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Patrick Barkham, The Guardian.

Walsingham News

News & Views Online Gathering week 2

A round-up of latest news compiled by our village magazine, News & Views. Top of the list, congratulations to Pam Miller, wishing her a happy 90th birthday!

This week

  • 8pm street clapping for NHS workers went national
  • Rainbows of hope placed in windows #Stayshomestaysafe
  • Self-Employment income support scheme created; complete a 2018-19 tax return and HMRC will contact you
  • Military vehicles deliver PPE equipment to London hospitals and overseas doctors arrive to help
  • Pope uniquely delivers Urbi et Orbi blessing in response to the pandemic
  • Catholics in England & Wales rededicate themselves to Mary
  • Shrine OLW streams 6pm Shrine Prayers on Facebook. National Shrine streams 24/7 prayers, Mass and Adoration
  • Beauty spot carparks close and police redirect people home
  • Online sales of books, handicrafts, jigsaws, bulbs and seeds boosted
  • Residents gift home-grown veg and preserves to neighbours’ front doors

News & Views April/May issue

The new edition of the village magazine, News & Views, has just been published and will be delivered to households in due course.  In the meantime you can read it here online.

Owing to the coronavirus precautions, much of what is in the magazine has been cancelled or postponed.

Contributions for the next magazine, the June/July issue, are very welcome, please send to Lynette by the end of April, [email protected]

News & Views Online Gathering

News and Views magazine online gathering News & Views will produce a weekly Online gathering over the next few weeks. Here’s the first issue.
The News & Views magazine is being compiled as normal, and the April/May edition will be online next week. We will deliver a copy to your home when it is safe to do so.
Any item, whether for the main magazine (deadline for the June/July edition is the 30th April) or the weekly version can be sent to [email protected]

Museum of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Due to the Corona Virus restrictions, the Museum of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 22 High Street will be closed for the forseeable future.

History Society Talks cancelled

Due to the Corona Virus restrictions, both the April (Hempton Priory with Matt Champion) and May (Norfolk Wool Trade with Joy Evitt) meetings are cancelled.

We will endeavour to get the talks rescheduled in our Autumn/Winter programme.

Tim McDonald

Walsingham Ways to Wellbeing

During the forthcoming weeks when we have been asked to self-distance and perhaps also to self-isolate, you may not be able to get your shopping or medication and you might be feeling lonely. The community in Walsingham is here to be Good Neighbours to help each other. Please read on to find out more about the Walsingham Ways to Wellbeing which will help to see us through this unprecedented and unusual time.

Connect –

Send your mobile number to [email protected] to be added to a WhatsApp group providing support and preventing isolation.

Be active –

Current guidance states exercise (including walking outside) is important and allowed at safe distances from others.

Stay local –

Keep travel to a  minimum and support local businesses—especially those  offering delivery options.

Take notice –

Keep an eye on neighbours where possible and safe to do so.

Support is available for:

    • picking up medication
    • picking up shopping
    • posting mail
    • signposting to other support as needed.

Telephone 07951 335076 or 07967 186197 for help and support.

Give –

If you are not isolating and it is safe to shop, remember those most in need and support the Food Bank at St Mary’s or the Church of the Annunciation.
All churches in Walsingham remain open for private prayer.

Follow all up-to-date guidance to keep yourself and others safe

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