The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.  Sunday 28 March 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.  Sunday 28 March 2021

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.

 Sunday 28 March 2021:  Palm Sunday.


  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ray Bailey, Susie Clements, Pip Clements, Sylvia Martin and Jane Williams.
  • Pray too for our PCC’s preparing for their Annual Meetings and especially for potential wardens to emerge in Barrowden where the current wardens are due to retire after many years faithful service. A limit of 6 years maximum has now been placed on warden’s service in Barrowden.
  • Today, the Zoom Service will be at 11am.
  • Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am.
  • ‘Just the Job’: the last session of the season starts at 7pm on Monday 29 March with ‘The Medics’. Join us via Martin Beattie.
  • Maundy Thursday Walking Meditation, 1st April 6pm on YouTube.
    This is the Link:
  • Good Friday, 2nd April, a Meditation on Zoom, 2 – 3 pm. Invitations from Martin,
  • Easter Day: Holy Communion at South Luffenham, 9.30am and at Barrowden, 11 am (with Zoom). Please book your place with the wardens for social distancing purposes.
  • The final Compline of the season is on Easter Sunday at 6pm. This week, The Bishop of Peterborough will talk about the virtue of Faith. Martin Beattie is our host. Please contact him if you wish to join the Zoom service,



If you would like to attend the Church Service in Barrowden on Easter Day, please contact Kay on, 01572 748797.



The Great Morcott Bake-off is announced: make some Hot Cross Buns and submit one to Rutland Gourmet for judging on Saturday 3 April by 3pm. Children 16 and under; Adults classes. Prizes! See posters and Morcott’s website for details.



Our Church will be open for private prayer every day from 10 – 4.00 pm.
Palm Crosses will be available from the Village Green or delivered to your door if you contact me: Tel 01780 729515
If you would like to come to the 9.30am service on Easter Sunday at South Luffenham please email, 01780 729515.



I can remember playing Follow the Leader when I was younger. It is a good game if the leader is adventurous, but it can become very boring and then the game folds as people drop out. Children manage to stomp off and begin to do their own thing. We follow the example of people who inspire us, and this can be exciting or depressing, depending on how quickly we can reach the heights of aspiration.


Much of our lives are full of following orders and rules and we have certainly had plenty to follow in the past few months. Most of us follow the laws happily knowing that most of them are to protect not only ourselves but also others; to keep us all safe and able to live a stable life. At work we probably follow certain conventions to keep the business flowing.


However, there are occasions when following may be very difficult. The disciples found this as Jesus made his way to Jerusalem, knowing that he was going to his death. On Palm Sunday which we remember today the disciples thought that their justification for following Jesus had finally happened. They followed him into the city as the people welcomed him as a king. Five days later the same crowd shouted for his death.


Jesus never promised that following him would be an easy journey, but the rewards of love, compassion and eternity are overwhelming. If we have the courage to follow him as leader! Have you?


God bless.


See for much more information, including contact details for

The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

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