Rector: Revd Margaret McPhee Tel: 01603 893108
Churchwarden: Brian Rowlands Tel: 01603 754763


The rector writes:We’re in the period of the church’s year when we give thanks to God and for people who
have meant so much to us. It started with our harvest thanksgiving at the beginning of October and continues
this autumn.
On the 29 October we have a special service at All Saints. Horsford, at 3pm when we give thanks for those who
have been special in our lives. This service gives us an opportunity to remember what they meant to us and to
thank God for them. There’ll be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of those we miss as a symbol
of hope in what can be a dark place. Everyone is welcome.
Then we come to Remembrance Sunday. The service is at 8.45am on Sunday 12 November. There’s no greater
gift than someone laying down their life for another; millions have done so in so many conflicts over the past
100 years, as Jesus did for us 2,000 years ago. Join us as we have silence and reflect on those who have been
lost in past conflicts.
Then the greatest bit of remembrance takes place at Christmas! Watch out for details of our Christmas services
in the next Parish News.
Many of you will know Revd Penny Goodman who has been a priest in Horsford for 7 years. As you read this, she
will have started a year at Easton Benefice covering for the vicar there who is on adoption leave. It means we
won’t see her at all at our services or church events as she focuses her on her ministry in Easton. I’m sure you,
as I am, are thankful for her ministry here and look forward to her return in October 2018.
I look forward to welcoming you to our services over this remembrance period and as we prepare for Christmas
remembering the coming of Jesus as a baby.
God Bless, Rev Margaret

Services at St Margaret’s

29th 3.00pm Thanksgiving Service at All Saints, Horsford
5th 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion at Ss Mary & Botolph, Hevingham
12th 08.45am Holy Communion BCP and Act of Remembrance
19th 08.45am Matins BCP
26th 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion, Felthorpe (Christ the King)
3rd 3.00pm Evensong BCP

BAPTIST CHAPEL Mill Lane, Felthorpe meet for worship at 3.00pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month and proceeding Wednesdays at 7.30pm for Bible study and Prayer. Psalm 46.v1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. We would be pleased to see you at any of our meetings. Ian Mckemmie e-mail

From the Parish Records

We welcome into Gods family Jacob Pask on 1st October

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Festival Service and the Harvest Tea to make it
such a celebratory and joyful occasion.

Thank you so much for the donations towards our kitchen and servery area. The Faculty (church legal go ahead)
has been agreed and we’re now applying for grants to help finance it. If you would like to make a donation,
please do pass to Brian, our Church Warden, or myself. Rev Margaret.

We are very excited to announce that Cawston Montessori Nursery and Pre-school is planned to open in the Hive
at Cawston Primary CE Academy on 30th October 2017.
It will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am – 3pm for children aged 2 to 5. Full and half day
places are available for children in receipt of the two year old and 15 hour Universal Entitlement Early
Education Funding. We are holding an Open Day on Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 9.15am – 3pm – so please
do drop in to meet us and to see the new environment.

For more information please contact me - Samantha Mann or Louise Blake on 01603 865834 / 07526491307 or


SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER - QUIZ & CHILLI EVENING, 7 for 7.30 start. Teams of up to 6 players please. Tickets
from June (01603 754400) at £7 each.

TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER – Any help from 10 o’clock in the morning will be greatly appreciated to help with
decorating the Pavilion for Christmas.

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER – CHRISTMAS FAYRE from 10 o’clock. Father Christmas’s Grotto, Raffle, Tombola,
various stalls, Refreshments plus much more. Free entry. Please come along & support. If anyone is interested in
running their own stall the cost is £5 & may be booked through LOUISE on 01603 755142.

PLEASE continue to support the TASSIMO HUB, PAPER BANK and BOTTLE BANKS. These all bring in valuable
revenue to help us to maintain the Pavilion & Grounds.

SOUP LUNCH – Our first soup lunch was enjoyed by over 70 people. Many thanks to everyone who contributed

delicious soups & superb puddings. These lunches could not take place without this excellent support. The
Raffle & Bring & Buy raised a total of £190 which has been sent to the BENJAMIN FOUNDATION in Norwich. Many
thanks to Beryl & Pam for their hard work. Soup lunch in November is on WEDNESDAY 8th starting at 11.45.
Proceeds from the raffle & bring-&-buy will go to The Liver Group at the NNUH towards the purchase of a
portable Fibroscan machine. Last but not least many thanks to the team for all their hard work on the day.

BINGO – Dates for NOVEMBER are THURSDAY 2nd & THURSDAY 16th. Play starts at 8 o’clock, cash prizes. Come along & try your luck, all welcome. New players needed.

WHIST DRIVE – Date for NOVEMBER is FRIDAY 24th. Play starts at 7.30pm. Cost £2 which includes a raffle
ticket, tea or coffee with home made refreshments. A very sociable evening do come & join us for a friendly
game of cards.

TABLE TENNISTUESDAY evenings at 6 & WEDNESDAY mornings at 10. Sessions last for 2 hours, equipment
provided & all abilities welcome.

BADMINTON & PICKLE BALLWEDNESDAY evenings at 8pm. This is a 2 hour session, table tennis also played in the foyer. Equipment provided & all abilities welcome.

SHORT MAT BOWLS - MONDAY evenings at 7 & WEDNESDAY afternoons at 2. Equipment can be provided but
please bring flat soled indoor shoes to protect the mats.
NEW PLAYERS very welcome to any of the above sessions. Do join us, meet new people & enjoy a few sociable
hours. Any queries please contact June on 754400.

SANTA’S SLEIGH will be touring the village on SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER leaving the Pavilion at 4pm.

everyone. Please come along & give your support.

NORFOLK CONSTABULARY  - Heating Oil Security

Oil is the main source of heating for around 1.5m homes across the UK, and Norfolk and Suffolk, as rural
counties, have many homes that depend on this fuel to heat their homes.
Unfortunately, as fuel increases in cost, it becomes a favourable target for thieves, and the isolated nature of
many homes in Norfolk and Suffolk that rely on this, it makes them an easy target for thieves as well.
Both Norfolk and Suffolk Police have noticed these thefts and appeal for people to be vigilant, reporting any
suspicious activity to the police, in addition to providing the following crime prevention advice for oil tank

  • Keep your tank in a well overlooked position – this will ensure thieves are more likely to be seen.
  • If your tank is close to your house make sure that it can be seen from your windows – this coupled with lighting will make it less of a target.
  • Security lights can help deter potential thieves. Low level ‘dusk ‘til dawn’ lights positioned close to the tank should, in most cases, provide sufficient light to illuminate any suspicious activity.
  • Enclosing your tank in a building which can be secured is better still. However it is important not to overlook the importance of ventilation; advice should be sought from your oil company.
  • If you have a gate keep it closed and locked when you are out.
  • Make sure your perimeter fence is in good condition and is not easy to climb. Consider the use of trellis on top of any rear fencing to increase height.
  • Invest in a good quality lock. Close shackle padlocks are recommended as they offer better resistance to bolt croppers and other tools that thieves usually come equipped with.
  • Check your oil gauges regularly to alert you to any potential thefts and help investigations by narrowing crime times down. Many tanks can be fitted with a gauge to monitor levels which can be read inside the house.

Contact Reepham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) by calling non-emergency number 101 or e-mail


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