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From this month's Church Registers
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Red Notes ..........................
Lent News. This year Easter falls on Sunday April 16th. If you would like to sponsor a Lily in memory of someone please contact as below:
Gt Massingham - On Easter Day at St Mary's we usually have a large display of white lilies. The lilies are donated in memory of loved ones. We have sheets with all the names in Church and a printed booklet for everyone. The lilies cost £2 each and any names and monies can be passed to myself or any member of the congregations to pass on. I must have a closure to the list by the 30th of March as I have the lists and booklets to print before the 4th April. Contact Stephen Hudson 01485 520450
LENT LUNCHES ...St Lawrence, Harpley are havng a series of Lent Lunches to be held from 12 noon to 2.00 pm on Fridays. Delicious simple (soup) lunches will be served to raise funds for the Bishop's Lent Appeal for Hospice Ethiopia. Donations will help fund an off road vehicle to help enable care and equipment to reach those who cannot travel to the Hospice.
Dates are: 3rd March at Hillside, Short Lane courtesy of Jane Osbaldeston, 10th March at Rose Cottage, Brickyard Lane © Jean Pocklington, 17th March at 22, Back Street © Gina Wagg, 24th March at The Coach House, Cross Street ©Lindsey Symington, 31st March at Flint Cottage, 3 Back Street © Clem Caunt & David Mallows and 7th April at The Old Rectory, Nethergate Street © Lucy Brown.
There will also be a FISH LUNCH at Pott Row Methodist Chapel on Good Friday.
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 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 Mary's, Great Massingham. There was a record result to their Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox appeal with 174 boxes of small gifts sent to vulnerable children in Central Asia. It is a wonderful thing to think that the efforts of everybody involved have such a meaningful outcome for needy children. You can read more here.
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.
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.
SATURDAY APRIL 8th 10.00 am.
EASTER BONNET & GARDEN
GREAT MASSINGHAM VILLAGE HALL
Easter Bonnets and Easter Garden - on Saturday 8 April we will be making Easter Bonnets in the Massingham village hall from 10 o'clock. Please bring your craft bits and bobs, but lots will be provided, along with refreshments. We will hold an Easter Bonnet Parade during the Easter Sunday Service. We will also be looking into designing our Easter Garden for St Mary's Church. Come and explore your creative skills and have fun
SUNDAY 9th APRIL 3.00 pm.
DONKEYS IN CHURCH
ST MARY'S, EAST WALTON
SATURDAY 15th APRIL 10.00 - 12.30 pm
ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, GAYTON
and at 3.30 pm. THE GREAT EGG HUNT
ST MARY'S , GAYTON THORPE
Come and join in the FUN for kids Old & Young.
SATURDAY APRIL 22nd 7.00pm.
RAISE THE ROOF CONCERT II
at St Nicholas Church, Gayton
After a very successful concert last year, Glenda Smeed returns to present Raise the Roof II to help fund a new roof for St Mary's Church, East Walton.
We have a folk group, and a bass baritone ( who is so busy rehearsing for the shows he is currently doing) that I'm thrilled will be able to help. Also by public demand... The K.L. Male Voice Choir and also 'The Batty Old Lady' . and a newcomer to our area, a classical guitarist Peter Turrell. The folk group is from Fakenham. They have an unusual name, 'Daisy's Cat' ! Michael Carter-Rowlands has again agreed to be our compere. The bass baritone hopes to sing a duet or two with ? soprano.
This is a FREE Concert so please donate generously.
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:
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 :
The Archdeacon's Charge in May - and An organ Concert in St Botolph's in May.
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