Carol Service – Friday 14th December

St Mary’s Church, Tunstead is having its Carol Service Friday 14th December 2018 at 6:30pm

The service is to be taken by the Reverend Liz Jump, the Rector of Wroxham. There will be carols and readings. The collection will be in aid of the Children’s Hospice, Quidenham and the Children’s Society.

After the service there will be wine and seasonal refreshments.

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Tunstead bells to ring out

On Sunday 11th November, the Bells of St. Mary’s Church, Tunstead, will be rung by a group of local bell ringers. The group will be led by Aubrey Forster, who restored the bells in the 1990s.

The church bells are only rung in “full circle”; that is all of them rung, on special occasions.

Tunstead War Memorial, circa 1920

Tunstead War Memorial, circa 1920

Sunday, being the commemoration of 100 years since the cessation of hostilities of the First World War (The Great War), was chosen as a mark of respect for all those who died during the conflict. The bells will be rung around 3:00pm.



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Tunstead War Memorial

It is a great honour to announce that the Tunstead War Memorial has been given “Grade 2 Listing”. The listing was awarded as the structure is of historical significance to the people of Tunstead. It is also timely, given the commemoration of 100 years since the cessation of hostilities of the First World War.

Due to its significance, the war memorial has been cleaned and the names of the fallen have been restored in time for the 11th of November commemoration event.

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Defibrillator Demonstration

Chris Oakes, the Parish Council Chair and local First Responder has set up a defibrillator demonstration session.

The demonstration will take place at The Horse and Groom. The next session will be on THURSDAY evening of the 23rd August), at 7:30pm. If this session fills up, another session could be run. Note: This is a change from the evening initially advertised. As the trainer will be on first aid duty at Norwich football ground, on the Wednesday.

Here is what it might look like

Tunstead and Sco Ruston residents came together and very quickly raised sufficient funds for the purchase of a defibrillator which will be housed in the redundant telephone box opposite the primary school. The telephone box will soon be refurbished and made ready to receive the new machine.

The device is simple to use, and it guides the user on what to do. Any member of the public is entitled to use the machine in the case when someone’s heart stops (cardiac arrest). However, to give you confidence in its use come along to the demonstration session, and see a training system in use. Chat with first aiders about its use. So when you leave the demonstration you will be clear on how and when its use will be the most effective.

It will be helpful if you could let Chris know which session you will be attending. Please call him on 07909835514, or you could simply click the button below to register your interest. No forms to fill in online.

So press a button or call Chris – 07909 835514.

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