Sally

Heave ho me hearties!

Heave ho me hearties!


Join the landlubbers for a heap of piratey fun at our activity day - Make your own, treasure chests, parrots, maps and ships.  Meet our pirate captains.  Hoist the Jolly Roger.  Discover treasure in the bible. Scrub the decks and climb the rigging. Pirate picnic lunch with rations from the galley and in the afternoon a Treasure Hunt. Voluntary donation of £3 per child to cover costs. Max of £6 per family. Landlubbers is for children of primary school age (5-11) - but a parent and toddler group “Ship-mates” will run alongside from 10-12 and little ones are welcome to stay for lunch and the treasure hunt with their parents.  Booking form available from school or downloadable from the bottom of the page.

Thu, 27 Jul, 2017, 10am - 3pm
@ Preston Primary School, Henry Preston Road, Tasburgh

 

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Sally

Walk and Lunch with the Bishop

Walk and Lunch with the Bishop

Spend part of your day with Bishop Alan as he walks our benefice and pray with him.

You can join the Bishop's progress at Tasburgh Church at 10am, Newton Flotman Church at 12 noon or Saxlingham Church at 2pm.  It's fine to just turn up for any leg of the walk - but helpful (if you know in advance) to let Sally and Dawn know you're coming:  sally@tasvalley.org.  If you want to book in just for lunch with the bishop, please ring  ANDY COX 01508 471334 BY MONDAY MORNING 19th JUNE

The route is

10am Tasburgh Church
10.15-10.45 - Tasburgh House of Prayer
Tasburgh Village Hall
back on Saxlingham Lane to
Rainthorpe Hall to
Flordon Road
12 noon Newton Flotman Church (Stopping here - book in for community lunch or eat your picnic)
1pm back over A140 and along Cargate Lane
to Elmers Lane & Pitts Hill
2pm Saxlingham School
Saxlingham Church
Village Hall
through Redwings Horse Sanctuary
across A140
through Tasburgh hill fort to
3pm - Tasburgh Church

Any queries about the route, please contact Dawn 498924

 

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Sally

Why replace the stolen lead on a church roof with more lead?

Why replace the stolen lead on a church roof with more lead?

Since the theft of lead from the church roof at Newton Flotman, any people have been asking why we cant replace our stolen lead with another alternative roof covering which would be less liable to theft. It is a very good question and those who were working on solutions for the PCC investigated this very carefully. However we found three reasons why this is not the best option for Newton Flotman Church:

If we change anything about a church building, we have to get a “faculty” as well as planning permission. For this we need the support of heritage bodies. Historic England oppose replacement of lead on roofs with an alternative unless it can be shown that security measures, such as a roof alarm are unlikely to prevent further attacks. This is not the case for Newton Flotman and so getting permissions for a substitute would be a prolonged process with no guarantee of success.
If Historic England can be persuaded to agree to a replacement they strongly prefer terne coated stainless steel. This is noisy when it rains which could spoil services including weddings and funerals.
Alternatives such as terne coated stainless steel are very expensive, particularly as we would have to replace the lead on all 3 roofs to prevent future theft.
Replacing the lead that has been damaged/stolen and fitting a roof alarm means that the roof can be repaired without a major faculty and planning request and although expensive, is more cost effective than any other option.

If you would like more technical or financial details or wish to volunteer to help please ring the Rectory on 470762 
Please give generously to the church’s appeal. The urgent structural repairs (largely but not only the roof)  will cost £103,000 including the lead replacement and installing a roof alarm. We are also raising funds to make the building more useable by the whole community and therefore sustainable for the long term. Click on the downloable leaflet at the bottom of the home page  which gives details of how to give both for repairs and development work.

 

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Sally

"Thy Kingdom Come"

"Thy Kingdom Come"

Between 25th May and 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.

Prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place across the 10 days across the world. In the Tas Valley we hope that every congregation and cell member will take part.

Start the week by coming to the Ascension Day service at the Cathedral. Tasburgh Church open for prayer every day with special prayer stations and resources to take away for all ages and different styles of prayer

Come to Special Events at  Tasburgh Church listed below and/or  Morning and Night Prayer every day. Local events are on this website and in the downloadable leaflet below.  Make an appointment with Sally (470762) or Dawn (498924) to talk and pray about anything you like.  

To access more resources or make a commitment to pray, go to www.thykingdomcome.global.

