Welcome to Pakefield Parish Church in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

What is Pakefield Church?

We are a Christian family who worship God, care for one another and the local community
and reach out to encourage others to know Jesus and his love.

 

All Saints’ and St Margaret’s Church, Pakefield is a warm and friendly Church of England church situated on the cliff top of Britain’s most easterly town. From well attended Sunday services by people of all ages, through to weddings, baptisms and lots of other groups, there is something for everyone here!

We have  a varied approach to worship, including Holy Communion, All Age, Morning Worship, Baptism and Prayer services, supported with a mix of traditional hymns and modern contemporary worship songs, played by our organists and music group. Please use the links above to find the information you need.

The Diocese of Norwich have added a donate option for our church on their website. If you wish to help us with the cost of maintaining our ancient church then all you need to do is follow the below link and choose All Saints and Saint Margeret’s Church, Pakefield.

https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/donate

We are now open for private prayer, our usual times of 9am to 6pm .

Church will look rather different when you go in, this is so we can keep it as safe as we can for everyone who comes in.
As you enter you will notice that the doors are open, this is twofold, one so that you don’t have to touch them and two because the air can then circulate better.
You will see the hand sanitiser on the little table, please use it
You will notice that all the books are away. Can I suggest that you bring your own Bible with you, pens and paper etc.
We are unable to have the candles available because of the risk of cross infection ( watch this space, as we think about how we light candles safetly to remember loved ones)
There are a few chairs at 2 metres distances, please don’t move them.
Enjoy the labyrinth, take your time going around it….and for those of you who are needing to stay at home we have posted a virtual pilgrimage of the labyrinth under the Information Menu here.

We are holding certain services in Church, please do not come if you are in a vulnerable group. We will be continuing with recording our 10.30 am Sunday Service for everyone to view from their home via this website, YouTube or our Facebook page. 

If you do wish to attend in Church for a service you will need to email Revd. Sharon Lord at rector@pakefieldchurch.com or telephone 01502 516800 to book a place in advance.

The Services in Church currently available are :-

8 a.m Sunday Morning – BCP Holy Communion

10.30 am Sunday Morning – Morning Prayer/Holy Communion

6.30 pm Sunday Evening – Evening Prayer

10 a.m. Wednesday Morning – Holy Communion

Weekdays – Tuesday to Saturday – 8.30 am Morning Prayer.

Please wear a face covering in church to protect your fellow worshippers and please use the hand sanitiser thoroughly on entering the church, before receiving Holy Communion and again on leaving the church. Don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you get home.

As of the 8th August face coverings will be mandatory inside our building, as per the governments announcement .
 
Please take care and stay safe
Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 July 2020

 

There will be no singing in church and strict social distancing will be in place. People will enter and leave church one at a time. 

We have to keep a register of who attends our services in church for 21 days. We will be abiding by GDPR rules and regulations and will keep your details safe. However, we will need your permission to share your details if we are informed of a Covid-19 case.

We are displaying yellow hearts on our cross in church to represent loved ones that have passed away during the pandemic. If  have had a loved one pass way during the Covid-19 pandemic and wish a yellow heart to be displayed please contact Revd. Sharon Lord at rector@pakefieldchurch.com or telephone 01502 516800.

 Do you have an emergency, or know someone who has? We have our Church Prayer Chain where your need or the need of someone you know and love can be brought to our Lord for his help and healing. Please think seriously about adding your name to our church Prayer Chain. Please feel free to speak to Sharon on 01502 516800 or email office@pakefieldchurch.com.

Safeguarding Statement:

Pakefield Parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at 

www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information on the Norwich Diocese Website: 

https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/training/safeguarding

Or click the Safeguarding tab for more advice and who to contact if you wish to talk to someone about yourself, or  are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult