Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. We are thinking of running some confirmation classes and so, if anyone is interested, please let Jeremy know.
NORFOLK CHURCHES TRUST BIKE RIDE
This year’s bike ride will take place on Saturday 10th September from 9.00am to 5.00pm. A fun day out for all, stopping off at as many Churches and Chapels as you can! 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 THERE IS A CHANCE TO WIN £1,000 FOR OUR CHURCH by becoming the Parish with the most improved amount of money raised.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH, BEESTON REGIS – MILE 10
After smashing his target of £26,000 and raising more than £38,000 for 26 local charities last year, Duncan Baker MP is aiming to do it all over again, but with a twist.
For every mile that Duncan completes, 25 local charities will each receive £1,000, and then for the final mile of the marathon, he wants to donate £5,000 to the Supporting Ukraine in Norfolk Community Foundation’s Ukraine Fund that is helping refugees all over Norfolk. The target Duncan aims to raise this year is £30,000.
Forty charities were nominated by members of the public, and 26 charities were chosen in a live draw on Friday 1st July at the Holt Youth Project.
We are pleased to announce that All Saints Church, Beeston Regis has been successful in being one of the charities to be supported, being drawn as Mile 10.
Some of the other successful charities include--
A list of all the successful charities can be found on Duncan’s website at:
www.duncanbaker.org.uk/marathon2022 including details of how you can generously support them.
You can also donate by cheque, made payable to “Norfolk Community Foundation”, and sent to FREEPOST Duncan Baker (no stamp needed).
AYLMERTOM, ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
Eucharist Services — A reminder that each month our two services will both be Eucharist Services starting at 9.15am. We look forward to seeing you.
Hand Rail — We now have a Faculty to install a hand rail up the main path which should be installed soon. This should make it easier and safer for walking up to the church.
EAST RUNTON, ST ANDREW'S
Welcome Back! — We are so pleased to welcome back our seasonal visitors this summer and, indeed, some new local people to our services and activities. Barbara Davies has very kindly taken on the role of “Chief Coffee Maker”, and another welcome return is that coffee will once again be served after Sunday services!
Summer Coffee Morning — Saturday 6th August, between 10.00am and 12 Noon in St Andrew’s Church, East Runton. There will be homemade cakes, gifts, raffles and much more. Do come and join us, there is always a welcome! The event is to raise much needed church funds, but 10% of the money raised will be going to a “Disaster Fund”, so when there is a disaster or crisis in the world we are ready to respond.
WEST RUNTON, HOLY TRINITY
Coffee Mornings/Book Sales — We will be holding our Coffee Mornings/Book Sales every other Friday during August and September from 10.00am to 12 Noon. We have a very good selection of books and, of course, our coffee is well known as the coffee drinker’s delight!
Ten per cent of all proceeds go towards our Distress Fund and the rest goes towards the upkeep of Holy Trinity Church, West Runton. However, each year we give the donations from one of our Coffee Mornings to a charity other than the church. This year we are going to support North Norfolk Young Carers. This is supported and run by Holt Rotary Club. They arrange weekends for rest, respite and fun for young carers (and there are more of them than you may think) some of them very young indeed.
We all like to think that all children have a childhood, but some with sick or disabled parents do not, they are looking, very willingly, after an adult.
So, we do hope that you will join us on Friday 5th August at West Runton Church Hall and donate generously, as you always do, to support these super children.
The dates for future Coffee Mornings/Book Sales are:
19th August; 2nd September; 16th September and 30th September.
Do come and enjoy a coffee and a chat and help raise some much needed funds!
Bacon Butty Bonanza — We are holding our usual “super-duper best bacon butties in Norfolk” event on Saturday 27th August from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Please come and enjoy the food, the stalls, and the company. We have had to increase the price for a Bacon Butty slightly to £3.00 but we do hope you will still consider it to be very good value and come and support us!
GRESHAM, ALL SAINTS
Heritage Lottery Funded Project — The Heritage Lottery funded project to repair and restore All Saints Church, Gresham finished on the 30th June. The building is now secure for the future, clean, watertight, and looking lovely. We finished our series of funded events on 23rd June with a fascinating talk by David North from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust about the flora in our roadside verges. We plan to continue with events for the enjoyment of everyone and on Friday 16th September at 7.00pm there will be a history talk by Dr John Beale in the Church. Please do join us then.