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Book Exchange Flordon

Book Exchange Flordon

It has been some years since the Parish Council kindly bought the phone box for £1, I would say that was a pound well spent. There is always plenty of books to choose from and the stock is changing regularly. Alasdair and I have given the book exchange a coat of paint and tidied the area around the box and it is lovely to see the bench back by the book exchange. We were delighted to see a family eating their packed lunch there at the weekend and browsing through a couple of books. Thank you all for your continued support in bringing books for us all to read, its wonderful.

Pearl x

 

Flordon Book Exchange 2019

 

 

 

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Flordon Breakfast Club

Flordon Breakfast Club

On Sunday 18th March 2018, Flordon Breakfast Club returned for another successful, very sociable morning.

Thirty seven 'Flordonites' joined us to enjoy a full English breakfast and a Sunday morning natter.

Thank you to all who all came along! We hope to see you again!

Helen, Sarah, Emma, and Cynthia

See some more photos here.

PS Next fry up coming in June 2019! 

 

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Harvest Supper 2017

Harvest Supper 2017

Folk enjoyed a great supper and hearty sing-along with Rev Andrew North at the annual Harvest Supper.

See some more photos here.

 

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Flordon Film Club

Flordon Film Club

The Flordon Film Club finished the season with “THE POST”, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. It was a cracking good movie with members leaving on a high – Steven Spielberg’s direction takes some beating doesn’t it? If you haven’t seen this film I highly recommend that you do so.

The new season starts on Wednesday 17 October, followed by the Christmas meeting on Wednesday 19 December. Members are currently making their choices of films and the club newsletter will be circulated shortly detailing them. If you are not a member but would like to be added to the mailing list with a view to coming along you would be most welcome; just send me your full name and email address.

The Film Club meets in the Community Hall at the church on the third Wednesday of the month 5 times per year. Annual membership is £5 per person and admission to each screening costs £5 per seat. We sell good wine cheaply plus chocolate etc. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a bit of social intercourse before the film!

 

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Flordon Film Club in 2018

Flordon Film Club in 2018

STOP PRESS!

I have just been informed by the distributor that Breathe is not released until February 26 which is after our film night! So what I have agreed to do is to swap it round with My cousin Rachael i.e. We will see that film next week and Breathe in April.

This is a bit tedious and I am sorry about it; but I hope that those who wish to see both films won’t mind them being swapped round. Naturally if anyone  who has booked to see Breathe wishes to cancel I would quite understand.

The release information on My cousin Rachel follows, and I think it promises to be a good film – quite a number of members voted for it.

 

Tickets are now on sale.  Just £5. PLEASE BOOK NOW by emailing me - and pay on the door.

It is that time of the year when membership subscriptions are due, unchanged at £5 per person for the whole year. For prospective members the advantages of membership include: getting advance notice of the list of films available, the opportunity to vote for which films we show, and members names go in the draw on film night for free admission at a future film night. Importantly the club needs this financial support in order to cover any shortfall in box takings, and to contribute to the cost of equipment, and subsidised events such as the Christmas film night. I hope that you will wish to join or renew your membership in which case please pay on the door when you next attend.

Please may I make a plea for someone to join me in running the club. The work none of which is onerous involves:

  • Maintaining the membership list
  • Sending out the newsletter and other email communications
  • Collating numbers for each film night
  • Accounts
  • Contact with distributers and Creative arts East:
    • ordering and returning films, making returns and royalty payments
  • Managing Food and Beverage supplies
  • Setting up and dismantling the equipment on the night
  • Taking money on the door
  • Selling refreshments

Thank you.

I look forward to seeing you on the 21st February and in the meantime I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

 

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Stained Glass Workshop

Stained Glass Workshop

Another stained glass workshop has been held at Flordon. This time decorations with the theme of ‘Spring’ were made which could be put in the garden, attached to a cane, or hung in the house. Everyone who took part really enjoyed their day, which included an excellent lunch.

Thanks to all who made it such a success!

Some More Photos Here

 

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Flordon Book Exchange

Flordon Book Exchange

Flordon book exchange is now up and running and there are lots of fresh books to choose from. I would like to thank everyone who uses the exchange and hope you continue to enjoy the variety of material available. Al and I will get round to giving the phone box a fresh lick of pillar box red paint soon. Many thanks, Pearl.

Mobile: 07785414339

 

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Flordon "Hog Roast" 2016

Flordon "Hog Roast" 2016

Flordon’s annual get together – the village barbecue/ Hog Roast – was enjoyed in perfect weather by villagers aged 0 to 90. Excellent food was followed by face painting and games for the children, while the rest of us just enjoyed each other’s company.

