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Gt. Massingham
Mary & the Angel Gabriel








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

From this month's Church Registers

04/01/2019 Funeral St Andrews/ Lt Massingham

Frances Duncan



St Botolph, Grimston

Jacqueline Kent



All Saints, Ashwicken

Jack Robert Mark Twite



All Saints, Ashwicken

Kathleen Taylor



St Lawrence, Harpley

Nigel Groome



St Botolph, Grimston

Wilfred Smith



St Botolph, Grimston

Douglas Versteeg

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

Red Notes .......................

St Mary's Great Massingham ....SHOEBOX APPEAL 2018







St. Andrew's, Little Massingham Roof Appeal....St. Andrew's Church has been targetted by lead thieves, once again, and is appealing for support in raising funds to replace the roof. The roof was replaced back in 2006 and was first attacked by lead thieves back in 2014. Since then there has been a further attack and then this January 2017, another attempt was made to steal the lead from over the North Aisle. The thieves abandoned the building but completely damaged the roof. The lead is there and can be sold but the cost of replacement is huge. Thanks go to all those involved who helped to secure the building and prevent further damage. Special thanks to Neil from "Top Speck" who was just wonderful. He called in "favours" and between them all they got the rolled lead down and in his trailer and off to the scrap merchants. They managed to get tarpaulins on both roofs to make it as watertight as possible.

 Pictures of the damage are courtesy of Stephen Hudson.

The cost of the repairs is frightening but every penny will help. You can see various ways to donate via the web site click here. If you use BTdonate, then add LM Roof in the message area and that donation will be allocated specifically to the roof appeal.

A special service for the Benefice to support St Andrews Church is being planned and there will be further fund raising appeals. The work needed gets ever more urgent and your help will be much appreciated. Thank You.

St Mary's, East Walton.     Congratulations everyone in East Walton. We are delighted to inform you that we have been Image result for heritage lottery fundawarded a huge Heritage Lottery Fund grant to enable urgent work to be undertaken to preserve our Church for generations to come. Stage 1 is complete and we are now appealing for funds for Stage 2. Many thanks to The Heritage Lottery Fund who are elping make all this work possible.


Don't forget our own village Lottery. There have been lots of monthly winners. Rachael, Rachel, Laurence, Anne, Chrissie and Rosie. A great way to help towards the Church for £5 a month. See Maureen for details.

 FEBRUARY 2nd 10.30 - 12.00 pmCoffee, Drink, Cup, Chocolate, Food



Did you miss out on Coffee and Cake in January?

The first of Congham's regular coffee morning of 2019. £3 for coffee and cake - no charge for refills of coffee! We look forward to seeing you there and if you haven't been before you will be especially welcome. Glenis, Hilary and Helen.

SUNDAY 17th FEB 11 am - 4 pm




Come and see all about lambing. Lambs are being born inside our barns and see all our other animals too. Easy free parking and refreshments. You might even be able to bottle feed a pet lamb.

FRIDAY MARCH 1st 2.00 pm



This year's service is written by the women of Suriname in South America. We are reminded that we have responsibilities in caring for this wonderful world we live in, with its vast rainforests and wealth of resources. Suriname asks us to pray for conservation and protection of wildlife, through an awareness of pollution, misuse and abuse, as well as for the situation in Suriname and concerns for the future. This is not simply a day for women, but for everyone who cares about our world and those who live in it. ( Men are very welcome to come along - don't be shy)



"Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning." Joel 2. 12

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent – which is the period of self-restraint and abstention for Christians prior to Easter.
It marks the first day of fasting, repentance, prayer and self-control. Luxury or rich foods such as meat and dairy are often avoided by those taking part in Lent.
Abstention from personal “bad habits” such as watching television or eating too much sugar is also commonly practised.

During church services, clergy use ashes burned at the previous year’s Palm Sunday mixed with holy water or olive oil to mark a cross on a worshipper’s forehead as a sign of repentance.
This is to signify the Biblical passage in Genesis 3:19: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return.”
Although Lent lasts for six weeks, Sundays are not included as they are considered a day for worship and rest.
There are special services for Ash Wednesday at St Lawrence, Harpley Church at 9 am. and at St Botolph, Grimston at 7.00pm.


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