Alan

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

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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Mark

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

Service on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

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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Alan

The Persecuted Church

The Persecuted Church

UPDATED: The theme of this Sunday's service on Zoom at 10.00 is "The Persecuted Church". We will be sharing something of what it is like for many of our brothers and sisters in other countries, including praying for them. If you can, please would you bring a small holding cross, if you have one, or a cross of some other description to focus on during the prayer time. As ever, please do bring a bible.

Also, this year the Evangelical Alliance will be hosting for an evening with CSW, Release International and Open Doors of prayer and worship, featuring the latest news and prayer requests from China, India and Nigeria. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to unite together in prayer for our persecuted family. You can find out more details at https://www.opendoorsuk.org/resources/prayer/idop/. Note that if you want to join the event, you will need to get (free) tickets then set up an account with EventBrite (the people organising access to the event). If you need any help, please contact Alan Cossey (alan.cossey@matvchurch.uk or 01362 857904 in good time.

 

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Jackie

UK day of prayer – 13 November 2020

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

Benefice Remembrance Service on Zoom

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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Hope to see you on Sunday.

 

Alan Cossey

 

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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Andrea

Morning Prayer for All Saints to Advent

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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Alan

November 2020 Mardle is available

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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Alan

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

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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Mark

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

Samaritan's Purse - shoe box appeal

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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Alan

Covid-19 app

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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Mark

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

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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Andrea

Services Sunday 20th September

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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Alan

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

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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Mark

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

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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Alan

Bible Society series on trusting the bible

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

Andrea's Sponsored First Communion Pilgrimage

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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Alan

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service of Sunday 30th August

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service of Sunday 30th August

The audio and video recordings of the service, in which Sally preached on Jonah chapter 3, 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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Alan

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

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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Alan

North Tuddenham's Mardle Magazine

North Tuddenham's Mardle Magazine

The September 2020 edition of The Mardle from North Tuddenham is now available from the Resources section of this website or directly from here.

 

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Alan

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service of Sunday 16th August 20

Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service of Sunday 16th August 20

The audio recording of the service has been uploaded to the Resources section of this website and can be accessed directly from here. The video of the service can be accessed from our YouTube channel here.

Mark was preaching on Philippians 4:2-9.

 

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Alan

Benefice service of Sunday 9th August

Benefice service of Sunday 9th August

The audio recording of the service has been uploaded to the Resources section of this website and can be accessed directly from here. The video of the service can be accessed from our YouTube channel here.

 

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Alan

North Tuddenham Mardle

North Tuddenham Mardle

The August edition of North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine is now available form the Resources section of this website.

 

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Alan

Benefice services on Sunday 2nd August 2020

Benefice services on Sunday 2nd August 2020

Do join us for worship together this Sunday, 2nd August. We are having two benefice services again with Welborne hosting our "physical" service and there again being a Zoom service. Joyce Turner will leading and preaching at the service at Welborne. Alan Cossey will be preaching in the Zoom service, which can be accessed in the usual manner using the link here or starting Zoom and entering a meeting ID of 834 0140 0096 with a password of 858873. Both services start at 10.00.

For the Welborne service there will be some things you will need to do to keep yourself and everyone else involved safe. Part of this is that you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering (there will be disposable ones available at the service).

For the Zoom service, please ensure you have joined before 10.00.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the services.

 

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Alan

Trusting the Gospels

Trusting the Gospels

There is a new audio series on Trusting the Gospels by Andrew Ollerton (from The Bible Course which over 50 of us have done in the benefice) and Peter J. Williams from Tyndale House in Cambridge, which covers material similar to Peter Williams excellent, 140-page book "Can we trust the Gospels?" which came out earlier this year. Both Andrew Ollerton and Peter Williams know their stuff and, importantly, how to put it across in a way that the ordinary man or woman can understand. If you are interested in knowing why we should trust the Gospels (that should be all of us), then do have a listen to the first episode. You can hear it online at https://trustingthebible.buzzsprout.com/.../4327502... and you can download the actual audio file from https://www.buzzsprout.com/.../4327502-trusting-the...

PS Peter J. Williams doesn't include the "J." in his name, because he is a poser, but to distinguish himself from at least two other UK Christian leaders called, "Peter Williams".

 

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Alan

Benefice service of 26th July 2020

Benefice service of 26th July 2020

The video of the service and audio of Jackie Crisp's talk on Philippians 2:19-30 are now available. The video can be seen at on our YouTube channel here and the audio file can be listened to or downloaded from the Resources section of this website or directly from here.

