British Summer Time starts tomorrow, and clocks go forward an hour overnight. Remember to put your clocks forward an hour tonight or you'll arrive for church tomorrow just as the service is finishing! That might be a good excuse for getting straight to the coffee, but think of all the good things you'll miss out on!

The next Church Prayer Night is on Monday 1st April at St Martin’s between 7.45 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Prayer Night offers the opportunity for the Cromer Church family to explore prayer together in a range of styles, and to pray for the world, for the church, for our community, for families, for individuals and for each other.  Please get the date in your diary, and come along.

Mothering Sunday (now often called Mothers Day) falls on Sunday 31st March this year.  Mothering Sunday has an interesting history, and it's our custom to mark it by giving posies of flowers as gifts at our services on that day.  To make this possible, there will be a working party on Saturday 30th March, between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon in the Parish Church to make the posies ready for Mothering Sunday.  You're very welcome to come along and help.  Contact us for further details, or simply come along on the day.

This event, planned for Thursday 28th March, has been cancelled.  Apologies for any inconvenience. You can still find out more about how we're getting involved in 40acts this year - and how you can get involved, too.

Get involved in the 40 Acts Challenge! This Lent, Cromer Church is, again, taking on the 40 Acts challenge. 40 Acts is a generosity challenge that runs throughout Lent, created by the charity Stewardship, and the aim is to encourage those who take part around the world to live Lent generously through daily acts of kindness. During 2018, 100,000 individuals and thousands of groups took the 40 Acts challenge, creating a wave of more than four million generous acts in 180 countries around the world over 40 days.

40 Acts Individual Challenges It’s easy to register with just your name and an email address at www.40acts.org.uk. You will receive a daily email with a generosity challenge (an ‘act’) and short Bible-based blog sent straight to your inbox. Each act is designed to give you practical ways to stretch your faith as well as your generosity. If daily challenges to your inbox isn't for you, you could either team up with someone else and work on the challenges together (which is great for 'being family' and for support and accountability) or download the family wallchart and work through the challenges from that. (The challenges aren't quite the same as the emailed ones, but the principles are the same.)

Also, as a church, we are going to join together in a variety of generous ways to bless our community. If you would like to get involved alongside your fellow small group members, church friends and family then come along and join in with one or more of these activities. It's a great way to engage with the wider commumity and encourage us to #LiveMission. We're also encouraging those who take part to share their good news stories on social media using the hashtags: #40Acts #Cromer40Acts #LoveCromer #LiveMission

40acts Church Challenges for 2019

Week 1 - Wednesday 6th March - #Pledge

  • We'll be giving out Love Heart sweets outside the Parish Church to promote the 40acts Challenge.

Week 2 - Tuesday 12th March - #ChocolateTuesday

  • The challenge of to encourage people by blessing their workplace or neighbourhood with a chocolatey gift.

Week 3 - Tuesday 19th March - #PrayerCircle

  • The challenge is to provide a listening ear - including an opportunity for prayer - with hot refreshments outside the Parish Church and/or around Cromer.

Week 4 - Thursday 28th March - #CloseToHome

  • This event has been cancelled.

Week 5 - Saturday 6th April - #ClearTheDiary

  • The challenge is to let other peoples' needs drive your day by offering practical help in the local community (Details to be confirmed).

Week 6 - Friday 12th April - #FoodbankFriday

  • The challenge is to encourage shoppers at a local supermarket to give a little extra in support of their local Food-bank.

Week 7 - Saturday 20th April - #Deliver

  • The challenge is to promote Easter by giving away free Easter Eggs and inviting people to our Sunday services.