Page 1


Jan – Mar 2014

S A N D R I N G H A M G R O U P o f PA R I S H E S From the Rectory The Bishop of Lynn’s staff At the beginning of December we had a pastoral visit from the Bishop of Lynn. This happens every 4 years and enables him to discover something about the parishes for which he has Episcopal oversight. The normal pattern is that he spends a weekday in the parishes with the parish priest, doing things like visiting the schools and meeting people involved with the church. He then comes on Sunday morning to preach at the services in the group. In his sermon he was telling us about the new staff that he is about to have made. Our diocese has always had a link with the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea and Bishop Jonathan had recently returned from a visit. While he was there he was given a staff, which was cut from a tree growing very close to one of their cathedrals. This tree was originally a post that was placed in the ground to begin the building of the cathedral. However after it had been in the ground a little time it started to sprout and everybody was so amazed by this sign of new life that they decided to leave it to grow into a tree and moved the positioning of the cathedral so this could happen! Bishop Jonathan wants to make it into a special staff for the Lynn area. He is being given a horn from a Norfolk Horn sheep from a farm in our group of parishes, which will be fixed to the top of the staff and will have amber incorporated in the decoration to signify the link that Kings Lynn has had with the Hanseatic towns. It ought to be very magnificent when it is completed and we look forward to seeing it in his next visit to our group of parishes. We won’t have to wait 4 years as he does come at other times, for instance for confirmations. As you probably realise the Bishop carries a staff to symbolise the care that he has for the clergy, people and churches within his Episcopal area. It is often shaped like a shepherd’s crook reminding us of the Shepherd’s care for the sheep in his charge and to Jesus’s reference to himself as the good Shepherd. It is also of course a timely reminder to all Christian people of the care and a love that we should have for those around us. The Shepherd cares for his whole flock and that includes the awkward and the bad tempered as well is the friendly and timid. We all have to work and get on with people who we do not always find easy and sometimes it can be very difficult. But Jesus Christ the good Shepherd asks us also to be good Shepherds and love and care for all around us. In a world which often seems to have so much violence and suffering we could have no better resolution for the New Year. With my love and good wishes for 2014, Jonathan

I N D E X Page 4

Readings Note from Editor

Contributions Justine Cullum

Page 5

Updates Victorian Bazaar Best Wishes

Val Blackmur Rosemary Brown

Page 6

Parish Announcements Funerals PCC Meetings Annual Parochial Church Meetings Visiting Bishops

Page 7

Parish Announcements Deanery Lent Services Vacancies

Page 8

Parish News

Page 9

Flitcham West Newton

Val Blackmur Margery Hooke

Parish News West Newton Wolferton

Judy Scott Church Wardens

Page 10

Feature Village Signs

Page 11

Feature The Victorian Village Bazaar

Roger Young

Page 12

Announcement Sandringham Group of Churches Grand Draw Prize Winners

Page 13

Ad Unique Gifts and Interiors

Page 14

Feature Village Signs

Page 15

Village History Hillington Surnames

Page 16

Church Diary

Page 18

Feature The Victorian Village Bazaar

Page 19 Page 20 Page 21

Justine Cullum

Roger Young

School News

Sandringham & West Newton Primary School

Alexis Brand

School News Flitcham Primary School

Justine Cullum

Lay Development Services Knowing Jesus Online Learning Being Christian Beyond Church Online Learning A Diocesan day on the ministry of healing Mapping Lent and Mapping Matthew

Caspar James

I N D E X Page 22

Page 23 Page 24

Feature Sandringham Choristers

Claire Stewart

Services Dersingham Mobile library Services

Dersingham Library

Feature A Winter Made Easier

Toni Kavanagh

Page 25

Quiz Page

Page 26

Local Issues Incinerator Update

Mike Knight

Announcements Get the Flu Jab


Club News Youth Club The Sunday School The Wolf Folk Club

Clare Riviere Bernice Allen Roger Young

Feature Help When You Need It


Page 27

Page 28

Page 29 Page 30


Page 31


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.

R E A D I N G S 5



Isaiah 60:1-6

Matthew 2:1-12



Epiphany 1

Isaiah 42:1-9

Matthew 3:13.17



Epiphany 2

Isaiah 49:1-7

John 1:29-42



Epiphany 3

Isaiah 9:1-4

Matthew 4:12-23




Malachi 3:1-5

Luke 2: 22-40



Epiphany 5

Isaiah 58:1-9

Matthew 5:13-20




Deut 30:15-end

Matthew 5:21-37




Genesis 1:1-2:3

Matthew 6:25-end


Mar Quinquagesima

Exodus 24:12-end

Matthew 17:1-9


Mar Lent 1

Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7

Matthew 4:1-11


Mar Lent 2

Genesis 12:1-4

John 3:1-17


Mar Lent 3

Exodus 17:1-7

John 4:5-42


Mar Mothering

Exodus 2:1-10

John 19:25-27

Note from Editor Apologies to all parishioners for the lateness of this edition. My expectations of technology whilst on holiday were disappointing and I was unable to compile the magazine whilst away. I will however organize myself better for next years Christmas holiday! Once again thank you all for your contributions, in the last year, that make this magazine such an informative and interesting read for the 6 Parishes. We wish you all a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Email Version now available for non parishioners - family & friends to join the email magazine list 4


