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The Street, Hempstead, Holt, NR25 6TL
Registered Charity No. 211776

Hempstead Village Hall
Village Hall

Hempstead Village Hall is available for hire @ £8.00 per hour

Facilities include tables, chairs, plates and cutlery for up to 80 covers. The hall has a good kitchen, a stage and indoor toilets. Also available is an overhead projector with computer connections.
Bookings contact: Richard Roy - 01263 715851 richardjohnroy@gmail.com

Crafty Creations
now has its own page HERE

The next meetings are -

Saturday 25th May 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Monday 3rd June 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Thursday 13th June 10.00 am - Midday
Saturday 22nd June 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Crafty Creations
The 80th Anniversary of D-Day - 6th June 2024
For anyone wishing to contribute to the poppies to display outside the Village Hall for the 80th D-Day Landings celebration and remembrance at the beginning of June, we invite you to make poppies at home. These poppies can be made in any way - knitted, crocheted, sewn, made from recycled materials or anything else that can be reshaped into a poppy.   As is being chosen by most places around the country, the colours chosen are mostly red for people, with purple for animals and white for peace.
We will be assembling the display at the end of May - the more the merrier. Hopefully in June there won’t be quite as much rain so the poppies made will survive the weather outside as they will be on display for a few weeks, including the Open Gardens event on 6th and 7th July. Could anyone making poppies please deliver them to either Lesley Lennox or Moira Ratcliffe by 25th May.
The United Kingdom lost 11,000 of its people on D-Day with another 54,000 wounded or missing. 
We want to honour them.

Hempstead Arts
After another successful year (our tenth) we have already assembled 35 artists for this year’s Exhibition and Sale; half of them new to Hempstead Arts. We look forward to opening our doors at the end of the summer - it's free admission.
All items will be for sale and there will be excellent refreshments available, too - www.hempsteadarts.co.uk

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Village Hall AGM
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Gaza Lecture 29th November 2023
On November 29th at 6pm, 70 people gathered in Hempstead Village Hall for a talk by Revd Canon David Longe and Colonel Tom Fitzalan Howard CBE.   This was an opportunity for everyone to ask any questions about the current situation in the Holy Land. Leading the discussions were Colonel Tom Fitzalan Howard CBE and The Reverend Canon David Longe.
Hempstead PCC invited Tom and David to speak following a conversation after the Remembrance Sunday Service at Hempstead, when several of the congregation mentioned that they didn’t understand enough about the historical situation in the Middle East and therefore were struggling to comprehend what is currently going on. 
Colonel Tom Fitzalan Howard CBE was a soldier for 36 years and served all over the world including Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He lived in The Holy Land from 2000 – 2003 during the Palestinian 2nd Intifada (Uprising) working with both the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). He has visited Israel and Palestine several times and has extensive knowledge of the region.  Our own vicar, The Reverend Canon David Longe was chaplain to the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem from 2015-2018 before becoming Rector of the Matlaske Benefice. He has recently visited the region including the Anglican Hospital in Gaza. He is a trustee of three charities involved with the Holy Land, including, Friends of the Holy Land for which a retiring collection raised £400.  This money will go towards the work of the Anglican Al Ahli Hospital and financial aid on the ground. At the time of writing, the Hospital is one of the few operating hospitals in Northern Gaza and is in dire need. 
The talk was extremely interesting and informative with slides and maps, with many personal anecdotes and stories illustrating each point.  There were so many questions that they had to be stopped at 8pm after two hours!  Everyone came away feeling much better educated and informed and it was a very happy social and educational evening.  Wine and home made apple juice were available and many people kindly donated nibbles for everyone to enjoy.

Airlie Inglis

Crafts Crafts
Hempstead Crafts Weekend - 28th October 2023

Hempstead Village Hall on Radio Norfolk Treasurequest !
Radio Norfolk's Treasure Quest (RIP) came to Hempstead Village Hall to claim their Clue 3 on Sunday 15th January.
Julie Reinger then talked to Lesley Lennox and Moira Ratcliffe about events taking place in the Village Hall,
including the Tabletop Sale and the New Crafty Creations meetings.
More photos Here
Lesley Lennox with Radio Norfolk's Julie Reinger Moira Ratcliffe, Lesley Lennox
Lesley Lennox with Radio Norfolk's Julie Reinger - Sunday 15th January 2023
Moira Ratcliffe, Lesley Lennox
and Julie Reinger


HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE HALL

Chairman:  Richard Roy, The Forge, Hempstead, Holt, NR25 6TP Tel. 01263 715851

Secretary: Lesley Lennox, Marlpits, Hempstead, Holt, NR25 6TS

Treasurer:  Andy Wallis

Committee:  Chas Lister, Ian Summers, Melissa Weir

In an emergency, keys are available from: Ian Summers Tel. 01263 710702 & Chas Lister Tel. 01263 713339


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