The Sandringham Group of Churches
A lively and welcoming Group in North West Norfolk, comprising the Parish Churches of Castle Rising, Flitcham, Hillington, Sandringham, West Newton and Wolferton.
CHURCH SERVICES FOR JULY and AUGUST, 2020
FOR THE SANDRINGHAM PARISH GROUP OF CHURCHES FOR JULY AND AUGUST 2020
We will be holding church services from 19th July to the end of August and rotating each week from one to another of the parish churches.
With restrictions still in place due to Covid-19 we are limited to gatherings of 30 people and therefore we must ask that – if you are interested in attending a service – you contact either Sandringham Church or let me (or Mrs Jan Newell) know and your name will be put on the list for the particular service.
Sadly, there will be no singing, as this is still not allowed in group gatherings. But organ playing is allowed!
We encourage people to bring their own prayer books, but if this is not possible, clean books should be available at the entrance. The churches have been cleaned and hand sanitiser is also available at the entrance.
Entering and leaving the church will be organised by the Churchwardens and we ask that everyone follows their instruction.
The list of Sunday church services are at 11:00 and are as follows:
2nd August Castle Rising
9th August Wolferton
16th August West Newton
23rd August Flitcham
30th August Hillington
This list is also posted on the Church noticeboard and on the Sandringham Church website and Hillington Parish website.
PLEASE DO CONTACT ME, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES OR WANT TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR A SERVICE:
Mrs Laura Worsley – 07790353599 – firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPING TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF THESE SUNDAY SERVICES!
History of St Mary the Virgin
There has been a church here for many centuries, perhaps before the Norman conquest, although there is no mention of it in the Domesday Book. Much of the present building dates back to the 15th century and is constructed of un-coursed flint with some Sandringham sandstone and carr stone quarried from Sandringham Estate. The Nave and South Aisle were re-built in 1824 with the Chancel and North Trancept being restored in 1892. The great treasure of the church is the 1756 organ built by Snetzler- this was originally in the National Society’s training college before being gifted to Hillington in 1857. The organ is unusual in that the sharps are white and the naturals black.