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Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Apr 26 2017

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall NR34 OLB

A United Kingdom. Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.   Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. 

12A 111 minutes


Concert with Auriga Capella Girls Choir

Date: Sun Apr 2 2017

Time: 3.30pm

Place: St Benet's Minster Beccles NR34 9NR

This excellent girls choir returns to the wonderful acoustic of St Benet's MInster for a concert of Baroque music to include The Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and French songs featuring composers such as Sébastien de Brossard, and Etienne Moulinié. They will also perform pieces by Henry Purcell and J.S. Bach. We will also have the opportunity to hear some organ and oboe works. Tea and cakes will be served afterwards in the hall. An event not to be missed.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Mar 29 2017

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall NR34 OLB

The Light Between Oceans. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.  Starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, and based on the bestselling book.

12A 132 minutes


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Feb 22 2017

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall NR34 OLB

Café Society. In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Directed by Woody Allen. 

96 mins (Some violence, a drug reference and suggestive material) 


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Jan 25 2017

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall NR34 OLB

The Railway Children. The recorded stage show of this British classic,  recently filmed at the York Theatre Royal.   125 minutes in length with a 15 minute interval. 


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Nov 30 2016

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall NR34 OLB

This month's film is the hit 'Florence Foster Jenkins' starring Meryl Streep as the woman who wanted to become a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeded her talent. Set in 1940s New York.


Langley Christmas Fair

Date: Sun Nov 27 2016

Time: 10am to 4pm

Place: Langley School, Langley Park, Loddon, NR14 6BJ

The School for Peace Support Group will be holding a stall at this event, selling gifts, bric-a-brac and cards. Come and support us. Free entry.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Oct 26 2016

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall NR34 OLB

This month's film, 'Love and Friendship' is costume drama based on a novella by Jane Austen called 'Lady Susan'. In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).


AGM

Date: Wed Oct 12 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64, Northgate, Beccles, SUffolk, NR34 9AU

This is the new date for the School for Peace AGM. Please come and hear what we have been doing this year and what our plans are for the future. Come with questions and suggestions. There will be refreshments afterwards.


Congo Support Meeting

Date: Wed Sep 14 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU

At this meeting we will be preapring for the AGM as well as hearing the latest news from the Shool for Peace.


Musical Garden Party

Date: Sun Aug 7 2016

Time: 2.30pm-6.30pm

Place: 40 Puddingmoor, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9PL

This wonderful event raised £320 for The School for Peace Thanks to Joy, all her helpers and to all those who performed and attended. It was a huge success and we hope Joy will repeat it in the future.

 

Audience and musicians welcome

Tea and cakes are provided, bring alcohol if you like

Please come whatever the weather

Donations to the School for Peace in The Congo

The weather was fabulous - Thank you Joy and everyone who contributed help, cake or funds (just over £300) for the school !

If you would like to sing or play -

Telephone Joy on 01502 715428 or email: joy.puddingmoor@gmail.com

or text Joy on 07887982376.


Congo Support Meeting

Date: Wed Jul 6 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU


Congo Support Meeting

Date: Wed Jun 8 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed May 25 2016

Time: 2pm

Place: NO MORE FILMS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Films will resume on the last WEdnesday of the month from September 2016. Watch this space for further details.


Update on the School for Peace

Date: Wed May 4 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU

Come and find out the latest news from the School for Peace. Mary will be showing photos and film footage of her recent stay in Congo. Refreshments will be served and there may be some interesting things to buy.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Apr 27 2016

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall, NR34 OLB

This month's film:

The Dressmaker (15). 118 minutes.

Ticket: £6 includes tea/coffee and cake.

 A part of the profits from these films goes to the Congo School for Peace. 

Tickets can be bought in the Hall on the day.


