Silver Surfers Computer Training

The Trunch Village Society are inviting any residents who want to learn the basics of computing, the internet and how to use Zoom with distant relatives to join our new ‘silver surfers classes starting on Thursday 4th November between 10.00am and 12noon.

A computer, internet link and training will be provided free of charge together with a cup of tea. That classes will run for between 4 and 6 sessions in the Village Hall.

If you find that you are a natural and want your own machine we will also loan a tablet computer to you for home use and practice.

This is an opportunity to learn new skills and improve some basic ones all supported by our community. It will help you to be connected and we hope open up a new world of communication.

If you would like to join us for some sessions please contact Richard Nevill (01263 721570), David Burns (07831 394346) or Brian Boughton (01263 720252)


The next part of the tree planting project is to plant 7000+ ‘hedglings’ along Mundesley Rd on Sunday October 24th. 

If you would like to join us please contact Dave Burns or 07831 394346

TRUNCH CONCERTS- Candlelit Christmas Concert Saturday 4th December at 7.30pm


Candlelit Christmas Concert


Handel, Haydn, Corelli, Buxtehude

Saturday 4th December 2021, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH
Candlelit Christmas Concert returns to Trunch, featuring this year Norfolk Camerata choir. It will be their first concert after lockdown, and with a new leader – William Falconer. An accomplished pianist and singer, he is also very well known and loved as the administrator of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival.  Norfolk Camerata is the new incarnation of the North Norfolk Chorale, a choir originally established as the North Walsham Choral Society in 1873. The Choir, exploring a wider range of music, in recent years achieved a high standard of musical performances.Recent concert programmes have included Vivaldi ‘Gloria’, Handel ‘the Messiah’, Haydn ‘Nelson Mass’.
William Falconer grew up in Buckinghamshire, and read for his degree in music at Hertford College, Oxford, where he held an organ scholarship.As a lay clerk in the choir of Norwich Cathedral, he received vocal tuition from Patricia Rozario. William occupies himself otherwise as a freelance musical administrator, singer, organist and pianist. He is the acting Musical Director of the Norfolk Camerata, accompanist to the UEA Choir, and administrator of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival.
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707). Christmas cantata ‘Das neugeborne Kindelein’
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759).  Three sequences from ‘Messiah’
Comfort ye
Every valley
     And the glory of the Lord
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713). Pastorale from ’Christmas Concerto’
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809). Te Deum No 2 in C major
Out of your sleep – Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 -2012)
A boy was born – Benjamin Britten  (1913 -1976)
Lute-book Lullaby – traditional, arr. Geoffrey Shaw
The Sussex Carol – traditional, arr. David Willcocks
What sweeter music – John Rutter (born 1945)
The Shepherds’ Farewell – Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
Past three o’clock – traditional, arr. Charles Wood
Here we come a-wassailing – traditional, arr. John Rutter
The concert will take place in St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar. Please, wear your face mask when you are taking your seat, and then you can remove them. 
It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking. 

The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets – £15.
Tickets are available by phone 01692 402 624 or at Trunch Corner Stores, cash only (N Walsham Rd, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0PL).

All proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.

THIS is MY THEATRE (Brighton)


Sunday 19th December 2021, 4pmand7.30pm

St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

“Warms the hearts of the audience… A vivid and captivating portrayal of The Snow Queen!” – Bishop’s Stortford Independent

An imaginative and poignant adaptation! The mysterious Snow Queen was both beguiling and menacing…highly recommended.”– Sussex Local Magazine

