Weekly Leaflet

Sunday 16th February 2020 – Second Sunday before Lent

Welcome to St Faith’s Church Gaywood

Where Anglicans and Methodists welcome all to worship together,

seeking to love God and our neighbours as ourselves.

If you are a newcomer or a visitor to St Faith’s, please make yourself known to one of the clergy or welcome team

At each of the Communion Services everyone is welcome to receive Communion or a Blessing.

8am                       Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45am                 Holy Communion – Preacher Revd Robert Roberts

Readings:            Ecclesiasticus 15: 15-20, Matthew 5: 21-37

Hymns:                (H&P) 136, 788, 697, 759, 597, 673

6.30pm                 Evening Service – Preacher Revd Robert Roberts

Hymns:                 (PP) 155, 17, 16, 37, 107, 125, 27.



Almighty God,

you have created the heavens and the earth

and made us in your own image:

teach us to discern your hand in all your works

and your likeness in all your children;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,

now and for ever.


Post Communion

God our creator,

by your gift

the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise,

and the bread of life at the heart of your Church:

may we who have been nourished at your table on earth

be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross

and enjoy the delights of eternity;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

                                     Copyright: Archbishop’s Council 2000

Morning Prayer is usually held in Church at 8.30am on Monday to Friday. Everyone welcome.


17th February




Funeral – Gwen Williamson – Crematorium

Fundraising committee meeting

Tuesday, 18th February



Wednesday, 19th February





Holy Communion

Forget-me-not Lunch Club

Dementia Café

Gaywood Wives – Birthday Meal

Thursday, 20th February




Prayer Shawl – Amberley Hall

Friday, 21st February



Choir Practice

Children Choir

Saturday, 22nd February




Dates for your diary:

Sunday, 16th February 3.30pm

Installation of Reverend Julie Boyd as a Canon of Norwich Cathedral.

Saturday 22nd February 9.30am – 3pm

Tree Planting at Kings Reach

Tuesday 25th February 6pm

St Johns Church Vegetarian Pancake Feast

Friday 28th February 7pm

Christian Aid Quiz at London Road Methodist Church (please note change of advertised venue)

Friday 6th March 2pm

World Day of Prayer – Praying with Zimbabwe, All Saints Church, Manor Road, North Wootton.

Saturday 28th March

Spring Fair

Tuesday 21st April 7pm

Annual Congregational Meeting

Saturday 20th June

Summer Fete

Saturday 28th November

Christmas Fair


Next Sunday 23rd February 2020 – Sunday next before Lent

8am                       Holy Communion

9.45am                 Holy Communion

6.30pm                 Evening Service



You may like to include in your daily prayers:


The Church in: France, Germany, Monaco

Local Community: Newlyn Estate

School: St Martha’s Catholic Primary


Those in residential care: Margaret Chapman, John Garfoot, Audrey Mark,

Muriel Toby.

Those who are unwell: Claire, Jean, Mary, Teresa, Katie Beattie, Emma Brock,

John Button, Frederick Coker, Tracey Day, Carol Dexter, Les Easthall, Harry Ellis,

Margery Hooke, Christopher Hooke, Jessie Oddy, Cath Park, Anne Robertson, David Roycroft Sarah Thorne, Betty Tyrrell, Rachel Wagstaff, Siobhan Yates.

And continue to pray for: Elliot Buchanan, David Colby, Joyce Colby, Doreen Elks,

Lauren Greengrass, David Hawkins, Ray Howard, Maggie Linney, Pam Loveless, Stephen Powell, Terri and David, Joshua Wicks.


RIP: Peter Hawkes, Carol Leatherland, Gwenllian Williamson,

Anniversaries: Raymond Roome(16), Hazel Knibbs(17), George Colby(20), Richard Clowes(21), Nigel Hewitt(22).

Years Mind: Jean Whitehead(18), Lilian Thomas(23), Daniel Bodimeade(23).


