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 May 20th is the Feast of Pentecost

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 (MSB p.174)

     Preacher The Reverend Andrew Maguire

                       Readings:  Acts 2 vv1-21, John 15 vv26-27 and 16 vv4b-15

                       Hymns:   (H&P) 307, 326, 281, 297 (i), 745 (i)

6.30pm Evening Service Preacher Reverend Karlene Kerr

                       Reading:  Acts 2 vv22-38, John 20 vv19-23

                       Hymns:  (A&M) 92, 157, 93, 156



God, who as at this time

taught the hearts of your faithful people

by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:

grant us by the same Spirit

to have a right judgement in all things

and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;

through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Post Communion

Faithful God,

who fulfilled the promises of Easter

by sending us your Holy Spirit

and opening to every race and nation

the way of life eternal:

open our lips by your Spirit,

that every tongue may tell of your glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

                                                   © Archbishop’s Council 2000                     



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


Next Sunday May 27th Trinity Sunday

8am          Holy Communion

9.45am     Holy Communion

12.15pm   Baptisms

6.30pm     Evening Service


Save The Date:

Monday May 21st


Tuesday May 22nd


Funeral – Winifred Johnson

Wednesday May 23rd




Holy Communion

Forget-me-Not Lunch Club

Gaywood Wives – Charity Auction

Thursday May 24th




Prayer Shawl – Church Rooms, Hall 2

Friday May 25th


Choir Practice

Saturday May 26th

8.30am 8.30pm

Thy Kingdom Come – Day of Prayer in Church



Thursday-Saturday May 24th-26th

Dersingham Methodist Church

Flower Festival – Theme ‘Step by Step’

Sunday May 27th

Circuit Celebration Service, London Road See notice for full details

Monday May 28th

Strollers Walk. Contact David Greening 01553 761040 for details

Sunday June 3rd

Retiring Collection Methodist Homes for the Aged

Saturday June 9th all day

Celebrate King’s Lynn

Saturday June 16th 1pm

Summer Fete. Note extended opening hours

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


St. Faith’s Summer Fete June 16th 1pm-4pm.

Please note extended opening hours.

There will be a variety of stalls and games both inside the Church Rooms and outside in the grounds with something to suit all age groups.  Any help you can give in manning stalls or providing prizes, cakes, plants or other items will be gratefully received. Please contact Anne Ess 01553 674992 or the Church Office. Donations can be left at the Church Office in the week before the Fete.


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.



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. We would like to organise a ‘Welcome Hamper’ for Laura and Martin to welcome them to their new home in Gaywood. Contributions of ‘goodies’ can be left at the office or handed to the Stewards or Wardens.


URGENT FOR TODAY.  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. The Cathedral needs to know how many people plan to attend the service. Please sign the list today or let the Office know on Wednesday May 23rd.

If you would like to come to the service but need help with transport, then please sign the transport 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.

Project Circuit Celebration Service


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.



Celebrate King’s Lynn Prayer Meeting. Monday May 21st at 7.30pm at the Gateway Offices, 99c High Street. The Churches Together in King’s Lynn Prayer Meeting planned for this date has been postponed.



Christian Aid – retiring collection


Last week was Christian Aid Week. If you would like to contribute but have not had an opportunity via the street or house to house collections, a basket and Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church today.



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 next year. Further details available from Lesley Harrison 01553 672966 or Reverend Heather Berry 01553 764098.



The Friends of St. Faith’s


Today, May, 20th we shall be holding the AGM of the Friends of St Faith's at 11.15am in the Church Rooms after the morning service, to which everyone is invited. Please come to hear how we are helping to fund important work on the church. If you would like to become a Friend you will be most welcome.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.



DID YOU WIN a raffle prize at the Friends concert on April 27th? One prize, which included a walk with the Town Guides, was not fully collected. Please ring Jackie Pearce on 01553 674430 and she will get it to you.



Our ‘Quiz and Chips Evening’ raised £144 for the Building Project. Special thanks Pat and Patsy Jackson and their team for such a splendid evening!


Catherine and Mervyn Park wish to thank you all for your concern, help and prayers during this time of difficulties and hope to be back among you in the not too distant future.


Strollers meet Bank Holiday Monday May 28th for a walk in Raynham Park. Meet in the Church Drive at 12 noon. We shall travel by car.  Bring usual refreshments etc. Transport can be provided.    David Greening 01553 761040


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


Easter Offering Appeal for World Methodist Mission. 

On behalf of our Methodist Circuit, I would like to say thank you very much for your Easter Offering totalling £65. It is organised each year by Methodist Women in Britain and is the only appeal for this Fund, so is extremely important to our Churches world-wide. Having been shown round the Meru University by The Reverend Peter Ensor and heard of the great way Methodist Ministers are trained in Kenya, I realise how important this appeal is to our partner Churches across the World.  The Easter Offering from the churches was dedicated at a special service at London Road Methodist on Wednesday May 16th.Thank you again for your support.                             Helen Maguire


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 are holding 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 8pm. Do come and pray. There will be a table of Prayer Shawls.


We Need Your Help - Please see Julie or Ian Swinton to give 1 hour.

We all lead busy lives, but please spare 1 hourto help make our forthcoming events a success.


Firstly, Thy Kingdom Come Day of Prayer in church on Saturday  May 26th between 8.30am and 8.30pm. We need people to offer 1 hour to sit in church and welcome visitors to St Faith’s. You will not be expected to do anything except be there and smile politely. 

Secondly, Celebrate King's Lynnin the Walks by the railway crossing in Tennyson Avenue on Saturday June 9th. We need people to come and spend 1 hour supervising an activity - either Hook-a-duck, Ping Pong Bowls, or make a bead bracelet between 10am and 4 pm. Alternatively, if you are feeling brave, why not join the team sharing the Good News with the people of Lynn and telling them how wonderful we are at St Faith’s.



Finally, please donate any packs of Haribo mini sweets or small 'pocket-sized' gifts e.g. erasers, pencils etc. that can be given out at Celebrate. The event is free and we cannot charge for any prizes, but last year we gave out 450 packs of sweets to children. So please start collecting, your donations are really important. There will be a box at the back of church for any donations.


Thank you so much for helping at either of the events. We cannot run them without you and the hour of time you give is vital and much appreciated.

St. Faith’s Church: Day of Prayer

Thy Kingdom Come

Saturday May 26th 2018





Morning Prayer

 Common Worship

Julie Swinton


Mid-Morning Prayer 


The Reverend 

David Cattle

12 noon

Midday Prayer 


The Reverend 

Karlene Kerr

12 noon

Midday Prayer 


The Reverend 

Karlene Kerr


Afternoon Prayer 


The Reverend 

Andrew Maguire


Mid-Afternoon Prayer Methodist

Joyce Banham and

 Betty Guy


Evening Prayer

Common Worship

Julie Swinton


Night Prayer


 The Reverend

Catherine Dixon