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February 2017

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WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE? 4-7

Who’s Who & Contact Information

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Regular Events

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Local News & Events

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Fleetwood Mac’s masterpiece

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Questions about Christianity

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Local Advertisers

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CONTACT MAGAZINE Editorial contact.magazine @poringland-benefice.org.uk Advertising Andy Driver 01508 494641 advertising.contact @poringland-benefice.org.uk 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 March 2017 edition should be emailed to contact.magazine@poringland-benefice.org.uk (preferably as either Microsoft Word [.doc], RTF, or PDF format) no later than 6.00pm on 5th February 2017 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 advertising.contact@poringland-benefice.org.uk. 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 MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD The other day I was surprised to read that suicide is the biggest cause of death of British men under 50 years of age. I was expecting it to be heart disease or cancer. And yet, on reflection, should I be so surprised? Western, liberal cultures, like ours, seem to be doing their utmost to disregard the truth believed by all Christians that human beings are made in the image of God. Instead, we are constantly fed the “truth” that human beings are no more (or less) than any other animal. There is no doubting the great beauty and variety of the animal kingdom (also made by God, of course), yet the Bible teaches only human beings are created in God’s image. And only human beings have the ability to experience God’s highest and deepest love, not animals. So it seems to me, when it comes to having a right and true value of ourselves, being informed of just how much we are valued and loved by God, is a far healthier position to be in, rather than being told we are nothing more than an animal. With the latter, it is hardly surprising we are unable to cope with life’s traumas and will go on to suffer from mental health issues. The surprise is there aren’t many more with problems! Perhaps, though, others are just more adept at ignoring their deepest concerns, or perhaps they’re just better at covering it up, or they are stronger at living by the laws of the jungle and the survival of the fittest.

Christianity is different from all other religions, in that it doesn’t tell you to summon up all your strength in order to live as you ought, or that it’s ok if you just live the best life you can. It doesn’t appeal to the strong who can pull it all together and draw on their mental, spiritual and physical resources to get them through. Only Jesus says, “I have come for the weak. I have come for those who admit they are weak. I will save them not by what they do, but through what I do.” At the climax of his life, Jesus, by whom and through whom all things were created, didn’t go to his rightful throne as Creator and King of all things, instead, such was his love for us, he went to the cross. He came to this earth, as our substitute, to bear evil, suffering and death. He did this so that if we believe, we can be reconciled to him, so when he comes again, the second time, as the almighty and powerful King, he can end all evil without ending us. The conclusion? It doesn’t matter what traumas you may be currently going through. It doesn’t matter how badly you’ve messed up, or how helpless and despairing you feel; if you repent and come to God through Jesus, not only will God accept you and work in your life, but he delights to work through people like you! He’s been doing it through the whole of human history.

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

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

ALL SAINTS, PORINGLAND

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) bandpscoutgroup@gmail.com

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 villagehall@poringland-benefice.org.uk Chairman Robert Parsonage 01508 492215

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

PORINGLAND PLAYGROUP 07504 812361 www.poringland-playgroup.org.uk

Planned Giving Officer Siobhan Korolev 01508 492745

‘XTRATIME’ AFTERSCHOOL CLUB 07587 154 725 www.xtratime.org.uk


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Who’s Who? Contact Information

Who’s Who? Contact Information

ST ANDREWS, FRAMINGHAM EARL

ST MARY THE VIRGIN, HOWE

PORINGLAND PARISH COUNCIL

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

Vice Chair PCC Elizabeth Turner 01508 550234

Chairman Mr Tim Boucher 4 Saxonfields, Poringland NR14 7JE Tel: 07767 663643

Treasurer Hon PCC Aline Turner Pearle Cottage, Howe 01508 550403

Clerk to the Council Mrs Catherine Moore Poringland Community Centre, Overtons Way, Poringland, NR14 7WB 01508 492182 clerk@poringlandparishcouncil.gov.uk

Friends of St Andrew’s Mike Lucas 01508 492640 Vice Chair PCC Vacant Treasurer Hon PCC Alison Randall 59 Norwich Rd, Poringland 01508 491737 Planned Giving Officer Mike Lucas 01508 492640

