St. Mary's Church

Welcome to St Mary's Church, Newton Flotman

Welcome to St Mary's Church, Newton Flotman

We are a village church with a congregation of all ages and an informal family feel.  We hold weekly services and over the course of each month we aim to provide a style of service and worship to suit everyone. We are blessed in having worship leaders who offer us opportunities to sing traditional hymns and modern worship songs. We have a projector and a screen which means that we can be versatile in what we can offer. 

On the first Sunday each month we hold a said Holy Communion at 8am, followed at 4.00 pm by Cafe Church at Newton Flotman Primary School, which is an informal all age service with refreshments beforehand.

On the second Sunday at 11am we worship together in a service of Family Communion with provision of activities for younger church members.

On the third and fourth Sundays of the month, we hold a service of Morning Worship at 11am. This is a service of worship and the word with provision of activities for younger church members.

We hold a weekly prayer meeting at 9.00 am on Fridays.

We are fortunate in our facilities with free wi-fi, an accessible toilet, kitchenette and church room attached to the church. These enable us to provide other services and opportunities to share God's love in practical ways too, especially through serving within our own village.

Every Saturday morning we hold “Coffee Stop” in the Church Room from 10.00 am to 12 midday. This is run by a team of willing volunteers, providing tea, coffee, soft drinks and a selection of cakes and savouries available for a donation to Church funds. It provides a chance to get together and catch up!

We also host an outreach Post Office from 2.00 -4.00 pm every Tuesday, a monthly Community lunch, a fortnightly Mardle & Social Club, Church Mice, Crafting for a Cause and our village heritage Group, NFaST. The church room is also available for private hire for functions and meetings.

We publish the monthly village newsletter “Partnership” and details of our key contacts, services and activities can be found in there. You can also keep an eye on the benefice facebook page Tas Valley Ministry. 

Members of St Mary’s Newton Flotman church are very engaged with the wider community and plans are moving forward to re-order the church building for wider community use.   

Why not follow up on the information on this page using the contact details shown and join us for some or all of our activities. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

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Sunday worship

 

During these difficult times of lockdown we continue to have Sunday worship using Zoom at 10.00 am.

 

If you would like any more details please contact Revd Dawn Davidson at  dawndavidson@btinternet.com or the telephone number below.

 

 
Contact Dawn for more details - 01508 498924
 

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Keep Calm and Carry on...

 

Keep Calm and Carry On…

 

With the gradual easing of lockdown comes a host of further concerns…how to interpret the new rules, how to make things work in new and different ways, how to move into the future leaving behind what is no longer of benefit but taking with us lessons learned and the good we’ve gained.

 

This will be a ‘work in progress’ for some time to come.  Meanwhile we keep on keeping on….

 

The church is making good use of technology and digital resources to help negotiate our way through the current challenge.  As well as our own Zoom service, the Diocese of Norwich website www.dioceseofnorwich.org  offers links to services of worship and a variety of useful resources to help maintain and nurture our spiritual life.  Likewise www.churchofengland.org

 

I’d like to highlight the ministry of Canon J.John who delivers spiritual truth with good humoured wisdom.  At www.canonjjohn.com you’ll find ‘Word for the Day’ ‘Facing the Canon’ and ‘The J.John Podcast’.  From the site menu you can access his blog – I particularly recommend exploring this for many articles reflecting on our current situation.

 

There are two excellent Christian radio stations offering music, teaching, interviews, articles and news, which I encourage you to check out:  www.premierchristianradio.com and www.ucb.co.uk.

 

If you haven’t already discovered www.youtube.com as a source of encouraging preaching, I suggest going there to find a wealth of teaching from HTB Church (Holy Trinity Brompton), among others.  There is an almost endless list of ministries on YouTube – particularly from ‘across the pond’.  Discernment is needed when ‘surfing the net’ for good teaching – it’s usually apparent when something is whacky, or slightly off track.  If in doubt, ask!  Always take the Berean approach (Acts 17:11) and you won’t go far wrong!

 

With my prayers and every blessing

 

Dawn

 

 

 

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