Visit to The School for Peace

Date: Wed Mar 30 2016

Time:

Place: Tshamalale and Likasi, DRC

From 30th March to 16th April, Mary will be visiting the School for Peace to see the latest developments, find out how well the children are doing and see as many people as possible in two weeks. Plese get in touch if you have any questions for her.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Mar 30 2016

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall, NR34 OLB

This month's film:

The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith.

104mins Comedy drama. 2pm.

Ticket: £6 includes tea/coffee and cake.

 A part of the profits from these films goes to the Congo School for Peace. 

Tickets can be bought in the Hall on the day.

 


Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Mar 2 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate Beccles NR34 9AU

This will be the last meeting before Mary departs for Congo. Pelase come and share ideas for what you would like achieved while she is there: questions, photos, filming etc. We will discuss the latest news and plan for the future. refreshments will be served.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Feb 24 2016

Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall, NR34 OLB

This month's film:

 A WALK IN THE WOODS (15) 104mins Light drama. 2pm.

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), challenges himself to take the Appalachian Trail - 2,200, miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine.

Ticket: £6 includes tea/coffee and cake.

 A part of the profits from these films goes to the Congo School for Peace. 

Tickets can be bought in the Hall on the day.


Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Feb 3 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate Beccles NR34 9AU

You are welcome to attend our regular meeting. We will plan for the Easter visit to the school and discuss future fundraising events. Refreshments will be served.

 


Carol Singing by Auriga Capella

Date: Sat Dec 19 2015

Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Place: Stranger's Hall and Royal Arcade, Norwich

The wonderful Beccles-based girls choir will be performing in two venues. Please come and hear them. All money collected will be used to provide resources for the seconday school.


School for Peace support Group

Date: Wed Dec 2 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU

Monthly meeting to look back on recent events and finances and look to 2016.


Langley Christmas Fayre

Date: Sun Nov 29 2015

Time: 10am - 4pm

Place: Langley School, Norfolk, NR14

The School for Peace Support Group will be holding a stall at this event, selling gifts, bric-a-brac and cards. Come and support us. Free entry.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Nov 25 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

Mr Holmes. Tea and home-made cakes will be served. Cost: £6, a donation from which will go to the School for Peace.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Oct 28 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

A Royal Night Out. Tea and home-made cakes will be served. Cost: £6, a donation from which will go to the School for Peace.


Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Oct 14 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles. NR34 9AU

Regular monthly meeting with refreshments.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Sep 30 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

From September 2014 to May 2015, we managed to raise £320 from the films which once again will cover 3 children's education for a year. Thanks to all who attended, to Jo and Liliian for making delicious cakes a special thanks to Brian who generously supports the School for Peace in this way.

The first film of the autumn will be a new print version of The Third Man (1949). This was the second collaboration between director Carol Reed and author Graham Greene.

Tea and home-made cakes will be served. Cost: £6, a donation from which will go to the School for Peace.


Bristol Half Marathon

Date: Sun Sep 13 2015

Time: All day

Place: Bristol

Marc Norris ran the Bristol Half  Marathon for us. He raised £246.25. Thank you, Marc!

Marc and daughter at the finish line


Old Time Music Hall

Date: Sat Sep 12 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: Hungate Canopy Theatre (Hungate Church), Beccles, NR34 9TT

Our patron, Louis de Bernières, kindly agreed to participate in the show which featured members of the group Salon Entertainment and included a magic lantern, music, recitation and community singing. The girls choir, Auriga Capella, performed by popular request. Refreshments were served. £1,095 was raised - our largest sum for an evening event. The music hall was very popular and we received positive feedback. The entertainers gave their talents freely and we are extremely grateful to all of them. THe money raised will go towards provising resources for the secondary school.


AGM

Date: Wed Sep 9 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU

Please come to the AGM where we will reflect on the last year and look to the new plans for the future of the school. Refreshments will be served.


