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St George's Shimpling 09/09/2017
The 2017 Bike Ride will take place on Saturday 9th September. Save the date and come and join a fun day out! Bike, walk, ride or drive around the beautiful Norfolk landscape, stopping off at as many churches and chapels as you can along the way. See here for further details More...

Jamie's Gang 
Ginni and I have embarked on our 19th year running Jamie's Gang. The club meets at Burston Chapel on Wednesdays between 5.00pm and 6.30pm. Jamie’s Gang is for children of primary school age, this means the age range is 4 - 11 years old as most of the local schools have a reception class. A 50p subscription is paid for each child that attends and there is also a tuck shop, the profits from which h More...

High Speed Broadband for Rural Norfolk 
New B4RN East Anglia Logo Broadband for Rural Norfolk (B4RN) is now a regional office of Broadband for the Rural North - see this news release . And has been renamed B4RN East Anglia to better reflect the area of coverag More...

Community Heating Oil Bulk Buying Scheme 
Does your new home have oil fired heating? If so, you may be interested in our Bulk Buying Scheme. Heating oil is funny stuff. The price per litre changes from day to day, and the price does depend on how much you want. The price for 500 litres is always 2 or 3 p more per litre than for 2000 litres. Burston and Shimpling have life membership of a scheme run by the charity Norfolk Rural Community C More...

Burston House Hospital News 
We have had a successful few months at the hospital, which began with the start of our Recovery College whereby patients lead a course, consisting of six sessions, to teach their peers. The three courses on offer were Sign Language, Cooking from Scratch and Art. In March we held a charity event for Comic Relief. The patients and staff enjoyed a bake sale, fun games and a Talent Show. The Talent S More...

Mobile Library Service - Information UPDATED TIMES 
The Mobile Library visits Burston once a month and stops outside the School. The times have changed to between 15:50 and 16:35 (3.50 pm and 4.35 pm). The schedule of the Mobile Library Dates and Times including Burston available here There are more details about the Mobile Library Service on the Norfolk Coun More...

Illuminating Burston Station's History 
One of very few photographs of the old Burston Station, this one taken in 1922. Reproduced from “Great Eastern in Town & Country” with the kind permission of Irwell Press. Rather sadly, Burston Station seems to have had very little of its history recorded. We know that it was opened in 1849 and was the terminus from London (97˝ miles) for five months until the line to Norwich was completed. The st More...

Burston Youth Cafe 
Every Thursday during term time in St Mary’s church. If you are High School Age the Youth café is open from 3.45pm to 5.15pm and you get free pizza and milk shake. More...

Church and Chapel Services 
St Mary's Church Services All Welcome See the Burston Church website:-www.burstonchurch.org.uk Burston Chapel Services All Welcome Sunday Morning Service at 11 am Sunday Evening Service at 6.30 pm Prayer meeting – Tuesdays 8pm (call 741816 for details) Jamie’s gang (school age club) Wednesdays 5pm to 6.30pm in term time only. Se More...




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