Planned Giving Officer Aline Turner 01508 550403 Electoral Roll Officer Mike Huggins Sewell House, Sewell Rd 01508 55043

PORINGLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE

Electoral Roll Officer Marion Greenwood Holly Lodge, Hall Road 01508 493138

Bookings/Enquiries Rachel McCarthy Tel: 07770 351 794

Organists/Musicians Peter Sharp Glebe Farmhouse, Alpington 01508 492235

PORINGLAND WELCOME HOME AND MEMORIAL PLAYINGFIELD

Flower Rota Pam Masterson 01508 495007

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Clubroom available for bookings £5 per hour Booking Secretary Mrs Catherine Moore 01508 492182 clerk@poringlandparishcouncil.gov.uk

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

FRAMINGHAM EARL PARISH COUNCIL

Financial help is available

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

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?

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

FRAMINGHAM EARL FUEL ALLOTMENT TRUST 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

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. 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 Email: dickles17@hotmail.com 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…..

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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 admin@timechildcare.org.uk 07587154725 / 01508 492947 Registered Charity 1161477

Poringland Edward Bear Club

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‘THE MEETING PLACE’ Coffee Stop ALL WELCOME Wednesdays

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ALL WELCOME

The second Monday of the month is a

Contact:

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

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Brooke and District Gardening Club

Local News

From the Registers FUNERALS Waveney Crematorium 9 Dec Reginald John EDMUNDS aged 95 Earlham Crematorium 20 Dec Donald Arthur BENNETT aged 83 St Faiths Crematorium 22 Dec John Charles RICHARDSON

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THANKSGIVING FOR THE BIRTH OF A CHILD All Saints Church 11 Dec Clemency Juliet Poppy CHAMBERS

Poringland Library

FRIENDS OF PORINGLAND LIBRARY INFORMATION MORNING Saturday 4th February 9.30am - 12.30pm We are looking for people who would like to help us to enhance what we can offer the community here in Poringland. If you are interested in being our “friend” then pop along to our information evening - no commitment required at this point. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you’d like more information pop in and talk to staff.

It is hard to imagine a garden full of summer flowers but spring will soon be here and with it the gardening season. There is an interesting programme of events planned for this year, starting with a talk on Breeding and Growing Irises by Mr Dodsworth on Thursday, February 23rd. On Thursday March 23rd Mr Coutts will be aptly giving a talk on Preparing the Garden at Springtime. All meetings are held in Brooke Village Hall, Norwich Road at 7.30 pm. The meetings are varied and interesting so do come along. Visitors are always welcome. Ishbel Lochhead (Secretary) Brooke and District Gardening Club Contact: 01508 558410

Wednesday Group

There was a very good number of members who braved the bitterly cold January afternoon to attend our first meeting of 2017; we were happy to add two new members to our Wednesday Group. There was a little business that needed attention;; Our new programme is now available and subscription for this is £5. It was agreed we should continue with the “Nook Appeal” as our chosen charity for this year.

BIG DVD SALE Saturday 18th February, 9.30am - 12.30pm Large sale of DVD’s ( ex library stock) Come along and grab a bargain! JUST A CUPPA! Every Saturday morning starting Saturday 4th February, 10am - 11.30am. Another weekend already? Don’t fancy sitting indoors all day then come along on a Saturday morning to Poringland Library. Have a coffee/tea, meet new people, do a crossword/suduko or sit and read the paper.

Looking back to December and our Christmas lunch--this was a happy occasion with good food and lively company. I am sure that all members will join me in giving many thanks to Nina and her team, not only in these festive arrangements but in our monthly meetings as well, for the time they spend to keep us entertained.

Age UK Norfolk Do something amazing this year and support an older person in Norfolk

We meet again on Feb.1st. at 2pm. when Mr. Alan Durand will speak on “The Odd Corners of East Anglia”. Connie H

St Andrews’ Carol Service Our family carol service with the Framingham Earl Singers was most enjoyable. The new chairs and heating made the church very comfortable, we even had to turn the heating down - unheard of in St Andrew’s! Thank you to all who provided food, decorated the church, brought gifts for the Salvation Army and of course our special local choir.

