Photos

There are 19 photo albums.

Sam & Jacqui's Advent Calendar
Sam and Jacqui have again produced ideas and suggestions for us on a daily basis - this time for Advent. The first one will appear on December 1st and continue to the 24th. Animated versions of the graphics will be posted on our Circuit facebook page around 10 o'clock each day.

 

Harvest 2021
Images from our churches Harvest Festival services.

 

Circuit Church gardens
Several of the Circuit churches have gardens of one sort or another - here is a selection. If other churches would like to send photos to add to the album, please do so!

 

Circuit 'Big Sunday'
On July 25th, our circuit churches were worshipping together - all using the same material but in different, creative ways. Some joined in with the online zoom service in real-time. Some showed the YouTube recording of the Worship Sheet material (or clips from it). Some used the Worship at Home Sheet with contributions from all of the circuit staff as the basis for their service. Individuals at home also used these three different methods for accessing the one circuit service based around our Circuit Open Gardens. It was a great success!

 

VIRTUAL OPEN GARDENS 2021
Over 55 people sent over 250 photos of their gardens for this year's event. Here is a selection.

 

Summer 2021
Photos of various church and circuit events in the Summer period (before, and after, restrictions easing).

 

Easter 2021
Seasonal displays from Easter 2021, created at home and in our church buildings.

 

Lenten symbols on zoom
At the beginning of our Sunday morning online services in Lent, we are using a liturgy that Swaffham Methodist Church use every year. It is called 'Tragedy to Triumph' and, when it is done in church, a symbol is placed each week on a large Lenten cross. However, in the 2021 lockdown, Barrie and Anne Thorp are placing the appropriate symbol each week on their dining room table.

 

Prayer Symbols in a Basket
As part of the District Day of Prayer and Reflection on March 6th, Rev Jacqui led a creative prayer session whereby many of the 42 online participants placed household objects in a box, basket or other container as we prayed for different subjects. The stone, or hard object, represented people who had found the pandemic hard. The torn or shredded paper or tissue represented churches that are really struggling. The paper clip and paper represented communities coming back together again. The teaspoon represented the mix of services and activities that have to be integrated as the pandemic comes to an end. The torch, or candle, represents Jesus, the light and hope of the world.

 

Fun in the Snow in the Circuit
A few pictures bravely shared across Central Norfolk.

 

New Year Challenge
Following the success of the Pre-Advent Advent Calendar, Sam & Jacqui are presenting 24 new tasks under the heading of 'New Year Challenge'. One challenge will be posted here each day from January 11th to February 6th (not Sundays). The overall challenge is to complete 20 of the tasks by the end of February. Anyone who does all 24 can apply for a prize!

 

December 2020
'At Home' Advent rings and other seasonal photos.

 

Advent 'virtual' Posada
Figures of Mary and Joseph are travelling around our circuit in Advent - beginning in the south of the Circuit on Advent Sunday and making their way northwards. They encourage us to pray for each of the communities in which our churches and chapels are set.

 

Pre-Advent Advent Calendar
Suggested activities for the 20 days preceding November 29th, Advent Sunday.

 

September - November
A selection of photos of churches re-opening, online activity and remembrance.

 

JIGSAW representing our Circuit
Pieces of this jigsaw are being distributed to many members and friends of the Central Norfolk Circuit telling them that they belong to our network of Christian friends.

 

'At Home' seasonal Displays
This gallery showcases devotional displays that have been made in people's homes during Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and Advent 2020.

 

Rev Betty's Farewell
Photos that show how we said goodbye to Betty, and wished her a Happy Retirement, in August 2020.

 

Virtual Open Gardens June/July 2020
During the period of the coronavirus lockdown and, as we ease out of the restrictions, members of the Circuit have been invited to submit photographs of their gardens as they are in June or July. Click on each photo to see the title and who owns the garden OR click the 'play' button to sit back and relax!