Here are some photos from our Mothering Sunday celebrations last weekend. At the end of the Parish Eucharist the children of Sunday Club distributed plants to all the women in church. After the service lots of us gathered in the Hall for coffee and traditional Simnel cake.
It's the final session of our Lent series this Tuesday, 4 April. We'll be welcoming the Precentor of Norwich, Fr Jeremy Haselock, who will be talking about how Easter is at the heart of the Christian year and the Christian life, and about the Easter Vigil, a foretaste of the Everlasting Easter. All welcome, even if you've not been to any other sessions in the series.
Norfolk County Council have announced the locations of new free schools to be built in Norfolk and the Diocese is looking to submit an application to become a 'sponsor' of a new planned school in Attleborough.
As part of the application process, the Diocese wants to demonstrate support for its plans and show that local residents and families would want their children to go to a Diocesan ‘sponsored’ school if one was available. Any new school will operate as our current schools and academies do – they serve their local community and are for those of all faiths or none.
The level of local support will be a key factor that the Department for Education will be looking at in deciding whether to approve the Diocesan’s application or not, and the Diocese want to be able to show this support when they submit their application.
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Christian Aid Week is Britain’s longest-running fundraising week. It began in 1957 and celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. It’s an annual call to us all to look beyond our own little horizons and to work for the good of the poor and disadvantaged. It reminds us that as Christians we care about poverty.
Money raised in Christian Aid Week goes to support people of all faiths and none in over 50 countries to encourage development, to help refugees, to tackle hunger, to improve training, education, health and sanitation, to respond to the effects of climate change and natural disaster, and to give local people the tools they need to help their own communities. In 2013 £12.6 million was raised in Christian Aid Week, and each year over 300,000 volunteers push 7 million of the famous red envelopes through doors all over the country.
Could you be one of them this year? We are in desperate need of more Christian Aid collectors in Attleborough. We have a fine record in Christian Aid Week: last year just under £1400 was raised in the door-to-door collections. THANK YOU to all who gave.
To carry on, we need YOUR help. It’s all official and you’ll have the support and help you need. If you prefer to go as a pair or a small group, that’s perfectly fine. We know it’s daunting work but it’s so important. Would you help us? Please have a word with the Clergy or Enid Andrew as soon as you can so we can get organised for the best Christian Aid Week yet.
We're already looking forward to St Mary's Summer Fete which will be held on Saturday 15 July in the churchyard, church and Church Hall. It's always a great community day - come rain or shine!
One of the big attractions of the Fete is the craft stalls in the church and churchyard. Bookings are now being taken for craft stalls, and we'd love to have a great selection of local crafts. If you're interested, download the form below and send it back to us. We're trying not to duplicate stalls so bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?'"
16 million people across Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia urgently need food and clean water because of drought and conflict in the region. This is the first famine in the world since 2011 and the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. An emergency appeal has been launched.
There will be a retiring collection after all four services for the next two Sundays (19 and 26 March). Our gifts will be sent via Christian Aid. Please Gift Aid your offering if you can: envelopes will be available in church. You can also give online at http://caid.org.uk/10jV62
Thank you for your generosity.
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