North Tuddenham Mardle for March 2021

The Mardle magazine from North Tuddenham is now available in the Resources section of this website.

 

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Audi & video recording of benefice service on Mark 8:31-9:1. Alan speaking.

The audio and video recordings of the benefice service are now available from HERE (audio) and HERE. Our them was Jesus' command to "Take up your cross". Alan Cossey was the speaker.

 

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Audio & video recording of benefice service on Genesis 9, Mel speaking

The audio and video recordings of the benefice service on Genesis 9 is now available. The audio file can be found HERE and the video file HERE.

 

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Audio and video recording of benefice Ash Wednesday service

The audio and video files of tonight's Ash Wednesday service can be found HERE and HERE. Andrea led in in a series of reflections.

 

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Audio & video recording of benefice service on Mark 9:2-9, the Transfiguration.

The audio and video recordings of the service on 14th February 2021 are now available. The audio recording is HERE and the video recording is HERE.

 

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Audi & video recording of benefice service on Colossians 1:15-20

The audio and video recordings of today's benefice service are now available. The audio recording is available from the Resources section of this website or directly from HERE and the video is available HERE.

 

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Audi & video recording of benefice service on Mark 1:21-28

The recording of the service from 31st January 2021 is now available as audio HERE and as video HERE.

 

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Coming out of Epiphany and into "Ordinary Time"

Dear Friends,

The Season of Epiphany is coming to an end and so is January. The days are beginning to lengthen and we see signs of new growth in our gardens and hedgerows.  The Church now enters into a short period of “Ordinary time” before the Season of Lent. If we were able to be in our church buildings, the colour you would see on the Lords Table would be green. A sign of hope or triumph of life over death, like regrowth in springtime.

Last spring as we entered the 1st lockdown many people I spoke to, were struck a new at the wonder of creation as the trees and hedges came into bud, the birds sang with gusto and the bare earth once again revealed new life. 

 “Ordinary” Time might well refer to living out our “ordinary” lives as Christians. But, since we follow the risen Lord of the Universe, there is nothing “ordinary” about it!

May this season allow for more continuous reading from the Bible, for the exploration of other themes such as creation and the environment. May we continue with a renewed energy to Love God and neighbour and pray with expectation for regrowth of Christ’s Church in our communities.

Attached is the Liturgy and readings for Morning Prayer. As always you are welcome to join us on Zoom every morning at 9am or to use the booklet on your own at home. The booklet can be found HERE.

Coming Up…….

On Wednesday 17th February at 7.30pm we will be marking Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. As we are on Zoom this service will be different from anything we might have done in ‘normal times’ . Using Psalm 103 as a basis for this short service we will explore together the themes of praise, God’s Grace and compassion, our own fragility and the wonder of God’s Kingdom for all. There will also be time for you to mark yourselves with ash, a sign of penitence and a reminder that we are created by God from the dust of the earth. More information will follow nearer the time, Please do put the date in your diary.

With every blessing

Andrea   

 

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North Tuddenham Mardle for Feb 2021 is now available

The latest edition of North Tuddenham's Mardle, the February 2021 edition, is now available from the Resources section of this website or directly from HERE.

 

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Audio & video recording of benefice service on Mark 1:14-20

The audio and video recordings of the benefice service of 24th January 2021 is now available. The audio can be heard HERE and the video seen HERE. As ever, there may be a slight delay on the afternoon of the recording while YouTube processes the video, but it should be available to watch from about 14:30 on 24/1/2020 onwards.

 

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Audi & video recording of benefice service on Genesis Ch. 1 - creation and God's

The audio and video recordings for this service, where we looked at creation and it demonstrating God's love for us, are now available. The video is HERE and the audio is HERE.

 

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Audi & video recording of benefice service for 3rd Sunday of Christmas

The audio and video recordings of this service are now available. The audio recording can be found HERE and the video HERE.

 

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Audio& video recording of benefice service for the 2nd Sunday of Christmas

The audio and video recordings of our service are now available HERE and HERE respectively. Jackie's talk was based on John 1:1-18 and included telling us about how she became a Christian.

 

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Audio & video recording of benefice service for the 1st Sunday of Christmas

The AUDIO and VIDEO recording of the benefice service on Sunday 27th December are now available. We looked at the example of Joseph in Matthew 2:13-23 and how he leads us to Jesus. Please note that the 1 minute 15 seconds video clip shown during the service has not been allowed on YouTube because of copyright reasons.

 

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Christmas Services

Dear friends, 

I hope this email finds you well and with some of the hope of Advent filling your life after such a difficult year.

