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Se en Churches Newsletter April 2012

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

The Easter Message A lovely drawing by Sue Appleby from Wickmere reminds us that this is the most sacred and the most important event in the Church calendar. In her work here we see the elements of the Easter Message: the tree, the grave, the new life and, of course, the Church. A time to reflect, certainly, but above all, a time to rejoice and wish all the world: A Happy Easter to you!



April Reflection In obedience to their laws, Jews have spilled into the city from all over Israel and still more are entering by every gate. People packed into the narrow streets. Walking under rows of washing hanging high across the streets to dry in the heat of the day and breathing in the smells wafting out from the open doorways as they pass. Women trying to keep hold of excited children. The elderly looking to see if old friends or family have arrived yet. Men at all the city gates, conducting business. Herdsmen bring in the lambs for slaughter. The temple full of the comings and goings of priests, Pharisees, Sadducees, temple guards and men, conducting business. Traders everywhere selling their wares, eager to cash in on so vast a crowd. And the Roman soldiers looking on. Watching, waiting, ready to stop trouble before it can escalate into something more. And in to this heady mix of excitement and tension underlined with the fear of an occupied country, come the cries of children’s voices calling Hosanna.The voices become louder and men and women join in, “Hosanna to the son of David” and “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” and “Hosanna in the highest.” Now you can see the crowd, some running ahead, some waving branches, some spreading their cloaks on the ground before…. before what? Then you see him, the Rabbi, the one everyone has been talking about for the last year or so. This gentle and humble man, riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. A week when Christians everywhere re-enact, read about and reflect on the events of the last week in the life of Jesus. It starts with one celebration and ends with another on Easter Day. But in between is a roller coaster of emotions waiting to carry us all the way to the foot of the Cross and the heart-wrenching death of Jesus. But on Easter Day, that first Easter Day, the whole world was given the hope of a new life.

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BLICKLING As we exit from those traditional rainy and windy winter months when this year it refused to rain, there is a desperate need to stop using as much as water as we have become accustomed to spraying around. Most importantly, for all of the passionate gardeners in the parish, it is necessary to start xeriscaping – creating a dry scene in the garden using mainly plants that are spiny, narrow, hairy and sticky – sounds difficult, but I am sure those amazing gardeners throughout the parish can manage it! If you can’t do that, everything becomes a little bit more tricky. In our household that unfortunately means that the children (particularly the girls) will be encouraged to have shorter showers than their usual thirty minute slots; the official recommended time is apparently only four minutes. I bet there will be a lot of complaining about that! Other tips that I have read about are equally problematic. It will be very difficult to stop rinsing dishes before they go into the dishwasher as I have through the years spent hours lecturing the family to do exactly this, and I am certainly not about to buy a more efficient (read expensive) new dishwasher. However, there are a few that I will definitely be following; I wont’ be washing the car as frequently as I usually do (which means never) and I won’t mow the grass as often as I do (which means only once a month from now on). So there is an upside to this water shortage - more time in that hammock over the next few lovely spring months, looking at those new hairy and sticky plants in amongst the very long, unmowed grass! Here are a couple of National Trust Blickling Estate dates for your diary: firstly there will be Easter Trail on the Estate that you and your family could enjoy. It’s open between 11am - 4pm on Easter Saturday and Sunday (8th and 9th April). It costs £2 per ticket and you follow clues to find your chocolate treat. Then on 29th April and 2nd May, there will be Bluebell Walk to discover the swathes of bluebells hidden in the woods and take a peek in the pyramid mausoleum. For more details click on Lastly, a huge thank-you to Rev Marion Harrison for her work and that of the National Trust Team from Blickling, who have been cleaning up the brass at the Church, as well as clearing out chests and cupboards. This was part of a campaign by the National Trust to help in the community and is very much appreciated by all in Blickling. 5