St Benet's Flower Festival

Date: Sat Aug 29 2015

Time: 10am to 4pm

Place: St Benet's Church and Hall, Beccles NR34 9NR

29 – 31 August. The School for Peace Support Group had a bric-a-brac stall during the flower festival. £170.67 was raised. At a carboot sale the previous week, £81.05 was raised. 


Support group meeting

Date: Wed Jul 8 2015

Time: 8pm

Place: 64 Northgate NR34 9AU

The regular meeting for the School for Peace Support group will take place later than usual. We will prepare the AGM as well as other future events. There wil be no meeting in August.


Support Group Meeting

Date: Thu Jun 4 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9AU

At this meeting we'll prepare for the forthcoming AGM.


An introduction to the Congo: an illustrated talk

Date: Thu May 21 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Beccles Library

Mary Ellwood will give a brief introduction to the Congo including information about the current situation and the reasons why education is so important there.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed May 20 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

This month (the last in the season) we are showing The Imitation Game (2014)

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma which cryptanalysts thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison. 1h 54m

Tea and cakes will be served. Cost: £6.

 


Concert in Memory of Anne and Ian

Date: Wed May 13 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: St Benet's Church Beccles NR34 9NR

Congratulations to all the musicians and audience on a wonderful evening which has raised £635.54 for the School for Peace. This money will go towards buying resources for the secondary block. Thank you all for giving so gernerously of your time and money.

The concert featured talented young musicians from Beccles and the surrounding area, including the girls' choir Auriga Capella. Music included Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Scherzi Musicali by Monteverdi with string acoompaniment.

Choir

Auriga Capella

 
PROGRAMME
Scherzi Musicali by Claudio Monteverdi. With string accompaniment by Jim O'Toole, Liz Skinner Emily Lawler and Sarah Gure (violins), Ursula Pank ('cello) and John Nicholson (Keyboard). Sung by Auriga Capella.
 
1/ Fugge il verno dei dolori
2/ Non così tosto
3/ La Pastorella mia spietata
4/ O Rosetta
5/ Dolci miei sospiri
6/ Lidia spina del mio core
 
Toccata in D minor by J.S. Bach played by Ollie Neale (organ)
Madrigal by Louis Aubert, played by Ellie Boardman (flute)
Le Colibri by Ernest Chausson, sung by Bonnie Quinlan
 
Sonata no. 2 in G (first movement) by J.L. Krebs and Festive Trumpet Tune by David German, played by Ollie Neale (organ).
 
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Sung by Auriga Capella, accompanied by John Nicholson.
Composed when he was 26 years old in 1736 during the final weeks of his life.
 
1/ Stabat Mater Dolorosa 
3/ O quam tristis et afflicta *
8/ Fac ut ardeat cor meum
 
 ENCORE: It's My Party.  Medley: Arranged by Greg Gilpin.


Daffodil Day

Date: Sun May 10 2015

Time: 10am-4pm

Place: Langley Park, Langley, Loddon, NR14 6BJ

The School for Peace support group had a stall at this annual event for all the family. £130.96 was raised. Thanks to all who helped on the day, especially with setting up and clearing away afterwards.


Support group meeting

Date: Thu Apr 30 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU

At this meeting we will discuss Sister Virginie's recent visit and prepare forthcoming events. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

 


A Walk Towards Everest

Date: Sun Mar 29 2015

Time: 3 pm

Place: Quaker Meeting House, Beccles, NR34 9AB

A Walk Towards Everset

Chris Greenhill gave an illustrated talk about his recent five-week trek in Nepal. Tea and home-made cakes were served. £212 was made. Thanks to Chris and Sally for their hard work and to all those who attended and who gave generously.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Mar 18 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall, NR34 0LB

The film this month is Mr Turner, examining the life and career of British artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall in the role of Turner. Tea and home-made cakes will be served. Cost: £6, a donation from which will go to the School for Peace.


