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S A N D RI N GH AM GR O UP o f PAR I S H E S From the Rectory Christmas Reflections It was over 25 years ago that I remember very clearly visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and going down into the crypt which is said to be the site of the stable. We were a small pilgrimage group from Norfolk and in those days you were still able to visit Bethlehem. Sadly, with the present tension in the area, this is no longer the case. Whether or not it is the actual site of the stable is open to doubt, but the Church of the Nativity dates from the second century and since that time countless Christians have believed it to be the actual place. It certainly felt very special as I filed through with all the other pilgrims and lit a candle and said a prayer in this small area which more than anything else felt like a cave. However, the birth in the stable has a very important message which we are inclined to forget amidst all the celebrations of the festival. For in being born there, Jesus shows himself to be a friend and companion for all who are finding life difficult; those who are homeless, those whose family circumstances are under great pressure, those who have been bereaved or are lonely, any indeed and especially children, who struggle in their everyday lives. There are very few of us whose lives have not at one time or the other been touched by tragedy and sorrow. Through his birth Jesus affirms his love, encouragement and support for us in all aspects of our lives. Christmas is a celebration of the Son of God coming to share our life on earth and that means in the good times as well as the bad. It also means, if we truly take this message into our hearts, that our lives are changed not just for the 12 days of Christmas but for the 12 months that follow.

May I wish you all a happy New Year, Jonathan.

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Readings Note from Editor

Contributions Justine Cullum

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Updates Weekly Offering Envelopes Lifeline 4 Chernobyl Wolferton Coffee Morning

Jonathan Riviere Val Blackmur Marilyn Jones

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Parish Announcements Youth Club The Sunday School Baptism Weddings Funerals Parochial Church Meetings Lent, Holy & Easter Week

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Parish Announcements Palm Sunday Visiting Bishops Deanery Lent Services Good Friday

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Parish News Castle Rising

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Parish News Castle Rising Flitcham Hillington Parish News Hillington West Newton

Clare Riviere Bernice Allen

Sally Brett Mary Robinson

Margery Hooke

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Parish News Sandringham

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Feature A Brush With Success in Castle Rising

Richard Cartwright

Feature Wolferton’s Autumn Excitements

Michael Petch

Announcement Changes to Bin Collection Services Take a Closer Look at Wildlife Habitats

West Norfolk Council Dr David Horsley

Village History Sandringham

A Year in Pictures

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Church Diary

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Feature Wolferton’s Autumn Excitements

Michael Petch

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Lay Development Services

Caspar James

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School News Sandringham & West Newton

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Lay Development Services

Caspar James

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Feature Norfolk & Its dialect


Services Dersingham Mobile library Services

Dersingham Library

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Children’s Page

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Adult’s Page

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Local Issues Incinerator Update

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Club News Sandringham & West Newton Pre School West Norfolk NCT

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Rachael Bidwell Alice George


A Winter Made Easier Page 31

Mike Knight

Toni Kavanagh


SANDRINGHAM VISITOR CENTRE Open daily, 7 days a week, 9.30am – 5.30pm Have you visited recently? The Restaurant and Terrace Coffee Shop: delicious homecooked lunches or tea and coffee with home-made cakes or scones. The Gift Shop: lots of ideas for presents, as well as Sandringham souvenirs, exclusive Royal Collection china, a wide range of books, games and puzzles, and chutneys and preserves made in our own kitchens. The Plant Centre: newly extended, with hundreds of indoor and outdoor plants carefully selected for seasonal colour, as well as gifts for gardeners – plus Sandringham’s famous apple juice and a range of local fresh produce. Everything Outdoor: the newest addition to the Visitor Centre, stocking all the clothes and accessories needed by people who love the outdoor life. Not forgetting: the Farmers’ Market on the 4th Sunday of each month and the 600 acres of walks in the beautiful surroundings of the Sandringham Country Park.

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Isaiah 60:1-6

Matthew 2:1-12



Epiphany 1

Isaiah 43:1-7

Luke 3:15-17 & 21-22



Epiphany 2

Isaiah 62:1-5

John 2:1-11




Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6, 8-10

Luke 4:14-21




Genesis 2:4-9, 15-25

Luke 8:22-25




Exodus 34:29-35

Luke 9: 28-36




Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Luke 4:1-13



Lent 2

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Luke 13:31-35


Mar Lent 3

Isaiah 55:1-9

Luke 13:1-9


Mar Mothering

Exodus 2:1-10

John 19:25-27


Mar Lent 5

Isaiah 43:16-21

John 12:1-8


Mar Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9

Luke 19:28-40


Mar Easter Day

Isaiah 65:17-25

Luke 24:1-12

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U P D AT E S Lifeline 4 Chernobyl Many Thanks to everyone who supported The Life Line 4 Chernobyl Lunch at Flitcham Community Centre on Sunday 21st. October 2012. A total of ÂŁ435-55 profit was made.

