ON SUNDAY MANY PEOPLE CAME TO TIXOVER TO PRAY FOR THE CROPS AND FARM ANIMALS, TENDED BY OUR FARMERS.
Many had walked from their own Parishes. During the service we went round the Church yard viewing the green fields and animals and some of the crops, although this year they are about six weeks behind.
The weather was perfect and all prayed that it would be a successful season for crops.
Afterwards the Tixover renowned hospitality, provided refreshment and drinks.
All are Welcome at any of our Services across the Benefice this Sunday, The fourth Sunday of Epiphany
The presentation of Christ in the Temple.
Remembrance of Holocaust victims.
Candlemas at Tixover.
• 9.30 am South Luffenham Church: Holy Communion (CA )
• 11.00 am Barrowden Church: Holy Communion (CA)
The new crèche will be in operation again for young children at The Barrowden Rectory.
Children will be brought over at the end of the service to join their parents. All are welcome.
• 5.00 pm Tixover Church Candlemas (CA)
Readings: Rev.12 1-5a, Mark 1. 21-28
Tixover BCP Candlemas Gal.4 1-7 Luke 2. 22-40
CA =The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong
On the day when we remember the visit of the three kings to Bethlehem to find the baby Jesus, we have some pictures of the Duddington crib. This crib was originally made for the disabled children, when they had a home at Tixover Manor.
St Mary’s held a most successful remembrance service for Tixover and Duddington, led in an excellent manner by Rev Peter Jupp.
The congregation of over 30 were especially pleased to be accompanied by Duncan Mc Irae on the church organ . Wreaths were laid on the altar by Evie Holder (9) and Tilly Maunder (6) and the Church Wardens.
These were later collected and taken to the war memorial.
We very grateful to Duncan’s son Rhairi ,who travelled down from Leeds University to play the last post and National Anthem at the Memorial, following the laying of wreaths from the Parish Council and the Church. After the service everyone returned to the warmth of the Church to enjoy Mulled Wine and mince pies.
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
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.