St Andrew’s Year of Celebration – 2018

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During 2018 St Andrew’s Church will be celebrating 700years since the first recorded incumbent was appointed in 1318. There had been a church on the site for many centuries before this but no records exist other than a reference to a church in Eaton in the Doomsday Book. It will also be the 25th Anniversary of the new church extension.
The Parish has put together a programme of celebrations for 2018 with many events throughout the year. The Church has been at the heart of the community for centuries and the celebrations will embrace all residents and groups.
EVRA intend to be part of this celebration and have had discussions with the Church about our involvement. The theme for our Scarecrow Festival could be part of this (“Scary Vicars” was our first thought but we have dismissed this!) and might be something around the theme of “Eaton through the Centuries”.
Another aspect of the celebrations is collecting and documenting a history of Eaton through people’s memories of the Village. If you have any stories or documents or old photos of Eaton Village then EVRA and the Church would be interested in these. You can send these via email to me at  or deliver them to 54 Greenways. I will then pass these on to the Church.
Regards Chris Stebbing – Chairman EVRA
Tel: Nor 503301

Here is an initial list of events. An up to date list of events can be found on the St Andrew’s website at:


Jan 20th – Evening social in the church hall – 3 course dinner and entertainment. Tickets available at £5 each – see SAE website for details
Jan 21st – 10am service at St Andrews led by the Very Reverend Jane Hedges – Dean of Norwich Cathedral
Feb 10th – Celebration Sing Along at St Andrews with Margaret Smith and Scott Morrison
Feb 20th – Eaton Primary Academy Easter Project begins – preparing the Stations of the Cross
Feb 24th – Quiz & Puds community fundraising event
March 9th – 11th – Sew Spiritual Exhibition at St Andrews. An exhibition of quilts. returning again following the success of the exhibition in 2017
March 16th – April 1st – Eaton Primary Academy – Stations of the Cross exhibition at St Andrews
March 25th – 10am service at St Andrews – Archdeacon Karen Hutchinson will be the preacher