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Mini-Christmas Tree Display

Starting on 9th December our Church put on its first ever Christmas Tree Display, but as our first we started in a small way with just 7 trees.

At the back of the church our Bellringers produced a tree showing all the different bells and even included a bell-rope or two at the base!

Then we had a tree from the Pakefield Patchers where all the decorations were beautifully crafted baubles each made of lovely Christmas designed fabrics and sewn in the…..

The childrens groups CYM decorated their own tree and added lights.

The Mothers’ Union tree featured details of all aspects of their work from Loving for Life – a marriage preparation for couples to AFIA (Away from it all holidays) for families.

Teddy Edward, a group run by Mothers’ Union had their own tree decorated

Pakefield Toddlers also had a tree with photos of their leaders and some of the children.

Finally, another adult tree in the form of Pakefield Wives who meet fortnightly on a Wednesday evening which gave details of the sorts of things they do.

Christingle

Two services were held on 3rd December, the first featuring the choir made up of our CYM children and at the  second a DVD was included showing an amusing take on the Nativity from New Zealand.

Before the first service at 4pm the Christingles had been prepared

 

 

The church soon became full, with extra seats  having to be put out.

 

The meaning of the Christingle was explained by Trudie and later all the children went to collect their lit Christingles  which were then paraded around the church.

     

Everyone ended up on the steps of All Saints’. Then after the lights were turned off and a song sung, the Christingles were safely extinguished and everyone returned safely to their seats, with some of the sweets already being eaten!

 

Towards the end of the service during the singing of a song, a collection was taken so anyone who had not returned their Children’s Society collection boxes could give to this very worthy cause.

At the end of each of the services as adults and children set off into the darkness of the winter evening, they took with them the light and joy of these lovely services, setting the scene for the Christmas Services ahead.

 

 

Pakefield Toddlers

Pakefield Toddlers is a friendly group which meets Mondays at the Church hall. We have children ranging from newborn babies to pre-schoolers who attend each week.  It is a lovely time for the careers to have a chat and meet people whilst enjoying watching their little one have fun and interact with the children around them. .. If you are interested in joining us please call Katey on 07834 910714.

 

Bell ringers

BELL RINGERS 

We presently have 6 regular ringers at Pakefield church and ring for weddings and before the 10.30am service each Sunday.

If you are interested in either finding out more what bell ringing involves, or if you are an experienced ringer and are visiting our church we  would be happy for you to join us in ringing – just come along on a Sunday at 10.00am.

For further information please contact Anne Gower at annegower1@btinternet.com

Bell Ringers

BELL RINGERS

 

We presently have 6 regular ringers at Pakefield church and ring for weddings and before the 10.30am service each Sunday.

If you are interested in either finding out more what bell ringing involves, or if you are an experienced ringer and are visiting our church we  would be happy for you to join us in ringing – just come along on a Sunday at 10.00am.

For further information please contact Anne Gower at annegower1@btinternet.com

Bishop’s visit

RECENT NEWS

Bishop Alan of Thetford visits Pakefield for the Day

Following on from the Bishop of Thetford’s visit to Pakefield Church for a confirmation service in October, he returned on 3 November to visit local schools, businesses and parishioners when he conducted a prayer walk around the parish.

The Rt Revd Alan Winton, or Bishop Alan as he prefers to be addressed, had a packed itinerary for his walks – where he met people on foot and prayed with and for them. He said, ”Whilst I enjoy meeting people in church buildings, I have found that by walking around you get a better sense of the parish.”

The Bishop’s visit started with a meeting with the management team at Sam Cole Food group in Hadenham Road where he learnt about the history of the industry in the area. His next stop was to take an assembly at Pakefield Primary School, before a short stroll to Pakefield High School to meet students and teachers.

After a walk to join church members for prayers at Pakefield Church it was time for sustenance and a chance to dine with members at the Tuesday lunch club at Pakefield Church Hall. Together with Canon Bob Baker and Rev Mark Capron he enjoyed a meal with the regular diners and even announced the winners of the raffle.

A prayer for Pakefield was held in the open near to the Knight Vision shop, and he also visited Hildesley Court Sheltered Housing Complex. His final walks took the Bishop to meet more parishioners at the Crosson’s home in Cranleigh Road and then to see Rev Mark Carpron’s family.

Canon Bob Baker said, “It has been good to have the Bishop here and for people in the church community to have a chance to have a chat with him. We were able to show him how active and lively the community is here in Pakefield.”

Bishop’s visit

RECENT NEWS

Bishop Alan of Thetford visits Pakefield for the Day

Following on from the Bishop of Thetford’s visit to Pakefield Church for a confirmation service in October, he returned on 3 November to visit local schools, businesses and parishioners when he conducted a prayer walk around the parish.

The Rt Revd Alan Winton, or Bishop Alan as he prefers to be addressed, had a packed itinerary for his walks – where he met people on foot and prayed with and for them. He said, ”Whilst I enjoy meeting people in church buildings, I have found that by walking around you get a better sense of the parish.”

The Bishop’s visit started with a meeting with the management team at Sam Cole Food group in Hadenham Road where he learnt about the history of the industry in the area. His next stop was to take an assembly at Pakefield Primary School, before a short stroll to Pakefield High School to meet students and teachers.

After a walk to join church members for prayers at Pakefield Church it was time for sustenance and a chance to dine with members at the Tuesday lunch club at Pakefield Church Hall. Together with Canon Bob Baker and Rev Mark Capron he enjoyed a meal with the regular diners and even announced the winners of the raffle.

A prayer for Pakefield was held in the open near to the Knight Vision shop, and he also visited Hildesley Court Sheltered Housing Complex. His final walks took the Bishop to meet more parishioners at the Crosson’s home in Cranleigh Road and then to see Rev Mark Carpron’s family.

Canon Bob Baker said, “It has been good to have the Bishop here and for people in the church community to have a chance to have a chat with him. We were able to show him how active and lively the community is here in Pakefield.”