Christingle Celebration Many thanks to all who gave so generously at the Christingle Service held on Christmas Eve at All Saints’ Church, and especially to the children who filled their candles with coins and presented them during the service. You helped to raise the sum of £276 which has been sent to the Children’s Society. Janet Smith

Our June outing was discussed - a suggestion was put forward for a visit to Gorleston Theatre, followed by a meal and this was acceptable to all present so enquiries will be made.

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Every year, thousands of older people look to local charity Age UK Norfolk for support. Whether it’s a bit of advice in a time of need, help filling out complicated forms or just a friendly chat when they’re feeling lonely, we are here to help. But we can’t do it alone. Without the help of our dedicated team of volunteers who give up their own time, we couldn’t deliver all the services that we do. This year, following on from campaigns such as Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes, we’re asking if you could pledge some time to help make a change in someone’s life. No experience is necessary, and whatever your talents and interests, there is bound to be a voluntary opportunity where you can share your knowledge, make new friends and make a real difference. All volunteers are offered full training and will get ongoing support and advice from the volunteer management team. To find out more call 01603 785 241 or visit www.ageuknorfolk.org.uk


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Events Calendar FEBRUARY

03 Buena Vista Social Club Film Night - see page 14

04 Poringland Library Friends Information Drop-in Session 9.30am - 12.30pm Poringland Library - see page 11 Norwich Anglican Bible Conference 9.30am - 4pm Holy Trinity Church, Norwich - see page 25

07 Loddon Flower Club Simon White, Chelsea & Hampton Court Shows 7pm for a 7.30 start Hobart High School, Loddon

10 Community Cinema Bridget Jones 7.30pm Community Centre - see page 14

16 The Filling Station 7.30pm Green Pastures Plant Centre - see page 23

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Club Cascade Washday Memories wih Angela Bishop 2pm - 4pm Alpington Village Hall Eileen Minns: 01508 494894 Pat Barter: 01508 493570

The nook Appeal: Old Time Music Hall - see page 16

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Buena Vista Social Club Quiz & Supper Night 7.30pm Community Centre - see page 14

Buena Vista Social Club Film Night - see page 14

07 Loddon Flower Club David Wright -- It’s an Education - COMPETITION 7pm for a 7.30 start Hobart High School, Loddon

08 The nook Friends Group 7pm Nightingale Centre - see page 16

21 Club Cascade 100 years of magic with Roy Davenport 2pm - 4pm Alpington Village Hall Eileen Minns: 01508 494894 Pat Barter: 01508 493570

Art Show 30 March Roman Catholic Church - see page 13

APRIL

01 Brian Weir: Michael Buble Tribute Cabaret Evening raising money for the new All Saints Centre 7.30pm Poringland Village Hall - see page 18 Art Show 30 March Roman Catholic Church - see page 13

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Artists are invited to submit work for the annual ART SHOW at the Roman Catholic church of Our Lady of The Annunciation, Poringland. All are invited to view and/or purchase wonderful works by local artists.

ART SHOW

Thursday 30th March, 10am - 5pm Friday 31st March, 10am - 5pm Saturday 1st April, 10am - 4pm Entry by catalogue purchase - £1 Refreshments available For further details for submission of work or viewing contact Anne Webster Tel: 01508 494401 or email: k.webster656@btinternet.com

A priceless find – by accident! 70 years ago this month a couple of shepherds in the hills above Qumran near the Dead Sea idly threw a stone into what they thought was an empty cave. When they heard the sound of smashing pottery they searched inside, and found the most important biblical discovery of the century.

Most of the biblical manuscripts on which our translations had previously been based were copies of copies, carefully crafted in monasteries over the centuries by people dedicated to preserving the sacred text. But inevitably, in the process, there were occasional slips in the copying, and at times it’s obvious that those who were doing it didn’t understand the words they were copying.

Their stone had led them to what became known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts of the entire Hebrew Bible except for the book of Esther, stored in clay vessels. The scrolls were the work of a religious community called the Essenes, who lived near that site before and during the life of Jesus.

