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Wedding at Clippesby St. Peter's ~  18th September 2021

Kylie's Wedding at Clippesby 1

Village News 2021

From our Churchwardens and other Villagers

MAY - JUNE 2021

 

It’s lovely to be back for monthly blog.!

 

We hope everyone has kept well.

 

During lockdown fundraising has more or less stopped , but the fundraising team are very grateful

to Karen Williamson , 2 months before Easter Karen put together a lovely hamper we then sold raffle

tickets making over £200 . The winning number was drawn on Sunday March 28th and was won by

Marcia Burrows. Congratulations to Marcia and thankyou Karen.

 

Thankyou also to 4 ladies from North Walsham for knitting items for to us to sell we sold £47 for

church funds.

 

We have a small garden party organised Saturday 29th May near basecamp Clippesby Hall between 6 and 8pm .

 

Lastly we would like to thank Jean for her years of service to Clippesby Church as treasurer.  She has

now stood down ,  and Marie has kindly taken on the role, so welcome Marie and Thankyou.

 

God Bless you all                                                                                                         Sara and Fran   Churchwardens

JANUARY  2021

 

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you all enjoyed a Happy Peaceful Christmas.

Karen Williamson  kindly put together two lovely hampers which we sold lucky squares

Thoughout the Autumn the winner of first prize went to Lacey Lawrence, second prize was

Won by Wayne Jowett the £200 raised went to clippesby Church,

 

We also sold knitted garments and toys kindly knitted by ladies from North Walsham so we are

Able to bank £50 from sale of these.

 

We were able to hold a Church service on 27th December it was a morning prayer service.  We thank Jean and Ivy for taking the service .

 

Services have been put on hold for the near future due to the pandemic

 

Frances and Sara send you their Best wishes and please all stay safe.

 

God Bless you all xx

Quote from Thelma : "It was thriving, packed with holidaymakers, stalls of bric-à-brac, Cis’s parcels, knitted goods, tombola, raffle, etc, and games - the children love Jean’s marble one.  I looked through the gateway to the restaurant and the outside table area was packed . . . "

Jean's marble game

Evening Fete at Base Camp 29th May 2021.

Here we are in the middle of June enjoying some gorgeous summer weather.

 

The fundraising team have managed to hold two mini fetes on the lawn near Basecamp at Clippesby Hall.

We have managed to bank £692.00 for Church funds.  Special thanks go to all those people who kindly helped out and to all those who supported us . These events are most enjoyable and it's lovely to be able to talk to people about Clippesby Church, Jean has kindly put together a display so people can read about St Peter's . People who are on holiday seem to really enjoy these events,  (and so do our local village residents.)

Hopefully we can hold more fetes thoughout the summer months, and fundraising team hope to arrange other exciting events, so watch this space!

 

Stay safe everyone

 

God Bless

From Sara and Fran  Churchwardens  xx

JUNE 2021

June 15th 2021    From Thelma

 

Robert’s 10k 2021, ending at Hall Farm House, Clippesby

 

Thelma's son-in-law  Rob Barker on return from his  10k run, a year after his prostate cancer operation which, because of COVID, was delayed from March to June 2020.

He found the moral support from Prostate Cancer UK so helpful that he decided to try and raise £2021 in a year by doing a sponsored run 12 months on.

 

There are more details at justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Barker940.

Rob Barker sponsored run

Here we are mid July , looking forward to a nice weekend!

 

Lovely that St Peters is now holding Evening Prayer on the 2nd and 4th sunday in the month at 5pm

Although on 25th July we will be having wild Church at 3pm this is aimed at Children but adults will

Enjoy it to please come along you will love it

 

Sunday 18th Rachael Lacey is being confirmed at Martham Church , Rachael is a regular helper at our

Fundraising events , so Rachael on your special Day as you confirm your faith remember anything is possible for those who believe .

Wishing you many blessings as you welcome Jesus into your heart.

 

Congratulations also go to Nigel and Rachael Garman as they celebrate 25 years of marriage.

They were married at Clippesby Church on 20th July 1996

 

May God bless you all

Much love Fran and Sara xx

JULY  16th  2021

Bishop at Martham 1 Bishop Confirmation Martham 3 Bishop Confirmation Martham 2

Sunday 18th July

Confirmation at St. Mary's,

Martham

Sunday the 18th July 2021

 

My Journey to Confirmation

I grew up going to Sunday school regularly with my sisters

My granddad was churchwarden at Mautby church for over 40 years so church   and Jesus was always something we knew about growing up.

But it wasn’t until 40 years ago when I moved next door to a beautiful lady, Heather, that I really began to get to know Jesus, Heather would spend hours talking to me and praying about Jesus and trying to show me the light and love of Jesus. I saw her prayers being answered in my life and other peoples around her, but I wasn’t ready. Heathers words still come to me nearly every day.

Then, at the start of the Covid 19 lock down, my son Brian was on Facebook early one morning. When I said morning to him he told me he was in a prayer meeting and he went on to say “Mum read Psalm 91 and remember it and follow it”. I had to hunt the house out for a bible and I found one and read it and it just stayed with me and made so much sense. I started to read the Bible and with the help of Carla (Brian’s wife) I downloaded an App on my phone and received a booklet that I read most days.

Then one day, when I was talking to my sister Sara she said she was having trouble with Zoom and needed it for her churchwarden duties, so I helped her via the telephone to do it, it was like the blind leading the blind but we done it. Then Jean asked Sara if I would like the pass code to the Martham Church services and I joined Compline that Sunday evening and I have enjoyed that and the Morning Prayer services. One Sunday morning Emma was talking about today’s confirmation and it was like she was just talking to me and suddenly I just knew this was the right thing to do.

Today is just the start of the next stage of my journey and a very enjoyable and rewarding start it was.

I would like to thank everyone very much for their prayers and support today.

Rachael

Confirmation. Bishop Tweet

Report & Photos Wild Church at Clippesby

COFFEE, CAKE AND CHAT

First Tuesday in the month  11 a.m.  

Next dates ~ October 5th

                                                         November 2nd

                                                         December 7th

in the church

Report &  Photos Music at Stokesby

Summer do seem to be over , but we do hope you all stayed well and enjoyed august even though it was a bit dismal at times weather wise.

Fundraising team have been busy running small fete's for Church funds , we thank all who helped us.

Thanks also to Pamela Minett and her family for organising and hosting music in garden , it was a very enjoyable evening .

Cecily , Pauline and Eric are having a table at Repps on sunday 5th selling bric a brac with proceeds going to Clippesby Church , it's from 12 till 4pm

 

Congratulations go to Dave and Marie Hutchins who celebrate their Silver wedding Anniversary on Monday 6th September

On Saturday 18th September Dean Gymer and Kylie Foskett are getting married at St Peter's so we wish them all the very best

 

May God Bless you all and have enjoyable September

 

Love Fran and Sara xx

AUGUST to SEPTEMBER 2021

Cecily,  Sheila and Eric did a tabletop at Repps with things donatied by kind people to raise funds for St. Peter's Church, Clippesby.  £130 was raised which is much appreciated by the PCC members.

Clippesby stall at Repps Kylie's Wedding at Clippesby 2 Kylie and mum Jane