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The monthly magazine for the Benefice of Poringland November 2016

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Who’s Who & Contact Information


Regular Events

10 - 13

Local News & Events


Nook Appeal Update


Living with Loss

30 -55

Local Advertisers


CONTACT MAGAZINE 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

CONTACT MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS Articles, events and information for inclusion in the December 2016 edition should be emailed to (preferably as either Microsoft Word [.doc], RTF, or PDF format) no later than 6.00pm on 5th November 2016 with the words “Contact Magazine” in the title. Please note that we cannot accept Microsoft Works or Microsoft Publisher files. Please bear in mind that this is a black and white publication therefore coloured type and photographs will be converted to greyscale and may not reproduce well. If we believe that any supplied adverts will not reproduce well we will do our best to adjust them for best quality based on the constraints of the magazine format. ADVERTISING 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. Many thanks, Contact Magazine Editorial Team (Andy Driver & Jon Mullender)

Dear Friends I have just returned from an appointment at the vets with Tilly, our rather aged Parson Jack Russell. For a number of months she has experienced unexplained hair and weight loss and, following blood tests last month, we were told that she may have a problem with her liver which may possibly be a growth. We have been preparing ourselves for a deterioration in her condition and the ultimate loss of our dear and beloved friend. I was absolutely delighted to find that her weight has remained steady since her last check and, other than being rather thin at the moment, she is generally looking very well. We had decided that as long as she continues to eat, sleep, enjoy her walks and keep wagging her tail, we would just continue to monitor her and make sure that she was enjoying a good quality of life. In fact, I was so surprised and delighted at the outcome of today’s appointment, I burst into tears. How precious are our pets. We always take Tilly to church with us when we are on holiday and she is always received with kindness and often a number of biscuits at each church we have visited with her. At Aldeburgh parish church this summer we happened upon their annual Pet Service. This was very poignant and special

for us as we were then facing the facts of her possible illness. As we were all invited to hold the paw/foot/claw of whatever we had brought with us and also join hands with the other members of our family who were there, we then received the words of a beautiful blessing over our dearly beloved furry and feathered companions. Tilly looked at us so trustingly as those words were spoken and we felt so blessed to have the love and faithfulness of such a special creature. God’s wonderful and beautiful creation is provided for us to bless us, sustain us and remind us of our great God. As I look to enjoy maybe more time with my beloved Tilly that I had hoped for earlier today, I give thanks to my Lord and my God for creating such a wonderful world full of the many and varied creatures and plants and scenery. In the words of the late Louis Armstrong, ‘….and I think to myself – what a wonderful world…’

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 Vacant for the time being

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

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

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

Time to learn, time to play, time together…..

St George’s Dementia Support Group

Welcome to All Saints’

Monthly Sunday Club for children aged 5-8

Providing a comfortable, caring and supportive social setting for people suffering from dementia and their carers.

Fun, Games, Bible Stories, Craft

Meets on second and fourth Mondays of each month (not Bank Holidays) 10am to 12 midday at St George’s Hall, Long Lane, Upper Stoke Holy Cross, NR14 8ND (on-site parking)

We meet at 9.30am, the second Sunday of each month and then move into the Octagon until approx. 11am

For further details call: Ann Raines on 01508 493661 or Dave Gudgeon on 01508 492938

Sunday Club Co-ordinator Mavis Glenn Tel: 01508 491802

‘THE MEETING PLACE’ COFFEE STOP or why not simply drop in to one 07587154725 / 01508 492947 Registered Charity 1161477

Poringland Edward Bear Club

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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.



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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From the Registers FUNERALS

Volunteer School Governor for Framingham Earl High School needed!

All Saints, Poringland 16 Sept Peter William HARVEY

Are you interested in your community and education and have some time to spare?

