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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


DECEMBER  2020

Revd. Jane is still at home in the Rectory remaining indefatigable in the face of her illness and diagnosis.

Her cancer is irreversible and she gets very fatigued but she also remains very interested in all that goes on in our villages.

She is grateful to everyone for their messages of support and love and is happy for people still to contact her by phone.

 Mornings are easier for her and some days are better than others.

Please continue to hold her in your prayers.


St Nicholas Church, Christmas Day evening 2020 (photo. courtesy Carl Manning)

                                    FROM DEC. 26th 2020 we are in COVID TIER 4 LOCKDOWN.

SERVICES IN CHURCH MAY BE CANCELLED.

       PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE CALENDAR REGULARLY FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

COVID RESTRICTIONS MEAN THAT OUR MAGAZINES ARE NOT BEING PUBLISHED FOR FEBRUARY 2021

BUT WE HOPE TO BE BACK READY FOR MARCH 2021.

 

Our Churches still welcome you for Private Prayer

 

HARPLEY, EAST WALTON, ASHWICKEN & GAYTON THORPE ARE OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER

EVERYDAY  IN DAYLIGHT HOURS

AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO HOST 

LIVE WEB SERVICES USING ZOOM.

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

SUNDAYS 10.50 am for 11.00 start.

( Readings are shown on the Calendar page and the Communion Service sheet is here 

                                             ALTERNATE WEDNESDAYS 3.00 pm 

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.

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

 

 and a CHRISTMAS MESSAGE from BISHOP GRAHAM for 2020.

 

 



 


Churches Together in Kings Lynn – Churches together in Kings Lynn and West  NorfolkMONDAY 18th - MONDAY 25th JANUARY

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

A SERIES OF PRAYER MEETINGS

 

Churches Together in King’s Lynn. -Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 Monday 18th to Monday 25rd January 2021.

 

The theme for January 2021 is ‘Abiding in Christ’; John 15:1-17.

Resources, which have been written by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, can be found on the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website at  https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2021/

 

Monday 18th January: St John the Evangelist Church, Blackfriars Rd., King’s Lynn PE30 1NT. Rev. Jon Price. 12.30-13.00hrs

Revd Jonathan will open up the following link at 12.20 to give some time to let everyone in: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3128736907
 

Tuesday 19th January: Kings Lynn Baptist Church, Wisbech Rd., South Lynn, PE30 5JS. Pastor Kevan Crane. 12.30-13.00hrs

Join Zoom Meeting   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72136401575?pwd=clU1OHM1OUVwc2ZPOFpiLzcwTXBvZz09

Meeting ID: 721 3640 1575 Passcode: wRahS5
 

Wednesday 20th January: meeting cancelled.
 

Thursday 21st January: All Saints Church, Hillington Square, Church Lane, King’s Lynn, PE30 5AE; Fr Adrian Ling: 12.30-13.00hrs.

Time: Jan 21, 2021 12:30 PM London. Join Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2114613990?pwd=cVByQ0lUU3ZRV0FLSEJEVEszNTAxUT09

Meeting ID: 211 461 3990 Passcode: QdvMe0

Friday 22nd January: 12.30-13.00hrs. Church RCCG the Kings Glory, Pastor Ola Adegoke. Time: Jan 22, 2021 12:30 PM London. Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81550578856?pwd=bk5QMjQ4dXd4Q1lLOEtlbWpVekNWdz09
Meeting ID: 815 5057 8856 Passcode: 627839

Saturday 23rd January: 12.30-13.00hrs: King's Lynn Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Augustine Baah.

Time: Jan 23, 2021 12:30 London Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7850839267?pwd=UjFLMWpmU1ZwSXlGSC9sL2ZMRzZjdz09

Meeting ID: 785 083 9267 Passcode: 85674321

Sunday 24th January: King’s Lynn Minster (St Margaret’s Church), St Margaret’s Place, King’s Lynn PE30 5DL. Sermon by Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich. 1700-1800 hrs. Please access the prayer meeting by clicking onto the Minster website link or the Facebook link below:

https://kingslynnminster.org/       https://www.facebook.com/KingsLynnMinster/

 

Monday 25th January: 12.30-1300hrs. St Faith’s Church, Gaywood. Revd Karlene Kerr.

Time: Jan 25, 2021 12:30 PM London. Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84509418063?pwd=eTVDN0w1MFhRRlRSa3ZicUI5TE13UT09

Meeting ID: 845 0941 8063 Passcode: 975348


SUNDAY JANUARY 24th 3.30 pm.

BISHOP JONATHON'S LEAVING SERVICE

LIVE ON YOUTUBE  click on the link.

On Sunday 24 January at 3.30pm, as a diocese we will bid farewell to Bishop Jonathan. Bishop Jonathan will preach at a service which will be live streamed from Norwich Cathedral. Gathering together online we will give thanks for the many gifts Bishop Jonathan has shared with us during his time here as Bishop of Lynn and during his extensive and varied ministry in the Church. We will also send Bishop Jonathan and Rebecca away with our love and prayers and with God’s blessing for their next adventure together.
 
Due to the current restrictions, numbers in the Cathedral are very limited and so we have to restrict them to those who are taking part in leading the service. However, wherever you are in the diocese, country, or even the world, we invite you to join us online as we will live stream the service on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel. Click here to join or you can search ‘Norwich Cathedral Services’ on YouTube.

 


 

“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those

 

who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are."

Archbishop Justin Welby

 

 

Not everyone is able to attend Church or take part in our Zoom services. This is a FREE phoneline that you can call to listen to prayers and hymns and reflections at a time to suit you.


ST MARY'S CHURCH, GREAT MASSINGHAM

WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

 

We are unfortunately living in difficult times. If you find yourself for whatever reason struggling we are pleased that we are able to offer groceries and household items. These are available in the church porch for you to help yourselves. Please take care to use the hand sanitiser provided and remember the 2m social distancing rule. Donations are also most welcome and can be left in the box provided in the porch. Thank You.


CONGHAM COFFEE MORNINGS

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

when it reopens in December - or by contacting Glenis on 07787 912096.

 


HARPLEY ST LAWRENCE CHURCH

On Historic England's "AT RISK" Register

 

Historic England continue to make the case for listed places of worship as heritage in their own right, as cultural centres for communities and as faith buildings. We support the people who look after them so they can share them with their communities and make them open as places of wellbeing for people of all faiths and none.

In usual times the 14,788 listed places of worship in England provide spaces for worship as well as social and community events, allowing people to gather for a wide range of practical and spiritual reasons. They usually provide a haven for individuals needing a quiet, safe and peaceful place to take a break from daily worries, irrespective of their own beliefs or circumstances.

They will continue to accommodate celebration and grief, shared and private experiences, art, music and sculpture, toddler groups, political hustings, and self-help and addiction support sessions. These are significant spaces in which human experience has been, and continues to be, welcome.

St Lawrence Church is in significant financial need and all help is warmly welcomed.

 


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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