Sunday 24th February

Parish Church
9.00 a.m.
Holy Communion (Order 1)
Speaker: Roger Billings

10.45 a.m.
Morning Worship
Speaker: Roger Billings

7.00 p.m.
Sunday@Seven
Speaker: Tim Britton

St Martin's
10.30 a.m.
Café Church
Speaker: Philip Bligh

Wednesday 27th February

Parish Church
10.00
Holy Communion (Order 1)
Roger Billings

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Easter Holiday Club is on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April and continues our season of Polar Explorers events offering fun and games, crafts and activities, Bible stories and teaching for children in school years Reception to Year 6. Holiday Club is open to everyone and takes place in the Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer NR27 9HH between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon daily and is followed by a simple family lunch.

Sign up here to let us know you're coming. Holiday Club free, but it helps us to plan properly if we know how many to expect. Holiday Club is for children in school years Reception to Year 6 but younger and older members of the family are welcome to come for lunch. You can also contact us for further details.

Holiday Club continues during May and October half-terms and details of these events will be available soon.

Cromer Mothers' Union meets on Tuesday 19th February at 2.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Coffee Bar* when Simon Fenn, Head of Mission at Cromer Church, will be the speaker. All are welcome. Details of the programme for 2019 can be found here or you can contact us for further information. (*The Coffee Bar is in the Parish Hall, which is in Church Street opposite Boots (Postcode: NR27 9HH).

The next Church Prayer Night is on Monday 4th March 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.

Sunday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, and Philip Hall's prayer encourages us to remember, repent and respond to events past and present.  Please use it in your prayers today.  Further resources can be found on the Holocaust Memoraik Day Trust website.

Lord God and Father,

We remember before you all those who bear the inner and outer scars of the Holocaust and of subsequent acts of genocide.

Let them not be overwhelmed by the horrors that engulfed them. Be close to them.

Help them to see that you suffer with those who suffer, and that no wickedness can ever extinguish your infinite love.

Restrain those who are filled with hatred and use violence to pursue their ends.

Change their hearts.

May remembrance make us alert to the reality of evil and its deceptive allure.

Help us to recognise our own capacity for evil and allow your Spirit to purge it from our beings.

Help us also to stand up against evil and oppression, even if that means we have to suffer ourselves.

Enable us to defend those who are not strong enough to defend themselves, and to be ready to bring the light of your truth into the dark areas of human experience.

Deepen our respect for everything you have made, and help us to share in securing the maximum good of every person who is alive in your world.

We ask this in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, carries our sorrows, heals our wounds, and is risen for our freedom. Amen.

Philp Hall

The next Church Prayer Night is on Monday 4th February 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.

Half-Term Holiday Club on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February launches our season of Polar Explorers events offering fun and games, crafts and activities, Bible stories and teaching for children in school years Reception to Year 6 and open to everyone. Holiday Club takes place in the Parish Hall between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon and is followed by a simple family lunch. Sign up here to let us know you're coming. (It's free, but it helps us to plan properly if we know how many to expect. Holiday Club is aimed at five- to eleven-year-olds but all the family are welcome to come for lunch.) Contact us for further details.

You can save time by pre-registering for our Polar Explorers Holiday Club. Please pdf download and print this form (980 KB) , complete it (one for each child, please) and bring it along when you come. Alternatively, you can pdf download the form (980 KB) , fill it in on your computer (again, one for each child, please) and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Polar Explorers Holiday Club continues during the school Easter Holidays - Tuesday 9th-Friday 12th April, also in the Parish Hall, also between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon daily, also followed by a family lunch - and again during May and October half-terms. Details of the May and October events will be available soon.

World Day of Prayer 2019 is on 1st March and, this year, the local service will take place at the Parish Church at 2.00 p.m. on that day. The Christian women of Slovenia have prepared this year's service, with the theme, "Come, everything is ready." On World Day of Prayer, more than 5,000 services take place all over the world in 95 languages and 1000 dialects. Everyone will find a warm welcome, and we invite you to come along.  Refreshments will be served after the service. You can find further information and download a range of resources from www.wwdp.org.uk.

Alpha gives everybody a chance to explore life, faith and meaning and to see what the Bible has to say about life's big questions. Our current Alpha course started on Wednesday 6th February at Grey Seal Coffee, and continues weekly for 10 weeks. Each session runs between 7.30 and 9.00 p.m. and everyone is welcome. It's free, and each session is helped along with coffee and cake! Next steps: sign-up or contact us for further information.

18th - 25th January 2019 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year's theme is 'Only Justice' and the materials have been produced by the churches of Indonesia, working in a context of ethnic and religious diversity where there is a strong emphasis on the need for a unity that is built on solidarity and collaboration. They also highlight issues of economic injustice and how diversitty of religious practice is challenged in the face of radicalisation. The Week of Prayer for Christiam Unity provides an opportunity to reflect on the context in which we pray for Christian unity, explore how divisions in our society contribute to divisions in the Church and consider how injustice creates challenges to developing our shared life together. The Week of Prayer for Christin Unity is promoted in the UK and Ireland by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland where you can find further information and resources. You can also pdf download this year's pamphlet (5.43 MB) from our website. It contains background information, prayers for every day of the week and a variety of other resources.