We Thank You A Message From Val Blackmur Elizabeth, Eileen and Val would like to thank Lady Angela Oswald for opening our Flitcham Victorian Bazaar on Saturday November 30th. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the very talented people who made us items for this event, and all the helpers who worked so hard on such a very busy day. I am certain without the knowledge and generosity of Sprints the printers our achievement's would not have been so great. Thanks Gary (Sprints). The amount raised for Tapping House to date is :ÂŁ3,201-63. full details page 18. PACKAGES & GIFT VOUCHERS

Thank You from Rosemary Brown of Castle Rising Richard and I would like to thank all those who have prayed, sent cards and letters in our recent illness. Progress is being made but a long way to go yet.

A long established salon offering a comprehensive range of beauty treatments by experienced, qualified and professional therapists in a very relaxing atmosphere.

01553 631611

With love and hope to see you soon Rosemary The Old Stables, Castle Rising, Kings Lynn, PE31 6AG





1st October, Madge Cox, Wolferton

22nd November, Odette Howard, Castle Rising PCC Meetings 10 February, Flitcham 6pm at Buffy’s 24 February, Sandringham and West Newton 6pm in Sandringham Church Annual Parochial Church Meetings 17th March, Castle Rising 6pm at the Reading Room 24th March, Flitcham, 6pm at Buffy’s 31st March, Wolferton, 7pm at the Club Visiting Bishops The following Bishops will be preaching during January:Except for the 19th these are at Sandringham 29th December 5th January 12th January 19th January 26th January

The Bishop of Norwich The Bishop Rochester The Bishop of Bradford The Bishop of Lincoln [at Wolferton] The Archbishop of Canterbury

People from the Group of Parishes are very welcome to attend any of these services, but please could you contact our Verger, Michael Wheatley, by the Thursday evening so that he has an idea of numbers and can arrange the seating. Please contact him at, or if you do not have email by phone [his number is 07798 716574]. 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 on the 29th December, 5th and 12th January. 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 2014 Words from the Cross - all at 7pm Date





2 March


Michael Brock

Julie Boyd

19 March


Beryl Woods

Jonathan Riviere

Women, behold your son.

26 March

Old Hunstanton

John Bloomfield

James Monro

Today I will be with you in paradise

2 April


Geoff Suart

John Bloomfield

9 April


Bishop Jonathan

Geoff Suart

Father forgive them

It is finished My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me.

Vacancies Sandringham Parish Council has a vacancy for a Clerk to the Council and would welcome applications for this interesting voluntary position. The Parish Council represents the interests of residents in West Newton, Wolferton, Sandringham and Babingley. It meet 6 times each year and deals with a range of local issues including road safety and maintenance, planning applications and liaison with the police and borough and county councillors. There are no financial responsibilities and the voluntary duties are not onerous but require taking the minutes of the meeting and dealing with any correspondence. It’s a great way to know what is happening in your parish and helping the support the community. For further information please email the current Clerk, Veronica Morriss at

Adam Fenn Lawnmowers Repair and Service of all mowers and garden machinery including ride on mowers. Collection available if needed. Also sales of pre owned mowers both walk behind and ride on. Please call Adam

Sandringham Parish Council Chairman is Mr Ben Colson of Wolferton with local councillors Mr Martin Cove, Mr Karl Dennis and Mrs Maeve Johnson from Wolferton , Mr Cecil Smith, Mrs Jean Mulligan and Mr Phil Woodhouse from West Newton.

01485 601231 - 07867 881798. 7



FLITCHAM The Annual Flitcham Yard Sale - Sunday 20th April

Flitcham Yard Sale day is Sunday 20th April stating at 9am. With teas & delicious home made cakes in the Community Centre and a plethora of stall items for sale. WEST NEWTON We had our usual Christingle Service on Sunday 8th December. It was, as always, a very lovely Service and the highlight was to all the Sunday School children around the Church with lights out, Christingle candles lit and singing 'Away in a Manger'...Avery special moment and quite moving. The Church was packed full with a really lovely relaxed atmosphere. Also, the "Friends of the School " provided the most delicious cakes, tea and soft drinks which were enjoyed after the Service. Many thanks to them for that special treat. We installed the Christmas tree in the Church for the Christingle, it isn't usually put in the Church quite so early but thought it would add to the enjoyment of the special occasion. Quite a lot of fun ( and hard work ) was had getting the Church ready. My fellow Church Warden, Peter, spent his time cleaning all the brasses, Hank and Fiona helped Colin get the Christmas tree in place and also helped get the Church sparkling and clean. Many thanks to them both. We all worked quite hard but the coffee and mince pies helped us. We had a most enjoyable evening in the Village Hall on 15th November. Bernice Allen and Simon Massen displayed their usual skill. Bernice with her acting ability and Simon with a most interesting collection of slides of the local area). 8



