LifeLight (Cromer Beach Mission) continues today with a Holiday Club session between 10.00 a.m. and 12.15 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Between 2.30 and 4.00 p.m. there will be an open session of games, sport and craft on Fearn's Field (off Park Road in Suffield Park, Cromer). LifeLight is a partnership between Scripture Union and the local churches. All events are free and everyone is welcome. You can download a flier, download a registration form or contact us for further details.

Cromer SU Beach Mission started in about 1883 and, apart from a couple of years during the Second World War, has taken place every year since. 2019 is the last year in which Mission will run in formal partnership with Scripture Union as it becomes the responsibility of the local churches from next summer.

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. 

The 2019 recital season continues on Tuesday 13th August at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church with recitalist Matthew Bond. Matthew began learning the organ in 2000 having lessons with Peter Stevenson. In 2006 he passed ABRSM grade 8 Organ winning the Willden prize for that year. He studied A-levels at City College in Norwich, which included music and music technology. He then went to read music at the University of East Anglia, graduating with an honours degree in 2010.

Matthew has completed a Diocesan organ scholarship, studying with Julian Haggett. Matthew is the director of music at St. Mary’s Wroxham and one of the organists at the recently opened Cromer Crematorium. He is accompanist for several local choirs including the Norwich Singers, The Choir Worstead and Broadland Youth choir. He is currently the membership secretary and President of the Norfolk Organists association.

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 download one here.

 

The 2019 recital season continues on Tuesday 6th August at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church with international recitalist, David Saint. David studied the organ with Clifford Hartley, Dr Alan Spedding and Dame Gillian Weir. He was awarded the Royal College of Organists’ Turpin Prize for the FRCO diploma at the age of 20 and was the first Organ Scholar to be appointed to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Since 1978, David has been Organist and Director of Music at St Chad’s Cathedral and until 2015 he was Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Recent recitals include Sankt Wendel Basilika (Germany), St-Eligius Völklingen (Germany), St-Lawrence Dahn (Germany), Frankfurt Cathedral, St Lawrence Alton, McEwan Hall Edinburgh, Keimyung University (Korea), St George’s Hanover Square, Queen’s College Oxford and Westminster Cathedral.

David is a former Trustee and past Chairman of the Royal College of Organists. He was awarded FRSCM in 2012 and Fellowship of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (FRBC) in 2015. David is Chair of the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO) and was the 2018-19 President of the incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

Admission to all our 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 download one here.

 

Cornerstone is our coffee shop, which can be found in the Parish Church. Cornerstone is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and offers a great place to relax, chat, meet old friends and make new ones. Drop in for a snack and a drink or, on Thursdays, for a light lunch. Whether you're young or old, a local resident or a visitor to North Norfolk, interested in the architecture or the Peregrine Falcons, want to play with the toys or explore the building, looking for a place to pray or just want somewhere to sit and rest, you're sure of a warm welcome.