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, November 2018
As we approach the season of Remembrance, there are several events in Fulmodeston leading up to the Act of Remembrance on Sunday, 11th November at 10.50am.
On Tuesday, November 6th at 7.15pm for one hour in the Chapel, there will be a powerpoint presentation of the story of the ceramic poppies which were displayed at the Tower of London in 2014. This will be repeated at Fakenham Parish Church on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 7th at 3.30pm. The presentation is an exploration of the field poppy as a symbol of remembrance and how this came about. It is a powerful and moving tale, involving people from around the world who sought to remember those who had lain down their lives for others.
On Friday, November 9th starting at 7.00pm, there will be a Quiz Night at the Old school Hall, held in aid of Christ Church, where the theme of the evening will be the commemoration of the Great War.
Christ Church will be holding its usual Remembrance Service, which of course will this year fall on 11th November, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. There will be a sounding of the Last Post and of Reveille as well as appropriate readings etc. The names of the fallen from both Fulmodeston and Barney, and from both World Wars, will be read out and wreaths laid. The service will start at 10.50am with two minutes silence at 11.00am – the exact time of the hundredth anniversary. The service is fully ecumenical and we welcome those of any faith or none. It is not a glorification of war but an act of remembrance which includes all victims of war and a pledge to work for peace. Part of the war exhibition from 2014 will be displayed in the church during the week leading up to this important day.
Lastly, many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Festival. It was a thought provoking time in the company of members of the local agricultural community who shared their thoughts. A donation was made to Water Aid and all the produce given to local charities, including the Food Bank.
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
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Find out more about the Fulmodeston community at http://fulmodeston-and-barney-villages.norfolkparishes.gov.uk