Weekly Notices

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.

Pakefield Church is open every day from 9.00am to 6.00pm. You are welcome to come and meet with God, to enjoy the peace and quiet and to spend time in prayer.

In St Margaret’s chancel, there is a prayer station where you can sit or kneel and light a candle.

This week:

Monday 10th February

     1.30pm        Memorial Service in church

Tuesday 11th February

         8.30am       Morning Prayer in church

     Wednesday 12th February

          8.30am         Morning Prayer in church

     10.00am         Holy Communion in church

     10.15am         Coffee morning in the hall

   Thursday 13th February

         8.30am       Morning Prayer in church

         3.30pm       Messy Church                   

Friday 14th February

       8.30am         Morning Prayer in church

       10.00am         Graveyard Gardening Group  

  Saturday 15th February    

       8.30am         Morning Prayer in church

       6.45pm         Quiz Evening in the hall

Sunday 16th February

        8.00am       Holy Communion

     10.30am         Holy Communion

      4.00pm        Evening Prayer


  Messy Church…

   …is this Thursday and help is needed to move chairs at

   2pm and again at 5.30pm. Please speak to Katey or

   Sharon if you can help and take and display a poster.

   Friday mornings…

     … 9am too early for you?

     No worries! – the Churchyard Gardening Group has

     now changed its start time to 10.00am (til noon), so

     everyone who found 9.00am too early can now

     come along –(not every week necessarily if not    

     possible for you), but whenever the weather is fine,

     and spring is in the air – the churchyard is calling you  

     with a variety of tasks– plus the coffee and biscuits!

     See you there!

Quiz Evening ..

   … is at 6.45pm this Saturday. Margaret Harbord will

   be happy to sell you tickets today at the very

   reasonable price of £5.00!

Ash Wednesday is on 26th February…

     … and there will be a service at 6.30pm in Church.

Gathering for Lent

   This begins on Thursday 27th February from 7pm to

     8.30pm. We are using the USPG (United Society

     Partners in the Gospel) material again this year,

     called Living with a World of Difference, come along

     for a time of prayer, reflection and discussion. If you

     can help with refreshments please let Revd Sharon  

     know.  Week one is called Unity in Diversity


Lent Café

 The first Café will be on Friday 28th February in church

   as usual from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Please contact

    Judith on 07753 613433, 01502 539237, or email

   judiq1966@hotmail.com as soon as possible if you

       can help in any way. Please take a poster to display

     and some flyers to give out.


       Please let Michelle have any articles for inclusion in

       the March Digest by 19th February at the latest.

       Thank you.


   Murder Mystery Evening

     The next ‘murder’ will take place on Saturday 28th

     March in the church hall. Tickets will only be

     available from the Church Office on Monday,  

     Wednesday and Fridays mornings between 10.00am

     and 12.00pm. Please pay, and collect them from

     there at a cost of £10.00 each. (Judging by those

     asking for these we may need stewards at the door

     of the office to protect Val on Monday!)

     Bishop’s Lent Appeal

      This year’s appeal is to help the church in Dogura in

       Papua New Guinea, one of our companion Dioceses.

       One of their most pressing issues is that in their very

       remote area they do not have their own transport to

       and from major towns. A vehicle would help provide

       education and essential medical attention for their

       local community and beyond. Further details of how

       to give will be available soon.

 Change of e-mail address

     Please note Sharon has now changed her email

     address to: rector@pakefieldchurch.com. Please use

     this to contact her from now on.       

   Do you have any ‘tiered’ cake stands in your home?

   If you do, would you consider letting Trudie and

       team borrow these for the Vintage tea on 8th May?

       Please do not bring them along yet, just let Trudie

       know if she can borrow them. Many thanks.  


     … a big thank you from Di, but NO MORE PLEASE.

       Your nearest bottle bank will be very pleased to

       have them though!


     There are still some 2020 diaries available at

       the back of the church for only £1.00 each

Prayer Guide

We believe in the power of prayer. Please give thanks

and pray for the following as you pray during the week.

Pakefield Church

  • For visitors to our church, who come to simply look around or to pray, that they may know God’s touch.
  • For those leading and attending Messy Church on Thursday.


  • For those who live on Witney Green, Witney Road and Yewdale.
  • For journalists, radio and TV workers and all those who communicate through the media.


  • For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.
  • For Michael and Alan K., Jean, Joan, Evie and Alf.
  • For the family of Nadia Rampling Turrell whose funeral is on Monday.

Praise and Thanks

  • For answers to prayers in our lives and those we love.
  • For the work of all those who have spent many hours

clearing and beautifying our Graveyard, and the grant which will enable more work to be done to improve the Graveyard and benefit the community and the environment.


  • For the Bible Society, Scripture Union and Christian Concern.
  • For the Anglican Church of Canada: Archbishop Linda Nicholls.
  • For anything you have seen or heard during the past week and pray for whatever comes to mind.


(If there is anyone or anything that you would like us to

       include in this prayer list please let Revd Sharon know) Tel. 01502 516800 (day of Monday)



Collect for the Third Sunday before Lent

 Heavenly Father,

your Son battled with the powers of darkness,

and grew closer to you in the desert:

help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer

that we may witness to your saving love

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


























































(If there is anyone or anything that you would like us to include in this prayer list please let Revd Sharon know) Tel. 01502 516800 (day off Monday) or email : Office@pakefieldchurch.com





















   email: office@pakefieldchurch.com