Sunday 27th January

Parish Church
9.00 a.m.
Holy Communion (Order 1)
Speaker: Roger Billings

10.45 a.m.
Morning Worship
Speaker: Roger Billings

7.00 p.m.
Sunday@Seven
Speaker: Paul Wilkinson

St Martin's
10.30 a.m.
Café Church
Speaker: Will Warren

Wednesday 30th January

Parish Church
10.00
Holy Communion (Order 1)
William Bestelink

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Half-Term Holiday Club on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February launches our season of Polar Explorers events offering fun and games, crafts and activities, Bible stories and teaching for children in school years Reception to Year 6 and open to everyone. Holiday Club takes place in the Parish Hall between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon and is followed by a simple family lunch. Sign up here to let us know you're coming.  (It's free, but it helps us to plan properly if we know how many to expect. Holiday Club is aimed at five- to eleven-year-olds but all the family are welcome to come for lunch.) Contact us for further details.

Polar Explorers Holiday Club continues during the school Easter Holidays - Tuesday 9th-Friday 12th April, also in the Parish Hall, also between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon daily, also followed by a family lunch - and again during May and October half-terms.  Details of the May and October events will be available soon.

World Day of Prayer 2019 is on 1st March and, this year, the local service will take place at the Parish Church at 2.00 p.m. on that day. The Christian women of Slovenia have prepared this year's service, with the theme, "Come, everything is ready." On World Day of Prayer, more than 5,000 services take place all over the world in 95 languages and 1000 dialects. Everyone will find a warm welcome, and we invite you to come along.  Refreshments will be served after the service. You can find further information and download a range of resources from www.wwdp.org.uk.

Alpha gives everybody a chance to explore life, faith and meaning and to see what the Bible has to say about life's big questions. Our next Alpha course starts on Wednesday 23rd January. Each session runs between 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. and everyone is welcome. It's free, and each session is helped along with coffee and cake! Next steps: register your interest or contact us for further information.

18th - 25th January 2019 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year's theme is 'Only Justice' and the materials have been produced by the churches of Indonesia, working in a context of ethnic and religious diversity where there is a strong emphasis on the need for a unity that is built on solidarity and collaboration. They also highlight issues of economic injustice and how diversitty of religious practice is challenged in the face of radicalisation. The Week of Prayer for Christiam Unity provides an opportunity to reflect on the context in which we pray for Christian unity, explore how divisions in our society contribute to divisions in the Church and consider how injustice creates challenges to developing our shared life together. The Week of Prayer for Christin Unity is promoted in the UK and Ireland by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland where you can find further information and resources. You can also pdf download this year's pamphlet (5.43 MB) from our website. It contains background information, prayers for every day of the week and a variety of other resources.

Cromer Mothers' Union meets on Tuesday 15th January at 2.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Coffee Bar* when Malcolm Nicholas will share a New Year message. All are welcome. Details of the full programme for 2019 can be found here or you can contact us for further information. (*The Coffee Bar is in the Parish Hall, which is in Church Street opposite Boots (Postcode: NR27 9HH).

Who Let The Dads Out? is a group for Dads, Stepdads, Granddads and other male carers, where they can spend quality time with their toddlers and pre-school children. The next session is on Saturday 12th January - 8.30-10.30 a.m. in the Parish Church Lounge - and continuing to meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the same time. Come along, meet other Dads; possibly give Mum some valuable time off; drink tea or coffee and have a bacon roll; do a craft activity with your child; or just play with the toys. You can contact Simon Fenn for further information, or just turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you!

Our next Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 19th January, 8-10 a.m. at St Martin’s. Please come along to enjoy a hearty breakfast, the companionship of other men and good conversation about life, faith, the universe... anything! Find out more about men's breakfast, sign up here  or contact Simon Fenn for further information.

On Sunday 6th January, we have just one morning service - at 10.00 a.m. in the Parish Church - when all our morning congregations gather together for an all-age communion and commissioning service to mark the start of 2019.  Whatever your age, background or experience, you'll find a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. This means that there is no 9.00 and no 10.45 at the Parish Church, and no 10.30 at St Martin's on that day. Sunday@Seven (7.00 p.m. in the Parish Church) takes place as normal.

The next Church Prayer Night is on Monday 7th January 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 dates in your diary, and come along.