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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


DECEMBER  2020

Revd. Jane is still at home in the Rectory remaining indefatigable in the face of her illness and diagnosis.

Her cancer is irreversible and she gets very fatigued but she also remains very interested in all that goes on in our villages.

She is grateful to everyone for their messages of support and love and is happy for people still to contact her by phone.

 Mornings are easier for her and some days are better than others.

Please continue to hold her in your prayers.


St Nicholas Church, Christmas Day evening 2020 (photo. courtesy Carl Manning)

                                    FROM DEC. 26th 2020 we are in COVID TIER 4 LOCKDOWN.

SERVICES IN CHURCH MAY BE CANCELLED.

       PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR REGULARLY FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

 

Our Churches still welcome you for Private Prayer

 

HARPLEY, EAST WALTON, ASHWICKEN & GAYTON THORPE ARE OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER

EVERYDAY  IN DAYLIGHT HOURS

AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO HOST 

LIVE WEB SERVICES USING ZOOM.

                                                      If you have Zoom on your pc, laptop, tablet, or phone you can take part in our services.

SUNDAYS 10.50 am for 11.00 start.

( Readings are shown on the Calendar page and the Communion Service sheet is here 

                                             ALTERNATE WEDNESDAYS 3.00 pm 

If you are having trouble with the app/programme then call Steve Williamson on 01553 636413. Everything is free and all you need do is register your interest
with Steve at stephenwilliamson001@gmail.com and then click on an email link sent to you at the time of the service.

 

WE HAVE A NEW FEATURE ON THE WEB SITE WITH "VIDEOS". Look on the top banner.

Or click this link to watch a short video of We shall be TOGETHER again..

 

 and a CHRISTMAS MESSAGE from BISHOP GRAHAM for 2020.

 

 



 


 

“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those

 

who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are."

Archbishop Justin Welby

 

 

Not everyone is able to attend Church or take part in our Zoom services. This is a FREE phoneline that you can call to listen to prayers and hymns and reflections at a time to suit you.


ST MARY'S CHURCH, GREAT MASSINGHAM

WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

 

We are unfortunately living in difficult times. If you find yourself for whatever reason struggling we are pleased that we are able to offer groceries and household items. These are available in the church porch for you to help yourselves. Please take care to use the hand sanitiser provided and remember the 2m social distancing rule. Donations are also most welcome and can be left in the box provided in the porch. Thank You.


CONGHAM COFFEE MORNINGS

CAKE CREATION CELEBRATION

Enjoy some of those famous bakes at home with recipes from Congham's star baker.

Glenis put the book together during the first Lockdown

and 'The Coffee Morning Cake Book' is now on sale to support the Church.

Copies cost £5 and are available at Grimston Stores and will be available at the Old Store in Roydon

when it reopens in December - or by contacting Glenis on 07787 912096.

 


HARPLEY ST LAWRENCE CHURCH

On Historic England's "AT RISK" Register

 

Historic England continue to make the case for listed places of worship as heritage in their own right, as cultural centres for communities and as faith buildings. We support the people who look after them so they can share them with their communities and make them open as places of wellbeing for people of all faiths and none.

In usual times the 14,788 listed places of worship in England provide spaces for worship as well as social and community events, allowing people to gather for a wide range of practical and spiritual reasons. They usually provide a haven for individuals needing a quiet, safe and peaceful place to take a break from daily worries, irrespective of their own beliefs or circumstances.

They will continue to accommodate celebration and grief, shared and private experiences, art, music and sculpture, toddler groups, political hustings, and self-help and addiction support sessions. These are significant spaces in which human experience has been, and continues to be, welcome.

St Lawrence Church is in significant financial need and all help is warmly welcomed.

 


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 2020 AND PREVIOUS YEARS CHECK "THE ARCHIVED NEWS" CLICK HERE

 


 


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