So, in February 1947, the world had access to a much older and therefore more accurate record of the Jewish Scriptures – the Bible of Jesus and the first Christians. The most remarkable thing is actually how few ‘mistakes’ there were, seeing the centuries of copying – and not one that seriously affects our fundamental understanding of the Bible.

As scholars slowly unraveled them – and that task took decades - they discovered that they were handling manuscripts of the Bible which were hundreds of years older than any we had previously possessed.

Those two shepherds 70 years ago ensured that we today have a Bible text which is as close to the original as one could ever hope to get. I’m glad they threw the stone into the right cave!


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Poringland Community Cinema at Poringland Community Centre

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY (15) Friday 10th February Romantic /Comedy: Bridget’s focus on a single life is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, and unsure of the baby’s father. Stars: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey Tickets £5 (includes free tea or coffee) From Poringland Budgens or on the door Doors open 6.45pm, film starts 7.30pm

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB AT PORINGLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE

Friday 3rd March QUIZ & SUPPER NIGHT Doors open 6.45pm, quiz starts at 7.30pm Up to 6 people per team. Tickets £8 per person To book your place by 20th February contact: Maureen on 01508 494358 or Carol on 01508 492630 FILM NIGHTS: Friday 3rd February, Friday 31st March Free to members or one night membership £5

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Social media is making our children unhappy

Fleetwood Mac’s masterpiece

Social media can have a devastating effect on our children, leaving them “deeply unhappy’, a major charity has warned, as new figures show a rise in self-harm.

Fleetwood Mac, the reinvented rock band that survived a self-destructive, druggy lifestyle, released the album that was arguably their masterpiece 40 years ago, on 4th Feb 1977.

The NSPCC found that 18,778 children aged 11-18 were admitted to hospital for self-harm in 2015-16. This was 14 per cent up on the data for 2013-14. Teenagers aged 13 to 17 are the most likely to self-harm.

Rumours, recorded in California, became one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling more than 45 million copies worldwide. It contained, incidentally, The Chain – the song that is now best known as the introduction to TV coverage of Formula One.

Meanwhile, Childline, the charity’s support network, delivered 18,471 counselling sessions dealing with self-harm. The charity finds that the children’s unhappiness “is partly due to the constant pressure they feel, particularly from social media, to have the perfect life, or attain a certain image which is often unrealistic. They tell us that the need to keep up with friends, and the 24/7 nature of technology means they feel they can never escape or switch off.”

Caring for others helps YOU Looking after your grandchildren, or providing emotional support to others, can help extend your own life by up to five years, according to a recent study. Grandparents who provide occasional care for their grandchildren live, on average, five years longer that those who do not. And childless people who provide occasional care for others in their social network live on average three years longer. The study, at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, concluded that a ‘moderate level of caregiving involvement does seem to have positive effects on health.”

Yet this was far from the Fleetwood Mac founded by brilliant blues guitarist Peter Green (originally Greenbaum) in the UK in the late 1960s. With fellow guitarist Jeremy Spencer, Green was reported in 1969 to be working on an album telling the life story of Jesus, but this never materialised. Green consistently rejected the materialistic lifestyle, but was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia. Meanwhile, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, drummer and bass guitarist respectively, were looking for a lead guitarist who would stick with them, and eventually Fleetwood heard one, by chance, when he was visiting a sound studio in California. This was Lindsey Buckingham, who agreed to join them on condition that his girlfriend could come too. This has to rank as one of the happiest “accidents” in rock music, because the girlfriend was Stevie Nicks, who became the charismatic lead singer for the band and writer of some of their most memorable songs. Her friendship with the other female star in the band, Christine McVie (who rejoined Fleetwood Mac in 2014 after a 16-year absence), was also key to the band’s survival. As to the album, Mick Fleetwood is reported as saying: “Rumours became the church that saved us from the hell of our own lives.


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This is being written at the beginning of January when we are all looking forward to EACH making a very important announcement during this month... and as you read this you will be aware of the news about the amount of money which has been raised in total and the exciting news about the start date for the building of the new hospice. Our local villages have contributed greatly to this, not only with the amount of fundraising over the last two years but also with bringing to the public’s attention the great need for a new larger hospice with a hydrotherapy pool, increased accommodation, outdoor space, and for all the equipment and facilities needed for the increasing number of Norfolk children and their families who benefit enormously from the great support and work done by EACH.

