Services and Prayer
Benefice Holy Communion
Sunday 1st July at 10.00 am
St Mary's Church, Hickling
July Benefice Holy Communion will be at St Mary's in Hickling, there will be a guest preacher The Reverend Canon Keith James Canon for Continuing Ministerial Development Norwich Diocese.
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.
Julian Prayer Meeting in Hickling 19th June 10.00am
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flower Festival Weekend at All Saints' Church, Catfiled
Flower Festival Weekend at All Saints' Church Catfield with flower arrangements based on the theme of The Silver Screen. Come along between 10am and 4pm on the 23rd & 24th June. There will be vintage tractors, a sale of plants, books, bric-a-brac, jams and Cakes. Also a raffle and tombola stall plus an open garden at Catfield Old Rectory.
There is a Treasure Hunt for children and refreshements all weekend, make a date to come to this great family day out.
A Ceilidh Barn Dance in a Boatyard with "The Occasional Ceilidh Band"
This takes place on Saturday 23rd June from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. A Barn Dance in a boatyard! This will be in Hunters Boat Shed at the bottom of Horsefen Road and will launch the 2018 Broads Sailing Festival which is centred on Hunters Yard the following day. In the boatsheds on Saturday night we plan to have a licensed bar, supper and dancing to the music of "The Occasional Ceilidh Band" Food is included in the ticket price of £15 per person, and admission is by ticket only, available in advance from Ludham Butchers or from David Frost on 07981 002144
Broads Sailing Festival and Charity Auction
This all takes place on Sunday 24th June from 10am to 5pm, with the aim of promoting Broads Sailing Holidays and day sails for visitors and locals alike. Ludham's two sailing yards, Hunters and Swallowtail, will be open to visitors and will showcase the yachts and half deckers of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Yacht Owners Association which includes the fleets of Eastwood Whelpton and Martham Boatbuilding Development Co. Other visitors will include "Dads Boats" and "The Nancy Oldfield Trust" which offers sailing experiences for people with disabilities. During your day you will be able to enjoy taster sails on the river, and with yachts to see and explore, refreshments, stalls, games and live music, we hope the events will offer fun and interest for all ages. The Charity Auction takes place at Little Holland on Horesfen Road at 12 noon, bring your cash or cheque book, plus, sealed bids can be submitted in advance. Event Parking (£5) on Sunday 24th June will be available at Manor Farm in Staithe Road and a free ferry will be operating between Hall Common Farm and Little Holland where The Friends of St. Catherine's will have Tea, Coffee and Refreshments For Sale , together with musical entertainment. Bring your family and friends for a fabulous evening on Saturday and an all day event on Sunday.
World War One 100 Years On! - A Memorial Exhibition by Neil Smalley
An exhibition to commemorate the lives of twenty five men from Catfield. Norfolk who died during the First World War and are named on the memorial by All Saints' Church in Catfield. 25 full size drawings of these brave men along with four other works including 'Stone of Remembrance', Falling Poppies by the children of Catfield School, Cross of Sacrifice, Ascension and Eucharist 1918 - Field Communion Case.
This exhibition of artwork and words by Neil Smalley will be on show at All Saints' Church in Catfield from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 5th August between 10.00am and 5.00pm each day.
A colour brochure to accompany the exhibition is on sale at Catfield Crown, Catfield Store & Post office, Ludham Butchers and Century Printers in Stalham.
All Saints' Church in Catfield from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 5th August between 10.00am and 5.00pm each day.
Helen Middleton retires as Reader in the Benefice
On Sunday 29th April the Waterside Benefice celebrated the ministry of Helen Middleton as Reader. Helen is retiring as reader after many years serving in the benefice. The service held at St Mary in Hickling was a joyous occasion with choir, scratch band and the presentation of gifts and flowers to Helen.
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
Take a look at some photographs from past events and services on our photo galleries, click on the link below.