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St MARY’s & ST MARGARET’s
CHURCH
Hosts

The ‘Anglian Singers’
For

Music on a Summer’s Evening

at

St Mary & St Margaret’s Church, Church Lane,
Sprowston, NR7 8AU
Saturday 13th July 2018 at 7pm
£8 payable in advance or on the door
Tickets available from Sue Ellingham 01603 416144
or sueellingham@btinternet.com
Strawberries and Cream with Bucks Fizz
or alternative will be served during the interval
Parking is available in the car park beyond the church and the cemetery.

SS

class

Website: sprowston.org.uk
Telephone: 01603 411194
Facebook: @sprowstonchurch
Twitter: @sprowstonparish

Photo of summer...
I hope Katie Harding’s photo that wraps around this July and August issue
of Sprowston News inspires you to get out and about around our wonderful
county this summer. Katie entered two photos and I’ve chosen this more
colour and scenic photograph to be proudly used for our magazine’s front
and back cover this issue. It really is superb! A big thankful to Katie for
submitting such wonderful images
Two other superb treats this issue are an inspiring poem from Spik with
support artwork and a wonderful story and opportunity for you to read
about in our featured article on page 34. So along with all the other articles
and news, please make sure you check those out. Lastly I hope you have a
great summer. God bless, Adam

Contents
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Worship in our Parish
View from the Doghouse
Advertisers
From the Registers
and Parish Contacts
34 Featured Letter

Vicar’s Voice
Reports
Scouts Scribble
Puzzle and Cartoons
Wildlife News

Sprowston News

Sprowston News

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St Mary and St Margaret,
Church the
Lane Doghouse St Cuthbert’s, Wroxham Road
View from

Keynote ~ We hope that the next issue will contain a great Keynote

for you to enjoy. This time we have two book reviews for your summer
reading consideration.

Retired and Inspired: making the most of our latter years

By Wendy Billington, BRF, £8.99

This book is a Christian view of retirement. Attitudes to retirement vary,
and in this book Wendy Billington draws on her pastoral skills and life
experience to ask the question: what is a Christian view of retirement?
If we believe that life is a gift from God, should we not be viewing
retirement as part of an integrated whole and see our latter years as part
of God’s plan? This book is intended for all to read: individuals preparing
for retirement and in their retirement years as well as their families,
friends, befrienders, carers and professionals.
Written in two sections, ‘Uprooting the weeds’ and ‘Sowing the seeds’,
it includes questions for group discussion at the end of each chapter,
followed by a meditative thought for the day and a closing prayer.

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Stretched

By Emma Rutland, Authentic, £9.99
‘I wondered where God was in all of this. My world was colourless and
dark. The rainbow of promise I yearned for was nowhere in sight. The
word “traumatised” barely even scratched the surface of how I felt.’
As Emma Rutland’s dreams of a normal, happy family life with
husband Andy are overtaken by the reality of loss and disability,
she searches for hope.
Stretched is a glimpse into the reality of living with children with special
needs and the pain of baby loss, and is a very candid account of the
unpredictable nature of a life not imagined and a faith that is tested.
Emma’s story is one of fear and loss, hope and strength, reality and
acceptance and, ultimately, the victory of living an unexpected life with a
faithful God.
Real, raw and candid, Stretched will encourage anyone struggling with
baby loss or parenting challenges.

You can find out more about Dirty
Glory by Pete Greig by visiting:

dirtyglory.org
or by picking up a copy for your
local Christian bookshop..

