forthcoming events and diary

for Carbrooke Church

December & January  Calendar 2016-17

27th November 6.30pm Annual Advent Service ‘Darkness to Light’ (see below)

30th November Hymn Singing Buckingham Lodge 11am

4th December Family Communion Service 10.30am

11th December All Age Worship 10.30am

18th December 6pm Carol Concert with ‘Chanters Jigge’ (see below)

25th December Family Christmas Service with Communion (-bring along one of your gifts to show us all).

1st January Group Service & Communion at Watton

8th January Family Communion 10.30am

15th January All Age Worship 10.30am

22nd January Communion Service 10.30am

29th January Lay Led Service 10.30am

Carbrooke Carol Service

Sunday 18th December, 6pm.

A seasonal mix of Readings and Carols,

 'Chanters Jigge'

will be leading the music with their Traditional instruments.
No charge.
All welcome

 Join us, to celebrate, as we begin the countdown of Christmas week....
Followed by Mulled wine/AppleJuice and Mince Pies.


Sunday 27th November. 6.30pm

As we begin the journey towards Christmas,

Join us, and take time out to reflect,

in the atmosphere and peace of Carbrooke Church.

The Traditional Advent service of Darkness and Light, begins the festive season, & is a chance to take stock before the hectic countdown to Christmas.
Traditional Readings, Prayers and Advent Carols.
Followed by Mulled Wine/Apple Juice and Mince Pies.

Breckland Harmony Concert

of popular choral music and readings.

Saturday 25th April at 7pm 2015

in Carbrooke Church. 

Tickets £6 (Inculde buffet supper and wine).

Raising funds for church roof repairs following theft of lead!

Please contact any member of Carbrooke PCC for tickets

or email

Phone: 01953 885353

Services & Events for March and April.

27th February 2pm: Tea and Chat in the church

1st March 10.30am Family Communion

8th Mar 10.30am All Age Worship

15th Mar 10.30am Communion & Mothering Sunday

22nd Mar 10.30am Lay Led Service with Carbrooke Young Believers

29th March 10.30 Palm Sunday Holy Communion

27th March 2pm: Tea and Chat in the church

1st April 7.30pm Holy Communion during Easter week at Carbrooke.

3rd April 2pm Good Friday Meditation]

5th April 10.30am Easter Sunday Family Communion

11th April Gift Saturday 9.30 -1pm in the Church


All welcome to our varied services which are followed by coffee, biscuits and a chance to chat.


Services & Events for November & December

31st October Friday: 2pm Village Hall Tea & Chat

2nd November: 10.30am Family Communion

 ‘All Souls’, all are invited to remember by name those who have passed. Please let the sidesperson know as you enter church on that day if you would like anyone to be remembered.

9th November: 10.30 Remembrance Service/Act of Remembrance 11am.

The service begins at 10.30am, with the Act of Remembrance taking place by the War memorial at, on this particularly poignant day, we remember the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, and all those from Carbrooke who fought and died . All welcome to pay their respects, particularly members of the armed forces, past and present.

The school will be holding their own Remembrance Service at 9.15am Tuesday 11th November in the church, and will be adding a display of their own, in the church throughout November, so please look out for that.

16th November: 10.30 Holy Communion followed by ‘Healing’/Lottery draw.

23rd November: 10.30 Lay Led Service.

24th November Monday: 9am School Community Assembly in the church.

28th November Friday: 2pm Village Hall Tea & Chat

30th November 6.30pm,  ‘Darkness to Light’ Advent Service,

This inspiring service begins in candle light, with traditional readings, and carols,

‘Carbrooke Singers’ and local choir taking part.

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Benefice Christmas celebrations, Weekend of 6th and 7th December

Each church in the Benefice, tells a different part of the Christmas Story. Carbrooke will be telling the story of the Nativity, Ovington will hold a Christmas bazaar, Saham Toney will hold its Christmas tree festival and Ashill will tell the story of St Nicolas (Santa Claus).Please support all our local churches during this weekend.

Carbrooke Nativity Festival

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December

11am to 5pm.

We will be telling the Christmas story through the lovely and different Nativity sets we have in the church, and would welcome any others we can display, especially if they are unusual. (If you have a nativity set you would be prepared to lend, or would like to make one for the event, please contact us).

We will also be providing refreshments, raffle and gift items for sale.

On Sunday 7th St. Johns Ambulance service of Norfolk, will hold their annual Christmas Carol Service and you are welcome to join them.

