group You do not have to be a patient of the practice all are welcome to attend

The Bible version used in our crossword is the NIV. The solution is printed next month ACROSS 8 Where the ark of the covenant was for 20 years (1 Samuel 7:1) (7,6) 9 One of the parts of the body on which blood and oil were put in the ritual cleansing from infectious skin diseases (Leviticus 14:14–17) (3) 10 Uncomfortable (3,2,4) 11 ‘Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have — ’ (Malachi 1:3) (5) 13 Where Paul said farewell to the elders of the church in Ephesus (Acts 20:17) (7) 16 ‘Jesus bent down and — to write on the ground’ (John 8:6) (7) 19 Prophet from Moresheth (Jeremiah 26:18) (5) 22 Comes between Exodus and Numbers (9) 24 and 2 Down ‘Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the Lord under — the — ’ (1 Samuel 2:11) (3,6) 25 There was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7) (4,3,6) Answers to August 2016 Crossword DOWN ACROSS: 1, John. 3, And James. 8, Near. 9, 1 Rough drawing (2 Kings 16:10) (6) Omission. 11, Theocratic. 14, Asleep. 15, 2 See 24 Across By-path. 17, Stalingrad. 20, Backbone. 21, 3 Underground literature (including Baca. 22, Whose eye. 23, Seth. Christian books) circulated in the Soviet DOWN: 1, Jonathan. 2, Heavenly. 4, No Union (8) meat. 5, Justifying. 6, Maid. 7, Sins. 10, 4 Lo, mash (anag.) (6) Acceptable. 12, Marriage. 13, Shadrach. 16, 5 The Bible’s shortest verse: ‘Jesus — ’ Plenty. 18, A bow. 19, ECHO. (John 11:35) (4) 6 ‘Can a mother forget the baby at her — and have no compassion on the child she has borne?’ (Isaiah 49:15) (6) 7 Can be seen in a dying fire (Psalm 102:3) (6) 12 ‘Send me, therefore, a man... experienced in the — of engraving’ (2 Chronicles 2:7) (3) 14 Second city of Cyprus (8) 15 United Nations Association (1,1,1) 16 One of the women who first heard that Jesus had risen from the dead (Mark 16:1) (6) 17 Braved (anag.) (6) 18 — of Evangelism, outreach initiative in the 1990s (6) 20 ‘Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and — in their own sight’ (Is 5:21) (6) 21 ‘Neither — nor depth... is able to separate us from the love of God’ (Rom 8:39) (6) 23 What Jesus shed in 5 Down (4)


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All Saints’ & St Andrew’s Duty Rota for the month of September 2016




September 11th 18th



October 2nd


Siobhan Korolev Philemon 1:1 – 21 (Or Jeremiah 18:1 – 11)

Elaine Chapman 1 Timothy 1:12 – 17 (Or Jeremiah 4:11–12, 22 – 28)

Dinah Copping 1 Timothy 2:1 – 7 (Or Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1)


Andrey Korolev Luke 14:25 – 33

David Keefe Luke 15:1 – 10

Caroline Milton Luke 16:1 – 13

Roy Glenn Luke 16:19 – End

Linda Buck Luke 17:5 - 10


Caroline Milton

Elaine Chapman

Rachel & Julian Foster

Andy Driver

Philippa Sims


Caroline Milton

Janet Smith


Dianne Rivers George Rivers

Dinah Copping


Jane Goodyear

Nell Harvey

Nell Harvey




Val Bowen Glynette Dixon

Irene Howard Ann Thompson

Mavis Glenn Roy Glenn

Richard Manning Elaine Chapman

Susan McAvoy Julian Foster


Andy Driver Ken Milton Connie Hilbery

Irene Howard Denise Knight

Mavis Glenn Roy Glenn Andy Driver




Lynnette Gidding

Irene Howard 1 Timothy 2 Timothy 1: 1 – 4 6:6 – 19 (Or Habakkuk (Or Jeremiah 1:1 – 4, 2:1 – 4) 32:1 – 3a,6 -15)

Elaine Chapman Family Service George McAvoy Susan McAvoy

Annie Catchpole Claudia Parsonage Elaine Evans Heather Keefe Susan McAvoy Siobhan Korolev

September 11th 18th

Annie Catchpole

Barry Catchpole



Mavis Glenn Gordon Barnes Julian Foster

October 2nd


Pam Masterson

Pam Masterson

Pam Masterson

Pam Masterson

Jenny Lucas


Ann Cooper Joan Porter

Ann Cooper Joan Porter

Ann Cooper Joan Porter

Ann Cooper Joan Porter

Stella Larson







Is social media taking over your child’s life? When did your children last spend a couple of hours simply alone, daydreaming, without any social media to hand? When did they last spend even a day simply playing with other youngsters in the same room?