Palm Crosses into Ashes

We will be creating the Ashes for imposition on Ash Wednesday from last year’s Palm Crosses. If you would like to donate your palm cross please put it in the box provided at the back of church.


Climate Change Project

Churches Together in King’s Lynn is supporting 2 projects for climate change:

  1. A tree planting project: Church goers will have the opportunity to buy and plant one or more trees on Saturday 22nd February at King’s Reach in Lynn. The group will meet on Anthony Nolan Road, PE30 4GD. People can come and go between 9.30am and 3pm.
  2. A vegetarian pancake feast on Tuesday 25th February at 6pm at St John the Evangelist Church, Blackfriars Rd, King’s Lynn PE30 1NT.


Lent Lunches

We will be holding Lent Lunches again on Fridays this year. The dates are:

28th February, 6th,13th, 20th and 27th March, and 3rd April. Lunch will be served at 12.45pm followed by a short talk from a member of the Clergy Team. Details to follow. If you would like to help by providing soup or serving or clearing and washing up please let the office know. Proceeds from the Lunches will go to the the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.


The Bishops' Lent Appeal 2020

The Lent Appeal 2020 is supporting the Diocese of Dogura in Papua New Guinea in buying a car. The mission in Dogura, Papua New Guinea has a history that spans back almost 130 years; when two Anglican missionaries convinced the warriors in Milne Bay Province not to kill them. The warriors were so moved by the missionaries’ message of peace and love that they gave the area of land on which they held their battle to the missionaries. The 2020 Lent Appeal is directed at getting the community of Dogura a car to reach neighbouring villages for evangelism; or get to main towns for training and access to key medical supplies. Transport currently involves descending from the plateau to a boat ride across the sea and then up to a two-hour wait for the “bus” – a truck from Awaiama – which may not arrive at all.

Your generosity will mean that the community of Dogura can remain on the site of their heritage and continue their good work throughout their Diocese as well as reach essential supplies for themselves. Your money will go towards buying a car, a Landcruiser or similar, for use by hospital staff, school teachers, and diocesan staff.

As well as supporting the wider community, the car will specifically enable:

  • Christian education  The Dogura plateau is home to one of Papua New Guinea's two church high schools - which attracts students from across the country.
  • Complex and sensitive medical work The hospital caters to a variety of needs, from young mothers and paediatric illnesses to those suffering with tuberculosis.
  • Accessible administration Most of the Diocese's central administration is situated on the plateau with no reliable way to reach the rest of the Diocese.


Circuit Consultation: God in Love Unites Us, the report of the Marriage & Relationships Task Group will take place on 3 dates at the following churches. The same format will be used at each venue, coffee to start, presentation lasting approximately an hour followed by a short worship service. You're invited to attend any session(s) you choose.      15 Feb, Saturday at 11 am at Hunstanton Methodist Church      19 Feb, Wednesday at 7 pm at Downham Market Methodist Church      22 Feb, Saturday at 11 am at London Road Methodist Church



Gideonsuk [formerly ‘The Gideons International in the British Isles] has been providing Bibles and New Testaments to people in all walks of life and in all kinds of places since our ministry began in the British Isles in 1949.

We minister in co-operation with all denominations and churches in which we give presentations of our work. In order to increase and sustain this ministry we need more Members and Friends and invite any who are interested in this ministry to find out more by contacting our chairman Mr. Nigel Singleterry, 4 Castle Close, King’s Lynn PE30 3EP. 01553 671285/07741450485 for more information.


Confirmation Service for 2020 – date to be confirmed

We are hoping to have a Confirmation Service for St Faith’s Church, Gaywood sometime in the summer of 2020. At St Faith’s Church we celebrate our ecumenical partnership of Anglicans and Methodists worshipping and ministering together and candidates for confirmation will be confirmed as joint members of the Anglican and Methodist churches. If you would like to talk to someone about being confirmed this year then please speak to a member of the clergy.                                                    


Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is always keen to welcome new members. We can teach you to knit or crotchet or show you how to make cards if this is a skill you would like to learn. We also welcome donations of yarn. Please contact the office or a member of the Ministry.


