News from around the Parishes


The observant amongst you will have noticed that a new lamp has been erected besides the statue of the Sacred Heart. This has been undertaken in memory of Fr Alan Reed. If you wish to contribute to the cost of this project, then please speak to Fr Harri or Stephen Parkinson. The lamp will be formally dedicated on the Feast of the Sacred Heart (28th June) by Bishop Martyn Jarrett.


Christian Aid Week - 12th to 18th May 2019. There is a tub at the back of church or envelopes for any donations to this very worthwhile charity. Please give as generously as you are able to support this important cause.


Bishop Norman will be coming to our Benefice on Saturday 27th July to Confirm at St Peter’s Church at 11am. If anyone is interested in being Confirmed or would like to know more please speak to Fr Harri.


St Mary’s Churchwardens: Maureen Howard & Stephen Parkinson

St Peter’s Churchwardens: Brian Landale (Vice Chairman of the PCC) & James Woodhouse

St Giles’ Churchwardens: Ann Fletcher & Cara Ross

Parish Treasurer: Stephen Parkinson

PCC Secretary & Electoral Roll Officer: Lynette Sutton

PCC Members: Sr Angela (Deanery Synod), Rita Miell, Marlene Keeling, Paolo Castagnoli, Stuart Grout, Graham Howard, Jonathan Bardwell, Pam Miller (Deanery Synod), Stephen Burgoine, Marc Booty, Ann Sayer, Bert Frew, Dianne Green, Brian Green (Co-Opted).

Safeguarding Officer: Helen Nolan.


PCC News

• A resolution was passed that an application be submitted for Jeremy Gash and Jonathan Bardwell to be licensed to administer Holy Communion in Church.

• A resolution was passed that faculty applications be made for St Mary’s to install guttering the West Porch and for the re-surfacing of the disabled car park in gravel with meshing.

• The Saturday 9.30am Mass would now take place at the Priory, from Easter Saturday onwards.



Fr Harri Williams SSC


On Monday 3rd December Fr Harry Williams SSC was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice by The Rt Revd Jonathan Meryck, Bishop of Lynn and the Archdeacon of Lynn, The Ven Ian Bentley; the Preacher was The Rt Revd Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough.


A full set of images of the ceremony

my be seen here




The Ecumenical Agreement 2018



At Solemn Vespers in the Shrine Church, filled to over-flowing, on Monday 24th September – the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham – a new Covenant agreed between the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Shrines in Walsingham was announced and signed by Fr Kevin Smith (Priest Administrator of the Anglican Shrine) and Mgr John Armitage (Rector of the Roman Catholic Shrine). Messages from the Bishop of Norwich and the Bishop of East Anglia were read out to mark the occasion.





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