Christmas Tractor Fun Thank you to everyone who came out to support us with our Christmas Tractor Events. Father and Mother Christmas, the Elves, Reindeer and a Christmas Pudding travelled around the streets and delivered nearly 50 gifts of bags of sweets. They had fun and we hope you did too.
The Carol Singing Our Carol singing event with a collection for the East Anglian Air Ambulance raised £450 for their funds. Thank you so very much to all who donated. We hope that you also enjoyed the singing?!
Farmer Paul especially hopes that everyone had fun and hopes that he will have the time to do it all again next Christmas-time.
Regrettably, more of our Carol Services have had to be cancelled, some due to concerns over the risks of covid transmission, and others because those involved in the services have themselves tested positive for the virus.
Cancelled this week:
Carol Singing around Litcham Village this evening
Litcham Family Carols and Nativity (Tuesday)
Gressenhall Christingle (Friday)
Wellingham Carol Service (Friday)
Gressenhall Christmas Day
Other services previously advertised will go ahead, although last-minute cancellations may be necessary. I will endeavour to keep you informed.
On a happier note, an announcement was made in the benefice churches yesterday having received this email from the bishop:
‘We are delighted to announce that the Lord Chancellor has nominated the Revd Miriam Fife to the Bishop of Norwich as the next Team Rector of the Launditch & Upper Nar Team Ministry. The Bishop has accepted the nomination and Miriam will be instituted and inducted to the benefice on a date to be arranged in the new year’.
Lovely to have this news before Christmas! With every blessing Miriam Fife
Weather permitting, the annual snowdrop walks(in aid of charities) will take place on Sunday 6th February and Sunday 13th February from 11am to 4pm.. Adults £6, Children FREE. Dogs on leads are welcome. Not suitable for disabled.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Refreshments available this year, due to difficulties of complying with Covid 19 Regulations.
By the time you are reading this we will have had our Christmas Lunch Club which was very well subscribed. Our next lunch will be held on Wednesday 26th January, 12:30 for 1:00pm, at The Ploughshare, Beeston. If you would like to attend, please let me know as I need to know numbers, but we now order a meal when we arrive at The Ploughshare, rather than in advance.
Thank you to those people who responded to my request for assistance with Coffee Mornings. I have discussed restarting with several people and the consensus is to wait until the winter is over, so currently we are planning to restart in April. If anyone else feels they could assist, please let me know.
Most people who responded to my enquiry about support for an outing, felt that they would rather wait a while longer before risking being in large groups of people, so I have decided to defer any plans until next year.
No.4 Knock-on the-door ~ All the Sixes, Clickety-click!
On Friday the 26th of November Bingo came to the village hall, and a fun night it was too! Organised by Tracey Buttle to raise funds for the Tittleshall Millennium Green. There was laughter, lots of ooh’s and aah’s as people just missed out on full lines and those who did win received some very nice prizes.
The raffle was also a great success and all in all the evening raised £239.60p.
It was entertaining watching how the memories came flooding back and people started to remember the bingo calls. “59 the Brighton Line!”
After the success of Friday’s bingo evening there is a distinct possibility that we will organise more evenings next year… To all those who came on the Friday thank you for your support.
Thank you to everyone who came out and cheered us on our way with the carol singing, we will announce the amount raised for The East Anglian Air Ambulance next month. Father and Mother Christmas really enjoyed themselves in the village and hopefully added a little bit of excitement to the build-up of festive fun. We will have to wait and see if they will be returning next year or if they will organise for The Easter Bunny to visit in April.