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DICKLEBURGH, ALL SAINTS

WELCOME TO DICKLEBURGH CHURCH

All Saints Church,

Dickleburgh,

Diss,

Norfolk.

IP21 4NQ


Churchwardens:

Alasdair Wilson



Tower Captain:

Michael Hodgkinson


Director of Music:

Francis Coomber

Set in the heart of the village, our building is a traditional stone built church with a square tower. The church is floodlit and visible from the main road. There are six bells in the tower. In the churchyard is a pretty example of an old school which is now used as the church rooms.

The church was built in 1490. Our patron is Trinity College.

The building is open for private prayer from 8.30am to 3.30pm on most days.

Parish Worship:

Worship takes place in this church every Sunday, usually at 9.30 am, unless Benefice events or special services have been planned. (Check the Services page)

On the third Sunday of the month this is a said service prior to “Café Church”. Cafe Church begins in the Church Rooms, and is particularly suitable for families with young children. Drinks, toast, croissants and bacon butties are served from about 10am. There is a special craft activity designed for primary age children, and a selection of toys for toddlers. Informal worship normally starts at about 10.30am. Music is a mix of traditional and modern hymns, children’s action songs, and prayer songs.
All other Sundays there is a Common Worship Eucharist, with robed choir, at 9.30am.

Coffee is usually served after all morning services.

Weekday services:

Every Saturday at 9.15 prayers are said for the parish, all those who live, work, or worship here. Everyone is welcome at these times of prayer. If you want someone special included but are unable to come along yourself, please let the Rector know, or leave a note on the side altar.

Following these prayer times the rector, or one of the ministry team, is normally available by appointment in the church rooms until about 11.00am for arranging weddings and baptisms, and for spiritual guidance.

Once a month there is a service in Culrose Care Home. All parishioners are welcome as the elderly residents love to receive visitors.

Dickleburgh Pastoral Care group:

Members of the Ministry team conduct Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals as well as offering a Marriage Preparation Course.

The Pastoral Care group aims to supplement their work with follow up visits.

Anyone in the village is welcome to request a visit from a member of the team by contacting the Rector. We are particularly conscious of the needs of the housebound and elderly. Families who have arranged a Christening are visited before the Baptism Service by a member of the Team. We are also willing to offer support to the bereaved. In addition members of the Team go into the Village school and take a lead in running the “Treasure Seekers” Club. Culrose, the Residential Home, is visited regularly and a Service is held there once a month.

Coffee Mornings:

On the first Saturday of every month from 10.00am to 11.30am there is a coffee morning in the church rooms next to the church. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are served. There is a good raffle, and a produce stall. Occasionally there are other stalls as the mood takes us. There is also a warm friendly atmosphere and the chance to chat to friends old and new. The rector, or curate, is there for a large part of the time. The church is also open for private prayer or for visitors to look round. Do join us if you are able.


Drop In

Each week the Church Office is open on Wednesday morning and you are welcome to drop in for coffee and a chat between 10am and 12noon.

Music in Dickleburgh Church:

The music groups meet regularly on Wednesday evenings in the Church Rooms.

The ‘Bell Squad’ meet at 5pm for Hand-bell practice. The ‘Squad’ is essentially a follow-up group for those who have completed a year’s tuition on the Dickleburgh Junior School Hand-bell Team and would like to continue ringing as an interest. Members of the Squad have the opportunity to undertake the ‘Hand-bell Ringers of Great Britain (HRGB) Crescendo Scheme’ which is “designed to help them progress and develop their hand-bell skills.”

The ‘Song Squad” is available for young people from 7 years upwards - the only request is that participants have a capable reading ability. The squad meets from 6pm to 6.45pm. The music content is both religious and secular - we work towards festival services in church and “home-grown” entertainment.

The Church Choir meets from 6.30pm to 7.45pm and there is a short overlap with the Song Squad. The choir is robed and affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. The principal aim is to provide a lead in the music used for worship in All Saints and to provide other appropriate anthems or songs to assist with the theme of the service.

For more information please contact Francis Coomber, the Director of Music, or his wife, Sylvia, on 01379 643 010

50 Christmas trees in a Church

This festival ran very successfully for 12 years, but the time has come for a change.

At the end of November 2016 we hope to host a Celebration of the Tree of Life, which will move the original festival in a slightly different direction.

Dickleburgh Flowers and Arts:

Dickleburgh Church has a dedicated team of flower arrangers who provide flowers for the church every week except in penitential seasons. They arrange regular festivals of flowers and crafts. New enthusiasts are always welcome. Contact Kathy Leeder 01379

Bellringers:

We have a team of dedicated bellringers who try to ring for all our services. We have a wide ranging practice, from rounds and call changes to surprise minor. Visitors are always welcome. Practice night is Friday at 7:30pm for 1½ hours. If you would like to learn to ring please contact the tower captain, Mike Hodgkinson, (01379 740042) and he will arrange individual training sessions.

Ringing Practice: Fridays 7.30 - 9.00 pm