We gather for worship every Sunday.

8.00 Holy Communion Service

9.45 Holy Communion service (except 2nd Sunday when there is an All Age informal Family Service)

9.45 Footsteps for children (except 2nd Sunday as above)

6.30 Evening Worship

Worship is varied in style and normally led by one of our Ministerial Team.

Prayers are held in the Church Monday - Friday mornings at 8.30am.  Evening prayer is held on Friday evening at 6pm.                                       



Weekly Leaflet

Sunday April 22nd is the Fourth Sunday of Easter 


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 The Reverend Karlene Kerr

                                Readings:  Acts 4 vv5-12, John 10 vv 11-18

                                Hymns:   (H&P) 485, 223, 44, 665, 592

12.15pm                  Baptisms

6.30pm                    Evening Service Preacher The Reverend Catherine Dixon

                                Reading: Psalm 23

                                Hymns:  (H&P) 203, 250, 223, 665




Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Post Communion

Merciful Father,

you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,

and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:

keep us always under his protection,

and give us grace to follow in his steps;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

                                                    © Archbishop’s Council 2000                      



Morning Prayer is held in Church at 8.30am on Monday to Friday - all welcome.




Monday April 23rd


Exploring Spirituality Group

Tuesday April 24th



Prayers in memory of Stephen Dexter

Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Congregational Meeting

Wednesday April 25th




Holy Communion

Forget-me-Not Lunch Club

Gaywood Wives – Norfolk Lavender

Thursday  April 26th





Prayer Shawl at 53 Russett Close

‘How to end modern slavery’.  London Road Methodist Church in King’s Lynn. Organised by Andrew Frere-Smith

Friday April 27th


Friends of St. Faith’s Concert

Saturday April 28th

12 noon

Strollers walk at Courtyard Farm, Ringstead



Next Sunday April 29th is the Fifth Sunday of Easter 

8.00am          Holy Communion

9.45am         Service of the Word

6.30pm         Evening Communion




Friday May 4th

Christian Aid Collection at Tesco, Hardwick – see notice for full details

Saturday May 5th

Methodist District Celebration, St. Edmund’s Cathedral, Bury St. Edmunds. Preacher The Reverend Loraine Mellor, President of the Methodist Conference.

Monday May 7th

Archdeacon’s Charge and Picnic at Holkham Hall 

Saturday May 12th

Quiz and Chips – 6pm Church Rooms

Tickets £7 each from the Church Office.

Saturday May 26th

Thy Kingdom Come Day of Prayer

 at St. Faith’s – see notice for full details

Sunday May 27th

Circuit Celebration Service, London Road  - see notice for full details

Saturday June 9th – all day

Celebrate King’s Lynn

Saturday June 16th 2pm

Summer Fête

Saturday June 30th 10.30am

Ordination of Laura Purnell

Norwich Cathedral

Sunday July 1st 9.45am

Welcome to Laura and Martin Purnell

Sunday September 30th 10.30am and 12 noon

Harvest Festival and Lunch

Autumn – watch this space

Mystery Auction



Quiz and Chips 6pm Church Rooms Saturday May 12th

Tickets £7 each from the Church Office. Vegetarian option available. Booking essential. 



Autumn Mystery Auction

You are invited to bring a present or more back from your holiday/day out or weekly shopping. This present should be wrapped with where it is from written on it. Please no price or contents. The Mystery Auction will take place in October after Harvest-time. For more details please speak to Pat or Patsy Jackson.



A Celebration Concert for the FRIENDS of St. Faith’s with special guest singer, The Rt. Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn – FINAL REMINDER The Friends of St. Faith’s would like to invite everyone to a Concert in Church on Friday April 27th at 7pm. We are celebrating the 20th birthday of The Friends, which works hard to maintain the fabric of our beautiful building. Please put this date in your diary. Tickets including refreshments are £7 or two for £10 and can be obtained in advance from the office, or from Jackie Pearce 01553 674430, or on the door.



Become a FRIEND of St. Faith’s Church, Gaywood

You are invited to become a FRIEND of St. Faith’s Church Gaywood. The Friends are made up of church and non-church members alike, people with a common concern for the preservation of our beautiful church building in Gaywood. Application forms are available at the back of church and in the church office. Any new members joining the Friends on the evening of the Celebration Concert will receive a special membership rate of £5 for their first year of membership.          Julie Boyd



Your Help Is Urgently Needed on Friday May 4th

Permission has been granted for aCHRISTIAN AIDcollection at the Hardwick TESCO store that day. We need more collectors. If you could spare an hour or two to help, please contact Heather Berry on 01553 764098. If you would like to help but cannot manage that day, help is needed with other supermarket and street collections in King's Lynn centre the following week. Contact Heather for details or see the notice in church or the office.