As Advent makes the transition into Christmas this weekend, we are having plenty of opportunities to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We look forward to welcoming to you to our worship, both online and also in our parish churches. We have tried to choose the best approach to fit the service. Therefore, Carol Services and Christingle are on Zoom because we aren’t allowed to sing carols together in church buildings and we can’t fit in the numbers we usually have, and there are Communion Services in every open parish church as we cannot receive bread and wine ‘virtually’.

The details are all below, but can I encourage you to please spread the news as widely as possible. Not everyone who would like to join in is on our email list, or reads their emails. And people in our communities who would normally come to a service may not realise what is happening, especially for those services on Zoom. Please give people a call, or pass on the details in other ways so that everyone who wishes to join in for Christmas has the opportunity. Thank you in advance.

Carol Services and Christingle (on Zoom and Facebook Live)

Sunday 20th December:

  • 14:00; Carol Service for the village of North Tuddenham (Meeting ID: 834 0140 0096, Passcode: 858873)
  • 18:00; Contemporary style Carol Service, similar to that held at ASM in previous years (Meeting ID: 820 9614 6521, Passcode 20122020)

Thursday 24th December, Christmas Eve:

  • 16:00; Christingle Service – (Meeting ID: 890 7383 6690, Passcode 24122020)
  • 18:00; Traditional style Carol Service, based on nine lessons and carols (Meeting ID: 879 2263 3430, Passcode 24122020)

Friday 25th December, Christmas Day:

  • 10:00; Joyful Christmas Day service with carols (Meeting ID: 834 0140 0096, Passcode: 858873)

Sunday 27th December, Christmas 1/John

  • 10:00; Morning Worship (Meeting ID: 834 0140 0096, Passcode: 858873)

 

Christmas Communion Services (in our parish churches)

These are happening in our parish churches (except for St. Mary’s, North Tuddenham which is unfortunately closed at the moment). They are ‘proper’ communion services, and we will be receiving both the bread and wine, but the social distancing rules apply, we must wear masks and there is still no congregational singing.

For the services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we heavily recommend that you book up in advance, because the capacity of all our churches is heavily reduced owing to the social distancing regulations. If you don’t book up, come on the day, and the church is ‘full’ then we will not be able to let you in the service!

Thursday 24th December, Christmas Eve:

  • 10:30 East Tuddenham; book through Janet Guy on 01603 880523
  • 20:00 Yaxham; book through Sally Thurgill on 01362 692745
  • 21:30 Welborne; book through Susan Cross on 01362 858612
  • 23:30 Hockering; book through Andrea Woods on 01603 928279

Friday 25th December, Christmas Day:

  • 10:30 Mattishall, All Saints; book through Alan Cossey on alan.cossey@matvchurch.uk or 01362 857904 (email preferred, please).

Sunday 27th December, Christmas 1/John

  • 10.30 Yaxham; no need to book in advance

We look forward to seeing you all at some point(s) this Christmas season.

Wishing you a joyful and safe time.

 

Mark McCaghrey

Rector: Mattishall and Tudd Valley Benefice
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Dereham Road, Mattishall,
Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3QA.
Phone: 01362 882260
Office: 01362 858873
www.matvchurch.uk
Skype: mark_16515

 

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North Tuddenham Mardle is now available.

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine for January 2021 is now available either from the Resources section or directly from HERE.

 

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Audio & video recording of benefice service for the 3rd Sunday in Advent

The video and audio recordings are now available. The video is available from HERE and the audio from HERE or the resources section of this benefice web site.

 

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Audio & video recording of the benefice service for the 2nd Sunday in Advent

The audio and video are now available. As usual the audio can be heard and/or downloaded from the resources section of this benefice website or directly from HERE and the video can be see HERE

 

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North Tuddenham Mardle for December 2020 is now available

The December edition of Marled, the magazine for North Tuddenham, is now available from the Resources section of this benefice website or directly from HERE.

 

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Audio & video recording of Advent benefice service 29th November 2020 on Mark

The audio and video recordings of the benefice Zoom service on 29th November, which is the first Sunday in Advent, are now available. The audio recording can be found in the resources section of the benefice website or directly HERE. The video can be seen HERE.

 

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Audio & video recording of benefice service 22nd November 2020 on Mt. 25.31-46.

The audio and video recording of the benefice service on 22nd November 2020 are now available. The audio recording can be found in the resources section or directly from HERE. The video is available from HERE. Mark was speaking on Matthew 25:31-46.

 

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Recording of prayer time at International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Churc

The 1 hour time of information, prayer and worship spoken about in the service today (15th November 2020) has been recorded and can be seen at HERE.

 

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Service on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

The audio and video files of this service are now available. The video is available HERE and the audio file can be found on the resources section of the website or, directly, HERE.

