DICKLEBURGH, ALL SAINTS
WELCOME TO DICKLEBURGH CHURCH
All Saints Church,
Director of Music:
Set in the heart of the village, our building is a traditional stone built church with a square tower. The church is floodlit and visible from the main road. There are six bells in the tower. In the churchyard is a pretty example of an old school which is now used as the church rooms.
The church was built in 1490. Our patron is Trinity College.
The building is open for private prayer from 8.30am to 3.30pm on most days.
Worship takes place in this church every Sunday, usually at 9.30 am, unless Benefice events or special services have been planned. (Check the Services page)
On the first Sunday of the month there is an All Age communion, with activities and prayers suitable for the whole church family.
On the third Sunday of the month there is a Book of Common Prayer said service held in the choir. On the second and fourth Sundays there is a Common Worship Eucharist, with robed choir.
Refreshments are usually served after all morning services.
On the fifth Sunday there is usually a Benefice Service, which may be at one of the other churches.
Every Saturday at 9.15 prayers are said for the parish, all those who live, work, or worship here. Everyone is welcome at these times of prayer. If you want someone special included but are unable to come along yourself, please let the Rector know, or leave a note on the side altar.
Following these prayer times the rector, or one of the ministry team, is normally available by appointment in the church rooms until about 11.00am for arranging weddings and baptisms, and for spiritual guidance.
Once a month there is a service in Culrose Care Home. All parishioners are welcome as the elderly residents love to receive visitors.
Members of the Ministry team conduct Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals as well as offering a Marriage Preparation Course.
The Pastoral Care group aims to supplement their work with follow up visits.
Anyone in the village is welcome to request a visit from a member of the team by contacting the Rector. We are particularly conscious of the needs of the housebound and elderly. Families who have arranged a Christening are visited before the Baptism Service by a member of the Team. We are also willing to offer support to the bereaved. In addition members of the Team go into the Village school and take a lead in running “Open the Book”. Culrose, the Residential Home, is visited regularly and a Service is held there once a month.
On the first Saturday of every month from 10.00am to 11.30am there is a coffee morning in the church rooms next to the church. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are served. There is a good raffle, and a produce stall. Occasionally there are other stalls as the mood takes us. There is also a warm friendly atmosphere and the chance to chat to friends old and new. The rector, or curate, is there for a large part of the time. The church is also open for private prayer or for visitors to look round. Do join us if you are able.
Each week the Church Office is open on Wednesday morning and you are welcome to drop in for coffee and a chat between 10am and 12noon.
The music groups meet regularly on Wednesday evenings in the Church Rooms.
The ‘Bell Squad’ meet at 5pm for Hand-bell practice. The ‘Squad’ is essentially a follow-up group for those who have completed a year’s tuition on the Dickleburgh Junior School Hand-bell Team and would like to continue ringing as an interest. Members of the Squad have the opportunity to undertake the ‘Hand-bell Ringers of Great Britain (HRGB) Crescendo Scheme’ which is “designed to help them progress and develop their hand-bell skills.”
The ‘Song Squad” is available for young people from 7 years upwards - the only request is that participants have a capable reading ability. The squad meets from 6pm to 6.45pm. The music content is both religious and secular - we work towards festival services in church and “home-grown” entertainment.
The Church Choir meets from 6.30pm to 7.45pm and there is a short overlap with the Song Squad. The choir is robed and affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. The principal aim is to provide a lead in the music used for worship in All Saints and to provide other appropriate anthems or songs to assist with the theme of the service.
For more information please contact Francis Coomber, the Director of Music, or his wife, Sylvia, on 01379 643 010
This festival ran very successfully for 12 years as 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, and has now taken a new direction.
At the end of November 2017 we hosted a Celebration of the Tree of Life, which moved the original festival in a slightly different direction.
Dickleburgh Church has a dedicated team of flower arrangers who provide flowers for the church every week except in penitential seasons. They arrange regular festivals of flowers and crafts. New enthusiasts are always welcome.
All Saints Art Group meets between 2pm and 4pm every Tuesday and welcomes both beginners and experienced artists.
We have a team of dedicated bellringers who try to ring for all our services. We have a wide ranging practice, from rounds and call changes to surprise minor. Visitors are always welcome. Practice night is Friday at 7:30pm for 1½ hours. If you would like to learn to ring please contact the tower captain, Mike Hodgkinson, (01379 740042) and he will arrange individual training sessions.
Ringing Practice: Fridays 7.30 - 9.00 pm
The site of 15 affordable homes being built by Saffron Housing off the Norwich Road will shortly be completed.
Those needing affordable housing who live in Dickleburgh or Rushall should be given priority by South Norfolk Council but for that to happen, those people must be registered on the South Norfolk Housing register.
Details of how to get your name on the housing list can be found online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/housing-register, or you can phone 0808 1682222 or 01508 533633, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.