Vicar’s Voice
Summer is almost upon us, and for some this will mean an opportunity to
take some time off or go away for a well-earned break. For some it may
mean an extra window of time but whether you are going away or staying
at home, you might like to consider a book to read! I have a suggestion
to add to your reading list. I have just listened to (my preferred way of
taking in any form of writing) an audible book written by Pete Greig entitled
Dirty Glory. A strange title. Pete is a founder member of the 24/7 prayer
movement and this second book following ‘Red Moon Rising’ is a must
read. He encourages us to examine again our relationship with God or
rather Jesus. Do we spend enough time with Him? Do we talk to Him?
Do we listen to Him? These are good questions for us all, but I found them
particularly challenging for myself. I spend a lot of time doing things for
Him, but do I spend enough time hanging out with him? I think for many
of us we live very busy lives so spend the bulk of our time doing rather
than being! As I read parts of the book I was reminded of the Magnificat
– Mary’s song, which is recorded in Luke 1: 46 - 55. In the song she is
celebrating the child Jesus in her womb. Verse 52 - 53
‘He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up
the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent
the rich away empty.’
I felt that the book challenged me again about making a difference, not
just physically, but also to the spiritually empty and poor? It is very easy to
become complacent and comfortable. So, I have been challenged and am
seeking what it is that I should be doing and how to encourage others too.
Perhaps when you read it or listen to it you too might be encouraged along
with me to make an impact into our community, not just by going to church
but by making a real difference to those around.
Enjoy your summer, Simon

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Sprowston Mothers’ Union Reports
A ‘thank you’ has to go to our committee for organising and preparing our
Spring Lunch for all our members in May. Revd. Simon joined us and a
pleasant afternoon was had by all.
Our meeting later in the month began with a thoughtful service led
by Revd. Simon with Sheila tuffield reading John Chapter 6 and Pam
Gardener leading our prayers.
Member Revd. Heather Wright kindly gave us an up-date and insight
to her work with the deaf blind in Norfolk and her work as Chaplain at
Hammond court. Her work demands a lot of commitment and a good deal
of travel.
Then, speaker Sylvia Mak talked about ‘Open Book’ and how she and her
team go into Catton C of E school encouraging small groups of children to
act out stories from the Bible using all sorts of props and costumes. A full
afternoon in more ways than one!
On the 26th of June, Janet Barrow’s talk is ‘Going to the Philippines’.
Linda Dunstan

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Cross Section
Our May meeting saw the ladies in a very industrious mood. Our planned
evening with the singers had to be changed, they were sorry but they
could not come. So with a couple of weeks to spare the Cross Section
Committee had to put on their thinking caps!
This is what we came up with. In June Cross Section plan and run a
tombola at the St Cuthbert’s fete, with fruit for the prizes. So the ladies
were asked to make colourful, curly tops out of tape for the bowls. They
got to work in a most industrious way and before long we had more than
enough tops and some of the larger baskets had been decorated with
silk flowers too. For added entertainment there was a table quiz, subject
sweets present and past, provided by Helen B.
As a reward for all the ladies work we were able to enjoy some delicious
biscuits made by Helen N with our hot drink, whilst Mary called the raffle.
What had started with panic stations ended with a fun and ‘fruitful!’ evening.
My thanks to all who brought materials to use, the committee for their
support and most of all the ladies for entering into the spirit of the evening.
Cross Section welcomes new members. We meet at St Cuthbert’s
Church Centre the third Tuesday in each month, except August. For more
information please ring me on 484626.
Roz Taylor, Chairperson

