Messy Church

3 days ago

 
Messy Church

It's the Summer holidays! and Messy Church meets again on Thursday 22 August at Mulbarton Primary School from 10 am to 12 noon. Another craft-packed, messy, fun morning. There will be crafts, drama, story, song, and prayer - all of which will help us to explore our Bible story. Refreshments available throughout the morning, soft toy area for very young children and lunch at the end. Come and enjoy and meet lots of people too. Cost £1 per person (adult and child) gratefully received to cover our costs. For more information: cathynicholls@allbelievers.org or 570557.

About Messy Church: Messy Church is a relaxed and friendly facility for all it’s local residents. Offering a place to chat, create and meet kind and caring people.
Our service offers children songs and stories to help them begin build a foundation of trust, hope, and love. Our sessions are designed to have age appropriate, engaging activities that help children to grow spiritually through simple habits that will build a strong structure of faith within their lifes.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday Swap Shop

2 months ago

 
Saturday Swap Shop

Come and join us for another Saturday SwapShop. A great way to reduce, reuse and recycle by sharing our no longer wanted things with others - from mugs to jugs, DVDs to toiletries, books, toys, clothes and more. Come along and join the swapping fun. 

* Up to 3 items per person to swap
* Good quality second hand (or new) please
* NO ELECTRICAL GOODS THANK YOU!

* Refreshments available with all donations going to a local group nominated on the day.

 

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Messy Church

3 months ago

 
Messy Church

On Thursday 30 May, during half term, Messy Church meets again at Mulbarton Primary School from 10 am to 12 noon. We will be exploring another Bible story with all sorts of creative crafts and activities and gathering it all together when we tell the story, sing a song, say a prayer and then eat a simple buffet lunch together (all provided)! Refreshments available throughout the morning. Soft toy area for young children - a great place to meet people. Donations of £1 per person (adults and children) go towards our resources. Come and enjoy! Contact: Cyndy Bowles (578510) or Cathy Nicholls (570557) cathynicholls@allbelievers.org

 

 

 

 

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"Walk, Eat and Pray" on Rogation Sunday

3 months ago

 
"Walk, Eat and Pray" on Rogation Sunday

'Walk, Eat and Pray'  at Hethel Church on Rogation Sunday. We have three activities which we'd love you to join us for:

'Walk' - Beating the Bounds (2:30pm): This is a two-hour wander around the boundaries of the Parish, stopping here and there to pray for the people and enterprises of Hethel. Everyone is welcome (Adults, children and dogs!)

'Eat' - Tea at Church (4:30pm): Following our walk, please feel free to join us for refreshments in Hethel Church

'Pray' - Evening Prayer (5:00pm):  Our time together conlcudes with a short and simple service of Evening Prayer, including well known hymns, led by our Curate, The Revd Andrew North.

'Walk, Eat and Pray'  at Hethel Church on Rogation Sunday. Feel free to join us for all or any component of this fun and traditional activity which dates back over 350 years. A warm welcome is guaranteed!

 

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4th Sunday @ 4

4 months ago

 
4th Sunday @ 4

4th Sunday @ 4 is a short (about 40 minutes) family service which we do together. There is a simple structure to the service which comprises songs, a Bible reading, various activities, a short talk and prayers followed by refreshments. We aim for as much participation as possible (!) but anyone is welcome to come and simply enjoy. There is a soft toy area for very young children. A great place to meet other families.

This month Andrew will be leading us through the account of Jesus feeding the 5,000!

 

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Easter Garden Making

4 months ago

 
Easter Garden Making

Come and create an Easter Garden at Hethel Church from 10 am to 11.30 am on Saturday 20 April. 

An informal time telling the Easter story as we each create a small Easter garden of our very own.  Mums, Dads, grandparents welcome to enjoy hot drinks and hot cross buns or to join in.  All resources provided. If you can let us know you are coming that would be great!  cathynicholls@allbelievers.org or 570557.

 

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Good Friday Walk

4 months ago

 
Good Friday Walk

We meet at the bottom of Catmere Herne, on Cuckoofield Road, and will walk up with the cross, to Harvest House, pausing to sing and pray at various stops along the way. There will be the opportunity to pray together at Mulbarton Church at the end of the walk, where Andrew will be arriving with his cross. Hot cross buns will be served afterwards in Harvest House.

 

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Maundy Thursday Communion, with informal contemporary worship

4 months ago

 
Maundy Thursday Communion, with informal contemporary worship

Leaders: Adrian

We recall the last supper that Jesus shared with his closest friends. After receiving bread and wine in memory of this, we'll continue with relaxed and informal contemporary worship, and listening to God. There will be an opportunity to pray for one another.

 

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Messy Church

4 months ago

 
Messy Church

It's the Easter holidays! and Messy Church meets again on Thursday 18 April at Mulbarton Primary School from 10 am to 12 noon. Another craft-packed, messy, fun morning with the addition of drama too for the first time this month led Carl Bradley of CB Drama. Crafts, drama, story, song, prayers all exploring the Easter Story through our theme: "Why do bad things happen to people and how can I help?" Refreshments available throughout the morning, soft toy area for very young children and lunch at the end. Come and enjoy and meet lots of people too. Cost £1 per person (adult and child) gratefully received to cover our costs. For more information: cathynicholls@allbelievers.org or 570557.
We meet again during the May half term on Thursday 30 May.

 

 

 

 

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Flordon Film Night: King of Thieves

4 months ago

 
Flordon Film Night: King of Thieves

This month we are showing...

 KING OF THIEVES (2018) Drama PG 108 minutes

Not to be confused with last season’s The Hatton Garden Job, but covering the same ground, King of Thieves is the incredible true story of the spectacular Hatton Garden diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history, humorously told through career best performances from a stellar cast which includes Sir Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Charlie Cox.

“Michael Caine gives one of his best performances in years as the pensive, recently widowed mastermind Brian Reader, resolutely adhering to the notion of honour among thieves, while Paul Whitehouse and Michael Gambon provide perfectly judged comic relief. But most striking of all is Jim Broadbent, whose cuddly, avuncular exterior gives way to a figure of genuine menace.” - Radio Times

Tickets are now on sale, Just £5. Book now and pay on the door

Membership subscriptions are due…still only £5 per person per year

New members are always welcome. Please come along, enjoy a glass of wine and meet your fellow film buffs!.

Call or email David now to book your tickets.

 

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Tenebrae

4 months ago

 
Tenebrae

The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness" or "shadows". The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Holy Week service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, with a final candle, representing Christ, carried out of the church, symbolizing the death of Jesus.

It is a simple service, with 6 candles, 8 readings, some music and some silence.  A loud noise may also sound symbolizing the closing of Jesus' tomb. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the events of Holy Week, the impact of Christ's death and the expectation of the coming Resurrection.    

 

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Easter Tea & Easter Egg Hunt

4 months ago

 
Easter Tea & Easter Egg Hunt
Come and join us next Saturday afternoon (13th) for an
EASTER TEA and EASTER EGG HUNT
at FLORDON CHURCH  2 - 4 pm
Hot Cross Buns, delicious cakes and scones,tea or coffee
Easter Egg Hunt & Easter crafts for children
  
Why not bring your children or grandchildren 
and join in the fun!
 
Come and enjoy afternoon tea with friends old and new 
Tea and coffee, Hot Cross buns, delicious cakes and scones
Easter Egg Hunt and Easter crafts for children
No need to book - pay at the door (£2.50 for tea/coffee and a cake or bun)
For more details ring Jean 470727
 

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Beetle Drive, Sausage & Mash

5 months ago

 
Beetle Drive, Sausage & Mash

Fun for all ages!  Beetle Drive, food, drinks and raffle.

Soft drinks provided - if you would like anything stronger, please bring your own

Adults £6   -   Children (aged 12 and under) £3

Book with Pam (470439) or Janet (471070)

 

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Ash Wednesday Service

6 months ago

 
Ash Wednesday Service

A Special service marking the beginning of Lent, in contemporary language, with traditional hymns. There will be opportunity to receive ash daubed on the forehead, and also to receive communion.

 

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Messy Church

6 months ago

 
Messy Church

Messy Church leaps back into action in 2019 with our first gathering in February half term on Thursday 21 February.
We will meet in Mulbarton Primary School from 10 am to 12 noon. We have a lot of fun and usually get quite messy
exploring a Bible story through crafts, activities, acting out the story, song and prayer. We draw everything together
with lunch, which is provided. Do come along and join in, meet other families and find out more about how we can
follow Jesus in our everyday lives. Cost: £1 for each adult and child to cover costs.

We meet again in the school Easter holidays on Thursday 18 April and in the May half term on Thursday 30 May.

 

 

 

 

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Flordon Film Night: PETERLOO

6 months ago

 
Flordon Film Night: PETERLOO

Doors open 7pm, Film starts approx. 7:45pm.

PETERLOO (2018) Drama/History PG 154 minutes

Mike Leigh’s portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre. Government forces charged into a crowd of over 60,000 people who had gathered in a peaceful protest against rising levels of poverty and to demand political reform. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper. Starring Maxine Peake and Rory Kinnear.

“Leigh’s achievement is to have made a period film with the same immediacy and sense of anger that runs through contemporary dramas like Hillsborough or Bloody Sunday. He has a huge ensemble cast but that exhaustive attention to detail and fascination with the eccentricities of human behaviour which has always characterised his work is still there.” The Independent

New members are always welcome.  Please come along, enjoy a glass of wine and meet your fellow film buffs!

Call or email David to book your tickets now - just £5 - book now and pay on the door

Membership subscriptions are due...still only £5 per person per year

 

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Saturday Swap Shop

6 months ago

 
Saturday Swap Shop

A great way to recycle and share things with others. From mugs to jugs, DVDs to toiletries, books, toys, clothes and more. Come along and join the swapping fun. 

* Up to 3 items per person to swap
* Good quality second hand (or new) please
* NO ELECTRICAL GOODS THANK YOU!

* Refreshments available.

 

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Flordon Film Night: The Bookshop, with mulled wine and minced pies

8 months ago

 
Flordon Film Night: The Bookshop, with mulled wine and minced pies

This month we are showing...

THE BOOKSHOP (2017) Drama PG 113 minutes

It is 1959, and widowed Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open up a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough. When she exposes the narrow minded townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov's scandalizing "Lolita" and Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", she gains a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy), who is himself sick of the town's stale atmosphere, but has to reckon with the hostility of the other shopkeepers and of self-appointed doyenne Mrs Gamart (Patricia Clarkson).

Please come early for mulled wine, sausage rolls and minced pies!

New members are always welcome.  Subscriptions for 2019 are now due please.

Call or email David to book your tickets.

 

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Christingle Service

8 months ago

 
Christingle Service

Come and join us for the annual tradition of the Christingle service! Everything needed will be provided, including oranges, candles, ribbon, sweets, lots of fun and laughter, and a wonderful beginning to the Christmas season. Loved by children and adults alike, this candlelit celebration is a fabulous way to help bring light and hope to children living in poverty in this country, through the work of the Children’s Society. Biscuits and drinks are served afterwards.

For more details on what Christingle is all about, check out the website: www.christingle.org

 

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CANCELLED! - Beetle Drive, Sausage & Mash

9 months ago

 
CANCELLED! - Beetle Drive, Sausage & Mash

Sorry - this event is no longer happening due to insufficient bookings.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

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All Hallows Eve Open Church

10 months ago

 
All Hallows Eve Open Church

Mulbarton Church will be open to visitors on the evening before All Saints Day (also known as All Hallows Day).  There will be an opportunity to light a candle to remember a lost loved one, and say a quiet prayer.  There will also be sweets and a blessing card to take away, freely available.  Children and adults alike are invited to drop in for a couple of minutes any time between 5:30 and 8:30, where your local vicar, Adrian, will be present to welcome visitors.

