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CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY  DECEMBER 2nd 2018

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY  DECEMBER 2nd 2018

All Welcome  at any of our Services across the Benefice

Sunday,  Advent 1

11.00 am Morcott Church Holy Communion (CA)
4.30 pm Duddington Church Advent Carol Service (CA)

Readings:  Jer.33  14-16   Luke 21  25-36  BCP. Mic. 4 1-4 6-7  Matt. 21  1-13

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong
BCP= Book of Common Prayer

REMEMBRANCE IN WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE 11/11/2018

REMEMBRANCE IN WELLAND FOSSE BENEFICE 11/11/2018

THE REMEMBRANCE WAS OBSERVED THROUGH OUT ALL THE VILLAGES.

BARROWDEN AND WAKERLEY

CAME TOGETHER FOR A SHARED SERVICE AT WAKERLEY AT 11.00.

Lynch Gate, Wakerley
Wakerley Church on Remembrance Sunday with the congregation from the two villages
Wakerley Roll of Honour

BELLS WERE RUNG AT BARROWDEN FROM 10.25 TILL 10.54 IN A SOLEMN HALF- MUFFLED PEAL, THEN A 100 TENOR TOLL FROM 10.55 TO 10.59 . FROM 12.30 TO 13.00 THE OPEN BELLS WERE RUNG TO CELEBRATE THE OUTBREAK OF THE PEACE.FOR . FOR ALL BELLRINGERS  THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE IS A HUGELY SIGNIFICANT OCCASION.

IN THE EVENING A SHORT SERVICE OF READINGS AND HYMNS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN WAS FOLLOWED BY THE LIGHTING OF A BEACON.

Barrowden Beacon being lit by the Tylers whose relations, the Curtis brothers fell in WW1

MORCOTT REMEMBRANCE

The service in Morcott was led by the Churchwardens, with a larger than usual attendance on this special day. The names of the Fallen from both World Wars was read by John Williams, and the Last Post played by Eric Hazelwood. This year, a wreath was placed beneath the Roll of Honour, which named all those who served in the Great War, not only those who died but those who survived. The commemorative Horseshoe was placed on the War Memorial at the far end of the High Street and will now find a permanent home in St Mary’s Church.

Morcott War Memorial
Morcott Poppies
Morcott Roll of Honour

DUDDINGTON WITH TIXOVER REMEMBRANCE

picture from duddington to follow

SOUTH LUFFENHAM REMEMBRANCE

Thanks to Janet for decorating the Church so beautifully.

Pictured are Robin Rowland and Mark Waik who led our act of remembrance, and family members of Wilfred Chappell Spring who was born and brought up in South Luffenham. Wilfred died during his initial training for active service at the start of the 1stWorld War.

Commemoration of the Centenary of Armistice Day in Barrowden

Commemoration of the Centenary of Armistice Day in Barrowden

Sunday November 11th

Village Green Barrowden

Commencing at 6.20 pm

 

  • Bagpipes ” The Battle’s Over “
  • Christopher Armstrong. Introduction. A Prayer of Remembrance
  • Craig Mitchell Tribute to Barrowden and Wakerley Service men
  • Tim Behets. Tribute to the Millions
  • Hymn “O God our help in ages past”
  • Norman Bonnor – The green fields of France
  • Steve Lloyd – An Irish Airman foresees His Death
  • James Edmunds – In Flanders Fields
  • 6.55.pm Thomas Dancy.  LAST POST
  • James Vinales Reconciliation
  • Prayers
  • 7.00pm  Light Beacon of light and peace
  • Annabelle Holland – A Cry for Peace around the World
  • Recorded Church Bells

There will be a full programme on the BPC website and printed for the evening including the the First World War poems

ST MARYS MORCOTT. A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY COMMUNION. 11.00 am SUNDAY 16th September 2018

ST MARYS MORCOTT. A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY COMMUNION. 11.00 am SUNDAY 16th September 2018

Malcolm Saunders 

is celebrating 57 years working as a priest, in the ministry.
On 23rd September 1961 he was ordained Priest
in Peterborough Cathedral by  Bishop, Robert Stopford,
so this September marks 57 years .
In all, 40 years in active service and 17
retired and supporting us in this Benefice.
He has always been based in the Peterborough Diocese and was for 10 years at Ketton.
and since 2001 has been retired living in Barrowden .
He feel it has been an enormous privilege to have been able to serve God
and His people in this way for so long. ‘ I certainly would live it all
over again ( if you see what I mean).’
Please come and support him on this special day.
In celebrating the service at Morcott,

he will be supported by The Very Rev. Christopher Armstrong.

Report on Morcott’s Patronal Songs of Praise

Report on Morcott’s Patronal Songs of Praise

Morcott held a Songs of Praise service on 15 August 2018 to mark the Assumption of St Mary the Virgin, the church’s patron saint. Morcott has not held a ‘patronal festival’ for many years, so offering a mid-week service in August was a bit of an experiment!

Members of the congregation had previously nominated their favourite hymns, which were whittled down by Christopher and Astrid into six well-known anthems which formed the backbone of the service. These, together with a bible reading, a poem and a musical interlude from Jane Page and Astrid Hazelwood, all linked by brief words from Christopher constituted a short and celebratory service enjoyed by more than 40 people.

Afterwards, the PCC offered wine, canapes, coffee/tea and biscuits and, on yet another warm summer’s evening, people stayed for over an hour to share fellowship. Feedback has been entirely positive, and it may become an annual event.

The photo is of one of Barrowden’s statues of St Mary, which we borrowed especially for the occasion – statues not being Morcott’s style!

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.