St. Mary the Virgin
Welcome to Saxlingham Nethergate Church
Our beautiful village church is warm and welcoming as are the congregation. Our worship is more traditional with a robed choir for our Holy Communion Services held on the first and third Sunday.
We have an All Age service on the second Sunday and Morning Prayer (1662) on the fourth Sunday. After each service we meet for tea and coffee in our Parish room, except for the All Age service on the second Sunday, when we begin with refreshments in the main church building at 11am. Sunday services are well attended. At our services we are uplifted as we meet to worship God, hear his word in the scriptures and sermon.
There are special services too: Each year at Candlemas, Fr. Mark Morgan the Clergy and Choir lead the congregation in our High Mass. The service is full of colour, music and smells that lift our spirits in midwinter.
We also have an open air service and a pet service on the green and a service in the ruined church at Saxlingham Thorpe.
We are a busy happy congregation and enjoy working together to share God's love in practical ways in our village. Why not come and join us for some or all of the following worship services and activities.
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Film Fun Friday - 6pm for 6:15pm start
Fri, 24 May, 2013, 6pm @ Newton Flotman School
Family Friendly Films. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere.
Contact Sally for more details - 01508 470762
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Posted: Wed, 15 May, 2013 (1 week ago) by Ian
Have you seen one recently?
I want to tell you about a particularly spectacular rainbow that I saw when driving down in Hampshire some years ago. It was huge and it was close and I will never forget it. It was over and in the field alongside the M3 where I was driving. The wonderful thing was that I could see both ends of the arc and the colours were so vivid against the dark menacing sky. I just stared in awe (whilst trying to keep my eyes on the road ahead!). At the same time, dozens of other vehicles were zooming along the motorway in both directions and I wondered how many people in those vehicles noticed the beautiful rainbow and how many were oblivious to the marvellous sight just a few hundred feet away from them. I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to succumb to ‘tunnel vision’ when driving isn’t it.
It’s like that in life too. We can become so engrossed in our own lives, our own problems perhaps, our own desires and thoughts; and be so busy barrelling along at top speed that we miss the glory of God’s loving presence beside us.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."
- Psalm 19
The Psalmist reminds us that the rainbow of God’s presence surrounds us constantly. So today, as each of us travels along our own highway of life, going about our daily chores, routines, jobs and whatever, let’s try not only to be conscious of our own personal world but also of the created world which declares the glory of God and the splendour of His everlasting presence with us. Let’s not miss the rainbow!
"When you see a rainbow in the sky, have you ever stopped to wonder why?
Is it there to decorate the sky? What does it mean?
It’s a sign of God’s love! And He placed it there to prove
That as long as time shall last, He will care for you."
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