The first ever Norfolk Day will be celebrated this Friday, 27 July. You’re invited to an Ecumenical Service at 9.30 am at St Peter Mancroft Church.
The funeral service for Dorothy Harbord will take place at Heartsease Lane Methodist Church on Tuesday 31 July at 1.00 pm. We continue to remember Dorothy and her family in our prayers.
On Saturday 4 August do come to a Strawberry Tea from 2.00 – 5.00 pm at the home of Lynette and Dudley Watts in Stoke Holy Cross. What better way to spend a summer afternoon? Their address is: Castle Acre, Brickle Loke (off Brickle Road), Upper Stoke Holy Cross, NR14 8NF. Parking will be available at St. George’s Hall, Upper Stoke Holy Cross, near the crossroads at the top of Brickle Road. For those with mobility problems parking will be available close to their house in Brickle Loke. Donations to The Vidiyal Trust will be appreciated.
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.
A date for your diary: on Saturday 22 September The Gwalia Male Voice Choir will give a concert at Chapel Field Road to celebrate the life of Carolyn Phillips, a former President of Norwich Welsh Society, who died last December. Tickets at £10 are on sale from Megan or Tony Davies (451073); proceeds will be given to The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
The amount raised through the recent MHA envelope collection was £241.00. Thank you for your generous support of this organisation which is particularly dear to us because Cromwell House is a part of our Church family.
You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Norwich Central Baptists, and for the Nightclubs in our city.
When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree, They drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary; They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were His wounds and deep, For those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap.
When Jesus came to Birmingham, they simply passed Him by. They would not hurt a hair of Him, they only let Him die; For men had grown more tender, and they would not give Him pain, They only passed on down the street, and left Him in the rain.
Still Jesus cried, ‘Forgive them, for they know not what they do,’ And still it rained the winter rain that drenched Him through and through; The crowds went home and left the streets without a soul to see, And Jesus crouched against a wall, and cried for Calvary.
G A Studdert Kennedy