Welcome to e-bulletin for 29th July

Interesting dates for 1st August.

As Sally cannot do the bulletin this week, I thought I would have a look on Google for something:-

1800 - Acts of Union 1800 had Royal assent.
1834 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire (except in India due to the East India Company (1843 ended).
1894 – Henry Perky patents Shredded wheat.
1976 – Niki Lauda survives his crash at Nürburgring.
1980 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected the first female head of state as President of Iceland
1981 – MTV starts broadcasting in the US.

There is quite a lot to ponder and consider in this list. Normality will be back next week.


Sunday Service Plan: August

1st August 9:30am Wood Norton Iona Morning Praise
  10:30am Bawdeswell* Holy Communion
  10:30am North Elmham Holy Communion
  10:30am Stibbard Holy Communion
  10:30 Sparham Oasis – see below
8th August 10:30am Bawdeswell ‘The 10:30’
  10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
  10:30am Worthing Holy Communion
15th August 10:30am Bawdeswell All-Age Communion
  10:30am North Elmham Holy Communion
  10:30am Wood Norton Holy Communion
  04:00pm Stibbard Sung Evensong & re-dedication of the pulpit/ blessing of altar-set.
22nd August 10:30am Bawdeswell Word & Praise
  10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
  10:30am Guist Holy Communion
  10:30am North Elmham Morning Praise
  03:00pm Worthing ‘Join in the Conversation’, with tea & cake
29th August 10:30pm Bawdeswell Group Holy Communion – outdoor service, bring garden chairs

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
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*Worldwide Anglican Communion
News from our parishes
Worthing: Open Churches Week – first full week of August. Enjoy the tranquil and peaceful country setting of Worthing St Margaret’s. Some unique signs and symbols of history can be spotted about the church and amongst the wildlife so a worthwhile opportunity for keen photographers or artists to visit.


North Elmham: Music at St Mary’s – Saturday afternoons, 2.30-4.30pm.
To celebrate the return of music and singing in our churches, North Elmham PCC has planned a series of monthly Saturday afternoon music events. All 2.30-4.30pm, with refreshments. Free entry – donations invited to cover expenses.



14th August ‘Come & Sing’ – 2 hour workshop, including songs from Taizé. Led by Natasha Hood (May Singers).
18th September Recital/concert with Jonathan Dodd & Willow Swiatek – details to follow.
16th October ‘Come & Sing’ concert and singing workshop with Sonrisa (Norwich) – acapella group singing an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs.

North Elmham – Car Boot Sale – 30th August – 7am setting up – opposite St. Marys.
Elmham Flower Festival: 25th & 26th September – “Sing a Song of Colour”
For the first time since 2016, St Mary’s Church will be holding a Flower Festival on the weekend of 25th & 26th September. For this year’s theme, “Sing a Song of Colour”, every arrangement will echo a song or piece of music with a colour in the title.
To bring the Festival to a close, there will be a Festival Songs of Praise at 4.30pm on Sunday 26th with The Bishop of Lynn, The Rt Revd Jane Steen.

Norfolk Churches Trust – Sponsored ‘Ride & Stride’
The Annual ‘Ride & Stride’ is Saturday 11th September, 9.30am – 4.30pm. This is NCT’s major fundraising event of the year, with proceeds divided between the NCT and nominated churches. Follow the link for more information for organisers and those taking part.
Oasis at Sparham
The monthly Oasis service at Sparham is this Sunday, 1st August, at 10:30. Oasis is a short lay-led service followed by a discussion over coffee on topics raised by the readings.
BBC Broadcast Worship
BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship  8.10am  ‘We Cling to our faith’
On 4th August 2020, a nuclear sized explosion at Beirut port killed around 200 people, injured more than 6000 and displaced 300 000, hard by the most ancient churches of the East.
BBC 1’s Songs of Praise , Sunday at 1.15pm – Faith and Food
Aled Jones explores the link between faith and food at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in Hertfordshire and discovers how their Eucharistic bread is specially baked.

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