St Andrews Methodist Church, Sheringham
Old Fashioned Cream Tea 2016
On Tuesday 19th. April , around fifty church members enjoyed an afternoon together for an old fashioned cream tea, in aid of Methodist World Church Mission. There was entertainment in the form of bingo!, poetry and a sing-a-long which everyone enjoyed. Here are a few photos of the afternoon.
"Taste & See that the Lord is Good" 2015
Carnival Day 2015
Members, family and friends took part in this year`s Carnival as part of our District Radical Hospitality year. Dressed as various fruit, vegetables and food they processed through the town giving out gifts of fruit, boxes of raisins and other snacks to the crowds watching the procession.
Blessing of the newly refurbished Side Chapel 2014
On St. Andrew`s Day, 30th. November 2014, the Blessing took place of our newly refurbished Side Chapel.
The area has been transformed into a space for quiet meditation, prayer, Bible Study. A place which is always open to everyone in the church and the community to use as they need.
Reading material is provided on the bookcase below art work by church members, which will be changed season to season.
The beautiful stained glass effect window design was produced for us by our church member Kim and the work on painting it on the window by local artist Colin Seals, to whom we give very grateful thanks.
It depicts the Cross which is erected on Beeston Hill every Easter standing over the town and the sea beyond, and the poppies to represent that this part of Norfolk is known as Poppyland.
The Blessing of the Side Chapel, which by popular vote from a list of suggested names by Church Members is now to be called "The Poppy Room" was on St Andrew`s Day, 30th. November 2014.
An appropriated day for our church with it`s name being St. Andrew`s.
Following a Bible Reading and prayer by Rev. David Philo, our oldest church member, 95 year old Mrs. Doris West, was invited to cut the ribbon to open the Poppy Room.
We are grateful to our church members, Kim Wordie, Helen Barnwell & Helen Middleton, for their vision for the area and their work to bring it to fruition. And to local tradesmen, our church caretaker and church members for all their work.
We ask God`s blessing on this new area, and pray that all who use it may know God`s presence.
As the words on the window say
"He is alive and here in Poppyland"
Shoe Box Collection
We again took part in the Samaritan`s Purse
Operation Christmas Child appeal
On a Sunday during November church members could be seen arriving at church all laden with shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in poor countries. We received around 100 shoe boxes.
Pictured are our organisers of the appeal - Su, Stuart & June