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Summer has been great in our parish and here are a few highlights.
They include our Fete, Andy’s ordination & first service. Bishop Raj from
Bangalore visit. Simon speaking from his Landrover at Praise in the Park.
Images provided by Revd Dean Arkill.

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

Life long learner
As you read this I will be preparing for the new term and might have even
started! I love this time of year, as it always feels like a change and a
new opportunity is just around the corner. It could be you’ll be learning
something new, like me, or making the most of the events ahead, like
the Teddy Bear drop from the tower. I really hope you are inspired to do
something more and take a fresh look around as we prepare for autumn,
after such a glorious summer - wasn’t July hot!
Anyways whatever you have got up to in the last few months I hope you
have a great September. I also hope you’ll join me in praying for all the
new students and the impact the start of term has on so many in our
communities. God bless, Adam

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

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

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
I have recently again been encouraged as a Pioneer Minster to reimagine
what an expression of the Church of England may look like in our western
middle-class context.
In my imaginations I came to a question: Do I want to see only flourishing
pop events and managed programs, or, holistic Christian church life
spilling out into our communities, homes and relationships?
Having attended a funerals conference recently I was struck by the
diversity of products on offer. You can have your ashes scattered in space
(Upper Atmosphere anyway), have a glittery casket, have your family
make your willow weave casket or even avoid the fires of cremation, for a
water alternative – described as ‘gentler’ than the traditional method.
I’m not against it.
I think that, as we have sought meaning for our lives, the funerals industry
has sought to offer products and methods that meet us where we are.
If you gaze at the stars, have a flare for the dramatic, want to provide
handicraft as a lasting gesture, or, dislike fires then the above will appeal.
So, in my imaginations I wonder, in a world where we appreciate choice
– is one worship style, location, method enough? In a world where
many people young and old are lonely, do we need family time (Oikosextended family) more than mass gatherings? If we care more about the
environment than ever, do we need more church outside, active, engaged,
enthralled at creation? And, if we are busy and don’t get time to develop
our creative sides, should church offer time to be creative alongside our
family members?
Yes, I have been imagining what might be...
As I grow older, I am less and less convinced that the sum of church is a
gathering where we count numbers.
But...

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A reimagined church life that meets people where they are and moves
people closer to the centre that is Jesus Christ; be it through outside
events, dramatic productions, small groups in context, meals together,
litter pick teams caring for creation, or, families cutting and sticking.
I’m in for a bit of this.
Maybe this is the difference between building churches, and, building
the Kingdom.
Revd Andy Bunter

Vicar’s Voice
During the Summer of 1883, in the rapidly growing Parish of Sprowston,
there was a public meeting to discuss the building of ‘additional Church
accommodation’ in the South end of the Parish; just three years later
St. Cuthbert’s opened its doors for the first time. The main local industry
at that time was brick-making, and St. Cuthbert’s was built almost entirely
from handmade bricks known as ‘Norfolk Reds’. The brickyards were
labour intensive; employing people of all ages, men, women and boys
from the age of six, many working in their bare feet. St. Cuthbert’s was
clearly intended as the Church for the working people, and each brick
serves as a memorial to the people whose blood, sweat and tears made
this place possible.
St. Cuthbert’s is quite a unique building, which has evolved and changed
over the years, as its story has unfolded. And it’s been my privilege to
compile a new guide to St. Cuthbert’s which you can find on our website,
together with an updated guide to St. Mary & St. Margaret’s.
Today, everything is changing yet again, although this time most of the
new development is taking place back on the North side of Sprowston,
nearer to the Parish Church. This month a new Primary School opens its
doors as part of the new development; Whitehouse Farm School is sure
to be a vital part of our community, and we’re working closely with them
to see how we can best serve this new part of our Parish. Over the last
few months we have developed a new Parish growth plan, which will be
presented to the Archdeacon when she visits us later in the month; this
marks an exciting new chapter in the story of Sprowston Parish. Revd
Andy in particular has spent a lot of time dreaming up how we can be
Church in this new place.
Stories are important, they define who we are and where we came from;
we carry our own stories with us throughout our lives. On Saturday 19th
October I’ll be leading a workshop to discover our own stories, and how
they form part of God’s story. We’ll also be looking at familiar Bible stories,
and discovering how we can retell them in an interesting and dynamic
way. If you’d like to be part of this story, please join us at St. Cuthbert’s
for “The Never Ending Story” on the 19th October 10am - 12.30pm.

