Benefice Bright Party

2 weeks to go

Fun and food for all the family.

 
Contact Mandy for more details - 01362 858873

Benefice Women's Breakfast

2 weeks to go

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

Who Let The Dads Out?

2 weeks to go

On Saturday 2nd November we continue our Who Let The Dads Out? group. As ever, it is for Dads (and other father figures) and children up to and including Year 1 at school. We meet in All Saints' Church, Mattishall and run from 9 am to 10.30 am, with bacon butties and/or toast available throughout the session as well as drinks (hot and cold). It's a great time for dads to spend time with their youngsters and chat with other dads. There are always plenty of toys to play with and it is an opportunity for Mum to have a bit of peace and quiet while you are out.

For details of dates please see the main page here. If you are a dad or other father figure and fancy coming along, do just drop in and stay as long or as short a time as you like. For more details contact Alan Cossey (alan.cossey@matvchurch.uk / 01362 857904) or pop into the church office next to the surgery on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday morning. The cost is £2 per family group per session.

We do hope you can join us!

 
Contact Alan for more details - 01362 857904

Benefice Men's Breakfast

3 weeks to go

As we normally do, we will meet at Penny's café on 7, Norwich Street, Dereham. If you can let me know if you are coming, that is great as I can give Penny rough numbers. If not, just come along anyway. See you there? Lifts there and back are available from Mattishall.

Penny does a range of breakfasts. Most of us have a full English breakfast of a couple of sausages, a couple of fried eggs, beans, mushrooms, a couple of rashers of bacon and toast, but Penny also does a smaller version. Porridge, scrambled eggs and so on are also available.

Good, man-centred banter is guaranteed too.

 
Contact Alan for more details - 01362 857904

Annual Benefice Memorial Service

1 month to go

Exact time to be advised nearer the date.

 
Contact Church Office for more details - 01362 858873

Baptism and Confirmations

2 months to go

Leaders: Bishop Jonathan

On December 8th we will be welcoming Bishop Jonathan, the Bishop of Lynn to All Saints Mattishall at 10:30 for a service of Baptism and Confirmation. Both Baptism and Confirmation are acts that signify steps along the journey of faith. Baptism is the sign of our commitment to the Christian faith – the step when we go from ‘knowing about Jesus’ to ‘knowing Jesus personally’. The Bible tells us that in baptism we are united with Jesus in his death and resurrection and that the water of baptism symbolises the washing away of our sins on the Cross. It is a symbol of our relationship with God as Father and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of an amazing journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. You are never too old to take this step and being baptized as an adult is a wonderful experience. Confirmation means different things to different people. For those who were baptised as babies or small children, confirmation is the opportunity to publicly affirm that their faith is no longer that of their godparents or parents, but now their own. For others, it an expression of belonging, either having moved from another part of the worldwide Christian church and having made a commitment to one of the churches of our benefice, or it can express a sense of belonging not just to the local church, but also to the worldwide body of Christ. That’s why confirmation involves the Bishop, as his ministry expresses our connection as a small fragment of the body of Christ with the whole. As a benefice, we have a number of candidates for baptism and confirmation. Please pray for them and those preparing them as they look forward to this important moment in their Christian lives. But what about you? Have you yet to be baptised and/or confirmed? Is it a step that you feel drawn to? If so, please email me so we can talk it over (email address on Contacts page). Mark

 
Contact Mark for more details - 01362 882260

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