Coffee Morning 24th March 2018 Wolferton Social Club

Please do come and join us for a coffee morning in Wolferon, at the Social Club on March 24th between 10am and 12pm. We are also offering cakes for sale, a raffle, a book stall and Luckty Straws.

Proceeds to St. Peter’s  Church Wolferton & Happy Memories Group (people living with Dementia & their carers)

Tea/coffee & cake, Raffle, Cake Stall, Book Stall, Lucky Straws

Dedication of the Altar and Cross at The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House - 15th January 2018

The Multi Faith Room is a place of calm and peace in the hospice and is used by many for a time of reflection, to pray, to have space for thoughts or just to be quiet. It is by the side of the new Hugh Ford Inpatient Unit and acts as a transept and crossing from the main hospice area and the end of life ward.

Along with visits from patients and relatives it is also used by people coming to the hospice for the Monday Morning Meet Up, which is a popular and lively social gathering. Once a month there is a Holy Communion service held in the Multi Faith Room led by Rev’d Sue Martin, hospice volunteer chaplain or by Canon Jonathan Riviere. These services have proved very popular and well received.

In December 2017, we were delighted to have both the new Altar Table and a new Altar Cross. The oak table was made locally at Pine and Oak Parlour and the cross was made by The Venerable John Ashe, Archdeacon of Lynn.

We were delighted that The Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn was able to consecrate the Altar, Altar Cross and the Multi Faith Room as a place of prayer in the hospice. This was conducted at the Monday Morning Monthly Communion service which was led by Bishop Jonathan, and a number of our regulars were delighted to be present as well as Trust Board members and member of staff, Rebecca Meyrick, Director of Care.

We welcome a chance to celebrate the life of the hospice and the chance to bring God closer to people in this place.

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Steward's Lunch 7th December 2017

On Thursday 7th December, all the stewards of Sandringham church enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch organised by Michael Wheatley which was held at the visitor centre in Sandringham. A jolly time was had. A special Thank you! to Michael for organising and to the catering staff at the visitor centre for looking after us all with plenty of food and wine!!

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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.

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.

 

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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:    revbobnichols@gmail.com — drmarynichols@gmail.com

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 rector.sandringham@gmail.com

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.