Dear All, I hope you are keeping well.
Like so many, we have been shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine. Bishop Graham has asked us to pray for those whose lives are affected by this crisis, and our Sunday services (Feb 27th) will include the opportunity to light candles and pray for a just and peaceful end to the conflict. The services will be 10am Communion at Surlingham and 4pm Evensong at Rockland (Book of Common Prayer).
You’re also welcome to our video Morning Prayer, which can be watched here
On Tuesday we’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a Pancake Party in Rockland Parish Room between 12.15pm and 2.15pm. All proceeds will be divided equally between Home Start Norfolk and Rockland Church.
Ash Wednesday (Mar 2nd) marks the beginning of Lent and gains an added significance this year. Pope Francis has asked Christians across the world to pray and fast then for Ukraine. You are welcome to join us in silent prayer at Rockland St. Mary’s Church, 8.30am-9am, and Ash Wednesday Communion and Ashing in the Barn at 11am. The Barn service will be livestreamed on YouTube. Please type in ‘Helen Garrard’ in YouTube search to find the service on Helen’s channel or click the link on Rockland Churches Face Book page.
Friday (4th) is the annual World Day of Prayer, and this year the service will be held in Ashby and Thurton Village Hall at 2pm, with refreshments and a children’s corner.
Next Sunday’s services (6th) will be 9.30am Communion at Claxton and 11am Morning Prayer at Carleton St. Peter.
With all good wishes,
Nick and Helen