Weekly Offering Envelopes At a recent meeting of the churchwardens we decided on a change of policy with the blue offering envelopes that many people very generously have. When you are in your own church then everything will be the same. But if you are at another church in the group either because it is a group service or there is no service in your own church, then the envelopes will be retained by the church you are worshipping in.[Rather than being handed back to your own church as has been the custom up until now].

Val would like to say a special big Thank You to, Liz, Di, Mary, Sarah, Sue, Richard Grey and Will. Wolferton Coffee morning The combined efforts of Tapping House volunteers and Wolferton Church supporters ensured the success of the coffee morning, held at Wolferton Social Club on Saturday, 17th November and raised ÂŁ550 - a splendid result!

We are doing this to try to increase the collections at the smaller churches, who can have a well attended group service and find at the end of it that their collection is no better than a normal Sunday. If you still wish your donation to go to your own church then you can always put more than one envelope in the collection when you are next back there. If you wish to gift aid your collection to the church you are worshipping in, you can use the occasional gift aid envelopes that all the churches have. If you have any queries then please speak to me or to one of the churchwardens.

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Youth Club Meets fortnightly at the Rectory on Thursdays 6.30pm—8.30pm . New members over 10 are always welcome. Details from Clare Riviere 01485 540 587 The Sunday School Meets weekly in West Newton Church at 9.15am. New members are always very welcome. Please contact Bernice Allen 01485 543425 Baptism 7th Oct, Isabella Banham, Castle Rising 14th Oct, Finlay Herbert, West Newton 21st Oct, Emily Ringwood, West Newton 28th Oct, Abigail Wood, Castle Rising 28th Oct, Douglas Roberts, Sandringham Weddings 13th Oct, Christopher Betts and Tricia Cheney, Castle Rising Funerals 12th Oct, Jim Freeman, Hillington 18th Oct, John Dinwiddy, Sandringham 9th Nov, John Trott, Castle Rising 16th Nov, Glennis Francis, Castle Rising 29th Nov, Glyn Smith, Harpley Dams 6th Dec, Chris White, Castle Rising 7th Dec, Annie Farrow, Flitcham 13th Dec, Richard Riseborough, Hillington Parochial Church Meetings 11th Feb Hillington, 6pm at Jan’s 5th March Flitcham, 5pm at Sally’s 11th March Castle Rising, 6pm at the Reading Room 18th March Wolferton, 7pm at the Club PCC Meeting 4th March Sandringham and West Newton, 6pm at Sandringham Church Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2013 Ash Wednesday 13th February 10am Holy Communion



Monday 25 March 10am Holy Communion


Tuesday 26 th March 10 am Holy Communion 7 pm Holy Week Service

Castle Rising [In Church not at Trinity] Flitcham

Wednesday 27th March 10am Holy Communion



Maundy Thursday 28 March 7.30pm Holy Communion and Vigil

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Palm Sunday 24th March Palms will be distributed at these services. Visiting Bishops The following Bishops will be preaching during January:Except for the 20th these are at Sandringham 6th January 13th January 20th January 27th January

The Bishop of Peterborough The Bishop of Chelmsford The Bishop of Portsmouth [at Castle Rising] The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham

People from the Group of Parishes are very welcome to attend any of these services, but please could you ring our Verger, Michael Wheatley, by the Thursday evening so that he has an idea of numbers and can arrange the seating. His number is 07798 716574 or email It becomes increasingly important that you do inform Michael if you are coming and that you arrive in good time. Otherwise there could be a danger that you will be refused entry. The Police cannot always know who is a regular and who is a stranger. Members of the congregation are also very welcome to come to the Rectory for a glass of sherry or apple juice after the service in order to meet the visiting Bishop. What tends to happen is that everyone comes on the first Sunday and very few later on. So this year we will be going back to the system we had some years ago. There will be a list in the porch and we would ask people to sign up to a Sunday that they would like to come to the drinks. If you were able to fill in Sunday that is looking less full that would be great. We will then have an idea of how many to expect. Deanery Lent Services - Wednesdays at 7pm. All Welcome 20 Feb, Dersingham, Topic: Wedding at Cana 27 Feb, Sandringham, Woman at the well 6 Mar, Old Hunstanton, Identity (The I am sayings, main focus John 10) 13 Mar, Heacham, Jesus and Pilate 20 Mar, Snettisham, Mary in the garden Good Friday 29th March at 8.45 am Assemble at Sandringham church for the Procession of the Cross and Pilgrim Walk to Hillington church. Everyone is very welcome to come on the walk. These events are always better if there is a good crowd so do please try and support it. Families would be very welcome to come along and if they feel they cannot stay for the service at Hillington church, that is fine. The walk is an event in its own right and not just a preamble to the service. There will be refreshments served at Hillington church before the Good Friday service at 11 o’clock. If you feel you cannot make the walk you are, of course, welcome to come just to the service in the church. 7



