August September 2019 
Rector: Revd Margaret McPhee Tel: 01603 893108
Churchwarden: Brian Rowlands Tel: 01603 754763


The Rector writes:

I’m writing this as the schools are preparing to break up for the Summer holidays. Full of expectation of fun and freedom, whether it’s at home, at the beach, countryside, abroad, all is an adventure.


I watched a series called Pilgrimage earlier this year with celebrities walking from Switzerland through Italy. They were a mixed bunch of people but it was their conversations of life, ordinary, routine and at time very moving, as they walked in the way of many who are taking time out. Hurts were healed, faith rekindled and for some, just a time of small rebellion!


I started my adventure here almost 3 years ago. Time has flown by and there has been a lot of positive things happening to encourage me God is at work and St Margaret’s is a place of wider interest, spiritually, historically and as a centre for meeting together. The old Pilgrimage way from Norwich to Walsingham has been confirmed and there will be way markers for those who walk it. Part of it will be along the Marriott’s Way, which St Margaret’s Church is near. We hope these pilgrims will find their way to Felthorpe, and take in the amazing place our village church is. The PCC will have had a meeting to rediscover the church from a different angle and consider what further work can be done to enhance a visit. I have mentioned heating will be installed and some other internal rearranging but there may well be more on the horizon. What would you want visitors to be able to see, do and learn? Any ideas, let me know.


Our Evensong Services are a special time which many people come to. There’s something about coming to the end of the day and singing worship and praying with thanks giving to God for all He has done, and for His being with us whatever we’re going through. Do come along to this monthly service where you’ll have a warm welcome and afterwards there’s refreshments if you wish to stay.


In October the Evensong will be led by our guest Canon Revd Simon Stokes, our Rural Dean, as we celebrate Harvest. Always a wonderful time of thanksgiving and sharing food and drink. Come along and be prepared to sing, including I have no doubt, We Plough the Fields and Scatter!


Tradition is at the core of village life and at the core of our church, alongside how we’re a place for all, each day, for those who visit for many reasons. Come, all are welcome, where both ordinary and special times with God are had.


Services at St Margaret’s


 4th                5.00pm EVENSONG BCP                                                                        

11th      9.00am Holy Communion BCP                                           

18th      10.30 Benefice Service –Horsford: with a speaker from The Leprosy Mission                                      

25th      9.00am Holy Communion BCP                                                                                                                                               





1st  5.00pm EVENSONG BCP

8th  9.00amHoly Communion BCP

22nd  9.00am Holy Communion BCP

15th  9.00amMatins BCP

29th  10.30 Benefice Service - Horsford with Canon David Foster, Bishops Officer for Ordinands and Initial Training



Baptist Chapel  Mill Lane, Felthorpe meet for worship at 3.00pm  every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month and preceding Wednesdays at 7.30pm  for Bible study and Prayer.  Psalm 46.v1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We would be pleased to see you at any of our meetings. Ian Mckemmie e-mail


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