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ARCHIVE NEWS 2024


SATURDAY 6th JULY 2.00 pm

AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE DONKEYS

ST MARY, GT MASSINGHAM

 

Join us for tea with some miniature donkeys. You can cuddle, brush and even take them for a short walk.

Then enjoy a delicious cake with a cup of tea - and maybe a ginger nut for the donkeys. There will also be a raffle, tombola and gifts.

 


SATURDAY 6th JULY 10.30 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE AND CAKE

ST ANDREW, CONGHAM

 


 SATURDAY 29th JUNE 10.00 am

FASHION & FLOWERS

ST LAWRENCE CHURCH, HARPLEY

and "HARPLEY HORRIBLE HISTORY" TALK at 2.00 pm

An exhibition of Fashion with Flowers - refreshments available.
Then at 2.30 pm enjoy a cream tea and a talk -  "Harpley Horrible History".

SUNDAY 30th JUNE 4.00 pm

HARPLEY COMMUNITY CHOIR IN CONCERT

ST LAWRENCE CHURCH

The Choir round off the weekend with a concert of popular music.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF TIME FROM THE ORIGINAL 6.00 pm .

 


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TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, GAYTON


Talk and Slides of an Epic Long Walk by Rev'd Sue Martin. £5.00 to include a glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles. Proceeds to Gayton and Ashwicken Churches


SUNDAY JUNE 16th from 10.30 am and 1.30pm

FoSB TRACTOR RUN & COUNTRY FAYRE

MANOR FARM, GRIMSTON

The Friends of St Botolph are very pleased to announce this year's Vintage Tractor Road Run and Country Fayre.
The tractors leave at 10.30 and return at 2.30 pm with the Country Fayre starting at 1.30 pm.
There will be Vintage tractors and Farm machinery, Steam tractors, Craft stalls, Live music, BBQ, Strawberries and cream, Beer, Pimms & Refreshments.
Free entry and Parking at Manor Farm, Grimston, PE32 1BG.


SATURDAY 1st JUNE 10.30 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE AND CAKE

ST ANDREW'S, CONGHAM

 

Our next Coffee and Cake (and scones!) morning will be on Saturday 8th June from 10.30am till 12pm.
If you have any spare seedlings or cuttings please bring them for our plant 'bring and buy' stall! See you then!


SATURDAY 18th MAY 10.00 am

STALLS IN THE CHURCHYARD

ST MARY, GT MASSINGHAM.

St Mary's Church Community Food Bank are fundraising with stalls in the Churchyard.
Bric a Brac, Shoes, Clothes, Bags - a little bit of everything. Tea and Coffee available.

 

 


FRI/SAT/SUN/MONDAY 10 - 13th MAY 

QUILT EXHIBITION

ST ANDREW CHURCH, LT MASSINGHAM PE32 2JT

 

For many months, the Friends of St Andrew’s Church, Little Massingham, Norfolk and Quilts 4 Care Leavers have been working on a huge patchwork quilt project which will bring comfort to teenagers leaving the care system and at the same time help to restore a Grade I listed church on the at risk register.

 

The patchwork quilt tops will be exhibited at Little Massingham Church on Friday 10th and Saturday from 10.45 - 4.00 pm, on Sunday 12th May from 1.00 - 4.30 pm, and then, on Monday 13th May be there at 10.30 am.,
Over 50 of the quilt tops will be wrapped around the church to give it one ENORMOUS hug! More info : www.fosalm.org


 

SATURDAY MAY 11th 10.00 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE MORNING by the FoSB and FoSB AGM at 11.45 am

Home made cakes, Refreshments, Plant sale.

 

 


SATURDAY MAY 4th 10.00 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE MORNING for ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ROYDON

GRIMSTON VILLAGE HALL

SATURDAY MAY 4th 10.30 - 12.00 pm

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, CONGHAM.
Join us for our regular coffee morning in Church. Coffee and Cake just £3.50.


SATURDAY 27th APRIL 10.00 - 1.00 pm

PLANT SALE

ST NICHOLAS, GAYTON

Excellent plants at excellenr prices. Come along and enjoy a coffee and a cake as well.


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BINGO for ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ROYDON

GRIMSTON VILLAGE HALL

 

 


FRIDAY 19th APRIL 6.30pm

"MY TIME ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD"

ST ANDREW, CONGHAM

Join us for an illustrated talk by Congham adventurer, Alistair Macdonald.
£5 including a glass of wine. Reserve a seat with Helen Lilley on 01485 600153, email helenlilley@hotmail.com or pay on the door.


SATURDAY 13th APRIL 6.30pm

OMNIA VOICES in CONCERT

ST MARY, GT MASSINGHAM

 

Omnia returned to St Mary’s, Great Massingham with a beautiful concert of music spanning over 400 years.  The programme began with settings of English texts by composers including Orlando Gibbons, Bob Chilcott and Eleanor Daley, before closing with a selection of familiar folk and pop melodies including - Traditional arrangement of Danny Boy, and Lennon/McCartney’s Penny Lane.


MAUNDY THURSDAY 28th MARCH THE PILGRIM'S CROSS

The Northern Leg of Pilgrim Cross stopped at St Botolph’s Church, Grimston for lunch on Maundy Thursday on their way from

Keyworth in Nottinghamshire to Walsingham, walking approximately 120 miles over 7 days. It was lovely to welcome them.

