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Se en Churches Newsletter October 2012

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Marion Harrison, Itteringham Rectory, The Street, Itteringham NR11 7AX. Tel: 01263 587977

Photo: Ivan Thompson

St Andrew, Blickling; St Andrew, Little Barningham; St Andrew,Wickmere; St Andrew, Saxthorpe with Corpusty; St Mary, Itteringham; SS Peter & Paul, Edgefield; SS Peter & Paul, Oulton and Irmingland. www.sevenchurches.org.uk

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This is the time of year when we see many of our local villages en fĂŞte. One of the best village events was the Little Barningham Go-Kart Derby organised and supervised by Ellie Betts (full report inside). Here Nick Feistner from Barningham Green has an anxious moment as he struggles to bring his mighty Go-Kart into line for maximum speed. 1


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October Reflection I wonder what pictures the month of October evoke for you. For me October is the month of turning.The summer has ended and the sun has turned from its northernmost point and now travels back towards the southern hemisphere.The days grow shorter and the early mornings have a “nip� in the air. As the air cools and the length of daylight shortens, so the trees begin to turn the colours of our countryside and gardens to a rich tapestry of flaming reds and burnt orange, tempered with hues of brown. Finally the leaves drop and pile up on the ground, ready to be rolled in, thrown, jumped on and run through to the delight of children of all ages. Our thoughts and work turn from the gathering in of the harvest to the storing and preservation of food stores for the winter. Rose hips picked and made into syrup, onions pickled for Christmas and the apples carefully wrapped and packed away for eating in the winter months. Birds also turn from the plenty of summer to the searching of hedgerows and gardens, finding the last morsels hanging on bowed branches or lying on the ground, eventually working their way to the various hanging bird feeders and tables we so readily provide. And as the month progresses, we turn from our summer clothes to more suitable attire. Open toed sandals give way to sturdier footwear and thin cottons make way for thick woollen jumpers. Jackets and overcoats are pulled out and brushed down and new warm hats acquired. Our pets too look to grow a thicker layer of fur to keep out the coming cold. In our homes we also turn from throwing open wide our windows and doors to let in the summer breeze to lighting the first autumn fires in clean and well swept hearths. Outside, the air turns heavy with the smell and smoke of burning wood as if to bear witness to the colder nights. In the Church there is also a turning. The buildings themselves are given a final clean and last minute repairs are made to help keep them dry for the winter. Our prayers and thoughts turn from the plenty of Harvest through the civic service of Remembrance and on towards All Souls and Advent. And now I think I’ll turn to thoughts of hot buttered crumpets, apple-cake and cups of tea. Whatever October means to you, enjoy the turning Season. 3

Rev. Marion Harrison


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BLICKLING As I write this, I am sadly away from Blickling travelling in France - and not the beautiful France of Paris or Provence, but the more industrial part. Anyway, I am currently in dire need of some necessities, and asked the doorman at the hotel this morning to direct me to the best shopping area. He looked at me strangely (I thought initially this was a consequence of my terrible French) and replied that ‘Monsieur, but the shops are closed; it is Sunday’. At first I was really annoyed at this, but then quickly appreciated how nice it was to be somewhere that continues to treat this special day of the week as being different than all of the other six. As the first Roman Christian Emperor, Constantine said all of those hundreds of years ago, “On the venerable day of the Sun..let all workshops be closed”. Perhaps in England, we have gone way too far in making Sunday just another shopping day, with little to differentiate it from all of the other materialistic days. I realise that closing shops on a day like today can inconvenience those that need something (like me today), and also Amazon is always open for business, but the rewards of almost forcing us to retreat away from the shops back into the more spiritual world are definitely worth the temporary frustration. The first thing the lack of an open shop has made me do is sit down to write this, and then I shall go for a long contemplative walk, listen to some beautiful music and maybe even have a lovely nap. Hopefully, all at Blickling will be equally calm and peaceful on what, at last here is a gorgeous day. Tomorrow, I can once again set out to buy those things that I need, although with my French, I will possibly end up with something quite different! Sam Berwick: 07810 553321

