There are 30 photo albums.
Christmas 2021 (11 photos)
After two years of Covid, we were so pleased to have Christmas in Church with a tree festival at Gayton St Nicholas too.
Teriffic trees and thanks to our terrific sponsors ...and decorators ... and flower arrangers.
( in no particular order)
Gayton Church ( with special thanks to John and Maryann Nash for the tree)
Gayton Goslings, Gayton CofE Academy, Guides & Rangers, Brownies & Rainbow,
Knit & Knatter, Fruit & Veg 2 U, Kyushi Wellness, Megan's Challenge,
Howard's Butchers, Advanced Water Treatment, Gayton Jubillee Hall, Smart Repair Dude,
Garside Family, Carl Manning and Crazy Bananas.
Benefice visit to Ely Sept 2019 (18 photos)
A day out in Ely for 40 of others with a guided tour of the Cathedral and time to visit the town.
Later that evening, Revd. Sue was commissioned as the Bishop of Ely's Officer for Schools' Mission in a special service of evensong with the girls choir.
East Walton History Festival 2019 (44 photos)
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. June 2019.
HC4U Summer 2017 (32 photos)
Slides from the Holiday Club 4 You organised by St Mary's Church at Great Massingham in the summer of 2017.
Thank you to Rosemary Mehers for doing this presentation.
Snowtime February 2018 (46 photos)
Snow storms covered our us on the night of 28th Feb 2018 but the next day there was sun - lighting up our Churches.
East Walton Bonfire Night 2017 (15 photos)
Every year East Walton have a marvelous bonfire and fireworks night.
And every year seems better than the last. These are photos from 2017.
Last Night of the Proms 2017 (18 photos)
The Bilton (Rugby) Silver Band performed a spectacular night of Proms music in St Botolph's Church, Grimston. It was a thrilling evening and greatly helped raise funds for the Organ refurbishment.
All photo's are courtesy of Nick Smith.
Bawsey Harvest 2017 (12 photos)
The ruins of St James' at Bawsey remain a sacred space that is still used. We continue to hold a Harvest service there usually combined with a short walk around the fields and a strawberry tea to end.
MICC (55 photos)
Music in Country Churches. A series of three fabulous concerts held in St Mary's, Great Massingham. The English Chamber Orchestra played Vivaldi on a balmy evening July 25th 2017. Carole Cerasi & James Johnstone played 2 harpsichords during a morning recital of the Brandenburg Concertos. That same evening the Skampa Quartet gave a recital including Hayden, Mozart and Beethoven.
FoSB Tractor Rally 2017 (10 photos)
Pictures from the annual Tractor Rally held on 18/06/2017 in Grimston.
Gayton School Special Service Jan 2017 (34 photos)
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.
Norwich Cathedral visit 2016 (35 photos)
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.
George Plunkett album (24 photos)
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 :
Bawsey Harvest 2016 (10 photos)
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.
" A Bit of a Do" Roydon 2016 (19 photos)
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".
More Summer Fun 2016 (7 photos)
Photo's from various summer events in 2016:
Harpley's Open Gardens and Scarecrows, Gt Massingham's fete and more.
Messy Church goes to the Beach 2016 (25 photos)
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.
FoSB Tractor Rally 2016 (42 photos)
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.
Benefice BBQ June 2016 (22 photos)
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.
Archdeacon's Charge 2016 (12 photos)
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.
Gt. Massingham Easter Flowers 2016 (17 photos)
St Mary's Church in Great Massingham was most wonderfully decorated for Easter and all thanks to everyone who arranged the flowers.
East Walton Palm Sunday 2016/2017/2018 (26 photos)
Palm Sunday is remembered with services in East Walton and Harpley Churches that feature donkeys as special guests in Church.
The Good Shepherd. 2016/17 (32 photos)
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.
Great Massingham Christmas 2015 (23 photos)
St Mary's at Great Massingham celebrates Christmas with a wonderful display of decorated and lit up Christmas Trees.
Family Service at Gayton 2015 (16 photos)
A special family service held in Gayton Church celebrating the work of Gayton School.
Our Beautiful Buildings (68 photos)
Portraits of the Churches within the benefice taken through the seasons.
Bishop Jonathan at Ashwicken. (8 photos)
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.
Harpley Arts & Crafts Festival 2015 (28 photos)
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.
FOSB Tractor Rally 2014/15 (21 photos)
"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.
Congham Fete 2015 (18 photos)
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.