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Saturday 18th September 2004
at 3.00 pm

in the presence of
The Rt Revd Graham James
Bishop of Norwich
Morston Church, Norfolk

All Saints Church from the south-east

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The Powditch Family, who came from
 the Fens via Wiveton, and lived
and worshipped in Morston 1530-1750.
From 1700 part of the family moved to
North Creake & Wells, across UK,
and then later to Chile,
Australia and New Zealand.

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A Service of
Celebration &Thanksgiving
Unveiling of a
Commemorative Powditch Memorial

in the presence of
The Rt Revd Graham James
Bishop of Norwich

Choir: St. Andrew’s Singers
Conductor: Rosemary Kimmins
Organist: Michael Allard


The Bishop’s Procession will process from
The Manor House, Morston


The Choir
Hope Todd, Vice-Chairman PCC
Dominick Harrod & Jocelyn Wingfield, Friends
John & Angela Algar & Wreath-laying Party

The Revd Giles Hunt
The Church Wardens
 The Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
The Revd David Hart, The Bishop’s Chaplain

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At the entry of the choir:

Processional Hymn

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song,
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name.

Blessings abound where’er He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honours to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the long amen.

Welcome and Introduction
 The Revd Giles Hunt

Laudate Dominum             Mozart
 The Choir

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First Lesson
 Genesis 1: 24-31
Read by Dominick Harrod

Offertory Hymn

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Saviour, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid its rage didst sleep;
O hear us etc.

O sacred Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
Who bad’st its angry tumult cease,
And gavest light and life and peace:
O hear us etc.

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O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them whereso’er they go:
And let there ever rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Second Lesson
 Ephesians 3: 14-end
 Read by Angela Algar  
 Sanctus from Faure’s Requiem
 The Revd David Hart, The Bishop’s Chaplain
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come.  
Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.  
Give us this day our daily bread.  
And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation;  
But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.

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General Thanksgiving
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine
unworthy servants do give Thee most humble and
hearty thanks for all Thy goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all men. We bless Thee for our creation,
 preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but
above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption
of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means
of grace and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech
 Thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that
our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we
shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in
our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and
by walking before Thee in holiness and righteousness
all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to
whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour
and glory, world without end.     Amen.

The Address
The Bishop of Norwich

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  Jesus, where’er thy people meet,
There they behold thy mercy-seat;
Where’er they seek Thee, Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground.

For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring Thee where they come,
And going, take Thee to their home.

Dear Shepherd of thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here to our waiting hearts proclaim
The sweetness of thy saving name.

Here may we prove the power of prayer,
To strengthen faith and sweeten care;
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heaven before our eyes.

Lord, we are few, but Thou art near;
Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear;
O rend the heavens, come quickly down,
And make a thousand years thine own!

The congregation is asked to face south towards the
new Powditch Memorial

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Unveiling and Dedication of
the Powditch Memorial

In the presence of the
Bishop of Norwich,
the Powditch Memorial
will be unveiled by a member of the
Powditch family
at the south-east corner of the Nave.

The text of the Memorial
will be read by a family member.
A wreath will be placed below the Memorial

The Bishop will bless the Memorial

A member of the Powditch family will read
the Family Prayer at the Memorial

All will return to their places

Prayers and Blessings

The Bishop of Norwich

The Choir sings:
The Lord bless you and keep you                 Rutter

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Recessional Hymn

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet thy tribute bring,
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows;
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him;
Dwellers all in time and space.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise with us the God of grace.

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The framed Brass Rubbing displayed near the
porch door is that of
The Revd Richard Makynges
(whose memorial brass is under the altar).
He began as Rector here in 1596 - in the time of
Richard Powdiche  (1590-1635).

The two flagstone memorials in the church
 with flowers on them
 (near the new Powditch Memorial)
Robert Powditch  (1623-1647)
John & Mary Powditch
(buried in the church in  1612 & 1635)

The two graves to the east of the porch door
Benjamin Powditch,
(?merchant [illegible] 1683-1751)
and his wife,
Mary Powditch (c1680-1755).
Logo of Heron as used on Powditch ,memorial and Pedigree in Morston Church
(c. Ken Bartlett)
( © Ken Bartlett)

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Designed and Printed by
John C Algar in conjunction with The Friends of Morston Church

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