From the notices: 5 August 2018

v Next Sunday evening, 12 August, at 6.00 for 6.30 pm a service of music and devotions from Taizé, a peaceful sequence of readings and prayers interspersed with simple chants, will be held at St Julian’s Church, just off Rouen Road, NR1 1QT. From 6.00 pm there will be a chance to sing though the chants informally, to get to know them. You’ll be very welcome.

v Please note that the Traidcraft Stall will be available on Sunday 19 August and not next Sunday.

v From 6 – 17 August at Cromer Methodist Church there will be an exhibition of selected paintings from the celebrated Methodist Modern Art Collection, which was displayed several years ago at Norwich Cathedral. Details of the dates and times of opening are on a poster in the Church Centre.

v The August edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the September edition should be with Pauline Mann by 19 August.

v 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.

v 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.

v If you’re turning out your drawers and cupboards, don’t forget that there’s a Jumble Sale on Saturday 29 September, in aid of The Vidiyal Trust. Any good quality items that you can donate will be very welcome. This doesn’t include glass or electrical items.

v A big thank you to all who helped at, and supported, the recent Garden Party at Cromwell House. We had a wonderful day and raised the amazing sum of £812 for the Amenity Fund, at the latest count.

v 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.

v You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Old Meeting Congregational Church, and for the Health Centres in our city.

v At our last Church Council meeting we pledged to pray in August for the new church which the community has built in Nyarugusu refugee camp near Kigoma, in Western Tanzania. Anna Machosi and Kiza Mnena, who delight us with their singing, were in this camp and have many friends there. The church will be dedicated on 26 August by their Bishop. See page 12 of your August Contact.