CASTLE RISING The Castle Rising School Reunion Fifty years ago, on 26th July 1962 the village school at Castle Rising closed. This was noticed by Yvonne a member of the Castle Rising History group so it was decided to put a small article in the Lynn News to see if any ex pupils or staff would enjoy a reunion. The response was terrific and on Tuesday 2 nd October first at the old school, now the Art Centre and kindly allowed by Richard and Ros Cartwright, about 40 ex pupils and one ex Head teacher gathered to revisit their schooldays. For many it was their first visit since they left in the earlier part of the last century. We then moved to the Reading Room where tea and cakes, many photos and written memories added to an afternoon of reminiscence and enjoying one another’s company. Many were so impressed I wouldn’t be surprised if the reunion became an annual event and a way of keeping in touch. Ages ranged from those in their fifties, who left when the school closed, to those considerably older, who attended in the 1950s, 40s and even 30s. It was a most enjoyable afternoon for us all. Sally Brett Castle Rising History Group Castle Rising History Group (CRHG) has recently been awarded £3500 by the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All our A long established salon offering a Stories’ programme. For some years now CRHG memcomprehensive range of beauty bers have been delving t r e a t m e n t s b y q u a l i f i e d into the arand professional therapists in a very chives to find Open all day and a relaxing atmosphere. out more warm welcome about the hisDelicious meals & toric village of 01553 631611 parties catered for Castle Rising and neighborThe Old Stables, Castle Rising, ing area. This new funding The Black Horse Inn Kings Lynn, PE31 6AG will enable Castle Rising the group to 01553 631 225 continue their research into ‘The People of Castle Rising’. Starting in the New Year, activities will include constructing a biographical database of all those people who have lived in the village in the past or had some direct connection with it, making collections of village maps and photographs, and undertaking a survey of the graveyard of St Lawrence’s Church. The group is supported by the University of East Anglia and plans to share its findings by making the collections available online, producing materials for local schools and staging an exhibition in the village in late 2013. If you are interested PACKAGES & GIFT VOUCHERS




in helping with the project or joining the group please contact Fred Cooke on 631076 or for more information Castle Rising History Group has for several years provided an information notice board inside the castle giving details of places of interest in the village. This board has recently been refurbished and includes a map to guide visitors. Sally Brett October Another lovely Harvest Festival service at St Lawrence Church Castle Rising. Beautiful singing from the children of West Newton School. The song that the children sang is very lively and they obviously enjoy coming to Castle Rising and the congregation are pleased to see them each year. Thank you to all the children and teachers. Mary Robinson FLITCHAM Coffee Mornings Every Friday morning 10am-12pm (term time) the Flitcham Community Centre is open for tea/coffee & cakes with villagers stalls and produce sold. Ideal to come along and have a chat and meet people.

Flitcham School Playgroup Parents / Grand Parents / Aunts & Uncles can join us with their children aged 0-4 for a welcoming afternoon with coffee / tea while the children play and take part in activities. Every Tuesday 1.30pm - 3pm (term time only) £1.50 per child, 50p per subsequent child, all adults free entry. Sure Start involvement With Sure Start Activities once a month

Flitcham School ‘outstanding in every area’ Ofsted 2012 Inspection HILLINGTON Hillington & Flitcham Good Companions The Christmas Bingo was held on Monday 19th November. The magnificent sum of £700 was raised. Thanks to everyone who gave prizes, donations and helped in any way to make this such a successful event. Thursford Spectacular on Wednesday 21st November members and guests enjoyed an afternoon which was very magical and festive. 9



Carol Service On 9th December many people attended the Annual Carol Service at St. Mary’s Church. The Revd. Jonathan Riviere conducted the service, during which he introduced the Bishop of Lynn, the Very Revd. Jonathan Meyrick. King’s Lynn Town Band played and the congregation were in very good voice. After the service the congregation enjoyed wine (kindly supplied by Mr. Edward and Lady Jane Dawnay), soft drinks and mince pies. Special thanks go to all those who decorated the church, provided mince pies and helped in any other way. All in all a very special evening. The Annual Christmas Lunch This was held at the Ffolkes Arms on 12 th December where over 30 members tucked into a lovely meal. It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion and thanks go to all those who made it all possible.