We then had lots of food and tea and soft drinks organised by Coran Campbell. The evening raised ÂŁ1.083 and we were delighted and Bernice appreciated all the help in making the evening such a success and wishes to thank everyone for all their support. There are always many people to thank who do so much for the Church during the year. Thank you to all my " slaves " on the cleaning rota ,Jean Mulligan for opening the Church each day, Mr Walker for installing the flood lighting for the Church this time of year, Jean Simmons for all her support and the lovely Advent wreath she makes each year. Richard Windsor and Jane for all their help during the year and my fellow Church Warden for all his thoughtful work and support. Wishing everyone a very happy 1914. Margery Hooke (Church Warden) WOLFERTON On Sunday 15th December we entered Wolferton Church to the sound of Christmas carols being played by a dedicated group of local young string players . The Sandringham choir together with a full congregation sang enthusiastically to fill the beautifully decorated St Peter's on this magical evening. After the service we shared Christmas greetings while enjoying mulled wine and mince pies , in the warmth of the new heating system. Thank you to all those who helped to make this such a special evening. Judy Scott Carol Singing On the evening of Friday 20th December, a stalwart group of 25 to 30 people - young and old! - braved the windy, chilly weather to carol sing round the village and raised the commendable total of ÂŁ132.90 for the Church of England Children's Society. Grateful thanks to all who sang, those who contributed and those who provided sustenance for the singers on the way round the village. The Churchwardens

Coffee Morning - Saturday 29th March at Wolferton Social Club - 10am - 12 noon Cake stall, Cream teas, Raffle , Crafts stall, Lucky straws and other games All Proceeds will go to Wolferton Church and East Anglian Air Ambulance For Bingo dates see page 30


F E AT U R E Family Criminal Property Commercial Employment Personal Injury Wills & Probate Dispute Resolution

Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar

Simon Scott

Partner & Wolferton Resident Traditional values... in a modern world Office 01553 778 101

01553 778 100

home visits available on request

28/32 Kings Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 1HQ

Village Signs One of the most attractive products made by a blacksmith is the village sign. Apart from displaying a village name the signs, usually erected on a post in a prominent position, are emblems depicting local life; indeed it could be said that the village sign is a snapshot of local history and culture, each one unique to a particular village. It can be fascinating trying to discover what these signs are telling us about individual villages: some are easy to interpret while others may need research. Representations of famous local people, events and landmarks, and everyday village life combine to provide a rich seam of inspiration for the sign artist. Norfolk was the birthplace of the village sign and still retains the highest concentration. The origin of the sign can be traced to Edward VII who commissioned signs for four villages on the Sandringham estate, while George V ordered signs for four more. In May 1920 the Duke of York (later George VI) made a speech at a Royal Academy banquet in which he said: 'The development of motor travelling has brought back to our highways some of the importance which they enjoyed in the old coaching days. I feel sure that many of my comrade motorists would welcome the revival of the village sign or emblem, as a help to the visitor in a strange land. The name of many a village would offer scope for the wit and humour of the artist. In the neighbourhood of Sandringham, village signs have been introduced with considerable success.' Cont. on page 14 10

F E AT U R E The Victorian Christmas Bazaar After the day was over, everyone was amazed at the success of this event raising about £3200 to support the charitable work of Tapping House. People were equally impressed by how well the members of our small parish community worked together for such a satisfying result. But most folk didn’t see the extraordinary amount of work that went off behind the scenes. The planning for the event began months beforehand when Val Blackmur, Elizabeth Osbourn and Eileen Jarvis got their heads together and the idea and concept was born.

The helpers in their splendid costumes

Folk searched their wardrobes for their grannie’s old garments to compose a full Victorian costume and what they lacked, they set about making with their sewing machines. As if that wasn’t enough, they also worked to make Victorian style craft items for sale on the day. So, quietly, for months in the background, folk in our community were beavering away in preparation for the day itself. A key idea was to create a village book of recipes. Residents submitted their favourite recipes to be made into a book for sale on the big day. It was only in the community centre in the late hours the night before that it became clear that something special was going on. It was then that they came to set the stage for the next day. To the casual observer sipping a quiet pint about 9.30pm there was a sudden surge in bustledom and noisy furniture shifting. The place was transformed very quickly into a cross between a spice trader’s warehouse and Santa’ grotto. There was everything you could think of to make Christmas merry. The front entrance had been decorated with splendidly arranged seasonal greenery which made it warmly welcoming On the morning of Saturday 30th November, the doors were opened early to greet the first visitors. They were already waiting. The day was formally opened by Lady Angela Oswald (pictured left with Santa) who made a little speech to open the show. Cont. page18


