Morning Prayer Service on 26th June


Due to a combination of illness and holidays the service scheduled for 9:30am has been cancelled.




A great opportunity has arisen to become more involved in village life and in particular to help shape the future of the playing field.

New Trustees are needed for the Playing Field.

Please telephone Ruth for more information and a chat.

Tel: 07791581100

Please do consider joining us as we want to start things happening again ASAP.

A BIG THANK YOU to you all for your help on Sunday, June 12th in staging the Open Gardens – from cutting the Playing Field, to dealing with car parking, taking admission money, distributing the maps, setting up the Village Hall and serving refreshments. Everyone worked really hard and your efforts on behalf of the church are much appreciated. We managed to raise…

Gate receipts: £235 which meant we had 47 guests

Refreshments: £259.70

Plant sales by Jacky Morrell (in addition to the other plant sale monies)£7

Grand total £501.70

Thank you once again,
Debra Thatcher

Dear Ladies,

We will still be going ahead with the Handbags and Accessories sale on Saturday despite the forecast being for a “high expectation” of rainfall. We won’t let the weather dampen our spirits.

If the weather continues to forecast rain, then the venue for this event will take place in  St. Mary Magdalene & St. Andrew Church, Church Lane, Ridlington.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 18th – 10:30 – 12:00 noon.


Church cleaning rota – June: thank you, to: Anne Harvey; Jackie Morrell; Debra Thatcher;

Church flowers: – June: Jan Powley; Debra Thatcher;

Front of House Rota – June : Anne and David Harvey; Richard and Debra Thatcher; Steven and Louise Fox;



A simple service of blessing to be held on the church lawn on Sunday, 3rd July at 4pm.  Light refreshments for humans and pets to be provided.


Where to start this month?  A good mixed selection to my mind.

First, another memoir from Brian Blessed entitled “Absolute Pandemonium”.  I had read “The Dynamite Kid”, his memoir of his childhood and teen years growing up in a mining village in Yorkshire, so was pleased to read another instalment of memoirs containing many anecdotes from his long career.  Needless to say, there is a lot of name dropping and some of the language used will not suit everyone.

Next, a novel based on a true story.  Heather Morris’ “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”.  It was originally written as a screenplay which might explain the large amount of dialogue rather than descriptions. Rather like Marmite, you will love or loathe this book.  I fell into the former category.

A John le Carré novel is next “A Perfect Spy” – apparently some aspects of the novel are taken from real life.  The narrative switches between the “present” day manhunt for Pym and his first person reminiscences of his life – a good spy story and thought by some to be le Carré’s best novel.  I enjoyed reading it.

Last but not least, Richard Osman’s “The Thursday Murder Club”.  It has been on the bestseller’s list for months – not bad for a debut novel.  If you have not yet read it, I recommend it.  I thought the principal characters were well developed with interesting back stories and there is a lot of humour in the novel too.  Can you work out who dunnit?

All books available to borrow from the church.

They may also be purchased, donations please give to Debra Thatcher.

Collection from the church porch will be on 15th June. Special requests – long-life sponge puddings and custard, rice puddings, tinned spaghetti/macaroni cheese, tinned meat pies, bottles of squash or cordial, porridge, cereal bars, toiletries (especially shampoo and shower gel) and washing up liquid.


Don’t forget if you want to find a new home for your handbags and any accessories, please let us know. See below for further details.