The K&F Villages Fete will be held on the Recreation Ground, Back Road on Saturday 3rd June 2017 12:30 – 16:30.
The Organisers are Maddy Rhodes & Susan Harvey who will be delighted to receive offers of help!
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Coffee, tea and cake will be available between 10 am and 2.30pm that day, with soup and a roll available at lunchtime. Donations will be invited for Church funds. Please put the date in your diaries – all welcome! Read More...
The young children of Kirton will be pleased to know that they will have two opportunities of meeting Santa Clause in the village this year.
He will be at the Church Bazaar in the Church Hall on Saturday afternoon, 3rd December, then he will be back again on Wednesday, 21st December, when he will be traveling around on his sleigh with Rudolph.
On the 21st he will have the local Scouts with him and they will be collecting for the Save the Children Fund and for local Charities supported by the Rotary Club of Felixstowe.
Please be generous and give as much as you can so that these organisations can continue with helping the disadvantaged in this area. Read More...
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Carols With a Musical Accompaniment
On Friday 2nd December 2016
At 6.00PM on the Village Green
Collection for AgeUK Suffolk Read More...
7:30pm Saturday 10 December
Trinity Methodist Church, Hamilton Rd Felixstowe
Tickets £10 (including refreshments) available from
The Card Centre 6 Hamilton Rd, Choir members or on the door. Read More...
A reminder that we'll be lighting up at 8.30, and we'll kick off proceedings about 10 minutes before lighting up time (National Anthem, etc).
We also plan to offer a glass of wine/ fruit juice in exchange for a charitable contribution (EACH - East Anglia's Children’s Hospices).
This information & further detail is on the K&F Parish Council web site, which will include any further updates. Please register for email updates at http://kirtonfalkenham.onesuffolk.net
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May 2016, 7.30pm at Kirton Church Hall. Read More...
The 2016 Suffolk Walking Festival kicks off on Saturday, 14th May and continues for three weeks until Sunday, 5th June. The varied programme of 77 themed walks across the county range in length from a gentle stroll of one mile, to a challenging 60 miles in 24 hours and will take place along Suffolk's glorious coast, through scenic, gently undulating countryside and around our medieval towns and villages. Read More...
Quizmaster: Mr. Roger Salter
Teams of 4 players
Tickets:£6.50 each to include
A cheese platter
Tickets from Edna Stuckey - Tel 448764
Raffle in aid of the Archie Appeal
Bring Your Own Drinks
The annual visit of the Chernobyl children took place on July 22. The group consisted of eighteen children, mostly aged around ten years, together with their supporters from both Ukraine and the Lions Club.
The day was sunny and warm, and ideal to ensure that all the kids (as well as the Chernobyl children!) got at least a couple of rides on the garden railway. A big thank you is due not only to the members of the Lions Club but also to the usual group of local helpers. A special mention should be made of the sterling effort made by Brenda Reditt who cooked or supplied almost all the refreshments for the children. Never were so many sandwiches, cakes and buns consumed in such a short period of time!
When the train rides were over there were smiles on all the faces, and we were also able to hand over to the Tree House Children’s Hospice in Ipswich a cheque for £180. The group was then taken by the Felixstowe Lions Club for lunch and to visit the beach – a rare treat for residents of the Chernobyl area.
Thank you to all who supported the event in so many different ways.
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Cost is £310 per person ( single supp. £99 ) and includes club's coach, services of our guide throughout, entrance fees and gratuities. For further details please contact Alma Mallett on 01394 448616. Open to non members. Read More...
Thanks to everyone's generosity in purchasing tickets, donating raffle prizes, purchasing items from the air ambulance stand and cash/online donations the evening raised a grand total of £ 1701.50 for the charity.
More good news is that whilst reviewing its charitable grants, the Parish Council, inspired by the information at the event, voted to grant Essex & Herts Air Ambulance £200.
Running alongside this event an ebay auction was also in place with all donations once again going to the Essex & Herts Ambulance service. Funds from this added to the above brings the grand total to £2711.43. This means together, as a community, we have donated enough to cover the full cost for the cost a life saving flight for someone in their moment of need.
