MARCH 2018

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


The Rector writes:

The Winter Olympics have been inspiring and somewhat scary at times! How people are prepared to go down the Skelton run or in a bob sleigh, ski at high speed down mountains or skate at such speed on an ice rink knowing a slight knock will mean they fall over, I don’t know. I’m in awe. As I write we’ve 4 medals including Lizzy Yarnold’s    gold on the Skelton. She’s been an inspiration having to overcome motion sickness, injury and a poor world cup series. But it all came together at the right time and place and she’s now our most decorated Winter Olympian.    What celebration!

We’re part way through Lent, preparing for Easter. Lent can a challenge for people. Did you give anything up? How’s it going? By the end of Lent we’ve something to look forward to, Easter with all the celebrations. It’s been worth the effort as we celebrate the rising from the dead of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Before that we go through the agony of Good Friday, reflecting on the killing of Jesus on a crucifixion cross. The story always moves me; that’s why the Stations of the Cross – the story of that Good Friday - is so powerful. In pictures and words, we’ve the opportunity to share the story together on Good Friday in Felthorpe Church at 11am. Or perhaps join us for the  celebration communion service on Easter Sunday at 8.45am.

We’ve a lightness in Lent with a morning with the couples who are getting married this year, spending time thinking about what the wedding service means to them as well as hints and tips for making it an extra special day. Wedding bookings are already being made for 2019 and 2020, so if you would like to get married in church, again do contact  me and I’ll be happy to chat to you about it all. It can happen any day of the week, not just Saturdays. There are also leaflets in the church.

I wish you a good March and look forward to seeing you over the coming weeks. Just how many more medals will Team GB gain in the meantime?

Services at St Margaret’s

March 2018

4th 3.00pm Evensong BCP

11th 08.45 Holy Communion BCP (Mothering Sunday)

18th 10.30 BENEFICE SERVICE at Ss Mary & Botolph, Hevingham

25th 08.45 Holy Communion BCP Palm Sunday

30th 11.00 Stations of the Cross (Good Friday reflections)


1st 08.45 Holy Communion BCP (Easter Day)

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 .

£130 donation to the Church? It’s as easy as taking out a home insurance with Ecclesiastical. To take advantage of this, and what is turning out to be competitive prices, visit or call 0800 783 0130 and quoting TRUST130. Do nominate St Margaret’s Church, Felthorpe. Thank you.

Felthorpe W.I. Ladies our meeting for Thursday 22nd March is Tami Evans from Wilshire Farm Foods. The competition is a favourite piece of crockery. As usual visitors welcome and for more Information contact Wendy 754683.


SATURDAY MARCH 24TH QUIZ & CHILLI – 7 for 7.30 start. Tickets on sale beginning of March at a cost of £7. These sell quickly so please contact June 754400 to request tickets.

SATURDAY 21ST APRIL – CHEESE & WINE EVENING. Tickets £7.50. Further details in next Newsletter.

SUNDAY 22ND JULY – ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE. Looking ahead to this event if there are any unwanted Christmas presents or donations suitable for the Raffle or Bring & Buy we will be very grateful to have them donated to us for the upkeep of the Pavilion.

PLEASE continue to support the TASSIMO HUB, PAPER BANK and BOTTLE BANKS. These all bring in valuable revenue to help us maintain the Pavilion & Grounds.

SOUP LUNCH Next soup lunch is on WEDNESDAY MARCH 14th please contact June or  Rodney for more details on 754400

BINGOMARCH BINGO is on THURSDAY 1ST & THURSDAY 15TH. New players needed and will be made very welcome. Cash prizes. Play start at 8 o’clock.

WHIST DRIVE FRIDAY 27th APRIL Play starts at 7.30pm. Cost £2 which includes a affle ticket, tea or coffee with homemade 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 BALL– WEDNESDAY 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 please contact June on 754400.

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