Support Group Meeting

Date: Thu Mar 5 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Feb 25 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

The film this month is 'My Old Lady', the story of a middle-aged American who inherits a flat in Paris only to find it occupied by an uncooperative 90-year-old woman (Maggie Smith). Tea and home-made cakes will be served. Cost: £6, a donation from which will go to the School for Peace.


Support Group Meeting

Date: Tue Feb 3 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate Beccles NR34 9AU

Please come to our regular meeting when we'll discuss finances and forthcoming events as well as news from Congo.


Support Group Meeting

Date: Tue Feb 3 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate Beccles NR34 9AU


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Jan 28 2015

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

The first film of 2015 will be Effie Gray, telling the story of the disastrous marriage between Effie Gray and John Ruskin, a key figure in Victorian life. The film stars Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise and Emma Thompson. Tea and home-made cakes will be served. Cost: £6, a donation from which will go to the School for Peace.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Thu Jan 15 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU


Auriga Capella Girls' Choir

Date: Sat Dec 20 2014

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Place: The Forum, Norwich

Take a break from your Christmas shopping and hear this excellent choir singing carols from around the world. All of the money they collect will be donated to The School for Peace.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Thu Dec 11 2014

Time: 19.30

Place: 64Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU

the last meeting of the year will include seasonal refreshments. 


Langley Craft and Food Fayre

Date: Sun Nov 23 2014

Time: 10am - 3pm

Place: Langley School, Loddon, Norfolk NR14

The School for Peace stall at this annual Christmas Fayre raised £92.60. Thanks to all those who donated items.

Langley School Christmas Fayre.jpg


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Nov 19 2014

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

This month we are showing 'Belle', inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Naval Admiral in late 18th century England. " ... A gripping drama in which issues of racial discrimination, slavery and class are canvassed."


Congo Calling : An African Orchestra in Britain

Date: Sun Nov 16 2014

Time: 8pm - 9pm

Place: BBC4

This is a documentary about the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra and their recent tour of Britain. You will also hear the Symphony choir to give you an idea of how wonderful the singing is in the D.R.C.


Congo Group Meeting

Date: Thu Nov 13 2014

Time: 19.30

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Oct 15 2014

Time: 2pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

This month, we are showing 'A Promise', starring Richard Madden, Rebecca Hall, Toby Murray and Alan Rickman. Set in Germany in 1912, it tells the tale of an ageing steel magnate, Karl Hoffmeister (Alan Rickman), and his young protégé, Friedrich Zeitz, who falls in love with Hoffmeister's young wife, Charlotte. 


Congo Group meeting

Date: Thu Oct 9 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU

All are welcome to attend these monthly meetings.


Geldeston Village Screen

Date: Wed Sep 17 2014

Time: 2 pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall opposite the Wherry Inn NR34 0LB

The first film of the autumn season is "The Jersey Boys" . Tea, coffee and home-made cakes will be served in the interval. A percentage of the takings will be donated to The School for Peace. Last year £370 was raised.


Congo Group Meeting

Date: Thu Sep 11 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU

From September 2014, these meetings will change to Thursday evenings. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially if you are able to organise or help with a fund-raising activity.


Music Garden Party

Date: Sun Aug 31 2014

Time: 2 till 6 pm

Place: 40 Puddingmoor , Beccles

The Music Garden Party at 40 Puddingmoor, Beccles raised £272.91 Thanks to Joy and everyone who attended, provided music and made refreshments. This is more than enough to send two children to school for a year.

 


Table Top and Car Boot Sale

Date: Sun Aug 17 2014

Time: 6am - 1pm

Place: St Benet's Primary School and Kessingland

There have been two table-top sales recently: the first at St Benet's Primary school as part of their annual summer fete in July and the second at the weekly Kessingland car boot sale on 17th August. These two events raised £147.50.


POSTPONED - Music Garden Party - Ex-Huricane Bertha!

Date: Sun Aug 10 2014

Time: 2 till 6 pm

Place: 40 Puddingmoor , Beccles

Ex-Huricane Bertha - Please come on August 31st Instead.

