Weekly Notices

Pakefield Church

Sunday 9th August

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Mary Sumner Day


8.00am: Holy Communion

(In Church)

Leader: Revd Sharon Lord

Preacher: Anne Everitt

Bible Readings: Rom.10:5-15, Matt.14:22-33


10.30am: Morning Worship

(On Facebook and YouTube)

Leader: Revd Sharon Lord

Bible Readings: Rom.10:5-15, Matt.14:22-33


6.30pm: Evening Prayer

(In Church)

Leader and Preacher: Anne Everitt

Bible Readings: Rom.10:5-15, Matt.14:22-33


This week

     Tuesday 11th August

        8.30am       Morning Prayer in church

   Wednesday 12th August

          8.30am         Morning Prayer in church

       10.00am     Holy Communion in church

   Thursday 13th August

         8.30am       Morning Prayer in church    

Friday 14th August

       8.30am         Morning Prayer in church

     10.00am       Churchyard Gardening Group      

     Saturday 15thAugust

       8.30am         Morning Prayer in church

     10.55am       VJ Remembrance Service by War


 Sunday 16th August

     8.00am         Holy Communion in Church

    10.30am       Morning Prayer (online)

     6.30pm       Evening Prayer in Church


     Advance Dates for your diary        

   3rd September – Gathering to Worship on Zoom

      27th September – Harvest Festival collection for Food

                                         Bank – more details to come


Mary Sumner Day

It all started when Mary, married to George Sumner,Rector of the Parish of Old Alresford, was passionate about transforming the home-lives of Parish families,by helping the women to support one another in raising their children. She wanted to create an organisation for women that brought together rich and poor to build a network that would support mothers of all kinds as they brought up their children in Christian faith and she thus, started the Mothers Union in 1876.  As members continue their essential work across Britain and Ireland, and around the world, they are demonstrating that it is a movement that provides relief to those in need. Despite the huge difficulties presented by the current circumstance,  Mothers’ Union is still working against violence, poverty, and injustice. 

For more information please contact Anne Everitt.


   Holy Communion continues in church every week, please remember to book with Sharon if you wish to attend. 

Churchyard Gardening Group

This group is now meeting again every Friday from 10.00am. and with the size of our Churchyard social  distancing should not be a problem! Tea and biscuits cannot be supplied at present, but please feel free to bring along your own flask and eatables!

Coffee Mornings….

   …. continue Sunday mornings from 11.30am till   just after noon. Please join us using the link below:


Treasure Hunt

Follow the clues on the sheets (at back of the church) for a fun walk around Pakefield for the low cost of £2.00! Please put money in the wall safe and get those‘little grey cells’ working as you also exercise your brain!

Saturday 15th August 2020

   VJ Day (Victory over Japan) was marked on 15th August 1945. It is 75th anniversary is being commemorated this year by the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ following two minutes of silence at 11.00am. There will be a cry for Peace and then bells will ring. 

The service will begin at 10.55am around the War Memorial. People are welcome to stand socially distanced and it will be livestreamed to Facebook and uploaded to YouTube and our Website afterwards. If the weather is inclement, the service will be held inside the church and unfortunately this will mean we can only have a few people present, to abide by the social distancing rules.

Yellow Hearts

   Many of you will have seen these small yellow hearts with names on, pinned on the cross at the front of  the church. The names are those of loved ones who have sadly, died during the Covid -19 pandemic, but not necessarily of Covid.  It is a way of remembering a loss of anyone dear to you when you perhaps have not been able to attend their funeral.

Please contact  Revd. Sharon Lord on 01502 516800 or email rector@pakefieldchurch.com  if you wish a heart to be added.


   September Digest

Please send any contributions for the above to    Michelle by the 26th August at the latest.

Suffolk Churches Trust ‘Bike and Stride’ and Norfolk

  Churches Trust Bike ride.

     This annual event will be taking place this year on Saturday 12th September. If you are interested in taking part in this sponsored event (half money raised goes to the Trusts and rest to our church). All paperwork needed is on the table at the back of the church.

  Hymn numbers for those listening on CD

   Thy hand O Lord  MP 705

      How Great Thou Art      MP 506

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 who live on Dolphin Close, Douglas Close and Dovedale.
  • For all those who work for charities, voluntary groups, and pressure groups.



  • For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.
  • For family and friends of Norman Best as his ashes are scattered at sea next Sunday.


Praise and Thanks

  • For answers to prayers in our lives and those we love.


  • For the work of the Mothers’ Union, the Gideons, and Tools with a Mission.
  • For the Province, de L’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda; and the Archbishop – Laurent Mbanda.
  • 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)

Collect for Mary Sumner Day


Faithful and loving God,
who called Mary Sumner to strive
for the renewal of family life:
give us the gift of your Holy Spirit,
that through word, prayer and deed
your family may be strengthened and your people served;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.




Welcome to everyone – especially if you are a visitor with us this morning. We hope you enjoy the service and will know God’s blessing.


If you are a visitor and would like information, or someone to visit you, please have a word with the Minister or one of the welcome team.



Staff Team

Rector: Revd Sharon Lord

 01502 516800 (day off Monday)




Church Administrator: Sandra Bendall

Hall Bookings Administrator: Val Turner

01502 218150




Please visit: www.pakefieldchurch.com