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The parish of Beetley with East Bilney: one parish, two churches united in worshipping God
There have been many changes throughout the history of the parish – but the congregation remains determined to keep the ‘rumour of God’ alive in all the centres of population.
The churches themselves are pretty buildings, and worship is held in one or the other every week. Coffee is served after the service, so there is a chance to exchange news, discuss the sermon and make plans.
Service times are:
1st Sunday in the month:- Parish Communion at Beetley
2nd Sunday in the month:- Parish Communion at East Bilney
3rd Sunday in the month:- Parish Communion at Beetley
4th Sunday in the month:- Parish Communion at East Bilney
5th Sunday in the month Benefice Communion at Hoe (Book of Common Prayer)
At all the services at Beetley and East Bilney Common Worship is used.
Charitable giving is organised through ‘pew boxes.’ At the beginning of the year the PCC chooses four charities, and members of the congregation support these through their offerings made in the pew boxes. The criteria for choosing the charities are as follows – some are local, one is always the Diocesan Lent Appeal, and the others are small or lesser known charities for whom our relatively small donations would make a big difference. Two of our forthcoming charities are Smiletrain www.smiletrain.org and Elmham Surgery. www.elmham.surgery.com
Each year a Lent group is held in the parish. Twice a year a leaflet is produced with the Methodist church, giving details of all services and other events.
For more information on either of the churches, or to arrange a visit, please contact one of the churchwardens.
Regular Services Beetley and East Bilney
St Mary Magdalene, Beetley
First and third Sundays each month: 9.30am Holy Communion
St Mary East Bilney
Second and Fourth Sundays of the month: 9.30am Holy Communion.
On the fifth Sunday there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am at Hoe, using the Book of Common Prayer.
Monday evenings: Bible Study. Please contact Mr J Hull 01362 695154
Mr J Crick 01362 860093
Mrs P Jeffrey 01362 860316
Mrs J Thompson 01362 829305
All forthcoming events are publicised in the weekly newsletter.