Readers Corner

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street By Natasha Pulley This novel is a highly recommended bestseller. However it was a long time before I read it as I am not someone who enjoys fantasy. However once I started reading it I loved it. It is enchanting and sweeps the reader into a magical Victorian London inhabited…

Volunteers needed

With lockdown easing and the Abbey re-opening, we are looking for volunteers to provide a warm, encouraging welcome to the town and to tourists. Can you help? A beautiful and serene environment to spend time in, meeting people, helping the community. Email parishoffice@wymondhamabbey.org.uk answering the following questions: Why do you want to volunteer at the…

Food Parcels

We recently sent out food parcels out to families in need during the recent school holidays and all have been very well received. We have had many messages saying how much its helped and it has been wonderful to be able to help the families in our community in times of need. In the February…

Book Review

After the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to the home of her family’s friends. She knows that somewhere in the dusty, sprawling vicarage there is some letters containing secrets that must not be revealed. Although not exactly a book about Jane Austen, it is a story about the two sisters and…

Gardeners Corner

We’ve put up with this year’s ‘beast’ and enjoyed a balmy (relatively) mild interlude in the winter’s weather. At least we have been much better off than Texas! Their weather should at least push home the message of climate change. Our cold snap should have killed off some of the pests to help gardeners and…

Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine was a priest, providing ministry to persecuted Christians in the 3rd century, martyred for his faith… for love. He is remembered by Christian churches on 14th February. The Victorians took over Valentine’s Day with hearts and flowers encouraging people to spend money to show their love. During the pandemic many people have spent…