Welcome to Christ Church Fulmodeston
Christ Church Fulmodeston, reaching to the Future at the Heart of the Community
Christ Church is situated in a working, rural and agricultural setting five miles east of Fakenham, south of the A148. Since recent extensive renovation of the church building, the congregations seeks to serve the local community is as many ways as possible. All are invited to attend not only the regular services but also the extensive concerts and other cultural activities which are mounted throughout the year. We welcome the chance to work with our colleagues at Fakenham and strengthening our ties in furthering the work of God’s church in North Norfolk.
Rural communities rely on ever diminishing facilities. So often the shop, the pub and the post office have closed. This is the case in Fulmodeston in North Norfolk. Some do not drive and the bus routes are not plentiful. In this environment a church and its worshippers can provide a village with a great deal that money cannot buy. At the heart of Fulmodeston is the church, literally at the crossroads. A forward thinking Rector decided to abandon the two churches serving Fulmodeston and Croxton. In their place he and his congregation constructed the current church building in 1881 at the middle of the new centre of the village. Today’s congregation has the responsibility to maintain this building into the next century and beyond for another hundred and thirty years, at least.
In recent years several newcomers to the village have brought with them artistic and Christian backgrounds which they have offered enthusiastically to the service of the community. The village and its church have been reinvigorated with new outlooks and talents. The existing community has embraced them and a cheerful mingling of experience has resulted.
The current Parochial Church Council is committed to putting the church at the centre of the Parish, not only in our worship but by reaching out to the community in as many thoughtful, enterprising and collaborative ways as possible.
A View from the Pew, July 2019
We thank everyone who supported the events in June. The Songs of Praise service attracted a number of people who were new to Christ Church and were there because they wanted to sing! We just managed to squeeze in all the requests for hymns and will consider another festival in the church calendar for a similar service. As always, the Purcell School concert was very well attended and the performance was of the usual exceptionally high standard. A core group of people work very hard to prepare the church and provide backup for the students, and their contribution is very much appreciated.
In August, we will once again be holding Coffee at the Crossroads. This fête in the churchyard and inside the church is a great occasion and one at which friends, old and new, meet on a (hopefully) sunny day. There will be stalls, crafts, tombola, raffle, free refreshments, Project Linus, sewn items, baked good, jams and fresh produce. Please contact Stephen Miles on 07767688514 to book a stall for yourself or a charity. Pitches are free.
There will be an opportunity to make a retiring donation to the church to help it contribute to the life of the diocese and meet its budget of £12,000 in this financial year. Information on leaving a legacy will also be available.
Meanwhile, please join us for our regular July services.
Andrew Lee – Churchwarden 0132887887
If you would like to speak with the priest in charge, Francis Mason on any matter, please call The Rectory Office 01328 862268.
Churchwarden: Andrew Lee Telephone 01328 878870
Please feel free to contact us about Services and Events or the Rectory Office. Contact details and opening times for the Rectory Office can be found on our Rectory Office page, where enquiries about baptism, weddings and funerals may also be made.
Christ Church Fulmodeston
Croxton Road, Norfolk NR21 0LZ
SatNav NR21 0LZ
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Find out more about the Fulmodeston community at https://fulmodestonpc.wixsite.com/fulmodestonpc