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COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW by SOUTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL

District Councils have powers to carry out  Community Governance Reviews and put in place or make changes to local community (Parish) government and to this end, the Electoral Services Team of South Norfolk District Council has put in place a consultation document and survey. The consultation period is 20 March to 12 June 2017. If you wish to take part, the survey can be found on:

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/communitygovernancereview1/

SERVICES in ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, FUNDENHALL in FEBRUARY and MARC 2017

Sunday 12 February 2017          9.30 a.m.          Cafe Communion

Sunday 12 March 2017                9.30 a.m.          Breakfast Church

SERVICES at ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE – FEBRUARY and MARCH 2017

Sunday 19 February 2017         10.30 a.m.          Family Communion

Sunday 19 March 2017               10.30 a.m.         Family Communion

2016 BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL – HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTION

The 2016 house-to house collection in Ashwellthorpe, together with the Ashwellthorpe Industrial Estate collection, and the collection boxes in the Kings Head and White Horse Public Houses, raised the sum £458.81. Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall Parish Council contributed a further £50.00 for the poppy crosses which are placed around the War Memorial in Ashwellthorpe outside All Saints’ Church, and that of Fundenhall, inside St Nicholas Church, to commemorate each of the men whose names are on these Memorials. This made a total for Ashwellthorpe of £508.81.

Thanks to all of you who contributed to this great sum and to the collectors – Liz Bell,  Carole and Richard Bradford, Annette Bunting, Lin Packer and Jennifer Robbie – to Mine Hosts at the two public houses and to the Parish Council.

THEFT OF LEAD FROM THE THORP CHAPEL ROOF at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE – TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2016

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.

GIFT DAY at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE

The Gift Day held at All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe, on the morning of Saturday 5 November 2016 to raise funds for roof and tower repairs outlined by the Diocesan Architect in the quinquennial review, was an enjoyable and successful event and £2288.70p was raised.Thanks  to those who attended and donated cakes and biscuits as well as to the amount raised.

GIFT DAY COFFEE MORNING at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE on SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016

The letter sent by the Churchwarden and All Saints Support Committee is reproduced below, to keep all of you informed and up-to-date.

October 2016

All Saints Church, Ashwellthorpe – GIFT DAY 5th November 2016

Dear Friends, All Saints church has stood at the east end of the village for centuries, a constant reminder of all that is good in this ever-changing world. We, as a village, need to keep this building in good order as a tribute to the work and craftsmanship of the original builders and those who have maintained it over the centuries.

Every five years the church is thoroughly inspected by the church architect and instructions for work to be carried out are given. The urgent priority this time is to repair areas of the roof and tower and make them sound and also waterproof. An estimated cost of around £60,000 is expected. Therefore, so that the church may be open for prayer, for visits and our usual services and continue to be available for baptisms, weddings and funerals, we are asking if you wold like to share the costs of looking after this priceless village asset by making a cash donation. We will be applying for any grants that might be available and hosting fund raising events. In return for your support, we will keep you informed of how we use the money raised. If you are a U.K. taxpayer you may “gift aid” your donation so that All Saints may claim back the income tax which you have already paid on this amount.

How can you make a donation?

Please place your donation in an envelope (cheques made payable to “Upper Tas Valley All Saints PCC” – Ashwellthorpe church has a fabric fund within the main PCC account and any donation will be restricted to the intended use,

We are holding a “Gift Day Coffee Morning” at the church on Saturday 5th November 10.00 am – 12 noon, when you can bring your donation and eat delicious cake while looking round this beautiful church, admiring the historic alabaster tomb of Edmund de Thorp and the copy of the famous Ashwellthorpe Triptych. We will also have a copy of the architect’s report available if you wish to see what works need to be carried out.

Alternatively: If you cannot attend the FREE coffee morning, please give your donation to one of the following:

Daphne Morgan, 24 Knyvett Green, Ashwellthorpe

Margaret Styles, 6 Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe

Elinor Thomas, 9 The Street, Ashwellthorpe

David Turner, Woodman’s Lodge, The Street, Ashwelllthorpe

We look forward to meeting you – Churchwarden and All Saints Support Committee


CHURCH SERVICE in ST NICHOLAS, FUNDENHALL – OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2016

The service to be held in St Nicholas, Fundenhall, during October and November 2016 is:

Sunday 9 October 2016                   09.30               Harvest Festival

CHURCH SERVICES in ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH ASHWELLTHORPE – OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2016

The services in Al Saints’ Church for the months of October and November  2016 are::

Sunday 16 October 2016              10.30 a.m.         Family Communion

Sunday 30 October 2016              2.30 p.m.          All Saints Memorial Service

Sunday 20 November 2016         10.30 a.m.         Family Communion

CHURCH SERVICES in ST NICHOLAS, FUNDENHALL, in AUGUST and SEPTEMBER 2016

The services to be held in St Nicholas, Fundenhall, during August and September  2016 are as follows:

Sunday 14 August 2016                09.30        Holy Communion

Sunday 11 September 2016         09.30         Breakfast Prayers