 

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Messy Church

10 months ago

 
Messy Church

Come and join in with Messy Church during half term on Thursday 25 October at Mulbarton Primary School between 10 am and 12 noon.
Explore "What is really important in my life?" through crafts and Jesus' story of the Prodigal Son. Introductory activities, a variety of crafts, an action packed Bible story, song and prayer time and then lunch together.  Cost £1 per person (adult and child).  Contact:  cathynicholls@allbelievers.org.  We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

 

 

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Diocesan Bishop Vacancy - Public Meeting

11 months ago

 
Diocesan Bishop Vacancy - Public Meeting

There are now specific dates we can pray for and the process has become clear! The initial large membership of the Vacancy in See Committee will be reduced to six on October 16th who go forward to work with the national nomination committee, The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Queen’s staff. The six are elected from those already on the Committee. Please pray for clear leading and discernment and that the right people for Norfolk are chosen.

The full committee meets in Norfolk on 28th August, 2nd October and 16th October.

There is a PUBLIC MEETING Consultation to be held for all Norfolk people on 3rd October 7.30 pm at the Cathedral.  Please do come to make your voice heard, and please do pray.

We are asked to think about the kind of person we want but also what we want candidates to know about Norfolk.

You can also make your views known directly online, by following this link to the diocesan "Vacancy in See" page.  People can commit their thoughts on line directly to the Secretary of the Committee. They can also contact any of the members which are listed on the same web page.

We are also asked to pray this prayer whenever we can, to cover the whole process in God’s blessing. It may take some time as there are a  number of Bishoprics in vacancy at present. Please pray for the staff who will have to cover the work in Bishop Graham’s absence after February 2019.

Bishop Alan writes this about the vacancy and the process, and offers us a prayer to use...

What is a Bishop (Feel free to edit as appropriate)

1.Every bishop is the chief pastor of all that are within his diocese, laity as well as clergy, and their father in God; it appertains to his office to teach and to uphold sound and wholesome doctrine, and to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange opinions; and, himself an example of righteous and godly living, it is his duty to set forward and maintain quietness, love, and peace among all men.

2. Every bishop has within his diocese jurisdiction as Ordinary except in places and over persons exempt by law and custom.

3. Every bishop is, within his diocese, the principal minister, and to him belongs the right, save in places and over persons exempt by law or custom, of celebrating the rites of ordination and confirmation; of conducting, ordering, controlling, and authorising all services in churches, chapels, churchyards and consecrated burial grounds; ... of being president of his diocesan synod.

Ministry in the wider Church and Nation

The role of bishops is not confined to their own dioceses. As the statement at ordination services makes clear, the ‘special responsibility to maintain and further the unity of the Church, to uphold its discipline, and to guard its faith’ is one which bishops share with their fellow bishops, and they are to promote the mission of the Church ‘throughout the world’. They are members of the College of Bishops at the provincial and national levels and attend the Lambeth Conference of all the bishops in the Anglican Communion.

All diocesan bishops are members of the House of Bishops of the General Synod and therefore share in responsibility for the leadership of the Church of England nationally and for relationships between the Church of England and the Church in other countries. Beyond their formal synodical role, diocesan bishops tend to be the public face of the Church in the eyes of the media and therefore perform an important communications role. Most diocesan bishops carry particular national responsibilities, chairing committees or boards within the National Church Institutions, ecumenically, or in connection with religious charities.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Bishop of London are privy counsellors. They are also members of the House of Lords, as are the Bishops of Durham and Winchester and twenty-one of the other diocesan bishops in England, Bishops may also be invited to contribute their experience or expertise to the deliberations of national government or regional bodies on particular issues. Diocesan bishops will thus also be called upon sooner or later to play a leading part in national life and to represent not just their dioceses but also their regions at the national level.

It is important that all who are involved in the process for choosing diocesan bishops bear in mind not just the role of diocesan bishops in their own dioceses, but also the ministry which they are called upon to exercise nationally and, in many cases, internationally as well

Eternal God, our shepherd and guide,

in your mercy give your Church in this Diocese

a shepherd after your own heart

who will walk in your ways,

and with loving care watch over your people.

Give us a leader of vision and a teacher of truth.

So may your Church grow and be built up,

and by your grace accomplish more than we can imagine,

for the glory of your name,

through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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Saturday Swap Shop

11 months ago

 
Saturday Swap Shop

A great way to recycle and share things with others. From mugs to jugs, DVDs to toiletries, books, toys, clothes and more. Come along and join the swapping fun. 

* Up to 3 items per person to swap
*Good quality second hand (or new) please
*NO ELECTRICAL GOODS THANK YOU!

*Refreshments available.

 

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Family Fun Day & History Presentation

11 months ago

 
Family Fun Day & History Presentation

DOG SHOW -  2.30 pm
Classes

  • Waggliest tail
  • Most like it’s owner
  • Best ball catcher
  • Best trick
  • Most obedient

plus….

  • PRODUCE SHOW AT 1.00 PM
  • TRADITIONAL RACES AND GAMES AT 3.15 PM
  • PLANT SALE
  • CAKE, ICE CREAM & FILLED ROLLS
  • BEER & PIMMS TENT
  • OUR ANNUAL ‘TUG OF WAR’

You’ll be barking mad to miss it!

Download your show entry form here
(entries for displays must be set up by 11:30am on the day)

 

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Messy Church

1 year ago

 
Messy Church

Come and celebrate the 6th birthday of Messy Church on Thursday 23rd August at Mulbarton Primary School from 10 am to 12 noon!

We begin our new series exploring the theme:  How can I make a difference in the world?   God made a beautiful, amazing world.  But it is getting messed up.  What can we do to help?  How can we make a difference through our own choices and actions? 

There will be crafts and activities, time to talk about what concerns us, an opportunity to help act out the Bible story, sing, pray and eat together.  In fact, loads to to! We conclude our time together with a light lunch.

Cost:  £1 for each adult and child will help us very much with cost for materials.  Look forward to seeing you there! More information:  Cyndy Bowles (578510) or Cathy Nicholls (570557)."

 

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Celebrating Open Churches - WW1 Display

1 year ago

 
Celebrating Open Churches - WW1 Display

Mulbarton Church is open every day, 9am-7pm.

As a special addition to the beauty of the building, visitors during Open Churches Fortnight can also see the results of some brilliant research by local historians, namely a display of the fruits of our labours to identify all the men recorded on our memorial for WW1 (16 names) and the other 74 men recorded on the Roll of Honour of those who went to War.

 

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Meet the bats at Hethel Church

1 year ago

 
Meet the bats at Hethel Church

Meet the bats – a talk, a walk and a listen around Hethel Church

For a number of years, Hethel Conservation Churchyard has hosted an annual bat survey. In recent years 11 species have been heard.

Bat Conservation Trust volunteer – and local expert – Jane Harris will give an illustrated talk and will bring some bats in her care to show while refreshments are served. At dusk (around 9pm), equipped with bat detectors, she and her team will lead groups on a short walk around the church and into nearby woodland to listen for what's about.

Book online here - strictly 50 places maximum, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

 

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Quiz Night

1 year ago

 
Quiz Night

You are warmly invited to join us at Bracon Ash Village Hall on Sat 14th July at 7:30pm for a Quiz Night. During the quiz, there will be all your favourite rounds, plus cheese and biscuits! The Bar will be open serving a wide range of alcholic and non-alcoholic beverages and there will also be a raffle. Tickets are £7.50 (including chees and biscuits) and can be booked by conctacting Cyndy (01508) 578510 or Alice (01508) 578390

All proceeds will go towards Bracon Ash Church.

 

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Deanery Synod

1 year ago

 
Deanery Synod

Ian Dyble will be speaking about five years at St Thomas Heigham - a chance both to understand and to learn.

All welcome!

 

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Messy Church

1 year ago

 
Messy Church

Messy Church will meet again next week during half term on Thursday 31 May from 10am to 12 noon in Mulbarton Primary School.
We are going to be drawing our Old Testament series to a close with God's friend Nehemiah who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.
Lots of hands on activities, a re-telling of the story, a song, prayers and then lunch together. We appreciate a donation of £1 per person
(adult and child) help us cover the cost of resources. Look forward to seeing you there! Contacts: Cyndy Bowles (578510) or Cathy Nicholls (570557).

 

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Coffee with Compassion

1 year ago

 

 

The coffee morning that helps babies survive

 

This is in aid of Compassion's child survival programme that provides care for mums and infants.

Come along to have a cuppa and some delicious cake and to learn a little more about the work of Compassion. No need to stay the whole time - come when you can!

Everyone is welcome!

More details here.

 

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Flordon Plant Sale

1 year ago

 
Flordon Plant Sale

Come and bag a garden bargain!  Plants for sale and great social time too.

 

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Beating the Bounds Rogation Walk

1 year ago

 
Beating the Bounds Rogation Walk

"Beating the Bounds" is an ancient tradition and, for us, a great opportunity to walk around our villages together, praying for our neighbours, the land, the crops, the work of local farmers and all the activities which make up our village life.

All welcome to meet on the verge outside Hethel Church at 2.30 pm to begin our walk. Dogs welcome too!

Tea and cakes on our return at 4.30 pm.

 

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Cafe Church

1 year ago

 
Cafe Church

Leaders: Adrian

Please come and support our FairTrade special Cafe Church, in the midst of FairTrade fortnight.

We'll have some delicious cakes, made from FairTrade ingredients, as we celebrate al that Fair Trade has achieved, and explore together simple practical ways we can make a real difference in our world.

Come on in!

 

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Saturday Swap Shop

1 year ago

 
Saturday Swap Shop

A great way to recycle and share things with others. From mugs to jugs, DVDs to toiletries, books, toys, clothes and more. Come along and join the swapping fun. 

* Up to 3 items per person to swap
*Good quality second hand (or new) please
*NO ELECTRICAL GOODS THANK YOU!

*Refreshments available.

 

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Film Club: Breathe

1 year ago

 
Film Club: Breathe

Doors Open 7pm. Film starts approx. 7.45pm.

Tickets are now on sale. Just £5. Book now and pay on the door.


BREATHE 115 mins 12A Drama/Biography/Romance
This month we are showing BREATHE. When Robin (Andrew Garfield) is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of his wife's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the ground-breaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana (Claire Foy) dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

“Part exuberant love story, part great escape adventure, this is an old-fashioned tale of triumph over adversity that refuses – like its protagonists – to succumb to confinement. I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed and cried so much at the same movie.”
Mark Kermode

The club will only exist if you want it to and keep supporting it. So please keep coming, enjoy a glass of
wine and meet your fellow film critics!

BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW

 

 

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Healing & Wholeness Service

1 year ago

 
Healing & Wholeness Service

Jamie is a local worship leader, with an inspiring story, who will be bringing a team to help with the worship and sharing a message about discovering our identity as beloved children of God.

Over the last 13 years, Jamie has been leading worship teams at different churches and at various events and conferences. he has been on several mission trips to Africa and Europe, and served on leadership teams within Alive Church in Norwich, and local ministries including the BURN 24-7 movement, Hope for Justice, and HeartBeat prophetic ministries. He is passionate about seeing people realise their identity as Children of God and to grow in Him. Jamie writes:

"My hearts desire is to see the kingdom of God manifest in every area of society. For me this starts in my own home where I father my four children. I have seen God perform many miracles with my children including healing my youngest son of a number of serious medical conditions including brain damage and epilepsy. I am so excited to be with you and to share what the Lord has laid on my heart for you."

We gather at 6:30pm at Mulbarton Church, for sung worship, hearing from Jamie, and a chance to respond and be prayed with.

Refreshmentsare served afterwards.

 

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Messy Church

1 year ago

 
Messy Church

Messy Church meets next in the Easter holidays, and includes a delicious lunch.

Join us for another craft-packed, messy, fun morning when we learn about King Solomon building the Temple.

Crafts, story, song, prayers, refreshments throughout the morning, and soft toy area for very young children, followed by lunch!

Come and enjoy and meet lots of people too.

Donations of £1 per person gratefully received to cover our costs.

 

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Jumble Sale

1 year ago

 
Jumble Sale

Good quality clothing and footwear for adults and children.  Come and have a rummage, find a bargain!

Admission £1 Refreshments available.

If you have any suitable items that we could sell, please drop them off at the church between 5 and 7pm on Friday 6th April, or by 10:30am on 7th.  Alternatively phone Helen (471888) or Sarah (473016) if you would like them to collect from you.

 

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Easter Activities for Families!

1 year ago

 
Easter Activities for Families!

