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This Week's Notices

Week beginning 25th August

Rev Paula’s Institution as Rector of the Tove Benefice
Rev Paula’s Institution as Rector of the Tove Benefice Invitations to this event on 21st September at 3.00 pm have been sent out. 
If you have not received an invitation speak to one of the Churchwardens.  
If you wish to attend this service then please RSVP to the Office by 7th September so that we can arrange seating.  
There are a lot of people expected at this service.
This event will need catering and we will be circulating requests in due course.

Thank  You to all who helped in any way with the Patronal weekend at St Lawrence and the Flower Festival, those who took a turn on the welcome desk and produced scones for the cream teas.
It was a great success despite the weather and a good start to the selling of our Summer Draw tickets.

Day of Prayer at St Lawrence Church
Saturday 31st August 2019, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
You are invited to come and bring your favourite Bible reading.
Words that - encourage, support, comfort and inspire you.
If you do not know where your reading is from we will find it.
Based on your readings we will pray for our community in the Tove Benefice, the people of Towcester area, our leadership team and Paula's impending institution as our Rector, the world and all its problems.
All through the Bible it tells us to fast and pray, sometimes we are so busy with all we do we forget where God and Jesus fit into 'everything'.
After all the Bible is our 'manual'! To allow tranquillity to the day please could you arrive and leave on the hour and half hour quietly.

Patronal Festival Evensong at St Mary’s Easton Neston
Sunday 15th September including a new Magnificat composed by singing teacher Helen Wilson from St Thomas More, and Ian Riley.
Choir conducted by Helen; all singers welcome in the choir; music will be fairly easy.  
Practice at 4.00 pm, with refreshments.  
Evensong at 6.00 pm.  
All welcome.

Twelve Bells Competition and Church Fete
On the 28th September the Bell Ringers are hosting a twelve bell ringing competition for ringers throughout the area.  
In conjunction St Lawrence will be hosting a “Fete” froim 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
We need items for the following stalls: 
     Cake (to buy and for refreshments), Tombola items, Books (particularly cookery), Game Stalls and White Elephant.  
Volunteers to run these are needed.  
Please speak to Elizabeth Manning, Stephanie Watts, Isobel Gilbert or Rona in the Office.
All items for the Fete can be brought to the Chantry.

Harvest Lunch and Autumn Clean
Friday 13th September, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Summer Draw 2019 
We are currently selling Draw Tickets to raise funds for necessary Church fabric.  
Please can you buy and sell as many as possible.

Collect them from one of our Churchwardens or the Office

Visiting Organists  
John Smith is urgently looking for some help for tomorrow Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) between 11.00 am and 12.30 pm.
Please contact him on 01327 831370 or 07716 308797 or email johntheorganist@yahoo.co.uk.

The Foodbank Thank you for all your generous donations.  
19.2 Kg was taken to the Foodbank this week.
Some families struggle in school holidays to make ends meet.
The Foodbank greatly appreciate all donations. 
The Foodbank has low stock of cereal.
Thank you all for your support.

Things to do at St Bartholomew’s
Things to do at St Bartholomew’sWednesday 9.00 am  - Totsown Tea and Toast
Thursday 7.30 pm     -   Bellringers
Saturday 10.30 am   -   Coffee and biscuits


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