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What's On

December 2019/January 2020

Saturday 7th December 2019, 8pm
Sounds Imperial
Banham Community Centre £7.50 entrance

Friday 6 December, 9.30am to 11.30am
Christmas Fayre and Coffee Morning
Chapel Green School. Refreshments, raffle, tombola, craft stalls, fusion experience, book stall and much more. We hope you come and join us

7th December, from 10am
Seasonal Stalls at St. Mary’s Banham
During our usual Saturday Café in the church there will also be a number of seasonal stalls including Cakes and Produce, Bring and buy, Books, Guess the Cost of the Hamper, Crafts, Candles for dedication, Tombola, Raffle. Come along with friends and family. All welcome. Anyone with donations for stalls or wanting to help on the day, please contact Val Plummer on 07786068105

Saturday 7th December at 6pm
Tree on the Green
Join us on Banham Green for carols round the Christmas Tree. Dress up warm, bring a torch and come along with family & friends. Everyone welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

Wednesday 11th December, straight after school
Christingle in Banham Church
Refreshments and craft will be supplied.

Sunday 15 December at 4pm
Silver Band and Christmas tree lights
Old Buckenham Green

16 December 2019 - 10.30am
Attleborough Health Walks
Join the Attleborough Ramblers on their weekly walks starting at 10.30am at Banham, Near St Mary’s Church, The Green, NR16 2AA (3.75 ml).

Tuesday 17th December 7.30-9 pm
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Evening talk, New Buckenham Village Hall - Common (and not so common) Wildlife. From barn owls to turtle doves, hedgehogs to water voles this illustrated talk by Gemma Walker and Izzy Williamson (Norfolk Wildlife Trust) will introduce you to some common associated with Norfolk commons. Discover the history of some of the characteristic species found on Norfolk commons and learn about the new Wildlife in Common project funded by the Heritage Lottery. Includes refreshments. Free entry, no need to book..

Saturday 21st December, 7pm
Christmas Concert
Banham Church. FOBC presents The Community Choir at Christmas plus special guests.
Get your Christmas holiday off to a flying start with well-loved Christmas songs old and new. Tickets can be bought in advance either from Banham Post office or from any choir member. Tickets cost £5 including buffet (accompanied children under 15 FREE). Mulled wine, hot chocolate and other drinks on sale. Raffle and Hamper to be won! Come along and enjoy the festive time. For more information contact David at or on 997575

Help for those sleeping rough
The Church Rooms in Old Buckenham will be open throughout Christmas Eve as a reception centre for non-perishable food, to be taken to St. Martins Housing Trust who manage the Night Shelter in Norwich. Some of the collection will be distributed to those sleeping rough, who have been accommodated in the Night Shelter, and returned to life in the community, but are still struggling. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Services
24th December
7pm Old Buckenham Follow the Star service *
7pm Eccles Christmas Eucharist
9.30pm New Buckenham Christmas Eucharist
11.30pm Banham Christmas Eucharist

25th December
9am Old Buckenham and Wilby Christmas Eucharist
11am Quidenham Christmas Eucharist
11am New Buckenham Christmas Service

Christmas at Old Buckenham Methodist Church
December 4th
at 2:30pm is the next meeting of the Chapel Friendship Group. This will be our Christmas Carol service. It will be followed by fun and games with a Christmas Word search compiled by one of our Church members and then seasonal refreshments.
December 18th at 7:30pm. Our usual Songs of Praise will take the form of our annual Festive Sing-a-long, with Carols, Christmas music, solos and readings. This will be led by Pastor Sean Worsley and will finish with seasonal refreshments. (no Songs of Praise in January and February, but will commence once more on 18th March 2020).
January12th 2020 at 10:45 am is our Covenant Service with Holy Communion. This will be led by Rev. Mary Cousins There will be tea or coffee and biscuits to follow.

*Follow the Star – Old Buckenham Christmas Eve Service
Due to the closure of the main church for rethatching, our Christmas Eve service at 7pm will be more like a carols round the tree service. We’ll start with carols outside the Church Rooms, and like the Three Kings we’ll follow the star when we see it until we get to The Inn. Will the innkeeper will let us inside? Come and find out. For those dressing up as shepherds, wise men, angels (wings on the outside of your coats perhaps?) there will be the chance to be in the tableau once we reach it. The evenings collection will be in aid of the St. Martin’s Housing Trust helping the homeless.

Coming up:

January 2020

Wednesday 1st January at 10.30am
A walk on New Year’s Day
Starting from Church Rooms, Old Buckenham. Soup and rolls will be available for a donation on return (proceeds in aid of Raise the Roof). A village photograph will be taken celebrating the start of a new decade. Walk will be 2 - 3 miles over road and field paths. Please wear suitable footwear. Accompanied children and dogs on leads welcome.

Saturday 11th January 2020, 8pm
Banham Community Centre £7.50 entrance

February 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020, 8pm
Banham Community Centre £7.50 entrance

Saturday 1st February, 7.45pm
Movies at St Mary's, Banham
Downton Abbey (PG)
Starting the 2020 Season with a full length film about the much loved characters featured in the TV series. The Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
Banham Community Centre. Tickets: £5.50 on the night, £5 in advance. Buy tickets from Banham Post Office or contact David on 887575. Film start at 7.45pm. Join us at the church for a pre-film meal at 7pm (£4.50 extra) Drinks and refreshments available throughout – bring your cushions!

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