Halloween Treasure Hunt at Blickling There will be a Halloween Treasure Hunt at Blickling Hall on Saturday 27th October. Come and enjoy a wonderfully spooky afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Hunt for clues around the walled garden and parade to win some treasure! There will be various arts and crafts activities, a fancy dress competition, games, a bouncy castle and hot food and drinks available to warm everybody up. Children £3.50, adults £1.50. For more information please call Stepping Stones Pre-School on 01263 768766. 5


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EDGEFIELD Church News (from Angela Turner) We held our Harvest Festival and Supper on 16th September, and it was good to see the church full of people, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Thank you for everyone who helped with the flowers, and all the provisions for our Harvest Supper. It is always a happy occasion. Our present plan is to have a Community Sunday every other month. In September we had our Harvest festivities, and, in November, we would like to invite everyone to come and have coffee in the church where we will explain the history of the building and its contents (including the organ). It is quite a story! Do come and wander around, and find out more about your interesting church, 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 18th November. Edgefield Village Hall Committee (from Dawn Hulbert) We look forward to welcoming you to an event with a difference: “The Cream of the Crafts”, from 10 – 4 p.m. on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November. There will be a wide selection of beautiful and affordable crafts, either for yourself or as gifts. Delicious homemade refreshments will be available and entry is free. After a short lull since the Jubilee, we are now very busy again preparing for our next three events. The Castaways will have performed for us by the time this newsletter is published. A report will appear in the next issue. We are currently looking into the possibility of replacing three outer doors at the hall. They have been repaired so many times we felt the time has come, so we await estimates and then hope to go ahead. New cutlery and glasses have been bought, to make the hall fully functional. We can now cover for 100. A Festive Evening was such a success last year that we are planning a similar event on 7th December. Again - more later. Several villagers have enquired about another village car boot next year. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the list. It will be probably be in the spring again as this seemed to work well. Richard Peaver: 01263 587486, rhpeaver@btinternet.com 7


ITTERINGHAM Searing and relentless heat and ever widening crevasses curtailed Serge Busby’s Mont Blanc adventures in early September. “They will be back”, he says…in May of next year. The mighty Mount shall be conquered! The Old School House, some-time Itteringhams’ infant school is now again in permanent occupation. Paul and Julie, art tutors at Leeds University, have given up their home in the north country and are now wholly installed on The Street.They will continue their art consultancy with the university and so will remain in ‘the mainstream’ mode for a while yet…Welcome from us all. Paul has agreed to join the Sunday team at the village shop so to meet as many of us as possible. He will be a mine of local information in less than no time at all. Eight hundred and eighty kilos of young (18 months) bovine muscle and brawn.A handsome and lively beast , so handsome in fact that he was judged, at the recent Aylsham Show to be Male Hereford Breed Champion and in addition, Reserve Hereford Breed Champion. Congratulations to Robert and Sophie Fowell on your deserved awards.This animal will be sold and another brought on in time for the 2013 show. Building renovations have begun at 17 Wolterton Road and Messrs. Burbidge and Burbidge (Mr & Mrs we believe) will be moving in over the next few weeks and so welcome to you also. Have a very happy home. Elspeth Barker’ latest book emerges this month and will be available in the village shop from mid month and from all good book stores. Soft back…£11. 95p Emma Neal will be fourteen on 7th. October. Happy returns Emma and have a really wonderful year. LOST AND FOUND. Gold wedding ring with inscription found on Manor Farmhouse Loke in mid August. Claims to Rose Eric Goodman 587278 Tooley on 01263 584205. It may not have been lost! 8