Local News

aged 93

WEDDINGS St Andrews, Framingham Earl 10 Sept Owen Edward POCOCK & Harriet Anne SHALDERS

St. John Ambulance Stoke Holy Cross Division New meeting times as follows: Tuesdays (term time only) Badgers - 6.15pm to 7.15pm Cadets - 7.00pm to 9pm

If so please get in touch as we have a vacancy for a Governor. Training is free and we are a very friendly and committed group who meet once a month (during term time) at 4pm at school.

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

Poringland Library Christmas with the choir

Sponsored Bike Ride 10th September

Tuesday 6th December 2pm-3pm

Many thanks to all who sponsored us once again for the above event. We are pleased to say that, due to your wonderful generosity, a total of £400 was raised. Half of this money will go to All Saints’ Church and half to the Norfolk Churches Trust.

Come along and listen to carols being sung by the children from Poringland Primary School Choir who will be getting us all in the Christmas spirit.

For more information please contact the Chair of Governors Roger Margand. (

There will be Christmas crafts to buy, all made by our Tuesday Quilters group and all monies raised will go to the local First Responders. And of course there will be mince pies, teas & coffees too!! Everybody welcome

St George’s Dementia Support Group

Poringland Octagon Wives

Providing a comfortable, caring and supportive social setting for people suffering from dementia and their carers.

Our new programme commenced with a flower arranging demonstration by Frances Calver. It was a great start to our meetings and we are very grateful to Frances for a very enjoyable evening.

The St George’s Dementia Support Group: • Offers friendship, emotional support, refreshments and a variety of enjoyable activities to inform, stimulate and entertain, plus occasional subsidised group excursions • Incorporates an optional Carer’s Meeting to provide invaluable sharing of ideas, practical support and advice • Is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and supported entirely by donations, grants and fund-raising activities • Meets on second and fourth Mondays of each month (not Bank Holidays) - 10am to 12 midday at St George’s Hall, Long Lane, Upper Stoke Holy Cross, NR14 8ND (on-site parking)


Poringland Octagon Wives are a small group which meet on the third Wednesday evening of the month in the Octagon of All Saints Church. We have speakers on various subjects, craft evenings and social activities and are always pleased to welcome new members and visitors. Details: Jean 492193 or Ann 493437.

St Andrew’s Sponsered Cycle Ride

For further details call Ann Raines on 01508 493661 or Dave Gudgeon on 01508 492938 or why not simply drop in to one of our meetings?

I would like to say a very big thank you to all who sponsored me on my walk again this year. A total of £586.50 was raised which will be divided between St Andrew’s Church and Norfolk Church’s Trust. Many thanks again

New volunteers are also always welcome!

Gwen Spooner

Graham & Janet Smith

Wednesday Club

At our well attended September meeting we were introduced to the mysteries of cleaning carpets and leathers. Mr. Glyn Charnock talked us through the very best methods to clean and cherish our carpets in an instructive and interesting way and gave some very useful tips to keep them looking as new; one of which was to vacuum both ways, North/South and East/West. I tried this, although a difficult manoeuvre especially with a vacuum that is upright it definitely improved the appearance of the pile. We met on Oct.5th for our first afternoon meeting, we were looking forward to a fashion show given by Edinburgh Woollen Mill and were not disappointed. Many items were on show some of which were displayed by two very brave members; with a charming assistant to help us we enjoyed a fun afternoon, Thank you E.W.M. Our Christmas lunch on to be held in the Railway Tavern. 12pm. for 12.30. cost is £4.50 payable please at the November meetng. For our next meeting 2pm. Mr.Michael Weatherstone will introduce us to the history of Norfolk Village Signs. Friends and new members are very welcome. Just come along to the Octagon, All Saints Church. Connie H.