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Experience Poem ~ Author Unknown
Sent in by Skip who notes that he’s loved hiking, rambling and walking
ever since he discovered them when he became a Scout. Now in his
seventies he expects we can imagine how much this poem resonated with
him when he came across it. The image on page 11 supports the poem.
I went for a tramp on Surrey roads I’d tramped in years gone by;
The hills were stiffer, the miles were longer, the hills twice as high.
I stopped for a night, as I’d stopped of yore, at the “Bull” at Farthing Tye.
As I sat in the coffee room and mused on the age of gold
I heard the sound of a swinging step and a lusty voice that trolled
‘Wrap me up in my tarpaulin jacket’ a chant I’d sung of old.
And into the room with its fusty air and its dim and smoky light,
Bringing the breath of the woods and fields and the wind of a starry night,
There came a traveller lish and young, whose rig was a curious sight.
A lad in tweeds of a chess-board check, with a stick and a hefty pack.
With breeches buckled tight at the knee, and perched on his curls, (good
lack!) A thing that was called a deer-stalker half a century back.
He doffed his gear and sat him down to a most prodigious tea,
Including a quart of shandy-gaff and bacon and eggs for three;
And when he’d finished he filled his pipe and yarned away to me.
He’d found the Surrey roads that day the best he’d struck so far;
He’d covered his thirty miles, it seemed, with never a yard of tar.
And never the wiff of a motor-bike and never the hoot of a car.
And when I listened it came to me that I was once like this,
With all his silly-ass knowingness and all his ignorant bliss
Before I woke to this world of change this boy had managed to miss.
He scribbled his name in the visitor’s book and took his candle at nine
And when he had gone I turned the page to the place I’d seen him sign;
The ink was yellow with fifty years... and the name he had written was mine.
From “Gold in the Rainbow” an anthology of poems compiled by Joan Wilson.
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Scouts Scribblings from May
Our District’s St George’s Day event took place right at the end of April.
More than 150 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders met in
the Cathedral to renew their Scout Promise and then went on to Norwich
School’s wonderful grounds next door for a day of activities and fun. Firstly
we paraded our flags (pictured top) and then everyone took part in all
sorts of water activities in the river plus shooting and archery. The 45th ran
‘camp-doughnut’ making, pioneering and crafts and other Groups put on
many other fun activities. Even the rain couldn’t put a dampener on it all!
Our first meeting of May carried on the St. George’s theme. Apart from
knights on horseback (well piggy-back) charging each other we also had
each Patrol arming their champion before they fought (pictured middle).
Alistair ran our next meeting with a Navigation theme which involved map
reading and use of compass. The final meeting’s theme was knotting
which culminated in each Patrol building a catapult that shot arrows.
The highlight of our Group’s year is always Family Camp. We hold this
every year over the May Bank Holiday week-end at Broadland High
School. There we have the use of their wonderful facilities and over one
hundred parents and children came together to enjoy them. We laid
on lots of activities to keep every age group happy from the little tots
(thanks Bertie’s Babies for the loan of the toys) to us old codgers. We
had shooting and archery, swimming and tennis, pedal carts and climbing
(pictured bottom) to name a few as well as a massive ‘Wide Game’,
Campfire sing-song, Fancy Dress (this year’s theme was Outer Space)
and a Disco; and all accompanied by great food. Simon and Christine
always come along to take the little Service we have round the Flag Pole
on the Sunday. What a great week-end! It was exhausting (as usual) but
people tell us they remember Family Camps from years ago, which makes
it all worthwhile.
Skip

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Sprowston Day Centre
Sprowston
Day Centre
Friendly atmosphere,

Friendly
Friendly atmosphere,
atmosphere,
great entertainment
and a hot meal.
great
great entertainment
entertainment and
and a
a hot
hot meal.
meal.

10am - 2pm
10am-2:30pm
10am-2:30pm
Wednesday and Fridays
Tuesday,
Tuesday, Wednesday
Wednesday and
and Friday
Friday
A: St Cuthbert’s Church,
Sprowston Day Centre
Sprowston
Day Centre
Wroxham
Road, Norwich
NR7 8TZ
St Cuthbert’s Church, Wroxham Road,
St Cuthbert’s
Church,
Wroxham Road,
T: 01603
419682
Norwich NR7 8TZ
W: www.sprowstondaycentre.co.uk
Norwich
8TZ
Tel:
01603NR7
419682
Tel: 01603 419682

Puzzle. Your challenge with the Sudoku puzzles is to fill each empty
square. Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must all contain the numbers
from 1 to 9 only once. The solution will are published next month.
Last issue’s solution.

