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December 2018

First Saturday of the month 2018, 8pm
60’s Dances
Due to water damage there won't be any further dances until further notice
Banham Community Centre £8 entrance

Sat 8th December 11-2pm
Angels and Bells Festival
You’re invited to a beautiful Displays of Angels & Bells
St Mary’s Church, Kenninghall
Refreshments ,Bell Hunt & Quiz, Childrens Crafts, Softplay
Vote for your favourite display. In aid of Kenninghall TinyTots Toddler Group
St Marys Church is delighted to invite you to take part in our Angels and Bells Festival to start the Christmas season. We are inviting you to decorate/make an Angel or Bell to be displayed in the church over the festive season. Use your imagination – Ping pong balls or hat stands make interesting Angels, Flower pots and paper cups make fun bells! Your decorations could demonstrate your club’s, group’s, business’s or family name’s involvement. If you wish to take part in this special event, please let us know no later than 30th November. Please contact Heidi Glendenning on 01379 648004 or

Thursday 13th December, 2pm
Carols and Cake at Banham Primary School
All former members of Good Neighbours, friends and anyone else who would like to sing carols and enjoy refreshments served by the children are warmly invited to come along.

Christmas services
Friday 7th: All Saints Wilby 7.45pm - Carol Service with The Horatio Singers
Wednesday 12th: St. Mary's Banham 3.15pm - Christingle Service
Monday 24th Christmas Eve: All Saints Old Buckenham 7pm, St Marys Eccles 7pm, St Martins New Buckenham 9.30pm
St Mary’s Banham 11.30pm
Tuesday 25th Christmas Day: All Saints Wilby 9.30am, Banham Community Centre at 10am, St Andrews Quidenham 11am St Martins New Buckenham 11am

Candlelit Carol Service at All Saints Old Buckenham - As in previous years, All Saints Church at Old Buckenham will be holding their traditional Candlelit Carol Service on Christmas Eve at 7pm. This service has become a “must go to” event for many villagers and those who visit Old Buckenham for the festivities. Parishioners at All Saints make a special effort to decorate the church for this event. The church will be brightly lit by many candles. We would love to see you at this service and, as usual, offer an opportunity for donations to be made towards this event, perhaps in remembrance of a loved one. Monies will initially be used to decorate the church but any surplus would be put towards the “Raise the Roof” fund, our major project at the moment.

If you would like to offer a donation towards these preparations, please get in touch with Bill Rout on 01953 454400 or speak to any member of the PCC. The collection at this service will be donated to St Martins Housing Trust to further their work with the homeless in Norfolk.

Attleborough Health Walks
Join the Attleborough Ramblers on their weekly walks starting at 10.30am. Below are the walks & meeting pts.
3 Dec, Attleborough, White Lodge, London Road, NR17 1AY (4.15mls)
10 Dec, Mulbarton, Village Hall Car Park, The Common NR14 8AE (4.15mls)
17 Dec, Banham, Village Green (near Church entrance) NR16 2HN (3.75mls)
24 Dec, Spooner Row, Primary School, Station road, NR18 9JR (3.75mls)
31 Dec, Old Buckenham, OB Church, The Green NR17 1RN (3 mls)
7 Jan, Great Ellingham, Crown Public Hse, 30 Church Str. NR17 1LE (3.55ml)
14 Jan, Rocklands All Saints, Playing Field, Green Lane NR171UA (4.35mls)
21 Jan, East Wretham, Nature Reserve Car Park (A1075), IP24 1RU (3.65mls)
28 Jan, Fundenhall, St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane, NR16 1AH (4.25mls)
For more info. contact Brian Lawrence on 01953 454635 or 07710 248303

Coming up:

First Saturday of the month 2019, 8pm
60’s Dances
Due to water damage there won't be any further dances until further notice
Banham Community Centre £8 entrance

Saturday, 12th January at 7.30pm
New Buckenham Film Night
Mamma Mia 2
Come along to New Buckenham village hall and bring some warmth and sunshine into wintry January. The film will be Mamma Mia 2, Here We Go Again, featuring the songs of ABBA against the backdrop of a beautiful Mediterranean island (feel free to sing along). Tickets will be on sale from 1st December in Kings Stores, New Buckenham, via or can be reserved by calling 01953 861114. Ticket price is £5 (£6 on the door). Doors will open at 7pm for bar and refreshments and ice-creams will be sold during the interval. The film will start at 7.30pm.

Tuesday, 22nd January
Guys and Dolls
Old Buckenham WI are organising a trip to see “Guys & Dolls” at the Theatre Royal, Norwich on and there are some tickets still available. The cost is £30.00 which includes coach travel and driver’s tip. The coach will leave Old Buckenham Village Hall at 5.45 pm. If anyone is interested in joining us, please telephone Barbara Frost on 01953-860841.

Saturday 2 February
Friends of Banham Church (FOBC) present
Movies @ St Marys
Mama Mia 2
Tickets: £5.50 on the night, £5 in advance (unless otherwise stated) From Banham PO or contact 01953 887575. Films start at 7.45pm. Join us at the church for a pre-film meal at 7pm (£4). Drinks and refreshments available.

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