Carleton Rode Ploughing Association


The ploughing match this year will be held on Saturday 16th September, starting at 1 p.m., on Old Hall Farm, Hall Road. Everyone is welcome. You can take part or just watch and enjoy the teas!



A large number of people attended the Ploughing Association's annual Presentation Supper on Saturday 14 November 2015 at the Jubilee Hall where they ate an excellent supper and applauded the victors of this year's drawing match.See below...


Posted on 2017-09-14 04:18:39 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2017-09-14 04:18:39 by Barbara Slater

Carleton Rode Yoga Group

Carleton Rode Yoga Group was established in 1982 when the village hall was opened and is still thriving. Meetings are held in term-time, every Wednesday evening, 7.30-9 p.m. at village hall. Yoga now meets in the main hall which provides a lot more space.

Tutor Laura Meszaros teaches Hatha Yoga, and sessions consist of warm-up exercises followed by full asanas and sequences, with a final relaxation period.

Sessions are £5.50 each on a drop-in basis and £4.50 per week for those who pay in advance for the whole term.

Autumn term begins on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Meetings are every Wednesday at the Jubilee Hall from 7.30-9 p.m.

For further information contact Laura on 01953 788417


Posted on 2017-08-21 11:44:44 by Barbara
Last update on 2017-08-21 11:44:44 by Barbara

Carleton Rode History Group

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Carleton Rode History Group is getting a book together on the history of Carleton Rode. We would love any information - and especially photographs - about flax growing, the workhouse, wells, mills, the shutter telegraph and anything else that you think might be useful. You may have documents or artefacts - even something you might have dug up in the garden! Everything will help round out the picture, whether or not it makes it into the final draft.


Carleton Rode History Group holds regular meetings in the village hall which have included speakers on subjects as varied as the history of footpaths, pargetting, dyeing with woad and the story of the redoubtable Miss Savidge – subject of the book Miss Savidge Moves Her House by Christine Adams – who not quite single-handedly moved her medieval hall house from Ware in Hertfordshire to Wells next the Sea on the north Norfolk Coast. A trip to see Miss Savidge’s house was a highlight of the History Group outings in 2014.

Carleton Rode is the site of ancient settlements and both Bronze Age and Roman artefacts have been discovered in the locality. The History Group website provides more details about the Carleton Rode Hoard and the village digs carried out by Carenza Lewis and her team for Access to Archaeology. There is also a page with photographs of the village in the past.

At the end of 2014 the History Group presented an evening of songs, films and readings to commemorate the outbreak of World War I. This was the culmination of lengthy research into the backgrounds of the First World War dead whose names appear on the village war memorial, and took place almost 100 years to the day that a concert was held in the village to raise money for the war effort. Refreshments were as authentic to 1914 as could be managed!


Posted on 2017-06-27 09:27:22 by Barbara
Last update on 2017-06-27 09:27:22 by Barbara

Fir Covert Community Wood

Can't promise any tutus, but this weekend the Jubilee Players will be playing in Fir Covert Community Wood for the entertainment of their many fans. 
The show will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday 1 July and 3 p.m. on Sunday 2 July.
Bring a chair and/or a picnic. The event is free but any donations will be welcome and put towards the pond regeneration.
There may well be archery (of a kind)...

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And just in case you don't know where to find Fir Covert here is a map...

The first AGM of Fire Covert Community Wood was held on 28 February at the Jubilee Hall. Several Friends of Fir Covert Community Wood also attended. The committee is very sorry to be losing Rod Scott-Smith who has led the working parties so effectively for the last year, but fortunately for us Andrew Hatcher will take over Rod's role on the committee and will be leading working parties from next autumn. At the end of the meeting, it being pancake day, we had blinis and wine. Anyone wishing to see the annual report or the financial report can apply via the hall email.


Posted on 2017-06-27 09:13:02 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2017-06-27 09:13:02 by Barbara Slater

Carleton Rode Jubilee Players

 Plays in the Wood

There will be plenty of laughter in Fir Covert Wood on the first two days of July when the Jubilee Players will head for the great outdoors to perform some comic sketches and minidramas.

 Come along and join the fun, bring a chair, bring a picnic, enjoy the performances and have a wander around the wood to see what volunteers have achieved in the past eighteen months or so.

 The show will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday 1st July, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday 2nd July. The events are free, but donations large and small towards the regeneration of the pond in the wood would be most welcome.

 Not to forget that following the roaring success of this year’s panto, Babes in the Wood, the players will once again be demonstrating their matchless archery skills!


Posted on 2017-06-14 10:49:29 by Barbara
Last update on 2017-06-14 10:49:29 by Barbara

Carleton Rode Church

Carleton Rode All Saints'


The church at Carleton Rode is part of the Pilgrim Benefice, Long Stratton & Wacton Parishes. The group is made up of eight churches from the surrounding parishes of Aslacton, Bunwell, Great Moulton, Tibenham, Wacton and Long Stratton.  

At Carleton Rode All Saints  we have  an active and lively congregation. Full details of our services can be found on the church’s own website or in the monthly parish magazine. You can pick up a copy of the parish magazine from the church. Another useful source of information about our church is 'A Church Near You' on

Village and Church Fete


Posted on 2015-07-29 09:30:44 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2015-07-29 09:30:44 by Barbara Slater

Carleton Rode Baptist Church

The Baptist Church is in Chapel Road. As well as Sunday services, the Chapel has a cafe, hosts youth and other social groups and provides a popular community meal every week.

Baptist Chapel

For details of all the Chapel's activities see


Posted on 2015-03-03 08:45:29 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2015-03-03 08:45:29 by Barbara Slater