Homily – the Road of Emmaus Welcome to the Third Sunday of Easter – today we should have been at Breckles Church and so our prayers are with the congregation there. Last week our choir members came together for tea and cakes at Henry Hardiment’s home in Thompson but it actually it was on Zoom,…

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NoticesWelcome to the Second Sunday of Easter – today we should have been at Great Hockham Church and so our prayers are with the congregation there. Thank you so much for your Easter messages and thoughts and our prayers are with you. Hopefully soon we will be able to resume church services. Also I would…

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Jesus is Risen Alleluia!This is the first year since my confirmation at the age 11 that I have not taken communion at Easter in church, but thankfully we can have a service at home. Along with thousands of people in our country we are in ‘lock-down’ for the sake of the NHS and its staff…

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HOLY WEEK – A MESSAGE FROM REV ADRIAN BELLDuring Holy Week I have created 5 short homilies and a reading for you to use as well as including the ancient Office of Compline used in monasteries and religious houses and we would have used it at Great Hockham.Please keep safe, and please remember that we…

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In 1980, my mother-in-law, who was German, took us to see the Oberammergau Passion play in Germany and we had an amazing time. With my wife’s mother fluent in German we had a gastronomic and historical tour of Bavaria and ended up seeing this wonderful play. In Oberammergau we stayed overnight with a Bavarian family…

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Certainly we have had an extraordinary week and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Having worked in my early days in the priesthood in Sheffield in some very deprived areas, my heart goes out to those who are isolated in blocks of flats or in poor conditions. I don’t know what I would…

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I am sorry that we can’t have our Mothering Sunday Service at Stow Bedon Church but there will be another year. Last time we had over 50 people at the service and Stow Church always looks so beautiful for the occasion. I can remember as a child hunting through the shops to buy a Mothering…

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  COVID-19 The Church continues to be alive and active but our buildings must close   We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. Therefore, as well as public worship…

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We have received the following from the Diocese: “In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Churches should be open where possible but with no public worship services taking place. Prayers can be said by clergy and ministers on behalf of everyone and churches should consider ways of…

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