Welcome to e-bulletin for 14th October


Last Call: Group Service & Lunch, 31st October

If you are planning to be at Wood Norton All Saints’ for the HON Group service on 31st October (11am) and/or the lunch following in the Village Hall, please let Jenny Marchant know in the next few days. We are still appealing for contributions towards the lunch of:
Cold meats, cheeses, salads; Desserts; Drinks.
jennymarchant7@btinternet.com or 01362 684101. Thank you!


Safeguarding: New ‘named person’ for HON

Linda Riddett (Foulsham) has agreed to take on the HON Safeguarding Officer role – very many thanks, Linda!
Alex is liaising with her about DBS checks which need to be renewed and online training requirements. A porch notice with Linda’s contact details will be circulated shortly – lindariddett@hotmail.co.uk tel: 01362 683725.


Looking after your church building

Final session in the series of sessions on caring for church buildings (Norwich Diocese):
Monday 25th October, 11am-12noon, online: Introduction to the Grant Programmes at the National Churches Trust.


News from our parishes

North Elmham: Saturday 16th October, 2.30-4.30pm ‘Come and Sing’

‘Come and Sing’, led by Natasha Wood (May Singers). 
Natasha teaches with ‘call and response’ – no accompaniment, no sheets of music for the singers. A ‘must’ for those who enjoy singing and learning new songs.
Free admission – donations invited to offset expenses. Tea & cake to refresh us!


Foulsham: Harvest Festival & Lunch  - 10th October
Come, ye thankful people, come!
37 people gathered to celebrate the Harvest at Foulsham Holy Innocents’ on Sunday. 25 stayed on for a splendid lunch afterwards.
Many thanks to all those who baked, sliced and served! (And washed-up…)


CREDO monthly lunch club - Stibbard

CREDO is back! The monthly lunch-club started by HON AWA, Eunice Norwood, and hosted by Pippa and Malcolm Cook at Stibbard Methodist Church, has started-up again and opened the door to welcome people. 
Last week was lasagne with fresh vegetables and a choice of three puddings, but it’s always delicious. There’s no charge, but donations are invited for the work of Stibbard Methodist Church, Stibbard All Saints’ Church and other charities.


Always on the first Thursday of the month. If you live nearby, do join us for fellowship, food and fun. Contact Eunice at eunice711@btinternet.com or 01328 855665.
Cine Pew at All Saints’ Church, Wood Norton
Friday 15th October, 7.30pm: All is True
Written by Ben Elton, this film imagines the elderly Shakespeare returning home to his wife and daughters after a massive fire destroyed the Globe Theatre. He is mourning his son, Hamnet, destined for brilliance, but who died as a boy.
Tiptoeing between fact and fiction, this reflective film amuses and entertains, and casts a wry light on women’s lot in the 17th century. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.
Doors open at 7pm. Light refreshments. Bring your own cushions! There is no charge for this event.

Wood Norton Christmas Art and Craft Fair – Saturday 20th November
The fair will run from 10am until 2pm in the Church and Village Hall.
If you would like to book a table at the fair, please contact Angela Wells at angela.303wells@btinternet.com or 01362 684287
or Mel Dagless at madagless@aol.com



Worthing: Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)
Celia Daniel is again coordinating shoe-box donations for ‘Operation Christmas Child’. The idea is simple: put together a selection of gifts for a child to fit into a shoe-box, and Samaritan’s Purse will ensure they are delivered to children around the world who wouldn’t otherwise have reasons to celebrate Christmas. Deadline for filled boxes is 7th November.
Links for further information about the work of Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child: https://youtu.be/oxtmtbATkb0https://youtu.be/cNXV6llFiqo
Or visit: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/
To contact Celia for more information, please call 01362 668928 or email c.daniel784@btinternet.com.

Sunday Service Plan: October


17th October 10:30am Bawdeswell* All-Age Communion
  10:30am North Elmham Holy Communion
  10:30am Wood Norton Holy Communion
  3:30pm Foxley Harvest Festival Service
  4:00pm Foulsham Sung Evensong
24th October 10:30am Bawdeswell Word & Praise
  10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
  10:30am Guist Holy Communion
  10:30am Worthing Morning Praise
31st October 11:00am Wood Norton All Saints’ Day: Group Holy Communion, followed by ‘Bring & Share’ lunch in the Village Hall.

Zoom Church
*The Service from Bawdeswell will be available on Zoom this Sunday. Order of Service is here.
Topic: HON Benefice Sunday act of worship
Time: 10:30am
If you wish to join Zoom Meeting, please email us and we will send you a link. 
Please note: this is a recurring meeting, so the link you need is the same every week, until further notice or for ‘special’ Sundays.
To make a donation to one of the churches in the HON Group, click here. Thank you!


Diocesan/HON Prayer Calendar

17th October: 20th Sunday after Trinity 

Church From Lament to Action

HON Group – Guist, North Elmham, Stibbard.
Heavenly Father, we pray for healing for those suffering racism and we ask for security in the knowledge that they belong to Christ and their identity is in Him. We ask for your Holy Spirit to bring forgiveness and fellowship between our different races and strengthen our unity.
Sick Mary Labouchere (North Elmham); Colin Ferris (Foulsham); Susan Moore (Stibbard), recovering from surgery.  
Departed Jane Smith (North Elmham).
Andrew Hewins (Jim’s brother, Guist).


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