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Church Lights My fellow Church Warden and my husband, Colin, went to a great deal of trouble getting our lovely Christmas tree in place by the altar and it's with many thanks to Sandringham Estate for supplying us with a tree (which is a beautiful shape this year). The tree has now been decorated with call today baubles and a nice new set of lights, it really does 07769 182 266 look very pretty. Jean Mulligan and her family kindly open the Church each morning (many thanks to them) so, if you are passing, do take the opportunity to just pop in and have a quiet sit down and have a look at the tree before it all comes down shortly. And many thanks to Mr Billy Walker who spent valuable time putting the flood lights in place for us again this year. in the comfort of your own home b y a hi gh l y experienced professional

Wooden Cross We have recently purchased an attractive wooden cross to place on the alter. This was blessed by our Rector at the family Service on the 18th November. The beautiful brass cross and candlesticks are so heavy to put in place each time they are needed so they have been locked away safely and will be brought into use for special Services, the little wooden cross will be kept in its place on the altar all the time. Village Entertainment On the evening of Friday 16th November Bernice and Simon gave their usual wonderful entertainment in the village hall at West Newton. Well over 100 people came to enjoy the evening ,which really was most enjoyable, Bernice with her wonderful acting and Simon’s slides of local areas were lovely. Between them they raised £1100 including £196 for the raffle. Heaps of lovely raffle prizes were donated and the raffle was nobly run by my husband, Colin!!! Coral Campbell arranged for all the refreshments which were all delicious (half of which were produced by Coral herself!!) All this was washed down with a nice glass of apple juice. A really lovely time was had by all. Many thanks Bernice and Simon. Church Upkeep Special thanks at this time of year go out to all the people who kindly come and keep our Church looking lovely and clean. Thanks also to Richard Ward for his work in the church 10



yard and for winding the clock each week. Also thanks to John Melton for his valued contributions in the churchyard. Jean Simmons comes up trumps each year with all she does for the Church, many thanks to her for looking after the flower rota and the flowers in the church and for making the Advent wreath. Many thanks to everyone and Peter Rispin and I would like to wish you all a very good New Year. Margery Hooke

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Sandringham Parish Council The Sandringham Parish Council meets bi- Fencing, Beams, Decking, Panels, Gates monthly and alternately at the meeting rooms in TEL: 01485 543 641 the Sandringham Social Club and the Wolferton FAX: 01485 543 239 Social Club and it considers any matter that is brought to their attention by residents or anyOpen Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm thing that may affect residents in the areas of Sat 8am - 12 noon West Newton, Wolferton and Babingley. It has valuable support from County and Borough Councillors and the police as well as the Sandringham estate. Items include consideration of planning applications, transport issues plus, for example, the maintenance of highways, and occasionally reports of crime in the area. Regrettably, most petty crime concerns the breaking into cars in the Dersingham Bog and Sandringham car parks. (On that point people are advised to leave their glove box open to show that there are no valuables there and to be very careful to ensure that there is no one watching when one puts a handbag or other item of value in the boot). The parish has COMPUTER PROBLEMS ? excellent help from the County Council's Highway Rangers who will maintain roadside verges, PC Health Checks ● Installations clear litter and drains and other small works on Upgrades ● Virus Removal ● Wireless public roads. Setup ● Internet Issues ● Software The Parish Council is against the proposed inTraining ● Data Backup Solutions cinerator at King's Lynn and has been in regular Network Installations communication with the relevant parties in supFriendly Service, 30+ years experience, port of the opposition to the scheme. hourly and fixed rates, home visits The Chairman of the Parish Council is Mr Ben Colson from Wolferton. The other Wolferton councillors are Mrs Maeve Johnson, Mr Martin Cove and Mr Karl Dennis. The representatives from West Newton are Mrs Jean Mulligan, Mr Cecil Smith and Mr Phil Woodhouse. The Clerk UTILIS is Veronica Morriss to whom any relevant parish communications should be sent at Mobile: 07824 998702 / 11

F E AT U R E A Brush With Success In Castle Rising

To begin with the Centre offered two and three day courses and weekly courses which all took place in and around Castle Rising then in 2000 an overseas programme was introduced - operating alongside the existing Castle Rising courses - and, for the coming year, this will include fully tutored courses to Venice, Lake Garda, Skiathos and, new for 2013, Provence via Eurostar.

When Richard and Ros Cartwright were looking for suitable premises to set up the The West Norfolk Arts Centre in 1993 they knew that location would be key to their success. After looking at a number of possible premises they settled on The Old School House at Castle Rising. "We just didn't see anything else that compared to The Old School House in terms of studio space and size. Natural light for the studio is important to us and the huge picture window at the north end of the building was

The 2013 Course Programme gets underway with the weekly courses which start on the 15th January when students can attend at Castle Rising for two hours in the morning or the afternoon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays - each 'term' comprises nine consecutive weeks and the two hour sessions are suitable for all ability levels. The two and three day courses kick off with an opportunity to learn basic Drawing skills and techniques (with past president of the London Sketch Club, Bill Newton) on the 23rd/24th February.

West Norfolk Arts Centre Celebrates 20 perfect. When we then factored in proximity to the coast, Sandringham and King's Lynn rail and coach services mean it's easy for people without transport of their own to get to us from all over the UK - we knew we were on to a winner." said Richard.

All courses are thoughtfully planned to provide the highest standards of tuition in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and, in line with that ethos, the studio space was added to in 2003 with a lounge area so customers have Years more space to enjoy a cup of coffee and to relax over lunch and a glass of wine, on the weekend courses, with their fellow attendees. Over the last twenty years the centre has established a solid reputation as a quality Painting Course provider with many customers returning year on year to enjoy themselves and to benefit from the high standards of tuition provided by some of the UK's leading art tutors.

