Newsletter 19.05.19.

Dear Friends,

There is a sense of urgency in today’s first reading as Paul and Barnabus move from place to place encouraging the newly-founded Christian communities. In contrast, the second reading presents a timeless vision of the new Jerusalem descending from God and completing the final act of creation. In the Gospel Jesus speaks of the mutual love that will be the currency of every one of his followers.

God bless,

Father James


The Rosary is said at North Walsham at 10.30am prior to Mass, at 8.30am at Aylsham and at 5.00pm on Saturday at Hoveton.

On Monday our parish comes together for the Annual General Meeting at 7 pm in the parish hall. Good food, good company and a spot of business!

The Senior Citizens Group (NW) - meets on Monday 20th May. This week, after the usual morning activities, Doreen Crouch will be entertaining the group with “The Funny side of Teaching”.

Looking ahead - on Monday 24th June the group will be having their annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham, led by Fr James. The coach will leave North Walsham at 10am and for the return leave Walsingham at 3pm. All are welcome to join them. £5 is asked for as a donation towards the cost of the coach. Please ring Teresa on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327 to book coach seats or for further information.

There will be no meeting of the Hoveton 4th Wednesday Club in May. The next meeting will be on 26th June.

Copies of the Minutes of the April PPC meeting are now available in our church porches and are also now published to the parish website.

There is a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher at St Benedict’s Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds. For information visit:

On Wednesday 29th June there will be a CAFOD coach taking people from our Diocese to join a Mass Lobby of Parliament and Climate Pilgrimage. (More details at Please continue to sign the petition forms to the Prime Minister for the UK to reach zero emissions by 2045.

The theme and subject of this year’s Newman Lectures 2019 is “Mary”. Held at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist the first lecture is on Thursday 23rd May, at 6.30pm given by Fr John Hemer, entitled “Mary in Sacred Scripture”. Pl see poster/flier for future lectures.

A Day with Mary” is held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday 2nd June 2019. The day begins in The Basilica (11.40am) and concludes at the village of Walsingham at 6.00pm. Please see posters for the timetable of the day.

Places are available (Reception Intake 2019) at St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Norwich. See poster for details.

New Dawn in the Church - A Catholic Family Pilgrimage Conference takes place at Walsingham on Monday 5th to Friday 9th August 2019, offering healing, teaching, praise and worship. For more information go to or email Further details to come nearer the event.

Derek and I, Frances Palman, wish to thank Fr James and all our friends for their earnest prayers, help, kind gifts and good wishes. I am now healing.

We pray for all our sick parishioners: Mary Johnson, Joe Seely, Maria Wilby, Frances Palman, Thomasina Hopkins, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Teresa Farrow and Jean Wood.

We pray for Nuala Wilders who died recently; we remember her family and friends at this time. We pray also for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Jean Gradon-Carter, Mary Sparks, Winifred (Win) Armes, Elizabeth (Rosemary) Walmsley, Teresa Gray, Carmell Larter and Frances Murphy.

May they rest in peace.






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