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BARROWDEN CHURCHYARD AND CHURCH CLEAN SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST

BARROWDEN CHURCHYARD AND CHURCH CLEAN SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST

BARROWDEN CHURCH – SUMMER TIDY UP.

SATURDAY THE 11th AUGUST 10.30am to 1.00pm

COME AND JOIN US IN THE  CHURCH YARD WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER THE WELLAND TO TIDY UP AND TRIM

THE CHURCH  NEEDS A POLISH AND CLEAN SO OUR MANY VISITORS KNOW HOW WE CARE FOR OUR ANCIENT PLACE OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP.

EVERYBODY WELCOME

MANY HANDS MAKE GOOD COMPANY AND LIGHT WORK.

Tea provided

All are welcome to come and make our Church and Church Garden look beautiful for the summer.
So if you would like to join us, email Alison on  dancy.family@hotmail.co.uk,
or fizzhumphreys@hotmail.co.uk, for further details .
CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2018

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2018

 

All are Welcome at any of our Services across the Benefice this Sunday,  Mary Magdalene.

• 9.30 am South Luffenham Church:     Holy Communion  and Baptism (CA )
• 11.00 am Barrowden Church:               Holy Communion (CA)

Readings:  2. Cor. 5. 14 – 17   John 20. 1 -2 , 11 – 18
CA =The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong AR = Mrs Ann Robinson, Reader

SUNDAY 24th JUNE 11.00 am ST. PETER’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 24th JUNE 11.00 am ST. PETER’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL

ST PETER’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL.

 
Stilling of the Storm (Mk. 4.35 – 41)
Masses of beautiful flowers; the church cleaned and polished; a wonderful peal of bells and rushes on the floor to celebrate.
A great calm followed the storm. Some places accumulate an atmosphere of peace and churches are high up among them. We go there to seek peace, not to escape but to renew ourselves for daily life where peace is so often very scarce.
Janet and Brian collect the rushes for the Patronal Festival at Barrowden Church.
 
CHURCH SERVICES – SUNDAY 15th JULY 2018

CHURCH SERVICES – SUNDAY 15th JULY 2018

All are Welcome at any of our Services across the Benefice this Sunday Trinity 7.

• 9.30.am South Luffenham Church:     Morning Praise (AR)
• 11.00 am Barrowden Church:               Morning Praise (AR)
• 9.30 am Tixover Church:                       Holy Communion (CA) (BCP)
• 11.00am Morcott Church                       Holy communion (CA)

Readings:  Eph. 1. 3 -14    Mark 6. 14-29    BCP. Rom. 6. 19 – end   Mark 8. 1-10a
CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong AR = Mrs Ann Robinson, Reader
BCP = Book of Common Prayer

BARROWDEN CHURCH – TREASURER RETIRES

BARROWDEN CHURCH – TREASURER RETIRES

Angus Kennedy has retired after many years as treasurer to the Barrowden Parochial Church Council

At the Sunday Service on 12thMay 2018, the Parishioners offered their sincere thanks for his many years of stalwart service.

Angus Kennedy-  Presentation on the occasion of his retirement
Angus Kennedy- Presentation on the occasion of his retirement
BARROWDEN CHRISTIAN AID WEEK SATURDAY 12TH MAY

BARROWDEN CHRISTIAN AID WEEK SATURDAY 12TH MAY

This year St Peter’s Church, Barrowden decided to hold a

BIG BREKKIE

as part of the fundraising for Christian Aid.

It took place at in Dovecote Close, Barrowden on Saturday morning 12th May 2018

The weather was good and everybody was able to enjoy their brekkie in the garden .

Thanks to everyone involved

Thanks to the helpers
Thanks to the helpers

 

 

St Peter’s, Barrowden Annual Accounts for the year 2017

St Peter’s, Barrowden Annual Accounts for the year 2017

The summary of the Annual Accounts for St Peter’s Barrowden is shown below

Accounts for St Peter’s, Barrowden
for the year 31st December 2016 to 31st December 2017.

TREASURERS REPORT

The Current Account is the general trading account through which most income and expenditure pass. Total income for 2017 amounted to £32614-78 and is an increase compared with previous years.

Planned giving along with Gift Aid Tax reclaimed shows a marked increase compared with previous years. Income from Church Collections and Donations have also seen an increase. Our thanks must go to those who have so generously given and contributed to the running and upkeep of St Peters.

2017 saw the rent received by the PCC for the 11 acres of arable land owned for many years by the PCC significantly increase. The land was being sublet and after the original tenant gave up the tenancy, the land was put up for tender and a more realistic rent achieved.

Fees paid to the PCC were slightly less than previous years as this income is determined by the number of ceremonies (weddings, funerals etc) held in the Church.

Income from Fund raising has also risen with the Open Gardens event, generally thought of as a great success. Along with sponsored cycle rides, harvest supper, sale of teas etc. £3667 was raised so crucial to funds. Our thanks must go to those who worked so hard to ensure their success.

The 200 Club run by Dr and Mrs Wilkinson contributed an increased donation to funds compared with previous years. Our thanks to Les and Grace for their hard work in the organisation of the 200 Club.

Unfortunately, expenditure has also increased compared with previous years.

Insurance for the Church and its Contents along with heating and lighting have remained fairly consistent with previous years. Heating costs and use of the heating is dependent, to a degree, on the weather and when the fuel tank needs refilling.

A cost was incurred in examining the Chancel roof and the examination by expert builders and architects. Fees for this examination amounted to over £5000. Unfortunately, this examination uncovered some long-term problems which will require considerable future expenditure,

General Parish Expenditure which include our contribution to the Five Parish Accounts, Alarm fees, printing etc. has increased compared with previous years.

Churchyard Maintenance including Wakerley Churchyard at £2194 is a reasonable figure.

A payment to the Diocesan Architect of £4000 fees has been paid for his work on the Reordering Programme.

Parish Share to the Diocese is the largest single expense and has increased £14064 in 2015 to £15046 in 2016 to £16080 in 2017. Increases of this magnitude are not sustainable.

The total Expenditure for 2017 amounted to £35168-54, a loss of £1729-76 on the year 2017.

If the one-off expenses, Roof examination and architect’s fees are discounted then general income and expenditure would be in the black.

Angus S Kennedy

Treasurer