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EDGEFIELD Church News Last call for lily orders (£2 each) for Easter. Apologies for omitting to mention them in the March issue.The work on the church windows is completed, ready for Easter. It seems much lighter with the clear panes in the West window. Many thanks to all who, at short notice, helped clear a thick layer of dust for the Sunday service. We much enjoyed having Bishop Jonathan with us for Evening Prayer, and a quick supper atValley Farm, on 9th March, and afterwards at theVillage Hall. For the next “Community Sunday” (in lieu of a service) on 15th April, anyone from the village - not just churchgoers - is invited to join us at theVillage Hall at 10.00 a.m, bring gloves and a binliner, for an hour’s litter-picking. It will finish with coffee and cake in the Hall! Do join us for the Benefice service on Palm Sunday, and at Itteringham afterwards, when we are giving a farewell lunch to Margaret and Geoffrey Foot. The Rogation Service on 29th April is always a lovely occasion. We proceed around Itteringham, starting at the pub, and ending at the church singing a hymn, having a reading, and blessing everything from pub to river to gardens. The parish AGM will take place in theVillage Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1st May. It will be preceded by theVestry Meeting at 7.15 p.m. All who live in the parish are welcome. EdgefieldVillage Hall Committee The Pat and Danny concert was a huge success and even featured a song from the Bishop of Lynn. Our thanks go to everyone who supported this occasion. The new chairs have arrived! We hope that from now on, sitting in the hall will be a pleasure. A £1,000 grant from the Norfolk Foundation Trust has helped towards their cost. TheVillageYard/Barn Sale, which will take place from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, 22nd April. We have sixteen Sale sites and a free map will be available at the hall and refreshments will be served all day. Please do come and support. Our Jubilee Celebrations are now taking shape, and a meeting for anyone wishing to lend a hand will take place in the hall on Wednesday 11th April at 10.30 a.m. Our coffee morning, as always, is on the last Thursday in the month. This month, the A.G.M. will follow the coffee morning. After serving many years on the committee, two members are taking a well-earned retirement. Anne Walker andVera Stolworthy will be leaving at the end of April. We wish them well and thank them for all their very hard work over the years. Good Friday Coffee Morning On Good Friday, 6th April, Richard and Ann Brooks will be hosting their usual coffee morning from 10.30 onwards at Church Farm. There will be home-made hot-cross buns and coffee, Bring and Buy produce, gifts, and cards in aid of “Air Ambulance” and “The Friends of Edgefield”. Please come along, together with your friends. Richard Peaver: 01263 587486, 7

Goodbye and thank-you Last month Margaret Foot retired as Benefice Secretary, penned her last piece for the Benefice Magazine, stopped as organist and gave up being general “turn-to” person for the Benefice. Then on March 18th Geoffrey Foot presided at a church service for the last time. And, of course, being Geoffrey, he selflessly announced to the extra large congregation, “This service is not Goodbye Geoffrey but Hello Jesus!!” They leave with our heartfelt gratitude for the creativity, hard work and loving care they have so generously given to Benefice life for the past 23 or so years. They and their legacy of service will always be fondly remembered and we wish them both every future happiness when they move to their new home in Rutland.

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NATURE DISCOVERY DAYS For all children from age 6 Easter holidays 3rd April: must be pre-booked.

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ITTERINGHAM Isn’t it great to have the increasing daylight in the evenings and to watch for hedges and trees getting their dusting of green that offers us the “morning’s at seven” feeling? Good news from the Quiz night, apart from a happy time, a much needed £400 benefits the church. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to its success. It’s hard work. Now we all have to get our second wind for the May Fair. This is the time to get rid of those fiddly bits you’re tired of dusting; or putting aside an extra scone or two for the ever popular cake stall etc. Village Gardens Open Day on Sunday 10 June to delight us all. Gardens open to view and enjoy the results of the owner’s hard work; plant sales; the shop will be open and, of course, the customary delicious food in the village hall. Itteringham Community Association requires a volunteer secretary to take minutes at meetings, usually about 4 a year, plus management meetings which are held in the shop. Contact Bridget Neville please, via the shop - 587325. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Annual Vestry Meeting is to take place in the church in early May, precise date to be confirmed next month. All parishioners are invited and all people on the church electoral roll are entitled to comment. We shall be electing new church wardens. June Clarke: 01263 587786

Name that church: Prizewinner The nearest correct answer (nobody got it 100% right) came from Leslie Pike of Corpusty. So congratulations to him and he wins the prize of £5. The correct answers were: A=SS Peter & Paul, Edgefield; B=St Andrew, Wickmere; C=St Andrew, Blickling; D=St Andrew, Saxthorpe with Corpusty; E=St Andrew, Little Barningham; F=St Mary, Itteringham; G=SS Peter & Paul, Oulton and Irmingland.