A N N O U N C E M E N T Sandringham Group of Churches 2013 Grand Prize Draw Winners

1st Prize Limited edition Fine Bone Dessert Plate 60th anniversary of the Coronation Graciously donated by Her Majesty The Queen Winner — Mr Melvyn Warren of North Tyne, Lincoln. 2nd Prize Private tour of Sandringham Estate conducted by the Land Agent for up to six people followed by glass of Champagne Winner — Mrs M. Minshaw of Cockermouth, Cumbria. 3rd Prize Private tour of Sandringham Royal Stud by the Stud Manager for up to six people Winner — Mr. David Craggs of Harrogate 4th Prize Private Tour of Sandringham House gardens for up to six people by the Head Gardener Winner — Dill Harper of Florence, South Carolina, USA who gave the prize to Mr & Mrs Cade of Huntingdon 5th Prize A £50 National Garden Gift Voucher Winner — Mr. C. Watchorn of Stroud, Gloucester. Total of 3,030 tickets in the Grand Prize Draw

Babingley Pest Control


All types of pests & vermin dealt with Local Family Owned Company Professionally Trained & Fully Insured Prompt Service- No Call Out Charges

Old fashion values with a modern convenience

01485 541 230 37 Lynn Road, Snettisham

Call Dan Brown


01485 601 229 / 07525 236 308

Just contact us and we will do the rest


F E AT U R E Cont. from page 10. On

hearing of the Duke's speech, The Daily Mail organised a competition for the design of village signs offering generous cash prizes. Some 525 entries were received and an exhibition was mounted at Australia House, Strand, in October 1920 with 26 entries from all over the country were shortlisted. The winner was St Peter's, second Mayfield, third Battle, with six runners-up including Biddenden, Bromley and Widdecombe-in-the-Moor. Only Biddenden retains its original metal sign which depicts the famous Chulkhurst Siamese twins, although the sisters have had several changes of dress. Since the competition, many village signs have appeared with a proliferation of them around the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, the Millennium and the Golden Jubilee. Village signs are nearly always a community affair, with a local group being formed to decide on the design, to raise funds, and to arrange the sign’s placement. The signs are sometimes used as a local icon by the media to mark the location of news being reported, providing wonderful advertising for the sign maker! At least one sign had its village name temporarily changed for a fictitious location in a television drama series. Popular motifs include evocative scenes of village life, such as the farmer at his plough or the blacksmith at his anvil, reflecting the culture and heritage of a particular location. Interestingly, even though the blacksmith’s craft is still very much alive unlike the use of the horse-drawn plough, not all signs depicting blacksmiths are made of metal. The earliest were made of wood but as the supply of good quality wood diminished metal began to be used. Village signs that haven’t weathered well are often replaced in a more durable material such as iron or steel. Blacksmiths will not be surprised to learn that some of their signs still stand proudly many years after their erection although some may now be made from polyurethane or aluminium, which involves similar sand-casting techniques, as sign makers who started their trade as blacksmiths move to using these modern materials. Cont. page 28 14



Surnames Below are the 10 most common surnames in Hillington taken from the 1881 census. You can see by the figures below how names have become less or more popular throughout the UK. UK change

Castle Rising

1881 per million

today per




Total Frequency


Since 1881















































































10 Overson

The Frequency column shows the percentage of people in Hillington. For example, a frequency of 5.9649 in Hillington means that 5.9649% of the people in Hillington on census day were called Jarvis. The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called Jarvis in Hillington, compared with the probability of finding them anywhere in Britain as a whole. An index of 1 means that if you pick someone at random from Hillington, you have exactly the same probability of picking someone called Jarvis as if you picked at random from the whole of the UK. If the index is higher than 1, then you are more likely to find someone called Jarvis here than if you picked from the UK as a whole, and if it's lower then you are less likely. The actual figure shows the level of probability - for example, a figure of 2 would indicate that you are twice as likely to find someone called Jarvis here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 132.9163 in Hillington means that you are 132.9163 times as likely to find someone with the surname of Jarvis in Hillington than you would be in the whole of the UK at the time of the 1881 census. If you would like to check the popularity of your surname name during the 1881 census go to: Additionally, if you would like to find out wear your surname is predominantly concentrated throughout the UK go to: Justine Cullum 15




