Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

 Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

3 August 2019

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.” Galatians 6: 9 & 10


Readings this Sunday – 7th Sunday after Trinity
Hosea 11:1-11 (OT p875); Colossians 3:1-11 (NT p216);
Luke 12: 13-21 (NT p81)
Felthorpe Evensong - Genesis 50:4 to the end (p44);
1 Corinthians 14: 1-19 p(964)

Readings for next Sunday – 8th Sunday after Trinity
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 (OT p657; Felthorpe p540) ; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-6 (NT p240; Felthorpe p1010); Luke 12:32-40 (NT p77;  Felthorpe p857)

Church Visiting Sunday


I hope you all enjoyed your visits to other churches last Sunday. During the past few days quite a few of you have told me of your experiences and the benefits attending another church can bring. In today’s services we will be reflecting on our visits to bring together what we can learn from our experiences and how we might extend our welcome and hospitality to others.

Church Visiting
-How did you feel and what did you think as you were going to a church where no one knew you?
-How did you know which door to go in?
-How were you greeted?
-Who greeted you?
-How did you know where to sit?
-What happened as you waited for the service to start?
-How did you follow the service?
-What happened at the end of the service?
-What can Horsford / Hevingham /
Felthorpe learn from your experience?
-What can we do, do better or stop doing?

What makes your church special?
Is there a photo showing the uniqueness of your church? Ecclesiastical Insurance is running a photo competition.
To enter go to and you could win £1,500 for your parish church.

Bike, walk, drive to Norfolk churches - Saturday 14 September, 9.00am- 5.00pm
The Norfolk Churches Trust annual fun day out to raise money for your local church and the trust. Sponsorship forms will be in our churches next week.

School uniform sessions, All Saints Church Horsford

We have joined with the District Councillors to have times when people can come and collect second hand school uniforms for free. If you can help on a Tuesday 11.00 am-12 noon or Saturday morning 10.00 am-11.00 am please would you sign the sheet at the back of Horsford Church?


Church Street

On behalf of the PCC, I have written to the Parish Council highlighting safety issues on Church Street including parking on verges, the speed of cars and the safety of pedestrians and wheelchair users / pushchair users on the narrow paths. This letter should be read out on Monday evening at the Parish Council meeting. In the short term, it would be helpful if you could all continue to park at the Spice of India on a Sunday morning so leaving the path free or, if you are less mobile, park behind the church.

Please pray for:
…..those getting married in August:-
Calum and Charlotte - Sunday 4 August, 2.00 pm, at Hevingham;
Philip and Alice - Saturday 31 August, 1.00 pm, at Horsford;

…..those being baptised …
Layla - Sunday 11 August, 2.30 pm, Horsford;
Toby - Sunday 11 August, 4.00 pm, Horsford;
Henry - Saturday 17 August, 1.00 pm Horsford;
Eva - Monday 26 August, 11.00 am Horsford;

…..Horsford Standing Committee meeting Monday afternoon;


…..our mission across the benefice;


…..our churches’ finances, and for the payment of our Parish Share.






































































Last week Margaret announced that Stuart has been recommended for training to start in August 2020 subject to the satisfactory completion of some theological reading, and project on Mission and Evangelism. This will involve a project based in Horsford focusing on the welcome to new residents in the new housing being built through information about the church working with a team of up to 4 others over the next 4 months. This directly links to our Welcome element of our Mission Strategy. Stuart will also learn about mission and evangelism by visiting other churches to observe and ask what they do and in the New Year be away on placement learning about mission in a different context. Then he will be writing it all up! This is a busy and focused time for him which means he will not be involved in leading any element of worship, except All Age Worship, during this time. Please continue to pray for him and the family over the coming months.

Horsford Village Vibes - Saturday 13 July
Lizzie Baker and Pat Squires are organising a stall at this event. They need one more helper between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm. Also, can you bake some cakes? If so, Lizzie and Pat will be pleased to receive them, along with the list of ingredients you’ve used. Please contact Lizzie on 893824 or Pat on 898088

Afternoon Tea - Saturday 20 July, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, at Horsford Church Room

Tickets are £4 for adults and £1 for children under 10. If you can donate sandwiches or cakes please contact Carolyn (710737). Please ensure you provide a list of ingredients used.

Horsford Church Room Car Park Tidy event -Saturday 27 July, 10.00 am to 12 noon Bring yourselves and your gloves to help free the car park of weeds, and generally tidy up. More details are available from Becky (891433), Church Room Manager.

What makes your church special?

Is there a photo showing the uniqueness of your church? Ecclesiastical Insurance is running a photo competition.
To enter go to and you could win £1,500 for your Parish church!

Calling all knitters for the Posada
Last year a number of you knitted some characters for the Posada (Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem) which were used in Horsford Primary School. We would love more characters and animals to be ready for the start of December as the children were enthralled and brought Mary and Joseph to church to join Jesus, a Shepherd, a King and some sheep. If you are interested please contact Margaret and she can give you a pattern.








14 July
4th Sunday after Trinity

9.00 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.30 am
All Age Worship

11.00 am
Holy Communion

21 July
5th Sunday after Trinity

9.00 am
Morning Prayer BCP

10.30 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am
Morning Worship

28 July
6th Sunday after Trinity

5.00 pm

 Sunday with a difference!

Visit another church

4 August
7th Sunday after Trinity

5.00 pm
Evensong BCP

10.30 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed – Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

10.30 am

Tuesday – Horsford

Our Benefice Team


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Margaret's day off is Thursday; Monthly day off: 3rd Friday

Retired Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Retired Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Reader:


Home Communion Team:


Richard McPhee     

Revd Margaret McPhee

Richard McPhee

Brian Rowlands


01603 893108

01603 893108

01603 754763


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.


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Website reps

Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Rev Margaret McPhee

Horsford: Rev Margaret McPhee