This year's Church Family Picnic is on Sunday 1st July after the morning services. We'll gather on the old bowling green on North Lodge Park to enjoy food and a fun time together. If it's wet, we'll get together in the Parish Hall. Further details soon, but get the date in your diary now and come along and join us on the day. We look forward to seeing you!

 

For the recital, on Tuesday 26th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church, we're delighted to welcome Anders Rinde from Vereide in Norway as our recitalist.  Anders studied organ and church music at The Norwegian Academy of Music and singing at the University of Stavanger.  He is organist at Vereide church. Everyone is welcome to the recital, which is free, and has an interesting and varied programme, including oieces from several Norwegian composers. The recital season continues weekly until the end of September.  You can see details here.  Leaflets with full details are also available at the Parish Church and St Martin's or you can   folder download one here .

On Sunday 24th June, London City Missioners Nick Mott and John Dowling will be at our morning services. Nick will visit the 9.00 and 10.45 services at the Parish Church and John will be at 10.30 Café Church at St Martin's. They will  be sharing brief accounts of their work in the Mission, and there's an opportunity to hear more and watch a DVD, in the Parish Church lounge after the 10.45am service. London City Mission is one of Mission Partners, with historic links with Cromer, and works "on the front line, taking the message of Jesus to London’s least reached." Visit the LCM website to find further information about their work. London City Mission is our particular mission focus in the month of June, and is championed by Elizabeth Bridger. You can contact Elizabeth here.

For the recital, on Tuesday 19th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church, we're delighted to welcome Ashley Grote, Master of the Music at Norwich Cathedral, to Cromer.  A former chorister at King's College, Cambridge, Ashley is a distinguished international recitalist, composer and arranger.  He's also an enthusiastic fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital - having run the London Marathon on several occasions to raise funds for them - and a keen cook, who appeared in the 2018 series of BBC MasterChef.  Everyone is welcome at the recital, which is free, has an interesting and varied programme. The recital season continues weekly until the end of September.  You can see full details here.  Leaflets with full details are also available at the Parish Church and St Martin's or you can   folder download one here .

More than 50 children and more than 20 parents came along to our Holiday Club - Guardians of Ancora: Treasure Seekers - at half-term. We had three great days where adults and children learnt more about God’s rescue plan for the world. The 'Guardians of Ancora' resources were a good basis for helpful discussions with the children.

The invitation to a family lunch was well-received and it was lovely seeing some of the team getting to know local families better.  A team of 22 from the Cromer Church family came together to organise and lead the  event, and we're very grateful for their hard work and enthusiam.  There are some photos on our home page, and one parent wrote afterwards: "Thank you so much for running and organising Holiday Club. The girls loved it and are very much looking forward to Beach Mission. I also really appreciated some time to myself."

The Guardians of Ancora game was created by Scripture Union an is available as an app from https://guardiansofancora.com so you can continue playing and exploring now that Holiday Club is over.