We had a lovey 'Tea and Trains' party on Saturday just before the last Sunday Club meeting before the summer break. Thanks to Marion who hosted us and to Alec who kept the trains running throughout the afternoon. There is a short video of the afternoon on our Facebook Page here and some photos here for you to look at.
Sunday Club Plus continues through the summer - we'd love to see you!
All Saints' Besthorpe celebrated the Queen's 90th Birthday Year on Sunday with a Teddy Bears' Picnic in the churchyard. A short service and prayers were followed by a picnic and then we were entertained by Magical Mark. People and bears all had a great afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the fete such a success on Saturday. It always takes a few days to get to the final total but it looks like being around £2700, despite the rain. Well done team!
Summer Fete at St Mary's THIS SATURDAY, 10am to 2pm.
Refreshments, BBQ, craft stalls, ice cream, lots of stalls including cakes and plants, tombola, grand raffle, games for all the family... come and join us for all the fun of the Fete!
Last night Richard celebrated the Eucharist for the first time surrounded by family and friends from every part of his life. After the service members of the congregation received a 'first blessing' and we had a fabulous party in the Church Hall. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the occasion a success - particularly the flower arrangers, the choir and those who did the catering. And well done Richard for arranging it all.
On Saturday Richard was ordained Priest in a wonderful service at Norwich Cathedral. We wish Richard well as he continues his ministry in Attleborough and Besthorpe and particularly pray for his as he celebrates the Eucharist for the first time this evening,
"They shall grow not old..." At 7.30 this morning the Royal British Legion joined members of the community to remember the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the battle of the Somme. During the ceremony at the Peace Memorial wreaths were laid and prayers were said.
The Peace Memorial in Attleborough was erected to celebrate the end of the Crimean War. It marks peace rather than war and is engraved with the distance to local towns and villages rather than the names of the fallen. It was a fitting place to pray for peace in the world today and honour this anniversary.