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Mrs Beryl Laxton   01493 740096   beryllaxton@hotmail.com

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF ST.MARY THE VIRGIN, MARTHAM

TIMES OF SERVICES

On most Sundays there is a service at

11.00 a.m. but please check with the notice board in the porch, or in the Benefice Bulletin opposite.

You would be most welcome to join us at any of the services

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

INTERCESSIONS

There is an intercession box in the prayer corner for the use of anyone who would like us to pray especially for them or someone dear to them

 

BOOKSTALL

There is a bookstall at the back of the church and cards are also available.  Other items are on sale on special occasions.

 

CLIMBING THE TOWER

The tower is open during the Martham Carnival weekend and on other advertised occasions

 

TOILET  FACILITIES

are available in the tower when anyone is on duty, otherwise, public toilets are situated on Martham Green on the east side of the Kings Arms Public House, five minutes walk away

The congregation of St Mary the Virgin, Martham welcome you to our website.  Our wish is that you find it interesting, helpful and informative.  

Our lovely church is one of the largest in the area and is sometimes referred to as “The Cathedral of the Fleggs” because of its size. (Flegg itself is probably Old Norse, meaning a place where water plants or flags could be found.)

We hope that you will take some time to look through the site and learn of the past and present of our beautiful church. You will also find items, which will show you what we hope for in the future.

Should you be able to visit us in person, we can assure you that there will be a warm welcome for you at St Mary’s. The Church is open to visitors during most daylight hours all the year round (services permitting)

BENEFICE BULLETIN

 

 

LENT

Services in the Benefice during Lent, March 2020

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LENT

Services in the Benefice during Lent, March 2020

Here

The Benefice Bulletin of Martham, Repps, Thurne and Clippesby

Serving the whole community by developing disciples of Jesus

Sunday 16th February – Second Sunday before Lent

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

 

SUNDAY 16th

9.30 am Holy Communion at Repps

11.00 am Sung Eucharist at Martham Academy

Steven is on leave from the 17th – 21st

 

MONDAY 17th

9.00 am Morning Prayer at The Rectory

 

TUESDAY 18th

9.30 am Morning Prayer at Thurne

11.00 am Knit & Natter at Basecamp, Clippesby

 

WEDNESDAY 19th

3.15 pm Funeral Service for Bernard Thain at Gorleston Crematorium

4.00 pm Evening Prayer at Clippesby Hall, West Wing

 

THURSDAY 20th

10.00 am Said Communion at Martham

 

FRIDAY 21st

9.15 am Morning Prayer at Repps

 

SUNDAY 23rd Sunday next before Lent

9.30 am Holy Communion at Clippesby

11.00 am Sung Eucharist at Martham Academy

READINGS for Sunday next before Lent

First Reading: Exodus 24: 12-end

 

Second Reading: 2 Peter 1: 16-end

Gospel Reading: Matthew 17: 1-9

 

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Could you offer a lift to someone to church?  We are wanting to build a team of people willing to help those less mobile to get to church.  Please speak to Maggie 01493 748884 if you are willing to offer this kind of ministry.

 

ST. PETER’S OUTREACH PRODUCTIONS FILM NIGHT presents “JUDY” TUES 25TH FEB 7.00 for 7.15 start

REPPS VILLAGE HALL – free entry – refreshments

 

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PANCAKE PARTY TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 3.30 PM

at the former Church Hall at the Rectory.

Please let Steven know if you are willing to help.

 

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THE LENT GROUP this year will follow the BIBLE SOCIETY’S BIBLE COURSE, which in a very simple way, gives an overview of the bible, so that you can know how a passage fits into the big picture.  Each session will include soup and rolls, watching a video presentation and group discussions.  The sessions, on Wednesday evenings starting on 4th March, lasts for 90 minutes beginning at 7.00pm at Repps Village Hall. There is no charge, but donations will be appreciated & will go towards the Bishops’ Lent Appeal.  If you are unable to make some sessions then Steven will be able to lend you a DVD.  There is a Course Manual which costs £5.  Please contact Steven to book a place and to purchase a manual.

 

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THE CLASSICAL DUO - HAYLEY MOSS & BEN LAKE

Saturday 7th March 7.30 pm Repps Village Hall

Tickets £15 includes buffet from Yvonne/John 01692 671713 Ticket entry only – Proceeds to St. Peter’s, Repps

 

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ST. MARY’S FISH & CHIP QUIZ NIGHT £8.00 Sat 14th March 7.30 pm M.V.H.  Contact Pauline 745448 to book

 

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WHO CARES?  VISION NIGHT Tuesday 17th March 7.30 pm doors open at 7.00 at Kingsgate Community Church, Great Yarmouth This is an opportunity for Christians from churches all over the East Coast from across the denominations, to come together and hear more about this mission and pray together for our area. This vision starts to help churches to reach people in their communities by asking, “What hurts you the most?”  Please speak to Steven if you are interested in going.

 

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Tuesdays at Clippesby

 

1st  Coffee, Cake & Chat

2nd Tuesday 12.30 pm Luncheon Club at Basecamp

3rd Tuesday 11.00 am Crochet, Knit & Natter at Basecamp