Easter activities for families!  Create the Easter Garden!  Hethel Church, 10am – 11.30 am Saturday 31 March.

Join us at Hethel Church for an informal time telling the Easter story together as we create the Easter garden. Mums, Dads or grandparents are welcome to come and enjoy coffee and hot cross buns in the warmth created by our newly installed air source heat pumps!

 

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Tenebrae: Service of Shadows

1 year ago

 
Tenebrae: Service of Shadows

The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness" or "shadows". The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Holy Week service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, with a final candle, representing Christ, carried out of the church, symbolizing the death of Jesus.

It is a simple service, with 6 candles, 8 readings, some music and some silence.  A loud noise may also sound symbolizing the closing of Jesus' tomb.

The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the events of Holy Week, the impact of Christ's death and the expectation of the coming Resurrection.

 

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Youth Social

1 year ago

 
Youth Social

For youth aged 10 or over.  A social occasion with tuck shop, pool table, electronic dart-board, table tennis, Lego competition, games and occasional craft activities.

Those who come are free to move between activities as they wish, or simply sit at a table and chat.

£1.50 on the door which covers the cost of hiring the hall, all activities and several hotdogs.

 

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4th Sunday @ 4 - Palm Sunday Special

1 year ago

 
4th Sunday @ 4 - Palm Sunday Special

4th Sunday @ 4 is a short (about 40 minutes) family service which we do together.

There is a simple structure to the service which comprises songs, a Bible reading, various activities, a short talk and prayers followed by refreshments. We aim for as much participation as possible (!) but anyone is welcome to come and simply enjoy. There is a soft toy area for very young children. A great place to meet other families.

Join us for our special Palm Sunday service this Sunday afternoon!

 

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LET’S SAVE FLORDON’S PAST!

1 year ago

 

Memories, photos, artefacts and even buildings of old Flordon are being lost….


Here is Flordon Mill c.1906:

Flordon Watermill

And here is the Black Horse c.1915:

The Black Horse, Flordon

 

AN INVITATION….   to anyone interested in the village to come for a ‘cuppa’ and share those memories, photos, and any other information about houses, families, farms, the pub, the mill, the Halls, etc – or just your interest and expertise – with a view to having a ‘FLORDON HISTORY’ section at http://www.flordonvillage.org/

Further information from Janet Negal 471070 or Jill Wright 570532

 

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Quiz: Hanover Gardens Gardening Club

1 year ago

 
Quiz: Hanover Gardens Gardening Club

An invitation to everyone providing an opportunity to get to know and encourage the Hanover gardeners and residents. The Hanover Gardens Gardening Club  is holding a quiz evening on Saturday 17 March at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start in the Residents' Lounge.  Their aim is to provide a fun evening for residents and members of the community.

 

The cost is low at only £1 per person There may also be a raffle.  Any proceeds from the evening will go towards the gardens at Hanover.

If you can get a team together that would be great but if you come on your own you will be welcome to join one of the teams.

 

There will be snacks to nibble on during the evening anhot drinks available If you would like something  other than tea or coffee please feel free to bring your own bottle (and bottle opener).

 

 

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Welcome Afternoon for New Residents

1 year ago

 
Welcome Afternoon for New Residents

Arrived in Mulbarton in the past 6 months or so? Or planning to move here?

Please join us for tea & cake and a chance to find out about village life, groups and history.  The Welcome afternoon is designed for you. We have representatives from village groups and activities and info from many others. We hope to cover everything that goes on in the village if we can. It is also a great chance to meet people over a cuppa and a cake.

The Welcome afternoon takes place in Hanover Gardens Lounge. Drop in any time betweeen 3pm - 5pm. Look out for the signs near the Coop on Cuckoofield Lane or email Sue Mellows on sue@sysue.co.uk for more info and an invite. There will be activities provided for children.

This is our 4th Welcome event and we are keen to cover as many activities and interests as possible. If you want to advertise your organisation and you haven’t done so before please email jill@mulbchurch.org.uk for more information.

 

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NORWICH 1945 to 1960: A Journey from Austerity to Prosperity

1 year ago

 
NORWICH 1945 to 1960: A Journey from Austerity to Prosperity
Last year we enjoyed a talk by Frances and Michael Holmes on Norwich Market, this year they are coming back to talk to us about Norwich 1945 – 1960 A Journey from Austerity to Posterity, which is the title of their latest book. They are very entertaining speakers and much in demand so we are fortunate to have them back with us in March.
 
A talk by FRANCES and MICHAEL HOLMES
illustrated by pictures and sounds from that era
Join them for a trip down memory lane . They will bring back a time
when after years of war the City was rebuilt and regenerated; when
City workers made shoes and chocolate; when Teddy boys added colour
to the City and youngsters danced the night away at the Samson &
Hercules. A trip which will take you from the rationing of the post-war
years to a time when we ‘never had it so good’
 
All proceeds to Flordon Church
Suggested donation £6 includes a glass of wine/juice & nibbles
Book with Janet
 

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Youth Social

1 year ago

 
Youth Social

For youth aged 10 or over.  A social occasion with tuck shop, pool table, electronic dart-board, table tennis, Lego competition, games and occasional craft activities.

Those who come are free to move between activities as they wish, or simply sit at a table and chat.

£1.50 on the door which covers the cost of hiring the hall, all activities and several hotdogs.

 

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Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

2 years ago

 
Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

For more details of this and other Lenten events, click here.

We do hope to see a good crowd turn out for this Lent course, and newcomers are especially welcome.  It would help the group leaders to plan if they know who is coming, so please do get in touch with the group leader if you're planning on going along.

 

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Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

2 years ago

 
Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

For more details of this and other Lenten events, click here.

We do hope to see a good crowd turn out for this Lent course, and newcomers are especially welcome.  It would help the group leaders to plan if they know who is coming, so please do get in touch with the group leader if you're planning on going along.

 

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Film Club: My Cousin Rachel

2 years ago

 
Film Club: My Cousin Rachel

STOP PRESS: Please note change of film for this month.  'Breathe' will be shown in April instead.

Doors Open 7pm. Film starts approx. 7.45pm.

Tickets are now on sale. Just £5. Book now and pay on the door.


MY COUSIN RACHEL 106 mins 12A Drama/Mystery/Romance
From the 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier. A young Englishman (Sam Claflin – Their Finest) plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful widow (Rachel Weisz), believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

This one should do very well for us – Gothic melodrama and wonderful Cornish scenery.

“My Cousin Rachel is a highly enjoyable mystery thriller of the sort that modern communication and the internet have made impossible to set in the present day. Adapted and directed by Roger Michell, it is a fantastically preposterous psychological drama featuring a lush score from Rael Jones and a tremendous lead performance from Rachel Weisz – who is mean, minxy and manipulative. Her sheer charisma persuades you to overlook one or two plot glitches. I can only describe this film as the roistering missing link between The Talented Mr Ripley and Far from the Madding Crowd.”
Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian

The club will only exist if you want it to and keep supporting it. So please keep coming, enjoy a glass of
wine and meet your fellow film critics!

BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW

 

 

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Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

2 years ago

 
Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

For more details of this and other Lenten events, click here.

We do hope to see a good crowd turn out for this Lent course, and newcomers are especially welcome.  It would help the group leaders to plan if they know who is coming, so please do get in touch with the group leader if you're planning on going along.

 

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Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

2 years ago

 
Lent #2 - A Father: A Persistent Prayer

For more details of this and other Lenten events, click here.

We do hope to see a good crowd turn out for this Lent course, and newcomers are especially welcome.  It would help the group leaders to plan if they know who is coming, so please do get in touch with the group leader if you're planning on going along.

 

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Messy Church

2 years ago

 
Messy Church

Our story this time in the series of "God's friends" (characters in God's story who prepared the way for Jesus) is about Samuel.

This is the story of the young boy Samuel who hears God speaking to him at an early age.  He grows up to be one of God's leaders who was guided by God to find the shepherd boy David, who would become King.

Lots of crafts, activities, story, song and prayers.

There is also a space with soft cushions and toys suitable for the very young.

Lunch included!

Come and have fun. 

 

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Ash Wednesday Service

2 years ago

 
Ash Wednesday Service

Leaders: Adrian

A Special service marking the beginning of Lent, in contemporary language, with traditional hymns. There will be opportunity to receive ash daubed on the forehead, and also to receive communion.

 

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Wine Tasting Evening

2 years ago

 
Wine Tasting Evening

Back by popular demand, Helen & Pearl are bring you another wine tasting evening in Flordon.

Come and join in sampling some wonderful wines from around the world.  Cheese and crackers included in the price.  Soft beverages available.  Quiz and raffle.

Price £12.  Book by phoning Helen or Pearl by 2nd February please, so they can organise the wine selection in time.

 

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Cafe Church

2 years ago

 
Cafe Church

Come and join in a lovely relaxed cafe atmosphere, as we explore what it means to follow Jesus and share the journey. This week we're looking at a busy day in the life of Jesus, from Mark's Gospel.

The bar opens at 10am - where cakes, biscuits, hot and cold drinks are freely available. We introduce, explore and respond to the theme for the day in a light and interactive way, that is suitable for all ages, and especially young families. This happens10:30am-11:15am.

The bar remains open until 11:30am.

All are most welcome!

 

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Victoria and Abdul

2 years ago

 
Victoria and Abdul

Doors Open 7pm. Film starts approx. 7.45pm.

This month we are showing what is probably the huge hit of the season: the amazing true story of an unexpected
friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and a young Indian clerk Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

Tickets are now on sale. Just £5. Book now and pay on the door.

This is the first film of the new season so that also means…membership subscriptions are due…still just £5 per
person for the year.

VICTORIA AND ABDUL 110 mins PG Biography/Drama/History
“There’s both pointed mischief and genuine emotion in abundance as this fascinating
true story emerges from the shadows of history. To portray Queen Victoria as a
pioneering multiculturalist perhaps errs on the side of generosity, yet it’s surprising how
much still rings true in this fable about Britain’s intoxication with the idea of India… as
long as the more troubling reality remains safely at arm’s length.” Radio Times

The club will only exist if you want it to and keep supporting it. So please keep coming, enjoy a glass of
wine and meet your fellow film critics!

BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW       BOOK NOW

 

 

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Saturday Swap Shop

2 years ago

 
Saturday Swap Shop

A great way to recycle and share things with others. From mugs to jugs, DVDs to toiletries, books, toys, clothes and more. Come along and join the swapping fun. 

* Up to 3 items per person to swap
*Good quality second hand (or new) please
*NO ELECTRICAL GOODS THANK YOU!

*Refreshments available.

 

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Friends of Flordon Church

2 years ago

 
Friends of Flordon Church

With increasing costs, we are currently exploring the idea of setting up a ‘Friends of Flordon Church’ group to ensure that St Michael's can continue to serve the current wider community and future generations. If you are interested in offering support to a Friends group, or if you would like to feed in your thoughts and ideas before we make decisions, we would love to meet you this evening at St Michael’s Church for an introductory meeting to explore our options.

Thanks to Joann and Margaret for organising this. 

 

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Holy Communion

2 years ago

 
Holy Communion

Cathy will lead this short communion service in contemporary language, with traditional carols.

 

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The Red Turtle

2 years ago

 
The Red Turtle

Tickets Just £5.

We are showing the ’The Red Turtle’. 80mins PG

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

"The course of 80 minutes brings us nail-biting drama, a touch of romance (!) and a profound engagement with the cycle of life, all rendered in an exquisite line-­drawing style that's elemental in its simplicity. If all that makes it essentially art house animation, then so be it, but this beautiful, handcrafted movie is a one-­of-­a-­kind viewing experience that will linger long in the imagination." Radio Times.

Doors open 7pm. Please come along and have a glass of mulled wine, sausage rolls and a mince pie!

7.45pm film starts.

 

 

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Carol Service

2 years ago

 
Carol Service

A traditional carol service, led by Adrian, with readings and carols that tell the true story of God coming to be with us.

