Drop In is restarting on Thursday 23rd September in All Saints' Church, Mattisha

Drop In is restarting this coming Thursday 23rd September at the usual time of 9.30 a.m.

Do join us if you can. We will be meeting in ASM itself rather than the church rooms as we think the church building is more welcoming. Do come along and let us know what you think.

If you have any questions, please do contact Liz Hunton or the church office.

 

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Curate Communicates

Dear Friends,

 August is almost at an end, I hope that you have managed to enjoy some form of recreation or change of scene.

As the seasons change and harvest is well under way, we turn our minds to a new term.

Our church buildings are open now more frequently and although we are still wearing masks to protect each other and our service pattern may not be quiet the same we can give thanks to God that we have the freedom to worship together, the freedom to talk about our faith and share it with others. We have the freedom to pray for our friends and neighbours.

So many communities around the world do not have this freedom and we pray and give thanks for our brothers and sisters, those who continue to believe and trust even when faced with the threat of persecution and death. 

Prayer and thanksgiving should always be at the heart of all we do.

Each village in our benefice is prayed for week by week in morning prayer via Zoom and daily we acknowledge God who is our creator, sustainer and provider, we bring our requests and prayers, and we rejoice in answered prayer.

As always, we welcome anyone who would like to join us.

Zoom meeting ID:835 13925378 Passcode 858873

The readings are in the Resources section of this website or directly from HERE.

Benefice news

All Saints East Tuddenham

On Saturday 11th September we will be auditing every house in East Tuddenham and finding out how the residents view the church what they want from the church and how they can help. We will be knocking on doors and delivering these audits in person. Making personal contact will enable the church to be seen in the community. Then on the 18th Sept we will collect any audits outstanding.

The congregation in East Tuddenham is small and they are asking for help to do this from the rest of the benefice. If you are willing and able to help with this please do let me know.

The idea is to allocate a small number of houses per person. The more people willing to assist the less everyone has to do.

As I have already mentioned prayer is vital so we would also appreciate it if there were people who could meet together in the church building to pray while audits are going out.

Please do be in touch if you are able to support East Tuddenham in this way.

St Michaels’ Hockering

The Morning of the 18th September St Michaels will be re launching the monthly coffee mornings.

These events are an opportunity to provide a space to bring people together for coffee and a chat to join in with some games and for the church to serve the community.  If there are any bakers out in the benefice who would be willing to bake cakes or savouries on a rota basis please let me know all contributions gratefully received.

Further dates include: 23rd October and November 27th

 With every blessing,

Andrea

 

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R & R project in ASM

A major project is getting under way at All Saints, Mattishall, to provide for a new servery, a new toilet, conversion of the tower room into a proper room and a significant amount of extra storage space. Here is a link to the videos used at that service on 11th July 2021.

Please note that these online videos do not have the additional directions (Alan pointing at things with the mouse pointer) which were available on screen when shown live at ASM, but they are still clear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bhFMObGTw&list=PLGVUwLQtb4TteDq-WdypQhH_pQqc8AU1W

A diagram showing the proposed new layout is downloadable from HERE. Note there is one small error in the diagram, i.e. we do not plan to have a worktop over the radiator in the north-west corner. Apart from that, the diagram is accurate.

15th July 2021 addition: Two (similar) views of how the new servery (not a kitchen!) is intended to look are now available at HERE and HERE.

 

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Audio and video recordings of final(?) Zoom service from 11th July 2021

Audio and video recordings room the final Zoom benefice service from 11th July 2021 are now available from HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom service from 4th July 2021

The audio and video recordings from this service, based on 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, are now available from HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Worship patterns into the summer 2021

Dear friends,

I hope this email finds you well. In it you will find plans for our worship into the summer. The worship pattern described is a step further forward into worship fully in church buildings.

We had, of course, hoped that by this time, we would be a full week into life after restrictions on our worship. As you will know, that is not the case, and that we are expecting restrictions to be lifted on Monday 19th July. The staff team have reviewed the plans in the light of the expectation that restrictions are staying until the 19th July and then be lifted fully. If this changes, we will of course keep things under review.                                          

For Sunday 4th July and Sunday 11th July, we will be continuing with Zoom services at 10:00 alongside services in parishes.

On the 11th there is a united service for both ASM congregations at 10:00am.

On Sunday 18th July we will be having our annual Benefice Service on Mattishall Village Green service at 10:30am, because we can hold the service despite restrictions.

From Sunday 25th July we will no longer have Zoom services in order to free up staff team members for services in parishes.