LITTLE BARNINGHAM It was a beautiful warm sunny afternoon and the village was buzzing, why you ask, well it was the Church fete and the long awaited go-kart race! At Meadow Cottage the 5 different go-karts were all lined up and the drivers were ready. The fete was well attended, there was a very big tombola, book stall, bric-a-brac stall and some of the children had set up some games too. Thank you to all of those involved with setting up, running stalls and making teas and coffees. The day was a great fundraiser for the church and £523.00 was made. Nick Feistner, Adam and William Griffiths, James and Tom Love, Louis Piggott, and Aaron and Lewis Parker all entered the Go-Kart competition. It was split into two events each started on the hill near the church: 1) distance down the road with a push-start; 2) speed over a standard distance without a push. The distance race was first and, after a couple of casualties, one to a parked car and one to a child, the winner was James Love, who managed to make it nearly to Michael and Derek’s.The Louis Piggott on his perfectly painted Go-Kart at speed second race was also won by James, our overall captured by photographer Tom Griffiths. champion this year. If there had been a prize for best decoration, Louis Piggott would have won hands down! It was a great sight to see the children happy and all of the spectators cheering them on, a real village atmosphere! It was such a good time that it was repeated the following weekend at Parva Close! A great big thank you must go to Ellie for her suggestion and her brilliant organisation. Participants in the church cycle ride managed to make it to 17 churches; a good fundraiser for the church although we are not yet sure how much was raised. The next community Sunday will be on the 7th October in the Village Hall at 12.30 and will be a Thanksgiving lunch for the harvest, further details to follow. Harold Hooker has moved to Aldborough and we wish him well and thank him for all his work on the Village Hall. Carolyn and Max from Barningham Green have moved to Aylsham and again we wish them well. We welcome home Ruth Buxton, who has completed her time in Yorkshire and has moved back to The Old Post Office. Monica we hear has settled in well but is still surrounded by boxes!! The next event in the Village Hall will be the Pub Games night on Friday 28th September and then the Quiz and Chips which will be on Saturday 20th October, ticket prices remain at £7.50 and these must be booked and paid for in advance. Please Debbie Love: 01263 577430 contact me on 577430 should you wish to book a ticket. 9


Corpusty School needs a Community Governor Do you have a little time to spare? Would like to be more involved with your local community? Are you interested in contributing to the further development of our village school? Although proud of our school, we know we can make it even better, and we think it is important to have governors from different backgrounds to help with this. You do not need to be an education expert! We’re all very friendly and would welcome someone else from the local community to come and join us. We don’t normally meet so often that it’s a burden (six full governing body meetings per year and a similar number for the various committees). If you would like to know more, please phone Ceinwen Sinclair on 01263 587397 for a chat and more info.

28th October: History Sunday Hall open. Paston Heritage Society displays and costumed interpreters. Medieval crafts: calligraphy, paper making, family activities include archery and armour. Classic cars Refreshments in Greedy Goose tearooms. Admission: adults £6.00, concessions £5.00, children free

Walks open every day until dusk. Hall open on Fridays 2-5pm until 26th October 2-5 (last entry 4pm). Exhibition with coronation robes: Wolterton over 10 reigns. At 3pm on 4th November join popular choir Vocality in the spectacular tapestry-hung salon for A Joyous Celebration. Entry £8.00 includes tea and cakes

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11.00am HC BCP

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Community Weekend

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Benefice Services: October 2012


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Community Weekend

6.00pm Harvest Festival

10.00am MP

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SAXTHORPE

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Community Weekend

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Deadline for October Newsletter, Friday October 26th Editor: Richard Lynam Tel: 0207 374 2030. Email: richardlynam@btinternet.com

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OULTON And so into autumn.....Harvest Festivals and Suppers are over and now there’s a feeling of bedding-in for the winter. Don’t forget that British Summer Time ends at 01.00 on 28th October, so remember to change your clocks. Thank-you! Two days before, the marquee was erected in wind and rain.The actual day dawned damp but without hesitation the gazebos and stalls arrived and even Radio Norfolk turned out to try the welly throwing and to promote us. Thankfully the skies cleared and the remainder of the day was dry, resulting in another successful Church Fete which raised £1,050 for church funds. We are so grateful to all who helped in whatever way and to all those who supported us on the day. An especially big thank-you goes to Malcolm and Holly for making the excellent Splat-the-Rat which gave such pleasure on the day,