 

 

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UK day of prayer – 13 November 2020

The Evangelical Alliance has called a UK day of prayer on 13 November. To quote their website, "We are working with networks, denominations and churches to bring people together to pray. As communities across the UK face further restrictions and lockdowns, as many churches are forced to stop their in-person gatherings, as suffering and loss affect so many families, we hear the call again to unite and seek God together in this time of trouble"

For more information, please go to their website at https://www.eauk.org/what-we-do/prayer-centre/uk-day-of-prayer-november-13th-2020

 

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Audio & video recordings of the Remembrance Sunday service 8th November 2020

The recordings of the Remembrance Sunday service are now available. The audio recording can be heard from the Resources section of this web site or directly from HERE and the video recording is available from our YouTube channel HERE.

 

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Benefice Remembrance Service on Zoom

With the new lockdown now in place in England, there are restrictions on how worship can take place. Basically, we cannot hold our normal services inside our church buildings and most are reluctant to hold entire services outside due to the complexity of ensuring (= policing) social distancing, particularly if there are large numbers of people involved. For example, Mattishall normally has about a couple of hundred people involved in the first part of the service on the village green, finishing off the service inside All Saints. Mattishall Parish Council had cancelled the outside part of the service because of the problems involved in social distancing and how that would detract from the atmosphere of a respectful act of remembrance.

Before the new lockdown was announced last weekend the benefice staff team had organised local services, but on Monday afternoon started organizing a suitable Zoom service. Just after we finished the organisation, the Prime Minister announced that outside services could be held under certain stringent, documented conditions. With the problems with outside services under lockdown mentioned above we decided to proceed with the Zoom service this Remembrance Sunday as planned (apart from a short service totally outside at Yaxham, which had been the original plan there anyway).

This Sunday's Zoom Remembrance Service will include the reading of the names from all our benefice parishes who fell and thus the timing of the service is a bit more complicated than usual. We are still working out at what time we will start the service, but will let you know soon.

So, please do join us for our Remembrance Service on Zoom on Sunday and invite those you know who would normally come to Remembrance Services in our church buildings. The Zoom connection details are the usual details for each Sunday, but I have put them below anyway.

When the time of the start of the service is known we will put it on this website and email those on our distribution lists. If you are not on our distribution lists and only receive weekly email updates from this website, please check this website.

For those who join us on Sunday, please do join the Zoom meeting in plenty of time so we can try to avoid having to let people in during the actual service itself. The Zoom meeting will be open to join at least 15 minutes before the start of the service itself.

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Password: 858873

 

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Hope to see you on Sunday.

 

Alan Cossey

 

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Audio & video recordings of the Zoom benefice service Sunday 1st November 2020.

The audio and video files of the benefice Zoom service on 1st November 2020 are now available. The audio file can be downloaded from the Resources section or listened to directly here. The video version can be watched from here.

In her talk Mel was speaking on part of Revelation chapter 7. 

 

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Services in church buildings to not be allowed for a month as from Thursday 5th

Under the proposals announced by the Prime Minister on 31st October, church services are to be severely restricted for some weeks. The proposals will be voted on in Parliament before implementation, but if they are passed unamended it will mean we cannot have Remembrance Services in our churches as planned on Sunday 8th November.

There is a benefice staff meeting on Monday 2nd November and shortly after that we hope to have more information on what we intend to do on 8th November. 

Details of the government's intended lockdown rules for churches can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#weddings-civil-partnerships-religious-services-and-funerals

 

 

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Morning Prayer for All Saints to Advent

Dear Friends,

We are in a new season in the churches year, All saints tide to Advent. A time of celebrating the body of Christ which transcends even death. We remember those who have given  us an example of living in God’s grace and power to follow;   ‘ the great cloud of witnesses’ Hebrews 12:1.  We remember more locally the faithful departed and also those who gave their lives during war and conflict.

Clicking here will take you to the new liturgy and the readings for Morning Prayer for this short season.

As always everyone is welcome. We will be meeting on Zoom at 9am Monday – Friday with a more informal time of Prayer on Saturday at the same time.

If you are unable to join us but would like us to pray or give thanks for anything at all, please do be in touch.

With every blessing

 

Andrea  

 

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November 2020 Mardle is available

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine is now available either from the Resources section or directly from here.

 

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Audio recording of talk given by Alan Cossey at ASM on Bible Sunday

Audio recording of the talk at All Saints, Mattishall, on Bible Sunday based on Nehemiah 8.1-12. The talk can be heard here.and is very similar to the talk given earlier the same day at the service at Hockering.

 

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Audio & video recordings of the Zoom benefice service Sunday 25th October

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Sunday 25th October 2020 with Mark speaking on Matthew 22:34-46. The audio recording can be heard here and the video recording is here.

