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Welcome to e-bulletin for 16th November

Sunday Service Plan: November & December

19th November
2nd Sunday before Advent
10:30am Bawdeswell* Holy Communion
10:30am North Elmham Iona Holy Communion
10:30am Wood Norton Holy Communion
4:00pm Stibbard Choral Evensong with the Heart of Norfolk Choir
26th November
Christ the King
9:00am Guist Holy Communion
10:30am Bawdeswell* Word & Praise
10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
10:30am North Elmham Morning Praise – What do Christians believe?
10:30am Worthing Holy Communion
3rd December
Advent Sunday
9:30am Wood Norton Morning Praise
10:30am North Elmham Holy Communion
10:30am Stibbard Holy Communion
4:00pm Bawdeswell* Advent Carol Service
10th December
2nd Sunday of Advent
10:30am Bawdeswell* The 10:30
10:30am Foulsham Holy Communion
10:30am Stibbard Morning Praise
10:30am Worthing Holy Communion
6:00pm Guist Christmas Carol Service
17th December
3rd Sunday of Advent
10:30am Bawdeswell* Christmas Carol Service
10:30am Wood Norton Holy Communion
3:30pm Foulsham Christingle
4:00pm North Elmham Christmas Carol Service
24th December
4th Sunday of Advent/ Christmas Eve
10:30am Guist Holy Communion
10:30am Foulsham Christmas Carol Service
4:00pm North Elmham Christingle
7:00pm Bawdeswell* Christmas Holy Communion
25th December
Christmas Day
10:30am Bawdeswell* Christmas Word & Praise
10:30am North Elmham Christmas Family Communion
11:00am Foulsham Christmas Family Service
31st December
1st Sunday of Christmas
10:30am Worthing Group Holy Communion

Zoom Church
*These services will be available on Zoom.
Topic: HON Benefice Sunday act of worship
Time: 10:30am
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Meeting ID: 825 4276 0074; Passcode: 823350. 
Wednesdays: 11am, Holy Communion at Foulsham Holy Innocents’.
Friday Morning Prayer: 9:45am, weekly sung service (Book of Common Prayer) at Stibbard All Saints’.
You would be very welcome to join us. 

Other Christmas Carol Services

Foxley Saturday 16th December, 3.30pm
Themelthorpe Tuesday 19th December, 6pm
Twyford Tuesday 19th December, 6pm
Wood Norton Friday 22nd December, 4pm – starting at the Village Green


Malcolm Cook

It is with deep sadness that we heard of the unexpected death of Malcolm Cook, Lay Pastor at Stibbard Methodist Church, on Saturday 11th November. A true and faithful servant of the Lord, and friend to us all. Our prayers and thoughts are with Pippa and their family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday services across the Heart of Norfolk Group were attended by 266 adults; 33 under-16s and 4 dogs! Donations totalled £700 for the Royal British Legion and a further £41 for BLESMA, which specifically supports veterans who have experienced amputation of limbs (Worthing).
Our thanks to the leaders and organisers and to all who attended to remember the Fallen of our parishes and to pray for service personnel in the Armed Forces today.


 Norfolk Churches Trust
Bike Ride and Sponsored Walk, 2023


 From The Norfolk Churches Trust Autumn 2023 Newsletter:
“To date the amount received for 2023 is tantalisingly just under the £100k figure at £99,998.52. Once again, we are delighted with the generosity of those who take part and those who sponsor them. A big thank you to those who have already sent in their funds, if you have yours still to send, please do, we’d love to see the thermometer rise!”

The collection at the Group Service at Guist on 29th October raised £207 for The Norfolk Churches Trust – thank you!
The Trust has just awarded £6,000 to Billingford St Peter towards the restoration of the windows and deep-clean of the church.  


Conversing with the Psalms, 22nd October

The monthly ecumenical study group, open to all, continues on Wednesday, 22nd November, starting at 2.30pm at Stibbard Methodist Church and Centre. Looking at different versions of the Bible, the group compares how the wording might change the sense. For more information, please contact Norman Johnson, Licensed Lay Minister, on nwjohnson@btinternet.com or 01362 683344, or come along and join the conversation.

