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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

20/05/2018 Baptism All Saints, Ashwicken Megan Louise Mace
11/05/2018 Funeral All Saints, Ashwicken Laurance Stephen Dale
04/05/2018 Funeral Mintlyn Hannah Watson Colville Simpson Mayes of Grimston
29/04/2018 Baptism St Botolph, Grimston Isobel Aldridge
24/04/2018 Funeral St Botolph, Grimston Lorna Symonds
22/04/2018 Baptism All Saints, Ashwicken Emma Rose Fenn
22/04/2018 Baptism All Saints, Ashwicken Sophie Jane Fenn



All Saints, Ashwicken

Grace Josephine Cawston



St Nicholas, Gayton

Queenie Ebbs



St Mary, Gt Massingham

Janet Drewery



St Nicholas, Gayton

Jack Eric Daws


Funeral St Botolph, Grimston Mary Elizabeth McNeil Watson


St Botolph, Grimston

Pamela Shread



St Mary, East Walton

Daisy Jane Godderson

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

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

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 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. 

SUNDAY JUNE 17th. 9.30 - 10.45
and  1.00 - 5.00 pm.


Grimston Tractor Rally and Country Fayre

Manor Farm, Grimston PE32 1BG

The annual tractor road run starts today at 10.30 but bacon butties and tea and coffee will be available from 9.30. The tractors return at about 2.30 during the Country Fayre which starts 1.00 pm until 5.00pm.
The venue is Manor Farm, Grimston at PE32 1BG.

At the Country Fayre there will be Craft demonstrations and stalls, Games & Sideshows, an Owl Display, Steam Traction, Steam Engines and Vintage Farm Machinery. Live Music from DNA, Bar, Hog Roast, BBQ, Strawberries & Cream, Pimms, Tea & Cake and coffees and teas.

By kind permission of Roger & Christine Coe.
All proceeds go to The Friends of St Botolphs.


SATURDAY 30th JUNE - 10.00 - 5.00 pm

& SUNDAY 1st JULY - 10.00 - 5.00 pm


In aid of St Lawrence Church. Tickets £4 accompanied children free.
A week-end not to be missed so reserve the dates now!

Eight beautiful gardens to visit with activities in some gardens including garden croquet.  
Pony rides on Saturday afternoon. Flower display in Church with bric-a-brac stall and refreshments on sale. 

Ticket (map)  available at the Church - £4  (accompanied children free)

JULY 7th 1.00 - 4.00 pm.




The annual madness of a "Bit of a Do" contains all the elements for a great afternoon out. Raffle, Tombola, Bric a Brac, Competitions,Books, Teas & Cakes, Live Music.

We would very much welcome raffle/tombola prize and cakes but above all bring yourselves.
Please contact Karen 01485 600586 or Jackie 600353 re: gifts etc.

SATURDAY 21st JULY  2.00 pm



Live Music by King's Lynn Ukelele Club and local musician Ian Woodward.
Children's Face Painting, Hog Roast, BBQ, Bar, Cakes, Teas, Raffle and Games and more.

Football Challenge supporting Holly Meadows Youth Football Club

Proceeds for St Andrew's Church, Congham.

The event is sponsored by IBA Insurance Services and Stebbings Car Centre.

Image result for open churches week27th JULY to AUGUST 12th


For over 10 years, Open Churches Week has been an annual celebration where churches across the Diocese hold a variety of events in their church, inviting the local community in and enabling visitors to come and explore the building.

The celebration is being extended to start on Friday 27 July 2018 – which is Norfolk Day – and will run until Sunday 12 August. 

Do vist all our Churches but you will be especially welcome at Congham which is normally locked in the week.

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