All Saints & St. Mary's

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We are one congregation meeting in two wonderful medieval buildings. The parish of Shotesham is geographically one of the largest in the Diocese of Norwich (as well as one of the most beautiful) and is located some five miles to the south of the city and two miles to the east of the A140 road to Ipswich.

It is unusual in having four mediaeval churches (two in ruins and two regularly used) in a village of just over 500 residents. We offer a warm welcome (with refreshments afterwards) to all who come to join us for our services which are traditional but informal in style. We particularly enjoy the countryside services and we are developing our work with the younger generation as well. Lifts can be arranged for those who find any difficulty in getting to the services.

Shotesham appears in a 'Top 10 Holy Places and Holy Spaces' of Norfolk, as compiled by a church in King's Lynn. Click here to visit the page and listen to the audio podcasts and more.

 

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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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