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And so, the story continues; it’s a new story, but it’s also an old story; both
our buildings are feeling their age, and it takes time and money to keep
them maintained. During September we turn our minds to giving, and how
we can contribute to our Church, so that the story can continue for years
to come. Please consider this carefully, and be active in prayer.
A Church community is a praying community; we pray for all who live here
and visit here; whatever their own stories may be. And give thanks, that all
our stories are part of God’s story, here in Sprowston.
Revd Dean

The image above is a copy of this magazine from 1913,
featuring a picture of the ‘new’ church of St. Cuthbert.
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Sprowston Mothers’ Union Reports
In 1999 our speaker, Janet Barlow had gone to the Philippines for four
years with her husband, Roy, with his missionary work which was in
response to God’s calling. The life and culture there was so very different
from what she had known. For our reading she chose psalm 121, which
reminds us that our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
She brought a bag of a few essential items used in their everyday lifestyle:
water containers, an umbrella/parasol to be used for the two seasons
there (hot or wet), a fan, a hanky for mopping brows and necks, nuts and
raisins, in case they were held up in traffic (a likely occurrence).
She gave us food for thought:
1. Listen to God
2. Not to be afraid for God to take us out of our comfort zone
3. Have Confidence in God when he sends you on a mission.
In other words – do not be afraid, but trust in the Lord, always.
Our branch held a Quiet Day at St Mary and St Margaret Church on the
hottest day of the year. It was led by Rev’d Heather Wright and it was both
inspiring and enriching. Some ladies hadn’t been to the church before and
were most complimentary. Some hadn’t been to a quiet day before, and
having experienced once suggested to be an annual event.
What do you think?
Sheila Tuffield

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Cross Section
June is usually BBQ time for Cross Section ladies and this year was no
exception. Our delicious food was cooked by our chefs Archie and Ned
and colourful salads were provided by the committee. Lots of laughter
and chatting took place while we tucked in to burgers, sausages, chicken
kebabs and salads washed down with flavoured waters and fruit juice.
Many thanks to Archie and Ned and the committee members for their work
towards a most enjoyable evening.
At the end of June Cross Section was pleased to be able to hold their
Fruit Tombola at St Cuthberts Church fete. It was a lovely sunny day and
the fruit baskets looked glorious decorated with May meetings ribbon tops,
made by the members.We sold all our tickets and we are please to say
that we raised £127 for the church. Thanks to all who helped make up the
baskets on Friday evening, Helen for the lovely large prizes and those
who helped on the stall at the fete.

For our July evening the ladies drove off in various cars to Horning where
we boarded the Mississippi Belle for an evening trip along the river. We
enjoyed the amusing commentary provided by the Captain and tried to
count the amount of Herons we saw. These seemed to be mainly sitting
near to the fishermen along the route and we were informed that they are
becoming very bold in their quest for fish (picture on next page).
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Of course all that counting can make you thirsty so as the Belle took us
steadily back to Horning some of us enjoyed a cup of tea, or perhaps
something stronger!

Cross Section meets at St Cuthbert’s Centre every third Tuesday in the
month except August and welcomes new members. For more information
please contact me on Norwich 484626. Roz Taylor, Chairperson.

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Teddy Bear’s
Parachute Drop
Do you have an adventurous little Teddy?
Make a Parachute and see Teddy float down from the church tower!
Bring a parachute or make one with us on the day!

Sunday 15th September

St. Mary & St. Margaret’s Church, Church lane,
Sprowston
1.00pm- 3.00 pm
Includes a fun informal service
Bring a Picnic
Light refreshments available