When her friend is stolen by the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Gerda must find the strength and courage to travel across the lands to save him. An array of characters along the way will guide and aid her journey but can Gerda bring the warmth of summer back to her friend? With a lot of live music, song and characters all ages will love, this beautiful adaptation will warm hearts this Christmas!
THIS IS MY THEATRE is a Sussex based theatre company which was formed in 2016 from talented young actors and musicians. Their first production was Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, performed in 2016 at St Botolph’s Church (South Downs near Steyning). Now THIS IS MY THEATRE with great success tours all over the country and performs in historical places like medieval churches and National Trust venues.
In December 2020 THIS IS MY THEATRE brought A Christmas Carol  to Trunch and received a very enthusiastic reception.
What people said about the performance at St Botolph’s in 2020:
“It was a truly wonderful and extraordinary performance and a very clever production for such a small team of Actors. ”
“Quality of the acting and the stage production was truly awesome!“
“Such a delightful afternoons entertainment.  What a talented lot the youngsters are!”
“What a fantastic production. Did me a power of good in these gloomy times.”
The performance will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch. Running time 1 hour 20 minutes.
With a licensed bar. Please wear your face masks until seated.
The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets – £15.
Tickets are available by phone (Cards) 01692 402 624 or from Trunch Corner Stores (Cash Only)  (t.01263 722072).
All proceeds wiil be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.


Village Events Summer/Autumn

Name of Event –  Date – Venue – Time – Who to contact via ‘Contact’ tab on Home Page

Special Events

Swafield Hall Open Gardens – Saturday 26th June Swafield Hall, Swafield Opens 2.00pm Tim Payne
Songs of Praise + Picnic – Sunday 11th July St Nicholas, Swafield 3pm Tim Payne  or Meg Dinnes
Organ Recital – Ashley Grote (Norwich Cathedral) Sunday 11th July St Botolph’s, Trunch 7.30pm
Pilgrimage Festival (Services and Walks) – Saturday 17th July Bradfield Church 2pm Tim Payne + details in local Churches
Pilgrimage Festival (Services and Walks) – Sunday 18th July Bradfield Church 10am Tim Payne  + details in local Churches
Wind in the Willows (The Pantaloons) – Saturday 24th July St Botolph’s, Trunch 4pm & 7.30pm
Mynx Soul Band Concert – Saturday 7th Aug St Nicholas, Swafield 7.30pm Tim Payne
Swafield Hall Open Garden – Sat/Sun 7th / 8th Aug Swafield Hall, Swafield Opens10 am Tim Payne
Combined Church Fetes – Saturday 4th Sept Swafield Hall, Swafield 1pm start Tim Payne
Village Picnic – All Resident Welcome Sunday 12th Sept The Paddock, Trunch TBC Trunch Parish Council
Bach’s Golberg Piano Variations – Rachel Fryer Saturday 25th Sept St Botolph’s, Trunch 7.30pm Tim Payne
Trunch Tree Day – Free trees for residents Saturday 2nd Oct Trunch Village Hall 12 noon – 3pm Trunch PC Dave Burns
Tree / Hedge Planting Events (Volunteers Needed) – October – Nov Around Trunch TBC Trunch PC Dave Burns

Regular Events
Book Club – 4th Monday each month Trunch Village Hall 2pm – 4pm Mrs H Tyler
Guitar and Uke Lessons – Tuesdays Trunch Village Hall 7pm – 8pm Rob Ward
Guitar and Uke Lessons – Friday Trunch Village Hall 9am – 10am Rob Ward
Knitters and Stitchers – 3rd Monday each month Trunch Village Hall 2.15pm – 4.15pm Mrs V Dagley
Pilates – Wednesday Trunch Village Hall 10.30pm -11.30am Mrs S Powley
Sewing Group 2nd Monday each Month Trunch Village Hall 9am – 12noon Currently Full
Tae Kwondo – Sundays Trunch Village Hall 10am – 12noon Mr R Underhill
Trunch Table Tennis – Monday and Wedensday Trunch Village Hall 7pm – 10.00/10.30pm Mr A Robinson
Yoga – Thursdays Trunch Village Hall 7.30pm – 9pm Mrs V Carmen
Zumba – Tuesdays Trunch Village Hall 10am-11am Mrs J Weston
Zumba Seated – Tuesdays Trunch Village Hall 11.45am – 12.45pm Mrs J Weston