This year the centre celebrates its twentieth anniversary and their forthcoming programme is packed with opportunities to learn to paint in a wide variety of media including Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil, Pastel, Gouache and Mixed Media. Subjects covered include Landscape, Portraiture, Flowers, Life Drawing and Abstract - most courses are suitable for all ability levels so everyone is welcome. All courses are tutored by professional artists with many years experience teaching adults

If you would like additional information about forthcoming courses in 2013 Richard or Ros Cartwright would love to hear from you. 01553 631689 email: or visit their website 12

F E AT U R E Wolferton’s Autumn Excitements Each autumn we welcome back the wintering pinkfeet geese who give such pleasure to us as the skeins flight to and from their roost in the Wash and their feeding grounds inland, generally the harvested fields of sugar beet. They returned from Iceland rather earlier this year - by 5th September in Scotland. I saw some 3000 already in North Norfolk whilst sailing on 17th September. Our visitors come from Iceland where our farming friend in the North East Highlands had a snowfall in the first week in September, which was no doubt the explanation for their early return. What goes on in their breeding grounds is the chief determinant of the numbers here in Norfolk. The latest estimate of the Icelandic population is the November 2011 census which gave a figure of 246 725. This has been received with headlines including “Pinkfeet Plummet” since the figures for 2010 and 2009 were 297 798 and 364 212 respectively. Close inspection of the Wildfowl &Wetlands data however reveals a wide scatter of the autumn estimates year by year; and also some surprisingly dramatic increases with figures of 203 168 in 2006, 287 563 in 2007 and 351 188 in 2008. Anyone who tries to count pinkfeet at dawn will appreciate the potential counting errors, so obviously less accurate than my more familiar territory such as the WOLFERTON STATION data from clinical trials. Undoubtedly there has been a Take a historical journey recent reduction in population numbers and the cause of this will lie in Iceland with inclement weather being Any help with further information the most likely culprit. There was concern over the would be greatly appreciated Karahnjukar dam project which flooded 17 sq km of the Highlands in order to provide hydroelectric power Richard Brown 01977 642 212 for an Aluminium Smelter. This certainly drowned richard.brown@ many favourite nesting sites, but when we visited the reservoir this summer the water level was low and we saw many families of pinkfeet with plenty of young birds on the shores. What about the situation here in Norfolk? Well, the pinkfeet are more scattered and less easy to spot. Part of the reason is the change in the harvesting of sugar beet. The beet tops used to lie for a week or two on the fields. The modern harvester leaves no tops, just small bits which get ploughed in, sometimes the next day. So pinkfeet are adopting new tricks, such as feeding from the piles of sugar beet awaiting collection, taking a snack from beet still in the ground, reverting to their former diet of unwanted potatoes, and moving on to the winter cereals earlier than usual. More are to be seen over Terrington, and other roosts such as those in East Norfolk are growing. We still have remarkable numbers to cheer our winter days, with 14 000 flighting from a field to the North of the village at dusk on 28th October and some 20 000 at dawn and dusk on 9 th December CONT on page 18 13

A N N O U N C E M E N T CHANGES TO THE BIN COLLECTION SERVICE From 2 April 2013, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is introducing a new bin collection service. You should have received a leaflet explaining the changes, but if not, read on. The main changes are the introduction of a weekly collection of food waste and the collection of the black bins and the green bins on alternate weeks. These changes will help the council to increase recycling from 37% to nearer 50%. The new service also reduces contract costs to the council, and therefore the council tax payer by around £1m per year. To facilitate these changes, new bins are being delivered between the end of January and the end of March. Most households will receive:  A new grey 23-litre food waste bin  A new grey 7-litre kitchen caddy (plus an initial supply of 50 compostable liners)  A new black 240-litre bin to replace the current black 140-litre bin (the 140litre bin will be collected and recycled when your new bin is delivered.) Those households with black bag collections or communal bins will also receive kitchen caddies for food waste. Anyone wishing to keep their existing 140-litre bin for the new alternate weekly collection, rather than receiving a new 240-litre bin, can do so. Simply complete the online form by visiting the website or by calling 01553 616200. All requests to keep the 140-litre bin must be received before Christmas. Information about how to use the new service will be delivered early next year. Calendars detailing collection dates will be delivered to households before the new service starts. For further information please visit or call on 01553 616200. Take a closer look at Wildlife Habitats’ Lecturer: Dr David Horsley. WEA course, from 10/01/2013. Venue: Burnham Market Village Hall, (off Creake Road) PE31 8EF. On Thursday mornings, 10am - 12am. 10 sessions. Cost: £60 Interested? Just turn up on the day! Or call Ingeborg Martin, Secretary WEA Burnhams Branch. Tel 01328 730 452 “Come and explore Britain’s fabulous diversity of habitats. Learn more about their inhabitants and the fascinating ecology which makes it all tick.”




