• Quiz night

    Friday 27th November in the village hall.

  • “Wanderlust” by the Gramophones Theatre Co.

    Friday 9th October in the Village Hall.

  • Erpingham 5k Rural Run

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    The 2015 Rural Run will take place on Sunday 27th September 10.30am.

    On the day registration will be open from 9.30am but you can pre-register using the registration form:


    You might also be interested in the Rural Run Poster 2015

  • Fairy Tales and Fables

    16th August


    A new venture for Mannington with something for all ages and fundraising for Norfolk hospices. What could be better?

    In the grounds there will be a trail of fabled creatures made by local artist blacksmith Baron Tremain; visitors will be invited to explore some of the garden’s secret places and maybe win one of the special prizes related to the theme of the day. Within the moated hall gardens there will be a special fairy trail for younger children – more prizes.

    In the medieval Hall there will be books old and new to look at and for sale, with display of illustrations by local artist, Fiona French. Story telling for all will take place in and near the Hall at regular intervals.

    Adults, come and reminisce about fairy tales and fables you may only half remember and learn more about their significance and history. Children, come and discover delightful stories for the first time in this perfect setting. Children dressed in fairy costumes especially welcome.

    Mannington is often described as a fairy tale house in a magical setting – on 16th August we can promise it will be even more fabulous – in all senses of the word!

    Open from 12-5 Usual garden admission: so just £6.00 adults, £5.00 concessions (seniors, students). CHILDREN UP to 16 Free.

    Donations and stalls for Norfolk hospices

  • The Trosh

    Threshing, bagging and baling wheat as it used to be done

    Sunday 20th September from 1pm

    We haven’t forgotten this popular event amongst all the other things going on this year.  If anyone would like a stall at the event please ring Helen on 01263 768209  –  the cost is £20 but charities can come for free.

    Entry will be £5 for adults as last year. Under 12 years free, and we will be on the same fields on High Noon Road on the east side of the A140 by kind permission of the Alston family.

    Volunteers as always are needed to help put up tents before and take them down afterwards. Please ring Alan Witham on 01263 761156 if you can help in this way. Also talk to Helen if you can help on the refreshment rota, or Colin 01263 577288 if taking money on the gate or directing traffic is something you could do. Very many thanks in anticipation!

  • Medieval Spectacular

    12th and 13th September

    Part of Agincourt 2015

    Volunteers needed

    If you can help on either the Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon of this event then please ring  Helen (01263768209) or Father Paul (01263 761110). There is the bonus of free entry to the Spectacular on that day!

    Tickets for sale  – BUY YOURS NOW and avoid the queues on the day!

    Tickets can be bought by our web site www.erpingham.org, but you can also purchase them direct from Helen 01263 768209 Paigles, The Street, Erpingham NR11 7QB or Ros on 01263 761702 14 Eagle Close, Erpingham NR11 7AW

  • Heraldry Exhibition

    The Norfolk Heraldic Association

    1st – 9th August, 10.00 – 5.00 at Erpingham Church

    Come and see heraldic embroiderers at work

    (for times phone 01263 768209)

    We hope to have our own Erpingham Embroidery on display

    Refreshments available

  • Agincourt – Medieval Hog Roast and fundraiser

    Saturday 20th June 2015

    Part of Agincourt 2015

    It was a warm afternoon. Several large marquees took up half of the lawn and housed beautifully set tables with white cloths and chairs, flowers and pretty crockery. A long table carried a selection of intriguing items for a charity auction.

    Some ladies dressed in medieval costume were adding the finishing touches and a group of ‘Medieval Minstrels’ were setting up ready to play.  All was calm but a real sense of anticipation hung in the air.

    And then people arrived and weren’t they magnificent!  Medieval archers, knights, monks and clerics – was that really the Rector?!  Ladies dressed as noble ladies complete with a ‘houppelande’, peasants with just a ‘kirtle’, and serving wenches – they were all there. A free glass of wine got the talking going, music filled the air and those not in costume looking wistfully on.

    A table plan detailed which Agincourt knight’s table everyone was on – was it Sir Thomas Erpingham himself or perhaps the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Warwick or even Lord Scroop! Then the Hog Roast arrived steaming hot and we were ready to go, with baps, potatoes and various salads served with commendable efficiency, then strawberries (just picked) with cream, meringues and shortbread.  Tea or coffee followed.  The laughter and chatter pointed to a good time being had by all.

    Then the charity auction – with amazing contributions from so many people. Would you like a stained glass window for your front door, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a hand carved candlestick or a beautifully made wooden box?  Perhaps you would prefer a handmade walking stick? or a water colour painting? or indeed a hand crafted cushion. There was plenty of beer (in crates no less!) and other alcohol to be bid for and the Rector – minus his headdress – ran it with humour and efficiency on our newly purchased PA system.

    The afternoon was drawing to a close when the heavens opened and the rain came pouring down. But it couldn’t spoil things. We had all had a fantastic time and over £3,660 was raised towards the installation of a toilet and kitchenette at the church.

  • Agincourt – Flower festival & Open Gardens

    Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June 2015

    Part of Agincourt 2015


    With beautiful weather on the Saturday: people packed the church and everyone was amazed at what they saw.  The Erpingham Embroidery brought gasps of wonder as it was unveiled by our Rector at 10am alongside some truly magnificent flower arrangements paying tribute to Sir Thomas Erpingham and medieval life. The WI were the masterminds behind the embroidery depicting the Battle of Agincourt and Sir Thomas’ life, family and legacy. 26 women contributed – some who had never threaded a needle before, but the result exceeded all expectations. What a legacy – congratulations to all concerned.

    Thanks too to Su Pointer who organised a rota of excellent musicians throughout the two days – harps, singing, brass band, organ, flutes and bassoons – you name it, we had it!

    Congratulations too to Linda Howard who oversaw all the arrangements for the flower festival, including displays varying from basketry, candle maker, plumage, St Julian of Norwich, to Erpingham School children researching the Horrible History of Weeds. Linda was also in charge of the refreshments – with a willing band of helpers and many people stayed a long time taking it all in.  I hope she can have a well earned rest now! Very well done to everyone.



    This was run by the WI alongside the Flower Festival on the Sunday. Despite an unfortunate downpour for about 2 hours as the event was about to start plenty of people seemed to come and many drank coffee and ate cake in the village hall waiting for the rain to stop.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Alby Crafts

    Saturday 4th April, 10:30am-1pm

    Hunt for chocolate eggs around the beautiful gardens at Alby Crafts,

    enjoy crafts activities, story telling and face painting.

    £3 per child (including the trail).

    All proceeds to Stepping Stones Pre-School

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