Judy Karen

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Lost Property. A number of items remained after the fete: Two plastic cake plates. Plastic butter dish. Small knife. Plastic cake/biscuit box. Please contact Sue hall as below. Sponsored Cycle Ride. Well done to all who participated and thank-you to those who recorded on the day. Although several cyclists passed through our village we could really improve on our contribution, so how about it for next year? It really can be a fun family day, especially if the weather is as good as this year. Oulton Congregational Chapel. This is your final chance this year to visit Oulton’s best kept secret. Open afternoon. 2-4pm. Sunday 14th October. All welcome, especially the newcomers to our village. Refreshments served or picnic in the orchard. Do you have any news for the Parish Magazine? Please contact me on the number below . The ultimate monthly deadline is always printed on the centre page each month but I’d appreciate it a few days before if possible. There’s also space on the Village People Page, so if you’re doing anything of interest, why not get in touch? Sue Hall: 01263 734245 15


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SAXTHORPE WITH CORPUSTY There have been some warm, sunny days in this late summer period, and many residents have enjoyed outdoor activities.The poor plants don’t know which season it is, as there are rhododendrons in bud, delphiniums in flower, and Acers turning their beautiful hues, while some roses are hanging on for a few more days. Just recently there have been some spectacular sunsets. Gardens and orchards show very few fruit this year after the abundance of last year, but the hedgerows appear to be full of blackberries, nature’s harvest for all to share. Corpusty and Saxthorpe Garden Society look forward to Gill Gorringe coming on 7th November, Japanese anemones in full bloom. to talk on Garden Design. Photo: Judith Banks North Norfolk Knitters will meet on October 9th, 10.00am until 12 noon in the village hall. Don’t forget “Corpusty and Saxthorpe Autumn Fayre” (Bonkers for Conkers), takes place on Sunday 14th October, in the village hall, 11.00am until 4pm.The conker championships will be a major part of the event, but there are many more attractions. Linc was disappointed that “Arabella Jewellery” was unable to come in September because of family illness, but Dr Drews spoke enthusiastically on one of his many topics. In October LinC is to hear from Judith Banks of the true situations that arose when living in busy town vicarages, some sad but some quite funny. LinC meet on 17th October at 7.30pm in the village hall.All are welcome. Families Together plan to celebrate God’s wonderful world, incorporating giving thanks for the harvest, on Thursday 18th October, 3.30 until 5.30pm.As usual there will be fun, crafts, games, singing and a hot supper, for which there is no charge, just a donation bowl. St Andrew’s Church Community Sunday coincides with Corpusty and Saxthorpe Autumn Fayre, so why not go along and see if any help is needed? Thank you to all those who cleaned and polished St Andrew’s Church, and to those who mowed, strimmed and tidied the churchyard, for the autumn ‘spring clean’.The energy and enthusiasm given were immense.Thank you. St Andrew’s Church will hold its Harvest Festival service, followed by tea and cakes, on 21st October at 3.00pm. All are welcome. The Church looked beautiful for the marriage of Julian Waterson and Sarah Keady.We send congratulations to them and thanks to the flower arrangers who worked their vision and skills again. Judith Banks: 01263 587319 17


