Alan

R & R project in ASM

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Mark

Worship patterns into the summer 2021

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Andrea

Morning Prayer for Ordinary Time after Pentecost 2021.

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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Alan

Audio and video recordings of Zoom benefice service at Pentecost 2021

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

Services 16th May 2021

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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Andrea

Daily Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost 2021

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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Alan

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

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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Sue

April 2021 edition of ASM Communicates

April 2021 edition of ASM Communicates

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

 

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Mark

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

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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Mark

Audio and video recording of Zoom service 18th April 2021

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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Mark

Service of Remembrance for HRH Prince Philip

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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Alan

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

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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Mark

Mourning the Loss of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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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Alan

King of Kings sung by the Rootham family

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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Alan

Benefice service on Zoom on Easter morning

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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Alan

Services 11th April to 16th May 2021

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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Alan

Audio & video recordings of Palm Sunday benefice service on Zoom

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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Jackie

Easter booklet 2021

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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Alan

North Tuddenham Mardle for April 2021

North Tuddenham Mardle for April 2021

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

 

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Alan

Services Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

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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Andrea

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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Alan

Audio & video recordings of benefice service focussing on mission partners

Audio & video recordings of benefice service focussing on mission partners

This morning (21st March 2021) Mark led us through the last verses of Romans 15 where the apostle Paul is writing to the church in Rome. There, amongst other things, he asks them to pray for him in hse work. Mark then went on to speak of our privilege in being partnered with people overseas who are spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and focussed on Paula and Derek Finlayson.

The audio can be heard from HERE and the video recording HERE.

 

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Alan

Thought for Easter (front page of Easter booklet)

Thought for Easter (front page of Easter booklet)

The last year and a bit have been hard for many, many people. Even for some of us oldies (I’m pushing 63 myself), it has been a time unlike any other we can remember. The huge change since early 2020 has been a shock to the system. Early on things were changing rapidly, but as the months wore on, so many of us became tired, so very tired. Now, there is hope that the darkest days are generally behind us, though thousands upon thousands of families have lost loved ones and many who have had Covid-19 are still struggling with ongoing symptoms. For some, such difficulties are still to come.

So where has God been in all this? For Christians, this sort of question is difficult to answer. I don’t think any Christian can honestly say they have the complete answer.

However, we do know someone who does and it is someone who has suffered immense pain and suffering himself. The bible teaches that Jesus was “in very nature God”, yet was born as a human being into this world where there was so much pain and suffering. He knew and knows what it is to suffer.

There was a state-sponsored attempt on his life as a baby, he was a refugee as a baby, he was brought up in an ordinary family in an occupied country and when he began his public ministry around the age of 30 he had “nowhere to lay his head”. He was betrayed by a close friend, arrested, beaten, scourged and then nailed to a cross to die a horrific death. On top of that was something that we struggle to understand, his abandonment by his Father. On the cross Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?!” Those words are the opening line of Psalm 22, one of the psalms that he, as a Jewish man, would have known by heart. It was this psalm, which Jesus prayed on that cross.

Yet, the day Jesus died, the day we call “Good Friday”, was followed by Easter Sunday. Jesus had died on the cross to pay for our sins (the actions and attitudes that separate us from God), to make a way back to God for us. His Father demonstrated his acceptance of what Jesus did by raising him from the dead early that Easter Sunday. There was an end to the darkness.

Those who love and follow Jesus Christ, who know his forgiveness, have a hope that God has given us. If you read the whole of Psalm 22, you will see that despite the horror of the first verses the psalmist (King David) is able to trust God through that horror and have hope. It isn’t a wishful thinking, but a hope based on the God that David knew. For Christians, things are clearer than they were for the David, who lived hundreds of years before Jesus did. For Christians we can see that Jesus conquered death and promised the same for those who turn to him.

Maybe we will get back to some sort of normality this year, but there will always be things that life will throw at us, things we can’t handle. Yet there is a God who loves you, who wants to be with you through those bad things (and in the good things too). In the relatively comfortable West, we so often ignore him, yet elsewhere in the world many people are driven by their circumstances to look at what is really important in their life. They have come to the conclusion that what matters above all else is knowing the God who loves them. Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down. May it lead to us knowing that what matters above all else is the same for us too, knowing the God who loves us, both now and for all eternity. Want to know more? Grab yourself a bible and read about what Jesus said and what Jesus did in the New Testament. Maybe you heard about some of it when you were young and in Sunday School and have distant memories of it. If you look again now and dig deep, you’ll meet the Jesus who has been through it all himself and wants you back.

 

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Alan

Audio & video recording of benefice service for Mothering Sunday

Audio & video recording of benefice service for Mothering Sunday

The audio and video recordings of the benefice service for Mothering Sunday are available HERE and HERE respectively.

 

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Alan

Audio & video recordings from service for World Day of Prayer

Audio & video recordings from service for World Day of Prayer

The audio & video recordings of the benefice service for the World Day of Prayer are now available. Anna English led the service along with several other ladies. The audio can be heard HERE and the video seen HERE.

 

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Alan

North Tuddenham Mardle for March 2021

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

Audio and video recording of benefice Ash Wednesday service

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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Alan

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

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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Alan

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

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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