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Message from the Priest in Charge – Christopher Armstrong

Message from the Priest in Charge – Christopher Armstrong

Coronavirus and Our Churches.

We are in difficult times as a community and the wardens and I want to share with you the resources of our church for it is at such times of national emergency and challenge that people fall back on old certainties often overlooked.

  1. Following government guidance and instructions from our archbishops, there will be no public worship in our churches until further notice.

 

  1. However, our churches are open for business…prayer! Please use this special place – set aside for worship and prayer – at your leisure. Prayer resources are already available in the church and specific ‘prayers in hard times’ will be available soon for you to use in church or take away. Please respect others who might be using the church in the same way, giving them ‘social distance’. The Lent Blog on the Benefice Website also offers thoughts and prayers.

 

  1. At times of crisis The Church and its members are specifically called to witness to the continuing presence and power of God through prayer and action. Awareness of our neighbours’ needs is written into our national DNA but it is primarily a faith activity: “Love God and your neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10.27). Please remember in your prayers those in authority who have to make difficult decisions on our behalf and those who sacrifice their own well-being to help others either professionally or domestically.

 

  1. Many folk will be worried about themselves, their loved ones and the future of our lives both communally and individually. Please use your wardens, PCC members and myself to discuss anything which is on your mind. Small issues usually mask greater issues which affect us all. No concern will be dismissed; there will be a way through. Hope will prevail.

 

Christopher Armstrong.

01572 748634.

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020.

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE: PRAYERS AND NOTICES SUNDAY MARCH 8TH 2020

THE WELLAND-FOSSE BENEFICE: PRAYERS AND NOTICES SUNDAY MARCH 8TH 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 8th March 2020:  Lent II

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Ray Kilsby, Barry Broughton and Robin Rowland.

Pray too for the departed.

Remember also in your prayers our sheep farmers who continue lambing in challenging weather.

In our wider prayers we remember the Deanery of Greater Northampton and its Rural Dean, Beverley Hollins.

Don’t forget our very own daily Lent Blog which can be accessed via the Benefice website, www.wellandfosse.org.

BARROWDEN:

  • Thanks to all who contributed and came to our Lent lunch which made over £370 for Shelter.
  • Saturday 14 March – Children’s Theatre Group in Barrowden Village Hall 2.30pm. An interactive water adventure, target age group 7 years +, £5.00 (under 18s) £8.00 (Adults).  Book with Sara on 01572 747628.
  • 23 April: please contact Carol if you can make a cake for the Open Day at Red Kite House.

 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

  • Next Sunday 9.30am Morning Praise.
  • This Friday – 13th March Lent Lunch 12-1.30 in the Village Hall – soup, quiche and baked potatoes!
  • ‘Still Time’ every Monday 5.30-6pm in Church. Why not try joining us during Lent?
  • Mr Keith’ community event in the village hall.  Friday 20th March 7.30pm £11.
  • Advance notice of church spring-clean and churchyard tidy on Monday 6th April from 2pm.

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices

Sunday 1st March 2020:  Lent I

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Ray Kilsby, Barry Broughton and Robin Rowland.

Pray too for the departed: Peter Leach and Ted Bailey.

Remember also in your prayers our sheep farmers who continue lambing in challenging weather.

In our wider prayers we remember the Deanery of Greater Northampton and its Rural Dean, Beverley Hollins.

If anyone still needs The Lent Book, ‘#Live Lent, Care for God’s Creation’, please contact your parish book agent, a warden or the Priest-in-Charge.   Are you signed up to the Benefice website? The first Lent Blog post – our equivalent of ‘thought for the day’ – is there, to be followed by one a week for the six weeks of Lent. All are written by lay people across the Benefice and linked to the #LiveLent themes.

BARROWDEN:

  • Tuesday, 3 March: Lent lunch in St Peter’s 12 noon – 2.00 pm. Delicious homemade soup and rolls.  All proceeds from donations to go to Shelter.
  • Saturday 14 March – Children’s Theatre Group in Barrowden Village Hall 2.30pm. An interactive water adventure, target age group 7 years +, £5.00 (under 18s) £8.00 (Adults).  Book with Sara on 01572 747628.
  • 23 April: please contact Carol if you can make a cake for the Open Day at Red Kite House.

MORCOTT:

The March issue of the Parish Magazine is on its way, thanks to a new volunteer. Have you given Eric your £5 subscription yet?

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

  • Mon 2 Mar 10.45-12 noon. Pick up a free coffee, tea or hot choc from the Coffee Connect van, The Boot carpark, then join us for cake in the village hall!
  • Ted’s Funeral – Tuesday 3 March at 11.30am in Church.
  • Next Sunday 9.30 am Family Communion.
  • Friday 13 March Lent Lunch 12-1.30 in the Village Hall.
  • Mr Keith’s community event in the village hall, Fri 20 Mar 7.30pm £11.
  • Advance notice: church spring-clean/churchyard tidy on Mon 6 April from 2pm
  • ‘Still Time’ each Monday 5.30-6pm in Church. Why not join us during Lent?