So once again I would like to extend thanks to the community of Kirton, family, friends, plus Ian, the Air Ambulance volunteer, along with Waitrose who generously donated all of the cheese and wine for the event and Martin & Lorraine who helped in running the evening. I still cannot believe we have achieved such a good result. Thank you.
Gary Hawksworth Read More...
The whole event, including the raffle, raised £420 and this will be divided between Woolverstone Wish and the Kirton Church Hall Fund.
Pam Cole Read More...
The annual Village Quiz with new Quizmaster Paul Voller.
Saturday 25 January 2014 at 7:30pm in Kirton Church Hall
Tickets £6 including refreshments
Tickets from Jenny, Susan or Linda - see Read More..
BYO drinks and glasses Read More...
Orwell Park Observatory will be open to the public on Friday 22 November 7:30pm to 10:00pm and Saturday 23 November
Hosted by Orwell Astronomical Society
Observations of the Moon, Jupiter and the Night Sky.
Observations will be made using the 10” Tomline Refractor and a wide selection of other smaller telescopes.
Subject to favourable weather!
If you have a pair of binoculars we recommend that you bring them with you.
Wear appropriate clothing – it will be cold!
Entrance Adults £3, Child & Concessions £1.50
Now with a recently modernised kitchen and ample chairs and tables the hall is suitable for all types of lettings – dances, quiz evenings, weddings, children’s and family parties, plus most types of private functions.
The hall has a large car parking facility at its location on the Falkenham Road.
Booking secretary: Vic Wilkinson 07961 594360 Read More...
An Evening of
Murder & Romance
7.30pm Fri 8th & Sat 9th November 2013
At: Kirton Church Hall
Unpremeditated & Café Sirocco
Join us for an evening of intrigue and farce in two plays,
can you identify the murderer in the first ?
And can there be love through deceit in the second?
Tickets Just £ 10.00 Incl Dinner..!!
From: Norah & Michael 01394 448238
Kindly Sponsored By: MACINTYRE Transport Ltd Read More...
KIRTON ARTS & CRAFTS
Kirton Church Hall
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 10am to 3pm
Free Admission Car Parking Light Refreshments
A percentage of the profits will be donated to St Elizabeth Hospice & Kirton Church Hall Fund
Saturday 28 September
7:30pm Kirton Church
Illuminati, an a capella group of some 20 singers under the direction of Andrew Gosden, will be performing in Kirton Church.
The programme will be a wide range of choral music from Elizabethan times, music of Thomas Morley John Dowland and others of the period who wrote magnificent madrigals which are still being sung today, and have come down through the centuries. Different periods have embraced them and given them voice along with many other genres of music but all through these, folk songs have been a link and are with us today in many different forms. Gerald Finzi, Michael Tippett in the 20th century, and even singers given to more modern modes have produced music which hopefully will survive as of old.
The evening in Kirton Church will be an exciting and uplifting one that will appeal right across the board to many people.
There will be no tickets but a retiring collection at the end of the evening. Refreshments will be served in the interval.
Come along to Kirton on the 28th of September for an evening of joyful and melodic sounds.
The Orwell Astronomical Society are holding an open evening on Saturday 9 November from 5:30pm for anyone interested in astronomy.
There will be a display of various types of telescope for visitors to look through (weather permitting) and members will try to guide you around the night sky.
If the weather is bad/cloudy the display will be in the hall.
Come along to find out more about our activities and how you can get involved.
If you’re thinking of buying some equipment for Christmas, you may be sirprised at how low cost can be.
We can help you avoid buying unsuitable gear and help you set up and use what you buy.
This event is FREE to all comers!!!
The venue is in Christchurch Park, the Bolton Rd. entrance, adjacent to "The Reg Driver Centre"
The dates are 24th and 25th of May from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Hoping for sun this time!
There will be talks and demonstrations to suit all age groups.
There is limited parking in the park, but there are usually plenty of spaces in Bolton Lane.
Toilet facilities and food vendors are close by.
Further details from OASI firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23 March 7 for 7:30pm
BYO drinks & glasses
Tickets £6 each including supper
7.30 PM Saturday 16th March 2013
In aid of the Friends of Kirton Church
The ever popular Woodbridge School Swing Band will present a concert in the Church Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday March 16th 2013. The concert will be in two halves with an interval for light refreshments. Admission is free with a retiring collection for the Friends of Kirton Church and the Swing Band music fund.