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LITTLE BARNINGHAM As noted elsewhere in this magazine, Geoffrey Foot took his very last service in the Benefice at Little Barningham on March 18th. It was well attended, not only by the village, but also by others who came to hear him finally before he retired after more than 20 years as a Reader in the benefice. A huge change in life-style for him now! Pam organised coffee, tea and refreshments afterwards. The Annual Vestry Meeting, followed by the Annual General Meeting will take place in the Village Hall at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday April 24th. All are invited to attend though only those on the church electoral roll are entitled to vote.The electoral roll will be revised this year and displayed in the church porch. Elinor Betts is responsible for this, so do contact here if you wish to be included. Derek Wintle has reported that the last Community Sunday was well attended and proved to be a success with tea, cakes and a good mardle.This will be a regular event taking place on the first Sunday of every month in the village hall and is open to anybody, no hymns are sung - just a chance to catch up with friends. The churchyard as ever looks stunning - not sure how Barry and others do such a wonderful job on it. The ‘Quiz and Chips’ held in the Hall on Saturday night had a good turnout and a super quiz was set by Elly Betts and her team, the winners were ‘Wishful Thinking’, myself and Richard and newcomers to the Quiz, Karl and Sally Feistner from Richmond Cottage.We look forward to setting the next ‘Quiz and Chips’ which will be held in October. The next village hall event will be Sunday 22nd April, when we plan to have a St Georges Day traditional English lunch, with roast beef or pork all the trimmings and of course the traditional English ‘puds’, apple pie, crumble, rice pudding.....This will be a ticket only event and these will have to be purchased from me in advance. I am still awaiting final costings, but believe the price will be around £5.00.We plan to have a ‘sing-song and East End knees-up’ after the meal! Please call me on 577430 if you are interested. We have new residents to the village, 3 of the new houses are occupied in Parva Close and we welcome back Leanne with her family, Stuart and children Alfie and Chloe. New residents at Barningham Green are Carolyn and her son Max from Matlaske. Three houses are still to have residents. Nick and Margaret have ‘sold’ and we wish them luck with their move. Maureen Waller is making a splendid recovery from her knee replacement surgery. Debbie Love: 01263 577430 11


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6.00am Dawn Service

Procession and 8.00am HC BCP


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Palm Sunday



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April 1st

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April 15th

Community Sunday

8.00am HC BCP

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No Service

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April 22nd

March Midweek Services: 9.00am on Wednesdays at Little Barningham. HC = Holy Communion, MP = Morning Prayer, EP = Evening Prayer, FS = Family Service CW = Common Worship, BCP = Book of Common Prayer

Benefice Services: April 2012

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April 29th


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10.30am HC CW


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8.00am HC CW


Community Sunday

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OULTON Parochial Church Council The PCC was held on Sunday 25th March at 10.30am the main matters discussed were the maintenance and repairs required by the Quinquennial Report and planning the Community Sundays. Maintenance will be carried out by volunteers with professional help when required. Stephen Jefford will contact firms. Community Sundays will be advertised each month in this magazine and on the village and church notice boards with a warm welcome extended to all.The next meeting is the AGM on Saturday 14th April 09.00am at Plessey Cottage. All welcome. Community Sunday Songs of Praise, 5pm, 29th April Do you have a favourite hymn? Maybe one you sang at school or the one you hum in the shower. Please phone any requests to Eleanor Cockerton on 587535 to ensure that we have the correct music at hand.. So bring your family and friends to Church for a joyful sing on 29th followed by tea/coffee/squash and biscuits. All welcome. Comings and Goings. It is with sadness that I have to report the sudden death of Molly Glen on 1st February. Her funeral, attended by family, friends and neighbours, featured a tribute by her son-in-law, Phillip, who spoke of her excellent sense of humour. Also a piece of prose written several years ago by Eleanor Gay, who had know Molly most of her life, was both amusing and moving. She had been and as one of the few remaining ‘originals’ in the village is greatly missed by many. Oulton Congregational Chapel. Open afternoons begin again this month on the second sunday of every month 2-4pm.The first one falls on Easter Sunday so why not bring your guests for a pleasant afternoon out. If you can help with stewarding, please ring me on the number below. Annual Village Meeting. This year the above is to be held on 24th May at 8pm in the Congregational Chapel. you’ll be able to meet neighbours old and new. Refreshments will be served Box Day News. Details as promised last month of our BOX DAY FUND RAISING STALL. This will take place on Saturday 26th May 11.00 - 4.00pm at The Forge,The Street. If you can donate any bric-a-brac, books, plants, cakes, clothes etc. these will be much appreciated.And/or come along and BUY! To help with this or donate things please ring Antonia 734324, or Lesley 735194, or Kim 734626 A reminder that Box Day is on Saturday 23rd June. Wishing you all a Happy Easter! Sue Hall: 01263 734245 15