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Wildlife News
As the season envelops us, I think
it fitting we focus on a rather special
bird; one that embodies the soporific
warmth of those gentle summer
days when all in the world seems
right. A bird whose unobtrusive
song provides part of that pleasant
background noise without which no
summer day would be complete: the
turtle dove.
Everybody has heard of the turtle
dove, it features in much familiar
song, verse and folklore. The bird
has mention as far back as the song
of Solomon in the Old Testament:
‘The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the song of birds is come
And the voice of the turtle is heard in
our land...’
It is celebrated each Christmas
when we regale one another with
our rendition of the 12 days of
Christmas… ‘two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree’; it
features in numerous sonnets and
verse, Shakespeare felt moved
to pen tribute to this enigmatic
symbol of love, and Vaughan
Williams arranged a popular choral
tribute. An association with lost
or regenerated love is a common
theme reflecting the birds’ migratory
habits, leaving our shores each
autumn to return afresh each spring
to fill our commons, hedgerows and

heathlands with its gentle, soporific
purring. A familiar bird then, but
when was the last time you actually
saw or heard one? That’s got you
thinking I hope.
When I was an energetic, enthused
young naturalist in the 1970s
it seemed turtle doves were
everywhere. I can remember
finding their threadbare nests in
stands of hawthorn pretty much
wherever I went. Couples would
bedeck telegraph wires suspended
across every field, and in late
summer groups would gather to
feast on fallen seed around those
wonderful old Norfolk farmsteads
with those unique red pantile roofed
barns. Watching these tortoiseshell
coloured birds harvesting the
plunder on hot, cloudless summer
days is a memory dear to my heart.
But sadly it is just that; a memory.
For the sad fact is that turtle doves
are currently having a hard time
with numbers plummeting across
most of northern Europe. They have
suffered a massive decline in the
UK over the past 25 years making
extinction within these shores a real
possibility. Whereas in the early
1970s up to 1000 were recorded
passing along our coast on a single
April day, nowadays any sighting
prompts a literal red letter alert on
the hotline for birders.

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Reasons for this decline are
complex; links to climate change
together with changing land use
across wintering grounds in Africa,
changes in farming practises at
home resulting in fewer wayside
seeds upon which the birds depend
and the unrelenting slaughter
of migrating birds as they cross
Mediterranean lands all play a part.
This is why certain habitats such as
our ancient and largely unmolested
commons are so valuable, providing
precious sanctuary for these rather
beautiful birds to feed, nest and go
about their lives in peace.

management work is proving
beneficial to turtle doves as well as
other much loved songsters such as
nightingales.
Now is an ideal time to get out and
look for turtle doves. Norfolk Wildlife
Trust would love to hear about any
you see. All you need do is abide
by the simple rules of recording
who made the sighting, what you
have seen (hopefully a beautiful
turtle dove), where you have
seen it and when the sighting was
made. Simple, but so very useful in
tracking the fortunes of these, one
of our most treasured birds. It would
be such a shame to lose them don’t
you think?

Turtle doves are summer visitors
to these shores, arriving during
late April and departing when the
Barry Madden
first chill of autumn bites. They are
colourful birds with subtle grey and
pink plumage around their head and Check out my blog at:
www.easternbushchat.blogspot.co.uk
breast, white underparts and the
most vivid rust margined feathering
on wings and back. A distinctive
feature is the black and white
zebra striped neck patch. Despite
their sad decline, Norfolk does still
hold a thinly scattered population.
Good places to encounter them
are on the NWT reserves at New
Buckenham Common, Weeting
Heath and Foxley Wood. Other
likely sites will be the heathlands
of North Norfolk, or the relatively
quiet commons south of Norwich.
A developing hotspot is the Cut-off
Channel that runs along the eastern
edge of the Fens. Here sympathetic
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Sprowston N
St. Mary & St Margaret’s and St. Cuthbert’s

Revd Canon Simon Stokes
Address: The Vicarage, 2 Wroxham
Road, Sprowston, Norwich NR7 8TZ
Telephone:
01603
426492
Serving the
Parish
and the Commun
Email: vicar@sprowston.org.uk