Events Calendar NOVEMBER

01 Loddon Flower Club All The Good Things with Anne Colby 7pm for 7.30pm Hobart High School, Loddon

04 Buena Vista Social Club Film Night - see page 14



Living with Loss Service 4pm All Saints Church - see page 18

Annual Family Carol Concert 3pm St Andrews Church, Framingham Earl - see page 23

24 Brooke & District Gardening Club Alex Bass on The Wildlife Year at Minsmere. 7.30pm Brooke Village Hall Contact: 01508 558410



Community Cinema Money Monster

01 - 05


Charity Christmas Tree Festival St Peter Mancroft Church

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

02 Buena Vista Social Club Christmas Celebration 7pm Community Centre



Buena Vista Social Club Quiz & Supper Night - see page 14

Christmas with the choir 2 - 3pm Poringland Library - see page 11

19 Not Yet Christmas Train Show See page 15 10am to 4.30pm Poringland Village Hall

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Loddon Flower Club The Spirit of Christmas with Dulcie Lofting 7pm for 7.30pm Hobart High School, Loddon



Charity Christmas Tree Festival

Christingle Celebration 3.30pm All Saints Church


12 An introduction to Art Appreciation Poringland WEA 10.30am Community Centre - see page 17

17 Club Cascade (over 50s) Patsy Rose Singer/guitarist 2 - 4pm Alpington & Yelverton Village Hall Contact: Eileen Minns on 01508 494894 or Pat Barter on 01508 493570

Thursday 1st- Monday 5th December 2016 St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich

Admission: Free This Christmas Tree Festival is to raise funds for ‘It’s On The Ball’ and ‘The Hamlet’ The All Saints Centre Project will be having a tree Please come and see In Partnership with the Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund


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Poringland Community Cinema at Poringland Community Centre

MONEY MONSTER (15) Friday 11th November



High stakes thriller, as a financial TV host and the producer are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor forcefully takes over the studio. Stars: Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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



Friday 2nd December CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION NORWICH COMMUNITY CHOIR Doors open 7pm, starts at 7.45pm Free to members, or one night membership £5. Come along and join For more information contact: Maureen on 01508 494358 or Carol on 01508 492630

Opposite Budgens From Bus Station – Anglian Bus 87/88 From St. Stephens – First Bus 40

SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER - 10 A.M. – 4.30 P.M. Model trains of all sorts and kinds (static and working) in a variety of gauges to suit all tastes from ‘G’ to ‘N’ Refreshments available, Sales Stands and Raffle

ENTRANCE FEE - £3 Accompanied children under 14 - FREE Organised by individuals from the Norfolk Railway Society in aid of ‘The All Saints Centre’ Development Fund


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Poringland and District W.E.A - Learning for Life!

Spring Term 2017 “An Introduction to Art Appreciation” Why is there a need for a new hospice to replace the one at Quidenham? Hydrotherapy pool sessions are a brilliant way of allowing children to experience the freedom of movement that they simply can’t get anywhere else. It also helps with both strengthening and relaxing of muscles - plus it’s good fun! At the present time these hydrotherapy sessions are held in a community pool at Reepham and at the EACH hospice in Milton because there is no pool at Quidenham and no space to install one. Getting the children to these pools involves a long journey for families and it is very staff intensive, but these obstacles have to be overcome because the children benefit so much from the sessions in the pools. The nook hospice will have it’s own hydrotherapy pool and so many more children will have access to this pool. This is just one of many reasons why there is a great and urgent need for The nook to be built. How many children are helped and supported by the staff at the Quidenham hospice? At the present time essential support is being given to more than 300 children and young people, with life threatening conditions,

and their families at the hospice, the family home and in the community. The staff at Quidenham pride themselves on tailoring support to the individual needs of each family member - allowing them to receive care where they feel comfortable and secure. Apart from end of life care the nook hospice will include facilities for day care, respite care, and therapy sessions which give more choice for the families and the increasing numbers of children requiring support. There are many more reasons for needing a new hospice and thanks to your generosity the local nook Friends Group are on target to have raised £30,000 for The nook Appeal since their formation in March last year - a lot of bricks! Please continue to support our fundraising events and by putting your loose change in a home collection box. If you haven’t got a box please contact Judith Sykes (494873) or Roy Grage (495264), and also contact them if you would like any further info. PLEASE DO WATCH OUT FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT BY EACH IN MID NOVEMBER - TWO YEARS ON FROM THE LAUNCH OF THE NOOK APPEAL BY HRH THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE.

