News & Notices

Gt. Massingham

Mary & the Angel Gabriel

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

"I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people." Luke 2.10


RED NOTES :

St Mary, Great Massingham ....Heating. We have had a problem in the cold weather with very inefficient heating in church. We have just completed this project with new overhead heaters and two mobile heaters which are much more efficient. This should reduce our very large electric bill (over 600 pounds so far this year). Our insurance so far this year is over 800 pounds. We have had the electrical installation inspected recently as per regulations. The report showed this to be unsatisfactory with several areas with faults. We have addressed several faults including a serious earthing fault , new switching gear and wiring faults. So far we have paid out:- Inspection and report  £780.00, 2x mobile heaters 3Kw  £1017.00, Overhead heaters   £2550.00, Various rewiring and repairs  £1729.00, Totalling £6076.00.This has severely depleted the fabric funds which we have been accumulating for any repairs.The inspection has thrown up some more faults on our lighting circuit. There are two faults on the south lighting circuit and organ . The wiring is fabric covered rubber insulation which is breaking down and in the conduit is a potential fire hazard. The lights were switched on in 1928 and the wiring (except for the chandeliers which are much more recent)  is from that era.The cost of rewiring this circuit is   £2475.00 plus vat and the north lighting circuit which will need replacing but is not showing any faults will cost £1395.00 plus vatThe chancel has two lights which need replacing also the old wiring. To replace the wiring and provide four new lights £1920.00 plus vat.These jobs are high level and need scaffolding which is included in the price.These are jobs that need doing urgently and any donations towards this project will be very gratefully received We are very grateful for a donation of £1000.00 from the Brun family. This is much appreciated. Stephen Hudson, Churchwarden


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 2019 AND PREVIOUS YEARS CHECK "THE ARCHIVED NEWS" CLICK HERE


BELL RINGING DAY AUGUST 2019

The bell tower was open at Grimston Church and Mike Harding and his team gave us a demonstration of Bell Ringing.

You can read more about the day and our bell ringers on a dedicated page. click here.

 

 

 

 


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th

BENEFICE COACH TRIP to ELY CATHEDRAL

Coach trip to Ely Wednesday September 25th - cost is £15 . . . Pick ups from Pott Row play area PE32 1BP, where cars can be parked, at 10am and Massingham Shop at 10.15am to travel to Ely Cathedral for a guided tour at 12 noon lasting an hour. At lunch time - choice of taking our own sandwiches etc or enjoying one of the delightful eateries very close to the Cathedral.
The afternoon is our own choice . . . but we shall need to be back at the Cathedral for 4pm prompt pick up, returning home by 5pm!

Wow, I cannot wait!!! Look forward to seeing you - tickets will be available very shortly. Any queries give me a call on 01485 600485, Rosemarie Bowers 

You can see photo's from the day including Revd. Sue's commissioning by clicking here.


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COFFEE & CAKE

ST. ANDREW'S , CONGHAM

 


October Coffee and Cake at Congham Coffee and Cake at Congham will be back to the usual first Saturday in the month in October. The date will be Saturday 5th October and the time is between 10.30am - 12pm. The place is St Andrew's Church. All welcome to enjoy delicious cakes and conversation! Rumour has it there may be scones!!!! £3 per person- free refills of coffee! We look forward to seeing you. Glenis, Janet, Hilary, and Helen.


WEDNESDAY 9th OCTOBER 10.00 - 2.30 pm

QUIET DAY

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, CONGHAM

Revd. Judith is leading a quiet day and you would be welcome to join us for all, or any part of the day.

Bring a picnic lunch. Tea & coffee provided. Please contact Betty Ellis on 01553 674286 to book or register your interest.


THURS. OCT. 31st 7.30 - 9.00 pm

"LIVING ON A PRAYER"

POTT ROW VILLAGE HALL

 

A series of 6 talks on "THE LORD'S PRAYER" on the last Thursday of the months of May, June, July, September, October and November.


TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER 7.00pm

BINGO

POTT ROW VILLAGE HALL

All are very welcome. Donations for prizes would also be most welcome. Please contact Jackie on 01485 600353 if you can help. Thank You.


WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 7.00 pm

WELCOME BISHOP GRAHAM

THE MINSTER, KING'S LYNN

 

On September 11th we were very pleased to welcome Bishop Graham as he visited the Lynn Deanery and particularly as he joined a few of us for tea at the Gayton Rectory. There is an opportunity for everyone to see him as he is officially welcomed as Bishop of Norwich at a special service at King's Lynn Minster.


 

 


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