From the notices: 20th August 2017

The August edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the September issue should be with Pauline Mann today. 

The Castle Museum has brought together many precious and fascinating items celebrating Nelson’s life and links with the county of his birth. The Together Group will be visiting the exhibition at 2.00 pm this Tuesday, 22 August. If you’d like to go, have a word with Pauline Mann or Roy McLean. 

We look forward to the Service of Welcome and Commissioning of Revd Mary Sachikonye and Mrs Sophia Irving at Mile Cross Methodist Church on Saturday 2 September at 4.00 pm. The preacher will be Revd Julian Pursehouse. Afterwards there will be a Bring and Share Tea. 

Once again we shall be participating in the annual Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride and Walk, which encourages people to visit historic churches in and around the city on Saturday 9 September, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Half the proceeds are donated to the Trust; our half will go to our Mission Project, The Vidiyal Trust. Forms and details will be available from Sandra Brown. 

We shall also be celebrating two Heritage Open Days, on 8 and 9 September. We look forward to welcoming visitors to look around our Church from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Have a word with Pauline Mann if you will be willing to help. 

At a time when we’re considering what we can do to welcome and look after those who suffer from dementia, there will be a day course called Developing a Dementia-Friendly Church at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 9 September from 9.45 am to 3.30 pm. It’s a practical workshop looking at what it means to be a dementia-friendly Christian and Church. Full details are on the Church Centre notice board. Revd Debbie Caulk is willing to co-ordinate a group from our Church; if you’d like to go let her know by Sunday 3 September. 

We look forward to another Bulb Sale on two Saturdays, 16 and 23 September, from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at Chapel Field Road. The proceeds will be divided between The Vidiyal Trust and the funding of a solar-powered water pump for a drought-ridden area in Northern Kenya. 

The response to the appeal for items for the Syrian refugees has been overwhelming; the organisation has been inundated with offers and all the accommodation has been furnished. Thank you for your generosity. 

You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for the Quakers and for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in our city.