5 January Epiphany 12 January Epiphany 1

11.00 Mattins

19 January Epiphany 2

8.00 Holy Communion

26 January Epiphany 3

9.15 Mattins

16 February Septuagesima 23 February Sexagesima


8.00 Holy Communion

9.30 Mattins

11.15 Mattins 11.00 Family Service

2 February Candlemas 9 February Epiphany 5


8.00 Holy Communion

9.30 Mattins

11.00 Mattins 8.00 Holy Communion 9.15 Mattins

11.15 Mattins 11.00 Family Service

2 March Quinquagesima

8.00 Holy Communion

9.30 Mattins

9 March Lent 1

11.00 Mattins

16 March Lent 2

8.00 Holy Communion

23 March Lent 3

9.15 Holy Communion

11.00 Family Service

30 March Mothering

Group Service West Newton

Group Service West Newton

Group Service West Newton

8.00 Holy Communion

9.30 Mattins

6 April Lent 5


11.15 Mattins





11.00 Mattins 8.00 H-Communion 11.00 Mattins

9.15 3.30 Evensong

11.00 Mattins

9.30 Mattins


11.00 Mattins


8.00 Holy Communion


11.00 Prize Giving

11.00 Mattins


11.00 Prize Giving

3.30 Evensong

9.30 Mattins

11.00 Mattins 11.00 Mattins

8.00 Holy Communion

11.00 Mattins 9.30 Holy Communion

9.15 9.15

3.30 Evensong

9.30 Family Service


11.00 Mattins


11.00 Mattins


Group Service West Newton

11.00 Family Service

8.00 Holy Communion

11.00 Mattins


11.00 Family Service

F E AT U R E Cont. from page 11. The barroom to

the right had been converted to a tearoom where hot drinks were available served by Eileen and Alice. There was a wonderful array of preserves for sale displayed in the ancient corner cupboard. Home-made cakes, both large and small made a lovely display. There’s no making tea without washing of cups and Margaret Elyard toiled assiduously in the kitchen earning the gratitude of everyone. In the Community Room there were craft stalls offering needlework, knitted items, handmade Christmas decorations, bric-a-brac. There were competitions like ‘guess the weight’ of the magnificent fruit cake and ‘how many Val and Paul Blackmur in their Victorian Finery coins in the jar’. There were several excellent raffles offering the chance to win from a multitude of items very kindly donated by parishioners. A cheerful Santa sat in his little grotto and gave a gift to every child who came. The ladies looked splendid in their costumes and a gentleman with a top hat and cane greeted everyone. Altogether the day was a resounding success and all involved should give themselves a hearty pat on the back. There are rumours already about next year. Roger Young

THORNALLEY FUNERAL SERVICES LTD Holding the traditions of a family owned and managed business Providing a personal, caring and complete Funeral Service Pre-Paid Funeral Plans - Private Chapels of Rest - Memorials

Telephone: (01553) 771 399 Austin Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1QH

website - 18



Sandringham & West Newton Primary School

The school Chickens had a lovely Summer holiday with one of our families and have settled back nicely into the school routine as have the staff and children!! The following are some of the activities we have enjoyed in the last term: Early in September KS2 enjoyed a visit to BeWILDerwood. The main purpose of the visit was for pupils to experience a day of outdoor, adventurous and physical activities as well as exploring the environment and local habitat, and to inspire creative writing, design, technology and art.

The whole school visited Houghton hall for “Houghton Revisited, From Russia with Love Exhibition.” We viewed the exhibition and were involved in workshops with the artist in residence Karl Foster supported by volunteers from Norwich University of the Arts. All groups worked hard on pre-visit activities to prepare for the visit. The work shop involved focussing on a painting “The Kitchen,” by David Teniers II, expressing ideas, developing curiosity and wondering out loud about the content of the art work. At the end of the day each class collected a large-scale artists’ sketch book containing their questions, drawings and notes. While we waited to go into the exhibition we made the most of exploring the grounds and visiting the “Soldier museum” Key Stage Two visited Norwich Cathedral for the Schools’ Activity Day. The theme of the day was “Walking with Jesus across the world….” We all participated in workshops which included: crosses, singing, dancing, creative and prayer, as well as collective worship with all the other schools at the end of the visit. Each school were invited to take a pair of shoes with thoughts and reflections about how we “walk” with Jesus in our everyday lives at school. We decided to use a pair of Flip-Flop sandals! The finished product truly reflects the Christian ethos of our school. All the shoes from the schools visiting the Cathedral were displayed in the shape of a cross for everyone to see. For many of the children it was their first visit to Norwich Cathedral and they were really surprised at the enormity of the building, the beautiful stained glass and are keen to visit again next year. Our Reception class had fun collecting apples on the Sandringham estate. They all returned with full bags of apples and BIG smiles. Wishing You All a Happy New Year 19



Flitcham Primary School

On the 28th November the Bishop of Lynn, whilst on a pastoral visit, attended the communion school service held at Flitcham Church. Here pictured with Rector Jonathan and some of the children who attended the service.

