Hoxne Benefice Virtual Christmas Market and Catalogue
As we can’t hold our usual Christmas fundraising events safely this year, we are planning a virtual Christmas Market.
Look out for our catalogue (which we will email to those on this benefice news email list as well as print out) of homemade eatables, crafts and gifts to order and pick up at your convenience. It will all come together with a Zoom event at 11am on Saturday 12th December with festive cheer, a quiz and, who knows, maybe a visit from Father Christmas! We are still looking for items for the catalogue. If you can make Christmas produce, cards, crafts, gifts, whatever, that you would like to donate, please send details and photos, if you have them, to me on email@example.com I will need your name, phone number and the name and price of the item, please, as soon as possible. We hope to send the catalogues out by this weekend. When someone chooses to buy your item, they will phone you and place an order and you can arrange with them to pick up the items and pay you. You then pay the money to the church of your choice. Please contact me or Eleanor with any queries. If you have already given your item details to Eleanor, I have them and won't need them again.
Thank you and very best wishes
Virginia Skoyles, Hoxne benefice administrator
01379 586708 / 07900 350117
HOXNE VILLAGE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
* the Village Shop Café on Saturdays in November between 11.00 and 12.00
* Hoxne Church on Wednesdays in November between 10.00 and 11.00
* Cathie 668 434
* Carmel 669 123
The calendar celebrates all the events we had to cancel because of Covid . It resurrects photos from the past and recreates some of the activities and events we would have normally enjoyed. Profits will go towards repairing recent damage to the fabric of the Church.
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St Edmund’s House
Parishioners may be interested in the current situation regarding St Edmund’s House. I have been in contact with the Tenant Services Corporate Manager at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council’s who has advised me that St Edmund’s House is once again advertising vacant flats, details of which can be found on
I understand that for several months, new tenants were not being accepted, necessitating some residents of Hoxne having to find this type of accommodation elsewhere. I have been advised that, historically, St Edmund’s House, has been a “hard to let scheme which had previously received little interest.” Currently a review of all such accommodation managed by Babergh and MSDC is taking place to ascertain if these units are fulfilling their designed function. I will try and keep you informed. Thank you, Gill O’C
THE HOXNE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN – work has begun on this policy document which will guide development and protect open spaces in the village. DROP IN EVENTS AT HOXNE SWAN on THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 4 to 7 and SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 11 to 3. PLEASE VISIT AND LET US HAVE YOUR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE OF YOUR VILLAGE. More information is available at http://www.hoxneneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/
St Peter and St Paul Church with St Edmund, Hoxne
Facemasks – Members of Hoxne Church have been making facemasks to raise funds for The Children’s Society and for Hoxne Church. The masks are available to buy at The Hoxne Village Shop and at The Swan Public House.
Alternatively, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations would be gratefully received - a guideline suggestion is £3.00 per mask, but an amount you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.
The Children’s Society is involved in outreach and housing for homeless children plus research into social issues, and, has been doing a huge amount both locally and nationally during the Coronavirus Pandemic. They have a centre in Norwich.
Thank you for your support
Welcome to the Village of Hoxne
Hoxne is a beautiful old Suffolk village with a unique and truly ancient history. The first Hoxnians settled
here over 320,000 years ago alongside a lake and, a major geological period, the Hoxnian Interglacial
(375,000 to 425,000 years ago), was named after Hoxne. John Frere discovered the first human tools at the
site which had become the Hoxne brick pit; the Hoxne Hoard is one of the biggest discoveries of Roman
treasure in the UK much of which is on display at The British Museum. It is thought the martyrdom of King
(later Saint) Edmund took place at Hoxne in 869 AD, and until the 9th century, the ancient Bishop's seat of
East Anglia was at Hoxne before being moved to Norfolk. There are many interesting local walks and places
to see as well as much interesting architecture. The 13th century church of
St Peter and St Paul which stands at the top of a hill overlooking the village and The Swan Inn, a magnificent
15th century pub, are both worthy of a visit.
To know more about Hoxne’s unique history, visit the Hoxne Heritage website http://hoxnehistory.org.uk
Please do keep us updated with forthcoming events, news and photographs for the gallery
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