THE REMEMBRANCE WAS OBSERVED THROUGH OUT ALL THE VILLAGES.
BARROWDEN AND WAKERLEY
CAME TOGETHER FOR A SHARED SERVICE AT WAKERLEY AT 11.00.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.