Our Parish Magazine
Summer at Horsey Gap Gina Watling
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THE GAYTON GROUP OF PARISHES MAY 2015
THE GAYTON GROUP OF PARISHES JULY/AUG 2015
Our Pastoral Team
Revd Jane Holmes Priest in Charge 01553 636227 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Judith Pollard Associate Priest 01485 601251 email@example.com
Revd Sue Martin Hospital Chaplain 01553 636570 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Smith Reader 01485 600769 email@example.com
Nell Steele Reader 01553 840814 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Jane Holmes Pastoral Care 01553 636227 email@example.com
The Magazine Team
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Sarah Renwick Distribution 01553 636275 email@example.com
Sarah Renwick Gayton 01553 636275 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Kerkham Gayton Thorpe 01553 636253 email@example.com
Sarah Byatt Ashwicken, Leziate
& Bawsey 01553 630993 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Lewis East Walton 01760 337438 email@example.com
All Saints Church, Ashwicken & Leziate with St James, Bawsey
Churchwarden: Steve Williamson 01553 630203 firstname.lastname@example.org
St Marys Church, East Walton
Churchwarden: Bill Lewis 01760 337438 email@example.com
St Marys Church, Gayton Thorpe
Churchwarden: Sarah Kerkham 01553 636253 firstname.lastname@example.org
St Nicholas Church, Gayton
Contact: Stan Watkinson 01553 636629 email@example.com
The Sept. issue is due from the 28th Aug. Copy in by 19th August please.
From outer space, our planet is a beautiful blue jewel and on the world map, our tiny
island is a green gem, Travelling from John OGroats to Lands End you pass through
many varied terrains, accents and cultures and if you take a left diversion you come
to our beloved Norfolk with all its diversities from the forests and heaths of the
Brecks to the rivers and waterways of the Broads. Our coastline is amazing: you can
sit and watch the sun go down in Hunstanton, blast across Brancaster Bay, enjoy the
pine forest and beach huts at Wells, watch the boats in Blakeney, take in a show on
Cromer Pier and where else on a hot August Bank Holiday can you find a huge
beach to play cricket on? Horsey Gap! And on to the thrills and spills of Gt Yarmouth.
If you get up early, you can see the sun rise at Hopton. Enjoy your summer.
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GRIMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE
Backache is common, often coming on
suddenly with excruciating pain.
However, seeing the doctor
immediately is unlikely to help. Pain in
a leg is common and is due to sciatica.
Take adequate painkilling medication
such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Rest for up to 24 hours, but then be as active
as you can to mobilise and
strengthen your back, returning to
work as soon as possible. Prolonged
rest can cause further damage.
When to see the doctor
If backache fails to improve after
If you have difficulty controlling
bladder or bowels
If you have weakness or numbness
of a leg
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OLLARISHIONERST A PTO ALL PARISHIONERSOLLARISHIONERST A PTO ALL PARISHIONERS
Who can remember John Masefield's beautiful poem Sea Fever?
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall
ship and a star to steer her by.
On July 12th we have an opportunity to remember the Mission to Seafarers on Sea
Sunday, when we think of everyone whose way of life and livelihood depends upon
the sea. In the coastal waters of Britain and all over the world the Mission to
Seafarers provides support, in everyday life and in maritime emergencies.
In Norfolk we are fortunate to have a very beautiful coastline which attracts many
visitors to our region. However, if we think globally, Sea Sunday takes on particular
significance. I must go down to the sea...
Current news stories remind us of the plight of huge numbers of desperate people,
men, women and children: economic migrants and refugees fleeing war zones,
risking and so often tragically losing their lives in over-crowded, unseaworthy
vessels; and finding little comfort after they disembark as they are refused entry to
their chosen destination; and refugee camps spring up across the Mediterranean.
We all have the right to live without fear. As fellow members of the human race we
cannot help but have profound sorrow at these tragic events, perhaps feeling
powerless to influence things; but we do have the option to lobby our MP, to actively
support humanitarian organisations such as Christian Aid, and most importantly to
pray for compassion to prevail, for stability and justice in the regions from which so
many are fleeing for their lives and, at European governmental level, for
compassionate, creative, economically sustainable solutions.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope have joined together in calling for
Europe as a whole to rise up and seek to do what is just.
Amen to that.
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The orchard is now three years old and
after Andy and myself pruned the trees
in the Spring we have had a lot of
blossom. We live in hope that we may
have apples this year. To ensure the
safety of any apples produced we will be
mustering the 'Gayton Thorpe' militia to
stand guard. Please ensure that all
muskets are clean and ready for action.
Andy is also hoping to arrange an apple
day in the Autumn in the Orchard so
I hope everyone had a chance to visit
Susanna's exhibition of her artwork. It
certainly seemed like she had a lot of
visitors and I stand in awe of anyone that
can produce such imaginative pictures.
Kirsty has now taken up her place on the
Parish Council so we are back up to two
representatives again if anyone has any
issues they wish to be raised.
The next Parish Council meeting is th
Monday 13 July at 7.30pm. If anyone
has any matter that they wish to raise
please let me or Kirsty know or attend
the meeting as everyone is welcome.
Simon Taylor 01553 636763
Our next Celtic Service will be held on
Sunday 26th July at the later time of
6pm. Do come and join us.
Refreshments are always served
afterwards for anyone who would like to
stay for a chat - or just for tea and cake!
Following the information about the
church organ and other plans for the
church, we have received very little
response. The response we have had
from within the village has been in favour
of removing the organ as well as
carrying out the other works suggested.
We have since had a meeting at the
church with the Diocese to discuss their
initial views on the proposed changes
and they were very positive. We now
have to make a formal application to the
Diocese for permission to make the
various changes. It will be a great deal of
paperwork, but hopefully we will have
some news as to what permissions we
have been granted by the time of the
next magazine. At the very least, we
should be able to provide an update on
The application for permission will need
to be advertised at the church, so if you
are interested, please keep an eye on
the church noticeboard over the next
month or so, as any notices will be
GAYTON THORPE NEWS
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ASHWICKEN, LEZIATE & BAWSEY NEWS
LEZIATE PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council met on Wednesday th