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Let us keep the money rolling in by continuing with fund raising efforts, filling home collection boxes with loose change, holding coffee mornings etc., and supporting organised events such as The Old Time Music Hall evening on Saturday 25th March which will be an evening of Music, Magic and Merriment! There is also the big Open Gardens Weekend to look forward to on the 17th and 18th June, if you are interested in ‘showing’ your garden or would like to help in some way with the many events that will be taking place during the weekend please contact Jane Hewer: janehewer@hotmail.com or phone: 01508 492388 If you would like to join, or know more about, The nook Friends Group please come along to the next meeting which is being held on Wednesday 8th March at 7pm at the Nightingale Centre, or contact Judith Sykes judyannsykes@btinternet.com, tel: 01508 494873 or Roy Grage: roygrage@gmail.com, tel: 01508 495264

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Cabaret Evening Buble´ Tribute & Motown Show

Brian Weir 1st April Poringland Village Hall 7.30 pm Tickets - £10 (Ticket includes Cold buffet & dessert) Doors Open at 7.00pm and Performance Starts at 7.30pm BYO Drinks and Glasses Tickets available from:Claudia Parsonage Caroline Milton

07958 544511 01508 493756

All Proceeds go towards the All Saints Centre Project

Royal Oak Pub, Poringland Find us in one of the alcoves! For details of meeting dates please contact Rachel and Julian Foster or enquire at the Royal Oak

If you want to know more - contact Rachel and Julian Foster 493225 – or just turn up on the day! (Details also available from Rev Robert Parsonage 492215)


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Welcome to the February 2017 Crossword Page The Bible version used in our crossword is the NIV. The solution is printed next month ACROSS 1 Salary (Isaiah 19:10) (4) 3 Question Jesus asked of those healed of leprosy, ‘Were not all ten — ?’ (Luke 17:17) (8) 9 Wide, elevated level area of land (Joshua 13:9) (7) 10 ‘So you also must be — , because the Son of Man will come... when you do not expect him’ (Matthew 24:44) (5) 11 ‘[He] said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He — — , and his hand was completely restored’ (Luke 6:10) (3,2) 12 ‘Who has gathered up the wind in the — of his hand?’ (Proverbs 30:4) (6) 14 Not born again (13) 17 ‘Again and again he — the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins’ (Hebrews 10:11) (6) 19 Mails (anag.) (5) 22 ‘He — — here; he has risen’ (Matthew 28:6) (2,3) 23 Defeated (Judges 20:43) (7) 24 Soldiers’ quarters (Acts 21:34) (8) 25 ‘Pillars of marble’ were how the Beloved described those of her Lover (Song of Songs 5:15) (4) Answers to January 2017 Crossword DOWN ACROSS: 1, Armour. 4, Twelve. 8, Ulric. 9, Imitate. 10, 1 Totally destroyed Lectern. 11, Trees. 12, Endurance. 17, Harem. 19, Newborn. (Genesis 7:23) (5,3) 21, Divorce. 22, Erica. 23, Wisest. 24, Stoned. 2 What the Philippian DOWN: 1, Aquila. 2, Miracle. 3, Uncle. 5, Written. 6, jailer was told to do with Leave. 7, Ever so. 9, Ignorance. 13, Damaris. 14, Erosion. his prisoners Paul and 15, Shadow. 16, Onward. 18, Raves. 20, Wheat. Silas (Acts 16:23) (5) 4 Object of ridicule (Job 12:4) (8-5) 5 In most years, the month in which Easter falls (5) 6 For example, Caesarea, Joppa, Tyre, Sidon (7) 7 ‘[Jesus] was in the desert for forty — , being tempted by Satan’ (Mark 1:13) (4) 8 ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power — to our God’ (Revelation 19:1) (6) 13 Mend dots (anag.) (8) 15 Purifier (Malachi 3:3) (7) 16 Attacked (1 Samuel 27:8) (6) 18 The good Samaritan to the innkeeper: ‘When I return, I will reimburse you for any — expense you may have’ (Luke 10:35) (5) 20 How Matthew described the crowds who followed Jesus (Matthew 4:25) (5) 21 For example, one of 25 Across (Judges 19:29) (4)

