Newsletter 09.06.19.

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out on the apostles. It removes their fear and leads them into proclaiming the ‘marvels of God’. The long list of people from many different regions and nations is to emphasise that the whole world is present and receives the message. The time for fear and withdrawal is over. The Spirit breaks down all barriers and leads humanity to the place where God awaits it.

God bless,

Father James


This afternoon at St Nicholas Church, North Walsham, at 4pm there will be a “Pentecost Praise” Service organised by North Walsham Churches Together. Fr James is the guest preacher.

Next Sunday is the last day for Easter Communions. It is also the Day for Life when there will be a retiring collection taken for the work of Life Charities

The Senior Citizens Group (NW) meets on Monday 10th June when there will be the usual morning activities followed by “Traditional Hand Smocking” Part 2 - Teresa will be showing the group her work in progress on the Victorian Farm Smock she has been commissioned to make.

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. To book coach seats please ring Teresa on 01692 405007 or 07901 830327

Readers’ Rotas (NW) are in the porch ready for collection.

 Summer Camp 2019 for 8-14 year olds is on again this year from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August. Time is running out! However, the closing date is around mid-July. Please be quick and book your child in so they don’t miss out! For all information contact Lorraine Furmedge by emailing or ring Kerry Thorpe on 07504048352

A Julian Quiet Day, led by Canon Christopher Davies, will be held in the barn and gardens of Orchard Cottage, Newton Road, Hainford, NR10 3BQ on Tuesday 11th June from 10.30 - 15.00. All are welcome; please ring Clare Hardie on 01603 897609 for further details.

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.

There is a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher at St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Bury St Edmunds: for further details visit:

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

A message from Liz Smith (St Helen’s, Hoveton): I would like to thank the anonymous donor for helping me to buy a car. Many thanks.

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

We pray for Thomasina Hopkins who died recently; we remember in prayer her family and friends. Her Requiem Mass is on Thursday 13th June at 12.30pm at the Sacred Heart Church. We pray also for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time including: Barbara Winfield, Patricia Minehan, Charles Bryson, James Bailey, John Stevenson, Grace Rock, Robert Franklen and Ewhen Repeckyj.

May they rest in peace.


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