So we plan that the worship for the next three months looks like this:

 

9:00am

10:30am

 

Hockering

Mattishall

Welborne

East Tudd

Mattishall

Yaxham

Sun 4 Jul

HC

 

Word

HC

Word

 

Sun 11 Jul

 

United @ 10

Word

 

United @ 10

HC

Sun 18 Jul

Benefice Service on Mattishall Village Green at 10:30

Sun 25 Jul

Word

HC

HC

Word

HC

 

Sun 1 Aug

Word

Word

 

 

Word

Word

Sun 8 Aug

HC

 

Word

HC

Word

 

Sun 15 Aug

 

HC

Word

 

Word

HC

Sun 22 Aug

Word

Word

HC

Word

HC

 

Sun 29 Aug

Word

Word

 

 

Word

Word

Sun 5 Sep

HC

 

Word

HC

Word

 

Sun 12 Sep

 

HC

Word

 

Word

HC

Sun 19 Sep

Word

Word

HC

Word

HC

 

Sun 26 Sep

Word

Word

 

 

Word

Word

There may have to be changes if restrictions are not lifted, staff team members become unavailable or we are able to have worship at North Tuddenham once again, but we hope that having these details now will help us all have as much certainty as we can do about worship for the new few months.

With every blessing,

Mark

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service from 27th June

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom service of 27th June 2021 are now available from HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service of 20th June 2021

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on 20th June 2021 are now available HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service on 13th June 2021.

The audio and video recordings of the service are no available HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service on 6th June 2021

The audio and video recordings of the service are now available from HERE and HERE respectively. Alan was speaking on the need for Christians to be distinctive.

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service on Trinity Sunday 2021

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Trinity Sunday 2021 are available HERE and HERE. Mark both led and preached at this service.

 

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North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine for June 2021 is now available

The Mardle magazine created by North Tuddenhams is now available for download HERE.

 

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Morning Prayer for Ordinary Time after Pentecost 2021.

Dear Friends,

Apologies for the lateness of these details. HERE are details for Morning Prayer for Ordinary time together with readings for the rest of May, June and the first 3 days of July. A supplement of the readings  will be sent out for July/ August at the end of June.

As always you are welcome to join us in prayer for ½ an hour on any day or every day.

‘I tell you the truth, my Father will give you what ever you ask in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your Joy will be complete’ (John 16:23-24)   

With every blessing

Andrea   

Note from Alan: "Ordinary Time" is pretty much just what it sounds like (amazingly enough for the Church of England). It is the periods in the church calendar when we are not celebrating things like Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter.

 

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Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service at Pentecost 2021

The audio and video files for the Zoom service on 23rd May 2021, i.e. Pentecost are now available HERE and HERE respectively. Today we did not have a sermon, but Jackie interviewed Alan. 

 

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Audi and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service from 16th May 2021

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service, with Mel preaching, are now available from HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service from 9th May 2021

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on 9th May 2021 are now available HERE and HERE respectively. The service included the Parker Sermon by Matthew Bullimore from Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. More details about that from Mark at the start of the recordings.

 

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Services 16th May 2021

Services this Sunday are:

9:00 All Saints' Church, Welborne

10.00 Zoom benefice service (https://tinyurl.com/matv-sundays / Meeting ID 834 0140 0096 / 858873

10.30 All Saints' Church, Mattishall

 

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Daily Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost 2021

As the Easter Season draws to a close for another year we enter into the season of Ascension to Pentecost

The Feast of the Ascension is celebrated forty days after Easter Sunday. It is always on a Thursday. The date for 2021 is May 13th. After his crucifixion and resurrection, Holy Scripture tell us he was seen for forty days before he ascended into heaven to be “seated at the right hand of God the Father.” After Jesus’ ascension, the disciples awaited the promised gift of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem.

There will be an opportunity to celebrate the feast of the Ascension on Thursday 13th May at St Peter’s Yaxham at 7.30pm . Do join us if you are able.  

The Day, or Feast of Pentecost celebrates the day when the Holy Spirit came to the disciples as they were gathered in Jerusalem.

We are told in Acts 2 that tongues of fire came to rest on each of them and each were filled with the Holy Spirit.

May our prayer be that by the power of the Holy Spirit we will be inspired and equipped to share the Good news of Jesus Christ with all those we meet.

Services to celebrate Pentecost will be announce shortly.

Further Opportunities to Pray
Morning Prayer will be continuing on Zoom each day at 9am and as always all are welcome. The liturgy and readings for the coming season are in the Resources section of this website or directly from HERE.

Thy Kingdom Come

https://www.thykingdomcome.global

On this website there are lots of resources to help you:

  • Deepen your own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness.

 

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Video recording of Zoom service on 2nd May 2021 - Mel leading

So far we only have a video recording available this week, which can be found HERE. We'll update this page if we can also get an audio version. It is also available on the benefice Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/matvchurch.

 

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April 2021 edition of ASM Communicates

A new edition of ASM Communicates is now available from HERE.