Christian Aid

Christian Aid has a vision of an end to poverty. Across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, we work with local partners to bring lasting change for people living in poverty, regardless of their faith, gender or race. Of every £1 given over the last year, 86p was spent on helping people living in poverty. We spend 14p from every £1 raised on raising the next £1, which keeps our work going. In order to carry out this work, we need you!!!! We need you to help with the door to door collections, or collections in the supermarkets/community, but more so we need people who are willing to spare a little more time in sharing the co ordinating please get in touch with Heather Berry 01553 764098. An opportunity would be to join us at the Quiz.

Christian Aid Quiz

The Christian Aid Quiz will be on Friday 28th February at London Road Methodist Church at 7pm (please note the change of advertised address). Volunteers are needed for this year’s Christian Aid Week which runs from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th May. There will be a street collection on Saturday 9th May.


Royal History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley


TUES 25 FEB 2020   21:00   BBC FOUR

Documentary series in which Lucy Worsley dispels the myths behind some of the key moments in British royal history.

In this episode Lucy Worsley explores how the history of the Spanish Armada has been manipulated by politicians and artists for generations.

In the making of this programme Lucy Worsley and the production team for BBC FOUR came to St Faith’s Church in Gaywood where Lucy interviewed a historian from Durham University as they discussed how the story of the Armada and the famous speech of Elizabeth I to the troops at Tilbury was depicted in the seventeenth century painting that hangs on the wall in our church.


Are you looking for a challenge this Lent?

Take up the #LIVELENT Care for God’s Creation, 40-day challenge!

There are copies of this booklet at the back of the church, please pick up a copy and join in with this 40-day challenge

to consider your response to God’s call to care for and honour God’s creation.

For each day there is a prayer, a reflection and a challenge to guide you on your way.


“Life Attitudes” A Five Week Study on the Beatitudes

by Robert Warren and Sue Mayfield

with the Reverend Laura Purnell and the Reverend Julie Boyd


Meeting on Mondays in Lent from 7pm – 8.30pm

2nd, 23rd March @ The Rectory

9th, 16th, & 30th March @ 170 Wootton Road

Jesus lived out the Beatitudes or beautiful attitudes in his earthly life and called his followers to do the same. This 5 session course grapples with these eight radical sayings from St. Matthew’s Gospel that contain both values for living and promises of blessing.


Whole Life Worship - taking Sunday into Monday. Exploring the

connections between worship and everyday life.

with the Reverend Karlene Kerr

Meeting on Thursdays in Lent from 11am – 12.30pm beginning on March 12th

@ 28b Gayton Road, for five sessions


Care for God’s Creation.

10 am on 10th; 24th; 31st March Led by Rev. Robert Roberts.

South Wootton Methodist Church.


Numbers are limited so please book your place on the sign-up sheet at the back of St Faith’s Church.  


West Norfolk Circuit - Church Contacts

Please include the following with your church notices for the next 3 Sundays, verbal or printed, as appropriate:

Circuit Consultation: God in Love Unites Us, the report of the Marriage & Relationships Task Group will take place on 3 dates at the following churches. The same format will be used at each venue, coffee to start, presentation lasting approximately an hour followed by a short worship service. You're invited to attend any session(s) you choose.


     15 Feb, Saturday at 11 am at Hunstanton MC

   19 Feb, Wednesday at 7 pm at Downham Market MC

     22 Feb, Saturday at 11 am at London Road MC

Thank you for all you do.

Church Office:

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am -12 noon

Telephone:         01553 774916 (voicemail outside opening times)


Website:              www.stfaithsgaywoodlep.org.uk

St. Faith's Church, Gaywood, King's Lynn is a Registered Charity, No 116860


Contact Info

St Faith's Church
Gayton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 4DZ

Tel. 01553 774916

More information on contact page.


If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact our safeguarding team.