You are invited to a Music Garden Party at 40 Puddingmoor, Beccles. Please bring instuments, party pieces, other musicians.

Provided: A piano, a stage, an audience (neighbours and friends), tea, soft drinks and cake. Music for group singing and groups of instrumentalists.

Donations in aid of The School for Peace, Chamalale, Congo.

This is an informal party in my garden. There is no running order, or time/standard expectation. People arrive when they like and just come up and do their party piece/s and sometimes singers, or instrumentalists just join together. Apart from rock, all genres are welcome. Neighbours and Friends are invited to watch and listen and you can bring alcohol if you wish. Families are particularly invited.

We did this for a few years and I am excited to revive it.

Please just come, but let me know if you can perform.

Joy Jeffrey


Congo Support Group - Annual General Meeting

Date: Wed Jun 11 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles, NR34 9AU

Please come to The School for Peace AGM, followed by drinks and nibbles and a sale of Congolese items.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed May 14 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles

All supporters of the School for Peace are invited to come to our monthly meetings. We look forward to welcoming you.


London Marathon

Date: Sun Apr 13 2014

Time: 10 am

Place: London

Philip Crisp has run in the London Marathon for the nursery school. He has raised over £3,000. The final sum will be announced as soon as possible. Thanks to Philip and his hard work training daily.


Diane Simpson: Graphology or Kidology

Date: Fri Mar 21 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: Conservative Club, Beccles, NR34 9TZ

£5 for adults, £1 school-age children. Have you ever wondered what your handwriting reveals about you?

Well now is your chance to find out! The broadcaster, Diane Simpson, is coming to Beccles to give a talk about graphology entitled "Graphology or Kidology".

An "intriguing" and a "fun experience" Diane is often described as a cross between Jo Brand and Shirley Valentine. There will also be refreshments and a raffle. Tickets will also be available on the door. Proceeds from the ticket sales will be used to support the education of children at the school.


Geldeston Wednesday Film Matinee

Date: Wed Mar 19 2014

Time: 2 pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall

The film 'Philomena' was shown and a record £90 was raised! Thanks to Brian and all who came and enjoyed delicious cakes made by Jo and Lilian.


A concert in memory of Ian Bauers 1947-2013

Date: Sun Mar 16 2014

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Framlingham College Theatre

Wagner Overture Flying Dutchman

Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G min with soloist Beth Spendlove

Elgar Howarth Six Miniatures for Ian

Schumann Symphony No.4 in D min. Conductor: Elgar Howarth

£180 was raised in a retiring collection. Thank you to all!


Durrants Sale of Memorabilia

Date: Fri Feb 7 2014

Time: 9 am

Place: Durrants Auction Rooms, Beccles

Donated Edwards VIII toys, collectables and militaria were sold for £358.30. Many thanks to the donor and to everyone else who has contributed to the Congo School for Peace. Please keep up the good work!


Auction of Memorabilia

Date: Fri Jan 17 2014

Time: 9 am

Place: Durrants Auctioneers, Beccles

A significant collection of Edward VIII memorabilia was auctioned. The proceeds were donated to the Congo School for Peace and £ 152.48 was raised. Neil would like to thank the donor for their generous gift.


Collection at Beccles TESCO store

Date: Sat Dec 21 2013

Time: From 9 am

Place: All day at the Beccles TESCO Store

Tesco has kindly given us permission to collect money for the School For Peace at their store. We plan to include some live music, there will be a display about the work we support in Congo and there will be leaflets about the project.


The Funeral Service for Ian

Date: Fri Dec 13 2013

Time: 10:30 am

Place: St. Benet's Church, Beccles, NR34 9NR


Dinner with Jane Cudlipp

Date: Fri Nov 29 2013

Time: 6 pm

Place: 25 Ballygate, Beccles

£450 was raised at this lovely event. Thanks to Jane and her team for all their hard work. Thanks to all those who donated so generously to the project.