The Swing Band last played in Kirton in 2009. The hall was packed to bursting and a wonderful concert was enjoyed by over a hundred people. The Head of Music tells me that this year the band is again producing an excellent sound and we are confident that this year’s concert will be every bit as good as the last one. We look forward to seeing you there.
STEPHEN HARVEY 01394 448780
Or any member of the ‘Friends’ committee
Saturday 26 January 2013 7:30pm Kirton Church Hall
Make a team of 6 or BYO team
BYO Drinks & glasses
Ticket £5-00 includes refreshments
From:– Jenny 45BHL 448213 or Susan 448780
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For further information please feel free to email me: redszumba [at] gmail.com
John will be taking part in the Felixstowe leg of Olympic Torch Relay on Thursday 5th July at around 5pm. He will run between Granville Road and Arwela Road.
The parish council encourages all of John's supporters to come along and cheer him on.
National Scout Community Week
14th – 20th May 2012
National Scout Community Week challenges all Scout Groups to do something for their community. During the week the 3 sections will be litter picking around the village during their usual meeting times.
Cubs on Monday, Beavers on Tuesday and Scouts on Wednesday. Please look out for them.
On the 20th May we will be holding our annual Car Boot Sale on the Recreation Ground. For more information please contact Kerry Banham 01394 211320.
celebrating their 250th anniversary present a concert at
The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
26th May 2012
Tickets £15 (concessions £9) available from the Spa box office 01394 282126
We welcome your support
All proceeds are to the Royal British Legion
D R U M C A M P F E S T I V A L 201 2
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th July, Bungay, Suffolk
A Celebration of Rhythm Voice and Dance from Around the World
Please see below details of this year's amazing Drum Camp Festival.
The line-up is incredible and of course the same wonderfully exclusive atmosphere and top-notch workshops all day.
If you book before 30th April, full event and weekend tickets are £20 cheaper!!!
So read on...
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & CAROLS
with the SALVATION ARMY BAND
ON FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER 2011
at 6.00PM on the VILLAGE GREEN
Fish & Chips available as usual [not free!]
Collection for Salvation Army & St Elizabeth Hospice
This years net profit is £5,846, (cf result for 2009 was £5,665).
With grateful thanks from (and to) the Organisers - Maddy & Susan (Ivy & Holly)
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Kirton & Falkenham Churches
In a Country Garden
11 June 2011
12:00 – 4:30pm
The Old Rectory, Kirton
by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Garnham
To include a tea provided by EARL STONHAM W.I.
£20 per person, which covers entrance to museum, tea and coach fare.
If you would like to come please contact Valerie Bines, Kirton and Falkenham W.I. on 01394 448487
• under 18s
All entries must be on A4 paper and have a white background (for photocopying purposes).
They can be any medium, including electronically produced but must not include copyright material.
Entries to be submitted by 30 April.
Hard copy (Size: A4 or smaller) to: Fete Poster Competition, 45 Burnt House Lane, Kirton, IPSWICH IP10 0PZ Email to
File types: pdf, png, tiff, jpg only, please.
Posters must include the following details
Kirton and Falkenham Churches Fête
Saturday 11th June 2011
12noon - 4.30pm
Old Rectory Garden, Kirton
The entries will be judged by Martin Richmond-Hardy, Pat and Mike Todd of The Reunion Gallery Felixstowe.
The winner in each category will win £10 and free entry to the Fete for their family.
One of the winning entries will be used for the posters; the other will be used on the Fete programme. Read More...
Learn to enjoy and develop your natural sense of rhythm
Venue: Village Hall
When? Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 (not 2nd Thursday of each month)
Contact: Mark 077 66 88 31 71 or 01394 44 88 79
First session is free or just come and watch some time.
Quizmaster: Alan Davy
Saturday 22 January 2011 at Kirton Church Hall
Tickets £5-00 (including refreshments) are available from
Jenny Richmond-Hardy 45 Burnt House Lane, 448213
or Susan Harvey 29 Falkenham Rd, 448780
Colin Shaw, Clerk Read More...
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.
Poster follows... Read More...
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!
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...
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
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 Fire fighters of Felixstowe will wash your car for a donation of £5+
Money raised on behalf of British Red Cross