Fri 26th Prayer Shawl Ministry 10am
Sat 27th May Film Showing: “The War Room” 7-9pm
Sun 28th Rogation Service at Tharston Church 11am followed by Prayer Walk and Picnic at Tasburgh Church
6.30pm Evensong @ Tasburgh Church
Mon 29th 7-9.30 - Youth Prayer Night
Tue 30th “Open Hands” Workshop: 7.30-9
Wed 31st Crafting & Prayer 10am -12
Listening for God’s Guidance: Lectio Divina 7.30-9
Thur 1st June “Messy Prayer” Drop in with children 10-12
Prayer for Alpha 7.30-9pm
Fri 2nd Prayer Shawl Ministry 10-12
Sat 3rd Seeking God's Guidance for the Tas Valley - Lectio Divina 7.30pm

 

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Sally

Congratulations Martin!

Congratulations Martin!

Congratulations to Rev'd Captain Martin Hartley who is to be the new vicar of St Catherine's, Mile Cross in Norwich.  We will miss Martin, Rach and all the family so much - but we wish them well in this exciting next step.  Martin's farewell service will be at Tasburgh church at 10.30am on 30th April.  Please come to pray and bless the Hartleys on their way.

 

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Dawn

An Easter Message

An Easter Message

The message of the cross is central to the Christian faith. As a symbol, the cross is universally known, and either revered, reviled or ignored. But how many people connect the cross with Easter? Reports suggest that these days very few could even explain what it means....could you? Here’s a quick summary: God created man and woman to enjoy friendship with him – but they chose to ignore God and go their own way. Because of this, evil has flourished and all mankind suffers as a result. But God, in his love, has not abandoned us and left us to it. He did something about it – by sending his own Son, Jesus – who lived a pure and unblemished life – to take the punishment we all deserve by dying in our place. No one else was qualified to do this – the payment for ultimate evil could only be made by ultimate good. And it gets even better....the Bible says that whoever comes to Jesus asking forgiveness will be forgiven and receive a new life that never ends. A life that begins now - and continues beyond death for all eternity. When Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, it was proof positive that all he’d said and promised was true. There are some excellent books that help explore the evidence for the resurrection – please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

This website features details of our Easter services and events  – we would love to welcome you, wherever you are on your journey of faith. God bless you this Easter and always! 

 

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Sally

Donate an Easter Egg

Donate an Easter Egg

We are collecting donations to purchase Easter Eggs to donate to residents of Olive House Care Home in our Benefice.  We want the residents to know that they are valued members of our community and not forgotten.  The Eggs we have chosen are "The Real Easter Egg" which are made of fairly traded chocolate and include a booklet telling the Easter Story.  They cost £3.99 and you can order one for yourself at the same time.   If you'd like to donate towards an Easter Egg please contact Tamsin Cotterell or Andy Cox tel 471334. 

 

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Sally

40 Acts of Generosity

40 Acts of Generosity

Lent (beginning 1st March) marks a pivotal point in the history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself up as a sacrifice. Tradition has it that we mark the 40 days of Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent were to become a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness?

40acts is a generosity challenge which encourages people to approach Lent differently.

During the 40 days of Lent, 40acts participants are invited to take part in 40 simple acts of generosity which will challenge them to ‘do Lent generously’ in 2017. The acts or challenges are wide-ranging and various but all are designed to explore what it means to be generous in a very practical way.

They can be done by individuals or done in groups but the key is that small acts of generosity, performed by thousands of people across the UK and beyond, have the power to make a big change to our communities, to our churches and, ultimately, to our world. It’s about creating a movement of generosity.

In cell groups and through sermons over Lent, we will be exploring generosity by sharing some of the ideas and biblical principles that underpin the Easter message. ( You can download resources from the Resources pages of this website) Our inspiration will be from Romans 12, part of Paul’s letter to the burgeoning church in Rome which delivers Paul’s understanding of the essential elements of the Christian faith. In chapter 12, Paul focuses on three key themes: sacrifice, service and love in action. Generosity is in our DNA – the gift of a generous God. Romans 12 tells us why and how we should use that gift. In essence, it answers the question ’What does giving our best look like?’

There are Resources for cell groups, families and sermons at the bottom of the Tas Valley Homepage.  You can find out more about the 40 Acts Challenge and sign up for a daily prompt during Lent at www.40acts.org.uk

 

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