Saturday 6th July
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
Julian Gathering 3.00pm

Sunday 21st July - Trinity 5
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Family Communion
with children’s activities

Sunday 7th July - Trinity 3
St Cuthbert’s:
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am All Age Worship

St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Holy Communion

St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Holy Communion
with healing
Sunday 14th July - Trinity 4
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Holy Communion
with children’s activities
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Morning Prayer

3.00pm Recreation Ground Road
Park, Ecumenical Praise in the Park
Sunday 28th July - Trinity 6
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Holy Communion
with children’s activities
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Morning Prayer
For August services please
see page 31.

Please note that there will only be an 8am service at
St Cuthbert’s on the first Sunday of the month.
You can find out more information about our parish by
visiting our website: sprowston.org.uk
or by calling our church office on: 01603 411194
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Sprowston Methodist,
Cozens-Hardy Road NR7 8AD
Sunday Services
10.30am with Junior Church groups
and crèche for under 5’s.
7pm contemporary celebration
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
is celebrated every month on
second Sunday mornings and fourth
Sunday evenings.
Website: sprowstonmethodist.org.uk
Old Catton Methodist,
White Woman Lane School NR6 7AJ
Sunday Service from 10.00am
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
is celebrated on the first Sunday of
this month.
Website: oldcattonmethodist.org.uk
Gage Road Chapel,
34 Gage Road NR7 8BN
Sunday Activities
10.00am Prayer Meeting
11:00am Morning Worship
On the 2nd and 4th Sundays
Morning Worship includes Sunday
School. Communion is celebrated
on the 2nd Sunday of the month at
a 7:00pm service.
Website: gageroadchapel.org.uk
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View from the Doghouse
With the better weather, one of the things I love to do is to go walking/
running/ careering around Mousehold heath. I seem to have heard a lot
about this recently as the boss has been listening to a book all about
Kett’s rebellion and the encampment on Mousehold, in fact it has made
him want to explore more. Great, all the more chasing about for me! It
was on one of our explorations that we bumped into some other dogs
enjoying themselves. I say we ‘bumped into’ them but actually, even from
a distance I had spotted that one of them looked particularly mean and
scary. I kept telling the boss that we should go the other way but, as usual,
he wasn’t listening to me. We gradually got nearer and nearer and I just
thought it’s going to end badly. I contemplated running away, but the boss
just kept telling me to heel! Should I be disobedient to save myself? Well I
decided I had better stay with the boss and of course defend him with my
life, being the obedient servant that I am – humph! To my surprise as we
got near to this dog, just as I expected it to attack, it hid behind its master!
Strange I thought, the boss seemed oblivious- surprise-surprise, and got
chatting to the owner. Listening to them I got to understand that this great
big fierce looking creature, was as scared of me as I was of it. Scared of
me, well that’s a new one!
On the way back the boss seemed to have understood what had gone on.
He encouraged me not to be too big headed about it but pointed out that
we so often make value judgements about people and dogs without first
getting to know them. He explained to me that Jesus was interested in the
person (or dog) inside, not what they did or what they looked like. Well that
was an interesting lesson for me. I wonder, are you the same person on
the outside that you are on the inside, I hope I am, but I am working on it
just in case. Happy walking and I look forward to meeting you somewhere
over Mousehold heath.
Mayne

To get in touch with the editor, Adam Moore,
please email: sprowstonnews@gmail.com

The deadline for the September
issue is the 1st August.
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Those who advertise with Sprowston News help us a great deal.
Through the advertisement fees they pay, the costs of producing our
magazine are reduced, enabling us to offer a low cost subscription
rate. Although we cannot specifically endorse any advertiser in this
magazine, please support them.
Index of Advertisers
Building Services
John Russen
Mick Butler & Son Ltd
Clubs and Societies
Broadland Distict
Liberal Democrats

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Handyman
Flatpack Wizards
Richard Thompson

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Locksmiths
Linacre Locksmiths