 

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Audio and video recording of Zoom service on 25th April 2021

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service are now available from HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Audio and video recording of Zoom service 18th April 2021

The audio and video recording of the benefice service on Sunday 18th April are now available HERE and HERE respectively. Mark's talk was based on Luke 24:36b-48.

 

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Service of Remembrance for HRH Prince Philip

A simple service of Remembrance for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is being held at All Saints, Mattishall on Friday 16th April at 6pm, the time many such services are happening across the country. This service is open to all, but we hope will be of relevance to anyone who has felt the Duke’s loss personally or who has been influenced by his life of service and charity work. 

The service will include a few personal tributes to Prince Philip. If you have any that you would to be considered for inclusion, please pass them onto to Mark. 

 

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Audio & video recordings of the Zoom service on 11th April 2021

The audio and video are now available from HERE and HERE respectively. The service was led by Mel, who also gave the talk based on John 20:19-end and Acts 4:32-35. The service included a reflection on the life of Prince Philip.

 

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Mourning the Loss of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Prince Phillip, and offer our condolences and prayers to Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal Family.

A special prayer for the Prince.

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

If you wish to offer your condolences you can do so here: Remembering his Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Local arrangements will announced as soon as they have been made.

 

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King of Kings sung by the Rootham family

The Roothams have created another video of a worship song. This time it is "King of Kings" and can be seen HERE. Do take a look. Enjoy it and worship with them!

 

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Benefice service on Zoom on Easter morning

The audio and video recordings for the benefice service on Easter morning are HERE and HERE respectively. This service was one of 6 services in the benefice that morning, with the other services taking place in the various churches of the benefice.

 

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Services 11th April to 16th May 2021

Dear all,
With the next stage of lockdown easing due on 17th May, we have only planned services up until 16th May. From the Sunday after Easter, we will be having services in 2 churches each Sunday (one at 9.00 and one at 10.30) as well as continuing with the Zoom service at 10.00. Current plans are as follows:

Date

9.00 service in church

10.30 service in church

10.00 service on Zoom?

11th April

Mattishall

Yaxham

Yes

18th April

Hockering

East Tuddenham

Yes

25th April

Welborne

Mattishall

Yes

2nd May

Mattishall

Yaxham

Yes

9th May

Hockering

East Tuddenham

Yes

16th May

Welborne

Mattishall

Yes.

Please note that we intend to have the annual Parker Sermon service in All Saints, Mattishall at 18.00 on Sunday 9th May. More details on that later.

 

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Audio & video recordings of Palm Sunday benefice service on Zoom

The audio and video recordings of the Zoom benefice service on Palm Sunday 2021 are now availalbe. The audio is HERE and the video is HERE. Alan was speaking about Jesus coming as king and making sure he is our king.

 

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Easter booklet 2021

Everyone in the benefie should have received their Easter booklet by now, but a downloadable copy is available from HERE too.

 

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North Tuddenham Mardle for April 2021

North Tuddenham's Mardle magazine is now available for download HERE.

 

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Services Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

Services over the period Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday will be as follows:

Palm Sunday:
10:00 Online service (Zoom). We will be looking, with a bit of help from Donald Trump and Bob Dylan, at Jerusalem as king.

Maundy Thursday:
19:30 Online service “Jesus washed his disciples' feet…” (Zoom)

Good Friday:
11:00 Online Walk of Witness (Zoom)
14:00 Hour before the Cross at Yaxham

Easter Day:
09:00 Communion services at Hockering & Welborne
10:00 Online service (Zoom)
10:30 Communion services at ASM, East Tuddenham and Yaxham

All online services will use the usual connection details of:

https://tinyurl.com/matv-sundays

Meeting ID: 834 0140 0096
Password: 858873

 

 

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Morning Prayer for Holy Week

Dear Friends,

We have uploaded the Liturgy for Morning Prayer for Holy Week here.

As always you are very welcome to Join us on Zoom Mon-Fri or for a more informal time of prayer on Saturday 9am

835 1392 5378 password 858873

 

Also for Holy week there are services on Zoom

Maundy Thursday 7.30pm  – When we will be focusing Jesus Humility and his command for us to love one another -There will be an opportunity for foot or hand washing – Please bring with you an Empty bowl, a jug of water and a towel.  

Good Friday 11am -  A virtual walk of witness around Mattishall

Good Friday 2pm – An Hour at the cross

Id and password for all the above: ID 834 0140 0096 password  858873

Easter Day – Holy Communion at All Saints Mattishall, All Saints Welborne, St Peters Yaxham , St Michaels Hockering and All Saints East Tuddenham – Details will be confirmed in due course.  Please check the website. Restrictions will still be in place so please wear a mask, apply hand sanitiser on entry and socially distance

With every blessing

Andrea

 

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