Sunday 16th December

Parish Church
9.00 a.m.
Holy Communion (Order 1)
Speaker: Nicholas Luckett

10.45 a.m.
Morning Worship
Speaker: Tim Britton

6.30 p.m.
Carols@Christmas
Speaker: Will Warren

St Martin's
10.30 a.m.
Morning Worship
with Prayer for Healing
Speaker: John Chandler

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Sunday 9th December - The 2nd Sunday of Advent

Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.

More Advent prayer resources and ideas can be found here.

Unwrapped, an alternative look at Christmas, takes place on Friday 14th December at 7.00 p.m. at St Martin’s in Mill Road.  Why not come along, enjoy a visit from Cromer Gospel Choir and bring a friend so that you can both explore Christmas through a different lens this year!  pdf Download an invitation postcard (207 KB)  for yourself or to use with your family and friends. pdf
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The next Church Prayer Night takes place on Monday 3rd December 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 dates in your diary, and come along.

Hundreds of churches - Thousands of people - One big quiz. For one night only - Saturday 17th November - churches and other groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever.  Our event is at 7.00 p.m. at St Martin's in Mill Road, so get together your friends and family to make teams of 4 - 6.  The evening costs £5 a head with free drinks and cakes (£2 for children).  Every pound raised will help transform the lives of people living in poverty.  Sign up online here, or on paper at the Parish Church or St Martin's, to give us an idea of numbers.

Our series of Christmas services for 2018 starts with Unwrapped, an alternative look at Christmas, on Friday 14th December at 7.00 p.m. at St Martin’s in Mill Road while, on Sunday 16th December, we have Carols at Christmas, with traditional carols and readings, at 6.30 p.m. at the Parish Church.

St Martin's hosts Christmas Café Church at 10.30 on Sunday 23rd December and, on Christmas Eve, we have our very popular Christingle Services - two of them this year - at 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. in the Parish Church. (Please note that numbers are strictly limited to 450 at each service.) Also on Christmas Eve there's the traditional Midnight Communion, starting at 11.00 p.m. in the Parish Church.

Finally, on Christmas Day, there are two services at the Parish Church: a traditional Christmas Communion at 9.00 a.m. and an All-Age Celebration for Christmas Day at 10.45 a.m. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.

  pdf Download an invitation postcard (870 KB) for yourself, or to use with your friends and family.

We're having two Christingle services again this year.  They're both on Christmas Eve in the Parish Church. The first starts at 2.30 p.m. and the second at 4.30 p.m. Doors open half-an-hour before the service starts and, to keep things safe and enjoyable for everyone, numbers are strictly limited to 450 at each service. These are simple services, suitable for all ages, to celebrate the Christmas story, and we invite you bring the children (or come yourself) dressed as shepherds, Wise Men, angels or farm animals so that we can re-enact the story of the first Christmas. See you there?! pdf Download an invitation postcard with further details (138 KB) for yourself, or to use with your friends and family.

We run Holiday Club style events during each half-term holiday week.

The next one is on Thursday 25th October between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon at St Martin's in Mill Road.

This is a free event, and children up to the age of eleven, their parents and carers are all welcome. Children under five will need an adult to stay with them.  Please contact us for further details.

Work to refurbish the kitchen at the Parish Hall is taking place from mid-October, so there is no activity day there during half-term.  Look out instead, for details of our Family Light Party that is taking place inthe Parish Hall on Wednesday 31st October between 4.00 and 6.00 p.m.

 

Who Let The Dads Out? is a group for Dads, Stepdads, Granddads and other male carers, where they can spend quality time with their toddlers and pre-school children.

Meet other Dads; give Mum some valuable time off; drink tea or coffee and have a bacon roll; do a craft activity with your child; or just play with the toys.

The next session is on Saturday 13th October - 8.30-10.30 a.m. in the Parish Church Lounge - and continuing to meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the same time.

You can contact Simon Fenn for further information, or just turn up on the day.

We look forward to seeing you!

Our Family Light Party - Celebrate Light, Celebrate Life - takes place on Wednesday 31st October, 4.00 - 6.00 in the Parish Hall, with games, activities, food and fun for all the family. This free event celebrates Jesus, the Light of the World and focuses on 'treats' not 'tricks', 'light' not 'darkness'.  Everyone is welcome. There's no need to book. Just turn up on the day. If you need further information, you can contact us here.