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On 23rd October 2010, we will be performing the final part of ‘The Village Hall Trilogy’
‘The Wedding’ By John Bartlett will be directed by Stuart Brindle.
The previous two parts sold out so hurry up before its too late!
Tickets £10 per person by calling 01394 448238 and we can post them to you if you do not live locally in Kirton. This is at no extra cost!
HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISING PARTY
Raising money for Help for Heroes and 107.5 FM. All proceeds will be divided between the beneficiaries.
30th October 7.30pm onwards. Tickets are just £5.00 per person. BBQ & Buffet included in the price.
If you buy tickets for ‘The Wedding’ you can buy the same number of ‘Halloween Party’ tickets for just £2.50 each! (Normally priced at £5.00. This is an over 18 years only event)
£5 / £3
Celebrate life with the vibrant energies of African drumming
Learn to enjoy and develop your sense of rhythm.
Connect with new people.
Contact Mark on 01394 44 88 79 or 077 66 88 31 71
Bring a drum if you have one or ring first if you need one.
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Are you brave enough to have an early morning dip on Christmas Day?
On Saturday 25th December hundreds of St Elizabeth Hospice supporters will be taking part in the annual Christmas Day Dip in the sea off Felixstowe.
Registration has just opened so if you are thinking of taking the plunge sign up today! Read More...
Sorry folks but that’s what happens when you leave it to the last minute to buy a ticket. Read More...
During its time as a radar research centre and as an operational station for Chain Home radar, it was known by the acronym BRS – Bawdsey Research Station. It was here that Sir Robert Watson-Watt and his colleagues turned the ideas on which the well known experiment at Daventry (26 Feb 1935) was based into a full operational system, without which the outcome of the Battle of Britain would almost certainly have been quite different.
You may have watched the rather unimpressive demonstration of radar on Coast recently (you can detect aircraft before you see them!). Come and see how it was really done!
There could be children’s lessons at 4pm and adult lessons at 7pm.
This all depends on the support given and advertisements are going up now!
Please spread the word and book with either Vera or Mike on 282285 if you are interested yourself. Read More...
See the links page (Computers and Internet) for sites that will tell you all about the latest wheezes the criminals are trying. Read More...
Friday 3 Sept : Wine Pudding and SongSt Martins Church, Trimley 7.30pm Friday 3rd September
Adhoctet, a group of local singers, will perform a range of songs from traditional to modern styles.
Available from Sue
On 01394 211004
Includes a glass of wine**
and pudding In aid of Church funds and the Boost Bus. ** Soft drinks will also be available
Open Weekend 2010 takes place from 23-25 July and will include hundreds of cultural events across the UK.
Suffolk's response to this celebration is a fantastic range of events planned across the county, each one offering a unique opportunity for you to join in and take part, and they're all free.
and our own event
Friends of Kirton Church - 10th Birthday Festival
A celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Friends, dedicated to the up-keep of the Church and its environs. Includes a flower festival, an exhibition of locally created vestments, stone masonry, traditional oak carpentry and stain-glass making. Read More...
An Evening of 1940's Music – Friday 20 August
7.30 p.m. Kirton Church Hall
Emily Bennett and André Softeland – singers
Martin Waddington – keyboard
Harriet Bennett – cello
Tickets £10 from
Elizabeth Highton 01394 448399 and Stephen & Susan Harvey 01394 448780
Includes light refreshments, tea & coffee – BYO bottle & glasses
Profits to help maintain our lovely Domesday Church Read More...
Music in Felixstowe July newsletter
We start the month with a new initiative – a series of lunchtime concerts given by talented young Suffolk musicians.
The youngest is harpist, Imogen Ridge aged 13 and the oldest are the 17 and 18 year olds, busy in the middle of their A levels.
The series starts with a lively performance by children from Kingsfleet Primary School here at Old Felixstowe. I regularly help with their singing practice and it’s a real pleasure to have them along to launch the series.
All the concerts are on Wednesday lunchtimes at St Andrew’s Church at 1.00pm and you are welcome to bring your lunch along – we’ll supply the drinks. There is no charge to come in but we will be having a retiring collection. The full list of concerts follows, plus the last three concerts in our Summer season. Please book on 01394 670633 for the concerts at Felixstowe Ferry – the Sailing Club and St Nicholas church – as both have a limited capacity. Read More...
The coach will depart from outside the Village Hall at 12.30 and will return about 5.00pm. The cost will be £17 for coach and tour. Money to be paid in advance please.
If you are interested please phone Val Bines on 01394 448487 or Iris Hitchen on 01394 273656
SUMMER GARDEN PARTY
July 17th, 12.00 noon to 4 p.m
Three very different gardens on Falkenham Road will be on show with happenings in each one, as well as quizzes. There will also be garden games for children and adults plus other attractions.
One of the gardens, number 18, will also have refreshments, a sizzling BBQ, delicious Cream Teas, tea with mouth-watering homemade cakes and local Strawberries & Cream. A stall selling local organic produce grown on the Kirton Allotments and more.
This will be a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon and help the 1st Kirton Scouts to realise their dream of a big new Scout Hut.
