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Saddle up with the Sheriff’s Chaplain!

Saddle up with the Sheriff’s Chaplain!

Ride and Stride to support Rutland and Northamptonshire Historic Churches on Saturday 9 September!

The Sheriff’s Chaplain cannot ride with the Sheriff on Bank Holiday Monday so Christopher Armstrong, our Priest-in-Charge, will ride out from The Exeter Arms, Barrowden at 1.00pm on 9 September for a moderate Bike Ride which befits both old and young.

He will aim to cover the 6 churches in the Welland-Fosse Benefice and any more that the posse might feel moved to take in.  So why not join this priestly posse?  All are welcome!  Children should be accompanied by a parent.

If however, your cycling days are over and you would still like to support, then why not sponsor The Sheriff’s Chaplain for a shilling or two?  Sign-up forms are to be found at the back of all our churches. Money raised will be split between our Benefice Churches and the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust.

More information available from www.RutlandRideAndStride.org.uk

CHURCH SERVICES : SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017

CHURCH SERVICES : SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017

 

  • All are Welcome at any of our Services across the Benefice this Sunday, 12th after Trinity
  • 8.00 am   Barrowden Church                 Holy communion  (BCP)( DM)
  • 9.30 am  Duddington Church                Holy communion (DM)
  • 11.00 am  Morcott Church                     Holy Communion (RS)
  • 6.00 pm  South Luffenham Church     Evensong (BCP)(AR)

 Readings : Rom.12. 9-end  Matt.16. 21-end   BCP.2 Cor. 3.4-9   Mark 7. 31-37

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong   AR= Mrs Anne Robinson (Reader)   DM = Don McGarringle  RS =  Roy Seden

BCP= Book of Common Prayer

 

Opera in Morcott – Tickets on Sale

Opera in Morcott – Tickets on Sale

Saturday 17 June 2017       *       7pm for 7.30pm ‘curtain up’        *       Morcott Church

Opera lovers have a treat in store on Saturday 17 June when a group of musical friends – Amici – present Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial by Jury’ and other operatic highlights in the beautiful setting of Morcott Church.

Amici has performed the length and breadth of the UK, from Manchester’s concert halls to National Trust stately homes, and on TV for Songs of Praise.

The 18-strong choir is boosted by professional soloists Nick Hardy (Opera North), Joanne Rondel and Judith Tinston who all perform under the leadership of George Robey.

Most choir members live in the north-west, where Amici was formed over 20 years ago by Ray Lomax, Judith’s late husband. Amici comes to Morcott thanks to Chris Armstrong’s friendship with George Robey: this is the first time the choir has performed in Rutland.  Morcott was chosen for this performance thanks to the unfurnished chancel and the position of the pulpit which is ideal for the ‘trial’ scene!

Amici choir members in rehearsal

The first half of the programme is Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Trial By Jury’, a comic opera in one act.  After a relaxed interval during which drinks will be available to buy, the second half of the concert is a mix of operatic hits including a show-stopping ‘Nessun Dorma’ and memorable choral pieces, some of which have been arranged specially for the concert by choir members.

Tickets now available at £12.50 from Alison Johnson on 01572 747381.

Unreserved seating. Interval refreshments available. Proceeds to church funds.

This is Morcott’s main fundraiser of the year, so please give it your support. Amici is a top quality choir and this is an unmissable musical event! Morcott needs help to accommodate choir members around the Benefice, so a proportion of the profits will be shared among the other churches.  Amici will also be joining the Sunday Service at Barrowden the following morning, at 11am on Sunday 18 June.

Church Services – Sunday 19th February 2017

Church Services – Sunday 19th February 2017

2nd before Lent

  • 9.30am   Tixover church:       Holy Communion   (BCP; CA)
  • 9.30am   South Luffenham : Morning Praise (AR)
  • 11am        Morcott Church:     Holy Communion (CA)
  • 11am        Barrowden :             Morning Praise (AR)

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong

AR = Mrs Ann Robinson, Reader

Church Services – Sunday 15 January 2017

Church Services – Sunday 15 January 2017

All are welcome at any of our services across the Benefice this Sunday.

  • 9.30am Tixover church: Holy Communion (BCP; CA)
  • 9.30am South Luffenham church: Morning Praise (AR)
  • 11am Morcott Church: Holy Communion (CA)
  • 11am Barrowden Church: Morning Praise (AR)

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong

AR = Mrs Ann Robinson, Reader