Scouts Scribblings from June and July

June and July are very much our outdoor months where we take advantage of
the longer evenings and better weather. June started with a ‘Mini-Camp’ – just
Saturday day and night. Here we practiced our camping skills like fire-lighting
(pictured) and explored in the woods finishing off with food round the fire.
The next day others arrived as we had a shooting day where we shot both
air-pistols and air-rifles. The following Friday we met in Hellesdon and walked
back to Sprowston via Marriot’s Way, crossing the Wensum several times
(pictured). At the Church Hall we had lovely chips from the Chip-Stop to finish
off the evening.
The next Friday we had a barbecue and the following weekend was District
Water Activities Camp at our beautiful site by Decoy Broad (pictured). Here
the Scouts took part in everything on the water you can imagine. Here’s a
picture of two of our Scouts getting their kayaks out of the water. Our Troop
are Land Scouts so we know little of the wonders of the water but we did keep
a roaring fire going for everyone to keep warm by and also an endless supply
of ‘Camp-Doughnuts’. A big thank you to the District’s Sea Scouts for teaching
us so much.
The following meeting was at the 30th H.Q. where they got us all ‘Crate
Stacking’. To do this two Scouts stand on four crates and are handed more
on which they stand so going higher and higher. It’s a great test of team work
and balance (pictured). At our final meeting of the term we had a camping
theme but also Invested three new Scouts – so welcome Thomas, Ethan and
Laurence, we wish them a wonderful Scouting journey.
We celebrate the end of Term with our Group Camp where we all (from little
Beavers through Cubs to the Scouts) go to an activity camp at our site near
Sea Palling. On the Saturday we put them into groups and they rotated
round five bases. We had archery, ‘Suma Zorba’ fighting, crafts, air-rifles and
Monkey Bridge (pictured). Before a huge dinner we all played rounders and
then it was time for the Camp-Fire. Both Simon (our vicar) and Barry (our
District Commissioner) came along and both seemed to enjoy it. However, at
the end Barry gave Simon a surprise as he presented him with a certificate
and badge for being our District Chaplin! (pictured). Then Simon gave us a
little talk on ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ as it was
exactly 50 years since the moon landing. This tied into the parable of the
Good Samaritan to give us all something to think about. The next day saw
more activities ending with a barbecue to which all the parents were invited.
The end of July sees the beginning of our Summer Camp (the highlight of the
Scouting year) so I’ll tell you all about that next month. 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 a prime example let’s consider
the quintessential garden lawn. A
little thought earlier this spring led
me to question why on earth I have
a lawn in my garden at all. Now my
son and I no longer use it for cricket
practice, severing the heads off
the lupins with a particularly lavish
swipe of the bat, it really didn’t
seem to have any purpose other
than ‘looking nice’. It was never
manicured to billiard table standards
and always sported daisies and
dandelions, but I wondered what
else would appear if I simply let it
grow. So that’s what I did. I mowed
a winding path through the middle
allowing access to the deepest part
of the jungle and let the rest go
wild. It’s one of the best things I’ve
It’s sometimes hard not to despair,
ever done for garden wildlife and it
but there is hope: you, yes that’s
didn’t cost me a penny, saved effort
everyone reading this wonderful
in mowing, and with that path still
magazine, can make a difference.
You can help reverse the trend, you managed it doesn’t look neglected...
can become a wildlife champion and well not too much!
reconnect with the wonders of the
Wildflowers appeared; ox-eye
natural world. And in keeping with
the adage that opens this article, all daisies, yarrow, buttercups, cat’sear and thistle, providing pollen
you have to do is look at your own
garden. I use that term metaphorically and nectar for a bewildering array
of insects and other invertebrates.
because any potential space can
be transformed to become a wildlife There were bees, hoverflies, true
flies, wasps, beetles, spiders and
haven, whether it’s a small front
garden, a balcony, a grass verge or ladybirds. I noticed red admirals and
perhaps a nearby public space that painted ladies taking advantage of
the free food and during late July
shows potential for development.
and August grassland butterflies
And that’s real development, not
looking to breed. Small moths also
corporate speak for destruction.
We’re all familiar with the phrase
‘Charity Begins at Home’. I’m a firm
subscriber to this ideal, especially
as it relates to making space for
wildlife. We all, quite rightly, lament
the perilous state of some of the
world’s iconic animals; African
elephants, Indian tigers, Sumatran
orangutans, but what about our
own precious creatures? Are they
not worthy of saving as well? It’s all
too easy to look far and wide for a
cause, remote and unmanageable,
whilst ignoring the fact that just
outside our window much of our
native wildlife and the environment
on which it depends is in a perilous
state.

