JUNE 2018

Rector: Revd Margaret McPhee Tel: 01603 893108
Churchwarden: Brian Rowlands Tel: 01603 754763


The Rector's Ramblings:

Meetings, meetings, meetings! So many meetings do we get anything done?

I guess those words might mean something to those of us who work with others, whether in a paid role or in groups we volunteer for. I find it helpful to have that last question in mind: do we get anything done?

Sometimes we need to discuss, ponder and take our time over a decision. It might mean not actually “getting anything done” in the short term, but in the long term it is exactly the right thing to do. This time of “nothing” gives us time to think, to look and just “be”. When Jesus had important decisions to make, He would get away from the crowds, find somewhere on His own and pray to His Father in heaven. It’s a way I try to work things out as well, having discussed things with us, to get away and think, wander and find some space. How easy it is for all of us to rush around doing without taking that time out which is invaluable to help us put things in perspective, think and make a good decision.

We’ve had our annual meeting in Church at the end of April. Brian was re-elected as Church Warden. We need 2 Church Wardens but currently no one has come forward to work alongside Brian. He does an amazing amount behind the scenes, which involved doing, but also thinking and reflecting. The big project at the moment is our toilet and servery. This came out of Brian thinking about how to make the church more accessible and welcoming and in the autumn it will be so. Work is due to start on the 4 June and should take around 8 weeks. He is still applying for grants to help fund it. We’ll keep you updated on progress. If you would like to donate, please do let Brian know.

We also now have 5 members of the PCC; we can have up to 6. This shares the load and it is a joy to work with this group of people as we continue to ponder on how to use the church beyond Sunday services, baptisms, weddings and funerals. What would you like the church to be to you? Let me know your ideas.

Felthorpe Church is a wonderful place to come into, or to wander in the churchyard, to be still and in a special place with God. Come and take time out in this special place, your space in Felthorpe.

Revd. Margaret

Services at St Margaret’s

June 2018

3rd 5.00pm Evensong BCP

10th 10.30am BENEFICE SERVICE - Horsford with Bishop of Norwich

17th 08.45am Matins BCP

24th 08.45am Holy Communion BCP

JULY 1st 5.00pm Evensong BCP

Baptist Chapel Mill Lane, Felthorpe meet for worship at 3.00pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month and preceding Wednesdays at 7.30pm for Bible study and Prayer. Psalm 46.v1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We would be pleased to see you at any of our meetings. Ian Mckemmie e-mail (please note change of e address).

The Mobile Library – A stop near you

Have you thought about visiting us? The mobile library visits Felthorpe twice in a month – perfect all types of readers. Delve into any genre and experience the mobile library joy; longer loan periods and no charges for overdue books are the perfect accompaniment to the upcoming summer.

Bring along your library card or sign up on the mobile to start your mobile reading journey. 

Visiting: Friday 4 weekly on 8th June and 6th July

            : Monday 4 weekly on 4th June and 2nd July

For more information, and route times, please visit, or contact the mobile libraries on 01603 222303/


ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE 22ND JULY AT 2 O’CLOCK – This year we are having a young persons FANCY DRESS COMPETITION. A prize will be given for the best fancy dress. KUK SOOL WON will again be entertaining us with their skills. More details will be in the July newsletter. Pitches are available at a cost of £5. Helpers needed on the day to run stalls. Please contact ANITA on 890398 or JACKIE on 897108 for either of these. The Committee will be very grateful for any donations of RAFFLE PRIZES, items suitable for the TOMBOLA, plus unwanted goods for the BRICA- BRAC & BOOK STALL. Please contact JUNE on 754400 if any items need collecting.

WORKING PARTY – SUNDAY 24TH JUNE STARTING AT 8.30.AM. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Car park needs repairing plus there are other tasks we need to complete. Refreshments will be provided.

FRENCH JIVE SESSIONS – A 6 week course will commence on TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER STARTING AT 8 O’CLOCK. If interested please contact LINDA on 860754.


QUIZ & CHILLI social evening SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER -

SOUP LUNCH – Our last lunch of the season was on WEDNESDAY 9th MAY. The Raffle & Bring & Buy raised a total of £195. This has been given to the Pavilion to contribute towards the cost of the materials needed for the working party. Beryl, Pam & helpers raised a total amount of £1,480 over the winter which is a fantastic amount & has helped many local charities. Next lunch will be on WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER when we will be looking for the fantastic support we have received this season. In the mean time enjoy the summer.

BINGO – JUNE BINGO will be on THURSDAY 7th & THURSDAY 21st. New players needed & will be made very welcome. Cash prizes. Play start at 8 o’clock.

WHIST DRIVE – FRIDAY 29TH JUNE. Play starts at 7.30pm. Cost £2 which includes a raffle ticket, tea or coffee with home made refreshments. A very sociable evening do come & join us for a friendly game of cards.

TABLE TENNIS – TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6 & WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT 10. Sessions last for 2 hours, equipment provided & all abilities welcome. New players needed for Tuesday evenings.

BADMINTON & PICKLE BALLWEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 8 O’CLOCK. This is a 2 hour session. Table tennis also played in the foyer. Equipment provided & all abilities welcome.

SHORT MAT BOWLS - MONDAY EVENINGS AT 7. Equipment can be provided but please bring flat soled indoor shoes to protect the mats. NEW PLAYERS very welcome to any of the above sessions. Do join us, meet new people & enjoy a few sociable hours. Any queries on the above please contact June on 754400.

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 14TH JUNE STARTING AT 7.45PM. Everyone welcome, please come alone & give us your support.

FELTHORPE W.I. Hello Ladies, our meeting for THURSDAY 28th JUNE is Felthorpe W.I member Sylvia Mac with Bracelet Making. The comp: Finished bracelet. Contact Wendy on 754683 for any further information.

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