St Mary Magdalen
A welcoming parish church at the heart of the community
- To have a deep hunger for the Lord, a passion to walk daily in fellowship with and love of God, to know his constant forgiveness and healing, his power, his holiness and so much more of God's character and then to respond to him with whole-hearted worship, service and obedience.
- To serve our fellow church members in practical ways and to encourage them in their Christian walk.
- To be a secure place for people to rest in God's love, to grow in Christian maturity and in the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.
- To reach into the community with the Gospel of Christ and in acts of service with the hope that they will be drawn into a living relationship with the risen Jesus, for his is the only name by which our neighbours, colleagues and friends may find peace with God.
- To be a place for renewal and revival in this parish and the locality.
- To be fully obedient disciples of Christ.
- To hold fully to the authority of the Bible and to embrace the presence and work of the Holy Spirit. We seek to be a church motivated by both the Word of God and the prompting of God's Spirit.
- To take seriously our citizenship of this world (Romans chapter 13), and encourage fair trade and justice as encouraged by the Old Testament prophets (e.g. Micah 6 v.8).
- ...The leading and anointing of the Holy Spirit in all we undertake for him. To this end we long to become a prophetic church which is ever listening to the voice of God through Scripture, prayer and worship.
Charity Number: 1156897
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Coffee and Prayer
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017, 9:15am @ Mulbarton Church
Would you like to take some time out of your week to pray, but struggle to find the time?
Then why not join us after the school drop-off on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15am for Coffee and Prayer.
Join us downstairs in Harvest House from 9:15am - 9:45am where tea and coffee are available. During our time together we read and discuss a passage from the Bible. There is also space to pray for the needs of our world, as well as things which are on your own heart and mind.
You don't need to be an experienced pray-er, beginners are always welcome! If you've got little ones with you, don't worry, as noisy children are also welcome!
Contact Andrew for more details - 01508 500343
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Easter Values and APCM Vision
Posted: Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 (3 months ago) by Adrian
April is the month in which we have to have our annual church meetings. It is also the month In which Easter often falls - this year it's right in the middle of April. It always strikes me as something of a juxtaposition. Remembering the week leading up to Jesus' death and celebrating His resurrection is perhaps the most intensely spiritual and searching of all our festivals. The word "crucial" comes from the Latin "crux", meaning "cross", and this week of celebration is truly crucial in every sense. On the other hand, we have the intensely practical work of attending to the legal aspects of running 4 charities, and ensuring that notices, electoral rolls, and reports are all in order for the annual meetings.
So, I find myself with this balance between spiritual and practical, between meditating on the timeless meaning of Jesus conquering death, and reading up on the latest changes around charity regulations, and making sure we do what we should. In reality, both these things are important.
We have to keep circling back to the roots of what we believe and what really makes us get out of bed in the morning. How Jesus has expressed His love to us in the person of Jesus Christ and in the events of Holy Week, is nothing short of astonishing, and it does lie at the heart of all we engage in. And yet we find ourselves with our own unique context and our own specific calling to pursue.
The APCMs provide an opportunity to review how we are living out God's call upon us and to cast the vision for where God is calling us to next. The annual meetings are much more than a series of talking heads, giving dry reports out of duty to the demands of charity law. They are a time when we can gather the wider church family, celebrate what God has done in the past year and seek God together for fresh vision and direction in the year ahead.
Our foundations and our values remain constant, and the resurrection celebrations bring us back to these. But our vision shifts and turns as the Spirit blows in new directions, and our annual meetings give ear to this.
I do hope to see as many folk as possible from the church families gathering through April, to seek both a re-grounding with God and a re-envisioning from Him.
Hethel Tuesday 4 April 7.30pm in Bracon Ash Village Hall
Mulbarton Monday 10 April 7.30pm in Harvest House.
Bracon Ash Tuesday 11 April 2.00pm in Bracon Ash Church
Flordon Tuesday 18 April 7.30pm in Flordon Church
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