Terry Waite, the former Beirut hostage and C of E envoy, is concerned that social media has crowded out any chance for stillness, for inner reflection, and is instead reshaping the way young people interact with each other. Face-to-face encounter and simple conversations are no longer a priority.



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FRAMINGHAM EARL METHODIST CHURCH Minister: The Rev’d Matthew Olanrewaju M.A. – Tel: 01603 504722

SERVICES for SEPTEMBER 2016 (all at 10.45 am unless shown otherwise)


Holy Communion with our Minister


Susanna Harvey


David Ingham – Harvest Festival


The Rev’d David East

Provision is made for CHILDREN and all attending our services are assured of a very warm welcome and invited to stay for COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP afterwards. The TRAIDCRAFT STALL is now open on the second Sunday each month. If you feel you would like to know more about our services or activities before attending, Bill or Hazel Allen would be pleased to help you - please ring 493154.

WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES FOR SEPTEMBER Thursday 1st at 7.30 pm at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church, Norwich. Welcome and Commissioning Service for the Rev’d Debbie Caulk. Monday COFFEE STOP held alternately at our church and Albion House, Poringland This month we shall be at Albion House on 5th and 19th WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP – 21st at 2.30 pm Annual Planning Meeting with Fellowship, Tea and Cake INSIGHT Housegroup for Bible Study and discussion with our Minister Date to be arranged.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15th ALPINGTON SCHOOL HALL 7.00pm for 7.30pm What is the Filling Station: It is a new informal way of expressing the Christian faith. Using local mid-week monthly celebration meetings in unusual venues, we find that the local church is strengthened and helped in may ways. The Filling Station is not a new church denomination, rather, a group of Christians who are celebrating their faith in God in an informal and authentic fashion. Please come along to the local meeting on September 15th, the session starts at 7pm with drinks and cakes, followed by a time of worship, testimonies/talks and prayer for those that want it. The Filling Station evenings will be held every Third Thursday in the month, with the exception of August and December. The Filling Station is not solely for Christians, ALL are Welcomed. For more details please contact Alwyn Evans on 07760770797


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The Way of the Spirit

Parish church of Our Lady of the Annunciation Upgate, Poringland, NR14 7SH

As I write this at the start of July I am looking back on an incredibly wet month. On a number of occasions I have driven home from work along the B1113 when it has been more like driving down a river than a road. On a positive note we are in no danger of having a hosepipe ban this year. I have just attended the Victims and Intimidators conference and can thoroughly recommend putting time aside to spend at one of our modules or conferences . Seven of us attended the full conference but at each session between 6 and 12 other people joined us. One of the things we looked at was what it means to be a victim and how, even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, we can ensure that we stand firm in our faith and do not allow ourselves to have a victim mentality. Details of the modules and conferences to be run in the autumn term will be available in due course. AUTUMN BIBLE CONFERENCE Wednesday 21 September 3pm to Saturday 24 September 1 pm at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre This is our annual conference where people come from all over the UK and beyond to spend time together looking at God’s word. The theme of this year’s conference is the book of REVELATION – far from being just a map for the future (it’s really not that at all) the vision seems to have been written down to encourage the first century persecuted church. Come and hear what Jesus is saying to his church today. Saturday 3 December - put this date in your diary. We are holding a Christmas quiz evening at the village hall. It will be a really fun evening and we would love you to be there. For more details contact 01508 495346


Priest-in-Charge: Fr Pádraig Hawkins Parish Contact Number: 01508 492589 Parish Contact E-Mail:

‘I didn’t know I was lost!’

Parish Address: The White House 21 Upgate, Poringland Norwich NR14 7SH

“Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep” (Luke 15:6)

Parish Web Site:

Image © Davide Ragusa

Some readers may remember the media report one August, of a young secretary who went missing for some days, through a contrick perpetrated by a deceiving businessman. Eventually she was found, in a somewhat confused state, at Basingstoke Railway Station. Evidently she had been completely unaware of the TV news – and of the public concern. In her own words, at the resulting press conference, she confessed, “I didn’t know I was lost until I was found!” In this famous fifteenth chapter of Luke, Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost prodigal son, was basically making a single point – the steadfast determination of the eternal Father to do everything possible to find and recover every stray individual – even if they were taken by surprise at His seeking love. Years ago I was leading a hospital ward service one Sunday morning, with a little team around me. It was still politically okay to do so in those days! All I could see of one patient was a newspaper, firmly held up – and a thin spiral of cigarette smoke that drifted up from behind the paper. Yes, back then it was still permitted to smoke in a hospital ward!

Sunday Mass Time: 9am.Weekday Mass Time: 8am.

Two days later I went visiting in the same ward, bed to bed. And there was the patient – a woman in her early thirties.