 

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Alan

Benefice service of 19th July 2020

Benefice service of 19th July 2020

This morning Betty Trinder preached on Philippians 2:12-18 as part of our series on Philippians, with Sally Thurgill leading the service. Thank you, Betty, for joining us just ahead of your retirement.

The audio recording can be heard from the Resources section of this website or directly from here. There will also be a video recording available on your YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vlLiqkyImh3iiloD4Mm9w/videos

 

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Alan

Benefice service of 12th July 2020

Benefice service of 12th July 2020

Recordings of the benefice service of 12th July 2020 are now available. The audio recording can be listened to or downloaded from the Resources section of this website or directly from here. There is also a video recording which can be seen at our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnDTnsmgMdk Andrea was our preacher speaking on Philippians 2:5-11.

The video is also on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/matvchurch/

 

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Alan

Audio recording of our online benefice service 28th June on Philippians 1:12-26

Audio recording of our online benefice service 28th June on Philippians 1:12-26

The audio recording of today's online benefice service is now available from the Resources section of this website or, more directly, from here. Sally Thurgill gave her talk based on Philippians 1.1-11 as the first main talk in our series on Paul's letter to the Philippians. The video of the entire service is now available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vlLiqkyImh3iiloD4Mm9w (minus the music while we sort out copyright problems).

 

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Mark

Audio recording (partial) of our benefice service on 5th July on Philippians 1:2

Audio recording (partial) of our benefice service on 5th July on Philippians 1:2

This week's recording is only partial, because I (Alan Cossey) forgot to turn on the recording until about 30 seconds into Mark's talk. I have added the first two songs manually at the start to partially make up for it. The recording can be found in the Resources section of this website or directly here.

 

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Alan

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine

North Tuddenham's monthly Mardle magazine for July 2020 is now available from the Resources section of this website or directly from here.

 

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Alan

Audio recording of our online benefice service 21st June on Philippians 1:1-11

Audio recording of our online benefice service 21st June on Philippians 1:1-11

The audio recording of today's online benefice service is now available from the Resources section of this website or, more directly, from here. Sally Thurgill gave her talk based on Philippians 1.1-11 as the first main talk in our series on Paul's letter to the Philippians.

 

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Alan

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine for June 2020

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine for June 2020

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine for June 2020 is now available from the resources section of this website or from clicking here.

 

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Alan

MATV YouTube channel

MATV YouTube channel

We now have a YouTube channel where we are starting to add some videos. To get to it, please either go to www.youtube.com and search on "Mattishall and Tudd Valley" or go directly to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vlLiqkyImh3iiloD4Mm9w. If you want to be notified when new videos get added, please subscribe there to our channel.

Please do take a look and let us know what you think.

 

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Alan

Audio recording of our online benefice service on 7th June 2020

Audio recording of our online benefice service on 7th June 2020

The audio recording of our benefice service on 7th June 2020 is now available. Paula Finlayson gave her testimony and Derek Finlayson was the preacher.

 

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Alan

Audio recording of our online benefice service on 31st May 2020 (Pentecost)

Audio recording of our online benefice service on 31st May 2020 (Pentecost)

The audio recording of our benefice service from 31st May 2020, which was Pentecost, is available from here. The preacher was Alan.

 

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Alan

Audio recording of our online benefice service on 24th May 2020

Audio recording of our online benefice service on 24th May 2020

The audio recording from our service on 24th May 2020 at the start of "Thy Kingdom Come" is available for listening to direcly or for download from here. Sally is the preacher.

 

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Sue

Mattishall Village Trail

Mattishall Village Trail

Hi everyone,

During this time of lockdown many of us who are able to have been taking extra walks around our communities.  This prompted me to draw up a village trail for Mattishall.  It is designed for adults alone or adults accompanied by children so nothing too taxing! Just for fun!

If you would like to participate you can download the form from the resources section of the benefice website here or fill it in online, e.g. on a smartphone, here. In addition to these, feel free to pick up a paper copy from my home -  4 Mill Road, Mattishall (Turn right off the main Dereham Rd just past Mattishall News going towards Dereham). Such a copy can be collected at any reasonable time! The closing date for completion is 30th June and small prize awaits the winner.  Hope you enjoy.

God bless

Sue Cossey

 

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