Takeaway food from the Jolly Farmers

Written by Shirley & Tony on .

Jolly Farmers Menu this week (will be available Tuesday to Saturday - 12noon till 2pm and 6pm till 9pm)

Friday Night Fish Chip Menu we will advertise first thing tommorrow morning!


Jacket Potatoes and Baguettes (choice of fillings are:- cheese, egg, beans, chilli, curry, tuna, sausage and bacon) £6.50 then £1 per extra filling

Chicken Curry (to the heat of your liking) with Rice - £9.95
Beef Curry (to the heat of your liking) with Rice - £10.95

Homemade Chicken Burger and Chips - £9.95
Homemade Beef Burger and Chips - £9.95

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice - £9.95
Beef Stroganoff and Rice - £12.95

Chicken in Breadcrumbs with a sauce of your choice with & Chips - £8.95

Steak and Kidney Pie with New Potatoes and Peas - £9.95

Beef Lasagne and chips £9.95

Chicken Carbonara - £10.95

Scampi and Chips - £10.95

Vegerterian options will be available each day but will change daily so please call to find out what is on!

Children prices will vary!

Please call 01953 788197 to place your order but remember to give us time to cook as everything is cooked fresh !


Help us save Forncett St Peter’s Church

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Forncett St Peter Church Sept 2019 D Kirk
Photo: David Kirk

The Problems
This beautiful Grade 1 listed building has been central to life in the Forncetts since Saxon times. Now it is in desperate need of major repairs and renovations. Most important is the need to make the building watertight – extensive areas need re-roofing, failing lead work needs replacing and faulty gutters, down-pipes and surface drains need repair / replacement. Structural deterioration and cracking of external stone and flint-work has meant that areas of the churchyard have had to be cordoned off incase of falling masonry. Windows, cracked internal masonry, collapsing floor surfaces and areas of death-watch beetle all pose major challenges. The wonderful 15th century Drakes Tomb is suffering from cracking and discolouration. Once the structural work has been completed redecoration will be essential and the remarkable set of carved pew ends can be repaired.

Toilet and kitchen facilities are non-existent and the very limited heating means the church is too cold for services or community use during the winter. This is the ideal opportunity to provide these basic requirements, which will bring the church back into the centre of our life and improve it’s accessibility to visitors. We will be at pains to make changes sensitive to the historic importance of the building and its wonderful spirit of calm and peace.

Current toilet facilities at St Peters A Rae


The Plan
£750,000 is estimated (April 2020) as the combined cost of repairs and improvements. This is an eye-watering amount for a small village to raise.  The Friends of St Peter’s have been set up to spearhead the work, both of fund-raising and involving the local community.
We will be making grant applications including a major National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant (NLHF), as well as raising funds through Events, Donations and developing collaborations with other interest groups, such as Round Tower Churches Society.
An on-line giving campaign will also be started to appeal to potential supporters world-wide.


By mid 2020   NLHF Grant Expression of Interest delayed due to NLHF giving priority to Corona virus related emergency projects
    Enabling Works identified
    Community Audit to highlight how local people would like the building to be used in future
 March 2020   Church closed and all fund-raising events postponed due to Corona Virus
    Project Architect appointed
February 2020   Large area of plaster falls off the inside of the nave wall; church closed awaiting analysis and stabilisation.
January 2020   Diocesan Advisory Committee team visit St Peter’s to discuss proposed works and contractor access
December 2019   Essential work to make the building watertight is completed.
November 2019   Norfolk Churches Trust awards grant of £1,000 for urgent repairs
 October 2019   Friends of St Peter’s Church is inaugurated.
£1,125 raised as a result of the first meeting

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Written by Graham Prior on .

Director and Producer Paul Blake and the cast of 'Ensemble' performed 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' to three packed audiences in St Mary's Church November 28th, 29th and 30th. 

Silent Night

Click on pic for more - photos by Richard Ball

A huge thank you to everyone involved the show: Paul Blake for producing and directing, the 'tech team' for lights, sound,and putting the staging up, the wardrobe ladies for making sure the costume changes went seamlessly, and May for front of house duties. We like to think of St Mary's church as the spiritual home of Ensemble, and we hope they will be back for more shows. Finally, thank you to the audience, and a happy Christmas to all.