 

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Messy Christingle

2 years ago

 
Messy Christingle

Leaders: Adrian & Andrew

Everything needed will be provided, including oranges, candles, ribbon, sweets, lots of fun and laughter, and a wonderful beginning to the Christmas season. Loved by children and adults alike, this candlelit celebration is a fabulous way to help bring light and hope to children living in poverty in this country, through the Children’s Society. Biscuits and drinks served afterwards. www.christingle.org

 

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Remembrance Service

2 years ago

 
Remembrance Service

Everyone is welcome to join us for a special mid-week service of worship at Hanover Gardens this week, during which we will remember all those who have given their lives in the pursuit of peace, especially those from the villages of our group of churches: Mulbarton, Flordon, Bracon Ash and Hethel. We will also pray for peace in the world

As usual, following our service, refreshments will be served.

 

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Messy Church

2 years ago

 
Messy Church

Come and join us as we explore the next story in our series of "God's Friends", which is about Caleb and Joshua entering the promised land.  We explore the story with a range of fun (and sometimes messy) crafts.  There is also a soft area where babies can feel comfortable.

We wrap the craft time up by using the crafts to tell the story, and then we share a delicious buffet lunch.

Messy Church is a fun and interactive way for all the family to explore the Christian faith. There are Bible stories, creative activities, songs and even a light lunch!

Messy Church is for children and adults (parents, grandparents, carers, trusted family friends…). Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
If you can let us know that you are coming, it would help us with catering. Cost: £1 per person

All ages are really welcome!

 

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Rumours of Angels? Angel Stone Painting

2 years ago

 
Rumours of Angels? Angel Stone Painting

Come and join in with our 4th Sunday @ 4 Angel stone painting! 

This is the time of the year when the Angel world is particularly active.  We need to help the heavenly host get ready for God’s Big Day.

Come ahd help create enough Angel stones in preparation.

A great opportunity for adults and children to have fun together.  Suitable for all ages.

We will meet in Hethel church with stones and drawing pens ready.  There will be some stories about God’s Angels and some picture ideas for angel designs.  Bring your own ideas too!

Look forward to seeing you there!

More information about plans for God’s Big Day and how you can be part of it, coming in about a month’s time. 

Watch this space!

For further information, please contact Cathy Nicholls 01508 570557

Hethel Church is situated in Church Lane, Hethel NR14 8HE

 

 

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Their Finest - Film Club

2 years ago

 
Their Finest - Film Club

A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy.

Doors open 7pm. 7.30pm film starts.

 

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Bishop's Day of Celebration & Prayer

2 years ago

 
Bishop's Day of Celebration & Prayer
A day for everyone across the Diocese to come together to celebrate and pray.

 

Mark Russell, Chief Executive of the Church Army, will be the guest speaker.

Be inspired by innovative ways churches are serving their local communities, discover how the Mission Strategy 2021 is enabling local mission and explore different styles of prayer.

Take part in music workshops and rehearse and perform in a scratch choir.

There will also be activities for children and youth.

No booking required.  Just turn up.

https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/event?id=9129

 

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Welcome Afternoon for New Residents

2 years ago

 
Welcome Afternoon for New Residents

Moved into the Mulbarton in the last year or so? Or planning to move here?

Then the Welcome afternoon is designed for you. We have representatives from village groups and activities and info from many others. We hope to cover everything that goes on in the village if we can. It is a chance to meet people over a cuppa and a cake.

The Welcome afternoon takes place on Saturday 7th October in Hanover Gardens Lounge. Drop in any time betweeen 3pm - 5pm. Look out for the signs near the Coop on Cuckoofield Lane or email Sue Mellows on sue@sysue.co.uk for more info and an invite. There will be activities provided for children.

This is our 3rd Welcome event and we are keen to cover as many activities and interests as possible. If you want to advertise your organisation and you haven’t done so before please email jill@mulbchurch.org.uk for more information.

 

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Saturday Swap Shop

2 years ago

 
Saturday Swap Shop

A great way to recycle and share things with others. From mugs to jugs, DVDs to toiletries, come along and join the swapping fun. 

* Up to 3 items per person to swap
*Good quality second hand (or new) please
*NO ELECTRICAL GOODS THANK YOU!

*Refreshments available.

 

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Big Benefice Bash

2 years ago

 
Big Benefice Bash

A day for all four parishes in our group to gather together, worship together, think together, pray together, play together and eat together.

Folk from the four parishes are welcome to join in with as much of the programme as they would like to, as we explore fresh vision and values together, and begin charting a course for a new chapter in our shared journey.

We'll present the outcome of our process of discerning vision and values, which will help us in setting direction, making decisions, communicating what we're about, and in uniting our common life across the benefice.

Please let us know if you would like to stay for the fish and chip supper in the evening, so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone.  A contribution for food costs on the day would be welcome.

9am

Setting Up

10am

All Age Communion Service, introducing “Vision and Values”

From 11:30am

Coffee

Feedback board – writing wall to post thoughts and reflections about vision & values.

 

Also, space to post aims for individual parishes, arising from Vision and Values.

 

Prayer stations, to pray about specific things going on around the villages

12:30pm

‘Bring Your Own’ lunch

1:30pm

“Vision and Values”  exploration group – Radio 1 style

Rounders (weather permitting)

 

‘Bring Your Own’ board games

 

Scouts crossbows?!

2:15pm

“Vision and Values”  exploration group – Radio 4 style

3pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30pm

Family Quiz

5pm

Free time

5:30pm

Fish ‘n chip supper

7pm

Finish and Tidy up

Please let us know if you'd like to help with setting up, tidying up, helping in the kitchen or preparing a quiz round.

Things to bring:

  • If baking is your thing, please bring a cake or dessert to share (but don't feel you have to buy one if baking isn't your thing!)
  • Board games to play
  • If you'd like the comfort of your own chair, please bring that
 

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Norfolk Churches Trust Bike Ride

2 years ago

 
Norfolk Churches Trust Bike Ride

Pump up your tyres, dust off your walking boots, pack a picnic and plan a route from your own door to visit as many of the most beautiful churches in Norfolk as you can. PLUS you can raise money to help the Norfolk Churches Trust preserve these buildings for future generations. Simply get sponsored for each building you visit or make a donation.

The Bike Ride has raised around £2,800,000 over the past 32 years. The money has been divided between the church of the participant’s choice and The Norfolk Churches Trust, which gives grants to hundreds of churches for repairs, renovation and the conservation of their buildings. More than 600 churches will be open throughout the day for everyone to explore.

If you'd like to go on foot, by bike or by car in order to raise money for the NCT and your local church, please collect a sponsorship form from your parish representative, or from your local church.

If you'd like to sit and sign visitors in at your local church, please do speak to your parish representative asap.

For more details, see the NCT website.

 

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Flordon Family Fun Day

2 years ago

 
Flordon Family Fun Day

Something for everybody!

Bring your own Picnic or delicious ploughman's lunches available to preorder (ring Helen on 471888)

PRODUCE SHOW - Produce show entry form

  • Licensed bar serving beer, wine and Pimms
  • Fun dog show
  • Village games for all
  • Annual tug of war
  • Raffle and tombola

Tombola and Raffle prizes needed - please give to Jean and Janice.

Don't miss it.........!!

 

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Summer Sunday Teas

2 years ago

 
Summer Sunday Teas

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and delicious home-made cakes.

Drop in any time between 2pm and 5pm, every Sunday through August: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

 

Butterfly

Bonus: Biodiversity in the churchyard

  • Butterfly identification
  • Churchyard Discovery Trail
  • Wildflower spotting
  • See our collection of skulls
  • Find some “invertebrates”!
  • Leaf outlines and colours
 

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Ice Cream Sunday

2 years ago

 
Ice Cream Sunday

We are offering ice cream to folks at Mulbarton Rectory after the morning service this Sunday.  All welcome to come along!

 

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Messy Church

2 years ago

 
Messy Church

Are you looking for something to do as a family next week?

If so, come along to Messy Church at the Jubillee Room in Mulbarton Village Hall (The Common, Mulbarton) on Thursday 24th August (10 - 12 noon). 

Messy Church is a fun and interactive way for all the family to explore the Christian faith. There are Bible stories, creative activities, songs and even a light lunch!

Messy Church is for children and adults (parents, grandparents, carers, trusted family friends…). Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
If you can let us know that you are coming, it would help us with catering. Cost: £1 per person.

Please note the change from our usual venue: Jubilee Room at Mulbarton Village Hall

 

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Primrose Pop Up Cafe

2 years ago

 
Primrose Pop Up Cafe

There will be a choice of cakes, scones and cream and cheese scones with chutney to choose from with a variety of hot and cold drinks to go with them.

There is no charge for the refreshments but a donation towards the work that our daughter, Katrina, is doing in Nepal would be very much appreciated.

Take a break and enjoy the peace of the mediterranean-style garden over the summer break.

Everyone welcome!

 

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Teddy Bears' Picnic

2 years ago

 
Teddy Bears' Picnic

For children up to 3-years-old, their teddies (or favourite cuddlies) and their grown-ups.

Games, honey sandwiches and simple snacks provided (or bring your own for tinies).

No charge, but please, please let us know you’re coming.

 

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Summer Sunday Teas

2 years ago

 
Summer Sunday Teas

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and delicious home-made cakes.

Drop in any time between 2pm and 5pm, every Sunday through August: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

 

Butterfly

Bonus: Biodiversity in the churchyard

  • Butterfly identification
  • Churchyard Discovery Trail
  • Wildflower spotting
  • See our collection of skulls
  • Find some “invertebrates”!
  • Leaf outlines and colours
 

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Primrose Pop Up Cafe

2 years ago

 
Primrose Pop Up Cafe

There will be a choice of cakes, scones and cream and cheese scones with chutney to choose from with a variety of hot and cold drinks to go with them.

There is no charge for the refreshments but a donation towards the work that our daughter, Katrina, is doing in Nepal would be very much appreciated.

Take a break and enjoy the peace of the mediterranean-style garden over the summer break.

Everyone welcome!

 

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Contact Becky for more details - 01508570746
 

Summer Sunday Teas

2 years ago

 
Summer Sunday Teas

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and delicious home-made cakes.

Drop in any time between 2pm and 5pm, every Sunday through August: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

 

Butterfly

Bonus: Biodiversity in the churchyard

  • Butterfly identification
  • Churchyard Discovery Trail
  • Wildflower spotting
  • See our collection of skulls
  • Find some “invertebrates”!
  • Leaf outlines and colours
 

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Contact Peter for more details - 01508 570557
 

Tea and Cakes

2 years ago

 
Tea and Cakes

An afternoon of tea and cakes in the Rectory garden.

This event is open to all, and a special invitation is out to families of those who have been married or baptised at one of the 4 churches in our group.

 

 

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Cheese & Wine Evening

2 years ago

 
Cheese & Wine Evening

Simply, an opportunity to relax with good company of a summer's evening, with cheese and wine.  If the weather is good, we can spill out into the garden - if not, we can be indoors.

Please let us know if you'd like to come along, so we can make sure we have sufficient. No compulsion to bring anything, but do let us know if you'd plan to bring some cheese or wine to add to the pot.

All welcome!

 

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Summer Sunday Teas

2 years ago

 
Summer Sunday Teas

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and delicious home-made cakes.

Drop in any time between 2pm and 5pm, every Sunday through August: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

 

Butterfly

Bonus: Biodiversity in the churchyard

  • Butterfly identification
  • Churchyard Discovery Trail
  • Wildflower spotting
  • See our collection of skulls
  • Find some “invertebrates”!
  • Leaf outlines and colours
 

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Songs of Praise

2 years ago

 
Songs of Praise

Have you got a favourite hymn, old or new, that you'd love to sing? Then why not join us for our benefice service of Songs of Praise in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of Bracon Ash Church (4pm on Sunday 30th July).

Feel free to send your hymn or song requests to Rev Adrian Miller (adrian@mulbchurch.org.uk) or simply come along and enjoy the choices of others.

You definitely don't need to be a church regular to enjoy this service and everyone is welcome!

 

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Hidden Figures

2 years ago

 
Hidden Figures

True Story / Drama (PG) 127 mins

Putting man on the moon is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but the women who played a part in getting him there have gone unsung for too long – and the fact that some of them were African-American is the surprise draw of this inspiring, Oscar-nominated account, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell & Kimberly Quinn

Tickets now on sale: just £5 - book now!  All you need to do is email gareth@garethjamesdesign.co.uk, or click on my name below, and tell me how many are coming - simple!

