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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

13/05/2019

Funeral

St Nicholas, Gayton

Phyllis Buffham

08/05/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Rita Blandford

02/05/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Paul Gilbert of Grimston

28/04/2019

Baptism`

St Nicholas, Gayton

Samuel David Legood

27/04/2019 Wedding St Lawrence, Harpley David James Hunter & Rachel Mary Louise Symington
11/04/2019 Funeral St Andrew, Congham Henry Michael Elwes
7/04/2019 Baptism St Lawrence, Harpley Maisie Elizabeth Pitcher
2/04/2019 Funeral Mintlyn Sarah Frances Male of Congham
24/03/2019 Baptism St Botolph, Grimston Oscar George Ess
18/03/2019 Funeral Mintlyn Arthur Symonds of Grimston
16/03/2019 Baptism All Saints, Ashwicken Zoey Elizabeth Dack
14/03/2019 Funeral All Saints, Ashwicken Patrick Woodbine
13/03/2019 Funeral St Botolph, Grimston Shirley Hone
04/03/2019 Funeral St Mary, Gt Massingham Enid Gooch
03/03/2019 Baptism St Nicholas, Gayton Tyler James Matthews

12/03/2019

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

David Splude

24/02/2019 Baptism St Botolph, Grimston Eliza Emily Kathryn Reynolds

21/02/2019

Funeral

St Mary, Gt Massingham

Derek Drewey

10/02/2019

Baptism 

St Nicholas, Gayton

Alice Elizabeth Earl

10/02/2019

Baptism

St Nicholas, Gayton

William Joseph Earl

08/02/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Jeanne Howlett

08/02/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Brian Phillips of Gayton

03/02/2019

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Scarlett Ivy Spragg

04/01/2019 Funeral St Andrews, Lt Massingham

Frances Duncan

04/01/2019

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Jacqueline Kent

30/12/2019

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Jack Robert Mark Twite

27/12/2018

Funeral

All Saints, Ashwicken

Kathleen Taylor

21/12/2018

Funeral

St Lawrence, Harpley

Nigel Groome

28/11/2018

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Wilfred Smith

17/11/2018

Baptism

St Botolph, Grimston

Douglas Versteeg

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


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

St Andrew's, Congham .... Congham Fete - Book stall ...If you have any books, games, puzzles CDs,DVDs or even vinyl LPs in good condition that you would be willing to donate to Congham Fete, we would very much appreciate them. Please contact Harold on 07596686129 or Linda on 07759286007or email frost976@talktalk.net for collection. Or items may be left in the collection box at Grimston Stores. Many thanks! 

St Lawrence, Harpley ...Thank you to Jean Pocklington and her sister, Margaret Collishaw, whose excellent photos were used to make the splendid Harpley calendar for 2019. A donation of £904 has been made to the church.

St Mary's, East Walton... FEB 2019 . WORK IS NOW STARTING ON THE ROOF AND THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH THIS BUILDING PERIOD.

The work is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Churches Trust and further support from The Norfolk Churches Trust, The Round Tower Society and The Geoffrey Watling Charity.  We are grateful for all their help. As the work reaches completion an exciting weekend of events is planned for 29th/30th of June to celebrate this historic Church. More details to follow soon.

Visitors will be very welcome and the Church now features on the "ExploreChurches web site" for "people who love Church buildings". You can visit their web site by clicking here. or visit www.explorechurches.org.

 

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.


CONGRATULATIONS on CONFIRMATION

APRIL 1st at NORTH WOOTTON CHURCH

We especially welcome Craig, Daniel and Hannah to our Church family as they are confirmed by the Bishop of Lynn. 

 

 


SAT 18th MAY 7.30 pm

MATTHEW BACON MUSICAL VARIETY CONCERT

ST BOTOLPH CHURCH, GRIMSTON

 

 

Tickets are £10 to include punch and nibbles. Available from David Ellis 01553 674286 or Joy Smith 01485 600402. Don't miss this opportunity to see a great talent.

Matthew is a well-travelled and popular concert entertainer on jazz and ragtime piano, vocals and pipe and electronic organ.  His concert work has taken him all over the U.K. and surrounding islands, and as far out as mainland Europe, Ireland, Canada and U.S.A.
His concert programmes include something for everyone - and are often referred to as "accessible" and delivered with Matthew's superb showmanship and great sense of humour.
Whilst he does play solo organ and jazz/ragtime piano concerts, his main "show" format is the "Matthew Bason Musical Variety Show" - a virtually non-stop programme of music of great contrasts - classical; jazz; hits from the 40s to the 00s; folk; musical theatre and everything else in between.
More about Matthew at http://www.matthewbason.co.uk/about-matthew.html


SAT. MAY 25th 12.30 on

MAY FAIR

ST MARY, GREAT MASSINGHAM

Come along to the May Fair with Games, Crafts, Competitions, Teas, Cakes, Rides and more.