Open all day and a warm welcome Delicious meals & parties catered for

The Black Horse Inn Castle Rising

Lofty’s Cleaning Services

01553 631 225

Professional Window Cleaning THE COPPICE BED & BREAKFAST Wendy & Frank Woo The Coppice Fakenham Road Hillington King’s Lynn 01485 600 413 Norfolk PE31 6DJ

All external frames, sills & doors cleaned thoroughly

01553 671 147 07881 723 569 20




There are two new online learning courses starting in the New Year with two optional initial gathering opportunities on Tues 14 Jan, 7-9pm and Thurs 16 Jan, 2-4pm; both at Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, NR9 5ES. Knowing Jesus – Online Learning The four topics covered will help you to see the bigger picture:- Who is Jesus? What did Jesus teach? Why did Jesus die? The difference Jesus makes. 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. Cost: suggested donation £10 Please book in advance. Contact: Caspar James, 01603 882335, Being Christian Beyond Church – Online Learning What does it mean to be Christian in today’s secular workplace? Or in voluntary work or the community come to that? How do you make tough decisions? Can you use the Bible as a guide? Why look after the inner you? These are some of the issues we will discuss using ideas from a wide range of sources as well as our own experience in this online course. Cost: suggested donation £10 Please book in advance. Contact: Caspar James, 01603 882335, A Diocesan day on the ministry of healing. Sat 22 Mar 2014, 9.30am-3.30pm – St Luke’s Church, Norwich NR3 2HF What do we Christians mean by ‘health’ and ‘healing’? We will be helped to reflect on these questions by the clergy who direct Holy Rood House, a pioneering centre for health and pastoral care in Thirsk. After their input, a choice of workshops will help us consider how a Christian ministry of healing might develop in our own church communities. Cost: Free and lunch is provided Contact: Caspar James, 01603 882335,

Mapping Lent and Mapping Matthew The next in Susanna Gunner’s series of ‘maps’ focussing on the seasons of the Christian Year will be ‘Mapping Lent’. Biblical study will underpin an exploration of Lent’s rich themes, with the arts and topical issues offering additional layers of understanding. On Advent Sunday, we move into Lectionary Year A and Matthew’s is the gospel under the spotlight. So you might like to use ‘Mapping Matthew’ during Lent 2014 or indeed at any other time of the year. The five maps in this set explore 1) the visit of the wise men, 2) Jesus’ teaching in the Beatitudes, 3) the stilling of the storm, 4) the Transfiguration and 5) the parable of the vineyard and its wicked tenants. As well as being great for groups of all kinds, the maps may be particularly useful to those who lead worship, lay or ordained. For more information about either set, go to or contact, tel: 01603 882368 21

F E AT U R E Sandringham Choristers The season of Advent and Christmas is always a busy time for choristers and this year our choristers and probationers had a hectic and rewarding schedule with extra duties singing at the Christingle service at West Newton church, the Ormiston Carol Service at Sandringham church, the Carol Service a Wolferton church in addition to the carol services at Castle Rising and Sandringham churches. This was in addition to their usual rota of duties of Choral Matins at Sandringham. The choristers and probationers also sing on their own at Choral Evensong each month at West Newton church where they are always made to feel very welcome by the parishioners. Their singing has helped to increase the number in the congregation and if you have the opportunity to attend this service it is always on the second Sunday each month starting at 3.30pm. At the start of the Michaelmas choir term new appointments were made to our top five senior choristers: Emily Ringwood Dafydd Roney- Morgan appointed as Head Boy Chorister Mia Underwood appointed as Head Girl Chorister Emily Ringwood appointed as Dean’s Chorister in recognition for solo singing. Sungyoon Cho appointed as a Team Leader for Tallis Jeonghun Park appointed as a Team Leader for Byrd In addition to this Emily Ringwood was awarded a major Choral Scholarship to Glebe House School, Hunstanton. It is very rewarding to see the choristers gain in confidence and experience and our recent intake of probationers are also shaping up well. I am as always enormously appreciative to choir parents who make considerable efforts to bring their children to practices and services and it is very gratifying to see that attendance figures are always good. I am always looking for prospective choristers and if anyone reading this is interested in joining the choir please contact me. Claire E. Stewart (Director of Music) Mia Underwood 22

S E RV I C E S Dersingham Mobile Library Service Castle Rising Alms House

09.35 - 10.00

Jan 2, 16, 30, Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27

Flitcham Abbey Road - Old Club Former bell Inn

13.25 - 13.40 13.45 - 13.55

Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14 Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14

Hillington Pasture Close Wheatfields

12.00 - 12.20 12.25 - 12.40

Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28 Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28

Sandringham York Cottage

11.35 - 11.50

Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28

West Newton Caernarvon Cottages West Newton Pre– School Post Office

10.30 - 10.45 10.50 - 11.10 11.15 - 11.30

Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28 Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28 Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28

Wolferton Church The Green

09.45 - 10.00 10.05 - 10.25

Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28 Jan 3, 31, Feb 28, Mar 28

Home library service The home library service provides books on wheels to the homes of people who like to use the library service but are unable to get to a branch or mobile library due to age, disability or mobility. If you would like to either use this service or help as a volunteer, please contact the service on 01603 660945. This is provided in association with the WRVS, which aims to give older people opportunities to get more out of life through its voluntary service. For information contact Dersingham Library 01485 540 181 or

firewood north west Norfolk Seasoned hardwood logs For more information and current prices contact Andrew or visit our website Tel: 01485 570159 Mobile: 07791 539280 Email:


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 24



Caption Challenge Each quarter we provide a cartoon that requires a witty caption. Submit your entry by 15th March. The best caption wins the honour of having their wit printed in the next edition. email your entry to or send to your local village rep.

