All Saints' Church
Welcome to All Saints' Church at Welborne
We meet each Sunday in our beautiful mediaeval bulding, which is warm and welcoming. We care very much for each other and the world around us. At Welborne we are part of one big inclusive church family for prayer and praise. We know God is with us and it is particularly clear when we walk into our building.
Our church family is there for all and if you have never joined us before, you will notice the peace and tranquility as soon as you walk in through the door.
We would love to welcome you to one of our services which are held on the first, second, third and fourth Sundays of each month. On the fifth Sunday, we join with the rest of the benefice congregations for a United Benefice service at different places each time around the benefice. Please note that our service on the fourth Sunday is usually later in the morning than for the first three Sundays of the month.
The church building is open every day from 1st April to 31st October, 10am to 4pm. Outside of these times, please contact the churchwarden, Susan Cross.
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Coming Up Next...
Benefice Women's Breakfast
Sat, 3 Aug, 2019, 8:30am @ Mattishall, Patricia Menaul's house
Our monthly benefice women's breakfast is at Patricia's house. We start with a continental breakfast followed by prayer together. We would love you to join us.
Contact Tricia for more details - 01362 850205
Thought for the month(s) - July and August 2019
Posted: Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 (2 weeks ago) by Mark
“They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit also Philip… ...who was presented to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.” (Acts 6:5-6).
Throughout the bible there is the principle that God calls particular men and women for particular roles, that they are set apart for that role and that there is the release of the Holy Spirit to empower them in the role. In the Old Testament we see this many times—for example, David, called by God to be King or Elisha as prophet and then in the New Testament, the appointment of leaders for the church.
So in Acts 6 we see this with the first Deacons. They are set aside to physically wait on tables in order that fairness is observed in the distribution of food. They are called, set apart for the role and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands. Although this role as those who wait on tables is where we get the word deacon from, they are quickly shown to be more important than that, as Stephen is martyred after witnessing to Jesus and Philip goes on to bring an Ethiopian to faith and so found the Ethiopian church.
I write these words just before Andrea’s ordination as Deacon on June 29th. This service also follows this threefold pattern—it will recognise her call from God to serve him, that she is being set apart for this new role and she will be prayed for and receive the laying on of hands. As a symbolic mark of this new role she will put her dog-collar on for the first time on Saturday morning, and will receive a white stole at the service.
As a Deacon Andrea will be able to lead and preach at services, lead funerals, lead projects in the parishes and do other things as directed by me.
Then next year she will be ordained priest (or presbyter or elder) as a sign that she is ready for further responsibilities and leadership. But as a recognition that Christian leadership is “as one who serves” and following the example of the servant King, she will remain a deacon, as do I, Sally, and all other priests and bishops in the Church of England. We may be called into leadership, but we are also called to serve.
Over the next three to four years, while with us here in Mattishall and Tudd Valley, Andrea will be discovering more of this call of God upon her life and why He has called her into ordained ministry. She will gain skills that she will need for the future and will have opportunity to grow into the person God is calling her to be as an ordained minister of the Church of England.
This training is a kind of apprenticeship, which is why we have such an amazing privilege in all this. God has chosen Andrea, but he has also chosen us all, as the members of this benefice, to help Andrea discover more of what God has planned for her. It is not an academic training (she has already completed that) but practical training in the very warp and weft of parish life.
So please continue to uphold Andrea, Tim and us all in prayer as we discover what all this means for her, for them and for us.
If using a sat nav, please use NR20 3LQ rather than the official post code of NR20 3LN.
If coming to All Saints, Welborne from Mattishall or Norwich, turn south into Church Lane opposite Blind Lane approximately half way between Mattishall and East Tuddenham. The road is marked to Welborne and Runhall. Pass some dwellings on your left and continue down the narrow road to All Saints'. Note this road is narrow and you may need to pull over to the side if there is oncoming traffic. As you approach the church is is rather hidden by trees on your left.
Just by the church it is possible to park on a small green space at the T-junction and there is some parking space on your left opposite the church.
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