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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Notices Sunday 22 April 2018


Notices for this week beginning Sunday 22 April

Monday to Thursday: 9 to 9.30 am: Morning Prayer in the church
Monday: 10 - 11.45 am - Tot-stop in the Church Hall
Tuesday: 11.30 am - Fellowship group 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Wednesday: 7.30 pm - Fellowship group 1st and 3rd  Wednesday


The Wednesday evening group starts meeting again as normal on the 18th April. The Tuesday morning Fellowship group meets again on the 24th April. in the Emmaus room.

Action for children are having a fate on Saturday 28 April from 11 AM to 1 PM at Catton Grove primary school. We have been invited to have a stall  to raise money for St Catherine's and to give a donation to them. If you like to be involved with this there is a sign up sheet on the round table in church. If you have an item for the stall, this would be much appreciated. If anyone is able to help, please speak to Joyce.

Can you help with refreshments for the Remembering Loved Ones service on Sunday the 27th May at 3 PM? Sign up sheet on the round table in Church.

Advance Notice- help is needed to tidy the church hall garden from 9 AM on Saturday 16 June please. This is no just for us, but the hall and garden is being used  for a wedding reception the following week.(Bacon but is will be provided, and veggie option)

Do you have a current first-aid certificate and would be prepared to help as a first aider at church events? If so please speak to Martin or Ruth

We need to update the photos of the PCC members for the display on the church board... Is this something you could do? Please speak to Joyce












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

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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.

Friday 20th April 2018 - Fish & Chips & Quiz night

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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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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St Catherine's Communion 04.02.18


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St Catherine's Communion 21 Jan 2018


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Morning worship at St Catherine's

Please Click here to watch the video of this morning's worship at St Catherine's


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40 acts of generosity in Mile Cross

I know that Christmas has only just passed us by, but while we are in the mood for being generous, I'm really excited about our next step into mission at St Catherine's. Throughout Lent this year St Catherine's church(and others if you wish to join us) are going to be stepping out in faith to serve the Mile Cross area with 40 acts of kindness. Over the coming weeks we are going to be sharing ideas  of what we can do, but here is one very simple but effective idea of how we can bless those around us Click here. Why not come and join us as we do Lent generously!


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Christmas photos

It was absolutely wonderful to be able to spend our first Christmas St Catherine's. Here are a view photos to give you a flavour of what we got up to. x Click Here


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