Last Quarters Caption Congratulations to : Sue Trewin of Snettisham “How kind of our clients to open the gate for us, not a courtesy usually extended to tax inspectors”

Neuro Physiotherapist Sheila Stern - Chartered Physiotherapist

01553 775 324 / stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons disease, guillain barre syndrome, cerebral palsy GP referral rarely required / 49/51Gayton Road ,Kings Lynn

Same Day Delivery Service Next Day Delivery Service Point of Sale Delivery Full UK coverage UK Removals A local personalised service with national coverage. Office : 07779 574 777 — 01485 609 112 Email : andrew.orford@




Incinerator Update How much does it have to cost before the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigate? Detailed concerns regarding the incinerator were recently sent in a letter to the SFO in the hope that a thorough investigation can be launched. Some of the concerns and known facts are outlined below: Norfolk County Council signed a contract making Norfolk’s taxpayers liable for approximately £596 million if it proceeds and £26million if it does not. Independent reports show the incinerator costing around £30 extra per tonne to treat Norfolk’s waste compared to existing facilities offered by competitors. Alternative proposals could save substantially more.

Before the contract was awarded a cheaper competitor was recommended to win the contract. However, just 2.5 hours before the Waste Project Board met to decide the winning bid, a Council officer switched the recommendation to Cory Wheelabrator’s £46million more expensive bid. If the board had been given time to read the new recommendation they might have noticed it contradicted itself. At the next board meeting unelected officers voted to recommend Cabinet award the contract. Factually incorrect/misleading information about a telephone survey formed part of the Willows’ planning application, this was also used to help persuade Caroline Spleman (Environment Secretary at the time) DEFRA

Sandringham Estate Sawmill

grant funding and ignore the official West Norfolk ballot outcome.

NCC only signed the contract when they thought they had the grant. Signing it made Norfolk’s taxpayers liable to pay out many millions of pounds whatever the outcome. It is doubtful Norfolk’s taxpayers would be in this situation if flawed information had not been provided to key decision makers during the procurement process. There remain many unanswered questions that warrant investigation.

WOLFERTON STATION Take a historical journey Any help with further information would be greatly appreciated Richard Brown 01977 642 212

At the time of writing the final planning decision is still not known; when it comes it will provide a clear indicator as to the health of our democracy.

TEL: 01485 543 641

Fund Raising Event Indoor Car boot sale 25th Jan 2014 Fairgreen Farms, Hill Road, Middleton, PE32 1RN. Doors open 9 till 12:30. Sellers £5 set up from 8am.

FAX: 01485 543 239

Tel 01553 840640 for more details.

HIGH QUALITY TIMBER PRESSURE TREATED Fencing, Beams, Decking, Panels, Gates

Mike Knights Fairgreen Farms, Middleton

Open Mon-Fri 7am - 4pm Sat 8am - 12 noon






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 The Wolf Folk Club at Wolferton Social Club Each Thursday with kick-off time 8.00pm. Admission free. Come and perform or listen to folk songs, poetry, pop classics, instrumental pieces - we all do our own thing. All dates on page 30.

Cont. from page 14.

Discovering village signs can provide much pleasure and excitement to the driver or tourist, so much so that the Village Sign Society was founded in 1999 for fellow enthusiasts by Shirley M Addy and Maureen Long, writers and publishers of books on village signs, and its members include many sign makers. The Society has produced a national database of all known village signs, historic and present, complemented by a pictorial archive and providing the most exhaustive record of British village signs. Not only are these records invaluable for researchers but they also preserve details for posterity. Over 4,000 signs have now been recorded and the numbers continue to increase as new signs are unveiled throughout Britain. Some of these may be replacements incorporating a different design or just replicas in a more robust material. The Society also provides an advisory service for groups interested in acquiring a village sign and can direct them to a suitable sign maker. Village Signs od England, Scotland and Wales (ISBN 9780954 295066) - Written by Shirley M Addy and Maureen Long, founders of the Village Sign Society. Includes over 100 village signs from all parts of Britain, and each one is fully illustrated with its elements explained. On glossy paper with many colour photographs. ÂŁ4.50. Available from all bookshops, via internet, or or by post (please add 50p postage) from AL Publications, 2 The Hazels, Wilpshire, Blackburn, BB1 9HZ



