entertainment with your coffee and biscuits! Do join us.

Some advance notice
of Easter plans
Apart from the usual Easter Celebrations details of which will be supplied by the Rector look out for :-
Village trail Quiz.
Decorate a hard boiled egg competition.
Details of these will be given nearer the day - So book it.
EASTER SUNDAY April 20th. Something for family and friends to enjoy together.

Kneelers for the Church
If anyone is wanting to make a kneeler for the Church please get in touch with Mrs Pam Eyles on 728208.

Jane Luckman

Inside this issue:

Christmas review
by Brenda Ayres and Jackie Elliott

One again December saw much activity in St Andrew's Church as we welcomed the return of the Christmas tree festival.
The new lighting enabled us to light all the trees - and this year we had 22 . As well as adding to the atmosphere with highlighting our splendid ceiling.
It was lovely to see our favourites again - the WI with all their handmade decorations, the Bell ringers with their tree covered in bells of all sorts and sizes, the colourful ones from the Parish Council, the Village hall, the Care Group and the Forget-Me-Not's as well as the Produce Show, Linden Cottage, Sports and Social Club and our own Church tree.
The village children had all been busy making their decorations for the trees from the Little Norman's Pre-school, Tots and Co., The Brownies, Sunday School, The Norman School and the year 6 pupils.
We were especially pleased to be joined by some new "Trees" this year with a very patriotic one from the American Families living in Northwold and the Red/White and Blue of the R.A.F families.
An impressive tree from the new Drama group together with a children's favourite, The Edible Tree and just for this year a Golden Jubilee tree, both from the Ayres girls all added to the interest for our visitors

to enjoy.
Our Charity tree raised over 40 for the East Anglian Children's Hospices, our thanks to all who supported this.
We must also thank the owners of Wellington Lodge for again providing the tree which stood in the churchyard, signalling to everyone that it's "Christmas Time". So many people give so much towards making our Christmas at St Andrew's such a special time. We were very pleased that so many of you came along to enjoy our Carols By Candlelight service and the Crib and Christingle, the Children's Nativity and the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
Our thanks again to everyone who helped in any way - from Frank, Harry and John who carried the trees in, to Betty and Pat who did the final sweep out last week and to everyone who helped in any way.

Church Bazaar
A big Thank You to everyone who supported the Bazaar - whether contributing goods, buying or selling - and including Father Christmas and his wonderful transport. We raised 1100 for the Church.

Coffee morning
The next Coffee Morning in St Andrew's Church will be on Thursday, February 27th from 10.30 until 12 noon. As a change from stalls and raffle enjoy some light


100 Club Draw

December 2002:
J. MacFarlane 20
R. Eyles 15
C. Ambrose 10

January 2003:
J. Haylock 20
A. Jones 15
E. Stevenson 10

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Church Rotas

Christ Church - cleaning & flowers
Mrs. D. Eves and Penny Eves

All Saints' - cleaning & flowers
Mrs. E. Russell and Mrs. P. Willis

St. Andrew's - cleaning rota:
Feb 7th Mrs.B.Akers, Mrs.L.Bartrum
Feb 14th Mr/Mrs Cundy, Mrs C.Sharp
Feb 21st Miss J.Luckman, Mrs.T.Arthur-Hay
Feb 28th Mrs. J. Bunyan
Mar 7th Mr/Mrs J. Booty

St. Andrew's - Sidesman:
Feb 2nd Dr & Mrs Norris
Feb 9th Mrs Sharp, Mrs MacMullen
Feb 16th Mrs C. Collins, Mrs Dent

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