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


From this month's Church Registers

19/06/2019 Funeral St Botolph, Grimston Robert Henry Edwards
19/05/2019 Funeral Mintlyn Ivan Frank Baker of Grimston
30/05/2019 Funeral St Nicholas, Gayton Baby Jasper Cragg
18/05/2019 Wedding St Lawrence, Harpley Daniel John Moncaster

13/05/2019

Funeral

St Nicholas, Gayton

Phyllis Buffham

08/05/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Rita Blandford

02/05/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Paul Gilbert of Grimston

28/04/2019

Baptism`

St Nicholas, Gayton

Samuel David Legood

27/04/2019 Wedding St Lawrence, Harpley David James Hunter & Rachel Mary Louise Symington
11/04/2019 Funeral St Andrew, Congham Henry Michael Elwes
7/04/2019 Baptism St Lawrence, Harpley Maisie Elizabeth Pitcher
2/04/2019 Funeral Mintlyn Sarah Frances Male of Congham
24/03/2019 Baptism St Botolph, Grimston Oscar George Ess
18/03/2019 Funeral Mintlyn Arthur Symonds of Grimston
16/03/2019 Baptism All Saints, Ashwicken Zoey Elizabeth Dack
14/03/2019 Funeral All Saints, Ashwicken Patrick Woodbine
13/03/2019 Funeral St Botolph, Grimston Shirley Hone
04/03/2019 Funeral St Mary, Gt Massingham Enid Gooch
03/03/2019 Baptism St Nicholas, Gayton Tyler James Matthews

12/03/2019

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

David Splude

24/02/2019 Baptism St Botolph, Grimston Eliza Emily Kathryn Reynolds

21/02/2019

Funeral

St Mary, Gt Massingham

Derek Drewey

10/02/2019

Baptism 

St Nicholas, Gayton

Alice Elizabeth Earl

10/02/2019

Baptism

St Nicholas, Gayton

William Joseph Earl

08/02/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Jeanne Howlett

08/02/2019

Funeral

Mintlyn

Brian Phillips of Gayton

03/02/2019

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Scarlett Ivy Spragg

04/01/2019 Funeral St Andrews, Lt Massingham

Frances Duncan

04/01/2019

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Jacqueline Kent

30/12/2019

Baptism

All Saints, Ashwicken

Jack Robert Mark Twite

27/12/2018

Funeral

All Saints, Ashwicken

Kathleen Taylor

21/12/2018

Funeral

St Lawrence, Harpley

Nigel Groome

28/11/2018

Funeral

St Botolph, Grimston

Wilfred Smith

17/11/2018

Baptism

St Botolph, Grimston

Douglas Versteeg

An archive of previous month's entries in the Church Registers is on the  "From the Church Registers" page


Summer Fun

EAST WALTON LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL

Check the photo album for more pictures click here.

East Walton's history came alive with Saxons, Vikings, Romans, Medieval people, Tudors, Napoleonic soldiers and Second World War re-enactments along with a variety of stalls and a fabulous cakes tent. It was a celebration to mark the end of a great deal of refurbishment work done on the Church with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Churches Trust and further support from The Norfolk Churches Trust, The Round Tower Society, The Garfield Weston Foundation, and The Geoffrey Watling Charity.

St Mary's, Great Massingham... Thanks to everyone at HC4U. A great time was head by children and helpers alike.

Acting out "THE GOOD SAMARITAN" here was great fun.

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All Saints, Roydon.... "A Bit of a Do" was also great fun, especially with the "Dancing Dog"

and it was the Snails who stole the Day at Congham's Fete. Grimston's Tractor Rally was glorious.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Mark Scase for the snail racing photo.

Congham Fete. Dire weather predictions for the day of Congham Fete earlier in the week proved incorrect - almost!  Fortunately for stall holders and visitors alike it was fine, until a heavy downpour sent everyone scurrying for shelter towards the end of the afternoon. But the rain was shortlived and we were able to wind up proceedings ( and run the final of the Snailracing) in dry conditions.  Once again the Scouts did a sterling job in marshalling all the traffic.  The Fete committee is very grateful to them for a wonderful job.  Thanks also to everyone who donated books, games, DVDs etc, bottles, cakes and  prizes for the Grand Draw including Congham Hall, The Anvil Inn, Three Horseshoes, G and L Homes, Chris Rust, Petals Tea Room in Dersingham, The Old Stores in Roydon and Congham Vineyard.The fete was a wonderful community event benefitting several local organisations. Holly Meadows Youth Football Club presented their Sporting Challenge and HFLL ran a 'Hook a Duck' game. Our special Charity this year was West Norfolk Young Carers who brought a range of activities for children and raised awareness of the important work they do.King's Lynn Ukelele Club opened the musical entertainments, raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.  They were followed by Ian Woodward, who continued 'singing in the rain' with a range of music and donated his 'fee' to West Norfolk Breast Care Nurses. Thanks go to Trevor Barlow of the Union Jack for running the bar. We are very grateful to IBA Insurance Services for sponsoring the Snailracing and to Stebbings Car Centre for sponsoring the music.Overall proceeds for St Andrew's Church Congham were £3,038. Thank you everyone!

WALKING THROUGH OUR PARISHES. On June 1st we did the first of our walks starting at East Walton and travelling through the fields of barley up to the piggeries. What an interesting time with an outline of pig farming , a regular part of farm life here in Norfolk.

On the hottest day of June, the 29th,  we walked around Harpley finishing with a scruptious tea in David's marvellous garden. The more stylish amongst us equipped themselves with a very fashionable parasol. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Our next walk on July13th started at Ashwicken Church with Revd. Sue Martin and ended with tea in The Old Coach House garden at the finish, t
hanks to Anne & Andy Parker.

On the 18th August we finished our Walks with a small Harvest service in the ruins of St James at Bawsey and then a lovely walk around the fields before stopping for another wonderful picnic with cakes and scones and French macaroons in anothe wonderful garden at Caroline's house.


CONGRATULATIONS on CONFIRMATION

APRIL 1st at NORTH WOOTTON CHURCH

We especially welcome Craig, Daniel and Hannah to our Church family as they are confirmed by the Bishop of Lynn. 

 

JUNE 19th at GREAT MASSINGHAM CHURCH

We welcome Brian Higby, Joanne and Rhiannon and Tegan and Cody Foster and David Mallows.

 


SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 19.30 pm

"LAST NIGHT of the PROMS" BILTON SILVER BAND

ST BOTOLPH'S CHURCH, GRIMSTON

Doors open at 18.45 pm, so do come along and join in the fun with great music and singing. 

The Bilton Silver Rugby Band has agreed to come and give us a rousing "Last Night of the Proms".

Tickets are £10.00 and include punch and nibbles. Available from David Ellis 01553 674286 or from Joy Smith.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th

BENEFICE COACH TRIP to ELY CATHEDRAL

Coach trip to Ely Wednesday September 25th - cost is £15 . . . Pick ups from Grimston Surgery 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 


THURS. SEPT. 26th 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.


SATURDAY 28th. SEPTEMBER

GT. MASSINGHAM HARVEST SUPPER

THE VILLAGE HALL

The Harvest supper will be in the Village Hall and will have a "Bread & Cheese" based buffet followed by a Ceilidh. Last year was wonderful and this year will be just as good if not better. We were also lucky to have many wonderful puddings made and donated to us. If you can do one this year we would be extremely grateful. Please call Anna 520196 or Margaret 520135 if you are able to help. Thank You.


 

 

 

 

 

 


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