Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Sunday 12 August

Just a reminder that there is no morning service at Nocton on Sunday 12 August as we will be joining St Andrew's Potterhanworth at 11 am for their Festival Service with Bishop David.  There will however be an evening service that day at Nocton - the first of our monthly "Breathe" services.  Please see the "Message" page for more information!

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Can you help?

We are looking for people to join our volunteer cleaning rota for church as we have had some people drop out recently for personal reasons.  We are really grateful to current and past cleaners for their enthusiasm and dedication in keeping our lovely building looking beautiful!  It isn't onerous (honestly, it isn't!) - people work in pairs and each pair is responsible for just one month each year.  The church normally needs cleaning twice a month, before the Sunday services - most people go in on Friday or Saturday but there is no set time, it's to suit the people concerned.  Occasionally there are extra services when an extra whisk round might be needed.  It normally takes around 3 hours a month.  You don't need to be a church-goer and in fact most people on the cleaning rota aren't.  If you would like to know more, please contact Ruth on 01526 322285.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Breathe - a new evening service

Starting Sunday 12 August at 6 pm, we're launching a new evening service for the benefice.  It's for all of our three parishes but it will be held at All Saints' Nocton at 6 pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

The idea is to offer something quiet and peaceful, with silence, time to reflect and not too many words.  We might include some of the lovely simple chants from the monastery at Taize - but there won't be lots of singing.  The focus will be on peace and quiet.  A chance to catch your breath at the start of a new week.  So if Sunday mornings aren't practical for you, maybe Breathe would be just the thing.

A huge thank you

The church Fundraising Committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the Flower Festival Weekend such a huge success.  Local groups, businesses and individuals were generous with their time, effort and money in providing such a wonderful show of flowers and the many cake bakers gave us a delicious range of cakes to sell.  Saturday night's concert with Syncapella was every bit as fantastic as we had expected and the weekend rounded off with an uplifting Songs of Praise.  Thanks to the generosity of those who attended the event, an amazing sum of £1760 was raised - a record so far.

Thank you!!!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Festival Weekend

A reminder about our fantastic Flower Festival weekend - it's this week, 23 and 24 June. The church will be open 11 - 4 on both days with an art display and flower arrangements. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. In addition, tickets are still available for the Syncapella concert on Saturday night. On Sunday there will be a Festival Eucharist at 9.30 am and a Festival Songs of Praise at 6 pm. Don't miss it!

Monday, 28 May 2018

Next fantastic concert!

Many thanks to all who supported the Duo Piccolo e Grande concert recently.  We raised a fabulous £418, which will be shared between the Duo and the church.  Thanks also to everyone who supported the coffee morning the following day, especially the staff and children of Nocton Community Primary School!  Together we raised £169 (at the last count) for the Save the Children Fund.  It's not too late to give a donation!

We have another concert coming up in June.  Syncapella are an amazing group.  Ticket price of £10 includes a glass of wine!

Sunday, 20 May 2018


A reminder about two events in church this week - the concert on Thursday evening at 7.30 is free to attend with a retiring collection. The following day we have the coffee morning 9-12 for the Save the Children Fund. Cakes and assistance would be appreciated! If you can't bring the cake on Friday morning, you could drop it in on Thursday evening as the church will be open for the concert.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Labyrinth day at San Damiano, Metheringham

For those who have been to a labyrinth day with the Community of St Francis before, this event experiments with a different time of day and a different structure, with a quiet time in the afternoon and the option of a more social later part in the evening.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting - the church's AGM - will be on Tuesday 17 April at 7.30 pm in church, when the Parochial Church Council and churchwardens are elected for the coming year.  Anyone resident in the parish is welcome to attend the meeting, although only those on the church Electoral Roll can vote.