Rockland All Saints

Welcome to Rockland All Saints Church!

Welcome to Rockland All Saints Church!

As we are part of the Shellrock benefice, services are held according to an agreed rota that is displayed on the external noticeboard.

Special services are Christingle, candle lit Christmas Eve, Candlemass, Pets service and Harvest festival.

Fund raising events include Barbara’s day (a garden party), Flower festival, Harvest supper and an Advent lunch held jointly With Rockland St Peter’s Church.


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Shellrock News - October

St James, Great Ellingham

It was a lovely day for those who took part in the annual Norfolk Churches Trust Walk/Drive/Cycle – six people recorded their visits to St James’.  We hope you enjoyed yourselves!

By the time this edition prints, we will have held our Harvest Festival service, welcoming the young people from the Scout Group.  Food donations will be taken at this service and added to the donations collected elsewhere in the benefice for the foodbank.

Looking ahead to October, I made the tricky decision to cancel the autumn fair.  Many of our ‘regular’ stallholders were unavailable and I ran out of time to look further afield.  However, if you are local and would be interested in a stall at a future event, please drop me a message:

Can you help?  If you have an interest in fundraising to keep the building open, it would be great to hear from you.  The building is solely funded by its collections and fundraising – it costs a minimum of £5000 to simply open the doors each year; this does not include the cost of holding services or paying towards ministers.

Keep an eye on the service sheet in the porch or notice board for our services.  There is a Holy Communion each month, plus additional services now at 4pm.  In October there will also be our annual service for All Souls Day – a reflective moment to remember loved ones in our lives who are no longer with us.  Everyone is welcome, especially those who have been bereaved during the last year.


St Peter, Little Ellingham

We are continuing to hold two regular services of worship each month; a morning service on the second Sunday of the month and an evening service on the third Sunday.  See the listing for details.  We also continue to work closely with St James Great Ellingham in co-ordinating our services and any events.

Margaret Thomas participated in the Norfolk Churches ‘bike’ ride last month by walking the four churches of Rocklands and the Ellinghams.  Thankfully the weather was dry and cool for the most part.  The walk took just over five hours and raised £60.  Margaret would like to thank all who sponsored her.  Maybe next year the bike will be ready and more churches can be visited (and more money raised?).

Our Macmillan Coffee morning was a great success thanks to the wonderful efforts of the various bakers and to the many people who came along, supped lots of coffee and tea, and munched their way through plates of cake and other nibbles.  A lot of new families have moved into the village recently and it was good to see many of them had come along to support the event.  The total sum raised so far is just over £360.  A big ‘thank you’ to everyone involved.


Rockland St Peter

What a wonderful Baptism on 5th September. The Marriott family filled the church and made it a joyous occasion.

We have another Baptism on Saturday 9th October, Jenson Joshua Owen, we hope the Owen family have a fantastic day.

On 30th October we are going to have a Pudsey lunch in St Peters with the church dressed as a cafe. This will be to raise money for Children in Need. We are hoping the Little Rockies toddler group will join us. Lots of cakes to eat.

The Winter Market will happen in November.



 It was so good to see such a happy wedding in the church. The only sadness was the replacement of the familiar Registers of Marriages and Certificates used for generations with a bland A4 Marriage Document.


Centering Prayer workshop

Several months ago I announced I was considering setting up a workshop on Centering Prayer, a form of Contemplative Prayer. This workshop has now been arranged for 10am to 4pm on Saturday 13th November in Little Ellingham village hall (Old School Hall).  The workshop will be led by Debbie House who is part of the Norwich Christian Meditation Centre based at St Augustine’s church, Norwich.

If anyone is interesdted in attending this workshop please get in touch with me so I can make the necessary arrangements.  Coffee and Tea will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.

If you are wanting more information here is a link to a website:


Food Donations

Donations received at the church (there is a green lidded box in the porch) and the village shops are now being split according to need.  During September these have been taken to Norwich Foodbank and NNUH.  Most wanted items on the list include: tinned tomatoes, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit, UHT/long life milk, long life juice & tinned fish.  They are well stocked with pasta!  If you are in need of a referral, contact Citizens Advice on 0800 144 8848.  For donation queries, contact Kathryn 456525 or  Please don’t be embarrassed to ask for help.

I'm looking for some help with taking the foodbank donations to Norwich as I've taken on a new role at work which comes with increased hours.  It doesn't have to be every week (I've been going every two weeks) on a Friday morning.  There are usually around 6 -8 large boxes.  Norwich foodbank is open on Mon/Thurs/Fri 9-1 for donations, located on Ivy Road (off Bowthorpe Road) - UEA side of the city.  Please drop me an email or give me a call!  Thanks Kathryn




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