St. Peter's Church, Mattishall Burgh
Welcome to St. Peter's Church, Mattishall Burgh.
St. Peter's church, Mattishall Burgh, is situated off the bottom end of Burgh Lane in Mattishall. The church building was closed some years back, but has been used on occasions over the last 2-3 years. However, All Saints' Church in Mattishall is the where the congregations meet on Sundays and other days (it being in the centre of the village and a much larger building and having the facilities required).
The churchyard at St. Peter's is always open and there is a free car park. To visit the church building itself, a key is available from the Church Office during open hours.
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Coming Up Next...
Spring Harvest Local
Tue, 24 Sep, 2019, 7:30pm @ Sprowston Methodist Church
Fiona, the family and I will be going again to the Spring Harvest Christian festival at the Harrogate Conference Centre from the 14th to the 18th April 2020. We had a great time two years ago, with inspiring teaching, great worship and the opportunity to have afternoon tea at Betty’s Tea Rooms. Over the years we have been to Spring Harvest and other similar events to be refreshed and renewed in our Christian faith and are looking forward to going next year. You can find out more at www.springharvest.org/harrogate.
Because we are previous attenders, we received a special low cost of £99 per adult (children are less), an offer which is still open until the end of September if we take others with us, although you will need to book accommodation separately.
If you are unsure whether this is for you, then Spring Harvest is coming to Norwich for one night only on 24th September 7:30pm at Sprowston Methodist Church, where you can have a taster of what is in store for 2020. The worship leader is Pete James, who led the worship at Harrogate two years ago and he was amazing. The cost is £8 pp or £6 pp for concessions. We can’t book these tickets for you, so you will need to go to www.springharvest.org/local. If you don’t have a computer then we can help at the office.
Please talk to Fiona or me if you would like to know more.
Contact Church Office for more details - 01362 858873
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Concert by Joanna Eden (3 weeks to go)
Benefice Bright Party (1 month to go)
Remembrance Parade Service (2 months to go)
Annual Benefice Memorial Service (2 months to go)
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Thought for the month - September 2019
Posted: Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 (3 weeks ago) by Sally
Whenever I open the door of our garden shed, my eyes are drawn to a small green watering can that we bought for our grandson so that he could help me water the tomatoes. It reminds me of 1 Corinthians 3, verses 5-9, verse 6 of which says:
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.”
During the next five weeks we have lots of harvest events taking place across the benefice with special services, suppers and school assemblies. Opportunities to come together and give thanks to our God who provides for all our needs and to give thanks for those whose labour brings food to our tables.
Living in a rural community, we witness first-hand the changing seasons that determine the farming year. Paul uses the image of farming or gardening to send an important message to the young church at Corinth, namely that whilst one person may plant, another water - it is God who makes things grow. We each have a job to do and working together, we can be fruitful.
In September, our grandson starts primary school. It strikes me that teachers are farmers of a different kind, as they sow seeds for learning to open up the world to our young people. I pray that my grandson will get a taste for more than just tomatoes!
May this season of harvest be one for giving thanks; and for remembering the generosity of those who donate to our local foodbanks, community fridge and who have provided meals for children during the summer holidays.
And finally, my prayer is that God will help us to grow his church in our benefice.
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At the crossroads at the eastern end of Mattishall (where All Saints' Church and The Swan public house lie), head north into Burgh Lane (the side the Swan is on). At the bottom of the hill opposite Occupation Road lies Church Lane with a sign pointing to "CHURCH". Follow this single track road for about 100 metres until you see the entrance to the church car park.
St. Peter's not generally open to the public apart from for services, but access may be arranged via the Church Office using the contact details on the main page of this website.
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