Can you help the Angels find their way to the nativity?

We'll be launching and praying for the #ChristmasRocks at our carol service at 4pm in Hethel Church on Sunday 10th December 

From Tuesday 12 December to Christmas Eve, there will be a heavenly host of angels around Bracon Ash and Hethel. Can you find them?
30 Angel Rocks will be placed around our two villages. When you find one, you can take it home. Take a photo as well and post it on our Facebook page along with #ChristmasRocks. And keep hunting! You can post as many photos of Angel Rocks as you like (but please only take one per child home). If you can't findany, don't worry – make and photograph your own.Then bring an Angel Rock you have found - or made – to the #ChristmasRocks Crib Service at 4 pm on Christmas Eve at Bracon Ash Church and help "Andy the Angel" to tell the Christmas Story!

Here are some clues to help you find an angel rock:

#ChristmasRocks clues: Rocks can be found near a post, sign, object or building.

Around Bracon Ash. Have fun finding angels!
1. Number 37 will come here.
2. The slatted doors keep leaves not visitors out!
3. Mergate Farm House can be seen from this Mergate Lane sign.
4. Dr Who has a blue one whilst ours is red.
5. Climb up for a slide.
6. A 510 Yard hole.
7. Sitting here a bus might come, but cars and lorries go by all the time.
8. St Nicholas has a Car Gate and a Small Gate.
9. Lots of wheels for sale here.
10. Where a zip line starts.
11. The sign on The Common showing that it is home to these creatures.
12. Three different Bishops' hats on a big post.
13. A train that goes nowhere.
14. 6 miles to Norwich and 103 to London.
15. Sit here to view the War Memorial.

Around Hethel. Have fun finding angels!
1. Here is where we remember 588 lost lives.
2. Where Mr Crane met the Spong?
3. (Un)scramble the "porous glut" and it's near the walkers' gate.
4. How old? They say at least 700 years!
5. No yellow ribbon around this, just a chain. OK for walkers but 'No
Horses' please in Bush Close.
6. Stops a spin in the snow where roads meet.
7. Drivers: this notice marks the entrance to 389th Memorial Museum.
8. Five wooden "houses" in a row in the woods. Could one be a stable?
9. Gone a-Drift? Take the weight off your feet.
10. Run out of road? You can walk from here near The Track.
11. Set in stone, this couple look very fine.
12. Sorry, can't get any closer to this huge water container.
13. Park and walk to this Protected Wildlife Area. Need directions?
14. Where Potash Lane runs into doubt. Is it Hethel?
15. Find out what's going on at All Saints Church.


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Christmas for Children

Christmas for Children

Lots of exciting things coming up for children over the festive season...

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 Christingle, Pre-School, Carols and Fayres


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We will remember them

We will remember them

Thank you to all those who supported one of our five Remembrance services this week.  In total, over 300 congregated and about £400 was raised towards the Royal British Legion appeal.

23 people attended the moving service in Hanover Gardens on Thursday afternoon, with a short act of remembrance, led by Adrian.  Some people there talked with fondness about their personal memories of the men from Mulbarton who had lost their lives in war.

About 50 gathered outdoors at the war memorial in Bracon Ash at 11am on Armistice Day.  Andrew led a short service, followed by refreshments in Bracon Ash Village Hall.  Thanks are due to the members of the armed forces who were in support, to the quartet who led the singing, and to those who prepared refreshments.  We remembered the fallen from Hethel and Bracon Ash, as well as those who were based at Hethel's 389th Bombing Group.

On that Saturday evening, 165 people gathered at Hethersett Church to hear Mulbarton's community choir, Wherry Brass Band, and Mulbarton Primary School Choir in concert.  Sales from the programmes went to the Royal British legion annual appeal.

On Sunday morning, we held 2-minute silences at 11am, incorporated in acts of worship, in 3 of our churches.

Over 200 gathered in Mulbarton Church, including 92 children, many of whom Adrian had visited during the week in their scout and guide units. Adrian led an age-appropriate exploration around the theme of freedom, considering what we like to do with the freedom we have, and what it has cost people in the past to give us that freedom.  We were delighted to see so many in support.  Guides and scouts groups had made wreaths, poppies and decorated stones in memory of the fallen, which were laid at the font.  About £160 was donated, to be split between the church and the Royal British Legion.

About 30 gathered in Flordon Church, where Andrew led a moving service, sharing the story of Norfolk's first V.C. award, some thoughts on heroes, and how it all relates to Jesus' self-sacrificial love.  £100 was donated to the Royal British Legion.

18 gathered in Hethel, where Peter & Cathy led a meaningful time of worship, around the theme of remembering.  £86 was donated to the Royal British Legion.

All the churches were beautifully decorated by dedicated volunteers.

Once again, thanks to all.


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