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SAXTHORPE WITH CORPUSTY Simon Waller writes: “The Big Breakfast went very well. 76 breakfasts were sold and we raised £263.00 towards the felling of the large Leylandii trees at the west end of the playing field, which have become unsafe. Felling of the trees started in early March and we plan to plant a number of native broadleaved trees in that area in due course, to replace the Hungry customers make the most of Corpusty’s Big Breakfast Leylandii.” Please note, here are some more events to put it in your diaries now: There will be an ACTIVE NORFOLK SPORTS DAY on Saturday, May 19th, which will be an afternoon of Family Sports, 2-5pm, at Corpusty Centre. There will be Rounders; Cricket; Tennis; Indoor Bowls; Table Tennis; Archery. Free coaching courtesy of “Active Norfolk”. Watch out for posters in the Village. Corpusty and Saxthorpe Garden Society meet on May 2nd, when Shelagh Ashe will talk on keeping the border full throughout the growing season, entitled “Mind the Gap”. St Andrew’s Church will hold their Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 10th April, at 7.00pm in the Corpusty Village Hall, to which everyone is invited. Reports of what has been achieved in the last twelve months will be given and new members may be elected to the Church Council. North Norfolk Knitters will meet on 10th April in the Village Hall 10 -12 noon. LinC invite anyone interested in beer-making to come to their April meeting, on 18th April, at 7.30pm, when Jason Tipple will describe his micro-brewery. Families Together meet on 26th April, not their usual third Thursday session, at 3.30 - 5.30pm, when they will be celebrating Spring. Any child of 5 - 11+, accompanied by a parent or guardian, is warmly invited to join in the fun, games, music and craft, also enjoy a hot meal. No charge but a donation bowl. This activity is run by St Andrew’s Church. Don’t forget the Library Van, and the Jesu Bus, and if you have any used printer cartridges, these can be left at Corpusty Stores, thanks to Val and Peter, to help the East Anglian Air Judith Banks: 01263 587319 Ambulance in its fund raising. 17

WICKMERE WITH WOLTERTON The picture is of Wickmere Church on a beautiful autumn early morning and from a slightly unusual direction. There is an Easter egg for the Wickmere parishioner who gives us the 6 figure map reference nearest to the spot from which the picture was taken (telephone or email leaving your name and address as well as the grid reference to the number/address at the bottom of the page – in the case of Wickmere Church. But from where did Dom Boddington take this photograph? You could win an Easter egg! a tie the first entry to have been received will be the winner). The lateness and beauty of autumn is mirrored on this side of a very short winter by an early and spectacularly beautiful spring. Can anyone guess what our summer is going to be like? On early morning walks I have seen hares boxing and so many barn owls even one struggling to take off with a baby rabbit hanging from its beak. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera to hand! However on another of my early morning walks recently I did remember my camera and took this photograph of swans taking off into the sunrise. I have only three items of news of recent or forthcoming events! Beautifully made posies were handed out to all the mums at the well-attended service for Mothering Sunday. Swans in flight captured by Dom Boddington Please remember the annual general meeting of Wickmere church on Wednesday 11th April at 6.30 pm in the church. And the other news of note is that we have received planning consent for the kitchen extension to the village hall. We hope to get work started as soon as we have the goahead from the building inspectors. As you have probably gathered I’ve had very little Wickmere news this month so if you have any local news, however trivial it may seem, please inform one of us so the newsletter reflects what’s happening in your corner of our Dominic Boddington Helen Goulty: 01263 570043 01263 577300 wonderful village. 18

