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 2018
With summer events in full swing, we are still recovering from the wonders of the Purcell School Outreach Team concert and all the wonderful work the students did in schools, sharing their enthusiasm of music. Thanks to them and to Alison Cox for visiting Norfolk every year for twelve years, in spite of the ever present challenges of funding. Music matters. Gillian Reynolds said recently on Desert Island Discs that music mattered because humans need an alternate way of expression other than through speech. With this in mind, we invite you to another concert of local artists on Sunday, July 29th at 3.00pm. Tale Dolce Musica comprises voice, flute and piano. This short concert will be followed by refreshments. Entry is free, with a retiring collection for the church and to defray costs. Do join us. On the same day, we will hold our occasional service on Matins from the Book of Common Prayer.
Please don’t forget Coffee at the Crossroads which will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 10.30am until 1.00pm. It is not too late to reserve a free pitch from which to sell your wares or promote a charity. There will be produce, bread and cakes, crafts, plants, books, sewing, Project Linus, Traidcraft, a tombola, art, cards and much more. Phone Stephen Miles on 01328878364 for more details.
See you there…
There is always a warm welcome at Christ Church.
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