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


The Rector Writes:

I can’t believe the hot and dry weather. It’s a great time to enjoy but I’m also conscious of the impact this is having on our farmer’s, the crops and animals. Maybe by the time you read this it will have rained at some point!

In June, Bishop Graham, the Bishop of Norwich, came for his usual 4 yearly visit, to meet the congregation, to have specific meetings with the Church Wardens from across the Benefice as well as myself and the other priests, Lay Reader and Authorised Worship Assistants. He talked about what’s happening and our plans for the future. He enjoyed his time with us and it also gave us an opportunity to give him a “thank you” card for his 19 years as Bishop before his retirement in November.

During the morning service he commissioned Brian Rowlands, Church Warden here in Felthorpe, to enable him to take communion to people at home who can no longer get to church or who are ill and wish to receive it. It is certainly a precious time when any of us can take communion to those at home.

If you would like to receive communion at home please do contact me (893108) and I can talk about how this can work.

It’s been wonderful to welcome so many of you to St Margaret’s Church over the past year, whether for baptisms weddings or Christmas celebrations. It feels a truly community building to celebrate special times as well as being a lovely place to look around. It’s also a place to come and reflect, particularly when we’ve lost loved ones. The churchyard is a place to wander and take in the history of the village as well as views of fields and woods.

On Saturday 6 October, 10am to 4pm, we’ll be having a special day when we have an opportunity to come and say “thank you” for having such a beautiful church building in our village. Come along for refreshments and look around the church and our new facilities. There’ll be a time to chat and if you wish to book any special occasions in the church, I and members of the congregation will be there to talk about how that might happen. There’ll be an opportunity to say “thank you” by giving a donation to help us with the maintenance of the church building and to ensure we can keep it open. If you are a tax payer, your donations can be gift aided. If you can’t make the day, donations can be made via myself or Brian Rowlands (cheques payable to Felthorpe PCC). We’re calling it a Gift Day as we hope you agree the church is a gift to each one of us at different times in our lives.

On Sunday 7 October, we’ll be celebrating Harvest with a special service 5pm. The Archdeacon of Norwich will be with us and will be dedicating the news servery and toilet and for the gift it is to offer more hospitality to those who visit us.

I look forward to seeing you and meeting more of you, with my thanks,

Revd. Margaret

Services at St Margaret’s

Services at St Margaret’s

AUGUST. 5th 5.00pm Evensong BCP

SEPTEMBER 2nd 5.00pm Evensong BCP

12th 10.30 Benefice Service at Hevingham 9th 08.45 Holy Communion BCP

19th 08.45 Morning Prayer BCP 16th 08.45 Morning Prayer BCP

26th 08.45 Holy Communion BCP 23rd 08.45 Holy Communion BCP

30th 10.30 Benefice Service at Horsford

The work to install the Servery and toilet in St Margaret’s continues and is still on target for completion in early August. The dry weather has helped the builders complete all the outside work in good time. By the time of publishing, the servery should be in place. Grass seeds will be sown at the appropriate time together with daffodil and snowdrops. The PCC are very grateful to the Geoffrey Watling Charity for their generous grant of £2,000 towards the project.

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 .


From the Parish Records

6th June: Jeanne Mary Morgan at Our Lady & St Walston

6th July: Daisy Riches at St Faiths

Our sympathy to their families and many friends across the county



The Chairman and Committee would like to thank everyone who supported our Annual Fete. People who donated the many lovely raffle prizes, the Tombola prizes, books, bric-a-brac etc. Those who helped on the day plus everyone who came along and supported. Thanks also go to those who came along & helped to complete many tasks at the working party on 24th June.

To Johnathan for the road materials and the use of his road roller. Many thanks to Richard and his boys for doing the eaves and relaying the brick weave which is still work in progress.

FRENCH JIVE SESSIONS – A 6-week course will commence on Tuesday 11th September Starting at 8pm. If interested please contact LINDA on 860754.

CHEESE & WINE EVENING on Saturday 6th October at 7.30 Tickets £7.50 includes first drink. Large selection of cheeses, biscuits, fruit, chutney etc. Foody quiz, raffle plus music later in the evening. Very sociable evening, do come and join us. TICKETS FROM LOUISE 755142, LINDA 860754 or WENDY 754683.

QUIZ & CHILLI Saturday 24th November Tickets £6 further details will be in the October newsletter.

BINGO – Dates for August are Thursdays the 2nd & 16th. Dates for September are Thursdays the 6th & 20th. New players welcome. Cash prizes. Play starts at 8 o’clock.

WHIST DRIVE – The August drive will be on Friday 31st. The September drive will be on Friday 28th. 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 and join

us for a friendly game of cards.

TABLE TENNIS Tuesday evenings at 6 and Wednesday mornings at 10. Sessions last for 2 hours, equipment provided & all abilities welcome. Do join us for a sociable 2 hours. Refreshments available.

BADMINTON & PICKLE BALLWednesday evenings at 8pm. This is a 2-hour session. Table tennis also played in the foyer. Equipment provided & all abilities welcome. Come along and learn to play the new game of pickle ball. Tea & Coffee provided.

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.


FELTHORPE W.I. Ladies hope you are all keeping cool. Our meet for 23rd August is High Tea W.I Centenary. The competition is W.I. Memorial Item. Visitors welcome. Contact Wendy on 754683 for further information.

Our meeting for 27th September is Mr Chris Brown, Life as a Criminal Lawyer, which is humorous. Competition is your Favourite Crime Book. As usual visitors welcome and contact Wendy on 754683 for any further Information.

Drayton Medical Practice

Drayton, Horsford and St Faiths Surgeries

Flu Clinics

September & October 2018

We will be running Saturday morning and

week day ‘walk in’ flu clinics in September and October 2018

Once dates are confirmed

we will up-date our website and facebook page.

Appointments can be booked online or

by contacting the practice on

01603 867532 (for all surgeries) after 10.00am

If you don’t have online access yet, please contact the surgery.

We can register you for this over the phone and

email your username and password to you instantly.


Norfolk Police Cadets - Could you? - We have a limited number of spaces for the Broadland Police Cadets and are holding a recruitment day on Monday 20th August 1600-2000 hours at Aylsham Police Station. If you are interested or know someone who would like to apply please register your interest at Unfortunately those not registered will not be able to take part in this event. Application forms will be sent out to those who register with us at the above email address. So if you are aged between 13-16 years old, can attend weekly sessions on Thursday's between 1830 -2030 hours and want to find out more about the police service contact us now”.


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