Past Events

The New Village Sign

On Sunday 7 May 2023 the new Edingthorpe Village sign was unveiled by Graham De Feyter of Green Farm, at The Green. The new sign is dedicated to the Coronation of King Charles III and a plaque will be added to the base is due course. Many local people attended the event.

Graham gave a brief talk, including details of our previous village sign, which had been erected to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and was unveiled by John Withers on 11 December 1977.

The new sign is a simple view of the church with a bright blue sky background. There is a nod to the village’s farming heritage with a small painting of a vintage plough set at the top and two sheaves of corn on the supporting brackets.

The King’s Coronation Big Lunch – Sunday 7 May 2023

Over fifty Edingthorpe residents attended our Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7 May, which was held at The Bay Cottage, Edingthorpe Green, as part of the national coronation celebrations. We were able to adjourn there immediately after the unveiling of the new village sign.

The ‘bring and share’ contributions worked well, ranging from coronation chicken (a recipe devised for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953), salads, sandwiches and sausage rolls, plus a lot of delicious cakes.

In the marquee, we were entertained by local resident John Drury, which was greatly appreciated by us all.

Our thanks go to Elizabeth, David and Alex Haynes for hosting the event, and to the many who contributed to make the day such a success, including Olena and Luba, our guests from Ukraine, Margaret and Graham de Feyter, Cedric Cullingford and John Drury. Also Scruffie for her posters.

Christmas Carol Service, Sunday 18 December 2022

Sunday’s Carol service was a real team effort and was enjoyed by all. The church and the tree were beautifully decorated, and the food afterwards, as always, was excellent.

A special thanks goes to Jane Everard for agreeing to bring The Village Singers (a ‘scratch’ choir based in Swanton Abbott) to the service, which really added to the atmosphere. The Ukrainian Bell Carol proved to be an excellent choice, as we welcomed the arrival of our Ukrainian guests to The Green.

Christmas Fayre, 3 December 2022

A wide range of Christmas decorations and gifts were available at our Christmas Fayre, including potted hyacinth bulbs, potted cyclamens, table arrangements, beautiful willow stars, baubles, gift ideas and many more. The cake and preserves stalls were as popular as ever. There was tombola and a raffle for a Christmas hamper. Tea, coffee and mince pies were served in the cafe area.

Music from the Movies, 16 July 2022

A welcome return for Zaira Palumbo singing songs from the movies, accompanied by Jane Everard, to a packed church. A picnic tea was held outside afterwards, with our usual delicious food.

Round Tower Churches Society visit to the church, 18 June 2022

Churches with round towers are unusual: they are found mostly in East Anglia and of course, Edingthorpe Church is one of them. The Round Tower Churches Society (RTCS) was established in 1973 to help preserve these churches and to explore their origins and history. They organise visits to various churches and came to us on 18 June.

Easter Sunday Flower Day, 17 April 2022

The church was full of flowers for our Easter Service, which was followed by sherry kindly provided by Erica and tea, coffee and cake as our Easter Flower Day began. As well as admiring the flowers, visitors were able to take part in a quiz, to discover the ‘odd thing out’ in each arrangement, with creme eggs provided for the winners. Thanks go to Louise for organising this event.

As it was a lovely day, refreshments could be taken outside in the sunshine.

Christmas Carol Service, 19 December 2021

With thanks to everyone who took part.

Coffee Morning at Green Farm, Saturday 21 August 2021 – a great reunion

This was the first time the village had been able to get together since the Covid pandemic and it was wonderful that so many were able to attend. We were able to welcome and get to know people who had moved into the village over the last 18 months. The weather was good, and we were able to sit outside as well as view Graham’s vegetable plot and orchard.

Tea, coffee and delicious cake were on offer

There was also stalls – cake, bric a brac and a stall of beautiful small things.

Special thanks goes to Margaret and Graham for holding the event – nearly £70o was raised for church funds.