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We will have a group service at Flitcham on that day. I hope that we might meet in the school a palm procession up to the church. If we could find a donkey that might accompany us that w the normal Flitcham refreshments. Please do join us if you can.





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What is the 'Naked Gospel'? Day : Tuesday 8 January 2013 Time : 2pm - 4pm Venue: Optional Initial gathering in Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, Norwich NR9 5ES Cost and booking: FREE. Please book in advance. This course is based on the ten chapters of Vincent Donovan’s 'Christianity Rediscovered' alongside ten readings from the Acts of the Apostles and is thus a very appropriate followon from the diocesan 'Committed to Growth with Acts' days. Donovan was sent to Tanzania as a Roman Catholic priest to evangelise the Masai people and found himself forced to ask very basic questions about faith and the church. Donovan’s search was for the naked gospel – stripped of all unnecessary accretions – and to bring it to bear on the ‘real flesh and blood world in which we live’. Alongside this we look at ten passages from Acts, observing how the Holy Spirit of God constantly leads the apostles out of their comfort zones and equips them for new territory, new challenges and new peoples: from Hebrews to Greeks to Samaritans to black Ethiopians from Africa… eLearning activities run over 10 weeks without a break. But it’s not the pace that is not for the faint -hearted, it’s the demand to examine closely what you believe and how you practise it, in church and in your everyday life, and to be challenged by others in on-line discussions and a range of other activities. Run elsewhere, this course has stimulated ordained ministers, Readers and lay followers of Jesus Christ. Not for nothing did Archbishop Rowan describe 'Christianity Rediscovered' as “one of the great books of mission theology in the last couple of decades”. For those not yet familiar with eLearning, you can participate in course activities at your own convenience – ‘any time, any place’. For this course, you will need to read a chapter of the book each week and engage in on-line activities with others for 2-3 hours a week to do the material justice. This can be in lots of brief visits to the learning website, fewer longer visits, or one whole evening (/morning/afternoon) set aside for the purpose. You need a computer and Internet access, and no more skill than you need to read and send emails and to explore a website.

Book online: or contact details page 21 Come, Holy Spirit - Online Learning Day: Wednesday 16 January 2013 Time: 2pm - 4pm Venue: Optional Initial gathering in Emmaus House, 65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH Cost and booking: FREE. Please book in advance. Got an internet connection? Interested in using long autumn ‘indoor' time to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith? Not fond of travelling after dark? Then these on -line learning opportunities are for you! All you need is 2-3 hours a week over the eight-week period (January to March). Originally designed as a face-to-face course in the Emmaus ‘The Way of Faith' series for Christians who want to learn more about their faith. What's different is that the Diocese of Norwich is now offering both courses as an e-Learning venture via the Connected Community Learning website. To join in, all you need is 2-3 hours a week over the eight-week period which can literally be at any time of day or night and in as many bits and pieces as is convenient. You also need to be able to access a website with your computer, mouse around and write short answers to interesting reflective questions - very basic stuff! Cont on page 21 19



Sandringham & West Newton Primary School The Autumn Term at Sandringham and West Newton has been very busy as usual.

The Christmas Fayre was as usual a huge success. The annual event in West Newton Parish Hall was organised by the Friends of Sandringham and West Newton School. The highlight being the Hamper raffle. Each class collected products from a different country to make four superb hampers. Other attractions included: face painting, Lucky jam jar tombola, Lucky dip, teas and cakes.

The school has supported a range of Charity events raising funds for Children in Need, The Royal British Legion, Jeans for Genes, Shelter, Water Aid, Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal. The staff, pupils, parents and Father Jonathan enthusiastically entered into the spirit of the “Show Your Spots” theme with some very creative costumes, ties, scarves and socks. Also for Children in Need we wore our Christmas Jumpers on the last day of term. For the second consecutive year Mr. Bill Wells and Laddie visited our school for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Mr. Wells, RAF bugler, played the Last Post at the end of the day. Laddie is a mascot dog for the British Legion, RAF and the Desert Rats. Also this term we supported Jeans for Genes by wearing our Jeans to raise money for children who suffer from genetic disorders. Again the staff and pupils fully embraced the cause. Our church collections for the Harvest service and Christmas Nativity service were for Water Aid and Shelter respectively.

The pupil’s craft work was also for sale. Ranging from mini Christmas cakes, Christmas tree chocolates, 2013 calendars, mini chocolate Christmas pudding truffles, hand stitched patchwork pot holders, peg santas, pottery reindeer, decorated fir cones, table decorations and salt dough camels.

For BEFA, Norfolk based Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal. This charity provides food and other help to the homeless and needy, particularly at Christmas time. We collected bags of Sugar. Mrs. Miriam Cairns talked to the school about the work of Charity and thanked us for our support.