The rise and rise of ‘posh’ packed lunches

“So you’re the one who was speaking on Sunday morning!” she exclaimed. “I never looked in your direction once; I was determined to hide behind my paper and my cigarette. But I was listening all the time. And every word you said was for me. I want now to follow what you were talking about. How do I get started?”

What do you eat at lunchtime when you are at work?

This is the wonder of God’s ways with us. Jesus Christ is the Shepherd; out on the hills looking, working, seeking for that one sheep that is missing from the safety of God’s fold. And when, by the message of His sacrificial love, that single ‘lost’ one is reclaimed, the angels are aglow with joy. Jesus said so. What happened to the other patients that Sunday morning? Who can tell? But Heaven itself was lit up that day over just one.

The new range of celebrity-inspired on-thego meals has increased by 26 per cent in the last year. That means that overall, an additional seven million of us have created some very posh packed lunches indeed. Plastic tubs are ‘out’; sealable glass jars are ‘in’. Ingredients now include kelp and quinoa, sweet potato crips and almonds. The research was carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, a consumer analyst.

Chances are that your habits are changing, as more of us are opting for healthy ‘posh’ packed lunches instead of buying massproduced supermarket lunches, or taking ‘boring beige’ sandwiches with us to work.

10.00am à 4.00pm Charity Day

3.00 pm

MON 3rd

All Saints Standing Committee

TRINITY 19 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Parish Communion 11.15 am Harvest Service & Communion

SUN 2nd


THU 29

All Saints PCC Meeting

WED 28th 7.30 pm th

St Andrews PCC Meeting

TRINITY 18 9.30 am All-Age Harvest Service

SUN 25th

MON 26th 6.30 pm

TRINITY 17 9.30 am Parish Communion 11.15 am Harvest Service & Communion

Loddon Chapter Meeting Parish Communion Morning Service Deanery Synod Standing Committee

Poringland Fuel Allotment Trust

Wedding: Owen & Harriet

Wedding Rehearsal: Owen & Harriet

SUN 18th

WED 14

MON 12 9.30 am 10.00 am 11.00 am 7.30 pm

TRINITY 16 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Family Communion (including Marriage Blessing) 9.30 am Sunday Club

SUN 11th

7.00 pm

1.30 pm

SAT 10th


5.00 pm

FRI 9th


3.00 pm

MON 5th All Saints Standing Committee

TRINITY 15 8.00am Holy Communion 9.30am Parish Communion

SUN 4th

Field House, Caistor Lane

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland St Mary’s, Howe

Budgens, Poringland


St Andrews, Framingham Earl

All Saints, Poringland

All Saints, Poringland St Andrews, Framingham Earl

Rockland St Mary Albion House Cresta Lodge St Johns, Loddon

Community Centre Poringland


St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland

St Andrews, Framingham Earl

St Andrews, Framingham Earl

25 Church Close, Poringland

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland



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“Patient centred approach to health and well-being”

The Old Bakery Howe Green Norfolk NR15 1HD 01508 558373


WELL HUNG Wallpaper Hanging Specialists • Trustworthy and Friendly • Free Estimates and Competitive Prices • Over 30 years Experience • Fully Insured

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Robert Campbell Decorators

You never know when a good carpet cleaner might be needed - after all, it only takes one careless person!

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01508 494 808 07900 214 646

At TopMark, you can trust us to: a professional service. Clean your home safely and thoroughly, treating your home with the care it deserves. Work hard to make you are happy. Please give us a call on 01508 493474 (we cover the whole of Norfolk) and we’ll be happy to give you a FREE quotation with no obligation.

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Hard Floors

Paint it, Paper it, Love it! Stockists of Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and Paint Library designer paints. Marriott Close, off Heigham St, Norwich NR2 4UX • 01603 628973 @KBDecorating • /KentBlaxill or buy online


Quality & Approved Work Free Estimates Friendly & Helpful Service

Tel: 01508 492183



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9 Norwich Road, Brooke, NR15 1AB

We now sell a range of horse, poultry, dog, wild bird and livestock feeds at very competitive prices! Animal bedding, large bales of shavings also available.


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All breeds catered for Full Dog Grooming Service, including ◆ Nail Trimming ◆ Hand Stripping Pick up and drop off service if required.

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JOYCE PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED The Complete Building & Maintenance Service Extensions, Loft conversions, Garages, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Driveways, Garage conversions, Brickwork, Plastering, Plumbing, Electrical, Painting & Decorating All Major Refurbishment and Structural Work

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NORFOLK PLUMBING (East Anglia) Ltd Domestic Installation & Repairs Emergency calls welcome

Bathrooms & Kitchens • Basins • Toilets • Baths • Showers • Tiling

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Heating Radiators Pumps Powerflush Cylinders

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Repairs Blocked drains Jetting Leaks and more...

