St Andrew's newsletter
St Andrews newsletter for january 2004
ST ANDREW'S CHURCH. WEST DEREHAM
(At present, see Churchwardens' Phone Numbers, below)
(also St. Mary's, Denver; St. Mary the Virgin, Bexwell and St Michael's Ryston)
SERVICES AND EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2004
ST ANDREW'S CHRISTMAS PARTY for VILLAGE CHILDREN
Will be held in the Community Centre, probably Monday 29th Jan, 3-6pm.
Invitations to individual families of children up to Yr 6 (last year of Primary School) will be sent out well in advance.
Sunday, Jan 4th:
11 am Holy Communion (Revd. Niall Johnston, Celebt.)
6.30pm EPIPHANY EVENSONG with CAROLS,
St. Mary the Virgin, Bexwell
Sunday, Jan 11th: 9.30 Holy Communion
Wednesday Jan 14th: Healing Service with Holy Communion. 7.30pm
Sunday, Jan 18th: 9.30am Family Service
Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
at St Dominics Catholic Church, Downham Market
8pm: Compline at Bexwell
Monday Jan 19th:
Section 12 meeting at West Dereham Community Centre with the Archdeacon of Wisbech: A formal preparation for the appointment of a new priest for these parishes.
Sunday, Jan 25th: 9.30am Holy Communion
Wednesday Jan 28th: St Andrew's PCC meeting, 7.30pm at the Old Vicarage
CHURCHWARDENS FOR ST ANDREW'S WEST DEREHAM
Mr Graeme Pressley, "The Plot", Church Road, West Dereham 01366 - 501179
Mrs Christine Vincent, "Aspen", Ryston Road, West Dereham 01366 - 500283
INTERCESSIONS: Please let one of our churchwardens know)see tel. 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 needed or made public unless you wish it) We will gladly add any names to our weekly intercession list.
We believe that Our Loving Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers according to His plan and purpose for each of our lives.
Further letters and plans are winging between the architect, heating designer and the church-wardens to decide on the final layout of the pipework and radiators. In an ancient building there are difficulties in siting these items to be as unobtrusive as possible, where they will not damage the old woodwork or masonry with undue heat, yet give out sufficient heat to warm the building. English Heritage are not keen about any aspect which will potentially affect any historic details. The congregation are keen to make the building welcoming and warm for 21st century worshippers.
100 mm diameter poly-carbonate translucent tubes have now been found by churchwarden Graeme and so we are now onto the next step of designing in the fitments for the long-life bulbs, the hanging chains and incoming power-cables.
DOWNHAM MARKET CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
At moment, services are mainly being held in Downham Market Town Hall, at 10.30 every Sunday Morning, but occasionally there needs to be a change of venue, due to prior bookings at the Town Hall.
Please phone DMCF on 384474 , Revd. Alan Molineaux on 386265for up to date details
ALPHA NEWS: For news of the next series of Spring Alpha Suppers contact the Rev'd Alan Molineaux: 01366 - 386265
MENS PRAYER BREAKFAST
A welcome to all men in the area to share in fellowship over the frying pans