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News from Boughton

November 2005

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Year of the Volunteer Award 2005

Ian Lee-Evans has been helping at CSV (Community Service Volunteers) Downham Market for the past eighteen months. He decided to offer some of his spare time at a Downham Market & District Horticultural Society Meeting where one of the CSV project workers outlined their work. Basically, Ian helps adults with learning difficulties to participate in community projects by encouraging and helping them to reach their goals, whether it be furthering their basic English and arithmetic skills, helping to tend and plant gardens in public places or painting fences and generally helping out at Oxborough Hall. The bronze medal (sponsored by the Home Office Active Communities Directorate) has been awarded to 2005 volunteers this year across the British Isles, 401 in each of five categories. Ian was nominated for his commitment to helping the people in his care. The award was presented in Norwich by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk - it was originally to be presented by the Earl of Wessex, but unfortunately he was unable to attend of the day due to illness.


Boughton held two Harvest services, the family service and a Songs of Praise. It was good to hear and be able to sing different people's harvest hymns and be reminded of the many gifts from God, which we enjoy. The talk at the family service was about the Kids4Kids charity, which supplies goats to families in Northern Sudan. For £12 a family receive six goats, (including a billy!) for two years. This helps in many ways and they can sell or use the kids born in that time. After the two years the family return six goats which then help another family. The aim is that the 'kids' will look after the goats and benefit from extra income for food and schooling. Veterinary services are available. The collection is staying open until the November family service. If anyone would like to make a donation of any size, please forward it to Moira, Pam or Sue George.


Please be considerate of animals and neighbours when holding a firework party and treat them with respect. Fireworks can cause great distress and harm and could kill.

Family Service moves

The family service in November moves to the third Sunday so we look forward to seeing you on the 20 November at 10.30 am. This is the final date for shoeboxes for Rumania. See page (add page for advert) for details.

All Saints and All Souls

Tuesday November 1st is All Saints' Day, our church patron saints. There will be a celebration at All Saints Church, Shouldham at (add time). All Souls' Day is a time to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. All Saints' church, Boughton, will be open from 6 - 8 pm for anyone from the parishes to drop in for a time of prayer and contemplation. It will be possible to light a candle. If you would like a slightly different time, please contact Moira 500955.


There will be a collection in the village in the two weeks before Remembrance Sunday, 13th November. A roll of honour will be read at the 6pm service.

Christmas party

All Saints' Church, Boughton welcome villagers of all ages and guests to a Christmas party in the church on Saturday 17th December at 7 pm. Mulled wine and food on offer.

Carol Singing

This will be on Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 December for the Children's hospice at Quidenham. Meet at the playground at 6 pm, lanterns and musical instruments welcome. Phone Sue on 502193 for more details.

Christmas Services

For your diary December 18th Carol Service

December 24th Crib Service 4 pm

Pam Wakeling

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