Photos

There are 20 photo albums.

Gayton School Special Service Jan 2017
Within the benefice there are 5 schools and 4 of these are Church of England Schools. A great deal of work takes place in all our schools to introduce the children to the beginnings of Faith. Each School has special services within their own Parish Church and these photo's celebrate the children's work during a special service held in January 2017.

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Norwich Cathedral visit 2016
The Benefice had a day out to Norwich Cathedral on Oct 1st 2016. Forty One traveled by coach to have a special guided tour followed by lunch in Priors' Hall. Later a couple of hours of free time for looking around the city before home.

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George Plunkett album
George Plunkett was born in 1913 in Norwich. He acquired a 'box' camera in 1931 and started building a photographic survey of Norwich. Aware of its limitations, he replaced it the following year with an Ensign Carbine number 7 which lasted the rest of his life. This was a very professional camera which had a 'rising front': the lens can be moved parallel to the film to include tops of buildings without tipping the camera backwards. This helps keep parallel the vertical edges of buildings, instead of them appearing to converge. He developed and printed over 1000 rolls of black and white film himself, arranging the contact-sized prints in albums according to subject matter or street name.
We are very grateful that his son, Jonathan, has allowed us to include these high detailed photographs of our Churches, that were taken between 1952 and 1995.
There are many more old photographs of Norwich and Norfolk to be seen on the web site :
http://www.georgeplunkett.co.uk/Website/index.htm

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Bawsey Harvest 2016
St James, Bawsey lies in ruins but is still a place of worship as we enjoy a harvest service, followed by a country walk and strawberry tea.

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" A Bit of a Do" Roydon 2016
Roydon's annual "Bit of a Do" gets better every year. Look out for the Winner of the "Best 6 Legs" and "Rockin' with the Rector".

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More Summer Fun 2016
Photo's from various summer events in 2016:
Harpley's Open Gardens and Scarecrows, Gt Massingham's fete and more.

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Messy Church goes to the Beach 2016
Each year Messy Church has a trip to the beach for children and their carers. Sun, sea and sand and just good times with games and a picnic as well.

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FoSB Tractor Rally 2016
The Friends of St Botolph's annual Tractor Rally was a huge success. After a grey week the sun put in an appearance and so did the crowds. A perfect day.

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Benefice BBQ June 2016
Held on the day of the Queen's official 90th birthday, our first Benefice BBQ was a great success. A warm afternoon, a cool drink and a tasty burger and good company.
How many faces do you recognise here?
Thanks to Lindsey Tibble & Jan Willson for taking the photographs.

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Archdeacon's Charge 2016
The Archdeacon's charge helps raise funds for our Churches and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. It is a fun run/walk and this year was held at Sandringham by kind permission of Her majesty the Queen in this her 90th Birthday year. Harpley Church were very involved. All photo's are courtesy of Rosemary Mehers.

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Gt. Massingham Easter Flowers 2016
St Mary's Church in Great Massingham was most wonderfully decorated for Easter and all thanks to everyone who arranged the flowers.

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East Walton Palm Sunday 2016
Palm Sunday is remembered with services in East Walton and Harpley Churches that feature donkeys as special guests in Church.

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The Good Shepherd. 2016/17
Every year a Lambing Day is organised by the Lewis family of Abbey Farm, East Walton. Families are welcome to come and see new born lambs in the lambing sheds with the possibility of seeing one born and perhaps even a chance to bottle feed a lamb. The event is free but any money raised goes to help St Mary's Church in the village.

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Great Massingham Christmas 2015
St Mary's at Great Massingham celebrates Christmas with a wonderful display of decorated and lit up Christmas Trees.

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Family Service at Gayton 2015
A special family service held in Gayton Church celebrating the work of Gayton School.

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Our Beautiful Buildings
Portraits of the Churches within the benefice taken through the seasons.

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Bishop Jonathan at Ashwicken.
The Rt. Revd. Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn visits the new Ashwicken School and blesses all who study, work and are connected with the School.

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Harpley Arts & Crafts Festival 2015
Harpley had a magnificent Festival of Home Grown Talent with Artists, Photographers, Knitters, Quilters, glass artists, mosaics, wood turners & more. A "Bake Off" with Mary Berry (was that?) and a regal visitation! There was masses to do - and cake to eat - and lots of smiles. The evidence is here.

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FOSB Tractor Rally 2014/15
"The Friends of St Botolphs" organise an annual Tractor Rally to help raise funds for their Church at Grimston . These pictures cover the years 2014/15.

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Congham Fete 2015
The World Snail racing Championship takes place at Congham every summer. A great time is had with a variety of traditional village fun and games. There is a band, bar & BBQ. What more could you want? A raffle - got that too.
Later this summer there was "Tea with a difference" with a talk about the Congham kneelers.

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