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ARCHIVE NEWS 2022


SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 10- 12 am

COFFEE MORNING & OPEN TOWER

ST BOTOLPH, GRIMSTON

The Friends of St Botolph invite you to a Coffee Morning with tea, coffee, cakes a Bring & Buy and a Raffle.

The Tower will be open with the fabulous team of St Botolph's Bellringers.

 

 

 

 


SUNDAY SEPT 11th 3.00 pm

PARISH WALK

BAWSEY - ST JAMES RUINS

Parking at the farm.

 

 

 

Our Parish Walks in Congham,Harpley and Bawsey have been a great success. Thanks to everyone involved and especially for the tea and cakes afterwards. The photo shows the ruins of St James, Bawsey were we held a short Harvest service at the start of the walk.


Rt Revd Graham Usher,SATURDAY SEPT. 10th 9 - 5 pm

SPONSORED BIKE RIDE or WALK

NORFOLK CHURCHES OPEN TO WELCOME VISITORS

 

More information at : https://norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk/bike-ride-walk/

Last year we raised an amazing £130,000.  Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Bike Ride – we hope you had a great day out and enjoyed visiting our wonderful churches.

Since the Bike Ride started over 30 years ago, we have raised over £4million! A tremendous effort by everyone who has taken part. 

And don’t forget the competitions that we run including The Prince of Wales certificate for the individual who raises the most money and the Wall of Fame for the most churches visited. 


SAT. SEPTEMBER 10th 10.30 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE MORNING

ST ANDREW'S, CONGHAM

 

Another in the series of coffee mornings in Church.

Excellent coffee and cake for £3.50


THURSDAY SEPT 8th 9.00 am 2022

DAY TRIP TO BURY ST EDMUNDS

 

 

At long last we are able to follow on with our wonderful trips to Norwich and then Ely cathedrals with an organised coach trip to Bury St Edmunds. Cost will be £15.00.
Coach journey and guided tour of the cathedral. Light lunch in the Pilgrim' Kitchen within the Cathedral. Quiche with new potatoes and salad £7.00. Tea/coffee £2 - or bring your own packed lunch.
The afternoon is free to explore the town.
We meet at Hudson's Fen in Pott Row (  PE32 1BY) where cars can be left. The coach will leave at 9.00 am - do not be late.
The coach returns at 4.00 pm to arrive back at about 5.00pm.
Reserve your place now and call Rosemarie Bowers 01485 600485 or Joy Smith 01485 600402.


SAT. 3rd SEPT. 10 - 4.00 - SUN. 4th 12-4.00 pm

FREE EXHIBITION -THE ART OF DEREK STEELE

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, EAST WINCH

 

Retrospective exhibition of artwork by Derek Steele.

While clearing out Derek’s studio, a large number of works, mainly watercolours, have come to light. These will be exhibited in All Saints Church, East Winch, on Saturday 3rd September from 10-4, and Sunday 4th September from 12-4. Proceeds of sale will be divided equally between Fauna and Flora International and the church. Works include local landscapes, flowers, and some imaginary pictures. Come and see!


Summer fun at St Mary’s.


Tuesday afternoons throughout August we really are having a summer of fun!


We have a wide selection of activities ranging from archery to arts & crafts with I think the water themed play being by far the favourite especially with the very warm weather we have experienced.
I have to especially thank Jasmine for her wonderful face painting, every week she has had a continuous queue of children waiting to be transformed into all kinds of characters ranging from Unicorns to dinosaurs.
These afternoons are very well attended with up to 30 children some weeks.
We really hare enjoying hosting these afternoons & love seeing the children enjoy themselves. It also gives parents, grandparents & carers a chance to have a catch up & chat. With the lovely weather they are able to sit & watch their children pla
y.
It isn’t possible without the helpers, Jenny, Angie, June, Maria & Julian. A big thank you to you all.
Anna


 

 

 



BATS IN THE BELFREY

FRIDAY 12th AUGUST

ST MARY'S CHURCH, GAYTON THORPE

An evening talk on bats with Phil Parker who is bringing along infrared cameras to help show the bats in flight.


