Our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-themed float was judged overall winner in the 50th anniversary carnival parade!

As you can see, the float was stunning and many, many congratulations go to Dennis and Phil and their amazing crew for their achievement. It’s been a great way for all ages of the church family and members of the community to come together and, as you can see, this year was no exception. Cromer Church has been entertaining the crowds at the carnival parade for more than 30 years, and 2019 was our most ambitious build to date, so well done again to everyone who was involved. chitty chitty bang bang

Don't forget that we also have a float in Thursday's illuminated parade, so come along and see us there and join in the fun!

On Saturday 2nd November, the Diocese of Norwich is running One Big Day - Growing Everyday Faith, a one-day conference and training event exploring what it means to develop a culture of discipleship across generations, abilities, geographical boundaries and in the wider community. Keynote speakers include Laura Hancock, Director of Church Resources at Youth for Christ; and Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events for the Church of England.

One Big Day takes place at Northgate High School in Dereham (NR19 2EU) between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

We're planning to take a minibus and would encourage everyone who is involved with or interested in finding out more about, children, youth and families work to attend. You can get more information or sign up through Cromer ChurchSuite here or contact Simon for more information. Direct booking at a cost of £7.50 is also possible through the Diocese's Eventbrite page here.


LifeLight - the new name for Cromer Beach Mission - is a partnership between Scripture Union and the local churches. This year's Mission takes place between Sunday 25th and Friday 30th August. There will be holiday-club style activities for 3-11 year-olds in the Parish Hall each morning from 10.00 to 12.15 and each afternoon, between 2.30 4.00, there will be activities for all ages on Fearn's Field (Monday 26th, Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th) or the East Beach (Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th). Evening events for families include the ever-popular Ceilidh (Thursday 29th, in the evening at the Parish Hall) and a farewell Treasure Hunt and BBQ (Friday 30th, also in the evening). LifeLight events are free and open to all. You can pdf download a flier (4.30 MB) , pdf download a registration form (198 KB)  or contact us for further details.

After a break for the Carnival Concert on 20th August, the 2019 organ recital season continues on Tuesday 27th August at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church with recitalist Sarah MacDonald. Sarah is a Canadian-born organist and conductor, living in the UK, and she currently holds the positions of Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir. She has been at Selwyn since 1999, and is the first woman to hold such a post in an Oxbridge Chapel.

Sarah came to the UK from Canada in 1992 as Organ Scholar of Robinson College, Cambridge after studying piano, organ, and conducting at The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto with Leon Fleisher, Marek Jablonski, and John Tuttle. At Cambridge she read for a degree in Music, and studied the organ with David Sanger.

Sarah has played numerous recitals and conducted choirs throughout the UK, North America, the Middle East, New Zealand, and much of mainland Europe. She has made over 30 recordings, variously in the guises of pianist, organist, conductor, and producer, and currently works most frequently with Regent Records. Sarah is a winner of the Royal College of Organists’ (RCO) coveted Limpus Prize, and has taught organ and conducting for Eton Choral Courses, Oundle for Organists, the Jennifer Bate Organ Academy, and courses run by the RCO. For its first decade, she was a Director of the annual Girl Chorister Course at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, in New York City.

Sarah is a Fellow and Examiner of the RCO, and has also been a Trustee and a member of the Academic Board. She has had numerous choral compositions published by Encore Publications, the Royal School of Church Music, and St James Music Press. Sarah also writes a popular monthly column for the American Guild of Organists’ magazine The American Organist, called ‘UK Report’. In 2018 Sarah received the honorary ARSCM in recognition of her contribution to choral music in the UK and Canada, and the citation made particular mention of her support of contemporary British composers.

Admission to all the recitals is free (though there's an opportunity to make a donation at the end) and everyone is welcome. Our recital season continues weekly until the end of September. You can find details here. Information leaflets are also available at the Parish Church and St Martin's or you can pdf download one here. (177 KB)


Our carnival theme for 2019 is: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - “Chitty flies in for the 50th.” 

Carnival Day is Wednesday 21st August and we would love to see many of the church family join us for Cromer Carnival’s 50th year. 

Cromer Church has been entertaining the crowds at the Cromer Carnival Parade for more than 30 years, with 2019 being our most ambitious build to date. It’s a great way for all ages of the church family and members of the community to come together. The construction is almost finished and we are now looking for people to join us for the painting, if you would like to help, have a word with Dennis or Phil Broughton for times and days, or check on Facebook. 

On Carnival Day, we're asking people to come dressed as ‘Ole bamboo dancers, sweet factory workers, Vulgarian villagers or other characters from the film. Head over to our Facebook page @carnivalfloat for regular updates or our carnival float website for more information on costumes and answers to many FAQs.