TRUNCH PARISH COUNCIL -THE NEXT MEETING ON Wednesday 3rd November at 7.30pm by Zoom

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus Parish Council meetings are being held using video conferencing by Zoom

The next Ordinary Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 3rd November  at 7.30pm by Zoom

If you have any issues for inclusion on the AGENDA please let me know by Friday 22nd October at You can always make contact with the Clerk or any other Councillor. Contact details are on the Parish Council web site



Population of Norfolk 907,760

24.3% of North Norfolk’s  population are OAP’s. The highest % in the UK

9.5% of North Norfolk’s population are over 80yrs. The 2nd highest in the UK

Wash hands – Cover Face – Make Space

Look out for the elderly and vulnerable.

By pulling together we can beat this dreadful virus.


If in coming weeks, due to cash flow, you start to struggle with your finances such that buying food becomes a problem or if you know of a neighbour in a similar situation, then please contact :-

David Burns at 07831 394346 /

Chris and Jenny at 01263 722072 /

We don’t want anyone in the village to worry about food and paying for it whilst there is so much else to concern all of us during this difficult time, so just ask and we will do our best to support you if that situation arises.


Considering starting your own business and not sure how to start and need help.

A Group of local business people can give you guidance in developing a business model, building a business plan, marketing support, ongoing coaching /mentoring and provide a mini start up grant.

If you have been affected by the COV 19 situation and considering a new venture or a career change give David Burns a call at Tele: 07831 394346 Email:

The service is FREE for local people who would like to provide services locally


To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus  the popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall will not be held for the time being.


All being well a village social event may be held later in 2021

Trunchfest has again been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID 19 virus


Guided by Charlene Pinkham, a member of the Trunch Beekeeping Group, our beekeepers Michele Horsefield, Julia Smith and Liz Miles visited North Walsham Junior School to give the children an insight into the life of honey bees, caring for them and the honey making process.







A pack of 105 trees and hedging were provided to the Parish Council. These were planted around the perimeter of the playing field.The pack of trees comprise a mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak and rowan. With so much in the news recently you must have been moved by the voices of young people calling for us to protect the future of the planet. The planting of trees is only a small contribution and the Parish Council and Village Society are looking at other ways to support our local environment to help create a lasting legacy for future generations.

For more information visit




The current plan is that the Church would continue to be open on Wednesdays and Sundays for individual prayer.
Due to Covid-19 we need to ask people to pre-register if they’d like to attend a service by emailing or calling 01692 402624
In addition the Trunch Group hold weekly services on zoom, full details are at
 Pre-booking via Tim will be necessary.  Please see for all the latest details.






The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Nights scheduled for 24th April, and 29th May are cancelled as a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus.

When they return come and enjoy a fun quiz evening with a fish’n chip break. By popular demand we start at 7.00pm and the questions are quite easy!

All profits will be used to assist in improvements to our village hall.

Teams of up to 6 people (bring your own alcohol if required. The entrance fee is £8 per person which includes fish’n chips and hot beverages.

Please contact Michael on 01263 720728 to book your place.


The popular coffee mornings held in the village hall will not be held for the time being due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

When the restart please come along and support this important cause in raising funds for the village hall and local charities.  Home made cakes, coffee, tea and a warm welcome to all. If there is a anyone who finds it difficult to get there please telephone Helen on 01263 720728 and transport can be arranged.

When this  important social occasion starts again, hopefully, later this year do come along, you will be surprised by the warm welcome that you will receive.

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!


TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY ORDINARY MEETING by Zoom on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 7.30pm

Trunch Village Society Ordinary Meetings will be held by Zoom video conferencing. The next meeting is being held on 20th October 2021 at 7.30pm. This meeting was originally scheduled for 13th October.

All residents ar Trunch are welcome to attend. Please contact Brian Boughton for the link to join the meeting or  720252