Sunday, 23 February 2020

Book sale - results!

The Nocton Church book sale raised an astonishing £561 for church funds.  Our thanks go to all who gave us such good-quality items, and also to those who came to the sale, bought books, and sampled the homemade soup and cakes. The Newark Oxfam Book Shop came to collect left over books, which they've valued at £500. The rest go to St Barnabas Hospice - it's a win-win!

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who supported the coffee morning in aid of Hope for Tomorrow - those who organised and took part in the rota to keep the tea and coffee flowing, those who made cakes, those who kept us entertained with singing and those who turned up!  We raised a magnificent £330.17 and it was a lovely community event.

Book sale

Only a few more days to wait!

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Coffee morning - this coming Friday!

Don't forget our coffee morning this week.  All donations of cakes gratefully received - they don't have to be home-made!

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Book sale

If you have any books, DVDs/CDs or jigsaws to donate, please leave them in the box in the church south porch (the one the other side of the building from the road). And please come to the event!!

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Change to service pattern

There will be a change to the pattern of church services starting in January. We will still have the regular Wednesday morning service at 9am and will celebrate the Eucharist on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9.30am, but Breathe (our quiet, reflective Sunday evening service) will move from the 2nd Sunday to the 1st, still at 6pm. Church4ALL at Potterhanworth will be twice a month, at 4pm on 2nd & 4th Sundays. January's services below at a glance!  And you can always see the services for the month on our "services" page.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Christmas activities!

A handy all-in-one guide to the church Christmas activities.  And don't forget the Christmas Tree Festival this weekend - starts tomorrow!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Walk the walk this Christmas

This isn’t really a Christmas article – more an invitation to come and enjoy the experience of ‘Joe Carpenter and Son: an English Nativity’. On Friday December 6th – in the heart of Potterhanworth.

Joe Carpenter and Son is an exciting theatrical telling of the Nativity story. It’s based on a lovely children’s book by Graham Clarke, recounting the events of the birth of Jesus. And it’s being acted for us by Mr Murderie’s Players.

Mr Murderie and his Players are a very talented bunch. Among other things, they put on murder mystery evenings for local charities. Last month they produced the Branston Plough Play to celebrate the British National Ploughing Championships at Nocton. And for the last couple of years they’ve put on Joe Carpenter and Son. Last year at Nocton, the year before at Branston.

So now this year, Joe Carpenter comes to Potterhanworth. The event begins in the Memorial Hall, then we walk around the middle of the village, serenaded by carol singers, meeting the characters, and watching the story unfold. After visiting the church, we return to the Hall for supper: home-made soup, crusty bread and cheese, coffee and cake.

It’s a great evening whether you come as a family or on your own. Either way, it’s a good idea to bring a lantern or a torch. And you’ll need tickets. So please contact Janet at or 797-078 or Rev’d Lorna at 794-868. £6 for adults, under 12yrs £3, 3yrs and under FREE.

Two performances, one at 6.00pm, the other at 7.30pm - so choose whichever works for you. If you missed ‘Joe Carpenter and Son’ when it came to Nocton last year, catch up at Potterhanworth this year. Friday December 6th – see you there!

Happy Christmas everyone.
Love Lorna

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Carol singing

We will be singing carols in the village again this year (sorry).  Please join us!  We will start at the Cottage Care Home at 6 pm on Monday 16 December and sing carols with the residents before moving onto Wellhead Lane (you lucky people).  Refreshments afterwards.