Our grateful thanks to Tony and Amanda for their hard work and organisation and to everyone else who provided food or helped in any way to make this a wonderful event.

You can see some photos by clicking here.

 

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Flordon Flower Festival

Flordon Flower Festival

Flordon Flower Festival attracted a steady stream of visitors during the August Bank Holiday weekend. It featured in Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest on Sunday morning – the picture shows Sophie finding the clue.

Delicious teas and Ploughman’s lunches were enjoyed in Helen and Jimmy’s garden next door.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a successful event.

The magnificent sum of £1385 was raised for church funds.

See some photos of the beauty and goings on here.

 

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Follow-On Flowers

Follow-On Flowers

Following the success of the flower arrangement day at Christmas, another one was held on Saturday 23rd April which was enjoyed by those who attended. As can be seen from the photos, two styles of basket arrangements were made. At the request of those attending, another day will be arranged in the summer if there is sufficient interest.

Here are the results of our efforts:

Flower basketFlower Basket - type 1Flower basket - type 1Flower basket - type 2

 

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Amazing Table Decorations

Amazing Table Decorations

At Flordon on December 12th, seven people enjoyed making Christmas table decorations and door wreaths at a workshop led by Pam, Janice and Cynthia. Other flower arranging workshops may be held during the year if enough people are interested.

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreaths Made

 

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Ram

Update from Nepal

Update from Nepal

 

Update from National Mission Commission of Nepal

Ram Prasad Shrestha, September2015

Shelters for the Homeless

The Gorkha District is still a most shattered district due to the earthquake, but still the Dalit people of this the district is overlooked in the distribution of relief materials. The National Mission Commission of Nepal has been able to do an assessment based on needs through the missionaries and networks working in the devastating areas.

Our missionaries with Resham Pariyar, vice chairman of NMCN, along with local leaders distributed corrugated sheets in Amppipal Gorkha. The distributed corrugated sheets have been used to build seltars to stay safely under in the rain and in winter.

We have distributed Zinc sheets to about 60, most of them have built shelters and wish to say they are thankful to partners like you who have prayed and sent generous funds to build the shelters for the victims of the earthquake.

 

Missionary Purna Builds the Shelters:

Another missionary through whom we distributed the zinc sheets has also been able to build a few houses in Ramechhap Districts. Besides distributing the food and house materials, we could also distribute zinc sheets and tents for them. Due to our involvement the church has been recognized by the society and by the government. The society who used to be hostile to the Christians has become a friend and a good neighbor. Now Purna has been able to establish a good relationship with the government officials. He has been appointed as relief coordinator in this region because he has shown his integrity and accountability in the society where there are other community leaders who have been found corrupt in terms of delivering relief materials to everyone regardless of caste and creed.

 

Orphans without Food and Shelter:

Krishna and his two brothers aged between 1014 are orphans without food and shelter. However, they have a Grandmother who is 70 years old, but they do not know her whereabouts. Sometimes she shows up but then disappears. She is surviving with the food that is given by the villagers. Krishna and his brothers Shantosh and Pradeep live in their relative’s house working for them. Unfortunately, they dropped out of school after their parents’ deaths.

Krishna’s father went to India to earn a living for his family. Due to his sickness he had to

Return home after a few years. He was not able to bring much money, only his things, but what he also brought was a killer and deadly sickness called HIV. Without knowing, the HIV was transferred to his wife who died of HIV. When Krishna’s mother died of HIV, people were not aware that her death was due to HIV, so she was cremated with dignity. His father kept drinking wine and smoking while taking care of the children. However, after two years his father died of HIV. When he died, nobody would touch his body in the village because most of people knew about his sickness. After his death, nobody came to his house to get the body to be cremated, so the body was left at home decaying. After a few days, the worms started eating his Body. When the smell was unbearable, the villagers came to the house and cremated the body beside his house itself. Now the boys are left without parents’ care and concern.

Now Krishna says, if my house is rebuilt, I and my brothers and grandma can live together and make our living by working in the village or elsewhere. He further says my grandma has the skill of stitching cloth; she can make her living and we can be together as a family. By realizing such a pathetic and heartbreaking circumstance, the National Mission Commission of Nepal has helped to build a house (picture above). Now boys along with their grandma live together in their home comfortably and their lives with dignity and pride.

We are ever grateful for your continued prayer and sacrificial giving for the sake of the Love of Christ and his people.

In Him,

Ram Prasad Shrestha

 

 

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Adrian

Flordon Craft Club - Felt Demonstration

Flordon Craft Club - Felt Demonstration

Much fun was had at Flordon Church, when a special felt making demonstration was arranged.  People joined in heartily, and had a fabulous time.  Karen took these photos to record the moment.

 

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