This autumn, we're restarting a regular Church Prayer Night.

The first is on Monday 8th October and the next on Monday 5th November.  They're both taking place at St Martin’s between 7.45 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Please get the dates in your diary, and come along

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 Monday 20th and Saturday 25th August. There will be holiday-club style activities for 3-10 year-olds in the Parish Hall each morning from 10.00 to 12.00 and for 11-16s at the Methodist Hall. Centre Point for adults will meet at the same time in the Meeting Room at the Parish Church. Each afternoon, between 2.30 4.00, there will be activities for all ages on Fearn's Field (Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th) and family events on the East Beach (Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th). Evening events for families include 'Cluedo and BBQ' (Tuesday 21st) and the ever-popular Family Ceilidh (Thursday 23rd). You can also pdf download a flier (652 KB) with all the details.

Our recital season resumes on Tuesday 21st at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church, when we welcome Ralph Cupper as our recitalist. Ralph was born in Norwich and studied at the Hewett School and, later, at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Returning to Norwich, he began his career as a concert organist and music teacher. In 1988, Ralph and his wife, Karin, moved to the small market town of Nordfjordeid in Norway to become a full-time Cantor (organist and choirmaster) within the State Lutheran church of Norway. Ralph has played in Cromer in previous years and his programmes are remembered for their virtuosity and entertainment value and, as usual, he has planned a varied and interesting programme for 2018. The recital is free to attend - although there's an opportunity to make a donation - and everyone is welcome. Our recital season continues weekly until the end of September. You can find further details here. Leaflets with the details are also available at the Parish Church and St Martin's or you can folder download one here .

Our trial of Cornerstone Coffee Shop in the Parish Church is now well under way. We're open 10.00-4.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00-1.00 on Saturday (except when the church is in use) and are pleased to offer a limited range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits.  The coffee shop provides a great opportunity to relax and enjoy some quiet refreshment - of all kinds - in the inspiring setting of our 15th Century building.

The tower is also open for the summer season and normal opening hours are 10.30-4.30 Monday to Friday and 11.00-4.00 on Saturday.  The tower is closed on Sunday, and will be closed at other times when the church is in use - for a wedding or a funeral, for example.  With a height of about 50m and more than 170 steps to the top, it's quite a challenge, but the view is terrifc and well worth the climb. We make a small charge for climbing: £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for children under-18 (under-fives are free). Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Income from the tower, the bookstall and the sale of cards and gifts supports the work of Cromer Church, including the upkeep of the building. The tower will remain open until the Saturday at the end of October half-term.

Our summer exhibition is entitled 'Changing Times' and encourages us to take the long view and consider how we are all 'rooted in the past, living the present and shaping the future'.  As Christians we believe that God loves us - all that we are, all that we have been and all we’re yet to be - and calls us to respond to his love by accepting that, because of Jesus, he can rescue us from all that's wrong in our lives. The exhibition focuses on the story of Cromer Church and its people, on the living church today and on our God-given vision for the future. It's thought-provoking, challenges us to think about where we've come from, where we are and where we're going, and offers a number of opportunities to respond and to consider how we might offer ourselves in God's service, in Cromer or wherever we call home.

The Parish Church is normally open between 9.00 and 5.00 daily, and there are services on Sunday at 9.00, 10.45 and 7.00 and on Wednesday at 10.00.  The lounge offers a quiet place to relax, with toys for the children to play with.  All parts of the building, except the tower, are accessible to wheelchairs and other mobility aids. You're welcome to pop in at any time and we look forward to seeing you.

For the recital on Tuesday 7th August at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church, we welcome local recitalists Bryan Ellum and Gordon Dodson. They've planned a varied and interesting programme. The recital is free to attend - although there's an opportunity to make a donation - and everyone is welcome. After a break on 14th August for the Carnival Concert, our recital season continues weekly until the end of September. You can find further details here. Leaflets with the details are also available at the Parish Church and St Martin's or you can folder download one here .