A message from Carol and Peter Dexter

We would like to thank the clergy and all our church family for their prayers, cards and messages of sympathy at the sad loss of our eldest son, Stephen. He had been ill for many years, first with a stroke and then cancer. He will be sadly missed.  The funeral is on April 24th in Bures, Suffolk where he lived. Carol and Peter.


A time of prayer in memory of Stephen Dexter

There will be a short prayer service in St. Faith’s Church on Tuesday April 24th at 2.30pm in memory of Stephen Dexter. All those who would like to support Carol and Peter in prayer but are not able to be with them at the funeral in Suffolk are very welcome to come to this service.  




Our new curate will be arriving soon

At Petertide we will be welcoming our new curate to St. Faith’s church, Gaywood. Her name is Laura Purnell and she will start her curacy with us on July 1st after her ordination at Norwich Cathedral. Laura is married to Martin and so we very much look forward to welcoming them both to our church family very soon.




The Ordination Service for new Deacons in the Norwich Diocese will take place on Saturday June 30th at 10.30am at Norwich Cathedral. Do come along to support Laura and Martin and to welcome them. If you would like to come to the service but need help with transport then please sign the list at the back of the church. Please sign if you are going by car and will have empty seats and can offer lifts or if you would like a lift. We will not be organising a coach.




Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a prayer initiative in which the Church of England is working in partnership with the Methodist Church in which we are invited to pray for more people to come to know the transformational love of Jesus Christ. At St. Faith’s we will be having a day of prayer on Saturday May 26th from 8.30am – 8.30pm. There will be prayer stations through the day for individual devotions and led prayers in various styles beginning at 8.30am with Morning Prayer, then at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm concluding with Compline at 8.30pm Save the date and come and pray.



Circuit Celebration Service

Also as part of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative, there will be a special circuit service on Sunday May 27th at 3pm at London Road Methodist Church. The preacher will be the Chair of the Anglia District, The Reverend Julian Pursehouse.


Strollers meet next Saturday April 28th at 12 noonin the Church Drive for a walk at Courtyard Farm, Ringstead. We shall travel by car. Bring usual refreshments etc. and wet weather gear. Transport can be provided. 


Next walks: Bank Holiday Mondays May 7th and 28th

David Greening 01553 71040




Trip to Bury St. Edmunds on Saturday May 5th - £5

Coach from London Road Methodist Church – Tea in the Abbey Gardens followed by a service in the Abbey at 6.30pm. Please let Betty Guy know as soon as possible if you would like to join us.                       



Bingo Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended and/or donated prizes to make our Bingo evening go with a swing. £415 was the final sum raised.


Help needed please

Peter Elwin has been faithfully transporting our church Foodbank donations down to the Foodbank (now back at the Purfleet Trust building at St. Ann’s Fort near True’s Yard). We are looking for someone with a car to take this on. It means picking the donations up from the back of church every 2 to 3 weeks. Please contact me, Daphne Sampson 01553 772787 or the church office 01553 774916.




Christian Aid Coordinator Needed

A Co-ordinator is needed to promote the work of Christian Aid and organise the house-to-house collection in Gaywood May 13th-19th. Further details available from Lesley Harrison 01553 672966 or The Reverend Heather Berry 01553 764098.




Remembrance Day

Would anyone in the congregation like to knit poppies to decorate the church for Remembrance Day? It is 100 years since the end of the First World War, and our poppies are very old and tatty, so some new ones would be a fitting tribute to all who lost their lives. Please see me if you are interested.                      Carol Dexter.




Church Rotas for June to August

Please let Rosalind Wicks know the dates you are not available by Sunday May 6th. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone 01553 765797.




Booking the Church Rooms

If you are planning a Church event and want to book the Church Rooms, please contact the office in the first instance.




Church Office:

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

Telephone:             01553 774916 voicemail outside opening times.

Email:                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:                  www.stfaithsgaywoodlep.org.uk



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 St. Faith's Church, Gaywood, King's Lynn is a Registered Charity, No 1168610