ST. MARY’S CHURCH, WATTON Newsletter November 2014

1st (Sat) 3.00pm All Saints Service + Tea
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Holy Communion
3.30pm Norwich Diocesan Association of Bellringers
Songs of Praise
8th (Sat) 12 noon Remembrance in the Churchyard
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Informal Holy Communion
3.00pm Remembrance Service (2.15 at War Memorial)
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Holy Communion
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am All Age Worship (with SHINE!)
6.30pm Choral Evensong
8.00am Holy Communion BCP
10.00am Holy Communion
Every Week:- Service at 9.30am Wednesday followed by Tea & Coffee
Prayers at 7.30am—8.00am Tuesday 5.00pm— 5.30pm Thursday
9.30am - 10.00am Saturday
Coming Soon
13th December Christmas Coffee Morning
Church Office - from 9am to 1pm Tues, Wed, & Thurs.
TELEPHONE 01953 881252
e-mail - [email protected]
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Watton. IP25 6DQ
Rev’d Gerry Foster (Vicar)
01953 881439
Robert Hardy (churchwarden) 01953 882936
Gill Smith
(churchwarden) 01953 483231
or visit our web site-
WATTON Newsletter
November 2014
St Mary’s Mission Statement
Reaching out with the power and love of Jesus in a caring, family atmosphere
We Will
Saturday 8th at 12 noon in St Mary’s Churchyard
Sunday 9th at 2.15pm at Watton War Memorial
followed by a
Service of Remembrance at 3pm in St Mary’s
Tuesday 11th at 11.00am at Chaston Place
(Outside the Co-Op)
St Mary’s Greeting Cards
There is a spinner stand at the back of the North aisle full of hand crafted
greetings cards. There are two types: those with white labels are recycled. That
means we have cut fronts/pictures from previously used cards donated to us,
remounted them on good quality card stock, and provided an envelope. These
are blank inside. On the back they are stamped Recycled in aid of St Mary’s
Those with blue labels on the stand are new hand crafted cards and do have
inserts. The words inside are indicated on a slip of paper in the back of the
sleeve. They have printed labels on the back which read Sold in aid of St Mary’s
Church Watton, Norfolk.
Recycled cards are 50p each. New cards are priced individually, most at £1
each, exceptionally fine cards are more (£1.50 or £2). All profits go to St
The clear sleeves cost 5p each and it helps if they are returned for reuse.
Cards may be ordered for special occasions for £2 or £2.50. See Margaret
Enger to order these.
Thanks to a very generous donation of cardmaking supplies over 90% of the
price is now going to St Mary’s.
Confirmation and Renewal of Baptismal Vows
For all those considering being confirmed or renewing their baptismal vows on
Sunday 7th December at St George’s Saham Toney, we’ll be gathering for
preparation at St Mary’s on Sundays 2nd, 9th & 16th November after the
10.00am service and coffee time, (12 noon - 1.00pm).
Please bring your own lunch if you wish. Contact: Revd Gerry.
Many thanks to everyone who decorated the church and to all who
contributed to the amazing amount of goods we were able to send to the
We still need more people to operate the computer
for the overhead projector in church during our
Sunday Services.
Full training given.
Its based on Microsoft Windows - just like you have at
home !
St Mary’s Art and Photographic Exhibition
15th & 16th November 2014
Calling all budding artists and photographers! Entry forms for the Exhibition
and sale are now available from Vernon and Jill Conie 01953 882570 or from
the Church Office 881252. The hanging fee for each picture is £2, the same as
last time. The exhibition will be from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and noon to
4pm on Sunday. Refreshments will be available over the weekend, also light
lunches on the Saturday.
We are sure you must have lots of holiday photographs and we know that
there are many talented artists among our congregation, so let’s make this a
really good show.
Organ Fund. We were so blessed to welcome roundly 80 for each recital. A big
‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped with the catering at each concert, without
which I would have panicked! With some donations we raised over £1500.00
towards the organ refurbishment fund. Lorraine Eldridge
Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Ride/Walk Day. Our thanks to Rod
Broughall, Margaret Enger & Margaret Smith for their efforts, raising the grand
total of £540.00. (half will come to St Mary's and half to the Norfolk Churches
Watton Churches Together Discipleship Course ‘Encounters’
All friends and family of any Christian denomination or none are welcome to
Watton Churches Together Discipleship Course ‘Encounters’ - ‘Moving On’:
at the Watton Christian Community Centre meeting at 6.30pm for a meal (for
those who can); Group from 7.30pm - 9.00pm.
Thursday 6th November, Stand up and be counted & Church - we are a family
Thursday 20th November, Church - worship
Thursday 4th December, Growing in God
Thursday 8th January, Life in the Spirit
Thursday 22nd January, Cheerful giving - time, talents and money
Thursday 5th February, New life, new lifestyle
If you are planning to attend please give your name to Margaret Cator