Weekly Notices

Welcome to Pakefield Parish Church in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

This Week:-

Monday 6th February

12pm                   Funeral of Maurice Butler

1.15pm                Parent & Toddlers in the hall

Tuesday 7th February

9.00am                Morning Prayer in church

11.30am              Funeral of Sharon Goldspink

5pm                      CYM in the hall

Wednesday 8th February

9.00am                Morning Prayer in church

9.45am                Holy Communion

10.30am              Coffee Morning in the hall

Thursday 9th February

9.00am                Morning Prayer in church

3.30pm                Messy Church

Friday 10th February

9.00am                Morning Prayer in church

10.00am              Graveyard Gardening Group 

Saturday 11th February

9am                      Morning Prayer in church

9.30am                Worship Team meeting in the hall

6.45pm                Valentines Quiz in the hall

Sunday 12th February

8.00am                Holy Communion

10.30am              Holy Baptism

4.00pm                Holy Communion



The funeral of the Late Mr Maurice Butler will be on Monday 6th February at 12 noon in church. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

The funeral of the Late Mrs Sharon Goldspink will be on Tuesday 7th February at 11.30am . Please keep her family, friends and especially everyone at Pakefield Primary school in your prayers.

We are sad to announce the death of Faith (Paddy) Strang. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers. Her funeral will be in church on Friday 17th February at 12 noon

We are sad to announce the death of Jill Eaton. Please keep her family and friends in your payers . Her funeral will be on Wednesday 22nd February at 12 noon

Fellowship Groups: Looking for a fellowship group to join? Please complete one of the forms on the welcome table and pop it in Revd Sharon’s red post box.

Wednesday Communion continues each Wednesday in church at 9.45am with a quiet, reflective service. We are currently exploring the Psalms and then Lamentations.

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

February Digest is out! Thank you to all who deliver it around Pakefield.

There is an opportunity to join the distribution team (Whitney Green area).  For more information please contact Judith Betts on 07753613433 or email judiq1966@hotmail.com.


Advance Dates for your Diaries…

Valentines quiz night 11th February at 6.45pm in the hall. Tickets are now available from Margaret Harbord (566477). The evening includes a light supper of soup, a roll and dessert.

Ash Wednesday is on 22nd February, with services at 9.45am and 6.30pm, to mark the beginning of Lent with Holy Communion and the symbolic ‘ashing’ of a cross on people’s foreheads.

Lent Cafe is returning on Friday 24th February… And continuing throughout March (3rd, 10th,17th, 24th and 31st). If you are able to help in anyway please contact Judith Betts on 07753613433 or email judiq1966@hotmail.com.

Gathering for Lent : The Lent course will begin the following week on Thursday 2nd March at 7pm in church. This year we will be following the study course produced by USPG (United Society for Partners in the Gospel), called ‘Who is our neighbour?’. Copies will be available and as ever there is no charge, but if you are able to contribute towards the cost of the booklet, donations will be gratefully received. As before this will be a hybrid online and in person course.

Here is the Zoom link:


Meeting ID: 849 5786 6561

Passcode: 004398

Wedding Preparation Day Saturday 11th March.

Mothering Sunday Church Parade Service 19th March at 10.30am.

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/work in Abbeydale, Airedale, All Saints Road and Arbor Lane
  • Teachers, lecturers and all those involved in provided education


  • For the family and friends of the late Maurice Butler.
  • For the family and friends of the late Sharon Goldspink.
  • For the family and friends of the late Faith (Paddy) Strang
  • For the Family and Friends of the late Jill Eaton
  • For those you know who are unwell or in hospital.

Praise and Thanks

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

Further afield

  • For the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine and all who have been displaced.
  • 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)

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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)


The Third Sunday before Lent

Eternal God,

whose Son went among the crowds

and brought healing with his touch:

help us to show his love,

in your Church as we gather together,

and by our lives as they are transformed