The club will only exist if you want it to and keep supporting it. So please keep coming, enjoy a glass of wine with your popcorn and meet your fellow film critics!

 Doors open 7.30pm - Film will start approx 7.45pm.

 

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Holy Communion

2 years ago

 
Holy Communion

Join us at Mulbarton Church for a special benefice service of Holy Communion on Sunday 2nd July at 10:30am.

This will be the first ever service of Holy Communion which our curate, The Revd Andrew North, will lead following his ordination as Priest. During this family friendly service, our guest speaker The Revd Sam Hustwayte will be helping us to explore the theme of "welcome" in a fun and engaging way. We are also very excited that our sung worship will be led by Mulbarton Community Choir and accompanied by Laurie Bennett. 

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special service, especially noisy children! The service will last about 75mins.

Following the service, everyone is warmly invited to join us for a picnic on The Common.

Please note: For logistical reasons, this service is now taking place at Mulbarton Church and not Bracon Ash Chruch as orginally advertised.

 

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Lion

2 years ago

 
Lion

True Story / Drama (PG) 118 mins

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

Tickets now on sale: just £5 - book now!

The club will only exist if you want it to and keep supporting it. So please keep coming, enjoy a glass of wine with your popcorn and meet your fellow film critics!

Call or email Gareth to book your tickets now:
01508 470 854 Email: gareth@garethjamesdesign.co.uk

 

 

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Praying on Election Day

2 years ago

 
Praying on Election Day

Join us on election day as we lay the General Election before the living God, and invite God to be a part of all that is happening and will happen over the next 5 years.

We have 4 opportunities to come along for just 30 minutes at some point during the day:

9:15am: Coffee & Prayer at Harvest House

12noon: Midday Prayer in Church

6:30pm: Evening Prayer in Church

9:15pm: Night Prayer in Church

All are welcome.

 

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Messy Church

2 years ago

 
Messy Church

Are you looking for something to do as a family this 1/2 term?

If so, come along to Messy Church at Mulbarton Infant School (The Common, Mulbarton) on Thursday 1 June 2017 (10 - 12 noon). 

Messy Church is a fun and interactive way for all the family to explore the Christian faith. There are Bible stories, creative activities, songs and even a light lunch!

Messy Church is for children and adults (parents, grandparents, carers, trusted family friends…). Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
If you can let us know that you are coming, it would help us with catering. Cost: £1 per person

 

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Thy Kingdom Come

2 years ago

 
Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer initiative, with various events happening all over the world!

At Hethel Church we're putting on an event with which is especially for those who aren’t good at praying!

 So, drop in to Hethel Church on Sunday 28th May, between 3 and 5pm to pray for the world... with art… craft… music… words… silence… alone… together… with people across the globe. Adults, children, separately, together. All are welcome!

 

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Thy Kingdom Come

2 years ago

 
Thy Kingdom Come

We are invited to make a lasting difference in our nations and in our world, by responding to his call to find a deep unity of purpose in prayer

To find out more click here

 

 

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Teddy Bear Parachute Competition

2 years ago

 
Teddy Bear Parachute Competition

Bring your teddies, complete with parachute, to church any time from 10am.  Teddies will be launched from the church tower at 12noon.

Entrance is free!

There are 3 age categories (pre-school, primary and secondary), and 2 prizes up for grabs in each category.  There is a prize for the best-looking teddy and parachute, and there is a prize for the teddy that flies the furthest.

There will be 2 bonus prizes for the most dramatic descent, and the most effort, across all age ranges.

Families are welcome to bring packed lunches, or enjoy a burger from the stall in the churchyard.  Drinks and cakes will also be available in Harvest House.

You'll find plenty of inspiration online about different ways you can make your teddy bear parachutes.  Have fun!

If entrants would like to offer a donation to help restore the church font, there will be opportunity to do this on the day.

Click here for more details of other things happening on the day.

 

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Performances, Flowers & Having-A-Go

2 years ago

 
Performances, Flowers & Having-A-Go

A demonstration of bell-ringing at 10:30am, and Mulbarton's community choir at 3pm.

Not only can you come and enjoy these cracking performances, but there will also be an opportunity to have-a-go at some things.  If you play keyboard, the organ will be open to you to have a play on, in between other things that are happening.  From 12:30pm, you will be able to have a go at simple chiming or proper ringing with our church bells.  Definitely an experience.  If hand bells are more your thing, we'll also have a full set of those on display, with opportunity to get hands-on.

You'll also encounter some fabulous floral displays in the church.

If you'd like to find out more about getting involved with the choir or with the flower-arranging, people will be on hand to talk with you.

Don't miss it! 

Click here for more details of other things happening on the day.

 

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Gift Day: Font Restoration

2 years ago

 
Gift Day: Font Restoration

Mulbarton Church is home to many beautiful and ancient pieces of history.  One piece in particular is in urgent need of repair, and without attention very soon, will be lost to us forever.  Our medieval font has stood in Mulbarton church for many centuries, and seen many hundreds of parishioners go through its waters over the years.

Certainly there will be a lot of families in Mulbarton today who will have fond memories of their loved ones being baptised in this font.  Various bodged repairs over the centuries have ended up causing more damage, and it is has almost reached the point of becoming irreparable, and presents something of a safety hazard.

The professional advice is that as it stands it is possible to make a good repair, which would give the font a lease of life for many more centuries.  In order to preserve this precious piece of heritage for future generations, it is worthwhile doing that work - but it must be done soon.

We are appealing to the people of Mulbarton, to whom this heritage belongs, to help fund this urgent work.  £10,000 might seem like a lot of money, but for a thousand years of service, that's only £10 per year, and perhaps only £1 per baptism.  Don't let us be the generation that allows this precious resource to crumble.

Gift Aid forms will be available from the giving desk on Saturday, and we do hope parishioners will dig deep to get behind this project.

If you'd prefer to give to the wider work of the church, there will be opportunity to do that as well, either as a one-off or on an on-going basis.

Refreshments will be available throughout the open day.

Click here for more details of other things happening on the day.

 

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Quiz with Cheeses

2 years ago

 
Quiz with Cheeses

Compered by Andrew North, the evening promises to be a fun community occasion, with cheese and quiz included in the price of £7.50 per person.

Please bring your own drinks.

Tickets available from Cyndy 578510 or Alice 578390

 

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Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

2 years ago

 
Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Join us at Mulbarton Church as we gather on Maundy Thursday to remember the Last Supper and join together to share Holy Communion.

 

 

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Coffee & Cake Morning with an Easter Egg hunt for the little ones!

2 years ago

 
Coffee & Cake Morning with an Easter Egg hunt for the little ones!

There will be a prize raffle too. All proceeds to the Sierra Leone ‘Street Child’ charity. From 25th-30th May Helen will be travelling out to Sierra Leone to work alongside the charity ‘Street Child’ (Registered Charity No: 1128536), established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the world's most vulnerable and poorest children in West Africa and Nepal. The charity works directly with street children in their own environment towards reunification with their families, reintroduction to education and the creation of a sustainable home-life for their ongoing upbringing. Whilst out in Sierra Leone, on the 28th May 2017, she will be taking part in the Sierra Leone Marathon which is the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser. Money raised at the Coffee & Cake morning will contribute towards this. Helen is offering her skills (and time) as an A&E sister volunteering for this project, but need to fundraise to cover costs in order to help the charity provide basic amenities such as toilets and clean drinking water for the schools. She is hoping to raise a total sum of £1500 for this event. (Harvest House is situated 2 houses down from the church towards the Village Hall)

 

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Lent 2017 - Welcome Course Final Session

2 years ago

 
Lent 2017 - Welcome Course Final Session

 

In our final Wednesday evening Lent session, we will be looking back to  Welcome Course which we worked through last year. This final session will be an opportunity to celebrate all the positive outcomes from that, as we look to the future.

This Wednesday evening session begins at 7:30pm in Hanover Gardens Lounge

 

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241 Musical Comedy Gig

2 years ago

 
241 Musical Comedy Gig

Come and join 241 for part of their "BOGOF" Tour,  where you'll be treated to a fun filled performance (75mins) of musical comedy which will have you laughing your socks off! Featuring our very own curate, the Rev'd Andrew North, you can be sure you'll have a right old giggle as he and his better musical half, Alan Kirkland entertain you with their unique take on life! If you like Flanders & Swann, Victoria Wood, Tim Minchin or Stilgoe and Skellern, we think you'll love 241!

241 are a Christian Musical Comedy Duo who like to see the lighter side of Church and beyond! Their blend of original songs, reworked hymn tunes, alongside a couple of classic songs make for an act which will have you chuckling all the way home!

Tickets: £5.50 (including refreshments) available online (with no booking fee) here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mulbarton-church or call Janet Negal: 01508 471070

 

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241 Musical Comedy Gig

2 years ago

 
241 Musical Comedy Gig

Come and join 241 for part of their "BOGOF" Tour,  where you'll be treated to a fun filled performance (75mins) of musical comedy which will have you laughing your socks off! Featuring our very own curate, the Rev'd Andrew North, you can be sure you'll have a right old giggle as he and his better musical half, Alan Kirkland entertain you with their unique take on life! If you like Flanders & Swann, Victoria Wood, Tim Minchin or Stilgoe and Skellern, we think you'll love 241!

241 are a Christian Musical Comedy Duo who like to see the lighter side of Church and beyond! Their blend of original songs, reworked hymn tunes, alongside a couple of classic songs make for an act which will have you chuckling all the way home!

Tickets: £5.50 (including refreshments) available online (with no booking fee) here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mulbarton-church or call Janet Negal: 01508 471070

 

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4th @ 4 Mothering Sunday

2 years ago

 
4th @ 4 Mothering Sunday

Instead of meeting together at Hethel this month, those of us who are going to be around and free in the afternoon are going instead to attend the Mothering Sunday service in Norwich Cathedral which runs from 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm. The Cathedral publicity describes this as "an informal, family-friendly service for Mothering Sunday which will include the distribution of posies".

Do come and join in with this if you are free. I can co-ordinate lifts for those who wish to share transport (let me know). Or anyone who would like to meet up there, let's meet outside the West Front door of the Cathedral at 3.20 pm on Sunday afternoon. Parking should be available in the Cathedral Close.

A historical note on Mothering Sunday:

Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. During the sixteenth century, people returned to their 'mother church', the main church or cathedral of the area, for a service. This was either the church where you were baptised, or the local parish church or more often the nearest cathedral. Anyone who did this was commonly said to have gone "a-mothering". Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother church, usually with their own mothers and other family members. Children would pick flowers to place in the church or to give to their mothers.

Wherever you are next Sunday have a lovely day and to Mum's especially, may you know God's blessing!

 

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Jumble Sale

2 years ago

 
Jumble Sale

Good quality clothing and footwear for adults and children. Admission £1 Refreshments available. If you have any suitable items that we could sell, please drop them off at the church between 4 and 7pm on Friday 24th. Ring Helen on 01508 471888 if you need to make other arrangements.

 

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The Big Brew

2 years ago

 
The Big Brew

We’re joining in with the national Fairtrade Fortnight this Saturday.  Join us for Fairtrade refreshments, sale of Fairtrade goods, and good company, as we help drive much needed change for farmers in developing countries.

Having the perfect cuppa or a snack is an important part of our daily routine, yet millions of farmers who produce the treats we enjoy during our breaks are struggling to make a living. However hard they work to provide the products we depend on, they still aren’t paid what they deserve.

In Kenya’s coffee and tea-growing regions one in three people live in poverty, while tea pickers in Malawi earn less than £1.46 a day. This is not enough to provide decent food, education or healthcare for their families or invest in better farming.

The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all come from farmers who work hard but are not paid what they deserve.

Whether in the UK or in Malawi, no one deserves to be short-changed for a hard day’s work. When we reach for the cheapest products, we may be unconsciously feeding exploitation. We become part of the problem, but we can make a conscious choice to be part of the solution and support trade that is fair.

We’re grateful to Rachel’s advocacy and many of us who have supported the Fairtrade movement for some years in our villages, as we’ve learnt what difference it makes around the world. Yet, not enough people are buying it and not enough farmers are benefiting from it. We hope and pray this year for more people to get behind farmers and their families this Fairtrade Fortnight and beyond.

