This year’s recommended Advent Book “The Prince of Peace in a World of Wars” is available from the bookstall (£8.99). A short Bible reading, reflection and thought for each day of Advent (starting 2nd Dec). To be followed later by the shorter “Follow the Star”, from Christmas to Epiphany (£1.25). Make the most of your Advent!
Like singing at Christmas? Why not join the Norbury Christmas Choir to sing at the Carol Service on December 16th at 6.30pm. Ability to read music is not necessary. Thursday evening rehearsals start at 7.15 from early November. Contact Brenda Lawry or Richard Lawry if you’d like to join in!
Our annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 24th November. Please put this date in your diary and start routing around for items for the tombola, Mother’s Union goods and second-hand paperback book stall.
NORBURY PARISH CHURCH presents SUNDAY SERENADES on the 4th of November 3-4 pm including ‘Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock’ for voice, clarinet and piano, gypsy songs by Dvorak and operatic favourites. Performed by Hrafnhildur Björnsdóttir (soprano), Andrew Wilson (clarinet) and Martyn Parkes (piano) from Chetham’s School of Music.
Followed by refreshments in the Legh room. Admission is free with retiring collection.
Our next Quiet Space is this Tuesday, 25th October, at 7.30pm in church when we will reflecting on the theme of ‘The God of friendship’. There will be plenty of time for silence and music to aid our reflection. All are very welcome
A notable afternoon is coming up on Sunday 21st October. Choral Evensong, with its traditional beauty and special music from the choir (partly on a Harvest theme), will start at 3.30, and be followed by refreshments (tea & autumn cakes!) laid on by the Social Team in the Legh Room. Do join us for this seasonal celebration and fellowship.
Norbury Mothers’ Union Evening Group invite you to their Autumn Lunch on Friday, 19th October in the Legh Room at 1 pm in aid of MU Projects. Tickets cost £6.00 and will be available after the 10.15 am service.
Fancy discovering more about the Bible – what it is and how to use it? That’s
the focus of our next Pilgrim Course module, starting in October (from Tues
2nd at 2.00 or Wed 3rd at 8.00) for 6 weekly sessions. Film and audio clips,
group discussion, Bible reflection and prayer. No need to have done any
previous modules. All welcome. Sign-up sheet available soon.
Please join us at Evening Worship on Sunday 30th September when we’ll once again use the songs and adopt the style of the Taize Community around the theme of ‘I am the true vine’. Though the service will begin at 6.30pm there’s a rehearsal of the chants, some of which may be unfamiliar, at 6.00pm. Everyone warmly welcome.
Order forms are now available in the Narthex for our Autumn Plant Sale in aid of Puppets and Children and Young People’s groups at church. Orders and payment required by 23rd September and collection is on Saturday 6th October 9am – 11am.