Revd. Laurence (Laurie)

Notices Sunday 16 September 2018

Notices Sunday 16 September 2018

 

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Notices for the week beginning Sunday 16th September 2018           

Monday:          10.30 am ‘Messy Church in the Church Hall

Monday to Thursday: 9 am - Morning Prayer in the church

Wednesday:    7.30 pm - Housegroups

 

Our services at St Catherine’s are video recorded, and later uploaded to our YouTube channel. This enables people who are unable to get to the service to watch it at a convenient time. We make every effort to make sure that people's faces are not visible.

St Catherine's is hosting the Diocesan Church Army thanksgiving service, on Wednesday 26th of September 2018 at 7 p.m. You are warmly invited to celebrate the work of the Church Army in the Diocese and founder's day (Wilson Carlile).  

Help needed on Thursday 11th October when Mile Cross Primary School celebrate Harvest in the church. Sign up sheet on the round table.

Harvest Festival will be on Sunday 14th October. We need someone to co-ordinate the meal after the service please - jacket potatoes and fillings. Help needed to decorate the church please from 9 am on Saturday 6th and 13th, men as well as ladies!

Sign up sheet on the round table for the next Quiz and Fish & Chip night on Friday 19th October.

Please take a copy of the latest Diocesan Magazine, on the round table.

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

Laurie is organising another visit to Bury Christmas Market on Friday 23rd November. Cost £15 per seat. For information please speak to Laurie.

 

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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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Rev Martin

Quiz and chip night

Quiz and chip night

Come along to St Catherine's  Quiz and chip night on Friday 19th of October 2018  7 PM start. For more information and tickets please contact Simon on 07766604710 

 

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Rev Martin

Diocesan Church Army thanksgiving service

Diocesan Church Army thanksgiving service

St Catherine's are hosting the Diocesan Church Army thanksgiving service, on Wednesday 26th of September 2018 @ 7 p.m. You are warmly invited to join us, as we celebrate church Army founder's day(Wilson Carlile) and celebrate the work of the new Church army mission communities we have in the diocese. 

 

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Rev Martin

St Catherine's Church family awayday 2018

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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Rev Martin

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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Churchwardens

Churchwardens

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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Rev Martin

Outreach magazine

Follow the Link to read the latest outreach magazine

 

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Sunday Social

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

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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Rev Martin

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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