Choose Fairtrade when you next shop, or ask your local store to stock Fairtrade products. Join our Fairtrade "Big Brew" – because farmers deserve sustainable incomes.

 

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Flordon Community Trust AGM

2 years ago

 
Flordon Community Trust AGM

All parishioners are welcome to attend our annual meeting, where we hear reports from the chairman and treasurer, and appoint committee members and officers.  We'll also be considering the merging of the Flordon Community Group with the Flordon Community Trust.

 

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Communion

3 years ago

 
Communion

All are welcome to join us to celebrate the start of 12 days of Christmas.  Our short service of communion will last about 45 minutes, and is the ideal way to enter into the true meaning of behind the season. 

 

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Midnight Communion

3 years ago

 
Midnight Communion

All are welcome to join us as Advent closes and Christmas begins.  Our traditional service of communion at midnight will last about 45 minutes, and is the ideal way to enter into the true meaning of behind the season

We will sing familiar carols and use simple contemporary liturgy.  Visitors are welcome to partake of the bread and wine or simply visit the communion rail for a blessing.

 

 

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Crib Service

3 years ago

 
Crib Service

This half-hour service is especially suited to 4-7-year-olds, although all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the atmospheric and interactive re-telling of the nativity story, as the sun goes down on Christmas Eve - and you may even find a treat for your little one!

 

 

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Carol Service, with brass

3 years ago

 
Carol Service, with brass

Come along to our special candle-lit service. A special six piece brass ensemble will lead us as we sing our favourite Christmas carols, and listen to the ancient words about the Nativity of our Lord being read.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be available after the service, which will last about an hour.

A special seasonal occasion in your parish church - not to be missed!

 

 

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Advent Service of Light

3 years ago

 
Advent Service of Light

All welcome to this special candle-lit benefice service, in which we celebrate the whole season of Advent, before we head into the December rush!

It's a beautiful reflective occasion, with the Advent wreath and favourite Advent carols.  A wonderful way to start the season.

This year we meet in Flordon Church.

 

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Quiz Night

3 years ago

 
Quiz Night

My quiz is going to be on the 26th of November which is a Saturday evening.

It starts at 7:30 but doors open at 7:00. The tickets will be sold at the door, £3 per ticket, and suggested team size is 6-8.

We will not be providing any nibbles but we will be providing tea, coffee and some biscuits. Feel free to bring

Along anything you may want to drink or eat.

There will also be a raffle with exciting prizes (hopefully).

This Quiz will be raising money for both my trip to Tanzania and my friend Richards trip to Uganda with

A charity called challenge worldwide. The venue will be mulbarton junior school the head was very kind and let me use the venue.

 

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389th BOMB GROUP REMEMBRANCE-TIDE SERVICE

3 years ago

 

 All are welcome at this annual remembrance-tide service.  For more information contact Anne Howlett (571302).   

 

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CALL 2 LONDON

3 years ago

 

This is a call to come together to fast and pray at the seat of Government of the United Kingdom in London.  The prayers will be written in the programme so all can join in.  If you would like to go then contact Jill Gower (01603 920074) who is  organising a coach from Norwich.  

 

 

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Welcome Afternoon for New Residents

3 years ago

 
Welcome Afternoon for New Residents

Recently arrived in Mulbarton?

Please join us for tea and cake...and a chance to find out more about village life, groups and history.  Feel free to drop in for as long as you'd llike any time between 3 and 5pm.

Over the next few years as Oakley Park, the new Hopkins’ estate, develops, the Church plans to host a series of Welcome afternoons twice a year, in autumn and spring. We have had quite a good take up so far from village organisations and groups planning to get involved by sending representatives and/or information.

Representatives of these local organisations will be there to meet you.

  • Brownies
  • Scouts
  • Mulbarton Infant & Junior School
  • Peacocks Preschool
  • Puddleducks
  • Mulbarton Parish Council
  • MALGA (Allotments)
  • Mulbarton Church
  • Mulbarton Parish Website
  • Mulbarton Football Club
  • Mulbarton Sports  & Social Club
  • Mulbarton Heritage group.
 

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National Prayer Weekend

3 years ago

 
National Prayer Weekend

Praying for our local communities.  All welcome to join us for an hour of prayer.

 

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National Prayer Week

3 years ago

 

 We as a Church have registered to take part in this initiative. The Welcome to its website states ‘ A weekend to initiate a wave of prayer over our nation, one life, one street, one community at a time. We believe that local people praying for their community can transform the nation. Central to National Prayer Weekend 2016 is the heart to see people in our local communities know and encounter God as their Father through the power of prayer.’ It is hoped to hold a prayer meeting in each of the Churches in the benefice over the weekend. Please look out for more details in Pews News or via the Church e-mail. As part of connecting with our community a suggestion made by the organisers is to ask for prayer requests from our community. So in preparation for the weekend  you might like to ask your neighbours what they would like the Church to pray for. Thanks Patrick Theobald For more see: www.national-prayer-weekend.com 

 

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Recapturing the Heart of Mission

3 years ago

 
Recapturing the Heart of Mission

"You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth"

As we await the return of Christ, the first and foremost thing that our Lord Jesus has left us to do is to let everybody know about what God has done for them through the coming, the death, the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus Christ.

Our news is good.  Our news is urgent.

Swapan Biswas has spent most of his life introducing others to the Lord Jesus, and all that God has done for them, as he's travelled the foothills of the Himalayas.  His father before him, BK Biswas, started evangelising and planting churches in the 1950s, and has an inspiring testimony to the grace of God.  They have seen strong and steady growth every year.  "Reaching the unreached" has been the consistent vision over the decades.  Swapan reports:

"This year we praised God to see many who accepted Christ and 148 people who took their next step in baptism. We celebrate in mentioning the numbers since we strongly believe every number has a name and a story behind, which matters to God. We want to see the gospel move in North Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Jesus is using every individual in our movement to reach out and I strongly believe that the best is yet to come."

Faithfully evangelising, baptising, engaging youth and children, advocating for displaced communities, assisting with social work and encouraging self-supporting business, reaching, raising and releasing leaders and pastors - it's all part of the life flow of the Masihi Mandli churches, reaching the unreached.

Now Swapan is touring the UK, bringing a much needed message to our churches, inspiring us to recapture the heart of mission, reaching our own unreached.

God is longing for the good news to go to the nations.  Yet, for us, sharing our faith can sometimes feel awkward or difficult.  Swapan comes from a place of tremendous experience, and offers real helpful inspiration about how to be faithful to God over the long haul in our own context.  This is something we need.

Come along on Saturday morning, 17th September, to the House of Prayer in Norwich.  Come to meet with the living God.  Come to hear the stories of God at work in that north-east corner of India.  Come to hear the message that God is bringing to us to recapture the heart of mission.  Come to receive a fresh anointing as Swapan prays for us to be released in new ways and to receive more of the Holy Spirit's power to be witnesses, according to Christ's command.

This is not another seminar on evangelism, or church-planting.  This is simply an opportunity, for us in Norfolk, to receive something of God into our hearts that could result in an unstoppable and unforced outflow of the mission of God into God's world.

The event is open to all. Don't miss it!

 

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Annual Hog Roast & Barbecue

3 years ago

 

Vegetarian option, salads and desserts. Please bring your own drinks, cutlery and plates. If you can bring chairs, it would help. Games and  raffle   £8 adults £4 children. To book ring Tony 471593 or Janet 471070 by Monday 5th Sept.  (Booking essential for catering purposes) - COME and JOIN THE FUN! 

 

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Heritage Open Day

3 years ago

 

What was it like here 100 years ago? 500 years ago? 1000 years ago? Was the church spun out of Wymondham Abbey in the early 1100s? How old is the Thorn? Is the mound near the Thorn a tumulus? Was the original village of Hethel in the field to the east of the Church? What did the farmland look like before the airfield was built in 1943? And after?

 

Last summer, a group of final year UEA history students surveyed and researched the landscape of Hethel. And wrote dissertations. On September 10 and 11 (10am to 5pm) there will be an exhibition of their work in Hethel Church, which looks at some of the questions above. Some of the now-graduates will be around to discuss their findings with you, and, if you like, take you on a guided tour of the ground. Timings on our website www.acny.org.uk/hethel. Drinks, cake and light lunches will be on sale (but the rest is free!).
389 Bomb Group Memorial Exhibition is also open for HODs – about 10 minutes walk from the church. You can see maps of the airfield as it was, numerous artefacts, and the amazing mural of Christ on the cross.

 

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Norfolk Churches Bike Ride

3 years ago

 

Thousands of individuals, families and groups of all ages, will take part in the  annual "bike ride" on Saturday 10 Sept 2016, 9am to 5pm, and will be planning their routes and signing up sponsors from now until bike ride day.  Sponsor forms will be available in the churches, and by down loading from Norfolk Churches Trust website. Riders and walkers choose which local church will receive half of their sponsor money. The remainder goes to Norfolk Churches Trust to be  given out as grants for essential repairs to our historic churches in need of repair.  The Bike Ride has raised around £2,800,000 over the past 32 years.   Sponsorship forms for Mulbarton Church are also available from Tony James Tony has kindly agreed to co-ordinate the effort with staffing  Mulbarton Church for this event. We really need people to offer to be in the Church, or Harvest House, to sign the cyclists' sheets and offer hospitality (refreshments will be made available).  Please let Tony, Jill Wright or Caroline know if you are able to spare an hour (or two!) on that  Saturday to help.  It would be great if several people could do a stint - last time Tony did it on his own! 

 

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Flordon Flower Festival

3 years ago

 
Flordon Flower Festival

Twenty beautiful floral arrangements representing the ‘Circle of Life’, from cradle to grave.

Open 10.30am – 5.00pm daily in the church.

Refreshments available in Helen and Jimmy’s garden next to the church until 4pm. Ploughman’s Lunches and delicious teas with homemade cakes served on Saturday and Sunday, teas and cakes only, on Monday.
 
Plant stall, Bric-a-brac etc. in marquee on the green. 
Admission – suggested donation  £2.50
 

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Hethel: then, now and in-between

3 years ago

 
Hethel: then, now and in-between

A thousand years of landscape history - Part 1

In June 2015 a group of third-year students from the UEA surveyed the landscape of Hethel, especially the area around All Saints Church, the Hethel Thorn, Moat House and the remains of the eastern end of the airfield. This work fed into a range of research projects covering topics from the medieval period to the 20 th century.

Some of the students, now graduates, and lecturer Dr Jon Gregory will share their conclusions at this and a follow-up event at the church.

Reading a Landscape: Fieldwork & Landscape History in Hethel

UEA’s Dr Jon Gregory will explain the various techniques used by landscape historians, the work carried out here last summer and the conclusions (and further questions!) arising from the research projects. Jon will illustrate his talk, and take questions after a decent pause for wine and nibbles.

Suggested donation £7, shared between the church's heating fund and a charity.

More info or to reserve your seat, please contact Peter or Cathy Nicholls.

 

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Compline

3 years ago

 
Compline

Simple Common Worship night prayer - a perfect way to end the day

 

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Blessing Prayers

3 years ago

 
Blessing Prayers

We focus in our blessing our world, nation and local communities, using the House of Prayer resource.

 

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Compline

3 years ago

 
Compline

Simple Common Worship night prayer - a perfect way to end the day

 

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Morning Prayer

3 years ago

 
Morning Prayer

Read and reflect on a psalm; a time of open prayer and a blessing on our community

 

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Compline

3 years ago

 
Compline

Simple Common Worship night prayer - a perfect way to end the day

 

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Taize-style prayer

3 years ago

 
Taize-style prayer

All welcome to experience this special form of contemplative prayer

 

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Morning Prayer

3 years ago

 
Morning Prayer

Read and reflect on a psalm; a time of open prayer and a blessing on our community

 

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Compline

3 years ago

 
Compline

Simple Common Worship night prayer - a perfect way to end the day

 

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Open Prayer

3 years ago

 
Open Prayer

All welcome to the prayer room this evening to try out the resources there

 

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Morning Prayer

3 years ago

 
Morning Prayer

Read and reflect on a psalm; a time of open prayer and a blessing on our community

 

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Compline

3 years ago

 
Compline

Simple Common Worship night prayer - a perfect way to end the day

 

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Open Prayer - Ffyald-Y-Brenin style

3 years ago

 
Open Prayer - Ffyald-Y-Brenin style

Patrick Theobald will lead us in a Fylad-y-Brenin evening prayer framework, making use of our 24-7 prayer resources in Harevst House

 

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Morning Prayer

3 years ago

 
Morning Prayer

Read and reflect on a psalm; a time of open prayer and a blessing on our community

 

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24-7 Prayer

3 years ago

 
24-7 Prayer

Christians Together in Mulbarton and surrounding villages will be praying for a full week, starting with a short service in Mulbarton Church and fnishing one week later with a short service in Flordon Church.

