From the Notices: 8 July 2018

 This Saturday, 14 July at 7.00 pm, the Norwich Singers will present a Summer Concert at Chapel Field Road. Their varied programme will include songs from the First World War, followed by music from The Last Night of the Proms in the second half. The concert will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Norwich and Clive Lewis, MP, together with members of the Forces. Tickets at £8.00 will include a finger buffet.

 On Wednesday 18 July at 7.00 pm Revd Jacqui Horton will present an illustrated talk on The Life of Jane Austen at Chapel Field Road, arranged by the Circuit Methodist Women in Britain Committee in aid of the World Mission Fund. Admission will be £5.00, with Bring and Share refreshments. Parking will be available at Bignold School.

 The Friends of Cromwell House will be holding their annual Garden Party on Saturday 21 July at 2.30 pm, with stalls and games to enjoy, and teas and ices to refresh you. Everybody is welcome to join in the fun.

 Also on 21 July, beginning at 2.00 pm at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, is a District event celebrating The Life and Achievements of George Edwards. Born in Marsham, Norfolk, in 1850, he was a Primitive Methodist who rose from abject poverty and illiteracy to found the Agricultural Workers’ Union in 1906 and in its first year cycled over 6,000 miles to meetings. Later he became a magistrate and an MP, and was awarded the OBE. He was knighted in 1930. The theme of the afternoon is Women in Agriculture. Details in the Church Centre.

 The first ever Norfolk Day will be celebrated this year on Friday 27 July and you are invited to an Ecumenical Service at 9.30 am at St Peter Mancroft Church.

 Once again we shall be taking part in the annual Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride and Walk, which encourages people to visit historic churches in and around the city. The event will be on Saturday 8 September (not as advertised in Contact), between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Half of the proceeds are donated to the Trust; our half will be given to our Overseas Mission Project, currently The Vidiyal Trust, which supports the work of Revd Pat Atkinson amongst the destitute, elderly and children suffering from cancer in the slums of Madurai. Forms and details are available from Sandra Brown

Many of you supported Jacob Alderton on his recent sponsored swim to raise money for new gym equipment in his school. Thanks to your generosity he raised the wonderful sum of £150. We congratulate him on this achievement.

 The July edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the August edition should be with Pauline Mann by next Sunday, 15 July.

 You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Norwich Cathedral, and for the schools in our city, their students, teachers, staff and governors.

Love is the touch of intangible joy;

Love is the force no fear can destroy;

Love is the goodness we gladly applaud:

God is where love is, for love is of God. 

Alison Robertson