Friday, 27 January 2017

Unity Week: After the Event

Here are a few pictures taken at the Pilgrimage and the United Service as well as the videos from the service.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Report on EBA Project 2016

In June, at the assembly the EBA launched Project 2016 – Gorleston Baptist Church in Norfolk presented their project;
Our project is to completely refurbish the rear to include a new toilet area with shower, new entrance new kitchen, new roof, new bright airy hall which will have a mezzanine floor with extra rooms. It will also provide a better atmosphere for the existing Drop- In folk, and to be able to make it available to the community for occasional use".

Six months later they have sent an update as to how things are going;

“The project has been held up for a few months, but since October the Redevelopment Team have been working flat out to try and catch up time.
We have seen the architect and have approved the final set of plans for the building works. It went before Great Yarmouth Borough Council Planning Committee in December, and in early January we were informed that the plans had been passed.
Another meeting has been held and we have agreed for a site survey of topological survey of the grounds, and then we should be ready to go to builders quotes."

The church is very thankful for the financial gifts they have received so far from EBA churches and thank those who have been praying for them.   Please keep praying that the next six months sees work started on the work in practical terms and for those within our community that will benefit from the finished work.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Unity Week Programme

Churches Together in Felixstowe have published their programme for this year's Unity Week  which is from the 16th to 22nd January.   The summary is below.

St Andrew's Church will be holding Morning Prayer at 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Convent, Orwell Road will be open for Vespers at 4.30pm each day Monday 16th –Friday 20th January.  This will last 20 minutes followed by a cup of tea.  St John's is also open all week during daylight hours for personal prayer.

2.      Monday 16th January      Monthly Town Prayers session at Trinity Methodist Church 10-11.30am.  Come & go as you are able. Prayers for the work of the churches & organisations in our town.
3.       Tuesday 17th January 10.30am Reflections at the URC led by Rev Ivor Smith and will be using the theme for that day from the Book ‘Crossing Barriers’
4.       Tuesday 17th January 10.00am at The Laydens Community Centre, Langley Avenue IP11 2NA. An opportunity to find out more about this community project that has had much input from the churches. The regular drop-in clinic will be taking place run by Walton Parish Nursing.  Refreshments can be bought from the cafĂ©.
Wednesday 18th January 9-30am Morning Prayer followed by Holy Communion at 10-00am at St Andrew's Church
5.       Friday 20th January 12noon Mass at St Felix Church followed by a Hunger Lunch.
6.       Saturday 21st January A Pilgrimage around the town churches starting at St Mary’s at 10am, MRBC, SRMC, St Andrew’s, St Felix, Ranelagh Rd, Salvation Army, The Convent, St John’s, URC, ending at Trinity Methodist for refreshments at 11.45am. At each church a prayer will be said outside.  Come & go as you are able.   The route is as follows: 

 Sunday 22nd January We end the Week with a United Service at Felixstowe Academy at 6.30pm. Speaker Rev. Simon Goddard.  The stones will be brought back.  United choir from the churches.  Refreshments after the service. (Some seats will be made available on the floor area for those can’t manage the tiered seating.)

Posters are downloadable here for both the week's programme and the United Service.

United Service