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 28thOctober is the Last Sunday after Trinity

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.

 8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)        

9.45am                    Holy Communion (Box Sunday)– Preacher Reverend Julie Boyd

Readings:                Hebrews 7:23-end, Mark 10:46-end

Hymns:                     (H+P) 515, 215, 257, 378, 744

6.30pm   Service of Memorial and Thanksgiving 

Preacher Reverend Karlene Kerr

 Readings:               Lamentations 3:22-33, Revelation 21:1-7

 Hymns:  (H&P) 63, 673, 70, 267, 552


Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast

the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

God of all grace,

your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry

with the bread of his life

and the word of his kingdom:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your true and living bread;

who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

© Archbishop’s Council 2000

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

Monday, 29th October


Tuesday, 30th October


Funeral – Mintlyn – Margaret Brown


31st October

10 am



7.30 pm 

Holy Communion

Forget-me-not Lunch Club

Funeral – Mintlyn – Allan Smith

Wives – Make a Calendar with Maureen

Thursday, 1stNovember



Prayer Shawl – Church Rooms, Hall 2 Bellringing

Friday, 2ndNovember


Choir Practice




Coffee Morning



Next Sunday 4thNovember - 4thSunday before Advent

8.00am                     Holy Communion

9.45am                     Holy Communion 

6.30pm   Evening Service

Vigil to mark the Centenary of the end of World War One

A Vigil to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 will be held in the church on November 10thfrom 2pm - 8pm. This will be both a culmination of the exhibition as well as ‘setting the scene’ for Remembrance Sunday. At each hour, on the hour, there will be a short presentation, which will be followed by periods of reflective silence. Do try to attend part or all of the event – attending or leaving during a reflection. Reverend Karlene Kerr

WW1 Exhibition

The exhibition began Monday. October 8th, as there are some valuable items on display, we are urgently in need of stewards to be in the church 9am – 12 midday. We would greatly appreciate you support. Please sign the sheet in church if you are able to help. Thank you – Rev. Karlene Kerr.

Bishop Graham’s retirement

If you would like to contribute to a gift Bishop Graham, you can donate via BACS;

Reference:                                 Bishop of Norwich retirement

Bank Account Name:             Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd General Account

Sort Code:                                  20-62-61

Account number:   30674508 

Alternative, cheques should be sent to Richard Butler at Diocesan House marked ‘confidential’, payable to the Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance.

Christmas Day Lunch in the Church Rooms

This year on Christmas Day we will be hosting a Christmas Lunch in the Church Rooms for people known to us who would otherwise be celebrating the great feast of Christmas alone. There is no charge for the lunch but because we have limited space it is on an invitations-only basis. Invitations will go to those people who would most benefit from this gift.

If you or someone you know would appreciate an invitation to our Christmas Lunch then please do talk to Reverend Julie Boyd, the Rector (01553) 770952


Big Sing for PEACE

The Archbishop of Canterbury will be visiting the west of the Diocese on Friday 9thNovember. He begins the day at the Blakeney Breakfast and moves to Walsingham, where he will give a brief reflection during a liturgy of the Cross at the outdoor Calvary Crosses. This event begins at 11.15am and is open to all. 

The Archbishop then travels to King’s Lynn Minister for the ‘Big Sing for Peace’ at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to attend to hear what the Archbishop might have to say about war and peace at the start of the Remembrance period. Pupils from six local primary schools will be singing. There will be a poem by the poet Richard Benda and he and the Archbishop will explore the poem, their shared experiences in Rwanda and shared commitment to ‘end remembrance in embrace’.

Revving it up – update

Please continue to support the Revving it up Project with your prayers.

We have now raised a total of   £13,887

If you have pledged money to sponsor Rev. Julie, Matthew and Hattie it can be paid in to the office or given to Andy or Gill Hiles. Please sign that you have paid on the sponsor sheets in church or in the office.

The Children’s Society

I have been the Box Secretary for 40 years and would like to think that there is an able-bodied person who would like to take over from me as I wish to relinquish this position.

If you are the one, please contact me for full details of what this position entails. Peter Elwin(01553) 763524

Mystery Auction

We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all who helped make the evening such a successful one, from the dishwashers to the auctioneer, and finally all who participated to help raise the sum of £1119 on the night.