News from our parishes

Wood Norton All Saints’, Ciné Pew, TOMORROW: Friday 17th November, 7.30pm
An opportunity for armchair (or pew) travel! All Saints’ are screening ‘Whale Rider’ which is set in New Zealand and follows the ambition of a young Maori girl to break convention - and  defy her grandfather - to become head of her tribe.
There is no charge for this event, although a small donation towards catering and running costs is always appreciated.
Worthing St Margaret’s: The Spirit of Christmas, Saturday 25th November from 3pm
Come along to try out a wide selection of fabulous wines, beers and champagne ready for your Christmas and New Year celebrations. Orders taken on the day for boxes of 6 wines, which may be mixed, or make up a box with other guests.


Miranda Smith will demonstrate how to make simple but effective Christmas wreaths and table decorations and will take orders on the day if you would like her to make them for you!
Also, Christmas Raffle and guess the name of the Teddy (Hamley’s). Free Admission, although donations to the Church Building Appeal would be welcome. 

Wood Norton All Saints’: Words & Music with an Advent/Christmas theme, Friday 1st December, 10.30am
All are welcome to come along and participate by bringing or requesting, via Neil -  nprim101@aol.com or Jenny  jenny.marchant7@btinternet.com - a favourite piece of music, or a reading of your choice. If you prefer, just come and enjoy the interesting miscellany that the event always produces. Doors open for cake and coffee – and conversation- at 10.30am. 

Bawdeswell Advent Carol Service, Sunday 3rd December, 4pm

Foxley Coffee Morning, 6th December
Come along for a coffee and chat with neighbours and friends, from 10.30am at Foxley Village Hall. A warm welcome to all!
Foulsham Christmas Wreath-making Workshop, 9th December
Come and join us for a Christmas Wreath-making Workshop on Saturday 9th December at the New Frost Hall starting at 1.30pm.
Everything you need to create a wonderful Christmas wreath or a lovely table centre piece will be provided. Festive refreshments will be provided. The cost of the event is £35, with all profits going to local charities. To book your place, please contact Lesley Waller on 07879 415997 by 26th November. 


Bawdeswell All Saints’ Christmas Wreath Fair,
16th December, 10am-1pm


Goodies for the Christmas table, Christmas wreaths and crafty gifts
North Elmham – Carol Singing Workshop,
17th December, 1.30-3.45pm

The workshop is followed by St Mary’s Christmas Carol service at 4pm.
From 6.30pm onwards a showcase of old carols and community carol singing at the Memorial Hall.


Church FaceBook pages

Bawdeswell: www.facebook.com/bawdeswell.church
Guist: www.facebook.com/standrewsguist
North Elmham: www.facebook.com/northelmhamchurch
Stibbard: www.facebook.com/Stibbardchurch
Wood Norton: www.facebook.com/allsaintschurchwoodnorton
Heart of Norfolk Benefice: www.facebook.com/heartofnorfolk

Prayer Calendar: 19th November – 2nd Sunday before Advent

The Diocesan Prayer Diary is here – Sunday petitions are included with the HON prayer calendar.
One of the Heart of Norfolk parishes is included each week. 

Shine brightly.  
HON Group: Worthing.
Heavenly Father, we pray for Christian young leaders, that you empower them to shine brightly in their schools, churches and communities. Establish them in their faith and discipleship, inspiring others with their love, compassion and devotion to you. Guide and bless them as they grow.     
The Holy Land: the people of Palestine and Israel.
Archdeacon Steven Betts, his wife Sarah and family
Mary Stoddart, Foulsham Funeral Service: 17th November at Foulsham Holy Innocents’, 11am, followed by committal at Cromer Crematorium, 1pm.
Betty Slattery, Foxley Interment of Ashes: 22nd November at Foxley St Thomas, 2.30pm.
Malcolm Cook, Methodist Lay Preacher, Stibbard  
David Yaxley, Stibbard  


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