given by Fiona Fitzgerald “I like it…I don’t like it.” This course will create a framework for thinking and talking about painting, sculpture, architecture and design. We will see whether the framework works for examining Contemporary Art as well. The first session is free - come along and see if you like it! Starting Thursday 12th January 2017 at 10.30 am At Poringland Community Centre, Overton’s Way, Poringland, NR14 7WB The course comprises 9 sessions of one and a half hours each, plus a short break for tea/coffee and biscuits The cost is £47.25 for the course – free to those on certain means tested benefits No tests or exams! For further information please phone Sue Krey on 01508 492930

Do come along and join us!


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Living with Loss Service 4.00 pm at All Saints Church, Poringland Sunday 20th November 2016


Join us for a special

All are very warmly welcome to this service and especially those who are bereaved or would especially like to hold in loving remembrance a loved one who has passed away. If there is someone in particular whose name you would like read out, please let Elaine (494455), Debbie (494641) or Robert (492215) know as soon as possible. Many thanks. We look forward to seeing you.

We are not meant to be alone Loneliness is bad for your health. Social isolation is known to activate the ‘fight or flight’ stress signal that increases levels of protein fibrinogen, in anticipation of injury and blood loss. But too much of the stuff for too long can lead to raised blood pressure and cause the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries. Now Harvard researchers have measured protein levels against the numbers of a person’s social network, and found a remarkable correlation. As the number of social connections fall, the level of fibrinogen rises. The loss of ten to 12 friends has the same impact on your health as taking up smoking. The study was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal.

Friendship lowers the pain Never underestimate the power of friendship – now it seems that friendships can even help keep pain at bay. A recent study has found that an active social life can actually lead to you having a higher tolerance for physical pain. The study, which appeared in the journal Scientific Reports, investigated the effect of endorphins. As one medical expert

explained: “Endorphins are part of our pain and pleasure circuitry. They’re our bodies’ natural painkillers, and also give us feelings of pleasure… One theory suggests that social interactions trigger positive emotions when endorphin binds to opiod centres in the brain. This gives us that ‘feelgood’ factor that we get from seeing our friends.”

At All Saints’ Church Poringland

The power of fruit Please eat more fruit. Eating a piece each day significantly lowers your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In fact, a recent Oxford University study has concluded that a piece of fruit each day can even have similar effects to taking a statin. Although Oxford researchers do NOT recommend swapping statins for fruit, they do say that increasing fruit in your diet may provide an extra boost if you are at risk of heart problems.

Saturday 24th December 3.30 p.m.

About 17.5 million people are currently eligible for statins in Britain, which means that most men over 60 and most women over 65 are offered the drug. But many stop taking the pills within a year because of muscle pain, weakness and fatigue. The research was published in Science Translational Medicine.

