April’s edition of the bridge has been published.
For Easter Day we are back in church, and there is also a Zoom service available at 12 noon. If you would like the details for that, please ring Liz on 01603 784150
There is much on offer this week from the wider church.
From the national church we have a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. There isn’t the same obvious link this week, but you should be able to find it by looking here https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/worship-home-easter-sunday-and-holy
From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast, produced by the Cathedral here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/
Also from the Cathedral we have the livestream of their Festal Eucharist of Easter Day at which Bishop Graham will preach. That service is on YouTube and will go live at 10.30am. You can find that here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEB8iihHz30
The cathedral also have Choral Evensong available on YouTube tomorrow, with the Dean preaching, and available from 3.30pm here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogizy4hEBNA
BBC One has Sunday Worship at 10am with the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Songs of Praise at 13.15
Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10 with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
I’m not quite sure how the Archbishop is doing all of those services, but I suspect there might be some pre-recording involved!
I look forward to seeing some of you at 10am at Wroxham tomorrow, and others at 12pm on Zoom. Whether you will be at one of those, or choose to worship from home some other way, I hope the day brings Easter blessings to you all.
With my love and prayers for Easter to you and yours,
The news sheet for this week is here
Resource for this week are many and varied, as we look towards the start of Lent.
From the Church of England we have a service led by the Revd Helen Shannon, and is brought to us from Church@Five
From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast which you can find here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/
The Cathedral is still live streaming its services each Sunday, and you can watch live at 10.30 or watch the recording on their YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDpIc368n8DrfB6kH7hYvw/videos
The service sheet is available here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/docs/default-source/default-document-library/eucharist-14-feb-20217f9a551e0c8663e39143ff00009d7e70.pdf?sfvrsn=0
There will also be a live streamed Ash Wednesday service at 6.30pm also available on the YouTube channel.
Norwich Cathedral is delighted to be collaborating with the Friends of Julian of Norwich this Lent to offer a six-part online series of discussions based on the chapters of Sheila Upjohn’s new book The Way of Julian of Norwich which you can find here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/about/news/detail/2021/02/11/join-our-lent-course-online-this-year
Don’t forget you can also watch Songs of Praise at 13.15 on BBC One, and Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10
We are doing a Lent coffee and chat on Wednesdays, using the #LiveLent course – if you would like to join us, just ask for the link 01603 784150 firstname.lastname@example.org
The news sheet for this week is here
Love and prayers,
Here are the online resources available from the Church of England, the Diocese and the Cathedral this week.
From the Church of England we have the national service, this week led by Rev Liz Clutterbuck.
From Emmanuel Holloway Church, the full service marks the Second Sunday before Lent.
From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast, produced by the Cathedral, which you can find here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/
The Cathedral is also live streaming its main Sunday service, and you can find that here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2021/01/10/default-calendar/live-stream-sunday-service
BBC One has Songs of Praise at 13.15 while Radio 4 has Sunday Worship at 08.10
Next Sunday is our Zoom service. If you aren’t on the email list for the details but would like to join in, just email Liz email@example.com You would be very welcome.
The news sheet, also containing the readings for this Sunday, is available for download here
Welcome to our resources for the Third Sunday of Epiphany. I hope you’re all well and staying safe.
This week in the Church of England national service Rev Dr Paul Goodliff speaks of living with difference in this service which marks the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, featuring contributions from Chemin Neuf and led by Rev Charles Hadley.
You can find out more about the Chemin Neuf community here https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/priorities/prayer-and-religious-life/religious-communities/chemin-neuf-community-lambeth-palace
The Diocesan podcast is available as usual, and can be found here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/
The Cathedral continues to live stream its Communion service and you can access that from this page https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2021/01/10/default-calendar/live-stream-sunday-service
Songs of Praise is at 13.15 as usual, but this week moves to BBC Two
Radio Two has Good Morning Sunday at 06.00
Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10
I hope something there will work for you. Next week we have our Zoom Service which will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation, or Candlemas. If you would like to join us and aren’t on our regular mailing list, please just contact Liz – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 784150. If you would like to join our mailing list, just let us know.