Nature Notes Much of life is touched by music. Oscar winning soundtracks embellish blockbuster films; “Radio-Supermarket,” accompanies our shopping trips; dramatic interludes punctuate our news bulletins.Wildlife programmes, too, often have classical music scores - bees buzz to a bit of Beethoven, dolphins dance to a dash of Delius - as if all nature were permanently tuned into Classic fm. All, it seems, except the Great Spotted Woodpecker, at present making itself known with its distinctive drumming, and quite clearly tuned into an altogether more raucous station. The whole “head-banging” thing never appealed to me as a youngster. Nowadays such vigorous movement of the head would certainly be ill-advised, necessitating a lie down in a darkened room in order to regain my composure, dignity and possibly even consciousness!! However, despite its hammering between 10 and 40 times per second and up to 600 times a day, the Woodpecker suffers no ill effects. A thick membrane protects its eyes, feather covered nostrils keep out debris, and its skull contains shock absorbent tissue padding its brain. So effective a design, researchers believe the key to producing more effective motorbike helmets lies here! Illustration of Great Spotted Woodpecker by The human equivalent of its behaviour would be us Sue Appleby repeatedly hitting a wall head-on at 20mph. So why do they do it? It is simply all about communication. At this time of year, the males are declaring their presence by trying to “out-drum” their rivals – a kind of avian X-Factor! They will strike pretty much anything that gives a good resonating sound, most commonly a hollow branch that amplifies the noise, enabling it to be heard some distance away. The most common UK Woodpecker, the Great Spotted, with its black and white plumage and a striking red patch at the back of the male’s head, will eat eggs and young chicks. However, most of their diet consists of insects. Deftly traversing branches, clinging on with two forward and two rear facing claws and using their tail as a type of tripod for extra support, the Woodpecker licks prey out of a pecked hole using a sticky tongue three times longer than its beak.When not in use this oversized tongue retracts and wraps around the inside of the skull. Sometimes called “rain-birds,” superstition suggests the sound of the bird’s drumming precedes rain. If so, we can all stop fretting about hosepipe bans and expect an imminent downpour courtesy of the neighbourhood’s rockin’, drumming, head-banging,Woodpeckers! Sue Appleby


Greetings from Corpusty Primary School! We hope you are enjoying the spring weather. We have had lots of sporting events recently, such as the Cross-Country at both Cosstessey on Monday 19th March and Easton Collage on Wednesday 28th March. Mr Brett took 20 runners from Key Stage 2 (year 3, 4, 5 & 6) to Cosstessey, and then took the pupils that got into the top ten through to the County Finals!! The Sports Partnership Development Manager, Rob McCombe, emailed us to tell us we had won the team competition and said: “Your team’s performance was clearly the most consistent across all ages and makes for a very impressive victory for the school.” The Victory Trophy will arrive soon and everyone did brilliantly and big thanks to Mr Brett for coaching the runners. The Easter Fayre happened on Thursday 29th March. The Key Stage 2 children organised lots of stalls that they designed themselves, mostly themed around Easter. Some involved boys getting soaked with wet sponges.Yes! Also on the 29th, there was an Easter Bingo in the school hall where both adults and children had fun. Everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. Here at Corpusty, we host lots of after school clubs. A new one this term was Crime Scene Investigators which was a course that lasted 5 weeks. This group had fun learning about the DNA samples that CSI need to collect when on a scene and investigated fingerprints. Ben Moore, one of the attendees, commented: “It was a great experience and at the end, everyone was delighted to be presented with all the equipment. I learnt some very cool stuff, and I’m glad I attended it.” The Spring Term has been flown by. It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago we were making snowmen in the playground where we have just had our Easter Fayre. The new term starts on the 16th April, with Maypole dancing and Year 6 SATS tests to look forward to! Enjoy the rest of March, and Happy Easter!!! Report by Ellie Feistner and Lottie Waller

Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at Barningham Hall Families from across North Norfolk are invited to the 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at Barningham Hall on Saturday 7th April, between 11am and 3.30pm. As well as an Easter Egg trail for real chocolate eggs, children can take part in activities such as crafts and face painting. There is a hog roast at lunchtime with teas, coffees and home-made cakes available throughout the day. Entry is £3.00 for children and £1.50 for adults and includes entry to the egg trail and craft activities. 20

After Jesus was crucified, he lay in a tomb cut into a hill. The entrance was covered by a large boulder. Two days later, Jesus’ friend Mary returned to the tomb to see that it was open, the boulder moved to the side.