 

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Audio & video recordings of the Zoom benefice service Sunday 18th October 2020

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Sunday 18th October 2020 with Mel speaking on Matthew 22:15-22. The audio recording can be heard here and the video recording is here. Mel was speaking on the passage in Matthew's gospel where Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees and Herodians (usually enemies of each other) about paying a tax to Caesar. They had been hoping to catch him out, but Jesus turns the tables on them.

 

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Audio &video recordings of the Zoom benefice service Sunday 11th October 2020

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Sunday 11th October 2020 with Mark speaking on Matthew 22:1-14. The audio recording can be heard here and the video recording is here.

 

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Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Sunday 4th October 20

The audio and video recordings are now available. The audio file can be found in the Resources section of the website here and the video from here. This week there is the bonus of the audio recording of the talk by Alan Cossey at All Saints', Mattishall at their 10.30 service (basically the same one given at the 9.00 service at Hockering the same day). This talk can also be found the on the Resources section or here.

 

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Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Sunday 27th September

The audio and video recordings are now available. The audio file can be found in the Resources section of the website here and the video from here.

 

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Samaritan's Purse - shoe box appeal

If you wish to contribute by filling a shoe box, donating items towards a shoe box or helping towards the £5 suggested delivery fee per box, then please let me know via the Church Office (contact@matvchurch.uk or telephone 01362 858873 during office hours). Spare boxes are available with the 2020 leaflets. Many thanks and blessings - Mandy x

 

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Covid-19 app

The NHS Covid-19 app for your phone is now available for download and use. Details can be found at at https://covid19.nhs.uk/.
All Saints' Church, Mattishall, and the benefice office now have posters up enabling you to easily record your presence at those places. Once you have installed the app, just go to "Venue check-in" in the app to scan the code on the poster.

 

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Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Sunday 20th September

The video and audio recordings of the online benefice service of 20th September 2020 are now available. The audio recording can be found in the Resources section or directly HERE. The video can be watched on our YouTube channel HERE.

 

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Services Sunday 20th September

Dear Friends,

This Sunday you have a choice to attend any of 3 acts of Worship during the morning

  • 9am All Saints, Welborne
  • 10am  Zoom (Meeting ID83401400096, password 858873 or click here)
  • 10.30am  St Peter’s, Yaxham.

There is also an informal service late afternoon

  • 5pm All Saints, Mattishall.

If you are intending to attend any of the physical services  please wear a mask and check with the church wardens or myself for available spaces as numbers are limited.

We look forward to welcoming you at whichever act of worship you choose to attend.

With every Blessing  

Andrea

 

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Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service of Sunday 13th September

The video and audio recordings of the online benefice service of 13th September 2020 are now available. The audio recording can be found in the Resources section or directly HERE. The video can be watched on our YouTube channel HERE.

 

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Reminder about services this weekend around the benefice for Andrea's first comm

Dear friends,

Just a short reminder of our services tomorrow and Sunday around the benefice for Andrea’s first communion. Please do join us along the route and/or at the services around the benefice. Thank you also for your sponsorship of Andrea. You can still sponsor her here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andreas-first-communion

Saturday 12th September

  • 9.30 am All Saints  East Tuddenham
  • 12noon All Saints Welborne
  • 4pm St Peters Yaxham

Sunday 13th September

  • 9am St Michaels Hockering
  • 11am St Mary’s North Tuddenham
  • 2pm All Saints Mattishall

With thanks for your support of her.

Mark

 

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Bible Society series on trusting the bible

The first full series (Trusting the Gospels) is now available to listen to online HERE.  The people involved are Andrew Ollerton, who led The Course, which many of us (50+) in the benefice have taken part in, as well as staff from Tyndale House, headed up by Peter J. Williams, who, again, some of us have heard speak in videos.

If you want to learn more about why the gospels are trustworthy, particularly if you want to tell other people, this is a short series well worth checking out.

If you have any questions, do please contact Alan Cossey (see the Who's Who page on this benefice web site for details).

 

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Andrea's Sponsored First Communion Pilgrimage

So looking forward to doing this next week end 12th and 13th September. If you are able to sponser me that would be great. I would love it if any of you wish to join Mark and I as we walk between the churches. The route will be posted here and on the benefice Facebook page later in the week.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andreas-first-communion?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=andreas-first-communion&utm_campaign=pfp-share&utm_term=841d259050014ff59e0769e52e1a98f7&fbclid=IwAR0Bwg2nqKKSIfVlz3bAI7MKXDSfEIsxbnNNQIotVUFzplXouFEFcFbYios

 

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Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service of Sunday 6th September

The audio and video recordings of the service, in which Andrea preached on Revelation, are now available. The audio recording can be found in the Resources section of this website or directly from here. The video can be viewed at here.

 

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