Christmas Carols

On Sunday 16th December 2012 at 3pm at St. Mary’s there will be a bell-themed carol service.

Everyone is welcome – so please come and join in with this festive celebration!



There is a project currently underway in Saxlingham Nethergate to research the lives of those named on the Village War Memorial and the Church War Memorial.  If you have any information about any of those named on the Memorials and would like to contribute to this project, please send us an email at info @ (remove the spaces).

Memorial - those who fell in The Great War

Memorial – those who fell in The Great War

“For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Any Questions?

On Saturday 10th November, between 10am and 1pm, members of the Bell Project team will be in the Church Room (as part of the Church Gift Day), if you have any questions about the project please feel free to pop in and have a chat.

Alternatively, leave a comment here or send an email to info @ and we will do our best to answer your questions.