WICKMERE WITH WOLTERTON Another inch has been sanded off the rounders bat since we last played. I have visited Specsavers during the past year so I know for sure that it is nothing to do with my failing eyesight. That bat is not regulation size and to remove it as an issue it has been suggested that we use a baseball bat in future. However, interference with the bat is not the only skulduggery to Phillida Hurn readies the victory tea in the Emma Bridgewater have taken place. The bitter rivalry commemorative teapot while Helen McKenzie looks on. between our Church Wardens moved Photo: Dom Boddington up a notch when the McKenzie team yet again were the victors; and it did not pass unnoticed that Scott McKenzie was responsible for the system that allocated villagers to each team which resulted in his team being stronger! All sour grapes aside, it was a tremendous event not least because the sun shone all afternoon. Many thanks to Tony and Phillida Hurn for loaning the “field of dreams” and providing the wonderful tea. £73 was raised in donations for church funds. Nineteen people, rather fewer than usual, visited St Andrew’s church Wickmere during the Norfolk Churches Trust Bike Ride. The team of “sitters”, including Lesley Ash (a marathon 3 hour stint), the Goulty family and Mrs Jickell, ensured all the riders received a warm welcome. The Wickmere riders included Willow Ash probably the youngest to take part, Cameron Bray accompanied for the first time by his sister Ellie, and Helen McKenzie. £40 was raised in sponsorship, half will be retained by St Andrews and half will go to the Norfolk Churches Trust. Many thanks are due to Paddy Seligman for all her work in organising the Wickmere team. The Harvest Festival takes place at the church on October 14th at 6pm. There will be a church clean-up the day before (Saturday 13th) between 10am and 12pm. Any help will be greatly appreciated. There have been a number of entries for the summer photo competition and they will be judged by those who attend a coffee morning in the village hall on Saturday 6 October between 10.30 and 11.30. Please bring a cake if you can. Kate and Mark Rhodes slipped very quietly into the village a year ago without many of us noticing. Not only would we like to welcome them but also we congratulate them on the Helen Goulty: Dominic Boddington birth of a baby son six weeks ago. 01263 570043 01263 577300 18


Nature Notes In the ‘70s the must- have gadget was the Goblin Teasmade, an ingenious contraption combining alarm clock and kettle, that would wake you each morning with a freshly brewed cuppa. My parents were faithfully served by such a machine until one fateful morning, when my dad’s first sip of tea contained a spider that had crawled into his empty cup overnight, giving him a little more than he had bargained for - AAARGH!! That episode created in me a habit of carrying out nightly ceiling inspections, to make quite sure no 8- legged critters are poised to abseil down whilst I sleep! Whilst not keen on indoor spiders, I feel quite differently about the outdoor ones. On early morning October walks I cannot help marvelling at the work of one of nature’s finest architects, bejewelled by heavy autumn mists – the webs of European Garden Spiders. Built by the females, these are constructed mainly Drawing of a Garden spider by Sue Appleby from two of the six different types of silk they are able to produce. A non-adhesive sort forms the ‘spokes’ of the web allowing the spider to move freely without becoming stuck.A sticky silk is used for the circular prey-catching part.The spider then waits in the centre or on a nearby leaf, elongated front legs attached to a signal thread designed to alert her to any vibration caused by ensnared prey. In early autumn these females, varying in colour from light yellow to dark grey and with a “cross” pattern of white dots on their back, mate, quite possibly guzzling up their other halves in the process. Devoting the rest of their lives to protecting their eggs, they construct their webs eliminating the need to leave and hunt. Frequent rebuilding renews the web’s stickiness and repairs damage, and allows the spider a protein rich meal as she eats the old silk. Late October the females die and the eggs hatch the following spring. Known to be one of the world’s strongest fibres, a strand of spider silk as thick as a pencil could halt a Jumbo Jet in flight.A teaspoon amount of Garden Spider’s silk could stretch for 3 miles! Such remarkable stuff it is that it has been used as fishing line by Indo-Pacific fishermen, as bandages by the ancient Greeks, and in weaponry inWW2 aircraft. Modern scientists are even well on the way to using it to construct bulletproof vests! Loathsome critter – or invaluable contributor to our lives.....you decide! 19

Sue Appleby


ANNOUNCEMENT First the bad news: there is no KIDS page this month. They’re taking a holiday. Now the good news: here is an extra helping of Arts News to make up for it.

