We mark Good Friday on 30th March with three events at the Parish Church. Between 9.30 and 10.15 there will be a service of Prayer and Reflection, which is open to all.  This is followed, at 11.30, by a Passion Play with words, music and drama, that will take place in the gardens outside the Parish Church.

From 1.00-4.00 in the afternoon, there will be Easter activities for families in and around the Parish Church, and Cornerstone Café (for all ages) will be open in the Parish Church. We look forward to seeing you there.

On Tuesday 27th March Take-a-Break will be in Cromer Parish Church (instead of the hall), 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. as usual. Come and have fun together to celebrate Easter.  There will be plenty of toys for all ages, Easter craft activities, an Easter egg hunt, hot cross buns and party food and drinks, as well as the usual story time and singing with instruments to make a lovely noise.

Then, as an extra special Easter treat following the morning's activities in the Church, all Take-a-Break members are invited to a free lunch in the Parish Hall at about 12 noon.  Parents and carers collecting children from pre-school or nursery, are welcome to go and fetch them first, then come back with them for lunch.

We do need to know the numbers so we can make the right amount of food, so please sign up to let us know you're coming.

Our next Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 17th March, 8-10 a.m. at St Martin’s. Please come along to enjoy a hearty breakfast, the companionship of other men and good conversation. Find out more about men's breakfast, sign up here  or contact Simon Fenn for further information.

Mothering Sunday (now often called Mothers Day) falls on Sunday 11th March this year.  Mothering Sunday has an interesting historical background, and it's our custom to mark it by giving a posy of flowers as a gift at our services that day.  To make this possible, there will be a working party on Saturday 10th March, between 10.30 and 12.00 in the Parish Church lounge, to prepare the posies ready for Mothering Sunday.  You'd be very welcome if you wanted to come along and help.  Contact us for further details, or simply come along on the day.

Mothering Sunday (now often called Mothers Day) falls on Sunday 11th March this year.  It's our custom to mark it by giving a posy of flowers or chocolate as a gift at our services that day and we look forward to seeing you at 9.00, 1045 or 7.00 at the Parish Church or at 10.30 at St Martin's.

18 months on from the launch of our 2025 vision,vwe’re offering everyone who is part of the Cromer Church family a fresh chance to explore and get to grips with what it’s all about, and to reflect on what God might be calling us to do, as individuals and as a church, to make it a reality. These 'Vision Forum' events are suitable for everyone, whether part of the Cromer Church family at the time of the original launch or not. The aim is that everyone who comes along will have a chance to discuss, explore, ask questions and help to continue shaping the 2025 vision; have a better understanding and ownership of what God is calling us to as a church and as individuals in Cromer; and have a chance reflect on what personal 'next steps' God might be calling them to take. We hope that as many people as possible will come aliong and be involved, so we're running five separate events on Saturday 3rd, Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March. The events are identical, so you only need to come to one. Find further details and sign-up here.

Almost 120 people took part in the Vision Forum events last week. Everyone who came along heard David Loades speak about the 2025 Vision, then had a fresh chance to explore and get to grips with what it's all about, with support from members of the Strategic Leadership Team.  There was also time to reflect on what God is calling us to do, as individuals and as a church, to make it a reality and to consider what a personal 'next step' might be. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to the whole Strategic Leadership team who supported and contributed to the sessions.  We now need to take time to collate and reflect on the information we've gathered, so watch this space...

40acts encourages those who take part to ‘Do Lent Generously’ by challenging themselves to do at least one act of kindness each day. Last year, the challenge was taken up by 100,000 individuals and thousands of groups, creating a wave of more than four million generous acts in 180 countries. Learn more at 40acts.org.uk or get involved here.

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

The next ones are on Thursday 15th February (10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon at St Martin's) and Friday 16th February (2.00 - 4.00 p.m. in the Parish Hall).

These are free events, 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.

 

The Annual Canaan Sale, on Saturday 10th February between 9.30 and 3.00 in the Parish Hall, is raising money to help send the Ukraine orphanage children to Christian Summer Camp, and also to raise funds to keep Canaan's minibus running which is essential for the Incredible Kids Club work locally. Refreshments, light lunches and, probably, some music will all be on offer, so come and share this wonderful time with us.