6th December Saturday: from (11am Nativity Festival in the church) Benefice Christmas Festival

7th December:10.30am Confirmation and Communion at Saham Toney

(11am continuation of Nativity Festival in the church) Benefice Christmas Festival

3pm: St Johns Ambulance Carol Service

14th December: All Age Worship 10.30am

16th December Tuesday: Carbrooke School Carol Service 6pm

19th December Friday: Carbrooke School Christingle Service 2pm

21st December:’ Carbrooke Young Believers’ Christmas Service 10.30am

25th December Thursday: Christmas Day, Family Communion Service 10.30am

28th December: Benefice Holy Communion Service, Saham Toney 10.30am


All welcome to our varied services which are followed by coffee, biscuits and a chance to chat.


Community Harvest festival

Sunday 5th October 10.30am with Family Communion.

All donated produce will be given to Watton Food Bank, following the service.

Afternoon Tea, Cake and Chat, will be served in the Village Hall on

Friday 26th September,

31st October,

 28th November 2pm.

We invite you to come along for a chat, bring your children, or your parents!

Wednesday 10th September 2pm in the Church.

Presentation of

'Carbrooke Commanderie and the Knights Hospitallers'

A fascinating illustrated talk on the history of Carbrooke Church,

and why does a small village, have such a large Church?

Keith Skipper Norfolk Mardle & Music

10th May 2014 7.30pm. One of only 5 Norfolk appearances for 2014.

Come and listen to Keith Skipper, a Norfolk treasure for an evening of Norfolk 'squit' and music, and help raise funds for Carbrooke Church.

Tickets £8 including wine & refreshments, accompanied children free


June 28th & 29th (Patronal Festival of St Peter and St Paul).

Plans are in hand for the fete, which will be held as usual on the Village Green, with extended events happening in the Church over the whole weekend, with Teddy Bear Parachuting from the Church tower



Friday 6th December 9.00am - 10.30am, In Carbrooke Church
We are holding what we hope to become a monthly 'COFFEE AND CHAT' event.

All welcome, why not drop in and catch up with friends after you drop your children or grandchildren off at school or playgroup.

'Faith Hope & Charity'

Carbrooke Church Monthly Prize Lottery to raise desperately needed funds for repairs to the building, and work of the Church within the community.

For an annual payment of £15 you will receive one number, to be entered into 12 monthly draws.

Each month there will be a first, second and third prize. 

Prize money will be dependent on the number of tickets sold and will be confirmed on the day of the first draw, which will be

15th December 2013.

 Please contact Richard Dunn, Jane Atkins or Angela Weatherill to buy your ticket:

 Richard Dunn –  Jane Atkins –  Angela Weatherill -


The lottery promoter is Richard Dunn on behalf of St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church. 

The lottery is run in accordance with the required gambling laws (licence number SL0270)



Carbrooke Church Council invite the residents of Carbrooke to a public meeting

in the Church on Saturday 21st September 2013 at 11.00am.

We have some very important decisions to consider as to the best way forward for the use of our church building. It may be the oldest and most visible building in Carbrooke, but sadly it is also in very great need of repair and is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain the building as things stand.

We are well aware that the majority of Carbrooke residents do not use the church on a regular basis, nevertheless, the building is available and needs maintaining if nothing else, as a historic and community building.

We would love to be able to use the building for purposes other than Sunday services too, this could mean major changes to the internal layout of the church, and we need to hear the views of all Carbrooke residents, whether you use the church or not. It is a building for all, we wish to make it more accessible to residents and invite suggestions as to the best way we can preserve this enormous, beautiful and historic building at the heart of our village.

These are some ideas that have already been put forward; installation of a café, meeting point for youth groups or elderly residents, use for large public events –concerts, and plays. There are so many exciting possibilities, but it will take much time, thought, cooperation and money! Whatever is decided, we need to get it right, and move forward with the support of the community.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have comments or suggestions, please contact one of the PCC members.

Angela Weatherill (01953 885353)

Rev. Jane Atkins (01760 441191

Annual Norfolk Churches Cycle Ride 14th September

This is a great way of raising money for our local churches, seeing more of Norfolk countryside and keeping fit! Walking, horse riding or any other unusual mode of transport accepted – within reason!

For more details or sponser forms please contact Julie Denton.

We have our Harvest Festival on 29th September

The other Churches from the Benefice join us for this important Festival in our village, please come along as we celebrate our good fortune in living in a country and climate producing an abundance of food for ourselves. We are lucky to have so much to spare, and any donations of produce to decorate the church will be donated to the ‘Watton Food Bank’ afterwards, which in these difficult times helps people in need in our own community.

Talking of sharing, we will be following the Harvest service with a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch in the church. Everyone is welcome, and as ever, we can be sure of a delicious Harvest feast! Anyone wishing to bring along something to share, please contact me as I have a food list.

If you would like more information about Carbrooke Church, events or activities, please contact us.

Last updated 20.10.2014