Tickets are £1 for adults and 50p for children.
Parking will be available on the Village Green and there will be signposts to show the way.
For further info ring Keith on 01394 448817
Set up in 2000 as a Millennium project, the Friends have accomplished a great deal in caring for the fabric of our lovely Domesday church of St.Mary and St Martin.
The 24th of July will be a great occasion with many attractions to see and take part in.
Free entrance for all – so come, see and enjoy all that is on offer.
It’s nearly upon us again, time to think about the cycle ride. A lovely day out and a chance to help the Church funds. The Cycle ride is on September 11th you may do as many or as few Churches as you wish, just enjoy the ride and the variety of Churches available to see. I should have the sponsor forms soon, so please think about it. The whole family can go, make a day out!!
See Joy Bignell 44839, or 6 Rectory Lane, Kirton
Were you in the area in the early hours of this morning? Residents at the address were disturbed by a noise at around 4am, did you see or hear anything? Calls relating to this incident should be made to Felixstowe Police on 01473 613500 reference FE/10/1330
Please use this link to pass any useful information to Suffolk Police about this incident.
DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.
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On Saturday 24th July from 11am to 5pm we will be celebrating our Tenth Birthday Festival, and we hope everyone will come and join us. There will be flowers and music in the church, and a chance to see the wonderful collection of embroidered vestments. There will be craftspeople at work, exhibitions of church and local history including the Felixstowe Family History Group and lunches and teas in the Church Hall.
There will be children’s activities, Felixstowe Vintage Prams, and best of all, the Mummers are coming! UPFRONT Productions will present a mummers’ play several times during the day.
More details will be published as the arrangements are confirmed, but it promises to be a lively and interesting day for all ages.
The plan is coming together, but we do need a few more volunteers to help on the day, so if you would like to help in any way please contact Eddie Colvill on 448378.
If you're not a Friend already and can't make it to our Celebration, then maybe you would consider joining us. Annual subscription is only £8 individual or £12 family. If you sign up you'll receive a free copy of our “Guide to the Church & Its History” (RRP £5) along with regular newsletters and know you'll be helping to preserve this unique testimony to local history. A Church was mentioned here in Domesday in 1086. The core of the present building dates to the 13th Century. To join or for any queries please contact:
Eddie Colville on 01394 448378
The programme opens with a lovely set of variations by Beethoven on a theme by Mozart. We then play the sonata by Benjamin Britten – a fantastic work where he experiments with the instruments to create some amazing effects. I last played this work about 15 years ago and the audience were knocked out by it.
To finish the programme we are playing the well-known F major sonata by Brahms – a work of great scope and dimension.
It being the Bank Holiday weekend I hope some of you will think that coming over to Felixstowe to hear such wonderful music is a good idea.
Sunday May 2nd at 3.00pm St Andrew’s Church Felixstowe
Admission £10 adults, children free
All the Best - Hattie Read More...
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE THAT the ANNUAL PARISH MEETINGS
of the above Parishes will be held at the
RECREATION GROUND PAVILION on MONDAY, 19th April 2010 at 7.30 p.m.
Signed Colin Shaw Clerk
The Fire fighters of Felixstowe will wash your car for a donation of £5+
Money raised on behalf of British Red Cross
If you feel like warming up your vocal chords to help the poor people in Haiti and also to help you prepare for our Faure Requiem in March.
Messiah for Haiti
Come and Sing Handel's Messiah at Hadleigh Church, Sat 27 February.
All proceeds to DEC Haiti Earthquake. Essential rehearsal 2.30-5.30. Public concert at 7pm.
Bring own score if possible. Dress code: DJ/Long black if possible.
Min. donation £10 for singers and audience alike. Details at www.stowmarketchorale.org
Tel: 01449 743990 for singer registration and box office Read More...
4 February between 08:10 and 16:30 Church Lane Kirton: jewellery, 2 games consoles, large flat screen TV were among the items stolen from a house break-in. Anyone with information on unusual activities (white van) contact the police on 01473 613500 ref FE/238. Read More...
VOLUNTEER TREE WARDEN for Kirton and Falkenham
Tree Wardens are volunteers who keep an eye open for tree problems, instigate tree and hedge planting and may coordinate a veteran tree or hedgerow survey in their Parish. A programme of events and training courses are offered during the year, you receive a comprehensive tree manual and a newsletter. If you would like further information go to
If you are interested in this voluntary position, please contact Geoff Christian on 01394 448816
Suffolk Police’s top tips for winter driving
Gritting information from Suffolk County Council
NHS Suffolk advice for keeping healthy, particularly for older people
Look out for vulnerable people
East of England Ambulance Service urges public to use 999 wisely
Take fire safety precautions – advice from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
School closures – information from Suffolk County Council
Refuse collections – advice from borough and district councils
Members of the Suffolk Resilience Forum, including Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Constabulary, NHS Suffolk, and district and borough councils, are working together once again to ensure the county’s residents stay safe during the current adverse weather conditions.
The Forum is issuing a series of key messages and top tips to let people in the county know what’s being done to deal with the bad weather and how they can keep safe in the snow and ice.