THURS. MAY 30th 7.30 - 9.00 pm

"LIVING ON A PRAYER"

POTT ROW VILLAGE HALL

 

A series of 6 talks on "THE LORD'S PRAYER" on the last Thursday of the months of May, June, July, September, October and November.


SATURDAY 1st JUNE 3.00 pm

WALK AROUND THE PARISHES 

EAST WALTON

Following our successful walks last year we are once again walking through our Parishes.
This first walk starts at Abbey Farm, East Walton and we will have an informative walk around the pig unit,
meeting sows and piglets. About 4.5 miles.

SATURDAY JUNE 29th - HARPLEY WITH TEA AT DAVID'S.

SATURDAY 13th JULY - ASHWICKEN WITH REVD. SUE MARTIN. 


SUNDAY 16th JUNE

FoSB VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN & COUNTRY FAIR

MANOR FARM, GRIMSTON PE32 1BG

 


SAT & SUN 29th & 30 th JUNE from 10.00 am

EAST WALTON LIVING HSITORY FESTIVAL

A SPECTACULAR 2 DAYS OF EVENTS CELEBRATING THE VILLAGE AND ITS HISTORY

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ADVERT FOR THE FESTIVAL AND THEN JUST CLICK TO PLAY.

A Lottery Grant has been granted to do major repairs to our round tower Church. To coincide with the completion of the work and a grand unveiling we are holding a Festival to celebrate the magnificent age of the Church and village.

Our Living History Festival is on a meadow next to the Church. Entry is FREE. There is ample parking.

A Lottery Grant has been granted to do major repairs to our round tower Church. To coincide with the completion of the work
and a grand unveiling we are holding a Festival to celebrate the magnificent age of the Church and village.
Our Living History Festival is on a meadow next to the Church - Gates open at 10 am. Entry is FREE. There is ample parking.

Included are exciting re-enactment groups including Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Mediaeval, Napoleonic, WW1 and 2. There will be lots of bangs, smoke and skirmishes. The re-enactors will set up camp where visitors can meet and interact with the historical characters. May be trying your hand at sword fighting or archery. Taste mediaeval bread or try writing with a quill.
There will be a display of vintage vehicles and loads of other stalls to entertain and provide refreshment.
Donkey rides, Jewellery making, Potter, Basket making, Plant stall, Pyrography, Archery, Face painting, Archaeology finds and pit,
Knitted toys for McMillan, Scotties Little Soldiers,  and lots more.
Beer and afternoon tea tents, Ice cream, Hog Roast
Contact details: Bill Lewis, Abbey Farm, East Walton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1PP, Tel: 07974770067, Email: billandrachel@btconnect.com


 


SATURDAY 20th JULY 2019 2.00 - 4.30 pm

WORLD SNAIL RACING CHAMPIONSHIP and CONGHAM FETE

CONGHAM CRICKET GROUND PE32 1AH

FREE ENTRY & PARKING.

 


29/30/31 st July 10 - 12.00 pm

HC4U (Holiday Club 4 You)

GT MASSINGHAM VILLAGE HALL

Holiday Club 4 You at Great Massingham Village Hall. Returning for its 5th year, a small team from Church run a FREE Children's Holiday Club aimed at reception to Year 6 children. Fun & Friendship with bible stories, craft activities, Games, Singing and more..... Tell your friends - even better bring your friends. Ring Revd Judith Pollard 01485 601251 fro more details or register at schools.


SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd 10.30 - 4.00 pm

ROYDON'S "BIT OF A DO"

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ROYDON

Roydon's "Bit of a Do" takes place on the Glebe field next to the Church. Help welcome, as would be gifts for prizes, cakes etc.

All the usual stalls and raffle. For further information or offers of help, please contact Jackie on 600353.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th

BENEFICE COACH TRIP to ELY CATHEDRAL

Coach trip to Ely Wednesday September 25th - cost is £15 . . . Pick ups from Grimston Surgery at 10am and Massingham Shop at 10.15am to travel to Ely Cathedral for a guided tour at 12 noon lasting an hour. At lunch time - choice of taking our own sandwiches etc or enjoying one of the delightful eateries very close to the Cathedral.

The afternoon is our own choice . . . but we shall need to be back at the Cathedral for 4pm prompt pick up, returning home by 5pm!

Wow, I cannot wait!!! Look forward to seeing you - tickets will be available very shortly. Any queries give me a call on 01485 600485, Rosemarie Bowers 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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