In addition the School Council sold baskets of different designs and sizes which they have been busily making all term in their spare time.

Friday 7thDecember The School Christmas Lunch. All the staff served the lunch to the children and we all enjoyed the food and pulling crackers and wearing our crowns, afterwards we enjoyed an extended playtime.

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The course covers four broad topics to help you see the bigger picture: The story of the Holy Spirit  The indwelling of the Holy Spirit  The transforming Holy Spirit  The empowering Holy Spirit There is colourful, multimedia course material on-line, questions, surveys, quizzes and discussions to join in, as well as worship and prayer built in at various points. An on-line tutor accompanies you on your learning journey, and you will learn from the others on the course as well as from yourself as you reflect deeply on things you've known for a long time. And it's free! The course starts with an initial gathering on Wednesday 26 September 2012. This meeting is not essential but will allow those signed up for the course to meet face to face. 'Come, Holy Spirit' has a more integrated learning approach than previous online learning courses with another meeting that will be arranged with those who book in, halfway through the course (week beginning Monday 29 October).

Book online at: or contact details below My Place Day: Saturday 2 March 2013 Time: 10am - 3pm Day: Thursday 7 March 2013 Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm Venue: Optional Initial gathering in Emmaus House, 65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH Cost and booking: FREE. Please book in advance. Bring-your own lunch, drinks provided. 'My Place' is a Diocesan 2-session short course for any lay adult Christian to explore God's plans for their life. It is designed to explore God's plans for you, your gifts, the things you are passionate about and how you fit into the vocation of every Christian... as a child of God... as part of a family/extended family... as part of a community... as part of God's church. This course is suitable for any adult Christian. Each course consists of a Saturday plus one weekday evening and will be delivered jointly by Susanna Gunner, Lay Development Co-ordinator and the Training Team as part of the Diocesan Committed to Growth initiative. What sorts of things will be covered? We will start with ourselves, considering our strengths, styles, characteristics and passions. We will look at a Biblical model for the way in which God calls and equips people for varieties of service in the home, the workplace, the community and the church. We will consider how and where God may want us to make a difference.

Book online at: or contact details below For all bookings or enquiries please contract: Caspar James - Emmaus House, 65 The Close, NORWICH, NR1 4DH Tel: 01603 729815 / E-mail: You may also be interested to know that we have reprinted Susanna Gunner’s Mapping Luke set of Gospel study maps to coincide with the lectionary gospel. It is now available to order free of charge (donations gladly received) from the Diocesan website at: training/lay-development/maps or by contacting Janet Guy – 01603 880853 21

F E AT U R E Norfolk & Its Dialect The dictionary says that dialect is ‘a form of speech used by a particular district or group’. Unfortunately, producers, directors and their ilk in radio, TV & films choose to put Norfolk somewhere in the West Country! Anyone who watched ‘All the King’s Men’ could have been forgiven for thinking the men from the Sandringham estate all came from ‘Mummerset’. Many say that our dialect is being lost, but as from time immemorial, influences from elsewhere bring about changes. How many of us would understand the English of centuries ago? The Norfolk dialect has its roots in all the nations whose peoples have settled here. The language spoken here until AD500 was a Celtic ancestor of today’s Welsh. Hence the similar meaning of words like ‘Lynn’ which came from ‘Lindo’- a pool. In modern Welsh this is ‘llyn’ a lake. The word ‘Ouse’ itself is Celtic, being related to Scots Gaelic ‘Uisage’ – water. The Dutch brought the ‘dweil’ floor cloth, which we call a dwile. Professor Peter Trudgill has written an interesting book on the dialect published by Poppyland Press explaining these influences. The most difficult thing to do is actually write in dialect. There is no correct way. Bernard Matthews in his famous ads spelt ‘bootiful’ whereas Colin Riches for his Old Testament stories called the book ‘Orl Bewtiful & New’. There are many stories available to read in dialect, much of it the dry humour not always understood by incomers. In his’ Larn Yarself Norfolk’, Skip tells the tale of the old girl going to visit her son in Australia. Her friend sympathised with her over the length of the journey. The old girl replied “That ‘ont be ser bad, I’m gorn’ ter break the janney at Diss”! Keith Skipper, founder of ‘The Friends of Norfolk Dialect’ the organisation he started following the televising of ‘All The King’s Men’, writes about all things Norfolk. We do our best to keep the dialect alive by having an annual writing competition for stories about Norfolk with some dialect in them & an oral competition at Cromer in April. This is now being trialled in a few schools in the hope that it can be rolled out countywide. Although it may sound dated now, Thirteen years ago the idea of having ‘FOND Dews’ seemed quite fashionable. These are events we hold in various parts of the county each year. Our pantomime has become so successful that its regular home of North Elmham has had to change to Hingham to allow us to take a bigger audience. This year we had ‘Cinderella and the Glass Wellie’, our January offering will be ‘Dick Whittington and his ow Cat’. Home spun afternoons of squit are also offered. Remember the way to recognise a Norfolkman. Asking the question ”Ha’ yer fa’r got a dicky bor?” (Has your father got a donkey, boy?) The required answer being “Yis, an’ he want a fule ter roide ‘im, will yew cum?” (Yes, and he’s looking for a fool to ride him, will you come?) Anyone interested in FOND can find us at


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I’m afraid due to the disappointing lack of entry of pictures from both parishioners and schools alike this will be the last edition of the children's competitions. Which, as editor I feel very saddened by, as you can see from these last 2 entries that the quality, sheer hard work and thought that goes into these pictures give some children a great deal of pleasure and I might say was a great delight for us readers also.