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All Saints’ & St Andrew’s Duty Rota for the month of February 2017

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FIRST READING

Heather Keefe 1 Corinthians 2:1 – 12,[13-16] (Or Isaiah 58:1 – 9a, [9b -12])

Barry Catchpole 1 Corinthians 3:1 - 9 (Or Deuteronomy 30:15 – 20)

Andrey Korolev Romans 8:18 - 25 (Or Genesis 1:1 - 23)

2 Peter 1:16 – 21 (Or Exodus 24:12 - 18)

Janet Wilson Romans 5:12 - 19 (Or Genesis 2:15 – 17, 3:1 - 7)

GOSPEL

Andy Driver Matthew 5:13 – 20

Philippa Sims Matthew 5:21 – 37

Siobhan Korolev Matthew 6:25 – 34

Janet Smith Matthew 17:1 – 9

Elaine Chapman Matthew 4:1 – 11

PRAYERS

Elaine Chapman

Caroline Milton

Julian & Rachel Foster

Andy Driver

Philippa Sims

CHALICE

Caroline Milton

Janet Smith

Mavis Glenn

Family Service

CLEANING

Annie Catchpole Barry Catchpole

Gordon Barnes Julian Foster

Denise Knight Irene Howard

Dianne Rivers George Rivers

Lynnette Gidding

FLOWERS

Annie Catchpole

Annie Catchpole

Mary Stancer

Mary Stancer

Lent

COFFEE

Roy Glenn Mavis Glenn

Val Bowen Ann Thompson

Richard Manning

Elaine Chapman

Susan McAvoy Julian Foster

Val Bowen Glynette Dixon

Susan McAvoy

Siobhan Korolev

SIDESPERSONS

St ANDREW’S

Andy Driver Heather Keefe Ken Milton John Shambrook Annie Catchpole Gillian Shambrook

Claudia Parsonage

Elaine Evans

Irene Howard

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Denise Knight Roy Glenn Mavis Glenn

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FLOWERS

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CLEANING

Gwen Spooner Rita Strand

Gwen Spooner Rita Strand

Gwen Spooner Rita Strand

Gwen Spooner Rita Strand

Robbie Brown Joan Porter

SIDESPERSONS

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The very first Valentine card - a legend

The Roman Emperor Claudius II needed soldiers. He suspected that marriage made men want to stay at home with their wives, instead of fighting wars, so he outlawed marriage. A kind-hearted young priest named Valentine felt sorry for all the couples who wanted to marry, but couldn’t. So secretly he married as many couples as he could - until the Emperor found out and

condemned him to death. While he was in prison awaiting execution, Valentine showed love and compassion to everyone around him, including his jailer. The jailer had a young daughter who was blind, but through Valentine’s prayers, she was healed. Just before his death in Rome on 14 February, he wrote her a farewell message signed ‘From your Valentine.’ So the very first Valentine card was not between lovers, but between a priest about to die, and a little girl, healed through his prayers.

THE NEXT MEETING IS

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16th 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 speaker this month is Paul Wilkinson from the Fountain of Life Church. 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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FRAMINGHAM EARL METHODIST CHURCH Minister: The Rev’d Matthew Olanrewaju M.A. Tel: 01603 504722 SERVICES for FEBRUARY 2017 (all at 10.45 am unless shown otherwise)

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Holy Communion with our Minister

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William Twist

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The Rev’d Nigel Fox

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The Rev’d Wendy Saunders Also, Norwich Circuit Service in the afternoon at 4.00 pm at Mile Cross Methodist Church, Norwich

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 open on the second Sunday each month.

WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES FOR FEBRUARY Mondays COFFEE STOP from 10.30 am to noon held alternately at our church and Albion House, Poringland This month we shall be at Albion House on 6th and 20th. th

Wednesday 15 at 2.30 pm WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP This month KATE DAYNES will be our speaker. All men and women are very welcome to these meetings. If you feel you would like to know more about our services or activities before attending, Bill or Hazel Allen would be happy to help you - please ring 493154.