Arts News Anteros Arts Foundation is holding an exhibition by Danny Keen from 28th September to 3rd November as part of Black History Month. There will also be a month of jazz events, including a performance by David Holgate’s band! For further information please visit www.anteros.co.uk Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society are celebrating 40 years of creativity in an anniversary exhibition: Head, Hands and Heart on October 3rd , 4th and 5th 2012, in the Forum, Norwich. 9am to 8pm. Craftsmen and women celebrate their skills both as individuals and as collaborators. Working together for the first time, they combine crafts in an innovative way to create something new. This exhibition not only pushes the boundaries of contemporary craftsmanship, but also extends the Society in new directions those not envisaged 40 years ago. See www.norfolkcraft.co.uk for more details. East Anglia Art Foundations is hosting the exhibition Cedric Morris & Christopher Wood: A Forgotten Friendship at Norwich Castle Museum from 20 October - 31 December. Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Christopher (Kit) Wood (1901-30) were two British artists who shone out in the 1920s. Their friendship had a marked effect on their two careers during this decade. This is the first exhibition to focus on the friendship between these painters - and their many artistic links. It celebrates a period of British art which is increasingly admired and collected. The early work of Morris and Wood anticipates the ‘primitive’ style of the fisherman painter - Alfred Wallis, and it was also a reaction to some Christopher Wood A Fishing Boat in Dieppe Harbour 1929 Tate of the more modern art - Cubisim and Futurism - which had stunned Britain in the years leading up to 1914. In addition you can see Vision and Reality: Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2012 Norwich Castle Museum 20 October - 9 December. Vision and Reality is inspired by a quote from Cedric Morris. 20


More Arts News In The Garden, an exhibition at The Old Workshop Gallery Corpusty until 21 October, features a wide range of work, photography, paintings, prints, textiles, glass, ceramics and sculpture from more than twenty Norfolk-based artists (several from the parishes of the seven churches) each inspired to celebrate and interpret the garden in their own unique way. Continuing at the Bircham Gallery in Holt is an exhibition of paintings and prints of rural England by Mary Sumner and also of wildlife sculpture by Jeremy James. Then from 13 October - 7 November 2012 there is a show of Norfolk landscape painting by John Newland, with works by Tony Foster, Ross Loveday and Sophie Knight together with ceramics by Sarah Purvey and stone sculpture by Rob Fogell. At 3pm on 4th November in Wolterton Hall popular local choir Vocality entertain in the spectacular setting of the tapestry-hung salon. The programme, A Joyous Celebration, features music from many centuries and countries.Tickets £8 include tea and cakes. For more information, please call 01263 584175/768444. At Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday 20 October. Play The Music Acoustic Showcase features Whispering Voices, Kolin Durier, The Delta Beltas, and Pepper & Shepherd. Entry FREE. This monthly showcase offers acoustic musicians of all styles the opportunity to perform in one of the best venues in Norwich, if not the East of England. Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s “A Team” invites you to an Art Exhibition Wild Norfolk at Cley Visitor Centre from Saturday 20th Oct. to Friday 2nd Nov., 10 am to 5pm., Free Entry. Paintings, sculptures etc. by 14 well-known artists, depicting local wildlife and landscapes. Includes a superb raffle. All profits to Cley Marshes Land Purchase Appeal. Enquiries to Angela Turner, tel. 01263587292

October Groans I recently booked a table for my wife’s birthday but she wasn’t very impressed - she’s hopeless at snooker. I went into a pet shop and said, “I’d like to buy a wasp.” The man said, “I don’t sell wasps.” I said, “Well, you’ve got one in the window.” A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. In my office, I have a work station. 21


