From the church Notices:8th April 2018

Pastoral Visitors should collect their bundle of Stewardship Renewal 2: Time and Talents letters from the table in the Church Centre and deliver them to their members as soon as possible. We shall dedicate our Pledges of Time and Talents on Sunday 22 April. If you still have your Stewardship Pledge of Giving envelope you can return it in the offertory today or next Sunday.

 The April edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Items for the May edition should be with Pauline Mann by next Sunday, 15 April.

 Sophia Irving, our Lay Pastoral Worker, starts her maternity leave today 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: 07527 172045.

 Do you enjoy a quiz? This Saturday, 14 April, a local Girl Guide leader (who volunteers with Debbie Caulk and Sarah Shailes) is hosting a Quiz and Chips night at our Church to fund-raise for a project to help the Maldives Girl Guide Association. The quiz starts at 6.30 pm. Tickets, £5 adults, £3 children U14, include chips and refreshments. Teams may be up to 6 people. Pre-booking is essential, please contact Beth Eaton: eatonbethanie@gmail.com or 07718 591750.

 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 Revd Catherine Dixon. A coach will leave our Church at 8.35 am; to book a seat (£10) please let Margaret Snelling know as soon as possible.

 The East Anglia District of the Methodist Church invite you to celebrate ministry at an Ordinand’s Testimony Service at Chapel Field Road on Tuesday 8 May at 7.00 pm. The Preacher will be Revd Rosemary Wakelin; the Ordinand Revd Debbie Caulk. Parking available at Bignold School. Refreshments afterwards.

 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 Dunning as soon as possible. The cost will be confirmed once we are sure of the numbers. Tickets for the service will be distributed after 9 April.

 Michael Kellard now has Parking Permits for the Church car park. Please see him if you wish to renew your permit.

 You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for St John’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and for ethnic minorities in our city.