Thursday, 23 March 2017

Prayers in response to yesterday's attack in London

Collect for Peace:

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,  to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A prayer for all those caught up in yesterday's events:

O Lord our God,
source of all goodness and love,
accept the fervent prayers of your people;
in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion
upon all who turn to you for help;
for you are gracious, O lover of souls,
and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Annual church meetings

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (at which the Parochial Church Council members and Deanery Synod Representative are elected), and the meeting for Election of Churchwardens, are being held on 18 April at 7.30 pm in All Saints' Church. The church Electoral Roll is being revised prior to the Annual Meeting. Those on the Electoral Roll are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting and to vote in the Church Council elections. The meeting to elect the churchwardens may be attended by anyone on the local government Electoral Register as well as those on the church's Electoral Roll. Anyone who is not currently on the Electoral Roll and who wishes to be entered on the Roll, or anyone who is currently on it and wishes to be removed, should let me know not later than Monday 3 April. If you are currently on the Electoral Roll and are happy to remain on it, you need do nothing.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Fund raising

Thanks to 'Mr Murderie's Players', to all who supported 'Signal Failure at Nocton & Dunston' on 25 February and of course those who worked so hard behind the scenes with the organising and catering. We raised £500 towards a sound system for the church and a further £137 for Hope for Tomorrow, the Players' chosen charity, which provides mobile chemotherapy units to the NHS.

Talking of a sound system, our fundraising this year will be directed towards this. This will include an induction loop for hearing aid users as well as microphones and an amplification system. This will benefit the community more widely including, for example, the school, who will be able to make use of it for their events held in church. It will also help with concerts and other community events. And there will be no excuses for not knowing what the Rector's sermon was about!

April Fool Quiz

These quizzes are always very popular - buy tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Celebrating seasons on the labyrinth at San Damiano, Metheringham

Monday, 13 February 2017

To be a Pilgrim - more information

If anyone would like any further information, please contact Revd Lorna:

Saturday, 28 January 2017

To be a Pilgrim

Over the next few months we will be exploring what it means to be a pilgrim on our Christian journey.  There will be different opportunities and formats - pilgrims come in different shapes and sizes!  Rev Canon David White started us off on 22 January with his thought-provoking sermon on 'To be a pilgrim'.  For those who missed it, please click on the link below.

Friday, 20 January 2017


Candlemas celebrations

Candlemas falls on 2 February, but we are celebrating it on 29 January.  There will be a United Benefice Eucharist at 10 am and a Songs of Praise in the evening - details below.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas blessings

Perhaps during Christmas, more than any other time, we fail to hear God's voice.  Distractions abound, and at a time when our focus should be on our blessings and our Saviour, we're tuned in to other things that seem more pressing.  But on Christmas Day, make the choice to open your heart, mind, and spirit and listen for God's voice.

A very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmas to you all.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Carol singing

Thanks to all who supported Monday night's carol singing round the village - all those who sang (ably accompanied by David on the guitar) and those who came out to listen or gave us money. We raised just over £100 which is fantastic! This will be shared between the church and Hope into Action, a Christian charity supporting homeless people. Also a huge thank you to Lorna and Elaine who revived us with mulled wine and mince pies at the village hall!

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Carol singing

Just a reminder about carol singing round the village tomorrow (Monday) - we are meeting at The Cottage care home at 6 pm before inflicting ourselves on the Main Street / The Green area. Mulled wine & mince pies in the village hall at the end! This year we are supporting Hope into Action, a charity working with the homeless.