26

Personal Services
Hair by Alison
Maureen Skouros
Foot Health Practitioner

22

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Computer Services
LIN Computers

26

Decorators
D. B. Decor Ltd

22

Drains and Gutter
Blockbusters

Pest Control
Platten Pest Control

22

25

Plumbing and Heating
James Secker Ltd
M. Rush
Totally Assured Plumbing

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27

Scaffolding
Easten Countries
Access Solutions

24

Tree Surgeons
M. G. D. Tree and
Conifer Surgery

27

Windows
Norfolk & Norwich Windows
Oasis (Norwich)

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Electrical Services
Righ Connections
24
Sprowston Electrical Services 23
Exercise
Body Conditioning Class
Exercise with Sally
Pilates Classes
Funeral Services
Funeral Services from
East of England Co-Op
John Brown
Shayne Stork

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You can stay informed about
all that is happening in
our parish by visiting our
Facebook page search:

@ Sprowston Church

St Cuthbert’s Church Centre Coffee Morning
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00noon
Sale Table with many items £1.00 and under.
In aid of Church funds.

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To find out more about
advertising rates
please contact Keith
by emailing:

advertising.
sprowstonnews@
gmail.com
You can also stay
informed about all that is
happening in our parish
by visiting our website:
www.sprowston.org.uk
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Shayne Stork
Independent Family Funeral Services
We understand that organising a funeral can be very stressful, and will do
all we can to help you realise a fitting tribute for your loved one. Being an
independent funeral director enables us to supply a first class personal
service at competitive rates.
If you would like to ease the
financial pressure on your loved
ones by arranging a funeral plan,
we can help with that too.
Call us anytime to discuss your
requirements - we’re here to help

“We are a family-run business, have been arranging
funerals since 2000, and pride ourselves on our
empathetic approach and attention to detail.”
Shayne Stork

Telephone: 01603 702702

Mobile: 07484 626128

104 - 106 Sprowston Road, Norwich, NR3 4QW

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Our churches
Visit our updated website, now with a short and simple section on faith and
prayer at: sprowston.org.uk

Find out more about what is happening in
our diocese by visiting: dioceseofnorwich.org

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Sprowston N
St. Mary & St Margaret’s and St. Cuthbert’s

Saturday 3rd August
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
Julian Gathering 3.00pm
Sunday 4th August - Trinity 7
St Cuthbert’s:
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am All Age Worship
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Holy Communion
with healing

Revd Canon Simon Stokes
Address: The Vicarage, 2 Wroxham
Road, Sprowston, Norwich NR7 8TZ
Telephone:
01603
426492
Serving the
Parish
and the Commun
Email: vicar@sprowston.org.uk

Sunday 18th August - Trinity 9
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Family Communion
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 25th August - Trinity 10
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Holy Communion
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Morning Prayer

Sunday 11th August - Trinity 8
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Holy Communion
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Morning Worship

Please note that there will only be an 8am service at
St Cuthbert’s on the first Sunday of the month.
You can find out more information about our parish by
visiting our website: sprowston.org.uk
or by calling our church office on: 01603 411194
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From the Parish Registers
for May 2019
Baptisms
5th May ~ Zachary McLean
12th May ~ Isabella Gathergood
26th May ~ Camryn Stangroom
Weddings
3rd May ~ Stephen Leeder &
Caroline Read

Parish Contacts

(all dialling codes 01603 unless stated)

Vicar - Revd Canon Simon Stokes,
2 Wroxham Rd NR7 8TZ • 426492

Associate Vicar with responsibility
for performing arts - Revd Dean
Akrill, 15 Blue Boar Lane NR7 8RX
• 482360
Assistant Priest - Revd Melanie
Hider, 10 Brian Avenue NR1 2PH
• 622373
Curate - Revd Philip Harvey,
62 Avocet Rise NR7 8ES • 948222
Ordinand Pioneer Minister - Andy
Bunter, 958529 •
andybunter@sprowston.org.uk
Reader - Stephanie Grand,
4 Blakes Court NR3 4DS • 488985

