From the notices: 16th July 2017

We offer a warm welcome this morning to Mrs Sophia Irving, who is joining us as our Pastoral Lay Worker at Chapel Field Road and in the Circuit. 

We also look forward to welcoming and sharing our Church with members of the Chinese Church at Bowthorpe for several months from next Sunday afternoon, while structural alterations are made to their premises. 

The Friends of Cromwell House annual Garden Party is this Saturday, 22 July at 2.30 pm, to be opened by Deacon Julie Hudson and her husband Wayne. Anita Ingham will welcome items for the stalls: cakes, books, puzzles and tombola gifts. 

At our morning service next Sunday, 23 July, we shall focus on Mission in Britain and welcome Nick Williams, a former Sheriff of Norwich and currently the Chair of St Martins Housing Trust, as our preacher. He will be speaking about his work in that role and about homelessness in Norwich. 

Our annual Church Walk will take place in the afternoon next Sunday, 23 July, meeting at Morley Methodist Chapel for a 3.00 pm start. A service there conducted by Revd Jacqui Horton will follow at 4.00 pm, with tea afterwards. 

The Circuit Methodist Women in Britain have arranged a light-hearted Quiz on Thursday 27 July. Arrange a team of 6 – 8 in advance or join a team when you arrive at 7.00 for a 7.30 pm start, and bring a contribution to the Bring and Share Finger Buffet. The cost, in aid of World Mission, is £5.00. Let Margaret Snelling know today if you intend to come. The Bignold School car park will be available. 

The July edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Items for the August edition should be with Pauline Mann today. 

Pauline Mann is compiling our Church Calendar for 2017/8 and would like information about dates for inclusion in the calendar and any changes to email or postal addresses and telephone numbers by the end of July. 

Please note: there will be no Crèche or Junior Church in August or the first Sunday in September. They will both resume on Sunday 10 September. 

You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Churches Together in Norwich, and for Ecumenism in our city.