Home Insurance due for Renewal? 

Choose Ecclesiastical Insurance and raise £130 for St. Faith’s.

4 people have done this so far and raised £520.

Western Branch Striking Competition - Congratulations to our Bellringers!

On Saturday 20thOctober at Necton Parish Church on their refurbished bells, the local ringers from St. Faith’s and the Minster jointly took part in the above competition.

The team came FIRST in the Rounds and Call change section, cam e a very close SECOND in the Method ringing, with Plan Bob Doubles and were awarded the certificate for the Most Improved Team since last year’s competition


October 8th –  November 10th

Centenary of the end of World War 1 Exhibition in Church

Saturday, 27th October 10am

2nd Annual Bungalow Garden Bash

Sunday 4th November 3.30pm

Confirmation Service, Norwich Cathedral

Thursday, 8th November 7.30pm

Universal Credit Meeting at London Road Methodist Church. Led by Andrew Frere-Smith.

Friday, 9th November – All day

Archbishop of Canterbury in 

West Norfolk

Saturday, 10th November 2-8pm

Vigil to mark the Centenary of the end of World War One

Sunday, 11th November 10am

Remembrance Day Service in church

Friday 16th November 11am

Nightshelter Volunteers meeting, St. John’s in the Walks

Saturday, 17th November 2pm

Christmas Fair

Sunday 25th November 3.30pm

Farewell Choral Evensong for Bishop Graham at Norwich Cathedral

Wednesday, 28th November

Nightshelter Volunteers meeting, Cornerstone Baptist Church

Saturday. 1st December 4-6pm

Churches Together Carol Service, the Bandstand in the Walks

Friday, 7th December

Christmas Tree Festival begins



St. Faith’s Church Christmas Fair 

Saturday, 17thNovember 2018

opens at 2pm

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy some early Christmas bargain shopping and an opportunity to meet together with friends.

 Admissions is FREE.

Father Christmas will be in his grotto

Please can you offer to donate good quality items for the following stalls:


 Bottles – all kinds of adults’ and children’s drinks

Christmas Tree Festival hand-made Crafts

 Chocolate Tombola – all sorts of chocolate

 CDs and DVDs

 Gifts – all sorts of general and seasonal gifts

 Homemade cakes and preserves

 Jewellery – sparkly tat and Crown Jewels

 Puzzles and Toys


White Elephant – Bric- a Brac

Please sign up on the church notice board is you are able to donate a good quality prize for the main Raffle

Items can be left at the Church Office from Monday 12thNovember

If you can help on the day please contact Ann Ess  (01553) 674992 or the Office (01553) 774916

All proceeds from the Fair go towards the general running costs of St. Faith’s Church, Gaywood LEP



Charity Christmas Cards

Send a real Christmas Card this year and share the message of God’s fantastic gift of His Son to the world. Christmas Cards supporting Christian Aid, Traidcraft, CAFOD and SCIAF are on sale every Sunday morning at Coffee after the 9.45am service.

Advance Notice: St. Faith’s Christmas Tree Festival 2018

This is a major event in our Church calendar and attracts large numbers of visitors to St. Faith’s. The Festival opens on 7thDecember and runs for four days. Can you help? Perhaps stewarding, helping to set up and clear away and assisting with catering. For more information please speak to Susie Cranko-Page or Richard Parr.

Rotas for Wardens, Stewards, Ministry of Welcome, Baptism, Communion Stewards, Readers and Intercessors

Please tell Ros Wicks and Jackie Pearce todaywhen you will not be available during the months of December, January and February. It is particularly important to tell us whether you will be available over Christmas (23rd, 24thand 25thDecember) and at the Carol Service on 16thDecember. Thank you very much. You can email Ros at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Jackie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open The Book

Do you have a few hours to spare once a fortnight on a Thursday morning? If so, we need you!! Our Open The Book team has been going into local schools for 9 years now, but needs your help and time to continue this invaluable ministry. Please contact Sarah Stevenson on 01553 760008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Church Office:

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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

Church Rooms: 07841 632 457 or Church office during opening hours

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