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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Tue, 27 Feb, 2018, 6:30pm @ Bracon Ash & Hethel Village Hall
For youth aged 10 or over. A social occasion with tuck shop, pool table, electronic dart-board, table tennis, Lego competition, games and occasional craft activities.
Those who come are free to move between activities as they wish, or simply sit at a table and chat.
£1.50 on the door which covers the cost of hiring the hall, all activities and several hotdogs.
Contact Adrian for more details - 01508 571167
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Approaching Jesus... this Lent
Posted: Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 (1 week ago) by Adrian
February is the month that Lent begins. We are planning plenty to nourish you in spirit through the season of Lent and Holy Week across the benefice. I do hope and pray that as you tap into some of what is available, that as you approach Jesus for yourself, you will truly encounter Him afresh, in a way that is life-giving and sustaining. May you find joy in the journey!
Each parish church will have a special service as we progress through Lent:
- We begin Lent with our Ash Wednesday Communion Service at Bracon Ash on 14 February.
- Then as Lent ends, in Holy Week:
- on Wednesday, 28 March, Flordon will host a (new for us) Tenebrae Service, otherwise known as a "Service of Shadows";
- Mulbarton will host a Maundy Thursday Evening Communion on 29 March;
- and then on Good Friday, 30 March, the Good Friday Walk through Mulbarton in the morning,
- and the Good Friday Meditative Service in Hethel in the afternoon.
- In addition, there will be extra times of prayer and reflection through Holy Week, and a couple of outings arranged to the cathedral.
In between the Ash Wednesday Service on 14 February and the Tenebrae Service on 28 March, we will follow the Lent readings on Sundays, and mid-week, we will be looking at a series entitled "Approaching Jesus".
We will learn from the ways Jesus shared the journey with a number of different people. People, who approached him at different times and places, as recorded in Matthew's gospel. These practical and personal six studies combine honesty with humour in order to take you through the 40 days of Lent.
These six fascinating studies are sure to give us lots of stimulating and enriching food for thought, and lead us closer to our Lord. The six sessions are:
Session 1: The Pharisee: A Passion for Purity
Session 2: A Father: A Persistent Prayer
Session 3: Peter: A Question of Forgiveness
Session 4: A Rich Man and a Generous Woman
Session 5: Judas: A Hidden Agenda
Session 6: Mary & Martha: A Restoration Project
I'll draw from the first of the six studies at the Ash Wednesday Service, and the remaining five studies will be the focus of small groups through Lent. You can key into a group on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings:
- Mondays: 19 February, and 5, 12, 19 & 26 March, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., led by Jill Wright, meeting at 22 Birchfield Gardens
- Tuesdays: 20 February - 20 March, 7:30-9:30pm, led by Fran Kittle, meeting at Willow Farm, Silfield Road, Wymondham
- Wednesdays: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., led by Adrian, Peter & Cathy: 21 Feb - Church View, The Common; 28 Feb - King John's Thorn, Hethel; 7 March - Hethel Hall Cottage, Hall Road, Hethel; 14 March - Church View, The Common, Mulbarton; 21 March - King John's Thorn, Hethel
- Also on Wednesdays, 7:45-10pm, led by Tom & Becky Taylor, meeting at 69 Orchard Way, Wymondham
A study book will be available for the Lent Course, from any of the group leaders, at a discounted price of £4.50
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