Who inspired the Old Testament? ‘The Hebrew Scriptures’ is one way of describing what Christians call the “Old Testament”.Yet the first use of the word ‘Hebrew’ to describe a language occurs in the Book of Jubilees circa 3rd Century BC. It is thus post-Biblical as a language.The very few references to the language that the Old Testament is written in refer either to Canaanite or ‘Yehudith’ ie Judaean. In rabbinic literature, a favoured description is the “Holy Language”. To question the use of Hebrew as the right term to describe the language of the Old Testament is provocative. Many accept verbal inspiration of the text - believing every single word was dictated directly by God - which suggests a divine homogeneity of language.Verbal inspiration by God is therefore in question if one suggests the language consists of various Canaanite dialects such as Ugaritic, Phoenician, Judaean, Moabite. An example: Elohim is a generally used term for God in old Canaanite texts such as Job. But in the later Hosea the term for God is the Moabite Ela. Why did God inspire the writer of Job with one language and Hosea with another? Many scholars feel the discernment of Canaanite dialects is an under-exploited discipline. It is difficult because the material is all over two thousand years old but it is a rich area for study capable of throwing fresh light on the text of the Old Testament to reward and enhance our Christian faith.

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Village People A Saxthorpe Churchwarden and spouse appeared to be taking the church cleaning and graveyard grass strimming frightfully seriously at their last Community weekend.That couldn’t have had anything to do with a then forthcoming wedding at St Andrew’s, could it? (see below). Little Barningham’s Tom Griffiths very ably, quickly and creatively stepped up when the Editor asked him to photograph some of the Go-Kart Derby. He has had his shot published in this issue on page 9. The potential workforce at Corpusty Stores has increased by one. Many congratulations to Peter and Val Johnson at Corpusty stores on becoming grandparents to Samuel James George Johnson! And congratulations too to Julian Waterson and Sara Keady who were married in Saxthorpe church. We wish them a long and happy life together.The splendour of their occasion was only matched by the pristine cleanliness of the church! (see above). Was it luck or prayers answered? Just at the moment Edgefield’s Angela Turner was wondering how to promote Wild Norfolk the art exhibition she is involved in putting together for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, she received an email to all parish correspondents asking for Arts News! Wickmere’s Judy Barker has enjoyed great success this summer on her horse ‘Trouble’. She was reserve champion at the Trail Blazers dressage at Stoneleigh, was second at the horse trials at Keysoe, Bedfordshire and the winner at the Burnham Market event. If you’re looking for Trouble, the winner’s enclosure is the right place! In November Edgefield’s Alison Mawson plans a 10 day trek along The Great Wall of China to raise money for Holt Youth Project, a charity which helps local young people. Most people would find it hard to believe that Holt has the highest child poverty figures in North Norfolk, at 24%. Please sponsor Alison if you can: http://www. justgiving.com/Alison-Mawson. Her ambition to help other young people achieve their ambitions is praise - and sponsorship - worthy! Well done to Oulton’s Charlie Jefford who has been made Head of Farfield House at Gresham’s School this year. Farfield is Benjamin Britten’s old house and in Charlie the musical muse obviously continues. What’s more, his brothers James and from this year, George, are also in the same house! Congratulations to Oulton’s Dick Williams (painting) and Saxthorpe’s Merlin Waterson (engraving) who have each had works selected for the third annual Norwich Castle Open Art Show.This year’s show is entitled Vision & Reality and you can see Dick and Merlin’s selected work at the Castle from 20th October. 23


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Wickmere Village Hall 10.30-11.30am Lt. Barningham Village Hall 12.30pm Corpusty Village Hall 12pm Oulton Chapel 2pm-4pm Corpusty Village Hall 11am-4pm Corpusty Village Hall 7.30pm Corpusty Village Hall 3.30-5.30pm Lt. Barningham Village Hall 7.00pm Blickling Hall 2.00-4.00pm

Coffee Morning & Photography Judging Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch North Norfolk Knitters Oulton Chapel Open Afternoon Corpusty/Saxthorpe Autumn Fair LinC: Judith Banks Families Together Quiz and Chips (ÂŁ7.50) Halloween Treasure Hunt (ÂŁ3.50)

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November 3rd & 4th The Cream of the Crafts Edgefield Village Hall 7th Corpusty Saxthorpe Garden Soc. Corpusty Village Hall 18th Fascinating History of Edgefield Church Edgefield Church

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Tony Hurn

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Parish Newsletter - October 2012