Geldeston Wednesday Film Matinee

Date: Wed Nov 20 2013

Time: 2 pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall

Two films, Zepplins at 2pm and Norfolk Past at 2.45pm.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Nov 13 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles

All supporters of the School for Peace are invited to come to our monthly meetings. We look forward to welcoming you.


Geldeston Wednesday Film matinee

Date: Wed Oct 16 2013

Time: 2 pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall

A film comedy, Robot and Fred.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Oct 9 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles

All supporters of the School for Peace are invited to come to our monthly meetings. We look forward to welcoming you.


Geldeston Wednesday Film Matinee

Date: Wed Sep 18 2013

Time: 2 pm

Place: Geldeston Village Hall

The Great Gatsby.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Sep 11 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles

All supporters are most welcome to come along.

Our meeting are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Wed Aug 21 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles.

A very successful meeting was held.


Open Air Lunch with Jazz

Date: Sun Jul 21 2013

Time: 1 pm

Place: Betty Breheny's lovely garden.

This event on raised £760 for the School for Peace.

Our grateful thanks to Betty Breheny for allowing us to use her lovely garden. And a big thank you to Johnny Q's Jazz Band for entertaining us so well.

Thank you to Elizabeth Craigen and her helpers who prepared the meal.

We also thank those who donated raffle prizes, erected the marquees and set out tables and chairs etc. and, of course, ''everyone who came and supported the event.'

Johnny Q's Jazz Band

The audience enjoying their lunch in the shade of the marquees.


Congo Support Group Meeting

Date: Fri Jun 21 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles.

All supporters are most welcome to come along.


Requiem Mass by Victoria

Date: Mon Jun 17 2013

Time: 7 pm

Place: St Benet's RC Minster, Beccles

Capella Antiqua directed by Philip Thorby sang the Requiem Mass by Victoria. The retiring collection raised £530. We are very grateful to Capella Antiqua and Philip Thorby for supporting the School for Peace with their wonderful music beautifully sung and, of course the large audience for coming and being so generous with their donations.


Curry Night

Date: Sat Jun 15 2013

Time: 7 pm

Place: St Benet's Hall, Beccles

Curry Supper

This was very well supported with a wonderful choice of dishes to choose from.

£381.50 was raised for the School for Peace.

Thank you to Pamela and her team for doing such a splendid job organising this event, to everyone who cooked dishes and donated raffle prizes and to the people who came and supported the event. Father Martin presenting cheques, each for £381.50p raised at the Curry Night to Caroline Topping (Mayor of Beccles) and Mary Ellwood (Congo School for Peace supporter).

 


Concert by the Anglia Consort

Date: Wed May 15 2013

Time: 7 pm

Place: Chedgrave Church

£150 was raised. Our sincere thanks to the performers, the organisers of the concert and the audience for their generosity.


Langley Park Daffodil Day

Date: Sun May 12 2013

Time: 10 am

Place: Langley Park School Grounds

Issy Milburn

Issy with Sr. Virginie from Congo

The School For Peace Stall at Langley Park Daffodil Day raised £187. In addition at Langley on the same day, Issy Milburn raised £44.20p selling School for Peace wristbands and other items. Thank you Issy!


Congo Talk

Date: Fri May 10 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 64 Northgate, Beccles

Mary and Jane gave an illustrated talk about their recent visit to Congo. A pleasing £192 was raised that evening in donations and sale of goods.


Three Course Dinner

Date: Sat Apr 6 2013

Time: 7 pm

Place: Joy's House

On Saturday 6th April, Joy Jeffrey hosted a three course dinner with wine to raise money for the School for Peace. £430 was raised - thank you very much Joy!


