Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

 Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

7 July 2019
Third 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


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

Readings this Sunday - 3rd Sunday after Trinity
2 Kings 5:1-14 (OT p360); Galatians 6:7-16 (NT p204);
 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 (NT p75)
Felthorpe Evensong: Genesis 29: 1-20 (page p24); Mark :6: 7-29 (p820); Psalm 65 (p464)

Readings for next Sunday – 4th after Trinity: Sea Sunday
Amos 7:7-end (Felthorpe p742; OT p888); Colossians 1:1-14 (Felthorpe p986; NT p214); Luke 10:25-37 (Felthorpe p853; NT p76)

Sunday 28 July: Sunday with a Difference!

Earlier this year we had a number of sermons on Welcome and Hospitality. It was suggested by some in our congregations we should all visit another church where no one knows us to see what hospitality was offered. Sunday 28 July is that Sunday! There will be no services in Horsford Benefice so we all have an opportunity to worship at another church and bring back our experiences to talk about the following Sunday. For those who might not get to a communion service and would like communion that Sunday, Margaret will take a said service at Felthorpe. Please talk to Margaret, Richard or Revd. Wendy if you have any questions.

Update on Stuart Moore




Please pray for:
…..those whose Banns are being read:
Charlotte and Calum; Philip and Alice;
…..Year 6 children in our Primary Schools who will be leaving and moving to High School in the autumn;
…..Year 2 children from Horsford Primary School who will move to the Mill Lane site in September;
…..our Parish Share payments for 2019;
…..Margaret and Maggie in Horsford Primary School on Tuesday taking a special Collective Worship celebrating 20 years of Open the Book, along with the OTB team;
…..the full Governor’ Body of the Nebula Federation of Schools (which includes Horsford Primary School) meeting on Tuesday evening.
















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.


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