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Christmas Services at St Margaret’s

Village Candlelit Carols ChristmasSunday 17 December at 6.00pm  Midnight Holy Communion Sunday 24 December at 11.30pm

You are warmly invited to this year’s traditional Christmas services.  The Carol Service is an all-age service of familiar tunes and bible stories, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Our Christmas Eve midnight service is a quieter, more contemplative service of Holy Communion, remembering Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem, and the true beginning of Christmas.

Boxing Day Walk – Gunton Park



By kind permission of the land-owners, St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market will be organising a guided Boxing Day (Tuesday 26th December) walk through one of the most beautiful parks in Norfolk.

An opportunity to work off some of those Christmas calories and enjoy this Humphrey  Repton inspired corner of North Norfolk.

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The route will include a visit to the Robert Adam church, views of the restored hall, lakes and deer park  and hopefully entry to the restored sawmill.

The walk will start from Thorpe Market Church car park at 10:00am.  It will follow a planned route around the park, finally reaching the Gunton Arms and walking back to the top of Church Road through the woodland belt parallel to the A149. It will last approximately 100 minutes on level ground, some areas may be soft and unsuitable for wheels. There will be hot drinks at the church on return.

Dogs are allowed but must be on leads at all times. There will be a £3.00 per adult or dog charge, children free.  The proceeds will go to Crisis at Christmas charity with a donation to the Sawmill if they are able to open it for us.


As we are entering private property we have to keep a list of all participants, you must, please, pre-register if you are intending to join us.  You can do this by calling John on 01263 834992 or e mailing before 23rd December. 

Cantamus Candlelit Christmas Concert 15 December

Following last year’s successful return to Thorpe Market Church and once again performing their popular traditional Christmas concert by candlelight, Cantamus will this year sing a selection of work composed by Benjamin Britten,  Richard & Rodney Bennett, Peter Warlock, Michael Finnissy, Gustav Holst and John Gardner. Do join us! or by phone on 01263 833847.

Seasonal Spectacular Exhibition


St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market, NR11 8UA.


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Once again we will be holding a seasonal exhibition and sale of work in the very pretty (and warm!) St Margaret’s church, Thorpe Market, combining stunning new artwork and photographs with a variety of unique, handmade Christmas gifts, cards and decorations, from three local artists.  Rosalie Osborne Gibb will be exhibiting a new collection of exciting and diverse artwork, together with signed Limited Edition Prints, greetings cards from her artwork, including Christmas cards and gifts.

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Terrie will have a unique range of handmade kiln-fired glass items, ranging from beautiful Murano glass pendants to Christmas decorations and ornamental items.

 Ian Clifft designs and makes handmade clocks, lamps and other gift items from reclaimed oak with inserts of complimentary materials.

All of which would make beautiful, unique presents if you can bear to part with them!

As always, a wide selection of used books will be for sale, as well as refreshments in the form of teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes.  Entrance is free, the artists will be on hand throughout the exhibition, access if suitable for wheelchairs and there is ample free parking opposite the church.

Opening hours 11am – 4pm each day.

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Mundesley Community Choir 29 September

On Friday 29th September at 7.30pm Mundesley Community Choirwill present their “Rivers of Music” programme. An eclectic evening of Show Songs, Jazz, Sacred, and popular favourites, something for all. The choir is based in the sea-side town of Mundesley, meeting on Tuesday evenings at Mundesley Methodist church. Musical Director Jeff Frost, a professional pianist and accompanist, has led the choir for 5 years. Tickets £6.00 including refreshment.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! 14th October at Thorpe Market Church


back by popular demand following a successful run in Cromer earlier in the year!

Lady Bracknell reflects on an extraordinary sequence of events following on from The Importance of Being Earnest

The play traces the story of Lady Bracknell, one of the greatest comedy creations in the English Theatre. As the curtain rises we hear off stage, the final moments of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, when Jack Worthing discovers every obstacle has been removed from marriage to his beloved Gwendolen. Or so he believes. Lady Bracknell enters in a fluster and we then discover why.

Doust’s comedy has been written for a man to play Lady Bracknell, thus further emphasising the ‘pantomime dame’ elements of the character’s snobbery and obsession with social standing.

Director Gregory Hayman says: “The play will provide an hilarious evening’s entertainment for lovers of Wilde’s original play and those who are new to it.”

Tickets £7.50 including refreshment.

Advance booking recommended

EASTCOASTARTZ Exhibition Summer Exhibition

EASTCOASTARTZ Exhibition Summer Exhibition

August 11th-14th, open daily from 10 until 5
August 11th only “Art in the Evening” from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Entry is free and refreshments are available.

A variety of work on show will include, paintings, collage, textiles,
driftwood items, photography, sculptures, prints and cards.
Artists taking part include, Edy Ward, Susanne Lakin, Ken Riches, Jeny
Walding, Bill Firmin,  Maureen Cherry, Nigel Paterson, Chris Dean and
Carol Gibbons.
Come and enjoy art in this beautiful little georgian church. Level access,
car park.
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Bank Holiday Bonanza


FRIDAY 25th – MONDAY 28th Aug AUGUST 2017

Rosalie Osborne Gibb Two O'ClockaMake sure not to miss an exciting exhibition and sale of work over the Bank Holiday weekend at St Margaret’s church, Thorpe Market, situated in a beautiful and tranquil setting.  As always, a wide selection of used books will be for sale, as well as teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes.  Entrance is free and there is ample parking opposite the church.  Opening hours 11am – 4pm each day.  Do come along and meet the artists.


Over the course of the four-day exhibition, local artist Rosalie will once again be exhibiting an exciting new collection of artwork in various media, as well as framed photographs, mounted and signed Limited Edition prints, greetings cards depicting her paintings and a variety of gifts, including unique mugs decorated with her artwork.  Whilst Rosalie’s art covers many diverse subjects, the Norfolk coast and countryside remain firm favourites.   Rosalie’s paintings have sold through several galleries and exhibitions, including an exhibition at The Guildhall in London, as well as to private collectors both in the UK and worldwide.

NICK WOOLSTON 27th and 28th August

On Sunday and Monday Rosalie will be joined by Nick Woolston.  Arcs & Sparks Welding Services is owned and operated by Nick, a highly experienced coded welder with over 25 years’ knowledge of fabricating and welding steels and alloys.  Nick has an eye for detail and prides himself on delivering a quality service at a reasonable price.  As well as a huge range of products from small candlesticks and letter racks through boot scrapers, log baskets and companion sets to garden gates and arbours of virtually any size and design, Nick also offers a bespoke service, making unique items to customers’ requirements.

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Cantamus Concert 19 May

Find a review of the recent Cantamus concert here: Cantamus Concert Success

Conflict and Collaboration



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Cantamus are Voting for Women at their next concert ‘Conflict and Collaboration’. Celebrating beautiful, but regrettably ignored, music from the 17th century to just before WWI.

They will perform ‘Songs of Sunrise’ by the feisty Dame Ethel Smyth, her stirring March of the Women, united with its fellows ‘Laggard Dawn’ and ‘1910’; the ‘Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary’ by an Italian contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren – Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704); and delightful Edwardian miniatures by Amy Beach and Emily Tallmadge.

The concert also features two collaborative works written by Fauré (of ‘Requiem’ fame) and Messager (once famous in the UK for his operettas ‘Monsieur Beaucaire’ and ‘Véronique’) – a Mass for the fishing village of Villerville in Normandy, and a wicked send-up of Wagner’s Ring Cycle as a set of brisk piano-duet Quadrilles.


or ring 01263 833847 / TICKETS £10 by post or on the door