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Reflections from the Rectory – Jun’19

We are enjoying beautiful Summer days. I am learning about local birds and wildlife, including otters which have decimated the inhabitants of my neighbour’s fish pond population in recent months!

During June, the Church celebrates the important festivals of Pentecost, on 9th and Trinity Sunday on the 16th.  Pentecost was the Jewish feast held fifty days after Passover, when they gave thanks for the wheat harvest. It was one of the important Jewish pilgrim feasts, when all adults who were able to would travel to Jerusalem for the festivities. This is why Jerusalem was filled with people of many nationalities when the Holy Spirit came on the first Christians, empowering them to proclaim Jesus’ resurrection to the crowds in the streets.

We are told that about 3,000 people responded and joined the believers, and the church was born. So, Pentecost is the birthday of the church. We give thanks for the presence of the Holy Spirit in us and among us, and celebrate his empowering and gifts, given so that we are able to serve one another and build one another up.

Trinity Sunday reminds us that God is beyond our understanding, and reveals Himself to us as three persons, who live together in perfect harmony and work together in creation and in our lives.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy month of June

Rev Linda Lubbe

Where love is there God is


Associate priest in the Mundford, Hilborough and Oxborough groups of churches. Rev. Zoe Ferguson is currently on long term sick leave.

Wilton Bridge Maintenance Works

The next road closure will be a 24 hour continuous weekend closure between 20:00 Friday 7th June 2019 and 05:00 Monday 10th June 2019.

The works are currently on programme and on course to be completed within the 14 week construction programme by 17th June 2019. This is subject to any unforeseen circumstances or engineering difficulties which may arise to affect the sequence of works and overall programme.

Any further closure or project updates will be communicated to you.

Become a Local Councillor: Make a Difference!

We have one vacancy to fill.

If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of our community, please contact the Parish Clerk. You will be invited to attend our next Parish Council Meeting which is on June 6th at Mundford Cricket Club starting at 7.30 p.m. Note that the Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Are you concerned about your local area?

Do you want to represent the views of local people?

Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise?

Are you passionate about services provided to your community? Then join the Parish Council.

Reflections from the Rectory – May’19

Signs of spring are everywhere. As a newcomer to England, I am particularly enjoying the snowdrops and daffodils sprouting in our gardens and along the roadside.

In the Church, the period of Lent began on the 6th March. It is a time of preparing ourselves for the celebration of Easter. In the early church, new Christians were baptized at Easter, and were given special teaching and preparation for a six week period beforehand. This is the origin of the tradition of keeping Lent.

Many of us remember being told to “give up” something for Lent, such as sugar in our tea. This is fine, but Lent could be more positively seen as a time to “take on” something of value, such as caring for a neighbor in times of illness or distress.

During Lent, many of us will be sharing a soup lunch on Saturdays at the Mundford Bowls Club and/or on Wednesdays at the Foulden Village Hall. This is a time for fellowship and sharing, and all are welcome.

Easter is a great celebration of life in Christ. Many special services are planned in the villages over this time, and all are welcome to participate.

The rejuvenation of nature around us after the winter reflects new life and hope for the future.

May I wish all of you a joyful Easter.

Rev Linda Lubbe

Where love is there God is


Associate priest in the Mundford, Hilborough and Oxborough groups of churches. Rev. Zoe Ferguson is currently on long term sick leave.

Reflections from the Rectory – Apr’19

Signs of spring are everywhere. As a newcomer to England, I am particularly enjoying the snowdrops and daffodils sprouting in our gardens and along the roadside.

In the Church, the period of Lent began on the 6th March. It is a time of preparing ourselves for the celebration of Easter. In the early church, new Christians were baptized at Easter, and were given special teaching and preparation for a six week period beforehand. This is the origin of the tradition of keeping Lent.

Many of us remember being told to “give up” something for Lent, such as sugar in our tea. This is fine, but Lent could be more positively seen as a time to “take on” something of value, such as caring for a neighbor in times of illness or distress.

During Lent, many of us will be sharing a soup lunch on Saturdays at the Mundford Bowls Club and/or on Wednesdays at the Foulden Village Hall. This is a time for fellowship and sharing, and all are welcome.

Easter is a great celebration of life in Christ. Many special services are planned in the villages over this time, and all are welcome to participate.

The rejuvenation of nature around us after the winter reflects new life and hope for the future.

May I wish all of you a joyful Easter.

Rev. Linda Lubbe

Where love is there God is


Associate priest in the Mundford, Hilborough and Oxborough groups of churches. Rev. Zoe Ferguson is currently on long term sick leave.

B1112 Station Road, Lakenheath – Wilton Bridge maintenance works March – June 2019

Please find below a notice from Suffolk Highways regarding works to be completed in Lakenheath.

We will be carrying out major maintenance work to Witlon bridge located on the B1112, Station Road, Lakenheath. The work is planned to start on 25 March 2019 and will continue for 14 weeks. The majority of the work will be carried out Monday to Friday from 8am until 4pm each day. Noise will be kept to a minimum at all times. Traffic will be managed by a temporary single lane and two way traffic lights for the duration of the works (including weekends). A 30mph speed reduction will also be in place.

The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.

The following weekend road closures have been booked however, no more than four should be required:
• 29th March to 1st April 2019
• 3rd May to 6th May 2019
• 10th May to 13th May 2019
• 17th May to 20th May 2019
• 7th June to 10th June 2019
• 14th June to 17 June 2019
• 21st June to 24th June 2019

The closure dates and times are also subject to change. Access to all properties and businesses will be maintained for the duration of the works. Pedestrian access will not be available whilst the road closures are in place.

During the periods of road closures, traffic will be diverted via a sign-indicated route.
Please see the information over the page for more details of how access to your property will be affected by the works, as well as other frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on: 0345 606 6171.

Once we have completed the works, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey at www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-highways-survey. Your answers will help us improve our service in the future.
Yours faithfully,
Suffolk Highways

Weeting Crematorium Planning Application

Mundford Parish Council was informed recently by a resident of Weeting that the potential new crematorium may have around 800 funerals a year in Weeting generating 27-32 vehicles per service. A transport plan was drawn up and they have advised that the traffic is likely to come through Mundford. Please refer to link below for full details of the application:

http://planning.breckland.gov.uk/OcellaWeb/planningDetails?reference=3SO/2018/0003/SCO&from=planningSearch

THE WEETING PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON THURSDAY 21ST MARCH WILL START AT 6.30 PM THIS IS TO ALLOW TIME FOR ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS AND COMMENTS REGARDING THE PLANNING APPLICATION THAT HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR THE CREMATORIUM IN WEETING.