Tel: 01379 668468
Friends of St Peter and St Paul Church
The Friends were set up as a charity in the early 80’s with the aim of raising funds to help preserve the fabric of the church
and its surroundings for future generations in our village.
Since that point in time The Friends have raised over £80,000 for repairs to the roof, the tower etc. They also ensure that the
immediate surroundings of the church are kept in good order although the main part of the churchyard is looked after by
volunteers from that area.
The Friends hold several events throughout the year to raise funds and have recently seen a major project, a tea point in the
New members are always welcome, the annual membership is only £12.50. Contact Maureen Johnson on 01379 668478
For further information please contact The Friends Chairman, John Brawn
Hoxne Bowls Club
Hoxne Bowls Club is situated behind the pavilion of The Playingfields. IP21 5AD.
Formed in 1919 at The Hoxne Swan, it has subsequently moved to its present location, where it has thrived.
The club is proud that membership is predominantly from Hoxne and the surrounding villages. Though competitive in three
leagues, a friendly and sporting atmosphere is most important. The season runs from Mid-April till the end of August and
membership is £20 per per year. New members of all abilities are always welcome, including juniors accompanied by an
adult. We have a Child Protection Policy and Officer.
For further information contact the secretary: Roger Knight 01379 668403
Hoxne Garden and Social Club
A reminder that the next meeting together with our AGM is on Thursday March 19th, 7.30pm at the village hall. As in previous years we will first be having our monthly speaker, who this month is Jane Bastow talking on how she used her garden as a means of therapy in order to come to terms with the death of her husband. Jane now opens her garden on certain days of the year in order to raise money for charity.
At the AGM a committee will be voted in for the year until March 2021. Many of you have served on this committee before for which we should all be grateful, contributing to what the Club has achieved over the years. However Sue Flagg is to step down from the committee so we are therefore looking for at least one and ideally two volunteers to join the committee in carrying the Club forwards.The more volunteers there are on the committee then a greater imput of ideas there will be for planning future events.
If you wish to discuss joining the committee prior to the AGM then please don't hesitate to contact me otherwise it is fine to put yourself forward on the evening.
Hoxne Garden and Social Club offers a monthly get together at The Village Hall for members and guests to listen to an
invited speaker on a variety of subjects, not just to do with gardening. We meet on the third Thursday of every month
normally. There is no age range, so you don’t have to be retired before joining. Membership is currently £5 per year and
then members pay £2 at each meeting. (For guests is £3).
Chris Parkin, Chairman
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Hoxne Heritage Group
If you wish to join the Hoxne Heritage Group, the annual membership fee is £7. There is also a £1 charge per meeting
attended. For a membership form go to Contacts on http://hoxnehistory.org.uk
Hoxne Parish Council
Hoxne Parish Council meets of the first Thursday of the month at the playing field pavilion in the summer and St Edmund’s
Village Hall in the winter. The chairman is Ted O’Connor. For any further information you may require relating to Parish
Council Matters, please contact the Clerk, Sarah Foote
Contact Cathie McGregor on 01379 668434 for further details
Next Stop Symi
Reg’d Charity 1167494
Next Stop Symi is a Registered UK charity based within the Village. It draws support from within the UK and provides direct support to refugees arriving on the Greek Islands close to the Turkish mainland that are arriving from war zones. We have a trustee based on the Island of Symi who works with known and reliable groups to ensure that the funds we raise in the UK are well spent. No middlemen and no undue on costs. Recent efforts include buying food locally to provide meals for new arrivals.
Trustees are currently, Peter Vidal (on Symi) Maryanne Henderson, John Coop, David Hyde, Michael Womack, Sue Flagg and myself.
Reg’d Office: 16, Cross Street, Hoxne
Philip Flagg, Chairman
The Phoenix Group
The Phoenix Club meets on the second Tuesday every month at St Edmund’s Village Hall at 7.30pm
March 10th 'An Aden Experience' Margaret Griffiths and Sheena Duncan
April 14th 'Humour with Hear' Jenni Kerr
May 12th 'The Hervey Family' National Trust, Patrick Mahoney
June 9th 'To be decided' Mark Mitchels
July 14th 'History of Music Hall' Bryan Thurlow
August 11th* 'The Trouble with Wasps' Dr Ian Bedford *male guests are invited to this event
September 8th 'Social Evening'
October 13th 'Rape' Mary Newton
November 10th 'Make & Take with Jean' Jean Musgrove
December 8th 'Handbells' Margaret Griffiths and Sheena Duncan
Contact Pat Green 01379 668379
The Hoxon Hundred
The Hoxon Hundred are a Morris dancing side from the Norfolk/Suffolk border of East Anglia. We are a side with a significant
repertoire including Cotswold, North West Morris, Garland, Rapper Sword and Step dances. Our membership includes
performance, drawing on the many traditions that make up the Morris. During May through to July, on Wednesday nights, we
generally dance at a local pub within a 10 mile radius of our home base, the Suffolk village of Hoxne. From September we
call in on our Wednesday evening sessions 7.30pm – 10.00pm
The Maynard Educational Trust
The Maynard Trust is an educational charity which offers small grants for educational purposes to residents of Hoxne. Set up
originally in 1761 to provide schooling to the children of Hoxne by Lord Maynard, today it now offers small grants to both
generations of Hoxne residents.The Trust meets four times a year and the next meeting is tba
Applications for grant aid should be made in writing to Gill O'Connor, Old Thatch, Goldbrook, Hoxne IP21 5AN mailto:email@example.com
The Village Voices Choir
The Village Voices meet on Monday evening either at St Peter and St Paul Church, Hoxne in the summer or St Edmund’s
Hall, Hoxne in the winter. The Village Voices is a community choir open to all, regardless of ability or previous singing
there is no need to be able to read music. We are based in Hoxne but have members from eighteen villages and one city.
Friendly and welcoming – come along and give us a try. No Audition.