Prayer Breakfast for October

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Prayer Breakfast for October

Can we please encourage as many of you as possible to come along for a quick coffee and toast and join together in a time or prayer together?  It is so important that we pray together for the extension of God's kingdom, both locally and more widely. Everyone seems to be agreed that prayer should be central to our life as a church. This is a great opportunity for us to help make it so.

For more details, please contact Jackie Clay, Alan or Sue Cossey. Contact details are on the People/ Who's Who page.

 

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Contact Alan for more details - 01362 857904
 

Benefice Bright Party

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Benefice Bright Party

Fun and food for all the family.

 

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Contact Mandy for more details - 01362 858873
 

Benefice Women's Breakfast

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Benefice Women's Breakfast

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.

 

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Contact Tricia for more details - 01362 850205
 

Who Let The Dads Out?

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Who Let The Dads Out?

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!

 

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Contact Alan for more details - 01362 857904
 

Benefice Men's Breakfast

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Benefice Men's Breakfast

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.

 

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Contact Alan for more details - 01362 857904
 

Remembrance Parade Service

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Remembrance Parade Service

Leaders:

Starts on the village green at 10.45 before moving into All Saints' Church after the 2 minutes' silence. More details nearer the time.  

 

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Contact Mark for more details - 01362 882260
 

Christmas Fayre

1 month to go

 
Christmas Fayre

A variety of stalls and delicious refreshments. Free entry.

 

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Contact Church Office for more details - 01362 858873
 

Annual Benefice Memorial Service

1 month to go

 

Exact time to be advised nearer the date.

 

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Contact Church Office for more details - 01362 858873
 

Christmas Activities Afternoon

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Christmas Activities Afternoon

Followed by the switching on of the lights on the village green. Fun for all the family.

 

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Contact Sue for more details - 01362 857904
 

Baptism and Confirmations

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Baptism and Confirmations

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

 

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Contact Mark for more details - 01362 882260
 

Village Carol Service

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Exact time to be confirmed nearer the date.

 

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Contact Church Office for more details - 01362 858873
 

Christingle Service

2 months to go

 

Exact time to be confirmed nearer the date.

 

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Contact Jackie for more details -
 

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