Individuals, pairs or groups can sign up for one-hour slots online or by phoning the Rectory office.

Book your slot now

 

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Tudor Tales

3 years ago

 
Tudor Tales

We are delighted to welcome Dave Tonge, the renowned and published 'Yarnsmith of Norwich' who will be sharing his Tudor Tales.

A regular performer for 18 years around the country working in museums, festivals and schools, we know we're in for a great evening.

 

Please come and join us, tickets £5 to include a free glass of wine and nibbles.

 

More details about Yarn Smith here.

 

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Thinking Christianly about the EU

3 years ago

 
Thinking Christianly about the EU

Bishop Alan is joining us in Harvest House at 10am on Saturday 18th June, ahead of vote day on 23rd June.  This will be an occasion to bring all of our ponderings to date, and think together about how we process all of that in a Christian way, in order to help us come to our final decision, whether we vote in or out.

There will be some reflections on how we approach the issue as well as space to bring our own questions and thoughts.

We won't be looking to come to conclusions about how to vote, nor are we offering loads of political expertise.  Rather we're offering a theological and biblical sounding board, so that we might seek together for insight into how to sift the assertions that are coming to us and how to think Christianly about this important vote.

In the meantime, the diocese have gathered a selection of resources to help us think Christianly about this important moment in UK history.

Diocesan Resources

Some reflections from the Rector

 

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The Blitz on Norwich

3 years ago

 
The Blitz on Norwich

An illustrated talk by local expert Ray Cossey.  Tickets available to book with Janet.

Evening includes an engaging presentation, and wine and nibbles.

Suggested donation of £5 towards Flordon Church.

 

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Valentine Renewal of Wedding Vows

4 years ago

 
Valentine Renewal of Wedding Vows

St. Valentine’s Day this year falls on a Sunday, so we have a superb opportunity to gather couples who live locally or who have married in one of our churches, along with family and friends, to celebrate the gift of marriage.  It's a way of saying that the church cares even beyond the wedding day, and we’re always here for people.  And what more romantic way could there be to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a renewal of wedding vows back in the place where you were wed or in a local village church?  However many couples are able to come along will all have the opportunity to renew vows all at the same time.  If you know someone you think would like a personal invite, please contact me and I’ll arrange it.

The ceremony itself will be a brief but meaningful occasion. The church bells will ring out before and after, and afterwards we will serve champagne and fruitcake. Folk would be welcome to stay for as long as they like to enjoy the romantic ambience of our beautiful ancient church building, specially decorated for the occasion. Of course, children would be more than welcome. There is no need to book ahead. We would be delighted to see a good crowd. Also, you needn’t be married to come along, even though that’s where the focus will be. This will be an act of worship and anyone is most welcome. If you’d like to let us know you’ll be coming along, however, it would help with planning the refreshments, and you can get in touch with me. There is no charge for this event.

The service will last for about 40 minutes, with the following running order:

Welcome

Hymn: Love Divine, all loves excelling

Greeting

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a

Confession & Collect

Reading: John 10:1-15

Hymn: Amazing grace!

Reading: Ephesians 5:25-33

Address

Affirmation of Faith

Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession

The Renewal of Vows

The Lord’s Prayer

Blessing

Hymn: Make me a channel of your peace

Dismissal

 

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Messy Christingle

4 years ago

 
Messy Christingle

Oranges and all provided.  Just come along to mark the season with this moving and memorable occasion, in support of the Children's Society

 

 

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Can we disagree well over same-sex relationships? The Pilling Report and Shared Conversations

4 years ago

 
Can we disagree well over same-sex relationships? The Pilling Report and Shared Conversations
This free evening event, hosted by the Diocese of Norwich for its clergy and people, will have four speakers leading a discussion on whether we can find ways to disagree well over issues of human sexuality.
 
In response to the Pilling Report a process of shared conversations is underway across the Church of England. The focus is on the church’s mission in the light of immense cultural change around the issue of human sexuality. The church’s calling is to present the gospel afresh in each generation, and a changing social context will always raise new questions. The task is to be clear about how to be an effective missionary church in a changing culture around human sexuality.

There appears to be no realistic expectation of achieving consensus on these matters in the foreseeable future, and so the Archbishop of Canterbury has stressed the importance of working at reaching ‘good disagreement’. For this to happen, we will need to learn to listen charitably and respectfully to those with whom we disagree. We will need to try to find something of Christ in one another in spite of our disagreements. We will need to find models in the Scriptures and in our tradition that help us to see how Christians can disagree well enabling us to be effective in mission.

One of the key questions proposed in the Pilling Report (by the Revd. Professor Oliver O’Donovan) is whether some form of pastoral accommodation is an option to which we can subscribe? We wish, therefore, to address the question of what is required of Christians on all sides of the debate about human sexuality if we are to model good disagreement.

Speakers include:

The Revd. Canon Dr. Phil Groves who is heading up the Continuing Indaba process for the Anglican Communion

The Revd. Dr. Frances Henderson will give a perspective from the Church of Scotland

The Revd. Dr. Arnold Browne will explore a biblical perspective on ‘good disagreement’

The Revd. Dr. Andrew Atherstone of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, will speak from a conservative evangelical viewpoint.

 

For further information about the national Shared Conversations, please see http://www.sharedconversations.org/

 

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Crazy Science Praise Party

4 years ago

 
Crazy Science Praise Party

Children's entertainer and worship leader Doug Horley is back in Norfolk for one night in November with a Crazy Science Praise Party.

Hosted by Carleton Rode Baptist Church on Friday November 13 from 6.30 to 8.00pm, this will be a great family/praise/fun/evangelistic event including wacky science demos, puppets, lively action songs.

Doug will also be selling products i.e cd's, books etc - great Christmas presents for the kids.

Spaces are limited to 150 and tickets are selling quickly at just £2 per person (children must be accompanied by an adult).
Tickets are available from the Coffee Shop at the Chapel, Chapel Road, Carleton Rode, or they can be purchased by emailing Pastor Mark at mark.954@btinternet.com

 

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Saturday Morning Prayer Meetings

4 years ago

 

Meetings begin 10th October. These prayer meetings will be of a new style, in which we are seeking to see God change our communities by speaking His blessings over them. Sessions will normally last an hor, however the first one on 10th October will be from 8 am to 10 am, as Jill Gower from Call to Prayer will be joining us to facilitate the launch. Hope you can join us. All are welcome.

 

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The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)

4 years ago

 
The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)

Call to Prayer invites you to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

It is the seventh and most joyful feast observed by Israel, celebrating the in-gathering of the harvest. It will be completed at the return of Jesus, and His millennium rule. Jesus has totally fulfilled four of the feasts, and we can be assured He will fulfil the remaining three. Come and hear how this relates to us as 21st century believers.

Traditional Jewish festive meal – 2 courses, with wine and inspirational teaching

£12.50 per person

To book your place, please send cheque payable to Call to Prayer addressed to:
Colin Bain, Hon Treasurer, House of Prayer, Fishergate, Norwich NR3 1SE

Please include your contact details and any dietary requirements.

 

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Messy Harvest

4 years ago

 
Messy Harvest

Leaders: Adrian

 

 

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Mardling and Music Evening

4 years ago

 
Mardling and Music Evening

Two of the area’s best-known entertainers again join forces. Well known writer,
broadcaster and mardler Keith Skipper
shares the platform with Ian Prettyman, a former teacher, still busy
as local Methodist preacher, and popular
purveyor of traditional East Anglian songs.
Keith will do most of the talking, sharing favourite yarns from
Church and Chapel as well as a bible reading in his beloved Norfolk dialect.
Ian will provide musical items -
including a rousing medley on his trusty melodeon.
Book with Janet 471070 Suggested donation £9.50
Refreshments Raffle


Janet Negal

 

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Come and help manage God's Acre at Hethel!

4 years ago

 
Come and help manage God's Acre at Hethel!

On Sundays 23th and 30th August, 6th and 20th September (if necessary) at 2 pm. We will be mowing Hethel Churchyard as part of its management as a Conservation churchyard. Tools provided (bring your own if you wish) and also great refreshments. All welcome to any of the Sunday afternoons for as long as you can stay. Dr Anne Edwards who heads up the mowing team has written : "Hethel churchyard is a remnant of the ancient meadows, flower-rich grasslands, which were once widespread in the countryside but are now disappearing at an alarming rate. It has been estimated that since 1945 Norfolk has lost 98% of its meadows to development, overgrazing, ploughing or by herbicide and fertiliser usage. Since the early 1990s this churchyard has been managed by volunteers from the Wymondham Nature Group (WyNG) and from the PCC via the Norfolk Wildlife Trust conservation scheme. The churchyard is mown only once ayear, at the end of the summer, in the manner of a traditional hay meadow. The cut vegetation is raked and taken away to ensure that the fertility of the ground is kept low. If the grass was mown regularly then delicate wildflowers could not survive and any increase in fertility would mean they could not compete with more vigorous plants like nettles. The undisturbed nature of the churchyard makes it a quiet refuge for all sorts of wildlife and there is a magnificent floral display throughout the year." Come and join us if you can! For more information contact Cathy and Peter (01508 570557) or Irene (01953 604228)

 

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Alpha

4 years ago

 
Alpha

We meet for hot drinks and cake, and a short talk entitled "Christianity: boring, untrue and irrelevant?"

Hanover Gardens provides a spacious and comfortable environment to sit and explore the big questions of life together.

Find out more by clicking here.

All welcome!

 

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Sustainability Conversation

4 years ago

 
Sustainability Conversation

Professor Mike Hulme and local Rector, Adrain Miller, share in a facilitated conversation about climate change, before Ruth Valerio talks to us about the difference we can make as individuals

 

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Care of Planet; Care of Neighbour

4 years ago

 
Care of Planet; Care of Neighbour

Care of Creation; Care of Neighbour – Hethel Church’s ‘flagship’ event for 2015 takes place over the weekend 11-13 September. The programme of nine ‘TED Talks’ on the Saturday is taking shape, from John Moore on national energy regulations and the possibility of community ‘grids’ to Alex Bilham giving the onceover on a Nissan electric car, and from Ruth Valerio on community pig farms to me on travelling to Prague, Madrid, Rome and Corsica by rail. Oh, and Paul Woodmin on Electric Highways plus Master Composters on, er, how to compost. Ruth will kick us off on the Friday evening with a discussion on Why we should care for God’s Earth (Hethel Church, 7.30pm). I expect it will be mainly followers of Jesus who come to that; please put it in your diary. There was a great turn-out at the recent midweek talk in Mulbarton Church on creation; this topic is just as important!

We have a great team (Irene Woodward, Janet Negal, Diane Robinson and Dr Anne Edwards BEM) working on a biodiversity ‘thread’, with exhibits and lots of activities for children and adults in the churchyard. And Hethel Church’s new kitchen unit will be invaluable for providing food and drinks all day both days – low carbon impact, of course.

If you camped for the whole weekend, you wouldn’t be bored, so if it’s not yet in your diary, do that now! Finally, I’ve had just one kind offer to help deliver flyers in Mulbarton and Flordon; can anyone else help please? (570557 / peternic@allbelievers.org). Peter Nicholls

 

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Flordon Annual Hog Roast and BBQ

4 years ago

 

Sunday 6th September at 1pm
Flordon’s Annual Hog Roast and BBQ

on St Michael’s Green, behind the Church
Vegetarian options, salads, desserts, tea/coffee etc.
Please bring your own cutlery, plates & drinks
If you can bring chairs, it would help
Games, Raffle
£7.50 adults £4 children
To book ring Tony 471593 before August 30th
COME and JOIN THE FUN!