All proceeds to the Children’s Society


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Welcome to the November 2016 Crossword Page The Bible version used in our crossword is the NIV. The solution is printed next month ACROSS 1 In David’s battle with the Arameans, 700 of these were killed (2 Samuel 10:18) (11) 9 ‘No — , impure or greedy person has any inheritance in the kingdom of God’ (Ephesians 5:5) (7) 10 City on the banks of the Nile (5) 11 Stamped addressed envelope (1,1,1) 13 Taverns (4) 16 ‘Be on your guard; stand — in the faith’ (1 Corinthians 16:13) (4) 17 ‘Don’t — people falsely’ (Luke 3:14) (6) 18 and 27 Down Where the magi came from and what guided them (Matthew 2:1–2) (4,4) 20 Ancient Celtic alphabet (4) 21 She married Esau when he was 40 years old (Genesis 26:34) (6) 22 A great-grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:7) (4) 23 Title accorded to certain Roman Catholic clerics (abbrev.) (4) 25 ‘They brought Daniel and threw him into the lions —’ (Dan 6:16) (3) 28 Annie (anag.) (5) Answers to October 2016 Crossword 29 Plead with (Zech 7:2) (7) ACROSS: 1, Deacon. 4, Appear. 7, Wits. 8, Heavenly. 9, 30 Foundation of the new Argument. 13, Mob. 16, Broken-hearted. 17, Ran. 19, Jerusalem (Rev 21:20) (11) Suddenly. 24, Obstacle. 25, John. 26, Enable. 27, Market. DOWN: 1, Dawn. 2, Afternoon. 3, Nehum. 4, Again. 5, DOWN Prey. 6, All to. 10, Users. 11, Ephod. 12, Trace. 13, 2 — being (5) Metalwork. 14, Body. 15, Eber. 18, Alban. 20, Uncle. 21, 3 Uncommon excellence Dream. 22, Stab. 23, Gnat. (Proverbs 20:15) (4) 4 ‘fine — have been poured upon me’ (Psalm 92:10) (4) 5 — Homo (‘Behold the Man’) (4) 6 ‘He has given proof of this to all men by — him from the dead’ (Acts 17:31) (7) 7 ‘Our — is in heaven’ (Philippians 3:20) (11) 8 ‘This is a day you are to — ’ (Exodus 12:14) (11) 12 Assault (Psalm 17:9) (6) 14 ‘Jesus found a young donkey and — upon it’ (John 12:14) (3) 15 Liverpool dialect (6) 19 ‘Remember the — day by keeping it holy’ (Exodus 20:8) (7) 20 German physicist after whom the unit of electrical resistance is named (3) 24 Nazirites were not allowed to eat this part of a grape (Numbers 6:4) (5) 25 ‘You will — three times that you know me’ (Luke 22:34) (4) 26 Evil Roman emperor from AD54 to 68 (4) 27 See 18 Across



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All Saints’ & St Andrew’s Duty Rota

St. Andrew's Church Framingham Earl

for the month of November 2016





Andy Driver 2 Thessalonians 2:1 – 5,13 - 17 (Or Job 19:23 – 27a)


November 13th 20th



December 4th

Remembrance Service

Philippa Sims Colossians 1:11 – 20 (Or Jeremiah 23:1 – 6)

Romans 13:11 - 14 (Or Isaiah 2:1 - 5)

Andrey Korolov Romans 15:4 - 13 (Or Isaiah 11:1 - 10)

Barry Catchpole Luke 20:27 - 38

Remembrance Service

Janet Smith Luke 23:33 – 43

Janet Wilson Matthew 24:36 - 44

Siobhan Korolev Matthew 3:1 – 12


Philippa Sims

Remembrance Service

Elaine Chapman

Caroline Milton

Andy Driver


Rachel Foster

Remembrance Service

Elaine Evans

Benefice Service

Richard Manning


Annie Catchpole Barry Catchpole

Gordon Barnes Julian Foster

Denise Knight Irene Howard

Dianne Rivers George Rivers

Dinah Copping Lynnette Gidding


Karen Pearce

Janet Smith

Janet Smith




Susan McAvoy Julian Foster

Val Bowen Glynette Dixon

Mavis Glenn Roy Glenn

Irene Howard Ann Thompson

Richard Manning Elaine Chapman


Denise Knight Mavis Glenn Roy Glenn

Connie Hilbery Andy Driver Annie Catchpole John Shambrook Heather Keefe Gillian Shambrook


November 13th 20th


Ken Milton Susan McAvoy


Claudia Parsonage

Annual Family Carol Concert with the Framingham Earl Singers on Sunday December 11th at 3.00pm

Collection of toys and tins for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Good old Advent!

December 4th

On the last Sunday in November the Church celebrates Advent. In popular thought this is seen as the start of the Christmas season. Advent Calendars are on sale in the supermarkets. Christmas, our annual festival of excess, is just a few weeks away. Good old Advent!