The answer to last month’s crossword is ‘I love mum!’

Five Top Spring-Cleaning Tips We asked five local experts for their top spring cleaning tip. Here they are. (please remember you use them at your own risk!): 1. Venetian Blinds To clean venetian blinds, close them and wipe with anti-static, moist computer screen-cleaning cloths. They capture the dust and the anti-static stops it re-settling. 2. Glass and mirrors Use paper coffee filters, not paper towels, to clean glass and mirrors because they leave no streaks or lint. Damp newspaper works nearly as well. 3. Silver and silver plate Line the base of a glass or pottery casserole dish with aluminium foil. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) with 1 litre of boiling water, and fill the dish. Place the silver objects under the water and in contact with the foil - watch tarnish disappear. 4. Oven Clean your oven with a wet pumice stone. It will do the job much faster than a spray-on product. 5. Wicker Furniture Wicker furniture that has become soiled and dusty will look like new if washed with a solution of salt and water using a small scrubbing brush; rinse well.

A message from Hannah and Gary Applin, Fair Meadow House, Itteringham As many are aware, Itteringham shop’s café service was temporarily suspended when we purchased the property. We are sorry for any inconvenience and upset this may have caused, which we regret was necessary while legal matters were under review. We wish to thank all our neighbours and the Community Association for their patience.The outstanding formalities are now resolved, and we look forward to the continued success of the shop, Post Office, café and gallery, all the benefits they provide the village, and the bright new beginnings this season of Spring brings.

MARK RHODES FURNITURE Designer Furniture Maker

STYLISH & PRACTICAL FURNITURE From Traditional to Contemporary Fitted Kitchens, Bedrooms, Free Standing Furniture and many other commissions undertaken

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Village People This month June Clarke has written her final news for the 7 Parishes Magazine too. She has been the Itteringham correspondent for at least 12 years and has faithfully produced her articles each and every month. We are extremely grateful for her dedication - and for the help and support she has given this Editor! And speaking of Parish Correspondents, we should give a warm Benefice welcome to Debbie Love of Little Barningham who has filed her first copy on behalf of that village in this issue! Tom Hesketh of Corpusty, walked to The Big Breakfast with the aid of two sticks, a great achievement after his recent health problems. Itteringham’s Derek Turnbull had a great aunt whose father was alive at the Battle of Waterloo. So to put it simply, Derek knew someone (actually for 35 years) whose father was alive in 1815! Amazing! Rosie Berwick from Blickling had her first exhibition recently at the Tabernacle Gallery in Notting Hill, London in which photographs of some of the Blickling parishioners featured strongly. As if she weren’t busy enough, Corpusty’s Joyce Pemberton has joined the Village Hall committee and is assiduously raising funds for it so if you have any spare, or know someone who has, please do get in touch with her. Olivia Watson gave out the flowers to the congregation beautifully and with great dignity at the Little Barningham Mother’s Day service. Is there anyone in the Benefice this month who is holier than Ray Covell from Itteringham? He was seen at the 8am service at Itteringham and then again at the 11o’clock at Little Barningham on the same day. Next stop Saint Ray! Little Barningham’s Maureen Waller was interviewed by Gyles Brandreth on BBC1’s The One Show and following this media triumph she was also on the Sunday Show on Radio 4, on both occasions talking about her fascinating (and highly recommended: Ed) book “The English Marriage”. Our esteemed advertising representative, Oulton’s Marian Williams, keeps receiving phone calls intended for our esteemed priest-in-charge, Marion Harrison. It seems either Marian is going to have to take Holy Orders or Marion will have to learn some sales patter! 23

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