Carleton Rode Village Fete 2019

Come along and join us for the Carleton Rode Village Fete 2019.

The fete is being held on the field behind the Jubilee Hall from 1-4pm on Saturday 13th July.

Entrance as always is free, with lots to see and do including a childrens petting zoo, Donkey rides, vintage vehicles, face painting, local homemade produce and games. Theres a fire Engine and Barrel organ too.

You'll also find a tombola, a book stall, Ice Creams, BBQ and the social club bar will be open too.


Posted on 2019-06-24 11:30:27 by Matt Barrett
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Fir Covert Community Wood



Working party dates so far:


Posted on 2018-09-23 07:10:25 by Barbara Slater
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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. Autumn term 2018 begins on Wednesday 26 September - everyone welcome.

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 2018-09-10 10:35:41 by Barbara
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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.

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.

Forthcoming events


Posted on 2018-09-09 09:36:38 by Barbara
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Carleton Rode Ploughing Association


Info on the drawing match 2018...

Last year's drawing match took place on Saturday 16th September 2017 at Old Hall Farm, Hall Road. The weather was impressive...


Posted on 2018-09-09 09:18:01 by Barbara Slater
Last update on 2018-09-09 09:18:01 by Barbara Slater

Carleton Rode Jubilee Players

The Jubilee Players are hoping to put on another pantomime in 2019 and are recruiting new actors to join them. They are holding their AGM on Wednesday 2 May, 7.30 p.m., at the village hall (Social Club room), and if you are interested, you are welcome to come.Otherwise phone their secretary Peter Jeffery (01953 789687) or email via and your message will be passed on.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose was performed in February 2018 to the usual acclaim. There were plenty of hoary old jokes and plenty of hoary old villains, together with some dodgy animals and doubtful plot twists.

Plays in the Wood


Posted on 2018-04-03 06:28:14 by Barbara
Last update on 2018-04-03 06:28:14 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
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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