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


The Rector writes: 
So on December 27th I went into a shop and there were Easter Eggs! I couldn’t believe it! The
turkey was still to be finished, mince pies ready to be eaten during January and the pudding was just too much for Christmas day; now the shops are planning for the next big thing!
Once a special day is over, many people move onto the next big thing, wanting something to look forward to. For Christians after Christmas is Epiphany. Epiphany means “showing” or “revealing”– a bit like “having a light bulb moment” when something all makes sense. In the Church we celebrated this on the 6 January with the 3 kings’ gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. These gifts tell us who Jesus was: gold is a gift fit for a King; Jesus was the King of the Jews. Frankincense was burnt in the Temple in thanks to God; Jesus was God’s Son. Myrrh was used on bodies before they were buried; a reminder Jesus died on Good Friday before rising again on Easter Sunday. This is the “glue” to understand who Jesus was and tells the story between Christmas and Easter. We also remember during these 4 weeks Jesus being presented at the Temple when a child and being baptised when an adult; on both occasions it became clear Jesus was God’s Son whom He loved amazingly. I find it a privilege when I christen children or adults. I often read the story of Jesus’ baptism from the Bible about Jesus being loved for who He was, a son. Christenings are already being booked this year and I know it will be another year of celebrations when families and friends bring to their child to church to say thank you to God for making such a wonderful, unique human being whom they love, not for what that child does do but for who they are. Isn’t that a wonderful thing?
Happy New Year to you all and may you know that special love for yourselves.

Revd. Margaret

Services at St Margaret’s

3rd 10.30 Benefice Communion at Horsford
10th 9.00 Holy Communion BCP (Please note change of time to regular morning services)
17th 9.00 Matins BCP
24th 9.00 Holy Communion BCP
3rd 3.00pm Evensong BCP

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

Funerals & Burials
7th December 2018 Interment Gerald Abel (Ashes)
7th December Funeral Beryl May Davison
Our condolences to their families and many friends

BERYL DAVISON – On behalf of all our family, I would like to thank everyone for their sympathy and support after our recent sad loss. It was wonderful to see so many people at Mum’s funeral in Felthorpe Church and at the wake in the Pavilion. So far the charity donations in Mum’s memory total over £700. We appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness shown to the family at this difficult time. Thank You. Anne Wales


FELTHORPE W.I. Happy New Year Ladies. The W.I meeting for 28th February is Hair Braiding with Mrs Rosie Wilkin. The competition is a hair braid decoration on fruit. Any further information contact Wendy on 754683.



THE CHRISTMAS SLEIGH Collected an amount of £481.73. MANY THANKS to all who contributed.

FRENCH JIVE FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS – sessions are Tuesday evenings starting at 8pm. All welcome.

QUIZ & CHILLI – Saturday 23rd March. Cost is £7. Tickets available from 1st March. As this is a very popular evening tickets may be booked via June on (01603) 754400 prior to the 1st March. Please bring own drinks & nibbles.

PICNIC IN THE PARK – Easter Sunday 21st April – 11am until 3pm. Family tickets £5 including grandparents. These are available from Linda 860754, Louise 755142, Wendy 754683 or June 754400.Charlie Cheesecake will be present for entertainment, plus side stalls, raffle, teas, ice cream etc. Please bring a picnic.Do join us for a few hours of fun and games.

ANNUAL VILLAGE FETE – Sunday 21st July. Further details later.

SOUP LUNCH –Please note the soup lunch for February will be on the 6th a week earlier than normal. Our lunch in December raised a sum of £160 for Leeway & in January an amount of £165 was raised for Marie Curie. In February we will be raising money for the RNLI. Many thanks for everyone’s support. A big thank you goes to everyone who contribute soups, quiches, puddings etc. and to those who help on the day.

BINGO – Dates for February are Thursday 7th & Thursday 21st. All sessions start at at 8 o’clock. All welcome.

WHIST DRIVES – Date for February is Friday 22nd.starting at 7.30. Come & join us for a sociable game of cards. Cost is £2 with home made refreshments and tea or coffee & also includes a raffle ticket.

TABLE TENNIS – Tuesday evenings at 6 & 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 BALL– Wednesday 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.