Hundreds of churches - Thousands of people - One big quiz. For one night only - Saturday 16th November - churches and other groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever.  Our event is at 7.00 p.m. at St Martin's in Mill Road, so get together your friends and family to make teams of 4 - 6.  The evening costs £5 a head with free drinks and cakes (£2 for children).  Every pound raised will help transform the lives of people living in poverty.  Sign up online here, or on paper at the Parish Church or St Martin's, to give us an idea of numbers.

On Saturday 2nd November, the Diocese of Norwich is running One Big Day - Growing Everyday Faith, a one-day conference and training event exploring what it means to develop a culture of discipleship across generations, abilities, geographical boundaries and in the wider community. Keynote speakers include Laura Hancock, Director of Church Resources at Youth for Christ; and Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events for the Church of England.

One Big Day takes place at Northgate High School in Dereham (NR19 2EU) between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

We're planning to take a minibus and would encourage everyone who is involved with or interested in finding out more about, children, youth and families work to attend. You can get more information or sign up through Cromer ChurchSuite here or contact Simon for more information. Direct booking at a cost of £7.50 is also possible through the Diocese's Eventbrite page here.

 

The next Church Prayer Night is on Monday 7th October at St Martin’s between 7.45 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Prayer Night offers the opportunity for the Cromer Church family to explore prayer together in a range of styles and to pray for the world, for the church, for our community, for families, for individuals and for each other.  Please get the date in your diary, and come along.

The 2019 recital season concludes next Tuesday, 24th September, with an organ and piano recital by David Shippey, Cromer Church's Director of Music, at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church.

David lived in Sunderland in the North East of England until relocating to Norfolk in 1998. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under George Rogers, Dr Douglas Hopkins and Dr Malcolm Hill, later
going on to London University. After teaching for a year in Wisbech, he returned to Sunderland and taught in the music department of Monkwearmouth School, later becoming Head of Music at St Aidan’s School, where he remained for 15 years.

As well as teaching music at school, he was also Organist and Choirmaster of Bishopwearmouth Parish Church and afterwards at St George’s United Reform Church. He also taught piano and organ privately. From 1985-1993, David was Musical Director of the Bishopwearmouth Choral Society, conducting choral music from Bach and Vivaldi through to 20th Century works.

Since moving to Norfolk, David has taught at Cromer High School, Wymondham College and Blyth Jex School. In July 2013 he retired from teaching at Hellesdon High School in Norwich and is currently Director of Music at Cromer Church. He continues to teach piano and organ privately. With his wife, Carol (Soprano), David regularly gives recitals in this country and abroad.

Admission to all the recitals is free (though there's an opportunity to make a donation at the end) and everyone is welcome. This is the last recital of the 2019 season. We hope you will join us again next year. Information about the 2020 programme will be available early next year.

 

Our Harvest Thanksgiving takes place on Sunday 22nd September, as we celebrate God's rich provision in our lives, and seek to support and bless those in need in our community.  This year, we're collecting and donating items for the Cromer and District Foodbank. Full details about the most-needed items - and a lot of other information about the Foodbank - can be found on their website.  Please get the date in your diary now, and make a point of joining us for our services on that day.