From the Notices: 25th March 2018

Easter Offering envelopes are in the pews today. Your gift would be appreciated and will help the Methodist Church World Mission Fund to continue to support mission partners working overseas and students in training for ministry. It also funds grants to partner churches for special projects.

If you still have your Stewardship Pledge of Giving envelope you can return it in the offertory today or next Sunday. We shall dedicate our pledges of Time and Talents on Sunday 22 April.

Could you spare a little time to deliver some Easter cards from our Church to the local community? They’re in labelled bundles in the Church Centre.

Evelyn Lovatt or Maureen Brookman would be grateful for offers of flowers or foliage, or donations of money, by Easter Saturday, to help decorate our Church for Easter.

Don’t forget to bring a few spring flowers with you to decorate the cross outside our Church as you arrive next Sunday for our Easter Day services.

Can you help to distribute our Easter flowers to housebound people on Easter Monday from 10.30 am, so that they can share in our celebration? Margaret Snelling would be pleased to hear from you today.

Pastoral Visitors are looking forward to their drop-in ‘Bring and Share’ lunch this Wednesday, 28 March, at Pam Parker Brown’s house, any time between 1.00 and 2.30 pm. Please remember to bring cold lunch items.

Sophia Irving, our Lay Pastoral Worker, starts her maternity leave on 8 April and we wish her all the best. We are pleased to announce that Gavin Hutton will be covering her role. His contact details are: Email: gavinhutton@rocketmail.com. Telephone: 07527172045.

An opportunity not to be missed! On Friday 20 April at 7.30 pm the distinguished poet, priest and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite will be presenting Songs and Sonnets for Christian Aid at the Cathedral. Tickets at £7.50 are available from The Revelation Bookshop (8 Redwell Street) or online at: http:// bit.ly/songsandsonnets. All profits will go to Christian Aid.

The District Spring Day for Methodist Women in Britain is at Ipswich on 26 April; the speaker will be Revd Catherine Dixon. A coach will leave our Church at 8.35 am; to book a seat (£10) please let Margaret Snelling know soon.

Further information about Debbie’s Ordination: The coach will leave Chapel Field Road at 12 noon on 1 July, arriving at Barnbygate Methodist Church, Newark at 3.00 pm. We shall leave Newark at 7.00 pm, arriving in Norwich at about 10.00 pm. Please will those who have booked a place confirm this with Terry on 25 March or soon after. The cost will be confirmed once we are sure of the numbers. Tickets for the service will be distributed after 9 April.