Dates for your 2019 diary:
Friday 19th April
Good Friday Walk of Witness, starting at St. Peter’s Church.
Sunday 19th May
RAF 100 Group Association Reunion visit
Sunday 26th May
Sunday 29th June
Saturday 14th September
Church open for annual cycle ride
Sunday 22nd September
Sunday 10th November
Service of Remembrance
Sunday 8th December
In addition to these services, there will also be a “Forties in the Fields 2019”, another summer “Silence at the church in the fields”, more “Cake and Rake” days to help maintain our lovely churchyard plus events to showcase the “church improvement plans”. Dates to be confirmed soon.
New for this year, we will be a holding a regular community book, jigsaw and magazine in the church. Further details here: Haveringland Parish Church book swap poster 2019
Book, jigsaw and magazine swap
Our inaugural “swap” was a success! About a dozen people braved the weather to swap books, magazines and jigsaws. Many warmed their fingers around a mug of tea or coffee. Everyone went home pleased that they had something different to read, a new puzzle to complete.
Looking forward to welcoming you to the next swap on Friday 8th March at 10 a.m.
Events and photo gallery 2018
Rogation Service – 6th May
A service where we gave thanks for the creation that sustains us, and reflected on our use of the earth’s resources.Beginning at St. Nicholas’ Church in Brandiston, we walked to St. Peter’s with horses in our midst.
RAF 100 Group Association Reunion visit – 20th May
St. Peter’s Church welcomed members of the RAF 100 Group Association during their annual reunion visit to Norfolk. Find out more about the RAF 100 Group on the webpages for the City of Norwich Aviation Museum: www.cnam.org.uk
Forties in the Fields – 21st July
Back by popular demand! Once again we travelled back in time to enjoy a 1940s style party in our church on the edge of the former RAF Swannington. With refreshments, entertainment by Timescape and locally brewed real ale too. Find out more about Timescape on their website: http://timescape.synthasite.com/
See more photos which have been shared on the Haveringland Parish Church Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/HaveringlandParishChurch/
Silence at the Church in the Fields – 24th July
- Inspired by similar events at Norwich Cathedral, there was a chance to share a mini-retreat from the noise of our modern lives. Blessed by warm sunny weather, we were able to sit inside the church, or sit or walk in the churchyard. Those outside were treated to a low, slow flypast by a pair of fighter jets!
Harvest Festival – 9th September 2018
A service to give thanks for a successful harvest. Visitors were able to enjoy the tractors, complete a quiz, find the harvest mice in the church, plant a bean seed, make lavender bags, take a break with a cuppa or hope to win a prize in the “home-made harvest” raffle.
Service of Remembrance 2018
November 2018. Two silent soldiers stand in the field in front of our church. Poppies adorn the trees in the Avenue of Remembrance, the path to the church, the porch. Inside among the congregation are three soldier silhouettes …………….
The Service of Remembrance, marking 100 years since Armistice Day, was a very special one. You can read the full report here: Haveringland Parish Church Service of Remembrance 2018
There is also a video of the service here: Haveringland Remembrance Service 2018
Carol Service 2018
This year’s Advent Carol Service began unusually, with a visit from the cutest Thelwell-sized ponies following the trail of lights along the path to the church.
Entering by torchlight, human visitors stepped into a scene reminiscent of Victorian times. Our church looked so beautiful by candle light, with evergreen decorations and twinkling fairy lights. How lovely to welcome friends, new and old, to hear the Advent message and sing familiar carols.
Afterwards we warmed our chilly fingers around a (non-alcoholic) mulled wine and mince pies.
You can see a selection of photos here: Haveringland Carol Service 2018
Or watch videos of past events here: