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Mrs Beryl Laxton   01493 740096   beryllaxton@hotmail.com

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF ST.MARY THE VIRGIN, MARTHAM

TIMES OF SERVICES

On most Sundays there is a service at 11.00 a.m. but please check with the notice board in the porch, or in the Benefice Bulletin below.  You would be most welcome to join us at any of the services.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

INTERCESSIONS

There is an intercession box in the prayer corner for the use of anyone who would like us to pray especially for them or someone dear to them.

 

BOOKSTALL

There is a bookstall at the back of the church and cards are also available.  Other items are on sale on special occasions.

 

CLIMBING THE TOWER

The tower is open during the Martham Carnival weekend and on other advertised occasions.

 

TOILET  FACILITIES

are available in the tower when anyone is on duty, otherwise, public toilets are situated on Martham Green on the east side of the Kings Arms Public House, five minutes walk away.

The congregation of St Mary the Virgin, Martham welcome you to our website.  Our wish is that you find it interesting, helpful and informative.  

Our lovely church is one of the largest in the area and is sometimes referred to as “The Cathedral of the Fleggs” because of its size. (Flegg itself is probably Old Norse, meaning a place where water plants or flags could be found.)

We hope that you will take some time to look through the site and learn of the past and present of our beautiful church. You will also find items, which will show you what we hope for in the future.

Should you be able to visit us in person, we can assure you that there will be a warm welcome for you at St Mary’s. The Church is open to visitors during most daylight hours all the year round (services permitting)

BENEFICE BULLETIN

 

LENT

17.03.20   All services in the Benefice during Lent, March 2020 are cancelled

The Benefice Bulletin of Martham, Repps, Thurne and Clippesby

Serving the whole community by developing disciples of Jesus

 

Sunday 15th March ~  3rd Sunday of Lent

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

 

SUNDAY 15th

9.30 am Holy Communion at Repps

11.00 am Sung Eucharist at Martham Academy

 

MONDAY 16th

9.00 am Morning Prayer at The Rectory

12.00 noon Martham Churches Together Lent Lunch at the Methodist School Room

1.15 pm Social Outreach Committee at 2 Grove Farm Cottages

 

TUESDAY 17th

9.30 am Morning Prayer at Thurne

11.00 am Knit & Knatter, Crochet & Chat or even Sew & Sing at Basecamp, Clippesby Hall

7.00 for 7.30 pm Who Cares? Vision Night at Kingsgate Community Church, Great Yarmouth

 

WEDNESDAY 18th

4.00 pm Evening Prayer at Clippesby Hall, West Wing

7.00 pm Lent Group at Repps Village Hall

 

THURSDAY 19th  

10.00 am Morning Prayer at Martham

 

FRIDAY 20th

9.15 am Morning Prayer at Repps

 

SUNDAY 22nd 4th Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday

9.30 am Holy Communion at Clippesby

10.00 am Family Service at Martham Academy

11.00 am Morning Prayer at Thurne

7.00 pm Come and Be at Repps

 

READINGS for Fourth Sunday of Lent

First Reading: 1 Samuel 16: 1-13

Second Reading: Ephesians 5: 8-14

Gospel Reading: John 9

 

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WHO CARES?  VISION NIGHT   Tuesday 17th March 7.30 pm doors open at 7.00 at Kingsgate Community Church, Great Yarmouth This is an opportunity for Christians from churches all over the East Coast from across the denominations, to come together and hear more about this mission and pray together for our area. This vision starts to help churches to reach people in their communities by asking, “What hurts you the most?”  Please speak to Steven if you are interested in going.

 

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Do you know of someone who would like a lift to Church in Martham?  Would you like a lift yourself?  If so please call  Maggie 01493 748884 who is happy to pick up and drop off.

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ST. PETER’S OUTREACH PRODUCTIONS THE FILM NIGHT will be “TULIP FEVER” at REPPS VILLAGE HALL

TUESDAY 24TH MARCH 7.00 for 7.15 pm   Free entry – refreshments. Some scenes filmed in Norwich Cathedral cloisters) In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a rich merchant.  After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins an affair with the painter, a struggling young artist.  Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, hoping the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.

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SAVE THE DATE - MONDAY 30th MARCH AT 4.00 pm We will be moving furniture etc from the school back into St. Mary’s ready for our special Palm Sunday Service on the 5th April with the Bishop Graham.

 

Once we are back in St. Mary’s we will resume our church cleaning rota, if anyone else would like to join us please speak to Linda.  Before we move back the church will be cleaned by the builder.

 

 

Tuesdays in Clippesby  -  CANCELLED

1st  Tuesday  11.00  am Coffee, Cake & Chat in the church

2nd Tuesday 12.30 pm Luncheon Club at Basecamp

3rd Tuesday 11.00 am Crochet, Knit & Natter at Basecamp

LENT

17.03.20   All further services in the Benefice during Lent, March 2020 are cancelled

LENT

17.03.20   All services in the Benefice during Lent, March 2020 are cancelled