Easter Sunday 17th April 2022

Easter Sunday 17th April 2022


Hello Everyone,

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, many people in the Group and around the world gathered to remember Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem waving branches. This Sunday we celebrate Easter, the empty tomb and Jesus risen life.

Between these two events is Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

This year the week leading up to Jesus’ death is lived in the shadow of the war in Ukraine and other conflicts that have slipped from the news headlines. Others are living with Covid and its consequences, many are worried about how they will cope with increasing pressures of different kinds.

On these days you are invited to join with those for whom the words of Jesus from the cross ring true, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”  We do so in the knowledge that ours is an Easter faith that brings hope and assurance to the darkest places of our world today. Easter says, darkness, death, hatred and evil do not have the last word.   

May we all know the love, hope and joy of Easter in our hearts for

Alleluia, Christ is Risen. He is Risen indeed, Alleluia.

With love



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Palm Sunday 10th April 2022

Palm Sunday 10th April 2022




Hello Everyone,

Easter is approaching, but before we get there is the journey to the cross. It all begins with:

Palm Sunday

10th April 10.00am Starting at The Mill Centre singing and walking with palm branches to Hempnall Church where we listen to the story of Jesus last days as witnessed by those around him

Palm Sunday Evening

This week we listen to the story of Mary, Jesus mother.

ZoomMeeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84480050005?pwd=OXh5eU1JS3UrbnkrUjRCZGRTVjJoQT09

Meeting ID: 844 8005 0005

Passcode: 429043

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week

We follow the steps of Jesus through the eyes of those who were closest to him.

A quiet evening service 6pm via zoom


Meeting ID: 860 9337 7396

Passcode: 965048

Maundy Thursday

Bedingham Church at 6pm

We remember the last meal Jesus shared with his friends and then, like them wait and watch, with him in the garden.

An informal communion service followed by “The Watch”, the service will finish at 7.30pm

Good Friday

15th April

For All the Family | Remembering the Cross of Jesus, with an Easter Egg Hunt in the churchyard afterwards

10.00 am Topcroft Church

10.40 am Fritton Church

11.20 am Hempnall Church

You are most to come to one or all of them, all the more eggs!

The Way of the Cross

We remember the last hours of Jesus’s life

2pm via zoom


Meeting ID: 834 1854 2986

Passcode: 018965

At the Foot of the Cross

Looking back over the day’s events in the quiet of the evening

6.00 pm Bedingham Church


You know anyone who would like to receive Easter Communion at home that cannot get to church please let Frances in the Office know.

With love



O God,

our loving creator

renew in us a sense of

connectedness with each other

sharpen our sense of responsibility

to those both far and near and

teach us to care more tenderly

for our shared global home.


~ Susanna Gunner~


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Sunday Email

Sunday Email







Hello Everyone,

It’s been lovely to enjoy the warmth of the sun this week and see everything bursting into life.

Get outside in Lent this week directs our attention to water, without which of course, nothing would grow.

Don’t forget the clocks go forward on Sunday.

Waste is the topic for our Lenten evening this week with Susanna Gunner

Thursday 24th March 7.00pm via zoom.

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82262116244?pwd=cU1IN3VoTkZPVVZXZGYyVVJWZDVuZz09

Meeting ID: 822 6211 6244

Passcode: 842527

Sunday Evenings in Lent

Sunday 27th March at 6pm via zoom

A gentle evening service this week reflecting on Julian of Norwich

Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84480050005?pwd=OXh5eU1JS3UrbnkrUjRCZGRTVjJoQT09

Meeting ID: 844 8005 0005

Passcode: 429043

There is still chance to give to Disasters Emergency Committee for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, we can help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.

Ways to give

Donations can be given:

  • Cash collections in church will be given to the appeal this Sunday
  • Cheques made payable to Hempnall Group of Churches marked Ukraine
  • BACS

Account Name: Hempnall Group of Churches

Account No.: 00346438

Sort Code: 12 09 25

Please use the reference ‘Ukraine’

With love



Christ our reconciler, 

where your children are divided 

you are also torn and your heart is broken 

by the world's agony: 

stretch your wounded hands 

in blessing over your people, 

drawing them to yourself 

and back to one another 

in love. 


~Susanne Gunner~


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