Services and Prayer
Harvest Festival - Sunday 7th October
On Sunday the 7th October the churches in thew Waterside Benefice will be Celebrating Harvest. At St Catherine's in Ludham the Ludham Little Dragons parent and toddler group are joining in our family service of thanksgiving at 10.00am.
The other services are in St Mary's Hickling at 10.00am and a service at All saints' Catfield at 9.30am (this is a join service with St Nicholas Potter Heigham)
Benefice Holy Communion
4th November at All Saints' Catfield
with the Archdeacon of Norfolk - The Venerable Steven Betts preaching.
Holy Communion, represents the greatest expression of God’s love for His people. Today, when we partake of the bread and wine at Holy Communion, we are declaring that Jesus’ divine life flows in our mortal bodies and that we are forgiven and have been made righteous. Jesus’ blood gives us right standing before God, and we can go boldly into God’s presence (Hebrews 4:16). When we pray, we can be sure that God hears us! Join us for our benefice service of Holy Communion, all are welcome.
On the evening of Wednesday 10th October at 7.30pm there will be a service of Night Prayer (Compline). The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. All are welcome.
Morning and Evening Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham throughout the week. The offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are said from Common Worship: Daily Prayer, embracing the three key elements of praise, intercession and engagement with Scripture.
All are welcome to join us.
- Morning Prayer: Monday - Saturday at 8.30am
- Evening Prayer: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5.00pm
Online Daily Prayer
Click the link below to view an online copy of Morning and Evening Prayer on the Church of England website.
Ludham Little Dragons
Ludham Little Dragons parent/carers baby/toddler group meets every Friday in St Catherine's Church Room at 9.00am until 11.00am.
Julian Prayer Meeting in Hickling. Tuesday 9th Oct 10.00am (every second Tuesday in the month)
Are you drawn to Christian Contemplative Prayer and Meditation. In silent, contemplative prayer we seek to be aware of the presence of God and to remain in that presence, completely open to God. Waiting, Listening, Open here we meet with God. "All we can do in prayer is dispose ourselves. The rest is in the power of the Spirit who leads us.'" Theresa of Avila 16th C
For more information contact Zephney Kennedy Tel: 01692 598095 email: email@example.com
Focus On The Waterside Benefice
The Dioces of Norwich monthy magazine regularily focuses on a parish or benefice. In the July - August 2018 edition of The Magazine focused on the Waterside Benefice and all the good things that happen in our parishes linked with The Diocese of Norwich Mission Strategy four 'streams' of work - Listening Imagening Empowering and Celebrating. (click on the picture below to see the article)
World War One 100 Year On an Exhibition of Art to honour the dear of Catfield
During this summer a memorial exhibition to honour the dead of catfiled Village in Norfolk was held in All Saints' Church in the village. 25 men in 25 full figure drawings filled the church along with Falling Poppies by the children of Catfiled Cof E Primary School, The Stone of Remembrance by Catfield Ladies Sewing Group and other works of art including The Cross of Sacrifice a display of flowers and a long crusader sword in the church font created by Catfield Church Flower Arrangers. The whole exhibition was illustrated and described in a 24 page brochure that visitors could use to guide and describe what was to be seen in the church. This exhibition and accompanying guide book was devised by local artist Neil Smalley with the help and support of many people along the way, too many to be mentioned here.
To view some photos of the exhibition click on the button below.
St. Benet's Abbey Annual Service
St. Benet's Abbey Annual Service on Sunday 5 August 2018 with the Abbot of St Benet's, the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James. The service was led by the Prior with the Abbot preaching and prayers led by representatives of other local denominations, supported by local choirs and the North Walsham Salvation Army Band. This was a lovely service in such an ancient holy place.
Would You Like To Be More Involved In Your Local Church
All are welcome. We need musicians, readers, singers for the
choir/worship group, people who would like to pray, worship
assistants, help with buildings and maintenance. People to help
with youth and children's work, people who would like to help
with pastoral care, fundraising people.
Would you like to host a house group or fellowship group?
There are many opportunities for all.
In the first instance please get in touch with Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey
tel: 01692 678382