Help when you need it Many families not claiming what they are entitled to, including over a million low income pensioners. Many people find the benefits system complex, scary or just don't know what questions to ask. Your local Benefits Advice Team are only one free telephone call away. The Benefits Advice and Review Team are a small team of visiting officers from King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. They are there to help deal with Housing and Council Tax Benefit queries. They also offer independent advice on whether you or your family may be entitled to state benefits; whether you are sick, retired, disabled or caring for someone, signposting people where necessary. You can get advice and help to complete the following forms:     

Housing and Council Tax Benefit: means tested benefit Discretionary Housing Payment Attendance Allowance Disability Living Allowance Pension Credit Carers Allowance

You can contact them to request a visit or ask for advice using freephone 0800 731 2253 from 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm on Fridays. Or email: RevenuesVisitingTeam@West Additional general enquiry contact details: Email: Telephone: 01553 616200 Telephone: 01553 616601 - emergency out of hours In writing:

Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Kings Court Chapel Street King's Lynn Norfolk PE30 1EX 29

D I A RY January 9th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 19th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 16th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 21st Wolferton Social Club 8pm Prize Bingo 23rd Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 25th Fairgreen Farms 9am-12.30pm Fund Raising, details on page 26 30th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 February 6th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 13th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 16th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 18th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Prize Bingo 20th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, detail page 28 27th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 March 6th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 13th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 16th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Cash Bingo 18th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Prize Bingo 20th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 27th Wolferton Social Club 8pm Wolf Club folk music, details page 28 29th Wolferton Social Club 10am-12pm coffee morning, details page 9

advertise your dates here FREE

April 20th Flitcham 9am Annual Yard Sale Thursdays Yoga 6pm-7.30pm at Flitcham Community Centre, first session free, suitable for any age Youth Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm meets fortnightly at the Rectory, Clare Reviere 01485 540 587 Sundays Sunday School meets each week at West Newton Church at 9.15am. New members always welcome. Please enquire Mrs Bernice Allen 01485 543 425. Rachael Spooner MCFHP MAFHP Foot Health Professional Treatment Including:

Nail Cutting - Corn Removal - Callus Reduction Diabetic Foot Care - Verruca Treatment General Foot Care

A traditional provincial firm caring for all your legal requirements.

Call 01485 601 128 or 07754 947 408

01485 501 586

for advice or an appointment caring for feet in the comfort of your own home

2 St Nicholas Court, Dersingham, PE31 6GZ

Registered Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals


D I R E C T O RY RECTOR Sandringham

The Reverend Jonathan Riviere

01485 540 587


Mrs Sally Stanton Mr Paul Ringwood

01485 609 099 01485 540 174

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC Claire Stewart (Sandringham/Castle Rising Group) 01485 298 264 ORGANISTS

Mr Michael Whitehall (Hillington) Mr Derek Thomas (Sandringham/Castle Rising Group) Mr Clive Browne (Wolferton)

CHURCH WARDENS Castle Rising Mr Richard Shipp Lady Howard

01553 631 250 01553 631 556


Mrs Elizabeth Ross Mrs Sally Stanton

01485 600 018 01485 609 099


Mr Edward Dawnay

01485 600 304


Mr Marcus O’Lone Mrs Joan Jackson

01485 540 581 01485 540 860

West Newton

Mrs Margery Hooke Mr Peter Rispin

01485 540 593 01485 540 037


Mrs Marilyn Jones Mrs Jacqueline Candy

01485 542 479 01485 542 625


Michael Wheatley

07798 716 574

enquire about our advertising for April 2014 onwards Email :

VILLAGE MAGAZINE REPS Castle Rising Eric Robinson Flitcham Sue Loader Hillington Jan Newell Sandringham & Joan Jackson West Newton Wolferton Michael Petch

Deadline for articles etc. is strictly the 15th of each month prior to publication. Printed by The Printing House Limited


KENNY BURTON  Carpenter  Painter & Decorator  House & Garden Maintenance

Garden Maintenance For all your garden maintenance with no job too small Contact F J Earl 01485 540 312 / 07788 161 314

Dersingham 01485 541 927 / 0776 666 8366



The Workshop Marsh Farm Wolferton PE31 6HB

We Mend ~ You Mow Tel: 01485 540645 email: Machinery repair specialists in tune with your machinery needs

Now reviewing advertising space for April 2014 - March 2015. If you would like additional information or rate card please email or call on 01485 601 564 For an economical way to give your company awareness try our lineage adverts at only £16.00 per year. All diary dates are free of charge.

Geoff Stinton PLUMBING & HEATING GAS SAFE Reg No 30546 EST 1968

Natural & L.P.G. Gas. All types of heating and plumbing work carried out including Landlords reports L.P.G. gas work to Holiday Homes, Caravans etc.


Tel: 01553 761 017

Sandringham Parish Magazine  

A quarterly publication of what’s happening on the Sandringham Estate in the Parishes of Castle Rising, Flitcham, Hillington, Sandringham, W...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you