News and Events
30th August 2020
“After a good interview the week before last it was agreed that the Revd Jeremy Sykes, currently Rector of the Briston Benefice and Rural Dean of Holt, was to be invited to the post of Interim Priest in Charge of the Quintet benefice. I have invited Jeremy and he has accepted my invitation.
I look forward to being with you in the New Year when he will be Installed and Inducted to this new appointment.
In the meantime please pray for Jeremy and his wife Lesley as they say their goodbyes in December.”
HELLO FROM CANON WILLIAM
It was good to see so many of you at Ruth’s final Service on 20th September. She has achieved a great deal in her year leading us by giving support and encouragement when needed in a period which turned out to be, the strangest of times resulting from the pandemic. In addition to this each of the Churches has seen work started or plans progressed, we have new orders of services across the Benefice in addition to the ongoing pastoral care for each of us.
We now look forward to Jeremy and Lesley Sykes coming in the New Year so we do not have too long to wait for a new helm. There will be new opportunities and challenges to deal with but we look forward to working with him. For any priest, this is a new stage in ministry where one’s gifts can be shared in a new Benefice. In the meantime, we hold Jeremy and Lesley in our prayers as we are preparing for the next stage in our Benefice.
It is good we have two of our Churches open for Services and private prayer and I am sure we appreciate the hard work that goes into achieving this. We hope and pray that this will be able to continue whilst the pandemic remains.
But however uncertain the present times are, we can be reminded that Christ has said that He is always with us. It means that he hears our prayers for our families, our Churches and ourselves.
With my good wishes,
GOODBYE FROM REVD. RUTH
Hugh and I have been deeply touched by the many cards, gifts and personal words of thanks we have received as we leave Quintet. You have blessed us with joy and wonderful support throughout this extraordinary year. This comes with our love and thanks to you all as we begin some weeks of rest – and more time to tend the ‘lawn’!
God bless you all,
NEW BENEFICE ADMINISTRATOR
We would like to thank Kathryn McCrohon, as she retires as Benefice Administrator, for all her hard work over the last three years and welcome Ali Wharton, who has taken over the role with immediate effect. The office will be open on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) from 10.00am to 12.00 Noon. Please contact Ali beforehand if you are planning on visiting the office.
Contact details are:
Telephone: 07880 776720 (Urgent calls only please outside office hours)
NEWS FROM AROUND THE BENEFICE
CAKES AND CARDS AND OTHER THINGS (but no coffee!) at St. John the Baptist Church on Saturday 4th October 10am to 12 (noon) — We are holding a Cake & Card Stall in the church porch to raise some funds for the Church. Also, as it would have been our Harvest Weekend and, in previous years, we have asked for donations to the Food Bank, please bring any donations along on that day. Any queries please contact Connie on 01263 837647. (Please respect the current rules and keep 2 metres distance from other people and wear a face mask when you approach the stall.)
NORFOLK CHURCHES TRUST CYCLE RIDE – A message from Fr. David:
“While so many other events have had to be cancelled this year, the annual sponsored Bike Ride and Walk went ahead on Saturday 12th September. Although many churches had to remain shut quite a few were open for visitors and all were duly ticked off my list in the course of the day. It was a particular pleasure to visit Holy Trinity – we do miss our monthly High Mass! The sponsor form has spaces for 36 churches and I had carefully planned my route to visit that number (in the shortest distance possible of course!) I covered just over 45 miles, with a break for a picnic provided by Lorraine, who met me at my twenty-second stop (lunch at Trunch!) Thank you very much to all those who so generously sponsored me. All paid a total amount, apart from our son who sponsored me ‘per church’ to motivate me to keep going! The money is shared between Holy Trinity and the Norfolk Churches Trust, and when it’s all in I’ll let you know how much we raised – it should be about £400, much of which will qualify for Gift Aid.”.
FOOD BANK — We continue to collect for the food bank and your donations can be brought along whenever there is a service at Holy Trinity. All non-perishable donations will be gratefully received.
West Runton Social Club – The Social Club is at the very heart of the village and is run by the village, creating a relaxing environment for both residents and visitors to this lovely part of the coast. It is a family friendly venue, open to all ages. We have now re-opened and have social distancing and sanitising procedures in place. Current events are--
Sundays: Socially distanced Quiz at 7.30pm Wednesdays: Bingo at 8.00pm
Runton Parish Council — Meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month – 27th October, 24th November except for December when the meeting will be on the third Tuesday (15th December). Until further notice the meetings are being held virtually by the online client “Zoom”. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting but if you wish to speak then please contact the Clerk not less than 24 hours before the meeting to register your intention to do so. The Clerk can be contacted on 01263 512214 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to the meeting.
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