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Framingham Earl Hall Way of the Spirit Hello, this is Kirstie again with details of what is happening in and around Framingham Earl Hall. You will be reading this at the end of January or the beginning of February and I was just wondering how many of those who read this made New Year resolutions that they have already broken. For myself, I stopped making them a long time ago. I found that I spent more time beating myself up for breaking them than getting any positive benefit. That is not to say that you should give up trying to break bad habits or sticking to good habits. As a Christian I find that asking God to help me is much more effective than trying to do things by myself; not that I don’t try to do things by myself more often than I should. What I need to help me is God’s grace. Many years ago I heard James Ryle speak at a conference and he defined it this way, “Grace is the empowering Presence of God enabling you to be who He created you to be, and to do what He has called you to do.” This had a big impact on me at the time and has done so ever since. When I became a Christian I made a promise (resolution) to God that I would live my life in a way that was pleasing to him and his grace has enabled me to do so. I do not always get it right but He is a loving Father who picks me up and puts me back on the correct path. As a (mostly) obedient child I want to do what pleases my Father, not through fear of failure or punishment, but because I do not want to disappoint Him. I know that I have an amazing God and if you would like to find out more about Him then please contact us using the details at the end of this article. There is nothing difficult or complicated about it, no tests or exams that you need to pass.

We are taking bookings for modules and conferences running in 2017 as follows and as always there are different charges depending on whether you are residential, non-residential and have meals included or not. Revelation of a Holy God Sunday 29 January, 5.30pm – Wednesday 1 February, 2pm Luke and the Gospels Tuesday 21 February, 5.30pm – Friday 24th March, 2pm Led in Triumphal Procession (Truth, Humility and Purity) Monday 17 April, 10am – Wednesday 19 April, 2pm Romans: All Creation Waits…. Sunday 30 April, 5.30pm – Friday 5 May, 2pm God’s Purpose for Me – How to Recognize it & Live in the Good of it Friday 19 May, 5.30pm – Sunday 21 May, 2pm OT Prophets: God’s Shock Troops for Revival Tuesday 27 June, 4.30pm – Friday 30 June, 2pm Summer School Monday 3 July, 10am – Friday 7 July, 1pm Be Blessed Friday 14 July – Sunday 16 July, 2pm To make an enquiry or book a place at any of these events please contact conferences@thewayofthespirit.com or you are always welcome to pop along for just one session to see what it is like. You would be made very welcome. For more details contact: 01508 495346 info@thewayofthespirit.com www.thewayofthespirit.com

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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: frpadraighawkins@gmail.com Parish Address: The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SH Parish Web Site: www.ourladyoftheannunciation-poringland.org Sunday Mass Time: 9am.Weekday Mass Time: 8am.

Asking questions about Christianity A 16-year-old boy – let’s call him Adam – was given a Bible and was curious about it. But he didn’t know how to cope with reading such a huge book so he found www.Christianity.org.uk and clicked on the button which allows anyone to ask a question. Peter Graystone, is the coordinator for the Christian Enquiry Agency, which runs the Christianity.org.uk website. Peter responds to questions received through the website, and he began an online conversation with Adam last September. Peter writes: ‘He and I have been reading Luke’s Gospel at the same time, and every time he had a question he emailed me for an answer. Great questions – many have been about praying! At the start of November he discovered one of his school friends is a Christian. So he went to church for the first time ever and enjoyed it. We have finished Luke, and he has asked me what we should read next.’ Every week around 5,000 people visit the Christianity.org.uk website and dozens make

contact with a question or comment. Peter responds on behalf of the Christian Enquiry Agency, by giving them what they ask for, and only what they ask for. Typically, people might ask to be sent part of the Bible that tells the story of Jesus (a Gospel). They might request prayer about something, ask a question about Christianity or seek a local church where they can explore issues of faith. Churches or organisations can add the URL Christianity.org.uk to any website or printed literature free of charge and without asking permission. It means your community and contacts have an easy way to find answers to their questions about the Christian faith from a huge website of information. With thousands of people visiting Christianity.org. uk every week, this is an effortless way for you to do evangelism. You can also join the prayer team who receive weekly emails, passing on the prayer requests from people who visit Christianity.org.uk. Names are disguised for privacy, but we are sure that God knows who we are praying for. If you would like to join the Christian Enquiry Agency prayer team, please email Peter Graystone: peter@ christianity.org.uk


