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, January 2018
Everyone at Christ Church wishes you a Happy New Year.
We would also like to thank everyone who works so hard towards the outreach and maintaining of the church as well as those who come and support our services and events. Several local professionals provide their services free of charge to enable us to fulfill our obligations to health & safety, electrical certification, churchyard maintenance and many other areas where practical expert advice is needed.
In 2017, apart from the regular services, there were concerts by the Purcell School, Corpus Christi College and Gresham’s Prep School. We also held the fête and the Advent market, as well as the occasions important to the wider civil community such as Harvest and Remembrance. Christ Church has made charitable donations form fund-raising and collections to The Children’s Society, East Anglian Children’s Hospices, Water Aid, The Poppy Appeal, the Poppy Factory, and people are very generous in donating to the Food Bank collection point in the church porch.
We look forward to a busy 2018 and welcome ideas for how we can best serve the community in the future.
We continue to be extremely grateful to Francis and Amanda for their ministry to us and also to Gill Mason for her invaluable support and friendship, as well as the link between Fulmodeston and Fakenham Parish Churches and our close working relationship with the Fulmodeston Methodist Chapel.
In the Week of Christian Unity, Francis will be the preacher at a joint service at the Fulmodeston Methodist Chapel at 2.30pm on January 21st and we will be remembering the Holocaust at a service of evensong on January 28th at 3.00pm.
There is always a warm welcome at Christ Church, especially when the heat is on full!
Andrew Lee – Churchwarden 01328878870
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
For a map of our location, please click here.
Find out more about the Fulmodeston community at http://fulmodeston-and-barney-villages.norfolkparishes.gov.uk