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liked to take refuge in the long
grass. Birds played a part with
young blackbirds using the cover to
sit patiently for their parents to return
with food, whilst blue tits pecked
off a few aphids left by the other
predatory insects. Tiny froglets have
found the moist bottom layer to their
liking and a colony of red ants has
set up home. Quite a respectable
list I think from simply leaving a
small patch of the lawn alone. It will
happen with your lawn too should
you decide to give part of it back. It
really has provided me with hours of
pleasure over the summer watching
the creatures that have decided to
visit or set up home. And not just
me, for my young grandson seemed
to love standing there and letting
the grasses run through his fingers
whilst gently touching the petals of
the wildflowers, which were almost
as tall as him.

water feature, a pond is fantastic,
but considering young children, any
such resource is of great value;
even something as small as a
washing up bowl would do. What
about putting up bat boxes, swift
boxes, bee house for solitary bees,
or better still creating a full blown
insect hotel? There are many things
you can do in any area, whatever
size and location. All it needs is a
little thought, research and a resolve
to make a difference. A positive
difference which really proves that
by doing your bit locally you will be
serving a greater cause. And what’s
more you will have the satisfaction
of quietly thinking I did that, it’s
worked... now what can I do next?
Barry Madden
Check out my blog at:
www.easternbushchat.blogspot.co.uk

I do understand that it’s not
everyone’s cup of tea to convert
a prized sward into a wildflower
meadow, so you could consider
other simple things. You could
for example find space to plant a
native hedgerow or a few native
shrubs. Hawthorn, holly, blackthorn
will all attract insects and provide
shelter and nesting sites for birds.
You could plant a butterfly and bee
border full of nectar rich flowers that
provide sustenance for those insects
as well as a sweet scented delight.
You should find space for a small
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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

Sunday 1st September - Trinity 11
St Cuthbert’s:
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am All Age Worship

Sunday 15th September - Trinity 13
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Family Communion
with children’s activities

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

St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Holy Communion
1.00 - 3.00pm Teddy Bear
Parachute Drop

Saturday 7th September
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
Julian Gathering 3.00pm
Sunday 8th September - Trinity 12
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Holy Communion
with children’s activities
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Morning Prayer

Sunday 22nd September Thanksgiving Sunday (Trinity 14)
St Cuthbert’s:
9.30am Holy Communion
with children’s activities
St Mary & St Margaret’s:
10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 29th September Harvest Festival
St Cuthbert’s:
10.00am Holy Communion, United
Parish service with The Venerable
Karen Hutchinson, Archdeacon
of Norwich

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 each 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

I hope you have all had a great summer - I certainly have as I managed
some holiday time away from the boss, what luxury!
As I reflect on the summer i.e. sea, sand and fun, I am still reeling from
discovering what Hope has been up to. I’m sure you know she has the
nick-name Hopeless, so I was very surprised to discover that when she
goes out with one of her best friends they go paddle boarding! Yes, what a
surprise and she doesn’t just sit on the beach and watch she actually goes
and does it! I’ve popped in a couple of photos to prove I’m not making it up.

Well what about the secret life of a retired guide dog. It just goes to show
how dangerous it is to make assumptions. I had heard the boss muttering
before about the danger when we assume, as he states it makes an ass
out of u & me!
I recently heard one of the team preaching about making sure we deal
with the log/ blindness in our own eyes before tackling the spec in
someone else’s eye. So, I have been suitably chastised. Clearly Hope is
not hopeless and it is a good reminder to us all that we all have gifts and
talents, and we must look at everyone as an individual and not make the
mistake of making assumptions! Enjoy finding out your gifts and talents
and do let me know. Mayne

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

The deadline for the October
issue is the 29th 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
Connect Construction
John Russen
Mick Butler & Son Ltd

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Handyman
Flatpack Wizards
Richard Thompson

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Locksmiths
Linacre Locksmiths

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Clubs and Societies
Broadland Distict
Liberal Democrats

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Computer Services
LIN Computers

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Personal Services
Hair by Alison
Maureen Skouros
Foot Health Practitioner

22

Pest Control
Platten Pest Control

22

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

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Scaffolding
Easten Countries
Access Solutions

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

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Windows
Norfolk & Norwich Windows
Oasis (Norwich)

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Decorators
D. B. Decor Ltd
Drains and Gutter
Blockbusters

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Electrical Services
Righ Connections
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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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our parish by visiting our
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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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advertising rates please
contact Keith by emailing:

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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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Help Needed!
We need your help to deliver 9 magazines
in the area between and including
Inman Road and Hornbeam Close.
For more information please contact Roz Taylor
on Norwich 484626

St Gregory’s Orchestra Concert at St Cuthbert’s
Church, 3pm on Sunday 24th November
Leader: Pat Plumstead, Conductor: Martin Wyatt
Programme: Swan Lake Suite by Tchaikovsky, Serenade
for Strings by Elgar, Symphony no 5 by Tchaikovsky.
In aid of Church Funds
Tickets £8, children £5 available from the church
office 411194, Sheila 419896, or at the door.

