Cromer Mothers' Union meets on Tuesday 15th January at 2.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Coffee Bar* when Malcolm Nicholas will share a New Year message. All are welcome. Details of the full 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).

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. The next session is on Saturday 12th January - 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. Come along, meet other Dads; possibly 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. You can contact Simon Fenn for further information, or just turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you!

Our next Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 19th January, 8-10 a.m. at St Martin’s. Please come along to enjoy a hearty breakfast, the companionship of other men and good conversation about life, faith, the universe... anything! Find out more about men's breakfast, sign up here  or contact Simon Fenn for further information.

On Sunday 6th January, we have just one morning service - at 10.00 a.m. in the Parish Church - when all our morning congregations gather together for an all-age communion and commissioning service to mark the start of 2019.  Whatever your age, background or experience, you'll find a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. This means that there is no 9.00 and no 10.45 at the Parish Church, and no 10.30 at St Martin's on that day. Sunday@Seven (7.00 p.m. in the Parish Church) takes place as normal.

The next Church Prayer Night is on Monday 7th January 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.

We wish you a joyful, peaceful and blessed Christmas

and, at this season, we pray: "Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise as we worship you, our Saviour and our eternal God. Amen." and "God our Father, whose Word has come among us in the Holy Child of Bethlehem: may the light of faith illumine our hearts and shine in our words and deeds; through him who is Christ the Lord. Amen."

More Christmas prayer resources and ideas can be found here.

The New Year’s Day firework display will take place from the pier, weather permitting, at 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 1st January. The Parish Church will be open to provide a warm, quiet place to get out of the cold, and to allow volunteers to serve refreshments throughout the afternoon.

The event is orgainsed by a committee with members from Cromer Town Council, North Norfolk District Council, Cromer Carnival and Titanium Fireworks. Many other local organisations are actively involved, including Cromer Church, the Cromer Church bell-ringers, Cromer Police, Cromer Fire Brigade, Cromer RNLI, Cromer coastguard, North Norfolk Beach Runners, St John Ambulance, Cromer Museum and, on the day, a fantastic team of bucket collectors.

Every penny collected helps to pay for the display and for donations to local charities. For further details or to volunteer, please visit the New Year's Day Fireworks page on Facebook.

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 Service at 10.45 a.m. Whatever your age, background or experience of church, you'll find a warm welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.  pdf Download an invitation postcard (870 KB) for yourself, or to use to invite your friends and family. #FollowTheStar

On Christmas Eve, we have the traditional Midnight Communion, starting at 11.00 p.m. in the Parish Church. Make this part of your Christmas tradition this year.  Whatever your age, background or experience of church, you'll find a warm welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.  pdf Download an invitation postcard (870 KB) for yourself, or to use to invite your friends and family. #FollowTheStar

Christmas Café Church is on Sunday 23rd December at 10.30 a.m. at St Martin's. Why not come along and enjoy this relaxed, friendly and informal service as part of your preparation for making Christmas this year?  It's suitable for all ages, and whatever your age, background or experience of church, you'll find a warm welcome. #FollowTheStar