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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Great God Family Service and Picnic for All Ages
Sun, 25 Jul, 2021, 11am @ Mulbarton Church & Zoom
NB: Sorry, folks, the weather forecast is terrible for Sunday morning, and indoors is not safe enough, so picnic cancelled...
We are doing something special to mark the first Sunday after legal covid restrictions are lifted, and incorporating godparent Sunday and national picnic month. Why not join in?
The Great God-Family Picnic is a perfect day for families, godparents, godchildren and the whole family of God to:
- Thank God for special peope in our lives, young and old
- Celebrate new life and new families that have formed over these last 15 months of lockdown
- Get together with godparents and godchildren
- Pray for one another
- Remember the amazing journey of faith we share
Please do come and join us:
11am, Mulbarton Church - A cheerful celebration of new life for all ages
12noon, Mulbarton Common & Harvest House - Bring your own picnic - toilet and baby changing facilities available at Harvest House
Continue the amazing journey
Contact Adrian for more details - 01508 571167
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Brother Sam at Hethel Church Weekend
Posted: Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 (22 hours ago) by Adrian
After having to postpone from 2020 due to the pandemic, Hethel Church were finally able to hold their weekend event celebrating the beauty of the Earth.
Peter Nicholls, Churchwarden at All Saints Church in Hethel tells us more:
“What a weekend! A capacity crowd (30) got up at 3.45am to see the sunrise. The clouds got in the way, but we enjoyed crystal-clear photos taken last year, and senior Franciscan Brother Sam sang a metrical version of Canticle of the Creatures which, he said, he’d never done at sunrise before. Moving (and slightly bizarre at 4.45am in a Norfolk lane). We then wandered private farm tracks enjoying and naming birdsong.
“Brother Sam delighted: on walks; in a formal talk; preaching; having lunch with a booked group, and serving drinks to pizza-and-beautiful-music-goers on Saturday evening. The message? This is God’s Earth and He loves all of creation. Salvation is not just about us; creation care is for God’s sake. It is for the sake of our neighbours who are overheating or flooding or drying up and it will be for our own benefit, too. Our primary driver should be that God cares as much for Brother Ant and all of life as he cares for us. We were urged to ‘See Differently’ – the title of Br. Sam and others’ book about Franciscans and creation. This was embodied in two prayer walks, appreciating nature through each of the five senses in turn and giving thanks to God.
“On Sunday afternoon Dr Anne Edwards led another capacity crowd through Hethel’s enviro-rich churchyard – at its peak for wildflowers – and beyond, spotting plants, grasses, trees, and insects of interest. Tea and cake, of course, followed, like all the catering both sustainable and beautiful. Br. Sam closed the event with a beautiful “Short Service for a Summer’s Afternoon”.
“Funds were raised for the Society of Saint Francis, A Rocha (overseer of the Eco Church scheme) and Hethel Church. Were people made more aware of the Christian’s responsibility to oppose environmental degradation? We pray so and received positive comments suggesting that the event ‘moved the dial’ a bit.”
We were privileged to welcome Brother Sam to Hethel Church's special weekend, "For the beauty of the Earth". A member and once leader in the Society of St Francis, Brother Sam encouraged us to refocus on what really matters in relation to God and God's world, our home.
On the Sunday morning, he gave a simple message during the morning services, which is well worthwhile revisiting. You can see that message here:
On the Saturday, Brother Sam talked about some of the themes from his book, "Seeing differently". After the talk, there was a Q&A session, and a summing up from Brother Sam, all viewable on our YouTube channel, and embedded below.
Brother Sam main talk: "Seeing Differently":
Brother Sam Q&A:
Brother Sam summing up:
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