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 This crib was originally made for the disabled children, when they had a home at Tixover Manor.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.