Notices Sunday 12 August 2018

Notices for the week beginning Sunday 12  August 2018       


Monday:          NO Tot-stop in the Church Hall

Monday to Thursday: NO Morning Prayer in the church

Tuesday / Wednesday: NO Bible Study/Housegroups in August

Wednesday:    2 pm at Earlham Crem - funeral service of Edmee Harmer

Wednesday:    6.30 pm - Help with gardening/tidying up church grounds


The Memorial Service for Geoff Large will take place at St Margaret’s Church, Drayton on Thursday 23rd August at 12 noon. All welcome to attend.

Following the letter from Revd Martin recently help is needed for Messy Church/Totstop on Monday mornings and Open the Book in school. More information from Revd Martin or Revd Ruth.

For the past three years people at St. Catherine’s have been supporting a student called Kingsley Filiberito, during his time at EBCoM. He has graduated and donations now will be used to support a new student, Allan McSesio, as he continues his studies. This is his second year training for leadership in the Zambesi Evangelical Church in Malawi. If you would like to contribute a few pounds towards this please have a chat with Julie

Sponsor forms for the annual Norfolk Churches Trust Cycle (or walk, car or wheelchair) Ride on Saturday 8th September are on the round table.
Help needed to man the church that day - sign up sheet on the round table.

There are leaflets on the round table for the Link to Hope Shoebox project.
Now is a good time to start collecting small items for the Family or Elderly Persons boxes.

There are some Christian books at the back of the church which you are welcome to borrow and, please, when you have finished reading.

Advance notice - Laurie will be organising another visit to Bury Christmas Market on Friday 23rd November. Cost £15 per seat.

When walking or driving in the church grounds please be aware of children and cyclists.

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Development/ Restoration Fund:

Over the next few years we have to raise a lot of money, principally for major  re-wiring of the church (without which it may be the church will have to close for insurance purposes), there  are also roof works and other possibilities for improving our current facilities, in the pipeline.

For your information the Development Group are:

Rachael Barber (of Gordon Barber Funeral Directors), Simon Bransby,

Cathy D’Oyley, Martin and Rach Hartley, Ruth Lambert and Joyce Lincoln.


Please feel free to speak to anyone in the group who will be able to tell you how we are progressing. Do you have any ideas you would like to put forward to the Group?



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A big thank you

Just to say a big thank you to everybody who worked so hard last Saturday for our church fete. Thank you also to everybody who contributed but couldn't be with us on the day. It was a brilliant day, and we raised in the region of £1000!

Martin x


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Summer fair 2018

St Catherine's will be holding their summer fair on Saturday 21st of July
come along and join the fun and you may even get the chance to soak the vicar!


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St Catherine's Church family awayday 2018

A few of us from St Catherine's managed to get away together for the day at the Horstead center. A lovely day of fellowship as we reflected back over the last 12 months at St Catherine's and talked and prayed about opportunities for the next 12 months. Click here to see some photos.  


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Data privacy notice

You can find a copy of St Catherine's data privacy notice by Clicking here or you can find it in our resources section.


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A lovely service this evening at the Cathedral as our churchwardens were sworn in. Thank you for all that you do!


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Outreach magazine

Follow the Link to read the latest outreach magazine


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Sunday Social

St Catherine's Church will be hosting  the 1st NR 3 Sunday social this coming Sunday, 12 noon - 2 PM  Please come and join us for a hot meal and cake and drink.


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Good Friday workshop and service photos

Click here to see the photos from St Catherine's Good Friday workshop and service 2018 :-)


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St Catherine's Annual Report 2017

Please Click here to read the annual report for 2017.


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A big thank you for the 40 Acts through lent at Catherine's

During Lent, St Catherine’s has been living lent generously.

Over 40 of you have directly taken part and many others have donated money or prayed for all involved.Some of you have walked many miles to pray for the area. Some of you have knocked on many doors to ask if anyone wants prayer. Some of you prepared and served lunch to all at Tot stop and their carers.

Some of you have delivered donuts and chatted to among others… The funeral directors, teachers at Mile cross primary, the Extend exercise group, charity shops, Barclays bank, Hairdressers, Anglia Fishing, Norwich Vaping, the Norman centre and the betting shop.Some of you donated sanitary products to our local library to help address period poverty.Some of donated to our souper soup run.

Some of you walked up to random strangers and gave them flowers. Some of you gave up your Saturday to pick up rubbish from the estate. Some of you did your own random acts of kindness. Taking a gift to a new neighbour or leaving a thank you note and chocolate for the milkman to name but a few.

Over lent we had 24 requests for prayer.

We picked up 8 bin bags full of rubbish from the estate.

We gave out 78 bunches of flowers to 78 strangers to bless their day.

And we gave away 267 donuts and one bag of apples!

But, the challenge doesn’t stop here. If you like, the real challenge starts here!

Over lent we’ve been studying the book of James. He wrote, Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Love is a verb. It is something to do. Deliberately acting out of love can change the way we think and feel and it can change how others think and feel about the church. To teach his disciples how to live, Jesus showed them how to live and respond to the needs around them. The cross was the ultimate lesson in love.  As we meet here this morning, we celebrate what Jesus did for us. Let us at St Catherine’s go on putting his love into action and showing those in this area how much we care.



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Message from Norwich foodbank

A message from Norwich foodbank

In 2017, we gave out over 9,700 food parcels each providing local people in crisis with three days of food. Thank you for helping us continue this service we couldn't do it without you!

The food bank require the following items. Long life sponge puddings, Tinned fish, Instant mash and Washing powder. If you are able to provide any of these items then the food bank would be very grateful.


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St Catherine's Holy Communion 18.02.18


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Daytime Fellowship Group

St Catherine's has started a new daytime fellowship group, that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 11:30 AM  The aim of the group is to share Christian fellowship together, by worshipping, praying  and learning together, with the option of sharing lunch afterwards . This means there will be an opportunity to meet for fellowship each week. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:30 PM and 2nd and 4th Tuesdays during the day. You're more  than welcome to join us. If you would like more information please contact Martin or Gill.S


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