Summer Concert Party

Date: Sun Aug 28 2011

Time: 2:30 pm

Place: 40 Puddingmoor, Beccles

For the last few years, Joy Jeffrey and her neighbour, Karen Wareham have opened their gardens, removed part of the fencing and organised an afternoon of music with delicious food and drinks. Admission is free but guests are invited to put a donation into the now famous green 'Congo Jar'. Thank you ''again'' Karen and Joy for another lovely afternoon and for donating all the proceeds to the School for Peace.


Flower Festival, Sat, Sun, Mon

Date: Sat Aug 28 2010

Time: 10 am

Place: St. Benet's Church

This three day ''Flower Festival'' event was on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. One third of the money raised was for the St. Benet's School for Peace.


Car Boot Sale

Date: Sun Aug 15 2010

Time: From 06:30 am

Place: Kessingland Car Boot Sale

Neil and Ian have been doing something strange. For a while, their garage had housed a lot of odds and ends of no great value while the nice car suffered all weathers on the drive outside. At 6.30am on Sunday 15th August two cars laden to the ceiling set off for the Kessingland. Despite getting there so early, we were no where near the front of the queue. It was a nice day and trading was brisk. A total of £246.55p was raised which, given that the highest selling item was just £8 means a large number of items changed hands. You meet a lot of very nice folk in this part of the world and several people either chose to pay well over the odds or just give us a donation in recognition of the fact this was a charity fund-raising stall. Items left over will be offered for sale at future events - watch this space.


Summer Concert Party

Date: Sat Aug 14 2010

Time: 2:30 pm

Place: 40 Puddingmoor, Beccles

For the last few years, Joy Jeffrey and her neighbour, Karen Wareham have opened their gardens, removed part of the fencing and organised an afternoon of music with delicious food and drinks. Admission is free but guests are invited to put a donation into the now famous green 'Congo Jar'. For several days up to the event the weather forecasts were ominous! As the day dawned, the rain had cleared, the temperature was perfect and a lovely afternoon followed. More than £200 was raised. Thank you Karen and Joy for giving so many people a lovely afternoon and for donating the proceeds to the School for Peace.


Curry Supper

Date: Sat May 29 2010

Time: 7 pm

Place: St. Benet's Church Hall

Curry Supper

The Mayor, Margaret and our MP

A Curry Supper was held in St. Benet's Church Hall. A marvellous variety of curries and trimmings were provided by Margaret Atkins and her wonderful helpers. A Raffle was held and, in addition to buying tickets for the meal, guests were invited to make donations for their drinks. The hall was filled to capacity and nearly £2,000 was raised for the St. Benet's School for Peace.

Mary Hands the Cheque to Sister Euphrasie

Mary Hands the Cheque to Sister Euphrasie.

It was hoped that Sister Euphrasie, the mother superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Congo, would join us for the evening. She was already in Europe having visited the Vatican in Rome and then Brussels in Belgium.

Astonishingly, the British authorities at the consulate in Belgium refused her a visa! It became apparent a couple of weeks before her intended arrival than the application was stalling so Michael Ellwood contacted our newly elected MP, Peter Aldous for help. Mr Aldous responded immediately and did all he could to persuade the authorities that this applications was a worthy one, but to no avail. As a thank you for taking the trouble to try and obtain permission for Sr. Euphrasie to come, Peter Aldous was invited, and kindly joined us as a guest at the Curry Supper.

A message from Sr. Euphrasie was read out as well as one from Anne Bauers who was too ill in hospital to attend. The mayor of Beccles, Brian Taylor, also joined us for the evening and we are most grateful for his and our MP's support.

Part of the plan was to give Sr. Euphrasie the money that had been raised since last August for the School for Peace. So she would still get the money, Mary Ellwood travelled to Brussels to hand over the money. Not a perfect evening then but still most enjoyable and highly successful in raising so much money. Our thanks to Margaret and her helpers for the wonderful meal, to an anonymous benefactor who paid for all the food and drinks, to Peter Aldous and Brian Taylor and, of course, to everyone who bought tickets and supported the evening.