Members of our Congregation have been sending in their own Easter Season images and we share some here
One of our members has been signing his book at
The Christian Bookshop Ministry in Dereham
"An Escape From Communism to a Prisoner of Christ"
John I. Butura
Action For Children weekend when David Starling cut a celebration cake and was thanked for many years of service as Action for Children advocate.
Holly, The local representative manned the display and gave an informative talk on the work of Action for Children in the area
Holly and David discuss the local work of the Circuit Volunteers here in North Norfolk
The Cake which was donated by Sheringham bakers Craske's
David sets about the celebration cake
Godfrey Talford receives recognition for 60 years' dedication to church music
ROYAL WEDDING Lookalikes
To share in the celebrations of Prince Harry and Megan our Youth Group have been designing suitable outfits made from re-cycled materials - somewhat cheaper but possible less durable
Fun Day at North Walsham with Messy Church and some Puppetry
Some Messy sheep being made at the Fun Day
The "Sockies" singing their hearts out "Glad All Over..Jesus I'm Glad your'e mine..."
Also featured were the sheep but they wandered off before we could digitally capture them!
Well the story was about the "lost sheep"
Thanks to the puppeteers and helpers who gave up their afternoon to help Anne give our church a presence at the town's Fun Day
Duggie Dug Dug's Crazy Science Party
Dug Horley and his team delivered a fantastic afternoon arranged at the Atrium , here in North Walsham.
A brilliant venue - thanks to all the helpful staff there.
With lots of smoke, foam, pops and bubbles Dug illustrated what a wonderful world God has made.
His two assistants did more to frustrate Dug - which brought a large slice of humour to the whole proceedings. Plus we got to join in some of Dug's special songs, which are full of simple words and lots of actions.
Angel Host hits the town
Over 200 knitted angels were blessed at North Walsham Methodist Church during the Sunday Morning Service before Christmas and sent on their way into town joining with those from the other denominations to bring the news of God’s Love: Each bearing a message tag
Carol Service Message
The Rev'd John Fenn led our Carol Service which included readings telling the Christmas story, poems and three items from our own singing group.
John also gave a short, inspiring, talk based on the message brought to us by the Angels' Song
Shoeboxes Presented during Worship
We have GOOD NEWS
Eleven more members were accepted into our fellowship during the morning service
New Sound System installed
Recently installed is a new Sound Reinforcement System - featuring the latest technology.
The original system had served us well for over 20 years but the time had come to do an upgrade.
We are very grateful to a former member of our congregation - Bob, who was very generous in providing the resources to bring the budgeted installation date forward by two years with a gift in memory of his dear wife Joan.
Thank you Bob
The system has allowed us to play music from the integral C.D., MP3 player or flash drive.
Audio feeds are now possible to the adjacent room, and the loop system has been improved.
The system was designed by
KEYSTONE SOUND SYSTEMS and installed in one week during July
Below Simon and Jason are fine tuning the settings for those of us who just want to "switch on and go"
With the benefit of radio microphones and eight high level speakers the first Sunday Services came over with much improved clarity and flexibility.
Thanks to Anne Russen our Youth and Family Worker who was the first preacher to use the system during her All Age Worship Service
We look forward to another 20 year's audio, we shall probably be installing holograms by then!
Thanks to David Ling for this photograph of the inside of our church taken during 1930
Note: there is no pipe organ, that was installed in 1938, but music was led by a small harmonium seen in front of the pews. No sound system either.
David has done some investigation and the church has been decorated for a HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE - He has even discovered the hymns that were sung during the Service: from The Primitive Methodist Hymnal they were:
Come ye thankful people come,
We plough the fields and scatter
Praise to God. immortal praise, for the love that crowns our days.
Sow in the morn thy seed, at even hold out thine hand
last verse reads
Then when the glorious end,
The day of God is come,
the angel-reapers shall descend,
And Heaven cry "Harvest Home"
The gentleman standing in the pulpit, waiting for a congregation, is thought to be the Revd. William Hemp, who was minister here from 1928 to 1934.
Hopefully he did not suffer from hay fever surrounded by all that floristry !
Above him on the wall, where we now have a cross and digital projection, you can see the large scroll. It contains the text "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise..." Psalm 100 verse 4.
Contrast that with today's interior taken from the same spot:-
And so what changes will be made in another 86 years - the year 2102 ?
FLOWER FESTIVAL June 2015
We have just finished one of the most memorable weeks I can remember since we moved to North Walsham. What a marvellous experience everyone had, the flower displays were imaginative and extremely well thought out and presented, easy to see and walk around. I don’t wish to pick out one from another – I expect we all had our favourites. Some of the displays took three days to complete, amazing!
The Victorian Tea room was excellent with a wide range of fresh food readily available. The backup stalls were all well presented with quality goods for sale, handicraft, bric-a-brac, books and raffle, various quilts and teddy bears to name, beans in a jar guess the number, flower quiz.
Even a Norwich City shirt competition, I wonder who that was?
In the memorabilia room, many people looking for pictures of relatives long remembered. Mementoes of a Missionary worker brought home after many years of service to God in China.
Hymns books through the ages. Old favourites and new – you could have been in this room half the day if you wanted to be.
Finally on Sunday afternoon at 3pm “Praise in the Park”
led by Revd David, music by the Salvation Army and prayers by the Vicar, songs by the Churches together Music group and Puppet group.
We were blessed with good weather and church members from the circuit and other denominations came to” Praise the Lord!” together as one 150 member family.
The week of celebrations could not have happened without YOU
thanks go out to all who volunteered to do a “stint”, lots of hard work was put in by you all. If you were unable to help due to ill health or holiday we thank you for your prayers, everything counted towards a successful celebration.
Thank you all, Richard
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- Circuit Office, North Walsham Methodist Church
- Grammar School Road
- North Walsham
- NR28 9JH