An Appeal for the Kings Lynn Food Bank

51.3kg of food was donated by our group of parishes to the Kings Lynn food bank this year!!! Overall, the food bank fed 3834 people, including 1359 children. An increase of 22% on 2016.

The food bank are still short of needed items, such as tinned fruit, tinned carrots and peas, biscuits, UHT milk and breakfast cereals.

Your donations are greatly appreciated. If you can spare any of the above items, please leave them in the church porch at either Sandringham or West Newton.

AN APPEAL - Christmas Fair - West Newton Village Hall - 2nd December 2017

We will be holding our annual Christmas fundraiser and hope you will be able to come along and help us. Funds raised will go towards the restoration work on the clock at West Newton church. 

We need your support in the form of mince pies, homemade cakes, plus raffle and tombola prizes. 

Jackie Christensen is organising a Crafts and Gifts table and would be delighted to know if you are able to make any items to sell to boost the funds.

If you can help in any way, please contact Jayne Windsor on 01485 543791 or contact

THANK YOU!!!!!!!


Confirmation Service at Sandringham Church 15th October 2017

Confirmation Service - Sandringham Church - 15th October 2017

On October 15th, the Bishop of Lynn came to Sandringham church to lead a confirmation service. We had 7 children and 5 adults for the confirmation and we were joined by 3 candidates from St Edmund, Hunstanton. With all the families this meant we had a full church. The Bishop had recently been to Papua New Guinea (our diocese is linked with the Anglican church there) and he finished his sermon with a song from that country.



A beautiful Harvest Festival at Sandringham

St Mary Magdalene looked beautiful on Sunday 24th September for the Harvest Festival. The wonderful what sheat was made and donated by Peter Geoghegan and certainly made a striking piece on the Altar. Donations were given in aid of the Kings Lynn Food Bank. Many thanks to all those who donated.

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Sandringham Churches Bible Study Group

Sandringham Churches Bible Study Group

A Bible study group will start soon in the Sandringham Group.
This flyer explains how it will be set up for a trial period.
Please read it and consider coming along.

Who is this Bible study group for? 
•    Anyone who wants
o    To get to know the Bible better in an informal, relaxed way. No prior knowledge required—we’ll all be learning.
o    To deepen their understanding of Christian faith and life.
o    To share the joys and burdens of being a Christian.

What will happen at the meetings?
•    Arrival: coffee, tea and cold drinks with cake or biscuits.
•    Bible study using a simple study booklet. (First four sessions to be led by Fr. Bob Nichols.)
•    A time of prayer.

When will it meet?
•    Our initial trial series of meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of October and November:
o    4th October, 7 to 9 p.m.
o    18th October, 7 to 9 p.m.
o    1st November, 7 to 9 p.m.
o    15th November, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting with a bring-and-share supper.

Where will it meet? 
•    At the home of Bob and Mary Nichols, The Old Rectory, Station Road (near A148), Hillington, PE31 6DE.

How much will it cost? 
•    Only the cost of the study booklet, which is likely to be less than £4.00. (Please let us know confidentially if that cost will be a problem.)

I’m interested! What do I do?
•    Come to the meetings with a Bible, if you have one.
o    To give us an idea of numbers, please let Bob or Mary know you’re coming (contact details below)—otherwise, feel free to just turn up.
o    If you don’t have transport, please let us know, as it can be arranged.
o    If the dates or times aren’t possible for you, please let us know, so that we can get a good idea of interest and availability across our parishes.

After the four trial meetings, then what?
•    If the trial is successful:
o    The group could continue to meet, with dates, times, place and format all open for discussion.
o    Members will have an opportunity to host and/or lead meetings on a rotating basis. 

Hoping you’ll come and give it a go,
Bob & Mary Nichols

Tel.:        01485 609294
Emails: —

Confirmation Service 15th October

There will be confirmation service in Sandringham Church led by the Bishop of Lynn on October 15th at 6 o'clock. If anyone would like to be confirmed and hasn't so far been in contact with me, please do email

You have to be over 10 to be confirmed but there is no upper age limit. If you haven't been baptised then this can be arranged to take place a short time before the confirmation service.


The Ordination of Paul Gismondi - 25th June 2017

On the 25th of June a group of us went to St Luke's in Chelsea to see Paul Gismondi be ordained priest. There were 12 candidates who were ordained priest during the service. This involves the Bishop laying his hands upon the head of the ordinand with all other priests in the church also laying their hands on the ordinand's head. Those priests who can't get near enough put their hands on the shoulder of a priest standing in front.

It was a moving experience in a lovely church with beautiful music.

Paul is now having a short holiday and we look forward to welcoming him back during July as a priest in the Church of England.