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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


NEW BISHOP of  KING'S LYNN

THE VENERABLE DR JANE STEEN

Jane introduces herself with a short video here

 

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of The Venerable Dr Jane Steen, currently Archdeacon of Southwark, to be the next Bishop of Lynn.
Archdeacon Jane has a deep pastoral care for the people and communities that she serves currently in Southwark and has a rich experience of mission in the Church of England, including supporting church communities to flourish. She will bring these aspects, together with her great sense of joy and fun, to the role of Bishop of Lynn.

Archdeacon Jane will be consecrated a bishop in Norwich Cathedral on the Feast Day of St Etheldreda, 23rd June 2021.

Bishop Jane is being welcomed to King's Lynn with a service at the Minster.

Jane Steen, previously Archdeacon of Southwark, will be consecrated and installed as Bishop of Lynn at Norwich Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd of June by the Bishop of London.   Locally, we are welcoming Bishop Jane to Lynn Deanery at a service of welcome on Tuesday 13th July 6.30pm at King’s Lynn Minster.  Please put this date in your diary – all are welcome to this service.  We can accommodate just over 100 people at the Minster under current restrictions, so we are hoping that a really good representation of people from across the deanery will attend.   We will need to know who is coming however, so that we don’t exceed the safe limit in the church.
Further details of how to register an interest in attending will follow,
Please pray for Jane and her husband, Pip, as they prepare to join us. May we be a blessing to them, as they will be a blessing to us.


All Saints Church, Ashwicken Easter Day 2020 (photo. courtesy Brenda Jones)   

                     CHURCH SERVICES ARE HAPPENING 

AND WE WILL BE ON ZOOM throughout 2021.

Do check the calendar regularly for details..

 

LIVE WEB SERVICES USING ZOOM.

                                                      If you have Zoom on your pc, laptop, tablet, or phone you can take part in our services.

If you are having trouble with the app/programme then call Steve Williamson on 01553 636413.

Everything is free and all you need do is register your interest
with Steve at stephenwilliamson001@gmail.com and then click on an email link sent to you at the time of the service.

 

WE HAVE A NEW FEATURE ON THE WEB SITE WITH "VIDEOS".

Look on the top banner.

The Venerable Dr Jane Steen - new Bishop of Lynn

 

 

 

 

Or click this link to watch a video of  We shall be TOGETHER again..

 

 

Listen to Revd. Judith read out a New Prayer for the Benefice

A Prayer for New Beginnings

Heavenly Father we turn to you in time of change. Lead us we pray, to a future full of hope, joy and love

Help us to recognize and grasp new opportunities, as we face the future with faith and courage. Amen


SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST 3.00pm

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, GAYTON

REVD. JANE - A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE.

With readings and songs and stories that were some of her favourites. A chance to pay your respects to our Rector over 10 years who sadly died in February.

This will be a celebration with afternoon tea in the grounds after the service.


SATURDAY 24th JULY 11.30 - 3.30 pm

ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, LT MASSINGHAM

Saturday 24th July - The Friends of St Andrew’s Church Little Massingham - FOSALM.org will launch their new Charity with an Art and Crafts Exhibition. 

On sale will be paintings, sketches, cards, textiles, needlework and books about Norfolk. For sale, locally spun wool and spinning demonstrations will take place during the day. Whilst at the church stop for refreshments, buy a scrumptious cake from the cake stall or try your luck at the raffle. . Join us at Little Massingham Church on Saturday 24th July . Free entry from 11.30 until 3.30 pm.

The event will follow Covid-19 Government Guidelines

 


WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS 2.00 - 3.30 pm

FRIENDSHIP AND FLOWERS

ST MARY'S CHURCH, GREAT MASSINGHAM

WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY 14th AUGUST 11.00  - 2.00pm.

CONGHAM COFFEE MORNINGS COMEBACK

RETURNING WITH A SPECIAL EVENT

 

Join us for delicious Coffee and Cake once again at St Andrew's Congham on Saturday 14th August from 11am until 2pm.
Our popular Coffee Mornings return with a special event and for a longer than usual time.

We will have a large covered outside space and additional stalls with cakes and home produce
to take away, 
books, plants, bric a brac, tombola and a raffle.
 

Looking forward to seeing many new faces as well as catching up with old and new friends.
Coffee and Cake £3.50. Proceeds to St Andrew's Church.
Glenis, Hilary and Helen

CAKE CREATION CELEBRATION

Enjoy some of those famous bakes at home with recipes from Congham's star baker.

Glenis put the book together during the first Lockdown

and 'The Coffee Morning Cake Book' is now on sale to support the Church.

Copies cost £5 and are available at Grimston Stores and will be available at the Old Store in Roydon

or by contacting Glenis on 07787 912096.

 

CONGHAM SUMMER FETE

AND SNAIL RACING.


Very sadly the situation with the pandemic is so uncertain that it has been decided to cancel the fete ( again) for this year but back in 2022.


 

CHURCH HISTORY

OUR RECTORS AT GRIMSTON 

A NEW HISTORY OF GRIMSTON'S RECTORS FROM 1242 - 1975.

Steph Hall's new history can be read here. on St Botolph's History pages.

 

Our Churches stretch back hundreds of years and so, of course, does the list of clergymen who have served here.

Stephanie Hall has wonderfully researched the histories of these priests from the middle ages in 1242 when Walter de Thorp served here and  right up to 1975 when it was the Revd. Esdaile Lennox Barnes. 


 

From the Church Registers of Baptisms,

Weddings and Funerals

An archive of this year's entries in the Church Registers is on the  "From the Church Registers" page. Follow the links for 2018/2017 and 2016..

FOR AN OVERVIEW OF NEWS THIS YEAR 2020 AND PREVIOUS YEARS CHECK "THE ARCHIVED NEWS" CLICK HERE


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