News & Notices

Gt. Massingham

Mary & the Angel Gabriel

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

"I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people." Luke 2.10


RED NOTES :

EASTER LILIES... Our Churches will soon be remembering Easter and especially loved ones who have passed with Easter Lilies. If you would like to remember someone and donate for a lily then please contact your local Church. The cost is about £2.50 each. Please try to let us know by Sunday March 29th.

Ashwicken - Joy Smith, 16, Gayton Rd, Grimston PE32 1BG   01485 600769. Grimston - Jenny Haywood, 9, Leziate Drove, Pott Row, PE32 1DB   01553 630301

St Mary, Great Massingham ....Heating. We have had a problem in the cold weather with very inefficient heating in church. We have just completed this project with new overhead heaters and two mobile heaters which are much more efficient. This should reduce our very large electric bill (over 600 pounds so far this year). Our insurance so far this year is over 800 pounds. We have had the electrical installation inspected recently as per regulations. The report showed this to be unsatisfactory with several areas with faults. We have addressed several faults including a serious earthing fault , new switching gear and wiring faults. So far we have paid out:- Inspection and report  £780.00, 2x mobile heaters 3Kw  £1017.00, Overhead heaters   £2550.00, Various rewiring and repairs  £1729.00, Totalling £6076.00.This has severely depleted the fabric funds which we have been accumulating for any repairs.The inspection has thrown up some more faults on our lighting circuit. There are two faults on the south lighting circuit and organ . The wiring is fabric covered rubber insulation which is breaking down and in the conduit is a potential fire hazard. The lights were switched on in 1928 and the wiring (except for the chandeliers which are much more recent)  is from that era.The cost of rewiring this circuit is   £2475.00 plus vat and the north lighting circuit which will need replacing but is not showing any faults will cost £1395.00 plus vatThe chancel has two lights which need replacing also the old wiring. To replace the wiring and provide four new lights £1920.00 plus vat.These jobs are high level and need scaffolding which is included in the price.These are jobs that need doing urgently and any donations towards this project will be very gratefully received We are very grateful for a donation of £1000.00 from the Brun family. This is much appreciated. Stephen Hudson, Churchwarden


From the Church Registers of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

An archive of this year's entries in the Church Registers is on the  "From the Church Registers" page. Follow the links for 2018/2017 and 2016..

FOR AN OVERVIEW OF NEWS THIS YEAR 2019 AND PREVIOUS YEARS CHECK "THE ARCHIVED NEWS" CLICK HERE


SATURDAY 23 rd FEBRUARY 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

LAMBING DAY

ABBEY FARM, EAST WALTON

 

Come and see all about lambing. Lambs being born inside our barns and all our other animals. Easy Parking, Refreshments.

You may even be able to bottle feed a pet lamb. Abbey Farm, East Walton, PE32 1PP


WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY

ASH WEDNESDAY

SERVICES GT MASSINGHAM 10.30 am and GRIMSTON 7.00 pm

 


MARCH 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.  12 - 2.00 pm

LENT LUNCHES

HARPLEY

 

St Lawrence, Harpley is hosting a number of Lent Lunches helping to raise funds for The East Anglian Air Ambulance. All are welcome.

2nd March -   The Old Rectory, Nethergate Street, Lucy Brown

9th March -   Hillside, Short Lane, Jane & Philip Osbaldeston

16th March -   22 Back Street Gina Wagg

23rd March -  Flint Cottage, Back Street, Clem & David

30th March -   Hectors Barn, Ian & Amanda Rix


Image result for AFTERNOON TEASATURDAY 4th MARCH 10.30 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE & CAKE

ST ANDREW'S, CONGHAM

 

Join us at St Andrew's Church between 10.30am and 12pm for Coffee, Cake and good cheer! 

If you haven't been before come and try - you will be very welcome. Coffee and cake £3 - free refills of coffee! Glenis, Janet, Hilary and Helen.


WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH 14.00 pm

WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

POTT ROW METHODIST CHAPEL

RISE. TAKE YOUR MAT AND WALK. ZIMBABWE


 


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