Call Alan Cooper • Telephone: 01603 734253 • Mobile: 07950 471139


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Norfolk Appliances EFFICIENT DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS 01508 494639 or 07968 074759

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16 years with the Plug & Socket Phone / Text / Email anytime early morning / evening / weekend calls available Calls arranged around your day, not mine!

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OFFICE 01508 470 574 MOBILE 07885 080 157 “We treat our customers how we expect to be treated” HILLHOUSE, LOW ROAD, LOWER TASBURGH, NORWICH NR15 1AR


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Tuesdays at 9.30am Poringland Community Centre Thursdays 4pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Poringland Primary School

Telephone Hayley on 01508 494186



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for children aged 4+

at Long Stratton High School Saturdays, 9.30am – 2pm

It’s close, fun and friendly!

Call Greg on 07974 735020 or email



Indoor  Swimming  Pool,  Fitness  Centre  and  Tennis  Court   In  Upper  Stoke  Holy  Cross   For  your  health,  fitness  and  leisure     The  indoor  pool  is  lovely  and  warm  at  a  constant  31  degrees   With  fully  private  half  hour  slots   Available  everyday  from  6am  until  10pm     Our  resident  Personal  Trainer  invites  you  to  our  private  gym  to     get  fit  and  healthy  and  to  improve  your  quality  of  life.   Contact  Malcom  Guymer  on  07986  325282     Call  01508  494032  or    07519  507435   For  Details  and  to  book  Pool  and  Tennis  Court   Email:  info@anchorage-­‐   www.anchorage-­‐        

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01508 492267 WAVENEY COAL SUPPLIES Coal and Smokeless Fuel Merchants • Pre-Pack or Bulk • Prompt, Friendly Service • Free Delivery Top Quality Coal at Most Competitive Rates Call Michael Cook on: 07778 650 290 or 01508 518055


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Loddon Mill Well Being Centre

PEST CONTROLCHRIS SERVICE JACOBS CHRIS JACOBS PEST CONTROL PEST Rats,CONTROL mice, moles,wasps, ants, SERVICE SERVICE rabbits, grey squirrels etc. Rats, mice, moles, Rats, mice, moles,

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Mob: 07808 484144

01508 520522

wasps, ants, rabbits, grey squirrels etc.

Tel: 01508 499765 Mob: 07808 484144

wasps, ants, rabbits, grey squirrels etc.

Tel: 01508 499765 Mob: 07808 484144

Michelle Collins

Dip. in Foot Health Practitioning

Foot Health Professional Visiting Practice Tel: 01508 480 441 Mobile: 0775 147 1474


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ALINE TURNER ACA Chartered Accountant Howe, Norwich

Tax Returns, Accounts, Bookkeeping, VAT, Payroll & PAYE Tel: 07785 528069



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Pest Alert Your family and commercial pest control company

Family run business offering free advice and surveys. Free retreats if required.

We cover: Wasps - Flies - Rats Mice - Fleas - Cockroaches Bed-bugs - Pigeon control Building proofing and cleaning

For a personal service, please phone Trevor on 07522 581425



We stock an extensive range of ride on & walk behind mowers, hedge cu�ers, strimmers, chippers, rewood processors, scariers, chainsaws, hand tools, brush cu�ers, leaf blowers & much more.


A wide range of John Deere merchandise including toys, models, clothing & Tractor Ted DVDs & books. Gi� vouchers also available.


A full range on offer to suit any budget, including sparklers, rockets, barrages, wheels & single igni�on cakes.

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Benefice Services & Activities All Saints Church, Poringland 9.30am Family Communion (First, Second and Third Sundays) Second Sunday includes Sunday Club for 5 to 8 year olds 9.30am Family Service and Baptisms (Fourth Sunday) St Andrew’s Parish Church, Yelverton Road, Framingham Earl 8am Parish Communion (First & Second Sundays) 11.15am Parish Communion (Third Sunday) St Andrew’s Parish Church is open to visitors on Saturdays between 10am and 12noon (in winter 10am to 11am) St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Howe The Fourth Sunday Service is either at 11.15am or 4.30pm, please refer to the centre page for the time this month. St Wandregesilius Parish Church, Bixley No services until further notice (building destroyed by fire) Mondays (weekly, during term-time) 10am Edward Bear Club in Poringland Village Hall Wednesdays (monthly) 10am Parish Communion (Second Wednesday), Albion House 11am Morning Service (Second Wednesday), Cresta Lodge Wednesdays (weekly) 10am Coffee Stop, Poringland Village Hall On festivals and some other occasions, often due to local circumstances, different arrangements may be necessary. On fifth Sundays a joint benefice service is held. Please consult Services & Events (in the centrefold) for details. Enquiries for Baptisms, Marriages and Banns should be made to the Rector or the Administrator (see page 3 for contact details).

September 2016 Edition of Contact Magazine for the Benefice of Poringland  
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