On Sunday 10 September we will celebrate the PATRONAL FESTIVAL, our annual festival in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary our Patron and in thanksgiving for our church and parish under her dedication. It's a great day and we'd love it if you would join us.
At the Parish Eucharist at 10am, our guest preacher will be Fr Jeremy Haselock, who will be retiring eleven days later as Precentor of Norwich Cathedral after a long and distinguished ministry. We look forward to having him with us so we can wish him well in his retirement. During the service there'll be beautiful music from the Choir and special activities for children.
Sparkling wine and coffee will be served after the service.
The Patronal Festival Lunch follows in the Church Hall: two courses with a glass of wine for £8 (£4 under-16s). Get your tickets from the Church Office (454977). Further wine will be available to buy, as well as soft drinks.
Our celebrations conclude with Festal Evensong sung by the excellent Norfolk choir The Horatio Singers at 6.30pm. Music includes Bruckner's Ave Maria, Howells' Collegium Regale evening canticles, and Rachmaninov's Bogoroditse Dyevo from the All-Night Vigil. After Evensong madeira, ginger beer and cake will be served in the Hall.
Come and join us: all welcome!
‘While he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.’ (St Luke 9.29)
At the Parish Eucharist this morning, the Feast of the Transfiguration, the sermon explored the ways in which the Church is called to 'sanctify time' - how we make time holy. If you're interested in finding out more about this, you can download a sheet of notes by clicking here.
Afternoon tea will be hosted by the Mothers’ Union on Friday 11 August in the Church Hall, preceded by the Holy Eucharist to commemorate Mary Sumner (Foundress of the MU) at 2pm.
The event is in aid of the MU initiative Summer of Hope, raising funds to support vulnerable people and communities around the world.
All members of the Church Family are welcome at the service and afternoon tea: if you hope to come, let the Church Office know by Sunday 6 August (01953 454977).