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

BARROWDEN CHURCH   GARDEN   MAINTENANCE DAYS 2020

BARROWDEN CHURCH   GARDEN   MAINTENANCE DAYS 2020

​CHURCH   GARDEN   MAINTENANCE

If anyone would like to come and help keep the Churchyard neat and tidy it would be
lovely if you could come and join us on the dates below.  Please come what time you can make,
the time given is just a guide. Please bring your own tools if you can.  We usually provide
refreshment!!
SATURDAY  11 APRIL 2020     ………10.30 am
SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2020  ……..10.30am
 SATURDAY   15 AUGUST 2020  ………..10.30 am
SATURDAY   17 OCTOBER 2020 ………..10.30
IF THE WEATHER IS TOO AWFUL TO GARDEN ON THE DAY, WE WILL TRY THE
FOLLOWING SATURDAY
The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 29th DECEMBER 2019 – – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 29th DECEMBER 2019 – – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 29th December 2019:

 Sunday 29th December 2019: Christmas I

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Brian, Joe, Pat Simmonds, Ray Kilsby, Honor Harris, Christine Garland, Christine Behets, Robin Rowland and Ann Fowler.

In our wider prayers we continue to remember the Deanery of Towcester and its Rural Dean, Paul McLeod. We pray for holidaymakers, party revellers and our emergency services at this busy time.

Give thanks too for the generosity towards the foodbank in the Benefice.

BARROWDEN:

More intercessors required!  If you would like to help in this way – with training – please speak to Christopher or Daphne Lovering.

The church Wi-Fi code is helpfuldiamond548

MORCOTT:

The Carol service collection raised £237 for Crisis at Christmas. Thank you!

The church is open every day over the Christmas & New Year period: bring visiting family/friends to appreciate its beauty, or just drop in for a quiet prayer.

 

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

STILL TIME – every Monday 5.30-6pm in Church

 

 

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

 

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 22nd DECEMBER 2019 – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 22nd DECEMBER 2019 – –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 22nd December 2019: Advent IV.

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Brian, Joe, Pat Simmonds, Ray Kilsby, Honor Harris, Chris Behets and Christine Garland.

In our wider prayers we continue to remember the Deanery of Towcester and its Rural Dean, Paul McLeod. We pray also for refugees an all those who try and assist them.

Foodbank: Our local foodbanks report an increase of 23% on last year. Please give generously through your local church during Advent.

BARROWDEN:

Midnight mass on Christmas Eve 11.30.

More intercessors required!  If you would like to help in this way – with training – please speak to Christopher or Daphne Lovering.

The church Wi-Fi code is helpfuldiamond548

MORCOTT:

Next services: Christmas Eve Mass 10pm Tuesday 24th Dec, then Sunday 5 January.

The church is open every day over Christmas & New Year: bring visiting family/friends to appreciate its beauty, or just drop in for a quiet prayer.

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

Thanks to Carole and Tony and all the carol singers who raised over £240 for a local charity. Thanks too to Derek for the refreshments!

WEDNESDAY 25th DECEMBER 11am – Christmas Communion service.

STILL TIME – every Monday 5.30-6pm in Church

TIXOVER:

22nd December: sharing Carol service with at Duddington

Christmas Day Eucharist service at 9.30 am all welcome (Dress to be warm).

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

 

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 15th DECEMBER 2019 –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices. Sunday 15th DECEMBER 2019 –

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 

 Sunday 15th December 2019: Advent III.

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick:  Brian, Joe, Pat Simmonds, Ray Kilsby, Honor Harris and Christine Garland. Pray too for the departed, including Graham Banks.

In our wider prayers we continue to remember the Deanery of Peterborough and its Rural Dean, Ian Black. We pray too for the induction of the new government.

Foodbank: Our local foodbanks report an increase of 23% on last year. Please give generously through your local church during Advent.

BARROWDEN:

More intercessors required!  If you would like to help in this way – with training – please speak to Christopher or Daphne Lovering.

The church Wi-Fi code is helpfuldiamond548

MORCOTT:

Thank you to those who have decorated and cleaned the church for Christmas, and for today’s refreshments.

Next services: Christmas Eve Mass 10pm Tuesday 24th Dec, then Sunday 5 January.

The church is open every day over Christmas & New Year: bring visiting family/friends to appreciate its beauty, or just drop in for a quiet prayer.

SOUTH LUFFENHAM:

MULLED WINE EVENT Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this.  £885 was made!

FOOD BANK please donate generously.

‘STILL TIME’ – Mondays 5.30-6pm in Church – a time to pop in for as long as you like for quiet prayer for our Church and community.

CAROL SINGING Thursday 19th December 6pm starting at the junction of Cutting Lane with Gatehouse Lane.

Next Sunday  – Holy Communion at 9.30am

Christmas Day – Christmas Communion Service at 11am

 

See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

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