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Last updated: December 2016

News about St Martin's Church, Thompson.

A message for Thompson PCC

You may have noticed that scaffolding has been erected at the front and back of the church (photographs below with notification of cancellaion of thr handbell concert).  The Nave is also full of scaffolding, right up to roof height! This signals the beginning of the project to revitalise St Martin's church.

 The scaffolding was put in place in November to allow detailed inspection of the fabric of the building, in particular to examine the roof timbers and upper parts of the walls of the Nave from inside and the ends of the roof timbers from outside. Alas, following that inspection, our professional advisors - architect, structural engineer etc - have said that the building should remain closed to the public for the time being.

 In order to tell you more about this, what impact it may have on forthcoming events at the church, and to answer any questions you may have, we will hold a public meeting in the Village Hall, starting at 6.30pm on Friday 16th December. The meeting will be kept very short (about half an hour) and it is proposed that the carol singing planned for that evening might start with some singing at the Hall, before moving off around the village. Mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate will also be available. 

We would very much like to see you there! 

Please note that the Church Clean-up day on 10 December 2016 has been cancelled.

Litter pick

A successful litter pick was held around the village and roads leading to Thompson.  Thanks must go to the 14 stalwarts who turned up for the event and managed to collect the litter and fly tipped items shown in the photograph.  Thanks also to Breckland Council who supplied the equipment and collected the rubbish.   

Litter pick

Fly tipping is on the increase and we ask that if you see evidence of fly tipped materials or even fly-tipping being carried out, that you report it to Breckland Council using the following link: Fly tipping Link.

 

St Martins Church

The church will be closed from 17th November to 10th December due to scaffolding work and detailed inspection of the fabric as part of our development phase work. inside church 

 outside church

There is a clean up day planning following removal of the scaffolding on 10th December in preparation for Christmas events.

 * * * * PLEASE NOTE THE HANDBELL CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* * * *

St Martins  will be re-opened in time for The Bellfolk handbell concert on Sunday 18th December 2016. 

 * * * * PLEASE NOTE THE HANDBELL CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* * * *

Broadband

Wispire have now commissioned and are offering a wireless broadband service to users in the village.  The service is much faster than the wired service offered by BT and others.  Information suggests that you can use the faster broadband vouchers to offset setup costs.  The service is not currently available in the whole village as boosters are needed to reach some areas, but the more people expressing an interest in joining the service the sooner boosters are likely to be available.  Either click the link below for contact information or contact the Parish Clerk who will pass your details on.

For more information click here

 

What's happening in Thompson this month

Tuesday morning coffee morning - open 1st & 3rd Tuesday every month at Village Hall

Our coffee mornings tie in with the Active Norfolk Thompson Walks.  To find out more about these walks see ww.activenorfolk.org/fittogether

Don't forget the weekly regulars .......

Stitchers every Wednesday evening from 7:15pm both at the village hall - Novice meets experienced stitchers here - a great place to learn a craft and have a chat and laugh along the way.

Thompson WI meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August.

For more information about whats on in Thompson click the events button at the top and bottom of this page.