Welcome to the Baconsthorpe Village website

This site has been jointly funded by the village hall and St Mary’s Church as a resource for the village of Baconsthorpe.
If you have any ideas or information for inclusion please do get in touch by clicking here to use the contact form.

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Help in Baconsthorpe with Coronavirus

Please call Corinne on 01263 577263 if you can help or need help with

  • Collecting prescription medication
  • Shopping for essential food items
  • Making a phone call for a chat with someone who is isolated
  • Walking a dog for someone who is isolated

Corinne will keep a list of people who need help and those who can offer help and will put them in touch with each other.

Tip = if you have a car keep enough petrol in it to get to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital with family members of someone who may need help in the event of an accident or non-coronavirus related illnesses.

Please note that all village events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Churches will remain open but all services are cancelled until further notice.

The mobile library van is postponed until further notice.

The Post Office will be in the Village Hall every Tuesday from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. It will not be there on Fridays until further notice.

Mandy Honeyman is a teacher and specialist in home education who lives in Baconsthorpe. She has written a helpful article with strategies for coping with self-isolation and home-education please click here to read.

Mandy also has a useful blog with more self-isolation education ideas and resources for parents that can be found by clicking here. She will be updating this regularly.

Regular Village Hall Events

Post Office
Tuesdays 1.00pm – 4.00pm


Carpet Bowls
Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Country Mice Play Group
Tuesdays during term time 10.00am – 12noon

Pop-Up Pub
Last Friday of the month 6.00pm – 10.30pm

Community Coffee
Third Thursday of the month 10.30am

Book Club
Second Wednesday of the month 7.30pm

Mobile Library Van

4.05pm The Old Hare & Hounds NR25 6LE
4.20pm Old Post Office NR25 6LG
4.40pm Council Bungalows NR25 6LJ

Latest Events

Cancelled – Book Club at the Village Hall
Wednesday 08 April
Time: 7:30 pm
Come and share with the group a book you have read and enjoyed. All welcome.  

April Community Coffee at the Village Hall
Thursday 16 April
Time: 10:30 am
This is a free event. All are welcome.

Cancelled – Sale at Baconsthorpe Rectory
Tuesday 21 April
Time: 10:00 am
Please come and support the plant sale at the Rectory. Admission is £2.50 and includes coffee and home made biscuits.    

April Pop-Up Pub at the Village Hall
Friday 24 April
Time: 6:00 pm
There will be chicken thighs and roasted new potatoes for supper.

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