9.30am 10.00am 11.00am THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT 8.00am Parish Communion 9.30am Parish Communion 7.30pm

SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT 9.30am Parish Communion 11.15am Parish Communion 6.30pm 7.30pm

SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT 9.30am Family Service 11.15am Family Communion

TUE 7th WED 8th SUN 12th

WED 15th SUN 19th

MON 20th TUE 21st SUN 26th

LENT 1 8.00am 9.30am

SUN 5th

Parish Communion Parish Communion

ASH WEDNESDAY 10.00am Holy Communion

Loddon Deanery Synod

St Andrew’s PCC Meeting

All Saints PCC Meeting

Holy Communion Morning Service

Loddon Chapter Meeting

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MON 6th All Saints Standing Committee

FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT 8.00am Parish Communion 9.30am Parish Communion 9.30am Sunday Club

SUN 5th

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland

All Saints, Poringland

All Saints, Poringland St Mary’s, Howe

St Johns, Loddon

St Andrews, Framingham Earl

All Saints, Poringland St Andrews, Framingham Earl

Octagon

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland

All Saints, Poringland Cresta Lodge, Poringland

St Ethelbert, Thurton

7 Caistor Lane, Poringland

St Andrews, Framingham Earl All Saints, Poringland Octagon

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CORK

ELECTRICAL SERVICES DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURAL

Local, reliable electrician, able to carry out any type of work Fully insured & NAPIT registered Tel: 01508558149 / 07827677248 enquiries@corkelectrical.co.uk

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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! 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. www.topmarkcleaning.co.uk

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D.J Gillespie & Co PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS & DECORATORS

Quality & Approved Work Free Estimates Friendly & Helpful Service

Tel: 01508 492183

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FASCIA BOARDS, SOFFITS & UPVC GUTTERING

SAVE UP TO £825 with Quiet Time Fit Rated 9.5 out of 10 in 340+ online reviews For a free survey call Anglia Roofline:

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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

A LARGE SELECTION OF WOODBURNING, MULTIFUEL, GAS AND ELECTRIC STOVES AT COMPETITIVE PRICES

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BROOKE GARAGE

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. For orders and enquiries call 01508 550178 or email s2harmer@yahoo.co.uk


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


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Maths Tuition Experienced and popular maths tutor in Stoke Holy Cross Do you need extra lessons? Are you looking to improve your grade? I tutor mathematics to help students develop confidence, excel in exams, and achieve their goals.

Call Gregg Bontly, B.Sc (Hons), MBA on 07905 916 685

Tuesdays 9.30am & 11.30am

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Poringland Community Centre

Thursdays 4pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Poringland Primary School

Telephone Hayley on 01508 494186

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COLIN DAVID HAIR STUDIOS Ladies & Gents

Proud to be trading in Poringland since 1975

111 THE STREET, PORINGLAND, NR14 7RP

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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-­‐pool.co.uk   www.anchorage-­‐pool.com        

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ALINE TURNER ACA Chartered Accountant Howe, Norwich

Tax Returns, Accounts, Bookkeeping, VAT, Payroll & PAYE Tel: 07785 528069 aline.turner@btinternet.com

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Osteopathy specialises in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders.

The Old Bakery Howe Green Norfolk NR15 1HD 01508 558373

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Michelle Collins

Dip. in Foot Health Practitioning

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

Loddon Mill Well Being Centre Over 15 Complementary Therapies FREE general health/spinal assessments

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EAST ANGLIA’S PREMIER GROUNDS CARE EQUIPMENT DEALER GARDEN TOOLS & MACHINERY

We stock an extensive range of ride on & walk behind mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers, chippers, firewood processors, scarifiers, chainsaws, hand tools, brush cutters, leaf blowers & much more.

JOHN DEERE TOYS, CLOTHING & MERCHANDISE

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

FIREWORKS SOLD ALL YEAR ROUND

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

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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

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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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