JUNE 2017


June brings another official birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. This year marks 65 years since her accession to the throne on that cold day in early 1952. Before she came to the throne the Queen, on her 21st birthday, made a solemn promise to serve her people. She dedicated her life to them, certain that her deep Christian faith would sustain her. The Queen has remained faithful to her promise and has served our nation and the Commonwealth with integrity for 65 years. Faithfulness is not seen as much of a virtue these days. The habit of faithfulness is being lost – in families, amongst churchgoers, and in many other spheres of life – and so to reflect on the Queen’s life of unfailing loyalty and faithfulness is truly inspiring. She has been upheld and supported by Prince Philip who has been steadfast in his role as her Consort, putting the Queen, and her duties, before everything else. Throughout my life the Queen has been on the throne with Prince Philip by her side, but sooner rather than later the time will come when she is called to do greater work in heaven. How strange it will be not to have her with us, and how grateful we should all be that she and her husband have served us so faithfully and so well.

Rev'd Barbara


The biggest event in our calendar is our Annual Flower Festival and Fayre. This year it takes place from Saturday 3rd June and runs to Wednesday 7th June. Our theme is ‘A Great Day Out’. Please do come along and join us for what promises to be a fun occasion. More details are listed below. We very much look forward to seeing you. Refreshments are available in the Tea Tent and we will be serving set lunches in the Parish Hall. (Lunch is not available in the Parish Hall on Wednesday 7th June but a salad ploughman’s lunch will be available in the tent).

On Saturday 24th June St Mary’s Church West Walton (Our sister Church) will be opening their tower to visitors with a special Midsummer event including refreshments from 6.30pm. Everybody is welcome to come along and to see the fantastic view of the sur-rounding area from the tower.

Sunday 25th June sees our annual Midsummer Evensong Service at 6.30pm at Walpole St Andrew’s Church. This lovely old building is only open for a service once a year and this is a super opportunity to come along to participate in a traditional Church of England evensong service.

On Monday 26th June we very much look forward to welcoming a group of pilgrims on their way to Walsingham. They will be led by their priest Father Reggie Stretton and will hold a Holy
Communion Service in the church at 11.00am

On Thursday 6th July at St Mary’s Church West Walton there will be a summer concert given by the West Walton Community Primary School and on Saturday 15th July they will holding their annual fete and Dog Show running from 2.00pm to 4.00PM.


Our volunteers from around the Villages have worked hard again through the past year to prepare for this year’s Flower Festival and Fayre. The best of last year’s new events have been kept and one or two further ones added in order to make the festival even better for everyone. In particular, we are pleased to highlight the following activities outside church:

✤ Teddies from the Tower - bring your Teddy to Church on Saturday and Sunday and have a parachute fitted and watch him parachute from the top of the tower to the ground. Parachutes
will be available at the foot of the Tower.
✤ Ride-on miniature railway to run from Bolt Hole to Church gates on School Lane and back on Saturday and Sunday
✤ Molly Dancers display on Saturday afternoon
✤ Punch and Judy show on Saturday and Sunday
✤ Flukes Ukulele Band on Saturday afternoon
✤ King’s Lynn Town Band playing on Sunday afternoon
✤ Display of Dawn ’til dusk Falconry Birds of Prey on Saturday and Sunday
✤ Operating Model Railway display Saturday and Sunday
✤ Competition for children of “Garden on a Plate” on Saturday (for details see below)
✤ Blacksmith’s Forge
✤ Childrens’ Games
✤ Maypole Dancing by Anthony Curton School on Monday afternoon
✤ Anthony Curton School Choir and Ukuleles on Tuesday afternoon
✤ Make and fly your own balsa wood glider
✤ Refreshment tent
✤ Produce, Cake, Flowers, Jigsaws and Bric a Brac stalls
✤ All the regular and many additional craft stalls

We are also hoping to hold the Dog Show again on Saturday morning. Details will be an-nounced on the Church Website and on Facebook.

Inside church, as well as the wonderful display of flowers, we again have artists at work and an opportunity to trace your own family history. The theme this year is ‘It was a Great Day Out’

We think that this Festival will be even better than last year, but please take note of the dates and come along with your friends and family and find out for yourselves.

Open daily 3rd to 7th June, from 9 am to 5 pm (Sunday 11:15 am to 5 pm). Parking and Admission FREE!

Flower Festival Planning:

We have one more Flower Festival planning meeting scheduled for 9th May at 7.00pm in the church Please see the Church Website and on Facebook (Walpole St Peter Church / Walpole St Peter Flower Festival) for details. Please come along if you can and bring your friends and neighbours with you to help us plan a really successful festival. There is lots to be done and we need all the help that we can get, especially for setting up before and clearing up after the Festival! Any help and time that you can spare for us would be really appreciated.

P.S. More cakes, jams and preserves are always needed for the cake stall! If you can help please can we ask you to let us know by putting your name and details of what you can make for us on the list on the table at the back of church. Even a couple of home made cakes would be gratefully appreciated and we thank you very much in advance for your help.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Revd. Barbara Burton on (01945) 781228 or either of the churchwardens at any time for any matter.

William Brooks David Galloway
Tel. 01945 780609 Tel. 01945 780809

CHURCH SERVICES DURING JUNE 2017 - Walpole St Peter’s Church unless stated otherwise

Sunday 4th June (Pentecost Sunday) Joint Sung Flower Festival Eucharist 10.00am

Wednesday 7th June No Midweek Communion

Sunday 11th June (Trinity Sunday) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesday 14th June Midweek Communion 10.30am

Sunday 18th June (Sunday after Trinity) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesday 21st June Midweek Communion 10.30am

Sunday 25th June (Second after Trinity) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am
Evensong (Walpole St Andrew’s) 6.30pm

Wednesday 28th June Midweek Communion 10.30am

CHURCH SERVICES DURING JULY 2017 - Walpole St Peter’s Church unless stated otherwise

Sunday 2nd July (Third after Trinity) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesday 5th July Midweek Communion 10.30am

Sunday 9nd July (Fourth after Trinity) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesday 12th July Midweek Communion 10.30am

Sunday 16th July (Fifth after Trinity) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesday 19th July Midweek Communion 10.30am

Sunday 23rd July (Sixth after Trinity) Parish Sung Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesday 26th July Midweek Communion 10.30am

Sunday 30th July (Seventh after Trinity) Joint Sung Eucharist 10.00am
(With St Mary’s WW at St Mary’s Church)