All Saints' Church
A welcoming parish church at the heart of the community.
"In a short space of time we have felt that we belong and it now seems that ASM is where we should be."
All Saints’ Church in Mattishall (ASM) is a community of people living in and around Mattishall near Dereham in Norfolk. We meet up on Sundays and at times during the week (in various people’s homes) to worship God and learn together. We would love you to join us, whether as a one-off or more often.
We are a welcoming, supportive and accepting bunch (at least that is what others have told us) as we try to reflect the loving and forgiving nature of God. With our Sunday services we aim to make people feel at ease with the options of a more traditional service at 9 a.m. (with organ) and a more informal service at 10.30 a.m. (with worship group).
We are a church which takes the bible seriously, trying to allow God to challenge, encourage and change us through it. Our aim is to understand and accept the love of God the Father as shown by Jesus Christ and to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Hope to see you soon!
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Evening Prayer - Parker Sermon
Sun, 6 May, 2018, 6pm @ Mattishall, All Saints'
Leaders: Rev. Richard Lloyd Morgan
Please note the change in time from the previously advertised 18:30.
Contact Church Office for more details - 01362 858873
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Mattishall Churches Together "Service on the Green" followed by BBQ. (2 months to go)
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Posted: Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 (1 day ago) by Mark
On the 26th March, we had to say goodbye to Cynthia, whose sudden death has shocked and saddened us all. She passed away so quickly that I can’t quite believe that we will no longer be seeing her walk into a room with her bag of hassocks, or hear her sermons, or receive her wisdom.
My first encounter with Cynthia was at my interview in ASM in May 2012. She was at the “Readers” table and straight away asked me of my opinions of lay ministry and my experience of working with Readers. At the time I was struck by her quick mind and strong presence - and a little flustered. Only now as I look back can I also see the evidence of the many interviews she must have conducted as Director of Education (I hope I measured up!). In the six years since, I have been so grateful for those qualities and the way she used them here amongst us and to the glory of God.
Although the manner of her passing was so sudden, I am grateful that she didn’t suffer a long decline and that she was able to keep on serving and preaching right up to the end.
In Paul’s passionate letter to the Philippians, he speaks of his longing for a deeper relationship with Jesus and experience of the resurrection (3:10), combined with his determination to keep on with all his energy and drive in the service of his saviour (3:12-14).
He ends the section like this “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”
As we remember Cynthia, her service, her friendship and her place among us, Paul’s words apply to her and us too. Our citizenship is in heaven and through Jesus Christ our bodies will be transformed to be like Jesus’ resurrection body (c.f 1 Corinthians 15) – and our response to this should be, as Cynthia’s was, to stand firm in the Lord and serve him with all of our heart.
I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who was present at and participated in the service for Cynthia. It was a great way of honouring her service to us. I am sorry that its timing meant some of you couldn’t be there but that was really out of our control.
Please continue to pray for Gerald and June Rootham and Noel Alexander as they act as her executors.
In memory of Cynthia
Any donations in Cynthia’s memory will go towards two things close to her heart: Money will be given to the Church Mission Society’s work in Latin America (this is where she served as a missionary) and money will be used to set up an award or other project in Cynthia’s memory at Hockering school. Please be generous. Money can be given to the church office or via Littleproud’s Funeral Services.
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Coming into Mattishall from the Norwich end, All Saints's church will be clearly on your left. Turn left just before it and after about 100 metres on your right is a car park at the entrance to the churchyard and opposite Victoria stores. This location has a post code of NR20 3QF and is best used if coming by car. More parking can be found just off the main road (Dereham Road) on Old School Green (NR20 3FG) or along the main road itself There is also an hourly bus service which stops opposite the church (route 4 from KonectBus) which comes from Norwich and Dereham.
If coming to the church from the western end of the village, continue to the far end of the village. All Saints' church will be very clearly on your right. Turn right immediately past it to come to the car park mentioned above.
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