On the occasion of Northern Leg of Pilgrim Cross’ 75th Anniversary, we pray:
 

Pilgrim God who walks with us, even when the road seems long and the ground hard beneath our feet, we give thanks for the journey.

For the songs and the silence, the tears and the laughter, the safe spaces to be who we are and for the encounters and community,

both fleeting and sustained, which remind us that we never walk alone.

We pray for all our onward journeys; for those we will walk together with, those where our paths will cross and those where our routes will diverge:

That wherever our pilgrim-paths through life lead us, we may know that we are held in the shadow of the cross,
in the light of the resurrection and in the loving hearts of one another.  Amen.


SUNDAY MARCH 24th 10.30 am and 3.00 pm

PALM SUNDAY SERVICE with the DONKEYS

ST MARY at GT MASSINGHAM and also
ST MARY, EAST WALTON

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY MARCH 23rd 11.00 - 1.00pm

CHILDREN'S EASTER CRAFTS

ST BOTOLPH'S CHURCH, GRIMASTON

Come along to the Church for this FREE event for children featuring
Children's Easter Crafts, a children's lunch and an EGG HUNT.

 

 

 

 

 

 


SUNDAY MARCH 17th 10.30 am

THANKSGIVING SERVICE 

ST MARY, GT MASSINGHAM

 

A Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing at St  Mary’s Church.

 

 

 

Recently several projects that we have been working on
have come to fruition so it seemed right to celebrate and thank God.


Wickes generously donated cupboards for our Food Bank and Robin Arbenz kindly installed them during our coldest winter months, skilfully coping with uneven floors and curving walls. Many thanks to both.

A gift of a new Lectionary, given by the family in the memory of the late Rev’d Julian Thomson, was presented by Rev’d Michael Paddison to Stephen Hudson, Church Warden.  Both gifts were dedicated to the Glory of God.

Gifts and donations from the villagers have meant we now have the long awaited toilet . New paths are in the process of being laid, but flooding of the church ground has delayed this.  We also gave thanks for the work of the Food Bank team organised by Anna.  Also the volunteers who clean, tidy and polish the church weekly and our groundsmen who all work to keep our church looking beautiful. Thank you to everyone.

(Photo's clockwise from top left :The Foodbank team led by Anna 3rd from left,,Revd Michael with Robin Arbenz and  Glen Hammond from Wickes, Revd Michael Paddison with Stephen Hudson)


SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 10 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE MORNING

ST MARY, GT MASSINGHAM

A warm welcome with coffee and delicious cakes with some Easter treats to enjoy here with us and take away.

You also have a chance of winning an Easter hamper.
 

 


Image result for lent courses 2024THURSDAY 29th FEB 7.00 pm

and then 7th, 14th and 21st March

LENT COURSE

DICKIE & ROSEMARIE BOWERS'

Starting today  a Lent Course at Orchard House, Lynn Road, Grimston and for 4 more Thursday evenings.

All are welcome to come to any one or all the evenings.


SUNDAY 17th MARCH 4.00 pm

CHORAL PASSIONTIDE SERVICE

ST BOTOLPH, GRIMSTON

 

 

 

Join us and The Corner Choir for prayers, hymns, anthems and readings followed by light refreshments.
 


SUNDAY MARCH 17th 10.30 am

THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE FOODBANK

ST MARY, GT MASSINGHAM

A special service of thanksgiving for all those who  are involved with the FoodBank here in Church.

With  a special mention for Wickes who very gerously donated the new cupboards arranged in the rear of the Church
and for Robin Arbenz who selflessly put the units together..

Coffee will be served after the service.

 


Split Pea, Ham & Vegetable Soup With Garlic Bread Recipe - Taste.com.auSATURDAY MARCH 16th 12.00 pm

LENT LUNCH

ST LAWRENCE, HARPLEY

A Lent Lunch of soup, bread and cheese in Harpley Church raising funds for the Bishop's Lent Appeal.
 


imageFRIDAY 15th MARCH 6.00 pm

"LITTLE KNOWN TREASURES ..."

ST ANDREW, LT MASSINGHAM

 

The Friends of St Andrew’s Church Little Massingham - FOSALM.org, will be holding its first 2024 event at the Church on Friday 15th March. Drinks at 6.00 pm and the talk begins at 6.30pm. The early evening talk “Little Known Treasures in Norfolk Churches”, will be given by author and Arts Society lecturer, John Vigar. John will be delighted to sign copies of his books which will be on sale. 
This is a FREE EVENT with a retiring collection.


SATURDAY 3 rd MARCH 10.30 - 12.00pm

COFFEE AND CAKE

ST ANDREW, CONGHAM


Our building work is almpost complete so we are happy to invite you along to the first coffee morning of 2024. It will ne lovely to see you all again.

 


World Day Of PrayerFRIDAY 1st MARCH 2.00 pm

WORLD DAY of PRAYER

POTT ROW METHODIST CHAPEL

Everyone is welcome to join in with the service of informed prayer.

There is more about the day at www.wwdp.org.uk

 


SUNDAY 18th FEBRUARY 11.00 - 4.00 pm

LAMBING YARD OPEN DAY

ABBEY FARM EAST WALTON PE32 1PP

Back by popular demand, we are opening the lambing yard to visitors once again.

See lambing "live" - feed the lambs - hear a talk from farmer Bill - sit in a tractor etc. Refreshments avaialble.

Donations at the gate for St Mary's Church, East Walton

 


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