Cromer Food Bank — We continue to collect food for the Cromer Food Bank. Food parcels are needed now more than ever. Dried goods such as pasta, long life milk, tea, coffee, and tinned goods are always in demand. Contributions can be left in the basket in Church any day and will be delivered to the Food Bank weekly. If you find it difficult to get to the Church then please contact Connie on 01263 837647 and she will be happy to arrange to collect the goods.
BEESTON REGIS, ALL SAINTS
Wild Church – So we’ve now had our first Wild Church event at All Saints in Beeston Regis! God graciously calmed the wind on 10th April and blessed us with the fair-weather day for which we had prayed. Twenty-five of us joined together to reflect on Palm Sunday’s Bible reading. It was wonderful to welcome 3 families new to us, including 3 youngsters, some living locally, others visiting the area. We let our hearts ring out, singing our own ‘Hosannas!’ with musical instruments made from natural and recycled materials; and we proclaimed our praises by decorating the church path with creative chalk designs too! Our theme, at this first Wild Church was journeying – the journeying of Jesus to Jerusalem and the cross, the journey of nature through Spring, the journey our world needs to take to achieve climate justice and the often hard, fearful, long journeys refugees are taking from their homelands at the moment. We, too, went on our own journey, a wonder wander round the church field and churchyard, equipped with our Spring Spotter sheet. Our storytelling was about Felix, the rainforest frog, who had to be brave to find his way back to the trees which were his home. Throughout, we were able to enjoy delicious coffee and cake from Blossom, the vintage travelling caravan cafe, celebrating her first year of trading. Thank you to all who came and supported us in God’s wildly, wonderful outdoors! We meet again at the next Wild Church, on Sunday 8th May at 2.00pm. So, mark it in your diaries, like our Facebook posts and, if you have any questions, contact Amanda Wooster on 07985 291930.
Food Bank — Worshippers at Beeston (and any others in the Benefice) are reminded that we are supporting the work of the North Norfolk Foodbank on a continuing basis by operating a permanent collection point at the back of All Saints Church. You may leave long-life food and toiletries at any time the church is open, and these will be delivered to the Foodbank every month. An up-to-date list of key requirements is published at the church. Currently, the greatest need is for long-life milk, tinned meat, tinned fruit and vegetables, tinned rice pudding, tea, squash, fruit juice, crisps, sponge puddings and custard, pot noodles and cuppa soups. Male and female deodorants and laundry liquid and powder would also be appreciated. These contributions make a huge difference to those in great need during these difficult times of financial stress, so many thanks for your support.
GRESHAM, ALL SAINTS
Folk and Friends Evening — During March the Friends of All Saints Gresham held a Folk and Friends evening in the Church. This was a lovely evening where over 80 people enjoyed songs, stories, and poems by candlelight. We had a collection for the people of Ukraine and an amazing £520 was donated.
Lecture Evening, All Saints, Gresham: Friday 27th May at 7.00pm – Dr Simon Cotton will be coming to speak about our Seven Sacrament font by comparing it with others, and how he is using medieval Wills to ascertain when and by whom Churches were built in the area. The Lecture is free of charge and complimentary refreshments will be available as usual. All are welcome to attend!
EAST RUNTON, ST ANDREW'S
Easter Fayre – Although numbers attending were low, we had a good day and are very pleased to announce that we raised £487. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and helped on the day!
WEST RUNTON, HOLY TRINITY
Coffee Mornings – We will be holding Coffee Mornings every Friday throughout May and June in the Church Hall, West Runton between 10.00am and 12 Noon. So do come and enjoy a coffee and a chat and help raise some funds for the church!
North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club — To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, on Wednesday 1st June the Club will be having a rally of Classic, Collectible, Unusual and Interesting vehicles, finishing on the Church Field at All Saints, Beeston Regis in the afternoon. The cars expect to arrive at the Church Field from 2.00pm onwards. All Saints will be serving Cream Teas. Ice Cream and other refreshments will also be available. Free public car parking will be provided on the Church Field. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Beeston Regis Charities of Edmund Hooke and Unknown Donor – If you live in Beeston Regis or within the ancient parish of Beeston Regis (which stretched to Beeston Road in the west) and are in need of financial assistance, the Hooke and Unknown Donor Charities may be able to help. Grants may be made for a variety of needs such as necessary equipment, unexpected expenses associated with illness or bereavement and the like including costs of visiting loved ones in hospital. Unless due to sudden and unforeseen problems, the Trustees are not able to make grants to clear existing general debts such as Council Tax etc. However, in these uncertain times we are all facing different financial issues and if you think we might be able to assist then please do not hesitate to ask. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence. In the first instance contact the Parish Clerk – Peter Bullimore, 24 Beech Avenue, Sheringham, NR26 8NS; Tel: 01263 822864 or Email: email@example.com