Funerals
2nd May ~ Patricia Holmes
2nd May ~ Audrey Steward
3rd May ~ Jacqueline Dallimore
9th May ~ George Saunders
14th May ~ Evelyn Ireson
16th May ~ Patricia Buck
20th May ~ Olive Tayt
21st May ~ Joan Gray
22nd May ~ Colin Swatman
29th May ~ Jean Slade
31st May ~ George Proudfoot

Reader - Andy Hudson, 12
Blithemeadow Drive NR7 8PY
• 400866
Churchwarden - Sue Ellingham,
20 St Clements Hill NR3 4BQ
• 416144
Churchwarden and Transport Officer
- Shelia Tuffield, 25 Allens Avenue
NR7 8EP • 419896
PCC Secretary - Mary Carpenter,
89 Romany Road NR3 4RF
• 462694
Parish Administrator
- Julie Hagan-Palmer, 411194 •
office@sprowston.org.uk
Planned Giving Officer
- Robert Huntly, 7 Clabon First
Close NR3 4HE • 400902
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Parish Contacts

(all dialling codes 01603 unless stated)

Sprowston News Magazine
Secretary and Cross Section
Chairperson - Roz Taylor
10 Cere Road NR7 8JU • 484626

Beavers - Denise Maddon,
73 Blackwell Ave • 402708

Sprowston Library - Recreation
Ground NR7 8EW (Closed Sun &
Mon) • 408426

Berties’ Babes - Claire Akrill,
15 Blue Boar Lane NR7 8RX
• 482360

Brownies (Wednesday) and Guides
(Wednesday). Please register your
interest via the Guiding website www.girlguiding.org.uk

Sprowston Day Centre
- Open Weds and Fri mornings only
• 419682

Boys Brigade - Stephen Butterfield,
64 Lodge Farm Drive, Old Catton
• 405544

Sprowston History - Val Kibble,
8 Blue Boar Lane NR7 8RS • 460451

Sprowston Town Council
- June Hunt, Diamond Centre,
School Lane, Sprowston, Norwich
NR7 8TR • 408063

Broadland Councillors:
Robin Knowles, 788873 •
cllr.robin.knowles@broadland.gov.uk

Meals on Wheels - Good
45th Norwich Scouts - Colin Clarke, Wholesome Food, Norwich • 465717
7 Magnay Rd, Drayton NR8 6BT
Archant (local press) - Luke Powell,
• 400501
luke.powell@archant.co.uk • 772684
30th Norwich Scouts - Alan Bedder,
Member of Parliament
21 Tills Close NR6 7QS • 424589
- Chloe Smith,
chloe@chloesmith.org.uk • 414756
Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass
Band - Tracy Gonzales,
Norfolk Councillors:
52 Jewson Road NR3 3RQ
John Ward, 431146 •
• 079614 20895
john.ward@norfolk.gov.uk
Sprowston Parish Players
Nigel Shaw, 435839 •
- Toni Morina, 40 Alford Grove
nigel.shaw@norfolk.gov.uk
NR7 8XB • 484554

Ian Moncur, 427420 •
cllr.ian.moncur@broadland.gov.uk
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Featured letter ~ Childrens’ Society Box Collection
Sprowston families have been using money collection boxes for The
Children’s Society to keep at home and put in their loose change over
the year and bring into church once a year to have the money collected,
banked and the box is then returned to the person to take back home.
The collection from our network of boxes help towards the work to assist
vulnerable young people across the country.
The next house box collection will be at the end of August. Please bring
them to church or if you are unable, please call the office.
I have collected the boxes for many years and I have now decided that it
is time for me to stand down. I would hate to think our collection here in
Sprowston will not continue.
If you are interested in helping with the annual box collection or wish to
have a box at home, please call the church office 01603 411194 for
further details.
Pauline Richards

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