St. Michael's

Welcome to St. Michael's Church, Hockering

We would love to welcome you to one of our services which are held on the first, second and fourth Sundays of each month. On the fifth Sunday, we join with the rest of the benefice congregations for a United Benefice service. There is no service at Hockering on the third Sunday.

 

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Coffee Morning

Yes - we're back after the summer break and looking forward to seeing you all again!

Everyone welcome - family-friendly.

Delicious homemade cakes & produce, tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac & stalls. Luxury mini manicure or gel polish by EC Nails & Beauty at special Saturday rates.

Light refreshments.

All proceeds towards St. Michael's Church fabric fund which is used for the repair, conservation and maintenance of the building.

 

 
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Harvest Supper (2 weeks to go)

 

Women's Breakfast (2 weeks to go)

 

Fellowship and Crafts (3 weeks to go)

 

Men's Breakfast (3 weeks to go)

 

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Drop In Coffee Morning

We hold a coffee morning on Thursdays from 9.30 until 12.00 which is a nice place to meet new friends and to chat to those you already know. There is no specific charge but we do suggest a small donation of £1 to cover our expenses. We serve hot and cold drinks, as many as you want, cakes on the tables and at around 11am we serve toasted tea cakes. We have celebration events such as our Christmas Dinner and occasional buffet lunches which are all great fun. We can also arrange lifts for anyone unable to walk there or who is without transport so it is ideal for those who can not always get out and about.

The majority of people are aged over 50, however we have had some younger people come along recently and that is great. It is important for us to have events that cross the generations. It also means that we could then have some younger people who can help out in the kitchen.

At the moment anyone on the rota for helping out in the kitchen is on duty around every 4 weeks. This does not however give us much scope to cover holidays or illness so we would really love to have a few more volunteers on our list. The more people we have the less often each person is on the rota. It would be great to get us back to a situation where each person is only on duty once every 6 weeks.

It is actually quite rewarding being in the kitchen. Part of the duty is to greet people as they come in and ask what they would like to drink. If it is someone new you may be the first person they speak to. There are always at least 2 people in the kitchen together so you are never just left there on your own. It only involves making drinks, collecting up cups and washing up. Toasting the teacakes is usually done by one of the regular helpers, although it is fine for anyone to do that as well.

If you are interested in coming along and/or helping out just turn up on a Thursday and ask for Lizzie.

If you would like to ring me my number is 01362 850491.

(You do have to announce who you are as we have call guardian to stop all those nuisance calls getting through.)

 

 

 

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Mark Experiment - article on Network Norfolk (2 months ago)

 

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How To Find Us

If coming to the church from the Norwich direction, head west along the A47. As you approach Hockering, there is an angled turn off to Hockering itself. Ignore this and turn right into The Street only when you have passed Mill Lane on your left. Once on The Street, turn left and follow the road round to your right. You will see St. Michael's on your right. There is usually space to park on the side of this quiet road in front of the church itself.
If coming to the church from the Dereham direction, bear left onto an unnamed road which heads directly to the church. At this left turn you will see a white P on blue background (parking) sign) As you actually turn into the unnamed road heading to the church you can see St. Michael's in the distance.

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