The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.  Sunday 30th August 2020

The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.  Sunday 30th August 2020



  • Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Janette Saunders, Barry Broughton, Betty Tyler, Graham Robinson, Catherine Tanser, and Derek Barker.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We pray also for all those returning to school this week, that they may do so safely.
  • Zoom services continue throughout the week, including Sunday, 10am (via but today we continue our gradual return to church with worship at Barrowden, 11am and next week at South Luffenham. Face masks are obligatory.



Our Church is open for quiet time every day from 10am – 4pm.

Next Sunday, 6th September, we have a service in Church at 11am. It would be helpful, but not essential, to let us know if you are intending to come to the service – please email or phone 01780 729515. 

The Foodbank boxes will be collected on Wednesday morning this week – we still have space for a few more donations!


When a friend took her children to learn to swim she found that they could keep their feet on the bottom of the pool. From the side it looked as if they were swimming but in fact were simply walking along the bottom. She took them to a different pool where there was a deep end and they had to use their legs as well as their arms!

The children had to learn to take their feet off the bottom and strike out into the unknown depths! Life is very much like that at times; we need to take steps into the unknown and it is often very difficult to do as we have found recently in the current circumstances.

I’m sure that many of you have been to training courses where one of the ‘games’ is the Trust Game; someone stands behind you and you have to fall backwards and trust that they will catch you. Not a game I was ever very happy with as either the one being caught or the catcher!

But life is about stepping out into the unknown. None of us know what the future holds either for us as individuals or the world as a whole. Sometimes we think it would be better if we did know the future but it would just give us even more to worry about! There is help for us if we accept it. Jesus will help us as we take our feet off the bottom of the pool and he will catch us when we fall. He has promised to be with us always.


Dear God, we do not know where you are leading us but trust that you will catch us when we fall and love us always. Amen.


See for much more information, including contact details for

The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens

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