HBN January 2020[1730]

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Since our last report we are very pleased to say that the kitchen or server as some call it, is now up and running thanks to Andrew Castleden who solved the problem of the very heavy lid!  After the harvest lunch, which was a great success, we then had our quiz and we raised just over £600.  Our thanks go to Sharon, Michael and Jenny for arranging the event. 

Our next evet is an evening with Danny Fisher in the church on Friday 21st February.  He provides a program of 50’s and 60’s hits – there will also be cheese and wine after the show.

We are pleased to announce that we have co-opted three new members on to our committee: Debbie and Rob Hooker and Caroline Abbot. We look forward to working with then to raise more for the preservation of our church.

Do not forget the display of Christmas trees in the church from Sunday 15th December and on that note a very happy Christmas to everyone from the Friends.

We will continue to hold our monthly coffee mornings and book sale on the third Saturday of the month.  Tea, coffee, cakes and lots of books. 9.45am to 11.15am.

Once again, our thanks to all who support us.

John Brawn, Chairman of the Friends Committee, 01379 668252



The ‘St Edmund Screen’ carved by the renowned Victorian, Harry Hems, is magnificent at the archway in front of the Maynard Memorial.  The screen is carved with intricate details, both within and without, displaying flora, fauna and fabulous beasties, and surmounted with the martyrdom of St Edmund. 

The Portland Stone steps inside the memorial area have also been repaired making them safe to use.

The Long awaited ‘tea point’ is completed, with rise and fall hinges to the heavy lid.  The North Aisle is now a more versatile space within the church as needs require.

There will be a Christmas Tree display from 15th – 26th December (see events page) supported by many village ‘organisations.  Please come and enjoy this and take some time to look at the screen which has lain so long under dust streets

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The Mother’s Union

The Hoxne branch of the Mother’s Union meets on the third Monday of the month at 2.30pm at Time House, Low Street, Hoxne.  New Members are always welcome.

See events page for dates

Cathie McGregor, Branch Leader 01379 668434