3rd Sunday before Lent 17th February 2019

The West Norfolk Priory Group

3rd Sunday before Lent

Baptism of Milo Dibley

17th February 2019


Our Hymns today (Come and Praise)

3 All things bright and beautiful

47 One more step along the world I go

19 He’s got the whole world
52 Lord of all hopefulness



Eternal God,

whose Son went among the crowds

and brought healing with his touch:

help us to show his love,

in your church as we gather together,

and by our lives as they are transformed into the image of Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Our reading today

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

 Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

 ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. 
‘But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 
‘Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. ‘                                    Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.                                        Luke 6.17-26

Please include in your prayers              Those in our prayer basket, those who are ill or housebound: Rebecca, Tony Marie, Philippa Jamieson, Mick Collins, Dilys Garland, David Colby, Margaret Gardner, Samantha Clark, Lynne Watton, Frederick Ali, Josie, Ted Smith, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, Ursula Britts, Ron Miller, Wilf Harris, Debra, John, Christine, Tony Porter, Jessica Clark

Those who have died: Brian King, Ron Miller

February and March 2019 Services


*Sunday 24th February 11am Wormegay Mission Room Canon Stephen Leeke

* Sunday 3rd March 11am Runcton Holme Revd Dr David our Priest in charge

*Ash Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm Stow Bardolph Revd Dr. David priest in charge

*Thursday 7th March 10am Morning Prayer Runcton Holme led by lay people

*Sunday 10th March 11am Tottenhill  Reverend Alan Bennett

Mission Administrator Louise Vigus email louise.vigus@westnorfolkpriorygroup.co.uk The office is open weekdays 9am-1pm Tel.no. 07596 707469 Address: Church Office, 27/29 Bridge Street, Downham Market PE38 9DW.

Steve Waters Deanery Mission Development Officer email: deanerymission@gmail.com 07392 074 992

The Snowdrop (Galanthus) 2019

Ryston Hall

Sunday 24th February

​Opening Times: 11am - 4pm

Admission £4.00 - Under 16's FREE

(Proceeds to Ryston Church)

Refreshments available



Saturday 23rd February

7.30pm Wimbotsham Village Hall

Teams of 4 - £4 per person

Bring own Refreshments   Tea & Coffee available                                                       Book your Team with Liz or Philip on 01366 388954

Proceeds in aid of St Mary’s Church, Wimbotsham