This year’s traditional village Cream Tea will take place on Wednesday 12 July from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m., at Woodman’s Lodge, The Street, Ashwellthorpe – the home and garden of David Turner. A chance for everyone to enjoy not only the cream tea, but also the pleasure of lovely garden surroundings. The tea will cost £4.00 and proceeds will go towards Ashwellthorpe (and Wreningham) church expenses.
Wednesday 5 July 2017
10.00 a.m. to 12 noon will see the monthly coffee morning at the Village Hall. Come along for a chat, some coffee and cake, and perhaps a chance to buy something at a bring and buy stall
ADVANCE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY– Both All Saints’ Church in Ashwellthorpe and St Nicholas Church in Fundenhall, will be taking part in the Open Gardens Weekend organised by Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club on Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 June 2017. All Saints’ Church will be presenting a Flower Display where you can vote for your favourite and St Nicholas Church will be putting on a display of Gardening in a Barrel. Full details of the event can be seen on the Leisure > Clubs/Groups/Events Page.
ADVANCE DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – Once again this year, Manor Farm, Fundenhall, will be hosting an Open Farm Sunday on 11 Jun 2017. St Nicholas are helping with refreshments on the day and some of the proceeds will go to St Nicholas. More details later
The church services in St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, during April and May 2017 are as follows:
Sunday 9 April 2017 9.30 a.m. Breakfast Prayers
Sunday 14 May 2017 9.30 a.m. Breakfast Prayers
SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017 10.00 to 12 noon
This is the date and time for another Coffee Morning at the Church to help the continued fund-raising for replacement of the roof of the Thorp Chapel, suffering from the theft of its lead back in November 2016. Come along and enjoy the good refreshments and community chatter.
Services at All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe, during April and May 2017 are as follows:
Sunday 23 April 10.30 a.m. Family Communion
Sunday 21 May 10.30 a.m. Family Service
Sunday 12 February 2017 9.30 a.m. Cafe Communion
Sunday 12 March 2017 9.30 a.m. Breakfast Church
Sunday 19 February 2017 10.30 a.m. Family Communion
Sunday 19 March 2017 10.30 a.m. Family Communion
Just a few days before the Gift Day held at the Church on Saturday 5 November 2016, some of the lead was stolen – overnight on Tuesday 1 November – from the roof of the Thorp Chapel on the north side of the Church building. The theft was noticed the next morning which enabled the police and insurance company to be advised immediately and for a temporary weather cover to be erected to avoid further water damage. A Faculty is now being sought from the Diocese to replace the lead with terne-coated stainless steel.