Carleton Rode Jubilee Players

Mother Goose

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 15-17th February 2018

7.30 p.m., with a matinee at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 

Just to give a flavour of the story... Mother Goose and her son Eustace are facing eviction from their home. Their landlord, and the villain of the piece, is the mayor of Pantotown, Sir Jasper Pantalot. Things look up when Eustace makes a new friend who gives him a gift that transforms the family fortunes - then down again, thanks to some nasty witches. Luckily, Mother Goose has a whole bunch of unusual friends who set out to make things right, and along the way they meet a cast of equally strange characters and make a lot of dreadful puns, meet a surprising number of slapstick adventures and get involved in all sorts of clowning - oh, and a circus apparently. The mind boggles. Entrance on the door.

Plays in the Wood


Posted on 2018-02-04 05:02:48 by Barbara
Last update on 2018-02-04 05:02:48 by Barbara

Fir Covert Community Wood



The first working party of the year, on January 13, saw the clearance of the last outstanding area of bramble over rubbish and the removal of more metal, corrugated iron and other debris from the wood. Later in the month the storm brought down three trees - two large oaks, and a smaller tree that fell onto the verge and was cleared as soon as possible by volunteers. The peak wind speed recorded at Tibenham Airfield was 83 mph.


Posted on 2018-02-04 04:48:18 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2018-02-04 04:48:18 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. Sessions are held in term-time, every Wednesday evening, 7.30-9 p.m. at village hall. Note however that the spring 2018 session will not start until after half-term - a starting date of Wednesday 21 February, in the main hall.

Laura will be providing email sessions for the first part of the term. Contact details below.

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.

For further information contact Laura on 01953 788417


Posted on 2017-12-21 07:02:08 by Barbara
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Carleton Rode Ploughing Association


The ploughing match this year took place on Saturday 16th September at Old Hall Farm, Hall Road. The weather was impressive...




Posted on 2017-10-24 09:40:11 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2017-10-24 09:40:11 by Barbara Slater

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

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