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


From this month's Church Registers

19/09/2018

Funeral

Mintlyn

Graham Harris of Ashwicken

18/09/2018

Funeral

Mintlyn

Ronald Gurney of Ashwicken

15/09/2018

Wedding

All Saints, Ashwicken

Ian Savage & Katie Collison

15/09/2018

Wedding

St Nicholas, Gayton

Ashley Colvin & Alexa Barge

06/09/2018

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Valerie Warner

04/09/2018

Funeral

Mintlyn

Cherryl Davey of Grimston

01/09/2018

Wedding

St Botolph, Grimston

Steven Parkes & Rachel Ackers

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


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

St Botolph, Grimston ... First...a very big thankyou to the current vacuuming crew. Our church always looks well cared for but it is a big job...and none of us are getting any younger. If anyone out there can spare an hour every 8 weeks or so..we would be so pleased to add you to the number. A vacuum cleaner is provided...all that is required is some stamina.There will be a drinks party on Dec 7th so that vacuumers can get to meet socially instead of just being a name on a roster. Please contact me for details. The new roster is out but please arrange a swap if your date doesn't suit. Judith Gough. 

St Lawrence, Harpley ... Harpley Open Gardens was better than ever with 8 gardens open and a Church full of flowers. Over 2 days 171 people wandered around the village, enjoyed the beautiful sights on offer and paused for nrefreshment in teh Church. Special thanks go to the eight gardeners, without whom the weekend would not be possible and the totalm raised was an amazing £2,236.35.

St Mary's Great Massingham ....Come and enjoy tea, cake and a bit of a chat on Wednesday afternoons in St Mary's Church. There is always a friendly welcome for everyone.
Sadly, due to illness, we have lost one or two of our regular volunteers. Wednesday teas are very popular with local people as a regular social gathering and for visitors. We work on a rota system, in pairs, which means you don't need to commit weekly. We would love to hear from you if you feel you can spare a Wednesday afternoon every few weeks. Please phone Anna on 520196 or Margaret on 520135 for more information.

St. Andrew's, Little Massingham Roof Appeal....St. 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 Image result for heritage lottery fundawarded a huge Heritage Lottery Fund grant to enable urgent work to be undertaken to preserve our Church for generations to come. Stage 1 is complete and we are now appealing for funds for Stage 2. Many thanks to The Heritage Lottery Fund who are elping make all this work possible.

 


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.  


THURSDAY OCT. 11th at 6.30 pm.

PRAYER - DO WE CARE ?

POTT ROW METHODIST CHAPEL

 "PRAYER -DO WE CARE?" A SERIES OF SEVEN THURSDAY EVENINGS COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 6th at POTT ROW METHODIST CHAPEL. STARTING WITH TEA & COFFEE AT 6.30 pm AND FINISHING BY 9.00pm. A VARIETY OF SPEAKERS WILL TALK ABOUT VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PRAYER.

6th Sept.   What is Prayer? - led by John Wallis
13 th Sept.   Poetry as Prayer - led by Catherine Dixon
20th Sept.   Praying with Young People - led by Paul Niemiec
27th Sept.  Praying through the Creative Arts - led by Susanna Gunner
4th Oct.   Praying is our busyness - led by Jonathon Meyrick
11th Oct.   Praying in the Monastic Tradition - led by Peter Rowntree
18th Oct.   The Power of Prayer - led by Julian Thomson

 


Image result for chanters jiggeSAT. OCT 27TH 7.30 pm

The FoSB present CHANTERS JIGGE

ST BOTOLPH CHURCH, GRIMSTON

 

An Evening with Chanter’s Jigge If you enjoy good tunes, lively entertainment and good company, then Chanter’s Jigge is the band for you. They cross the centuries with colourful performances of music from around Europe and beyond, playing a unique array of traditional, ancient and modern instruments. Their musical influences and experience span many years. Performances are devised using sounds from past and present, both played and spoken. They blend folk tunes with early and traditional music. Medieval dances rub shoulders with Victorian ballads. Lively sea shanties and traditional chorus songs are served up with foot tapping jigs and reels. They play catchy tunes, new arrangements of old favourites and some of their own invention. Singing along in the chorus songs, clapping and stamping in the jigs and reels are encouraged. Spontaneous dancing and leaping have been known to take place! Chanter’s Jigge will be performing in St Botolph’s Church, Grimston on Saturday October 27th at 7.30pm. Tickets on the door are £8 (members of Friends £7) and include refreshment of home-made soup. Proceeds are in aid of Friends of St. Botolph’s All are welcome.


From NOW to OCT 28th. & Nov 3rd.

SAMARITAN PURSE CHRISTMAS CHILD

ST MARY'S CHURCH , GREAT MASSINGHAM

 

A samall shoe box can have a big impact. What goes into a box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be part of changing Children's lives all over the world in Jesus name through the power of a simple gift. These boxes are a small gesture to children all over the world who are sufferng from poverty or caught up in wars they have no say over. One box can make a difference.

Step 1.   Find an empty shoebox and wrap the lid and bottom separately.

Step 2.   Obtain a leaflet from St Mary's or the shop, decide whether for a boy or girl and what age.

Step 3.   Fill your box with a variety of new gifts, toys, games, school supplies - writing pad, pencils, or toiletries - cobm, toothpaste and brush, flannel, puzzles, hat, scarg and gloves, jewellery etc. No chocolate or iquids please.

Step 4.   Add a donation (suggested £5) to cover processing costs, shipping to 17 countries and training local Church partners. A lot of volunteers are involved but somme costs cannot be avoided.

Step 5.   Secure your box with an eastic band and bring to St Mary's during the week commencing Sunday 28th October.

Lets beat last year's magnificent total.

We are also holding a special event on Nov. rd. at Church where you can come along and help fill the shoeboxes.    Thank You. Margaret Bowes.


 


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