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From the Parish Registers
for June and July 2019
Funerals
4th June ~ Desmond Plane
7th June ~ Dorothy Mace
11th June ~ Robert Ferguson
14th June ~ Neil Dye
14th June ~ Pamela Stretton
20th June ~ Kelvin Kennedy
27th June ~ Ian Hallett
28th June ~ Barbara Clarke
4th July ~ Keith Henry
8th July ~ Joan Browne
25th July ~ Harold Glover
31st July ~ Jean Fenn

Parish Contacts

Baptisms
9th June ~ Liam Southgate
16th June ~ Imogen Philp
23rd June ~ Alaska Chakwizira
23rd June ~ Amelia Williams
7th July ~ Bryan Ramos-Szczepanski
14th July ~ Florenciano Ellis
14th July ~ Sophia Beckett
21st July ~ Casey & Phoebe Hennigan
28th July ~ Ivy Wright
28th July ~ Emily Griffin
28th July ~ Phoebe Landamore
Weddings
1st June ~ Liam Spring & Marie Winson
22nd July ~ Jason Coe & Elaine Stocking
27th July ~ Rhian Wood & Holly Goodrum

(all dialling codes 01603 unless stated)

Reader - Andy Hudson,
12 Blithemeadow Drive NR7 8PY
• 400866

Associate Vicar with responsibility
for performing arts - Revd Dean
Akrill, 15 Blue Boar Lane NR7 8RX
• 482360

Churchwarden - Sue Ellingham,
20 St Clements Hill NR3 4BQ • 416144

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

Assistant Priest - Revd Melanie
Hider, 10 Brian Avenue NR1 2PH
• 622373
Curate - Revd Philip Harvey,
62 Avocet Rise NR7 8ES • 948222
Curate - Revd Andy Bunter,
4 Mallard Way, NR7 8DD • 440751
Reader - Stephanie Grand,
4 Blakes Court NR3 4DS • 488985

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

45th Norwich Scouts - Colin Clarke, Sprowston History - Val Kibble,
8 Blue Boar Lane NR7 8RS • 460451
7 Magnay Rd, Drayton NR8 6BT
• 400501
Meals on Wheels - Good
30th Norwich Scouts - Alan Bedder, Wholesome Food, Norwich • 465717
21 Tills Close NR6 7QS • 424589
Archant (local press) - Luke Powell,
luke.powell@archant.co.uk • 772684
Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass
Band - Tracy Gonzales,
Member of Parliament
52 Jewson Road NR3 3RQ
- Chloe Smith,
• 079614 20895
chloe@chloesmith.org.uk • 414756
Sprowston Parish Players
Norfolk Councillors:
- Toni Morina, 40 Alford Grove
John Ward, 431146 •
NR7 8XB • 484554
john.ward@norfolk.gov.uk
Sprowston Town Council
Karen Vincent, 07881 365238 •
- June Hunt, Diamond Centre,
karen.vincent2.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk
School Lane, Sprowston, Norwich
NR7 8TR • 408063
Broadland Councillors:
Judy Leggett, 429986 •
cllr.judy.leggett@broadland.gov.uk
Ian Moncur, 427420 •
cllr.ian.moncur@broadland.gov.uk
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Featured letter ~ CLEANING OUR CHURCHES
We are grateful for all who help to keep our churches and grounds in good
order not just on specific days as specified below, but constantly through
the year.
This autumn we need volunteers for inside and outside jobs for both of our
wonderful churches.
There will be a list of jobs to be done at the back of each church. Please
choose one and do it at your convenience. Materials will be at hand, but
feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided.
The outside jobs can be done at any time, not necessarily on that day.
The cleaning of cobwebs etc high in the roofs is usually done the night
before, and the dust left to settle over night, ready for the rest of us to deal
with it in the morning.
The dates are as follows Saturday 14th September: St Cuthbert’s Church and Complex cleaning
day from 9.30, or by arrangement.
Saturday October 19th : St Mary and St Margaret’s Church cleaning day
from 9.30, or by arrangement.
For further information contact Sheila Tuffield, telephone: 419896 or email:
sheila.tuffield@btinternet.com or Sue Ellingham, telephone: 416144 or
email: sueellingham@btinternet.com. Thank you.

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