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Gt. Massingham
Mary & the Angel Gabriel

 

 

 

 

 

 


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


From this month's Church Registers

30/11/2017

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Leslie Lambert

29/11/2017

Funeral

Mintlyn

David William Steele

22/11/2017

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston 

Kathryn Campbell

20/11/2017

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Neville Raymond ( Ray)  Galea

01/11/2017

Funeral

St Andrew's, Lt Massingham

David Todd

01/11/2017

Funeral

St Andrew's, Lt Massingham

Frances Chase

28/10/2017

Wedding

All Saints, Roydon

Brian Pickering & Emma Stephenson

26/10/2017

Funeral

All Saints, Roydon

Graham Hardy

26/10/2017

Funeral

Mintlyn

Lorna Sedgewick of Roydon

22/10/2017

Baptism

St Mary, Gt Massingham

Cici Bettine Morton

15/10/2017

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Archie Harry Martin George

10/10/2017

Funeral

St Nicholas, Gayton 

Stella Borley

08/10/2017

Baptism

St Botolph, Grimston

Daisy Louise Buffham

02/10/2017

Funeral

Mintlyn

Stephen Aubrey Burman

An archive of previous month's entries in the Church Registers is on the  "From the Church Registers" page


Red Notes ..........................

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.

St. Andrew's, Little Massingham Roof AppealSt. Andrew's Church has been targetted by lead thieves, once again, and is appealing for support in raising funds to replace the roof. The roof was replaced back in 2006 and was first attacked by lead thieves back in 2014. Since then there has been a further attack and then this January 2017, another attempt was made to steal the lead from over the North Aisle. The thieves abandoned the building but completely damaged the roof. The lead is there and can be sold but the cost of replacement is huge. Thanks go to all those involved who helped to secure the building and prevent further damage. Special thanks to Neil from "Top Speck" who was just wonderful. He called in "favours" and between them all they got the rolled lead down and in his trailer and off to the scrap merchants. They managed to get tarpaulins on both roofs to make it as watertight as possible.
 
Pictures of the damage are courtesy of Stephen Hudson.

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 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.
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 - We are fortunate in having some new recruits to our church vacuuming band but more are needed. It only requires an hour of your time every 2-3 months...and keeping our village sacred space looking welcoming and clean is important. I am told that there is probably a Roman temple under the foundations...so people have been worshipping here for 2000 years !! There will be a Vacuumers drinks party at the end of the year to thank all those who have given their time....watch this space.
Please phone Judith Gough 07766432418/01485 609217......or email goughpj@btinternet.com


THURSDAY DECEMBER 7th at 7.30 pm

ST BOTOLPH'S CHURCH, GRIMSTON

The FoSB present "CAROLLING & CRUMPETS"

 


Some will remember John  Kirkpatrick for his depiction of ‘The Victorian Farmer’s Year in Song’. Now he returns to Grimston to take us on a journey in music and song through the history of carolling, how it started and how travelling musicians from medieval times onwards spread the message of Christmas. Afterwards, refreshments will be crumpets, cakes and tea.

Tickets on the door £12 or £10 if pre booked via Roger on 01553 630301, or email haywood301@btinternet.com. Members £10. All welcome. Proceeds are in aid of Friends of St. Botolph’s.


WEEKEND 9th & 10th DECEMBER

ST LAWRENCE, HARPLEY

ANGEL FESTIVAL


Saint Lawrence’s Angel Festival is being planned in Harpley for the week-end of 9th/ 10th Dec ~ Keep the dates free!   Can you help?  Do you have some angelic art work we can display? 

Donations, for refreshments, Christmas stall or for children’s & adults’ Tombola stalls welcome.  Call Lucy Brown (01485 520252)/ Gina Wagg (01485 520153) to help or for more info; David Mallows (01485 520381) will collect donations

If you have any images of angels you have seen that are suitable for including in a slide show please email them, with details of where they come from, to Rosemary Mehers at Rosemarymehers@hotmail.com


 

 


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