A warm welcome to any visitors who may be with us this weekend; we hope you have an enjoyable time in beautiful North Norfolk. You are welcome to stay for coffee after our weekend Masses and meet some of our parishioners.
We again welcome Fr Peter Brown to the parish and thank him for celebrating our weekend Masses over the last fortnight.
Please note: tomorrow’s Eucharistic Service (Bank Holiday Monday) is at
Assisted Dying Bill Postcards. These cards are available at the back of the church. On 11th September 2015 a very important debate will be taking place in the House of Commons on a Private Members Bill to legalise assisted suicide. We are urged by Archbishop Peter Smith, Chairman to the Dept. of Christian Responsibility & Citizenship, to consider the message on the cards and make contact with our local MP. He suggests we also give these cards to colleagues and friends. We need to play our part and ACT NOW by making our views known. So please take some cards and use them to support what we believe to be right.
Riverside Service – ”Songs of Praise” (arranged by the local churches) is at Hoveton Staithe this afternoon, Sunday 30th August at 3.30 pm. Do join us to boost our Christian witness. Bring family and friends along. If it rains the service will move to St Helen’s.
Safari Supper – Saturday 5th September, at 6.30 pm. Our church will be providing the dessert. Tickets: cost – adults £7.50; under 12s £5.00.
The Norfolk Churches Trust is reminding us that it is time to think about the Sponsored Bike Ride & Walk, on Saturday 12th September. So, to help, through the Churches Trust, continue to preserve our beautiful churches in Norfolk, get sponsored for each building you visit or make a donation. Information & Sponsor/Donation forms in the porch at North Walsham or go online to: norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk/sponsored-bike-ride
The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Sunday 6th September, Reception of Flags starting at 11.30am at the Shrine. Please see the poster in the church for further details. l
The Diocesan Newspaper for September is in church porches. FREE.
The Senior Citizens Group will not be meeting on Monday as it is the Bank Holiday Monday.
Fundraising for World Youth Day: Kerry and Lauren’s last book sale takes place today after Mass at North Walsham. However, they will be having cake sales in September, a silent auction in October and selling Christian loom bands every fortnight. Please do support them – they’re working really hard to get to Krakaw!
We have received the Summer Newsletter, a ‘thank you’ to the parish and list of future requirements, from Cromer & District Foodbank, now on display on the noticeboard. Please check the items they most need.
Support Cambodia. If you would like to ‘Support Cambodia’ in a practical way, as a ‘one-off’ or on a regular/occasional basis please contact Bob Maidment on 01263 577784. Ways you can help include: providing cakes or produce for sale, helping at events, holding a coffee morning, making a financial donation or setting up a Standing Order. We also need empty ‘Bon Maman’ jam jars with the distinctive red/white lids to use for a new collecting scheme planned for the autumn. (NB: no other jam jars please!)
Many parishioners contribute generously to Support Cambodia and the Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued and much-valued support. More information on the above number or on our Facebook page.
Changes in the Church timetable for the coming week: do check times/services on the back page. NB: 10am Eucharist Service on Monday. 9.30am Mass is on Saturday 5th September.
We pray for Irene Harrison who died last weekend and we remember in prayer her family and friends at this time. Her Funeral Service is on Wednesday 16th September at St Helen’s, at 11.00am We pray also for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Kenneth Jameson, Leokadia Lloyd, Thomas Dooney, Christina Quinn, Catherine (Kitty) Brooder, Anthony Conrad, Beatrice Turton, Joan (Jean) Law, Anthony Bateman, Michael McCarthy and Teresa Moss.
May they rest in peace.