SAT. AUGUST 6th 10.30 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE MORNING

ST ANDREW'S, CONGHAM

 

Another in the series of coffee mornings in Church.

Excellent coffee and cake for £3.50


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SAT 30th/SUNDAY 31st JULY 10.30 - 5.00 pm

FLOWER FESTIVAL

St Lawrence Church, Harpley

Stunning arrangements, a raffle and refreshments.


MONDAY 18th JULY

CONFIRMATION

ST LAWRENCE, HARPLEY

 

On the hottest day of the year (so far) the Right Reverand Dr Jane Steen - the Bishop of Lynn -

conducted a Service of Confirmation in Harpley Church.

She and Revd Judith and the congregation of  family, friends and supporters welcomed those being confirmed into the Church.

 

Congratulations to Herbie Winston Stanley Gray and Mossy Earl Clayton Gray

and to Oliver David Price and Charlie Terry Price and Lucy Jane Price.

May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith, that you may be rooted and grounded in love and bring forth the fruit of the Spirit.


SATURDAY 2nd JULY 10.30 - 12.00 pm

COFFEE MORNING

ST ANDREW'S, CONGHAM

 

The Coffee Morning held at St Andrew's Congham on May 7th raised £112.50 for church funds. 

Many thanks to all those who came along.

No Coffee and cake morning in June because we will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 


 SUNDAY JUNE 19th from 10.30 am

TRACTOR RUN & COUNTRY FAYRE

MANOR FARM, GRIMSTON PE32 1BG

The Friends of St Botolph are delighted to announce the return of the Country Fayre and Tractor Run.

The Tractors set off at 10.30 to Gt Massingham and return at 2.30pm.

The Country Fayre starts at 1.30 pm with vintage tractors and farm machinery.

Live Music, BBQ, Strawberries and Cream, Beer, - Pimms -refreshments and a variety of craft stalls and games.


Image result for kavolini string quartetTHURSDAY JUNE 2nd 7.00 pm

JUBILEE CONCERT & BEACON LIGHTING

ST BOTOLPH, GRIMSTON

 

There will be a concert in St Botolph's Church (as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations) given by the Kavolini String Quartet.

The concert will comprise a programme of popular classical and modern music, with an interval during which drinks and canapes will be available.

This should end around 9.15 pm followed by Beacon Lighting at 9.45pm in the churchyard

Tickets £12, discounted £10 for FOSB members. 

Tickets can be reserved by leaving a message on 01485 600088and will be on sale on the door on the night.


The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich’s Prayer for the Jubilee.

Christ our King, we come in gratitude for our Queen whose long, extraordinary reign has deliberately mirrored your service through a life of visible self-giving.

As we thank you for Elizabeth, - our beloved Servant Queen - we acknowledge her tireless devotion to country and to Commonwealth, while rejoicing at the special place which Norfolk has in her heart.

Thank you for her calm and constancy, her humour and humanity, her steadying words and unifying signs, her grace and strength and resilience.

Protect her, we pray, O Christ, and enfold her with your enduring love for, prized above the rubies in her crown, she is more precious to us than platinum itself. Amen.

 


SATURDAY 14th MAY 10.00 -12.00pm

COFFEE MORNING hosted by The Friends of St Botolph's

ST BOTOLPH CHURCH, GRIMSTON

Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Bring & Buy, Plant Stall, Raffle

Thanks to everyone who attended - an amazing £540.60 was raised.


SATURDAY  MAY 7th 10.30 - 1.00pm

GIANT PLANT SALE

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, GAYTON

 


SATURDAY MAY 7th 10.30 - 12.00pm

COFFEE & CAKE

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, CONGHAM

 

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Coffee Morning at Congham Church on April 2nd. 
An amazing total of £382 was raised for the DEC Ukraine Appeal.

Our next Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 7th May between 10.30am and 12pm.  Coffee and Cake £3.50. Proceeds for the church.

Look forward to seeing you then!


 


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