Welcome to e-bulletin for 23rd June 2022

Sunday Service Plan: June & July

26th June
10:30am Bawdeswell + Zoom Word & Praise
10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
10:30am Guist Holy Communion
10:30am North Elmham Morning Praise
10:30am Worthing Iona Morning Praise
3rd July
Thomas the Apostle
9:30am Wood Norton Morning Praise
10:30am Bawdeswell + Zoom Holy Communion
10:30am North Elmham Holy Communion
10:30am Stibbard Holy Communion
5:00pm Foxley Informal Evening Prayer
10th July
4th S after Trinity
10:30am Bawdeswell + Zoom ‘The 10:30’
10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
10:30am Stibbard Morning Praise
10:30am Worthing Holy Communion
17th July
5th S after Trinity
10:30am Bawdeswell + Zoom All-Age Communion
10:30am North Elmham Holy Communion
10:30am Wood Norton Holy Communion
4:00pm Foulsham Sung Evensong
24th July
6th S after Trinity
10:30am Foulsham Group Holy Communion and Pastoral Visitation with Canon Sally Theakston (Acting Archdeacon)
31st July
7th S after Trinity
10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
10:30am Bawdeswell + Zoom Morning Praise
4:30pm North Elmham Songs of Praise (Flower Festival) with Canon Andy Bryant (Norwich Cathedral)
Zoom Church
The Service on 26th June at Bawdeswell will be available on Zoom. Order of Service here.
Topic: HON Benefice Sunday act of worship
Time: 10:30am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 4276 0074; Passcode: 82335

Pastoral Visitation

On Sunday 24th July (10.30am), there will be a Group service at Foulsham, when we welcome Canon Sally Theakston (Acting Archdeacon of Lynn) for a Pastoral Visitation. This is the occasion when our Churchwardens have an opportunity to meet with Canon Sally and for Sally to meet as many of you as possible over coffee following the service.

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

We’ve heard from N&NUH chaplaincy team that the Hospital is now open again to visiting clergy. If you, or someone you know locally, would welcome a visit whilst in hospital or the support of the chaplains, please do let us know.  


A magical evening of spine-tingling music with harpist Ruth Wall and her husband the composer Graham Fitkin at Heydon Church: Saturday 16th July 2020 at 6.30pm. Organised by Norfolk Churches Trust, tickets are £20, which includes wine and canapes. For further information or to book a place, click here.

News from our parishes

Pam Sharman
We are sad to report that Pam Sharman (Foulsham) died on Monday (20th). Pam died at home with her family and Fr Michael at her bedside. We don’t yet have details of the funeral, although she will be buried at Kettlestone with Jim. Please keep the family in your prayers.
John Labouchere
John is recovering in hospital following successful surgery last Friday. He hopes to be back home in Elmham soon.


Musical picnic at Bintree Mill, Saturday 25th June from 2pm. Bring your own picnic and chairs – no dogs please. Numbers strictly limited to 50. Please phone Jenny to book 01362 668224 or email jennycunningham@mac.com
Come and sing!


Saturday 9th July, 2.30-4pm.
Join us at St Mary’s North Elmham for an afternoon of singing, led by the gifted and joyful Natasha Hood (May Singers). Learn new songs, enjoy your voice and the experience of singing together with other music-lovers.
No charge, but we welcome donations to offset expenses. Refreshments provided.
North Elmham Flower Festival – 30th & 31st July


Plus: Refreshments in the Memorial Hall; Climb the Tower; stalls and raffle; Village Archive exhibition; music in church; free vintage bus rides on Sunday and more!
The weekend begins with a Car Boot Sale on Saturday from 10am and closes with ‘Songs of Praise’ in church at 4.30pm on Sunday with guest preacher, Canon Andy Bryant.

Bawdeswell & Bylaugh

Ticket sales are now open at www.ticketsource.co.uk for the Festival Players production of 'A Midsummers Night's Dream' on Sunday 31st July at Bylaugh Hall. Gates open at 12pm, performance at 2pm (bring your own chairs). £15 per ticket.
Food and bar available for lunch, plus other retail sales. General enquiries (including tickets for those unable to buy online) from: pjlilwall@hotmail.com . In aid of The Friends of Bawdeswell and Bylaugh churches.


HON/Diocesan Prayer Calendar

The diocesan prayer calendar  is now available for the period leading up to 3rd September.
26th June: 2nd Sunday after Trinity   
Gratitude for our Food.
HON Group: Themelthorpe, Twyford, Wood Norton, Worthing.   

‘I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener’. We praise you Lord Jesus, giving thanks for the work of our farmers and asking that they abide in you and you in them. May we, the recipients of this work, be filled with gratitude for the food on our tables.
We also pray today for all those who are being ordained deacon in Norwich Cathedral.
The people of Ukraine.  
Mary Labouchere (North Elmham);
John Labouchere (North Elmham).

Pam Sharman (Foulsham). Funeral & burial: TBA. 


And finally…

Last week’s wall painting was an icon in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Built in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral of the imperial capital of Constantinople, it was the largest Christian church of the Byzantine empire. It was converted into a mosque in 1453 (Ottoman Empire), spent some time as a museum during the 20th century and in 2020, it was reconverted into a mosque. It sits next to the Blue Mosque, constructed between 1609 and 1616.
This week, not a picture but a floor-plan. Of what? This church has a total length of 407ft (124m) and its impressive nave is 252ft (77m) long.


You can see all the paintings on our website.



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