Your monthly news from St Andrew’s
ST. ANDREWS, WEST DEREHAM
(also St. Mary’s, Denver; St. Mary the Virgin, Bexwell and St. Michael’s, Ryston)
Vicar: The Reverend Judith Grundy
The Rectory, Ryston Road, Denver
SERVICES AND EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2004
THURSDAY 2nd DECEMBER
7.30 p.m.- CHRISTINGLE SERVICE, St Mary’s Denver
11am – FAMILY SERVICE: Led by the Reverend Judith Grundy (coffee / tea at the end of the service)
6.3Opm – Flower Festival Evensong, St Mary the Virgin, Bexwell
9.30am – Holy Communion. Celebrant Reverend Judith Grundy
6.30pm – Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Bexwell
7.3Opm Healing Service with Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, West Dereham
SUNDAY 19th :
3.30pm – Carol Service, St Andrew’s, West Dereham
6.30pm – Carol Service, St Mary’s, Denver
6.3Opm Carol Service, St Michael’s, Ryston
6.30pm – Holy Communion, St Mary’s the Virgin, Bexwell
11.30pm – Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Denver
11.30pm – Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, West Dereham
9.30am – Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, West Dereham
11.30am – Family Service St Mary’s, Denver
9.30am – Group Service: Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Denver
CHURCHWARDENS for St. Andrew’s West Dereham:
Mr Graeme Pressley, The Plot, Church Road 01366 501179
Mrs. Christine Vincent, Aspen, Ryston Road, W. Dereham 01366 500283
INTERCESSIONS: Please let one of our churchwardens know (see telephone nos. above) if you, or anyone you know, needs prayer, for sickness, or any other personal or family problem (in absolute confidence: No details are made public unless you wish it). We will gladly add any names to our weekly intercession list. We believe that God hears and answers prayers, according to His plan and purpose for your life.
Following a final site meeting between the Church Architect, the Diocesan Heating Engineer and Mr Clive Clarke of West Dereham, who is to install the heating system, work was scheduled to begin on 22nd November 2004.
Soon St Andrews Church will be able to extend an even warmer welcome to those who come to worship God!
CHOIR GROUP – URGENT NEED FOR SOPRANOS AND ANY YOUNGSTERS
If you wish to join a choir group which intends to keep practising items for special services at
St. Andrews and elsewhere, we welcome anyone who wants to have a go and would like to join our happy bunch.(Contact Chris Young: 01366 – 500470) MORE SOPRANOS AND BASSES PARTICULARLY WELCOME AND ANY CHILDREN WHO ENJOY SINGING.
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THE SOVEREIGN CENTRE
Sovereign Way Industrial Estate: Tel: 384474
Pastor: Beverley Molineaux
Youth Pastor: Jo Sankey
Pastoral Team Co-ordinators: Bernie and Jill Reed
Elders: Nick and Beth Butt, Nam and Ruth Tong
You will be most welcome to come along to join in any of the services at the “Sovereign Centre”, which is now the focus of many events each week. These will be held there until building work begins on the construction of internal floors and fittings.
Sunday morning services begin at 10.3Oam.
CAROL SERVICE, SUNDAY 19th DECEMBER at 10.30am
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE at 10.00am
For full details of services and events for December are included in the church newsletter: Phone 01366 – 384474 for your copy or, better still, call in for a coffee and a warm welcome at the Sovereign Centre.
Weekly events include: Powerhouse (for youngsters)
Tuesday Bible Study
The Alpha Course
The Marriage Course
Four more teenagers were baptised during the Sunday service held on 14th November. Each of them spoke very honestly and movingly about their journey to faith and about the events which had led them to decide to make this public affirmation of their faith in Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.
If you wish to consider being baptised yourself, please contact the Sovereign Centre on 384474
BUILDING PROJECTS in hand
Until the work on the main conversion of the building begins, projects to improve the areas in use are in hand. Presently, the toilet area is to be completely remodeled to give more space and better disabled access. Ultimately this toilet block will be that used by the planned day-Nursery.
Following this, the kitchen is to have its facilities upgraded to serve snacks and drinks and to give increased storage for crockery.