News from around the Parishes

 

 

Richborough Festival

Norman, our Bishop, hosts an Annual Family Festival at St Albans Cathedral. This year this will take place Saturday 10th August. The Festival will begin with a Solemn Mass at 12noon.

Following the Mass in the Cathedral, Bishop Norman opens his garden at Parkside House where drinks will be served and you are invited to bring your own picnic.

Following Lunch Bishop Norman delivers a Bible Study in his Garden and the Festival concludes with Choral Evensong in the Cathedral at 4.00pm.

If you are interest in attending this Festival then a Parish Bus will be organised, the cost of travel will likely be around £10-15 per person, depending on numbers. Please indicate your desire to attend by signing the sheet at the back of the Church.

It would be wonderful if we could support our Bishop in this important act of worship and fellowship.

 



Please pray during this month for Gary Gould, who will be ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday 29th June at 10.30am in Norwich Cathedral and will serve his title in this Benefice.

 


 

CHRISTIAN AID

Thank You to all Collectors who distributed and collected envelopes around the villages, or who had a tub in their shop, premises or restaurant. An extra special big Thank You to everyone who put money into those envelopes and collecting tubs, whether it was cash, coins, folding money or cheques.

The total collected from the Walsingham area was £756.00, a decrease on last year of £129.50. Unfortunately, Wells also suffered a decrease this year with a Grand Total of £2,258.90 being raised and donated to Sierra Leone Maternal Health Care, providing essential midwives and clinics.
 


 

The observant amongst you will have noticed that a new lamp has been erected besides the statue of the Sacred Heart. This has been undertaken in memory of Fr Alan Reed. If you wish to contribute to the cost of this project, then please speak to Fr Harri or Stephen Parkinson. The lamp will be formally dedicated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart (28th June) by Bishop Martyn Jarrett.

 


 

Bishop Norman will be coming to our Benefice on Saturday 27th July to Confirm at St Peter’s Church at 11am. If anyone is interested in being Confirmed or would like to know more please speak to Fr Harri.

 



NEWS FROM THE ANNUAL VESTRY & APCM
 

St Mary’s Churchwardens: Maureen Howard & Stephen Parkinson

St Peter’s Churchwardens: Brian Landale (Vice Chairman of the PCC) & James Woodhouse

St Giles’ Churchwardens: Ann Fletcher & Cara Ross

Parish Treasurer: Stephen Parkinson

PCC Secretary & Electoral Roll Officer: Lynette Sutton

PCC Members: Sr Angela (Deanery Synod), Rita Miell, Marlene Keeling, Paolo Castagnoli, Stuart Grout, Graham Howard, Jonathan Bardwell, Pam Miller (Deanery Synod), Stephen Burgoine, Marc Booty, Ann Sayer, Bert Frew, Dianne Green, Brian Green (Co-Opted).

Safeguarding Officer: Helen Nolan.

 

PCC News
 

• A resolution was passed that an application be submitted for Jeremy Gash and Jonathan Bardwell to be licensed to administer Holy Communion in Church.

• A resolution was passed that faculty applications be made for St Mary’s to install guttering the West Porch and for the re-surfacing of the disabled car park in gravel with meshing.

• The Saturday 9.30am Mass would now take place at the Priory, from Easter Saturday onwards.
 

 


 

Fr Harri Williams SSC

Priest-in-Charge

On Monday 3rd December Fr Harry Williams SSC was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice by The Rt Revd Jonathan Meryck, Bishop of Lynn and the Archdeacon of Lynn, The Ven Ian Bentley; the Preacher was The Rt Revd Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough.

  


A full set of images of the ceremony

my be seen here

 

 


 

The Ecumenical Agreement 2018

 

 

At Solemn Vespers in the Shrine Church, filled to over-flowing, on Monday 24th September – the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham – a new Covenant agreed between the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Shrines in Walsingham was announced and signed by Fr Kevin Smith (Priest Administrator of the Anglican Shrine) and Mgr John Armitage (Rector of the Roman Catholic Shrine). Messages from the Bishop of Norwich and the Bishop of East Anglia were read out to mark the occasion.
 

           


 

 

 


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