From the Notices: 10th February 2019

v Please note that if you will be attending the Circuit Service this afternoon at Bowthorpe Road and staying for refreshments afterwards, you are invited to provide sweet items, for example a cake or chocolate biscuits.

v The February issue of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the March edition should be with Pauline Mann by next Sunday, 17 February.

v If you will be at the Church Council meeting on Monday 18 February you should bring your January edition of Contact with you.

v Methodist Safeguarding rules mean that we need all key holders to sign new Safeguarding Form D Key holder Declarations. If you are a key holder Chris Hopper or Margaret Snelling will, over the next few weeks, let you have a new form to sign. It is also an opportunity to review who holds keys to the church; if you have a key please consider returning it if it is no longer a necessity.

v MHA is organising a Circuit event at Hethersett Methodist Church to raise awareness of the services they offer for older people. Everyone is welcome to attend. It will take place on Tuesday 5 March, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, and will include a free light buffet lunch. Anita Ingham has further details if you are interested.

v All are invited to a Circuit MWiB Spring Lunch on Thursday 7 March, 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm, at Trinity Church, Thorpe Marriott, in aid of the President’s charity, The 3 B’s. To book a place please let Margaret Snelling know no later than Sunday 24 February. Details are on a poster on the Church Centre notice board.

v Refresher Safeguarding Courses are being held at Chapel Field Road on Saturdays 9 and 23 March at 9.45 am for 10.00 prompt, to finish by 12.30 pm. Please book places as soon as possible with Michael Garratt: 01603 457053 or

v Thursford Songs of Praise on 24 March: The coach is now fully booked. The cost is £8 per person; please pay Terry Dunning by the end of February. We shall be leaving Chapel Field Road Methodist Church at 1.20 pm and picking up friends from Thorpe Marriott at around 1.40 pm, arriving at Thursford at 2.30 pm. The Songs of Praise starts at 3.00 pm. The coach will leave Thursford at 5.00 pm; expected time of arrival at Chapel Field Road is 6.00 pm. Individuals should arrange their own parking before embarking on the coach at Chapel Field Road.

v MWiB’s Spring District Day will be held at Dereham Methodist Church on 28 March, when the speaker will be Rev Debbie Caulk. If you would like to attend and go by coach please let Margaret Snelling know as soon as possible, at the latest by 11 March. It commences at 11.00 am and will finish at around 4.00 pm.


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