Parish News April 2015


A quarter of the year has already gone and we find ourselves at Easter. Spring is here- birds are nesting and the countryside is turning a delicate hue of green. Once more the daffodils in the village are putting on a good show and now is the time to notice other potential planting areas for later in the year.

Lent and Easter Services.
Fifteen people attended the Mothering Sunday service. Sadly there were no children present but Spring posies were distributed to the adults for their mothers or in memory of them. Palm Sunday was celebrated with a group communion service at St. Agnes, Cawston and in keeping with another tradition, palm crosses were presented to each member of the congregation. If anyone would like one they are available in Oulton church, so please help yourselves.
During Holy week Revd Irena Edgcumbe, Director of Training and Development in the Diocese of London, will be visiting SS Peter and Paul on Tuesday 31st at 7.30pm as part of the nightly pilgrimages and Reflections around our churches. All welcome.
Our Easter Day service is Holy Communion at 9.00am.

Community Events.
Thank you to all who helped with the Spring Clean last month.

This month we have our quarterly History Society Meeting on Sunday 26th at 11.00am in church. Coffee provided.
We are also planning a visit to the RAF Oulton Exhibition at Blickling, provisionally on Saturday June 13th at 10.00am to view photos and hopefully choose the ones we’d like printed to form a permanent display in the church. Please join us, especially if you were here during the war and bring your memories with you. Further details from Stephen Jefford 01263 587480.

By popular demand we are planning another Picnic and Parachuting Teddy Bears day during the summer so get your bears in training now. Date and time TBC.

Open Gardens.
The garden at Oulton Hall is again open for The National Garden Scheme on Sunday May 31st 1-5pm. Adm. £5 children free. Refreshments served by members of Oulton Church.

Our 2015 Village Open Gardens is on Sunday 12th July 11-5pm so This is our main fundraising event for church funds this year so please support us. All sizes and types of gardens are urgently needed and even ‘conservation’ ones. Please contact me as below. Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help in other ways on the day. More help is needed! Please help to make this the huge success of the 2013 one.

Oulton Congregational Chapel.
Open afternoons recommence this month and continue through to October.
As usual the second Sunday of the month 2-4pm. Refreshments provided.

Dates for Your Diary.
Box Day: Saturday June 27th from 3pm.
Annual visit of the Veterans: Saturday May 16th.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Sue Hall. 01263 734245.

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