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Harvest Festivals 2017

Harvest Festivals 2017

The Harvest Festival season is almost upon us!  Wakerley Church is first up on Sunday 10 September at 3pm.  All are most welcome!

At each of our Harvest Services we will be collecting dry goods, tins or toiletries for the Stamford Foodbank.  Please bring a contribution with you.

Foodbank boxes being packed

In recent weeks the local foodbanks have almost run out of goods which is very serious.  We, in our relative affluence, can do something to change that.  Please be generous.

Thank you

Christopher Armstrong

THE DEANERY EUCHARIST THURSDAY 6th JULY AT NORTH LUFFENHAM

THE DEANERY EUCHARIST THURSDAY 6th JULY AT NORTH LUFFENHAM

 

All are welcome at the Deanery Eucharist on Thursday 6th July. It will be at North Luffenham at 7.30pm.

This year the preacher will be Canon Ian Black.

Please come and join  the people of North Luffenham,  as they host this important event  in their Church.

 

 

 

Wakerley Church Patronal Festival 2017

Wakerley Church Patronal Festival 2017

Wakerley Church has just a couple of services a year, and its first is the Patronal Festival of St John the Baptist. Everyone is very welcome to this special service in a beautiful church!

Sunday 18 June at 3pm.

Pictures from Rogation Sunday Walk 21 May 2017

Pictures from Rogation Sunday Walk 21 May 2017

Fifteen walkers and two dogs took part in the Rogation ramble from Barrowden to Tixover. We were blessed with perfect weather and enjoyed the hospitality that the good folk from Tixover provided after the service. Thank you to all who participated.

Martin Beattie

    

EASTER CHURCH SERVICES: HOLY WEEK 13-16 APRIL 2017

EASTER CHURCH SERVICES: HOLY WEEK 13-16 APRIL 2017

All are welcome to any of our services across the Benefice this Easter Week.

Maundy Thursday  13th April

  • 7.30pm   Morcott Church: Holy Communion with Sermon and Foot washing  (CA)

Readings:  Ezekiel 12. 1-4(5-10), 11-14; John 13. 1-17, 31-35

Good Friday  14th April

  • 2pm Barrowden Church: “At the foot of the cross with Rembrandt.” (CA)

Readings: Isaiah 52.13 to 53 .12; John 18.1-19,42

Easter Sunday  16th April

  • 6am Barrowden Church: Dawn Eucharist with New Fire & Champagne Breakfast (CA)
  • 9.30am South Luffenham Church: Holy Communion (AR)
  • 9.30am Tixover Church: BCP Holy Communion (CA)
  • 11am Morcott Church: Holy Communion (CA)
  • 11am Barrowden Church: Holy Communion (RS)

Readings:   Acts 10. 34-43; Colossians 3. 1.4; John 20. 1-18 OR BCP: Colossians 3. 1-7; John 20. 1-10

CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong AR =Mrs. Anne Robinson, Reader. RS= Rev. Roy Seden

Ash Wednesday Service 1st March 2017: the start of Lent

Ash Wednesday Service 1st March 2017: the start of Lent

The season of Lent starts on Ash Wednesday 1st March. Christopher leads a special service in South Luffenham Church at  7.30pm, with a Sermon, Holy Communion and for those who wish to take part, the Imposition of Ashes.

What is the Imposition of Ashes? The Church of England’s website says: Fasting, in Biblical times, was always associated with acts of repentance, along with ‘sackcloth and ashes’. People or communities who had sinned would wear sackcloth and sprinkle themselves with ashes, as an outward sign of their repentance.

The ‘ashing’ of repentant Christians was formerly only for public penitents…brought into the church before the Bishop, who would put ashes on their foreheads with the words “Repent, so that you may have eternal life”.

This became the Imposition of Ashes as we know it today. Only the words have changed: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

 

Church Service Sunday 29 January 2017

Church Service Sunday 29 January 2017

This is the fifth Sunday in January, and according to custom there is just one service in our Benefice, which is for everyone.

Please come to Tixover church, for 5pm and a special service to mark the feast of Candlemas. Refreshments after. The church will be lit by dozens and dozens of candles: it is a lovely service in a beautiful setting and all are welcome.

Tixover Candlemas Service 29th January 5.00 p.m.

Tixover Candlemas Service 29th January 5.00 p.m.

Candlemas Service in Tixover
Candlemas Service in Tixover – Photograph by Sue Benjamins

Candlemas is a celebration of the baby Jesus coming to the temple.  In recent years the Benefice has met at Tixover to mark this event in the Church calendar.  Please join us this year and stay afterwards for some Tixover hospitality.