Sunday next before Lent Everyday Faith Sunday 23rd February 2020

The West Norfolk Priory Group


Sunday next before Lent

Everyday Faith Sunday

23rd February 2020


Our Hymns today

82 From heaven you came helpless babe

368 Will you come and follow me

309 Take my life and let it be

25 Be still for the presence of the Lord



Holy God, 

you know the disorder of our sinful lives:

set straight our crooked hearts,

and bend our wills to love your goodness

and your glory

in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.


A reading from the book of Exodus

The Lord said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.’ So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. To the elders he had said, ‘Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.’

Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 24. 12-end

A reading from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

2 Corinthians 5. 17-20

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

Matthew 28 16-20

 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, Shaun Caley, Roger, Philip, Carole, , Debra, Christine, Tony Porter, Kath, Sam, Ken Martin, Wendy

To contact our Churchwardens, please ring:

Runcton Holme Eve Thomas 01553 812094

Runcton Holme Brenda Redfern 01553 811212

Tottenhill Teresa Anderson 01553 810037

Watlington John Murfitt 01553 811086

Watlington Barbara Church 01553 810584

Wormegay Elaine Squires 01553 841252

Wormegay Janet Shinn 01553 841410


February and March Services

*Ash Wednesday 26th February 11am Stow Bardolph

*Sunday March 1st 9.30am Runcton Holme Revd Dr. David

*Thursday 5th March 10am Runcton Holme BCP Communion + Coffee

*Sunday 8th March 11am Watlington Revd Dr. David

*Sunday March 15th 9.30am Wormegay Revd Dr. David

*Mothering Sunday March 22nd 11am Tottenhill Revd Alan Bennett

*Sunday March 29th 11am Watlington Revd. Dr. David

Diary Date

Fairtrade Fortnight Feb 23-March 7

Fair trade Coffee Morning Saturday 29th February 10am-12noon 32 Fen Road Watlington All Welcome proceeds to Traidcraft Exchange Charity Number 1048752


 Please continue to give to the King’s Lynn foodbank through the basket at the back of Watlington Church. Non-perishable items (food and toiletries) always wanted.’


Mission Administrator Louise Vigus email

The office is open Monday to Thursday 10am-noon 07596 707469 Address: Church Office, 27/29 Bridge Street, Downham Market PE38 9DW.



A celebration of Healing and Wholeness

Saturday 14th March 2020, 10am to 4pm,

Ely Cathedral

All are welcome for a day of learning, prayer and celebration, including

lectures from experts in Healing communities and Christian Healing

If you would like to attend, please let Barbara (C) know and we can get free tickets for you


Holy Week 2020 – Monday 6th April - Agape Meal at 1pm in Fincham Church. Limited space; booking is essential. Please contact Cathie as soon as possible:

FYI, there is no cost for this meal although there will be a plate for donations if anyone wants to give.

To contribute to this newssheet, contact Barbara Church 01553 810584, If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the newssheet please e-mail

The Parish Giving Scheme is moving to a new address

Please be advised that from Monday 2nd March 2020 the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) Team will be operating from a new location.

  • Our new address will be:

76 Kingsholm Road



Please also note the following new contact information:

  • Call the helpline telephone number on:  0333 002 1260 *


*telephone calls from a landline will typically cost no more than the national rate but this will depend on your communication provider. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please update your records and your donors with the new address and contact information.  Please be assured that after Monday 2nd March 2020, any emails, telephone calls and mail posted to Church House will be diverted to the new address. 


Diocese of Ely Prayer Calendar

Sunday 23rd February Today we pray for the Benefice of Meldreth. We pray for its Clergy: The Revd Lizzie Shipp, The Revd Mary Price. We pray for its LLM(s): Mrs Pat Smith and its volunteers, PCC members, Churchwardens and congregations. We pray for those working in our prisons and from the Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: Pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America The Right Revd Julio Murray Thompson - Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Panama