Coronavirus and Our Churches.
We are in difficult times as a community and the wardens and I want to share with you the resources of our church for it is at such times of national emergency and challenge that people fall back on old certainties often overlooked.
- Following government guidance and instructions from our archbishops, there will be no public worship in our churches until further notice.
- However, our churches are open for business…prayer! Please use this special place – set aside for worship and prayer – at your leisure. Prayer resources are already available in the church and specific ‘prayers in hard times’ will be available soon for you to use in church or take away. Please respect others who might be using the church in the same way, giving them ‘social distance’. The Lent Blog on the Benefice Website also offers thoughts and prayers.
- At times of crisis The Church and its members are specifically called to witness to the continuing presence and power of God through prayer and action. Awareness of our neighbours’ needs is written into our national DNA but it is primarily a faith activity: “Love God and your neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10.27). Please remember in your prayers those in authority who have to make difficult decisions on our behalf and those who sacrifice their own well-being to help others either professionally or domestically.
- Many folk will be worried about themselves, their loved ones and the future of our lives both communally and individually. Please use your wardens, PCC members and myself to discuss anything which is on your mind. Small issues usually mask greater issues which affect us all. No concern will be dismissed; there will be a way through. Hope will prevail.
Wednesday 18 March 2020.
All are Welcome at any of our Services
across the Benefice this Sunday,
THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
|8.00 am Barrowden Church
||Holy Communion (CA) BCP
|9.30 am Duddington Church
||Holy communion (CA)
|11.00 am Morcott Church
||Holy Communion (CA)
|5.00 pm Tixover Church
Readings : Heb.2.14-end Luke 2.22-40 BCP. Gal.4. 1-7 Luke 2. 22 – 40
CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong AR= Mrs Anne Robinson (Reader)
BCP= Book of Common Prayer
ST LUKE’S CHURCH – TIXOVER
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CANDLE-LIT CHURCH ON
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2ND 5.00PM
We give our thanks to Grantscape for awarding us a substantial grant from
The Mick George Community Fund and Messenger Construction Ltd for
carrying out the contract on time and for providing the skills needed to
work on our ancient church, and to John Barker for acting as
our Contract Manager for Tixover PCC.
Where we will give thanks to all those who recently contributed to the
extensive restoration works.
Wine and our usual Tixover Hospitality.
Please come to the Tixover Communion service this Sunday 20th October, to see our Church all repaired and renovated ready for our Monthly Communion services, and Traditional Christmas and Candlemas candlelit services.
As the works start to be completed pointing and joists are renovated , windows repaired and walls repainted . It was hoped to have everything completed for a Harvest Festival in September , but this was not possible , the work always revealing new work that needed to be done. It is now hoped to have the church ready for the regular third week Communion Service on 20th October
The Rogation service at Tixover is the a time to pray for the coming seasons successful harvest.
The local farmers told us of the difficulties and successes of this Spring and prayers were read asking for
a continued good growing season here and around the world.
All are Welcome at our Services
in the Benefice this Sunday
|9.30 am South Luffenham Church
||Holy Communion (CA )
|5.00 pm Tixover Church
||Rogation Service (CA)
Readings: Rev. 21. 10, 22 – 22.5 John 14. 23 – 29
Rogation Day. Eph. 4. 7-13 John 17. 1-11
CA =The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong AR = Mrs Ann Robinson, Reader
PICTURES OF THE LIGHTING OF THE EASTER FIRE
5.00am Easter morning
The moon was still up and Venus in the South.
A glorious Easter morning in the countryside. Dawn Eucharist followed by champagne breakfast at Tixover church.