Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

31 March 2019

Mothering Sunday

“…clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony and let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… and be thankful.” Colossians 3:14 & 15


We hope you will enjoy your time with us as we come together to worship God. Please stay after the service for coffee and a chat. If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.


Readings for this Sunday – Mothering Sunday
1 Samuel 1:2- to end; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Luke 2:33-35
 Hevingham and Horsford - Gospel reading in drama form. 

Readings for next Sunday –5th Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)
Isaiah 43:16-21 (OT p 698); Philippians 3:4b-14 (NT p 212); John 12:1-8 (NT p 113)
Please note the page numbers refer to the Bibles in Hevingham and Horsford


Services during Holy Week
Maundy Thursday -  7.00 pm Holy Communion, Horsford;  
Good Friday
- Felthorpe … Stations of the Cross, 10.00 am;
- Horsford … Service with Methodists, 12.30pm including Walk of Witness;
- Hevingham … Meditation, 3.00 pm;
Easter Saturday - 10.00 am to 12 noon, Family Activity Morning, Horsford.


Quiz Night - Friday 5 April, 7.00 pm, Horsford Church Room.

We are raising funds for a children’s area in All Saints Church, Horsford.  There are just still some tables available. Tickets are £6. Book with Carolyn (710737) or Rosemary (483133) to ensure that you can be there.


Table Top Sale - 13 April, 10.00 am to 12 noon, Horsford Church Room

This is to raise funds towards the new noticeboard which the Committee has agreed to erect. If you would like to run a table top to raise money for the Church Room, please talk to Pat Squires or Margaret.


Horsford Churchyard Tidy Event - Saturday 6 April, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Come for fun, friendship and jobs inside and outside the church.


Felthorpe Church Cleaning - Wednesday 17 April, 10.00 am

Come and help clean the church in preparation for the wedding and Easter season. There will be fun and refreshments.


Easter Lilies at Hevingham and Horsford Church

If you would like to have an Easter lily in memory of someone special for Easter Sunday, please let Rosemary Frost in Horsford or Crystal Delph in Hevingham know. Each lily has a minimum donation of £3.50.


Stuart Moore

Stuart will go before the Bishop’s Advisory Panel on 17-20 June to be considered  for training for ordained ministry. Please remember Stuart and his family in your prayers as he prepares for the final part of the selection process.


Please pray for…

…..those being baptised:-
Sophia, 7 April, 2.30pm at Horsford Church
Tanner, 14 April, 2.30pm, Horsford Church

…..those getting married:-
William and Gemma, 13 April, at Horsford Church;
Luke and Rebecca, 20 April, at Felthorpe Church;

For our nation in this time of uncertainty using the Church of England prayer:

God of hope, in these times of change, unite our nation and guide our leaders with your wisdom. Give us courage to overcome our fears, and help us to build a future in which all may prosper and share; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


APCM Meetings
Felthorpe: Sunday 7 April, 10.00 am

Hevingham: Sunday 28 April, 12 noon

Horsford: Sunday 14 April, 12 noon

PCC Vacancies

We have the following vacancies across the Benefice:-

Felthorpe ……. Church Warden x 1; PCC members x 2

Hevingham……. Church Warden x 1; PCC members x 5

Horsford……. Church Warden x 1; PCC members x 3

Nomination forms are available in all churches today. If you wish to stand (or seek re-election if your 3 year term is up), please complete the form and ensure it is passed to Margaret or your Church Warden by 5.00 pm on the day before your APCM. Existing as well as new Church Wardens need to complete a nomination form and give it to Margaret.






7 April
5th Sunday of Lent

9.00 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.30 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am
Morning Worship

14 April
Palm Sunday

9.00 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.30 am
Morning Worship

11.00 am
Holy Communion

21 April
Easter Sunday

9.00 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.30 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am
Holy Communion

28 April
2nd Sunday of Easter

10.30 am
Benefice Holy Communion

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed - Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

10.30 am

Tuesdays – Horsford


Our Benefice Team


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Margaret's day off is Thursday

Retired Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Retired Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Readers:


Richard McPhee     



01603 893108


Church Wardens:





Brian Rowlands

Mike Delph

Wendy Tooby

01603 754763

01603 754427

01603 897240


        For enquiries about baptisms, weddings and funerals please
        contact Rev Margaret.


If you would like to contribute to the Weekly News Sheet,

please contact Liz Sankey by Wednesday 5:00 pm


Benefice Website………

Website reps

Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Rev Margaret McPhee

Horsford: Rev Margaret McPhee