 

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Ice Cream Sunday

4 years ago

 
Ice Cream Sunday

Come to the Rectory to enjoy a free summer ice cream and good company

Croquet, swingball & play equipment on the Rectory lawn!

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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Messy Church

4 years ago

 
Messy Church

Please note the different venue this time!

We will be meeting in the Jubilee Rooms at Mulbarton Village Hall (while the Infant School is having building work done).

Do come and join us for messy fun as we celebrate our 3rd birthday !  We will also be exploring how we can live like Jesus in the world by being "helpful" looking at the story of how a young boy helps Jesus feed 5,000 people.  Do pass on details of
the different venue to others.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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Ice Cream Sunday

4 years ago

 
Ice Cream Sunday

Come to the Rectory to enjoy a free summer ice cream and good company

Croquet, swingball & play equipment on the Rectory lawn!

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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Tea & Cake

4 years ago

 
Tea & Cake

Heather and Alfie Barnes invite you to join them for tea and cake (and view their garden) at:
Home Farm, Norwich Road,Bracon Ash.

Proceeds to Bracon Ash church RSVP - contact details below

 

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KING JOHN AND HETHEL: TRUTHS AND MYTHS

4 years ago

 
KING JOHN AND HETHEL: TRUTHS AND MYTHS

Stephen Church is Professor of Medieval History at UEA. He has been on TV and other media a lot recently because he's an expert and a lively writer and presenter on King John and Magna Carta.

Hethel and its Old Thorn (NWT reserve) has long had rumoured associations with King John – Kelly's Directory of 1883 notes that the thorn "dates as far back as the time of King John, 1214", for example. It's interesting that the renewed Mulbarton Village website claims a bit of King John, too! "Mulbarton is believed to be one of the possible locations for King John's lost caravan of gold in 1215" says one of the scrolling pictures at www.mulbarton.info.

On Saturday evening, 1st August at 7.30pm at Hethel church, Prof Stephen will give an illustrated talk confirming (or debunking) the stories and sharing something of what life must have been like in the Norfolk countryside in the 13th century, when Norwich was England's second city. Before questions, appropriate refreshments (spiced wine; sweet beer; cider...) will be served in an interval. Suggested donation £6.50.

Don't just come yourselves, tell your neighbours and friends! Tickets from Peter or Cathy (570557 /peternic@allbelievers.org) or on the door (unless we sell out!) Peter Nicholls

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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Gershwin and God

4 years ago

 
Gershwin and God

Salmon sandwiches and champagne light supper to accompany a musical party.

Stories and laughter from John Wright.

Sing along to your favourite old-time hits.

Come and hear the incredible story of a man who founded a successful merchant bank in Norwich, despite having no money nor knowledge of banking and then went on to survive a seventeen month criminal trial - still in the Guinness Book of Records!

Suggested donation £7.00

Please book with Adrian (5711670) or Janet (471070) Tickets on the door

 

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Gershwin & God

4 years ago

 

Gershwin & God Poster

 

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July's film

4 years ago

 

No film this month BUT... we are having a film quiz night with fish and chips supper. Come and pit your wits against the other film buffs, and be fed!

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses. The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

Tuesday 14 July Harvest House

Tuesday 21 July Mulbarton Rectory

Tuesday 28 July Mulbarton Rectory

Tuesday 4 August 49 Southern Reach

Tuesday 11 August 18 Primrose Close

Tuesday 18 August 18 Primrose Close

Tuesday 25 August Mulbarton Rectory                                               

 

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Pop Up Cafe

4 years ago

 
Pop Up Cafe

Following the success of the ‘Primrose Café’ in the Taylor’s garden last summer we are using two venues for this summer’s Pop Up Cafés. Come along and enjoy coffee, tea, cold drinks, scones and cream, scrumptious cakes, and more. Donations received at the cafés will go towards Katrina’s YWAM Leadership Training and outreach expenses.

The cafés will be open from 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on the dates below - weather permitting.

 

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July's film night

4 years ago

 

There is no film this month BUT we are having a Quiz with fish and chips night, so come and pit your wits against the other film buffs and be fed!! 

 

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All Age Service, with toast, fruit and croissants to begin!

4 years ago

 
All Age Service, with toast, fruit and croissants to begin!

Each first Sunday of the month, we gather as a group of young and old, all together, to share a delicious breakfast at 9:30am and to enjoy some stimulating input through fun, puppets, song, reflection and prayer/

It’s great for all ages and is proving immensely rewarding as it provides much needed perspective in our demanding lives.

Come and join us!

 

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Plant Sale

4 years ago

 
Plant Sale
Bring and buy Plants
 
Interesting perennials, annuals, house and vegetable plants
 
Refreshments
 
All proceeds to Flordon Church
 
Come and buy plants at a fraction of the price that you would pay in a Garden Centre
Most plants £1 or less
 
If you have any plants to spare that we could sell, please bring them on the day
 

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Flordon Spring Churchyard Tidy-up

4 years ago

 
Flordon Spring Churchyard Tidy-up

Refreshments and some tools will be provided If you can spare a little time to help us (even half an hour) we’d be very grateful.

Please ring 471070 before coming if the weather is bad and you think the tidy-up might be postponed.

 

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Proclaiming Creation in a Scientific Age

4 years ago

 
Proclaiming Creation in a Scientific Age

We welcome Dominic Statham, from Creation Ministries International, to Mulbarton Church.  Dominic will give an interesting presentation that engages with the issues around origins and how we talk about this in today's world.  There will be opportunities to ask questions.  Just bring an inquisitive and open mind!

Dominic became a Christian as a student in the early eighties. Over the following years, he became convinced of the need to hold firmly to the Bible as the basis for Christian belief and practice. Intrigued by the endless media assertions that “evolution is a fact” and that “the Bible is wrong”, he decided to investigate the scientific issues for himself. He was astonished by the weakness of the arguments presented by evolutionists, and is now keen to help others realise that there is no conflict between science and Christianity, and that the Bible can be trusted from the very first verse.

Dominic has a particular interest in Christian ethics, and his conviction that the Bible is true stems, in part, from his growing appreciation of the wisdom contained in both the Old and New Testaments. These, he has come to realise, perfectly portray the nature of man—his spiritual and moral needs—and provide an understanding of godliness and rightful living that can be found nowhere else. He is convinced that no book is more needed or more relevant in our current age than the Bible.

Dominic is a Chartered Engineer and graduate of Loughborough University in the UK. He has extensive experience of both manufacturing and product development and holds a number of patents. As an employee of Rolls Royce, he worked on projects for the Panavia Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon and, as an employee of GKN, engineering drivelines for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. He is a speaker and writer for CMI-UK/Europe and the author of Evolution: Good Science? Exposing the ideological nature of Darwin’s theory.

 

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Flordon Community Trust AGM 2015

5 years ago

 
Flordon Community Trust AGM 2015

The annual meeting for Flordon Community Centre is fast approaching, this coming Thursday.  All are welcome to come along!

The agenda is available to download by clicking here.

You can also download the business agenda, and the Trust's constitution.

Thanks to all who have supported the Community Centre so admirably as it becomes established.

 

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Contact Toby for more details - 01508 470200
 

All Age Service, with toast, fruit and croissants to begin!

5 years ago

 
All Age Service, with toast, fruit and croissants to begin!

Leaders: Adrian

We're going to be considering the God who made us and loves us, with fun and song. All ages welcome!

 

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Community Carol Singing

5 years ago

 
Community Carol Singing

Singing round the village and finishing at the Community Centre for mulled wine and mince pies.  A seasonal treat.

 

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Contact Janice for more details - 01508 470353
 

Alpha 2: Why did Jesus die?

5 years ago

 
Alpha 2: Why did Jesus die?

7:00pm Hot food is served

7:40pm Desserts are served

7:50pm Live talk by Adrian, followed by group discussion

 

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Freedom in Christ Leaders' Training

5 years ago

 
Freedom in Christ Leaders' Training

A group of us from the benefice will be attending this afternoon session in Norwich to explore what the FiC course might be able to offer us as we seek to go deeper in following Christ here in this group of churches.

If you're interested in coming along, please contact Adrian asap. 

Freedom In Christ Ministries has proven that this ‘identity-based discipleship’ is highly effective. Over 200,000 UK Christians in around 4,000 churches have been through our core resource, The Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course, and we have trained thousands of church leaders in Biblical discipleship principles.

You and other leaders in your church are warmly invited to this briefing event, A Strategy For Whole-Church Discipleship. In two hours, we’ll outline three key concepts for developing a church-wide discipleship strategy and introduce you to our core tools.

More details on the day here.

 

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Praise Bash, with Rev Dr Medad Birungi

5 years ago

 
Praise Bash, with Rev Dr Medad Birungi

Contemporary charismatic worship, with an inspiring talk from Medad, author of "Tombstones and Banana Trees", and founder of World Shine Ministries, which supports some of the poorest in Uganda and has seen hundreds of thousands saved, healed and delivered through their inter-denominational evangelistic campaigns.  There will be an opportunity to receive prayer for healing or anything else.  The evening is open to anyone.

This year, Medad joined David Cameron and others form the UK government and UNICEF at the Girl Summit, and spoke on the role of education in ending gender-based violence and forced marriage.  He has also been connecting an emerging network of new houses of prayer across several countries, and seen the work of World Shine Ministries grow in Uganda.

Following the 2013 Norwich Diocesan Lent Project, that raised funds for the World Shine School, Medad has been able to provide boarding facilities for over 100 children (out of about 700) at the school, which has been a great success.  We are exploring the possibility of extending the education provision to include secondary this year.

Some of the pupils at the World Shine school in Rwentobo

 

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Mums in Prayer Breakfast

5 years ago

 
Mums in Prayer Breakfast
Discover how our anxieties for our children can be replaced with peace and hope as we bring them to God in prayer.
Join us for an hour of guided scriptural prayer using Mums in Prayer's four steps of prayer followed by a simple breakfast.



Contributions towards cost of breakfast please
Moms in Prayer International resources will be available to purchase
 
RSVP to
Helen Pennington ~ Mums in Prayer UK Contact Person for Norwich & beyond
 

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Contact Helen for more details - 01508 571378
 

Revive Camp!

5 years ago

 
Revive Camp!

EVERY SUMMER, HUNDREDS OF US GATHER FOR A WEEK ON THE SUNNY SOUTH COAST OF EAST SUSSEX. WE CELEBRATE JESUS, ENJOY GOOD FRIENDSHIPS AND GLADLY RECEIVE THE GIFTS GOD HAS FOR US. IT’S A TIME FOR LIFTING UP THE LORD IN PRAISE AND REACHING OUT TO HIM IN PRAYER, AS HE CONTINUES TO SUSTAIN, PROVIDE AND CARRY US FORWARD.

Revive is a space to connect with Jesus, both personally and communally. Prayer runs like a river through the week, allowing the Lord to refresh our inner lives through listening prayer and prophetic release. With dedicated areas and events for meditation, intercession and collective prayer, Revive is the perfect place to hear a fresh word from God. Rich times of worship offer moments of powerful celebration alongside precious opportunities to be still and drink deeply of God’s Spirit. Join us as we reach up, raise our voices and sing our adoration to Jesus every day.

Find out more about Revive camp by clicking here.

 

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Messy Church

5 years ago

 
Messy Church

Come along, have fun, meet other young families and enjoy the retelling and messy exploration of an exctiing Bible story.  Entrance is free.

 

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Open Rectory

5 years ago

 
Open Rectory

Morning Coffee and Cake is served at the Rectory.  Please do come along.

This is an opportunity for the new Rector and family to meet as many parishioners, worshippers, family and friends as possible.  We had 55 people come through the Rectory at our Afternoon tea and scone event earlier in May - so we hope to see a good many people again.

You will be welcome to lounge in the Rectory, have a look round the garden, enjoy a mardle with others (or a play with the toys or outdoor play equipment if you are younger!), and a warm welcome will certainly greet you.

There is no charge and there will be no collection plate.  Please do come.

 

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