Church opening times
In the current situation I have talked with the wardens/ministry team in our various churches and the new opening times for private prayer are as follows
Wroxham Sunday 12-3
Hoveton St John Saturday 10-3
Hoveton St Peter staying closed at present
Belaugh Wednesday 10-3
Tunstead Saturday 10-3
Love and prayers to you and yours – stay home, stay safe.
Here we are at the Sunday before Christmas, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This week in Church we will light our fourth advent candle to remember Mary and her faithfulness and trust in God. Normally at this time we would be enjoying all the special services of the Advent and Christmas season; clearly this year many of those cannot go ahead. In particular we miss our Carol Services which won’t be taking place. To compensate in some small way we have put together a Virtual Carol Service – a video of carols and readings for Christmas which you can find on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMIiA1kTHBg We hope you enjoy it – thank you to all who gave their time to take part in reading the lessons. The carols are sung by the very wonderful choir of St Martin in the Fields, London.
Our Midnight Mass is still going ahead at 11.30pm at St Mary, Wroxham, and our Christmas morning service at 10am at St Mary, Tunstead.
This week our service is at Hoveton St John at 10am. We hope you can join us, but understand if in the current climate you find this difficult and instead we share the following resources to help you worship at home.
From the Church of England this week we have the Online service for Worship at Home. Introduced by Rev Kate Bottley, this service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is in partnership with Marie Curie. This online service pays tribute to those suffering from illness, bereavement and mental health setbacks.
You can find the service here
From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope Podcast which you can find here
The podcast can also be listened to from any landline telephone: call 01603 537577 (local rate) to hear the latest edition.
Don’t miss Bishop Graham’s Christmas Message – listen here
Norwich Cathedral have much on offer, and you can find details at https://www.cathedral.org.uk/christmas
There are live events as well as digital, but most need you to book in. Tickets are usually free, but needed for COVID safety.
BBC One brings us Sunday Worship at 11.15 and Songs of Praise at 13.15
Radio Four offers the Sunday service at 08:10 from St David’s, the UK’s smallest city
I hope you find something there to help with your worship at home, and we do hope you enjoy our virtual Carol Service!
Our notice sheet is below, and contains the Collect and Readings for today.
Love and prayers,
This week we are back in church and will be in Hoveton St John at 10am. If you aren’t able to join us there are the usual links here to online services and activities for you, as well as links to information on services for Worship at Home and other resources for the coming weeks. Here in the Benefice we will be continuing our usual Sunday services, dates can be found on the website and on the news sheet at the end of this post, and we are also planning to hold a Midnight Mass at Wroxham. Please note that you need to reserve a place for this, because of the limits on numbers due to COVID restrictions. Just ring Liz 01603 784150, or email email@example.com If late nights are not your thing, we are holding a service of Holy Communion at Tunstead on Christmas morning at 10am.
The Church of England this week invite you to Worship at Home for the Second Sunday of Advent with HOPE Together who lead the Comfort and Joy online service for the Second Sunday of Advent. The service is led by Rev Yemi Adedeji and Rachel Jordan-Wolf preaches on the theme of waiting and can be found here https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/worship-home-second-sunday-advent-hope
It is also possible to see what will be on offer in the coming weeks of Advent, and at Christmas from the Church of England, just click here https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/preparing-advent-christmas-2020-comfort-and-joy
From the Diocese of Norwich there is the Sunday Hope podcast here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/
The Diocese are hosting an online Advent Calendar which you can subscribe to here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/subscribe-to-our-new-digital-advent-calendar/
Norwich Cathedral is also running an Advent Calendar, with a different carol from the choir each day. In a time when we can’t sing ourselves, it is good to hear the sound! https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2020/12/01/default-calendar/video-choir-advent-calendar
The Cathedral also have some events which you can attend, by ticket but at no cost – Advent Procession, Christmas Procession and more. See the website for details https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events
Next Sunday, the Children’s Society are running an online Christingle service. For more information and to register, click here https://register.childrenssociety.org.uk/page/70731/data/1
BBC One has Songs of Praise back at its usual time of 13.15, this week with the final of the young chorister of the year, and Radio Four brings Sunday Worship at 08.10
The news sheet for this Sunday can be found here
With love and prayers,