News from the Church 2011
Page Updated:12/11/2011
A Generous Harvest
Saturday, 12th November 2011
The Harvest Supper was a great success and everyone enjoyed a two course hot meal. A total of 295.50 was made for the fund towards the new electrical system for the Church.
The Harvest Festival Service was also a great success and the PCC would like to thank everyone who kindly donated produce. This year the PCC decided to take all the tins, packets, fruit and vegetables dontated to Genesis (previously known as St. Matthews) a Charity in Dereham for the homeless.

The Friends' Recent Fund raising success

Monday, 1st August 2011
The two recent events held by the Friends of All Saints Church have raised a total of 790.The first of which was the Wombling by the Wensum evening at Castle Farm with music performed by DixieMix. Despite the dubious weather 420 was raised for the church Restoration Fund. A special tanks to John Carrick for the use of Castle Farm and DixieMix

On Saturday 9th July the second Great Village Yard Sale took place in the village. There were 24 individual yard sales taking place throughout Swanton Morley with 370 raised for the church Restoration Fund. A special thanks to Swanton Morley Butchers, the Village Shop and Darby's for kindly selling the brochures.

The Friends of All Saints' Church would like to thank all those who took part in both of these events.

Flower Festival 2011

Monday 1st August 2011
The Flower Festival 'A Touch of Paradise' which was held over May Bank Holiday and had approximately 400 visitors over the four day period. Over 2,000 which will go towards the improvements of the electrics in the church. The Saturday evening saw a concert performed by Dereham Band, during which Derek Woods was presented with an award after playing the tuba in the band for over 60 years! Canon Sally Theakston took a special Songs of Praise Service to round the weekend off.

Bells Celebrate the Royal Wedding

Friday, 29 April, 2011
The bells of All Saints joined in with National celebration of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton with a quarter peal of plain bob doubles. During the day Prince William and Catherine Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, married at Westminiters Abby. The bells provided the perfect background sound to villagers street parties and BBQs  with a special quarter peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles. The band was made up of 1. Ted Conyers, 2. Shelia Smith, 3. Mark Tweedie, 4, Brain Laing, 5. Aaron Hall (conductor) 6. Celia Barker.

Pancake Coffee Morning

Thursday 10th March 2011
The Pancake Coffee Morning at Rhoda and Jack Edwards on Tuesday 8th March raised 152.25 for All Saints Church funds. Rhoda and Jack would like to thank everyone who supported them and all those who kindly helped.


Flower Arranging Demonstration

Sunday 13th February 2011
A Flower Arranging demonstration entitled Christmas Magic, by Jacquie Aldous of Flowers by Jacqueline, was held in Swanton Morley Village Hall on 13th December in aid of the flower festival. The event was well attended and guests enjoyed tea or coffee and home made mince pies after the demonstration. 275 was raised which will go towards flowers for the festival next May. The theme of the flower festival is 'A Touch of Paradise' and many people have already volunteered to help with the displays.
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