- 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 25th July 2018 – Men's Night
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 26th July 2018 – Church Open for Prayer
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2nd August 2018 – Church Open for Prayer
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 9th August 2018 – Church Open for Prayer
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 16th August 2018 – Church Open for Prayer
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 19th August 2018 – Pub Church
- 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 22nd August 2018 – Men's Night
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 23rd August 2018 – Church Open for Prayer
Regular Church ServicesWithin the Benefice there are three active Churches.
On the Second Wednesday of each month a Parish Communion Service is held at Albion House at 10.00am and a Morning Service at Cresta Lodge at 11.00am.
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|Week of Month||All Saints Church|
|St Andrew's Church|
|St Mary's Church
& Sunday Club for 6 to 11 year olds
Family Service & Baptisms
|No Service||No Service|
Services usually take place at the times displayed above.
However services may be re-arranged so please check the What's On Page.
St Andrew's Parish Church is open to visitors on Saturday between 10am & 12noon, 10am to 11am in Winter.
Enquiries for Baptisms, Marriages and Banns should be made to the Rector.
Please visit the What's On Page for dates, times, venues or more information for these Services,
|Benefice Marquee Service & BBQ||July 8th||11.00am||The Rectory, Rectory Lane|
|Act of Remembrance
All Saints Church
Saturday June 30th 2018
Rachel Foster was ordained a Deacon in Norwich Cathedral to serve in the Parishes of the Benefice of Poringland. Rachel was one of nine fellow candidates that were ordained that day.
The service was well attended by family and friends from the local Churches and communities.
The service started at 10.30am and finished at 12.30pm, this was followed by a BBQ at the Royal Oak pub in Poringland.
Below are a selection of photographs from the events.
In Loving Memory
Reverend Debbie Driver
1959 - 2018
To listen to the Celebration Service for Debbie Click Here.
Debbie’s unexpected death on 11th April 2018 marks the passing of an era and leaves us all feeling a great sense of loss.
She was born in Colchester, and her parents, Kath and Wilf, remember Debbie, even as a small child, was always with a happy disposition. From a young age Debbie’s passion was dancing. In her teens she resisted an invitation to join the London School of Ballet and preferred to develop and enjoy her dancing skills in Norfolk, amongst her achievements was a performance before Princess Margaret.
Alongside her dancing she worked at Colmans which is where she met her future husband, Andy. They were married in October 1981. Their daughter Angie was born in 1984, and their son Matt in 1986. Debbie could put her hand to many things: she worked for 12 years as the Company accountant when Andy was doing contracting work; she worked for a number of years in the local Pharmacy, and finally for 5 years as a qualified Driving Instructor. She was also a volunteer with the Beavers and the Cubs, and was a parent helper at Poringland Primary School, and served on the PTA of Framingham Earl High School.
Debbie’s faith was central to her life. She was involved in the Free Church but followed a calling in the Anglican Church and was ordained in 2010. Debbie played an integral part in the life and ministry of Poringland Benefice. She was humorous and warm, as well as direct and down-to-earth, but she always came across as honest, engaging and generous hearted. Appearances with Kevin, her bird hand puppet, at School Assemblies, Sunday Services, and the Christingle Christmas Services, will long be remembered by children and adults alike, not just for the slapstick humour, but also because of her ability to put across the Christian message in simple but also quite profound ways.
Over 220 people from across the wider community attended Debbie’s Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints Church Poringland on 30th April.
Debbie was not trapped by material possessions or the latest 'must have'. She firmly fixed her foundations and trust in Jesus Christ. And we know she is with Him now, in heaven. We thank God for Debbie, for her faith and love, and for all the memories she has left us with.