The annual Canaan Sale is on Saturday 14th March, 9.00 - 2.30 in Cromer Parish Hall.  There will be music, refreshments, stalls selling gifts, crafts, toys, DVDs, books, toiletries, furniture and bric-a-brac. Canaan (the Canaan Christian Centre in Sheringham) is one of our Mission Partners and does fantastic work with children, families and those in real need.  (For more information and the background to Canaan's work, read the EDP's article about their 40th anniversary celebrations in 2018.) Please come along and support them.

Our next men's social - Pool and Pints - is on Friday 28th February, 7.30 - 10.00 p.m. at The White Horse Inn in West Street, Cromer.

We recognise that being social is important and that's why we organise Men's Socials. Why not join us for our 'Pool and Pints' evening at The White Horse? Enjoy a relaxed evening of pool with a friendly bunch of fellas... pints optional. All welcome. For more information please contact Simon Fenn or visit the sign up page.

 

World Day of Prayer 2020 is on 6th March and the nearest local service takes place at 2.00 p.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Overstrand Road, Cromer NR27 0JH. There's a warm welcome for everyone and we invite you to come along.  The theme for this year, prepared by the women of Zimbabwe, is 'Rise, take your mat and walk'. You can find further information and download a range of resources from www.wwdp.org.uk.

The precursor of World Day of Prayer began in the 19th century, when Christian women in the USA and Canada started a range of cooperative activities supporting women’s involvement in mission, at home and abroad. It is from these roots (originally as Women's World Day of Prayer) that World Day of Prayer has taken its current shape - a worldwide ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action.

On World Day of Prayer 2020, women, men and children of all ages are called to join the day of prayer. Women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year's materials and they encourage us all to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued their country over many years. They share the challenges they have faced and the hopes they have for the future. They encourage us to 'Rise, take your mat and walk' with them as they continue their often turbulent journey towards full reconciliation."

World Day of Prayer is an international inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world: their hopes, concerns and prayers. The preparation for the day is vast. An international committee, based in New York, national committees and regional conferences meet to consider the service and then local groups make their plans. Finally, at a church near you on Friday 6th March 2020, people will gather to celebrate the service. World Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries. It begins in Samoa and a wave of prayer travels through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa more than 36 hours later.  Why not be part of it this year?!

 

Tearfund is launching a year of prayer for the Climate Emergency and there will be an interactive prayer afternoon on Thursday 5th March, 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. at St Martin's.

Creation has been knocked out of balance and people have been pushed back into poverty. Christians are being asked to fill the year with passionate prayer for justice and climate solutions leading up to the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow in November. Come and join us for an hour of prayer with 12 Interactive Prayer Stations to help us pray and understand better how the Climate Emergency is affecting those living in poverty. We will join together at the end for refreshments and fellowship.  You can find further information and resources here or contact Lynda or Judith for further details.

Please note that this prayer afternoon replaces the March Church Prayer Night.

 

 

Why not drop into our Pancake Cafe on Tuesday 25th February between 
4.00 and 5.30 p.m. in Cromer Parish Hall? 
Enjoy delicious pancakes, refreshments, cakes and good company in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  It's suitable for everyone, and everyone is welcome. It's free to attend with a suggested donation of £1 per head or £2 per family.  Please sign up here, so we know how many pancakes to make or contact us for further details.