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Deborah Mcdonnell

Coffee Morning at St Mary’s

Coddenham's Coffee Morning goes regal!! Saturday 11th June, 10.00-12 noon at St Mary's Church. There will be the usual homemade cakes and fresh coffee, but we will be adding a royal twist and the...

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From the Rectory – Service

Approaching Jerusalem with Jesus, two of his disciples (James and John) came and asked a favour. They were looking for the top jobs in his kingdom.  The other ten were furious.  If there were top...

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Coffee Morning at St Mary’s

Coddenham Coffee Morning Homemade cakes and coffee with warm hot cross buns. Saturday 9th April 10.00 - 12 noon at St Mary's Church, Coddenham Easter crafts for children All welcome. All proceeds to...

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From The Rectory – Candles

This weekend we celebrate Candlemas.  Traditionally this is the moment that candles were brought into church for blessing before use. With that in mind, I have been thinking about candles. ...

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From the Rectory – At the Boundary

The sun shines, the sky is blue; it’s a glorious day for a walk along the coast. Our path lies along the top of an earth bank.  To one side the North Sea; to the other, the coast road.  Between...

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From The Rectory

From the Rectory, Sunday 13th March 2022, Lent 2 No words of wisdom this week as the Rectory has been left in the ‘watchful hands’ of its new resident. Hopefully he/she won’t have eaten everything...

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Storm Eunice Power Cut

Some houses in the village are still without power following Storm Eunice. For information and updates see https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/fault-map/?postcode=IP6+9PY Please check that your...

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From the Rectory – Rest

  'Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.  (Matt 11:28) The year draws to a close; the temperature falls; the heating kicks in and radiators are warm to...

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Coddenham Supports Children In Need

The Coddenham Baby and Toddler Group donated its weekly subscription to Children In Need and raised £50.  The helpers wore yellow or dressed as bears and the children made Pudsey headbands. Thank...

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Creation and Hope Service

North Bosmere Benefice Creation and Hope A special service about God’s creation and our hope for its future as we approach COP 26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 9.30am 31 October 2021...

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From the Rectory – Service

After the joys of Sutton Hoo (From the Rectory, 17 Oct), this week takes a sombre turn, following the murder of Sir David Amess.  Any murder is a tragedy.  What marks out the murder of Sir David,...

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From the Rectory – Horizons

The holiday is over and it’s time to return to work. A few days ago I was walking Norfolk coastal paths, enjoying wide-open vistas of marsh and sea.  Now the horizon has shrunk to the wall at the...

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Toilet Twinning

The benefice Home Group has sponsored a toilet in Malawi which is now twinned with the toilet at St Mary's in Coddenham. The organisation, Toilet Twinning, sponsors toilets in places throughout the...

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From the Rectory – Shadows

It was a glorious morning; the sky was blue and the sun shining.  On the half-open dining-room door was a distinct, but unfamiliar, shadow.  The pattern of vertical bars was clearly the window...

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From the Rectory – Food

Where does my food come from? Whether we grow our own, shop locally or take delivery from the supermarket; we take it for granted that food is available.  Yet at the same time, I only have to look...

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The Church Tower

This afternoon, discussing repair work for a church tower, I pondered, what purpose the tower?  Many are the repository of bells.  Some hold the village clock or sundial.  In border or coastal...

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Contrast – From The Rectory

Last night I drove home as the sun was setting: a large golden orb on the horizon, infusing the surrounding clouds with a fiery glow.  It was a glorious sight.  Minutes earlier, I had looked across...

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FREE Social Media Training

Are you interested in promoting community events or activities using social media? If you are running a Facebook page or are about to set one up for your organisation then this series of social...

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A Time to Remember

As part of the global prayer movement, Thy Kingdom Come, there will be a benefice service focussing on remembering at Creeting St Mary Church at 2.30pm on Saturday 15th May.  At 3.30pm St Mary's...

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From the Rectory – 3 Days

The Cross, the Day After, the Empty Tomb [Suggest you read one day at a time, starting with Day 1 as Good Friday] Day 1 – The Cross  On the afternoon of the first day, I came to the cross.  Although...

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Farewell to Sylvia

Sylvia Harris's funeral will take place at St Mary's Church on Wednesday 24th February. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions the funeral service is limited to invited guests only. Many...

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From the Rectory

Simeon said to Mary, ‘This child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel – and a sword will pierce your own soul too’ – Lk 2:34, 35 On the wall above my desk hangs a small picture of a...

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