Monday, 19 August 2019

Church closure in Old Buckenham

Re-thatching to re-start soon

At 11am on Sunday 8 September, after you've popped your entries into the village hall for the produce show, you are invited to come along to All Saints Church for a very informal service to mark the forthcoming closure of the church building and the start of the nave re-thatching work.
Every month All Saints have a service called ‘Morning Prayer’ (or sometimes ‘Service of the word’). It is often led by someone other than a minister and doesn’t include communion. Those leading the worship have a bit of freedom when it comes to the content of the service and on Sunday 8 September it will stray even further away from the ‘norm’. Even if you have never been to a church service at All Saints (or anywhere) before, they would love to see you. There will be a few hymns and prayers and a chance to share a bit of history and to meet a couple of ‘visitors’ from All Saints past.
Instead of the usual weekly collection for church funds there will be a donation box in the church for the Norfolk Churches Trust - an organisation committed to supporting the wonderful wealth of church buildings in Norfolk. The 'bike ride' around the various Norfolk churches, also raising funds for the NCT, will be taking place on the following Saturday 14 September.
Coffee, etc, will be served in the Church Rooms after the service. You will still have time to get home for lunch before heading off to the village show to check on the prize winners in the Produce Show.
You are of course welcome to every service at All Saints. The last service in the church before it closes for the re-thatching work will be the Harvest Festival on Sunday 15 September. Services after that date will either be held in the Church Rooms or an alternative venue (watch out for more information) until the work is completed in the early spring 2020.

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