Helen Whittaker

Helen Whittaker Helen Whittaker

Gwen Spooner

Gwen Spooner

Gwen Spooner

Gwen Spooner

Robbie Brown






Food, clothing and items from toothpaste to soap were collected in many Church of England parishes this autumn to help supply food banks and support homeless and vulnerable people.

You will be most welcome at our

Elaine Evans Siobhan Korolev

Helen Whittaker

Church donations boost food banks and homeless charities



Canon Dr Jill Hopkinson, the Church of England’s National Rural Officer, said Harvest Festival remains popular in both rural and urban areas, with churches and schools active in collecting for local food banks and homeless projects. “Where people would have brought fresh produce in the past, there is probably a greater emphasis now on bringing food that is in tins and packets that can be given to those in need,” she said.

I yield to no one in my enjoyment of Christmas, with all the trimmings, but where Advent is concerned I have to be a bit of a

party-pooper. It’s not the start of the ‘run-up to Christmas’, whatever the shops think. In any case, they’ve been ‘running up’ since September. Advent is a solemn but exciting reminder that Christmas is not the end of the Christian story, but the beginning. The end, with which Advent is concerned, is the ultimate triumph of love and goodness over evil and cruelty. The final loving purpose of God will be achieved. The kingdom of heaven will lie before us, its gates permanently open. ‘Death will be no more, mourning and crying and pain will be no more’. God says, ‘I am making everything new’. ‘Advent’ simply means ‘Coming’. The first Advent was Christmas, the second Advent will be when all that the coming of Jesus promised will be fulfilled. Yes, it’s a bit more complicated than a cattle shed and a manger, but it’s a wonderful prospect. Good old Advent!


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

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


Holy Communion with our Minister

13th Kate Daynes 20th Colin Gillett 27th Worship Leaders 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 NOVEMBER Monday - COFFEE STOP from 10.30 am til noon held alternately at our church and Albion House, Poringland. This month we shall be at Albion House on 14th and 28th WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP – 19th at 2.30 pm Our meeting will be led by Nancy and Alan Banham INSIGHT Housegroup for Bible Study and discussion with our Minister Date to be arranged. For details of the Churches Together 4D Youth Project activities held at our church, please call Emmi on 07717 744630.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17th GREEN PASTURES PLANT CENTRE NR15 1BQ 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 this local meeting, 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



The Way of the Spirit I am writing this article while on holiday in New England, USA touring the area and admiring the beautiful autumn colours. It is truly amazing to look at the varying shades of yellow, orange and red all around you. God must have had fun designing all the wonderful shades and I am sure He enjoys them every year as much as we do. This is a time at Framingham Earl Hall when we look back on what has happened over the summer and what will be happening in the run up to Christmas. We held a very successful Afternoon Tea on the lawn in July which was enjoyed by all, especially the opportunity to tour of the house. In August we ran a four week Bible training school in Uganda. Church pastors from six African countries attended as well as 2 people from India. As always this was an amazing time of studying the word of God, understanding it and learning how to put it into practice. In September the Autumn Bible Conference was held at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre. The theme of the conference was the book of REVELATION. A variety of teachers took those attending through the whole book of revelation, and it really was revelation to all. Everyone taught with life and we received such a view of things from the B-I-G perspective of heaven and earth, the history of everything, and where we might be in it all. One phrase sprang out at all, from chapter 10, where God commissions the end time church to GO PROPHESY AGAIN! In October the first term of the new college year began and students new and old were welcomed back to Framingham Earl Hall. From 2-5 November you are welcome to join the students for a teaching module entitled The Old Testament in Luke - and it’s importance in prophetic ministry today. You

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do not have to attend the whole module but can join us for a session or two. Tickets for the Christmas Quiz with fish and chips evening on Saturday 3 December will be on sale from now onwards. This is sure to be a fun evening and will be held in Poringland Village Hall. For more details contact 01508 495346