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Sandringham & West Newton Pre School We open for 5 morning sessions per week, Monday to Friday. Sessions run for 3 hours from 9.15am to 12.15pm. Our staff have over 20 years of experience in childcare with both our Supervisor and Deputy holding NVQ level 3 qualifications in Children’s Care Learning and Development. We take pride in our ethos of providing childcare where love, care and attention go hand in hand. Please call us if you have any questions or wish to visit. Call Rachael on 07810 265909.

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F E AT U R E A Winter Made Easier As ever this winter could be very unpredictable anything from mild to minus - we have yet to see. With this in mind and what with fuel prices having risen astronomically these past couple of years it makes more sense than ever to be frugal and yet still keep warm. Why not consider turning off all appliances when they are not in use. Televisions, video/dvd players, even washing machines and dishwashers all still use a lot of electricity if left on standby, you’d be surprised! And don’t forget to turn lights off when you leave the room. Wearing natural fibres such as cotton, silk and wool will keep you warmer than manmade materials. Thermal underwear works very well and several thin layers of clothing will retain your body heat far better than 1 thick layer as the warm air will be trapped in between the layers. For each extra layer of clothing you can turn your thermostat on your central heating down 1 degree and still feel just as warm. If you have thermostatic valves on your radiators, turn them down to frost setting in rooms that you don't use very often, keep the doors closed and just turn up when needed. If you don't have thermo valves, turn the radiator off. It's just wasting fuel to heat rooms that aren't being used. If windows are draughty put cling film across them and tape to the frames (using a hair dryer on low heat to apply the cling film will ensure it stays taut) and keep the curtains closed for as long as possible. Put curtains up across draughty external doors and make “sausages” out of old clothes to put at the bottom of draughty doors. If you don't let the cold air in it will take less fuel to keep the room warm and if you don’t know how to make these sausages there will plenty of wise villagers who do – just ask them – you never know they might make them for you! If you are elderly, ill or disabled you are likely to feel the cold more so put a blanket over you when you're sitting and if it's really cold wear a hat - it doesn't matter if you feel silly wearing a hat indoors- far more important to keep warm and besides no one will see you! Please keep an eye on elderly or disabled neighbours and don’t presume because they have family and / or friends that they are receiving the help they need. AND please don't feel too proud to ask for some help. 25,000 people died of cold last winter, please let's make sure that no-one in this Parish becomes a statistic this coming winter. Toni Kavanagh 29

D I A RY JANUARY 6th The Bishop of Peterborough at Sandringham Church, see page 7 for full details 13th The Bishop of Chelmsford at Sandringham Church, see page 7 for full details 15th Wolferton Social Club Prize Bingo at 7.30pm 20th The Bishop of Portsmouth at Castle Rising Church, see page 7 for full details 20th Wolferton Social Club Cash Bingo at 7.30pm 27th The Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham Church, see page 7 for full details FEBRUARY 7th Sandringham Seniors Club Tea 2pm - 4pm at West Newton Club 13th Ash Wednesday Holy Communion 10am Sandringham Church 17th Wolferton Social Club Cash Bingo at 7.30pm 19th Wolferton Social Club Prize Bingo at 7.30pm 20th Deanery Lent Service 7pm Dersingham, see full details page 7 27th Deanery Lent Service 7pm Sandringham, see full details page 7 MARCH 6th Deanery Lent Service 7pm Old Hunstanton, see full details page 7 7th Sandringham Seniors Club Tea 2pm - 4pm at West Newton Club 11th Parochial Church Meeting 6pm Castle Rising Reading Room 13th Deanery Lent Service 7pm Heacham, see full details page 7 17th Wolferton Social Club Cash Bingo at 7.30pm 18th Parochial Church Meeting 7pm Wolferton Social Club 19th Wolferton Social Club Prize Bingo at 7.30pm 20th Deanery Lent Service 7pm Snettisham. see full details page 7 25th Holy Communion 10am Sandringham Church 26th Holy Communion 10am Castle Rising Church 26th Holy Week Service 7pm Flitcham Church 27th Holy Communion 10am Wolferton Church 28th Holy Communion & Vigil 7.30pm West Newton Church 29th Good Friday Procession of Cross & Pilgrim Walk 8.45am Sandringham Church, see full details page 7

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