Weekly Notices

Welcome to Pakefield Parish Church in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

This Week:-

Monday 26th September 22
10.30am Hildersley Holy Communion
1.00 pm Parent and Toddler Group in the hall
Tuesday 27th September 22
9.00am Morning Prayer in church
4.30pm Children’s Clubs (CYM)
Wednesday 28th September 22
9.45am Holy Communion
10.30am Coffee Morning in the hall
Thursday 22nd September 22
9.00am Morning Prayer in church
7.00pm Informal Gathering for Intercessors
Friday 30th September 22
9.00am Morning Prayer in church
10.00am Graveyard Gardening Group
Saturday 1st October 22
9.00am Morning Prayer in church
1.00pm Wedding in Church
7.00pm Harvest Quiz
Sunday 2nd October 22
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Harvest Festival All Age Service
4.00pm Harvest Hymns
Hand Bells!
Would you like to play the handbells, if so please contact
the parish office or speak to one of our bell ringers
Wednesday Communion continues each Wednesday in
Church at 9.45am with a quiet, reflective service.
Wednesday Coffee Morning
This is a weekly opportunity for socialising, catching up
with old friends and making new ones and is every
Wednesday at 10.30am in the church hall.
Informal Gathering for Intercessors
This will be this Thursday at 7pm in church.
If you are part of our Intercessions team or would like to
be part of our Intercessions team please come along to
chat about prayer, to share prayer resources, speak to
Revd. Sharon for more details.
Graveyard Gardening Group
This group meets each Friday between 10am and 12pm
and welcomes newcomers anytime. Please do consider
coming along and enjoying some fellowship and
gardening in our lovely churchyard – with refreshments!
Harvest Quiz
The Harvest Quiz is in the church hall on Saturday at
6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Tickets £7.00 includes
supper. Monies go towards church funds. Please see
Margaret Harbord ASAP for tickets 01502 566477.
Harvest Festival…
…will be next Sunday. As usual we will be donating to
the Food Bank: the list of things which they require
urgently are tinned fish, tinned tomatoes, or other
vegetables, tinned fruit, UHT milk, tinned rice pudding,
pasta, baked beans and biscuits. Thank you in advance
for any donations.
Evening Services
Please note from next Sunday these will be at the earlier
time of 4.00pm.
START New to Christianity Course
This resumes on Thursdays at 7pm with Week 3 being on
13th October; Week 4: 20th October; Week 5: 10th
November; Week 6: 17th November … whom can you
invite? Please take a flyer from the welcome table at the
back of church.
Diaries are back!!!
Yes, after not being available because of Covid, we now
have 2023 Church Diaries at the back of the Church for
only £2.00 each. (Perfect for Christmas stocking gifts,
dare I say!).
Christmas Fayre!
Teddies or soft toys will be needed for our Teddy
Tombola. Please leave all donations in the creche. Thank
you, Jane Kestle.
Advance Dates for your diary
Patronal Café is back on 21st, 28th Oct and 4th Nov.
Please contact Judith on judiq1966@hotmail.com
if you can help in anyway on any of the dates.
Deanery Prayer Pilgrimage
This will be on Saturday 29th October. We will be using
our Labyrinth for this event. There will be prayer events
in our sister churches across the Deanery. More
information to follow
Blessing of the Herring on Odd Fellows Green
Sunday 30th October at 3pm
Service of Memories Sunday 6th November at 4pm.
Whether you have lost a loved one recently or a long
time ago, you are welcome to come to our service of
Christmas Fayre -Saturday 12th December at 1.30pm

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 our church as we are prayed for throughout the
Diocese on Tuesday this week.
• For the situation with our Church Tower.
• For those who live/work in Gondree, Grand Avenue,
Grayson Avenue, Grayson Drive.
• For Lollipop ladies and men, street cleaners, refuse
collectors and those who work at our local recycling depot
• For the friends and family of Jeff Herbert whose funeral
was last week.
• For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.
• For Connor Grimmer and Bonnie Elkins getting married on
Praise and Thanks
• For answers to prayers in our lives and those of the ones
we love.
Further afield
• For all those affected by the floods in Pakistan.
• For the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine and all who have been
• 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 on 01502 516800 or email rector@pakefieldchurch.com)

Collect for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Lord God,
defend your Church from all false teaching
and give to your people knowledge of your truth,
that we may enjoy eternal life
in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Staff Team

Rector: Revd Sharon Lord
 01502 516800 (day off Monday)
Curate: Revd Becki Bensusan
 01502 810946 (Study Day Mon, Day off Tue)
Part time Children and Families Worker
Katey Mills 
Church Wardens:
June King 
Brian Jackson 
Lay Minister: Trudie Jackson
Hon. Assistant Priest: Revd Di Lammas
Authorised Worship Assistants:
Anne Everitt 
Loretta Freeman 
Hall Bookings Administrator: Val Turner
 01502 218150