News & Notices
From this month's Church Registers
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Red Notes ..........................
Lent News. There will be a FISH LUNCH at St Botolph's, Grimston on Good Friday from 11.30. This follows on from the service at 10.00 am. So come to the service, or the lunch, or both. You will be very welcome. Please note the change of venue from the Pott Row Methodist Chapel to St Botolph's Church.
All Saints Church, Ashwicken. Norfolk Wildlife Trust have started to survey the Wildflowers in the Churchyard and an area has been set aside for conservation studies. More to see click here.
The cost of the repairs is frightening but every penny will help. You can see various ways to donate via the web site click here. If you use BTdonate, then add LM Roof in the message area and that donation will be allocated specifically to the roof appeal.
A special service for the Benefice to support St Andrews Church is being planned and there will be further fund raising appeals. The work needed gets ever more urgent and your help will be much appreciated. Thank You.
St Andrews. Congham. Exciting new plans are in hand for the Church to be brought up to date and more available for village use with the addition of kitchen facilities in the tower. It is very important that the Church adapts yet still remains true to its original character and history. A great deal of attention has been paid to this and plans have been drawn up sensitively with this in mind. At the same time the PCC are intending to alter the pew arrangement in Church and the public notice and plans are available to be viewed click here. Notice ... Pew plans ...... Kitchen Plans
As a result of the changes planned Congham Church now has 4 oak choir pews which are in need of new homes.After receiving approval from the Diocese of Norwich, these 4 choir pews have been replaced by 4 pews taken from the back of the church giving a large area suitable for social events. All the pews which now remain in the church were commissioned by the Everard family in memory of loved ones killed in the Great War.If you are interested in the choir pew(s) please contact the Churchwarden, Helen Lilley on 01485 600153, for more information and to arrange a viewing. All reasonable offers will be considered
St Mary's, East Walton. Congratulations everyone in East Walton. We are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded a huge Heritage Lottery Fund grant to enable urgent work to be undertaken to preserve our Church for generations to come. To launch this new project there will be a walk-in event at St Mary's on Saturday 20th May between 3pm and 6pm.
Don't forget our own village Lottery. There have been lots of monthly winners. Rachael, Rachel, Laurence, Anne, Chrissie and Rosie. A great way to help towards the Church for £5 a month. See Maureen for details.
St Botolph's, Grimston We continue to thank Friends of St Botolph’s for all the money raising and work they do for the upkeep of our church and churchyard. The internal plaster repairs are completed and the leak on the south aisle is repaired. The re-leading of the Clearstory windows is being carried out and they are getting quotes to repair the hinges on the North door, which is proving to be a bigger job than anticipated. You can read about all the events planned byThe FoSB for 2017 by clicking here.
" Vacuumers Wanted Urgently" St Botolphs Church needs volunteers from the community to assist in keeping the church vacuumed and clean. The current church population is now mostly elderly and there has been attrition because of illhealth. The church is a very valuable asset to Grimston so I m hoping that a few people could find an hour every 2-3 months to give a hand with the vacuuming roster. The more people that volunteer, the less the work. Please phone Judith Gough 01485 609217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Lawrence, Harpley. A representative of the War Memorials Trust inspected the War Memorial on 31st Jan. and confirmed that our grant application wass uccessful and details would be in the post. This is wonderful news but still leaves about £500 to be raised to complete the work.
SUNDAY 9th APRIL 3.00 pm.
DONKEYS IN CHURCH
ST MARY'S, EAST WALTON
We joined with Timmy & Jimmy (the donkeys) as we walked up to Church from Abbey Farm for a short service.
See more photo's by viewing our photo's albums. click here.
FRIDAY 28th APRIL 6.00 - 8.30 pm.
GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME at DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE
A panel of Horticultural experts including Martin Woods - Head Gardener at the Sandringham Estate, James Raines - Greenkeeper at MHGC, Caroline Bishop and Cynthia Smith - Dobbies Experts. They will answer gardening questions and offer hints and tips. The evening starts at 6 pm with a glass of wine and a finger buffet all included in the price of £10 per ticket. There will also be a raffle ifor many prizes including an exclusive chance to shop during the evening.
Tickets are available from:
SATURDAY MAY 6th 7.30 pm
ST BOTOLPH'S, GRIMSTON
A campaign has been launched to raise £30,000 to pay for urgent repairs to St Botolph's church’s organ, which dates back to the 18th century.
It’s 250 years old and has not had to have any repairs done since it was built and, in the last few years, it’s been starting to fall apart. it is hoped that the organ can be restored back to its former glory & we will be able to teach the future generation of young, budding organists to keep the joy of music alive in the village.
Wordsworth organs are thought to be particularly rare in Norfolk and it is hoped restoration work could enable it to be played for at least another 100 years. A number of fundraising events are being planned, starting with a concert at the church on Friday, May 6. The King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir and the King’s Lynn Brass Band will be performing a host of songs and music at the event, which starts at 7.30pm. Tickets for the concert are available, priced £10 for adults and £8 concessions
THURSDAY 25th MAY 7.00 PM
ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ASHWICKEN
Ascension Day celebrates Jesus's ascension to heaven after he was resurrected on Easter Day.
A quotation from Mark 16:9-20 tells the story :
"He appeared first to Mary of Magdala. She went and carried the news to his mourning and sorrowful followers, but when she told them that he was alive they did not believe her.
So after talking with them the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven, and he took his seat at the right hand of God."
TUES. 25TH 7.30 pm &
WED. 27th JULY 11.00 am & 7.30 pm.
ST MARY'S CHURCH GREAT MASSINGHAM
& To Help the Church in Little Massingham
MUSIC IN COUNTRY CHURCHES
PROGRAMME TUESDAY 25 JULY at 7.30pm
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Strings and Continuo conductor/harpsichordist ROBERT HOWARTH CHLOË HANSLIP violin
Vivaldi ‘The Four Seasons’ Grieg Holberg Suite Op 40 Mozart Two String Divertimenti in D major and F major K136 & 138
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY at 11am
CAROLE CERASI & JAMES JOHNSTONE harpsichords
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto BWV 1051 (arr. Kenneth Gilbert) Couperin Pièces de Clavecin
J S Bach Concerto in C major BWV 1061a
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY at 7.30pm ŠKAMPA QUARTET
Haydn Quartet in D major ‘The Lark’ Op 64 No 5 Mozart Quartet in C major ‘Dissonance’ K465
Beethoven Quartet in C major ‘Razumovsky’ Op 59 No 3
Tickets start at £8.00 .General booking opens on Monday 29 May All applications for tickets will be numbered and dealt with in strict rotation. Tickets can be booked by post, by telephone or by personal callers from: WITLEY PRESS LTD 24-26 GREEVEGATE, HUNSTANTON, NORFOLK, PE36 6AD Telephone 01485 535071 MONDAY to FRIDAY 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Check the web site here for more details and a booking form.
Light refreshments including wine and soft drinks will be on sale in the marquee from 6.00 pm, during the interval, and for twenty minutes after the performances. Buffet suppers will also be available before and after the concerts if ordered and paid for in advance. A booking form giving details of the menu and prices will be sent out with tickets.
IN THE MONTHS TO COME :
In June, there is Grimston's FoSB Tractor Rally and, in July, there is Roydon's "Bit of a Do", Congham Fete & Snail Race, and there is the "Music in Country Churches" Concert.
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