Weekly Notices

Welcome to Pakefield Parish Church in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Monday 2nd October 23

1.15pm – Toddlers in the hall

Tuesday 3rd October 23

9am – Morning Prayer in church

5pm –  CYM Groups

Wednesday 4th October 23

9am – Morning Prayer in church

9.45am – Holy Communion in church

10.30am – Coffee Morning in the hall  

11.30am – Funeral of David Layton

Thursday 5th October 23

9am – Morning Prayer in church

7pm – Gathering to worship in church

Friday 6th October 23

9am – Morning Prayer in church

10am – Gardening Group in the churchyard

12pm – Funeral of Brett Ellingham

Saturday 7th October 23

9am – Morning Prayer in church

6.45pm – Autumn Quiz in the Hall

Sunday 8th October 23

8am – Holy Communion

10.30am – Holy Communion  

4pm – Holy Communion



David Layton’s  funeral will be in church on Wednesday 4th October at 4pm,Please keep Sheila and her family in your prayers.  With refreshments served at the back of church after the service.

Wednesday Communion continues each week in church at 9.45am with a quiet, reflective service. We are currently exploring Esther.

Wednesday Coffee Morning. An opportunity for catching up with old friends and making new ones, every Wednesday at 10.30am in the church hall.

The new Heaters will be installed in church on Wednesday 4th Oct  afternoon and Thursday 5th October, therefore the main hall will not be in use

 Bloodmoor Hill Community Centre Public meeting and AGM: Thursday 19th October 2023 at 7pm (refreshments served from 6.30pm

Graveyard Gardening Group. Fridays between 10am and 12pm. Newcomers welcome! Please do consider coming along and enjoying some fellowship, fresh air and gardening in our lovely churchyard.

Our Deckchair Quiz is out! Please collect your copies from the back of church and put your entry money in the wall safe. Thank you to Pat Durrance for creating it.

Autumn Quiz on Saturday 7th October at 6.45pm

Tickets are now available from the office at £6


A big thank you to all who attended the Band Concert it made £300.

 Advance Dates for your Diaries….

Messy Church 12th October. 3.30pm stories, fun and a hot meal for your family.

Pakefield Nativity Walk planning meeting on Saturday 14th October at 9.45am in the hall. Please talk to Katey for more details

Christians together in Lowestoft and district    

The AGM for 2023 will be on Monday 16th October at 7pm. St Benedict’s Church, Hollingsworth Road, Gunton Lowestoft, NR32 4AX.

Messy Church planning meeting on 18th October at 3.30pm in the portacabin

Messy Vintage is on Friday 27th October 10.30am to 12 noon. Combining fun and fellowship through crafting. We share stories over refreshments finishing with a Bible reading and prayer based around our craft activities.

28th October and 25th November we are planning tabletop sales. In the church hall from 10am -12pm.To book a table  (£7) please get in contact with the church office, we are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am till 12pm.

29th October 3pm, Blessing of the Herring on Oddfellows Green.

11th November at 10:55 for Armistice day around the war memorial

12th November at 10:30 For Remembrance Sunday church parade service.

12th November at 4pm with be our service of Memories., for all those who have lost a loved one, whether it was only a short time ago or a long time ago, all are welcome.

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 or work on Prospect place, Ranville, Ribblesdale, Ridgewell and Rivendale.
  • For those who run Food banks, work in charity shops and help the homeless.


  • For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.
  • For those who are grieving for a loved one.
  • For the family of David whose funeral is this week
  • For the family of Brett whose funeral is this week

Praise and Thanks

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

Further afield

  • For all those who have lost loved ones in the fire in Nigeria
  • For Families affected by the rising costs of living, not just here in the UK but around the world.
  • For the work of Tools with a mission.
  • For all the families affected by the fighting in Ethiopia.

(If there is anyone or anything that you would like us to include in this prayer list, please let Revd Sharon know)

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To everyone – especially if you are visiting our Church for the first time. We hope through your visit you will know God’s blessing.

If you are a visitor and would like information, or someone to speak to, please contact Revd Sharon Lord or one of our Churchwardens (see this sheet)


Harvest Thanksgiving

Creator God,

you made the goodness of the land,

the riches of the sea

and the rhythm of the seasons;

as we thank you for the harvest,

may we cherish and respect

this planet and its peoples,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.