Make a good Will gesture to be proud of Nobody likes to think about dying, but it seems that in the UK we are particularly bad about confronting its inevitability. So Will Aid is a charity drive that targets the huge amount of Britons who haven’t yet made a Will. For the month of November, it offers you the chance to make a basic Will with a solicitor – and donate a small sum to charity in exchange for the service. A Will tells your loved ones two very important things in the event of your death: who should have your money, property and possessions; and who will be in charge of following the instructions you leave - your executor. Without this information, the law decides how your estate is passed on – and this may not be in line with your wishes! Since being founded in 1988, Will Aid has enabled legal firms to raise over £17 million for nine of the UK’s favourite charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland). At the same time, the campaign has encouraged and helped thousands of people to write their Will. So if you do not have a Will and think it is time you did, visit www.


Parish church of Our Lady of the Annunciation Upgate, Poringland, NR14 7SH Priest-in-Charge: Fr Pádraig Hawkins Parish Contact Number: 01508 492589 Parish Contact E-Mail: Parish Address: The White House 21 Upgate, Poringland Norwich NR14 7SH Parish Web Site: Sunday Mass Time: 9am.Weekday Mass Time: 8am.

Nehemiah: dealing with discouragement It’s one thing to have vision, but quite another to put it into practice and finish the task. Nehemiah persisted in the job of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. When the wall was half-built, the people started to get discouraged at the size of the task and their commitment began to waver: ‘Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, ‘The strength of the labourers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.’’ (Nehemiah 4:10). It’s often when we are half-way through a project that we can get weary and tempted to give up. It could be DIY at home, a volunteer role in our community, a church responsibility, or a commitment to help a difficult person at work! Like the people of Jerusalem, we can easily lose sight of God’s call upon our lives.

How did Nehemiah deal with the peoples’ discouragement? Primarily, he encouraged them to focus on God not the rubble: ‘Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes’ (4:14). He also set up a rallying point: ‘Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!’ (4:20). They needed to encourage one another during difficult times. When we grow weary and feel like giving up, we too can ‘remember the Lord’ who is ‘great and awesome’. It’s God’s work that we have been called to be a part of, which often involves tasks that stretch our faith and resources. It’s God who will be with us in difficult situations, who ‘will never leave us nor forsake us’ (Hebrews 13:5) and who ‘gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak’ (Isaiah (40:29).

10.00 am 11.00 am 7.15 pm 8.00 am REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

WED 9th THU 10th SAT 12th SUN 13th

SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE ADVENT - CHRIST THE KING 9.30 am Parish Communion All Saints, Poringland 9.30 am Sunday Club Octagon 11.15 am Parish Communion St Andrews, Framingham Earl 4.00 pm Living with Loss All Saints, Poringland ADVENT SUNDAY All-Age Worship Service 9.30 am 11.15 am Family Parish Communion

SUN 20th

SUN 27th

3.00 pm 7.30 pm

MON 5th

All Saints Standing Committee Ladies Evening

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Parish Communion

Model Train Show

SUN 4th


10.00 am

The Rectory, Poringland Poringland Village Hall

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland

All Saints, Poringland St Mary’s, Howe

Poringland Village Hall

Stoke Holy Cross

SAT 19th

Loddon Chapter Meeting

9.30 am

Poringland Community Centre

THU 17th

Poringland Fuel Allotment Meeting

St Andrews, Framingham Earl Village Memorial, Poringland All Saints, Poringland

Poringland Village Hall

Pearle Cottage, Howe

Albion House, Poringland Crest Lodge, Poringland

All Saints, Poringland

7.00 pm

Parish Communion Act of Remembrance Remembrance Day Service

Men’s Breakfast

Howe PCC Meeting

Parish Communion Remembrance Service

Dedication of new War Memorial

Elfinsward, Upper SHX

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland


MON 14th

8.00 am 10.45 am 11.05 am

11.30 am

TUE 8th

All Saints Standing Committee

3.00 pm

MON 7th

Holy Communion Parish Communion

TRINITY 24 8.00 am 9.30 am

SUN 6th



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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).

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