ALL SAINTS CHURCH, BEESTON REGIS
WILD Church is emerging from its period of wintering. The light of springtime beckons. A new season of hope is dawning.
WILD Church is about Experiencing God through Exploring Nature. It is an outdoor gathering with multi-sensory nature activities that help us be mindful. We always include storytelling, music making, nature-inspired crafts & a nature trail or quiz. Delicious drinks and snacks are provided and the entire event is free of charge.
WILD Church gatherings are open to all across the Benefice community. Especially we reach out to children and families. We hope to provide a safe and welcoming space to children on the autistic spectrum; also to adults with dementia. Children under the age of 7 are to be accompanied by an adult, please.
Be aware that weather is part of nature and part of the way we experience nature. We plan to go ahead whatever the weather unless it is so bad to be unsafe (e.g, high winds, very icy). Come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear.
Our gatherings this new season will be held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, except for July (when it will be the 4th Sunday) starting at 3.00pm and concluding at 4.30pm.
We will meet on Sunday 12th March; Sunday 9th April for an EASTER SUNDAY Special!; Sunday 11th June and Sunday 23rd July.
From time to time, we will base our gatherings in different local locations, to explore woods, heathland, the Common, coast and other habitats. Follow our Facebook page (All Saints Beeston Regis) for where we will be and our theme each month.
On Sunday 12th March meet us on the Church Field in front of Beeston church.
For further information, message Amanda Wooster on 07985 291930.
In the meantime, STAY WILD!
Families & Children, All-Age Services – The All-Age Service takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 11.00am. There is a Children’s Corner in the building which is well used and much enjoyed. Children will be enthusiastically welcomed…and parents, rest assured, your children can be children, at our services! Everyone else is warmly invited too. Do come along and try us out!
AYLMERTOM, ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
A message from Connie:
Our Carol Service in December was very well attended by 32 adults plus 2 dogs. The dogs so enjoyed the service that they brought their owners back for the service on Christmas Day!
We will not be having a service on Ash Wednesday but will be joining with St Andrew’s, East Runton for the service on 22nd February at 10.30am.
EAST RUNTON, ST ANDREW'S
The PCC sent a donation of £500 to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal. If you would like to make a personal donation please do so through the DEC’s website:
The Chocolate Coffee Morning at St Andrew’s Church, East Runton raised a wonderful £450! Grateful thanks to Barbara Davies and her team and especially yourselves for supporting it.
A Hot Cross Buns Coffee Morning will be held at St Andrew’s Church, East Runton on Saturday 1st April from 10.00am to 12 Noon with Easter as the theme. There will also be raffles, homemade cakes and much more to enjoy. Do come and join us.
WEST RUNTON, HOLY TRINITY
Lent Lunches — We are hoping to hold Lent Lunches each Friday during Lent starting on Friday 24th February at the Church Hall from 12 Noon to 1.15pm. We need people to volunteer to take responsibility for running one or more of the lunches. Please contact Janice Williams on 01263 837799 if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information.
GRESHAM, ALL SAINTS
A message from Helen Hunter:
Folk and Friends Evening — Saturday 11th March at 7.00pm in All Saints Church Gresham. This is always a lovely event, with songs, stories and poems all performed by candlelight. Everyone is welcome to come and the event is free of charge, however we will be holding a voluntary collection for victims of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
Lunchtime Concert — On Tuesday 11th April at All Saints Church Gresham, there will be a classical trio performing a lunchtime concert. We will be serving tea and coffee with homemade cake from 10.45am with music to follow. We look forward to welcoming you then.
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.
A message from Sheringham and District Philatelic Society:
The Society’s AGM was held on 13th February with 14 members present. Andrew McCandlish was elected to be the Chairman whilst Tim Harvey agreed to take on the role of Treasurer. The new year’s programme includes displays from visiting members of other local philatelic societies as well as in-house displays, competitions, sales evenings, a quiz night and 2 auctions. A silent auction followed, with a great variety of Lots available for bids. It was a good start to the year.
On 13th March, Peter Watt from the Norfolk and Norwich PS will present a display entitled “Further Postage Dues”.
Meetings are held at West Runton Church Hall, at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Contact Andrew on 01263 513433 or Jim (Secretary) on 01263 721043.