Worship at Home

Welcome to our Worship at Home page - whilst our church buildings may be closed, we are most definitely here for you.  If you aren't already on our weekly mailing please do subscribe.  Our Children and Families Worker, Claire Reetz is also producing a weekly mailing specifically for families if that would be helpful to you please subscribe here

If you live in Greens Norton you may have seen some new posters go up.  I wonder if you know which Bible Story they relate to?

  • The Parable of the Sower
  • The Parable of the Lost Sheep
  • The Good Smaritan
  • Jesus Walking on Water

Did you get them all right?  Email Rev Paula and let her know... 


Friday 5th June 2020 
This week is Trinity Sunday and we our guest preacher for this Sunday is Bishop Donald we will be able to share both video and transcript of his talk on Sunday.  Until then here is the link the the weekly news 

Friday 28th May 2020
This weekend in Pentecost and we had planned to go to the cathedral for a service Sunday afternoon.  Instead for you this week we have recorded a Book of Common Prayer Evening Prayer service which includes St Lawrence Bell Ringers, music from Michael Tinsley (one of our organists) and led by John Booth (our lay reader).  As well as a reflection from Revd Lulu Pelly on the Church's Birth day and the re-newing of the Holy Spirit.  Here also is this weeks news 

Friday 22nd May 2020
Thursday was Ascension Day please see the short video below of a serivce which Rev Paula led on Bury Mound. This weekend Dr Paul Kybird has written our reflection on Ascension Day and Aldersgate.   Here is the weekly news

Friday 15th May 2020 
This week is Rogation Sunday which is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food.  Please read this weeks mailing to find out more.
Next Thursday is Ascension Day, this marks the start of the build up to Pentecost. In recent years this period of time, sometimes referred as Novena, has been a call for Christians to come together from across the denominations in prayer.  Churches Together in Towcester are putting together some opportunities for people to join us from there homes in prayer. The global initiative is called Thy Kingdom Come and next week you will receive an additional mailing with ideas and resources for how you can join in.  
Our reflection this Sunday is from our Lay Reader John Booth on our gospel passage along long with the weekly news which contains bible readings and prayers for this coming week. 

Thursday 7th May 2020 
This weekend is the 75th Celebration of VE Day, here is this weeks mailing  here also is the link to this weeks newsheet.
Ven David Painter reflection entitled 'Greater Works Than These' as he reflects on our gospel passage, the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and our Key Workers.
Michael Tinsley has very kindly recorded some VE Day appropriate music for your enjoyment Dambusters which is the tune to the hymn 'God is our strength and refuge'; Land of Hope and Glory ; and to finish Elgar's Nimrod


Friday 1st May 2020
This weekend Claire and Revd Paula have put together a Family Service which we hope you will sit downn together and watch or share with family and friends from afar.  Perhaps even a Facetime or Skye chat while you watch?

We also have this weeks mailing for you and of course our weekly news which contains prayers and bible readings for this coming week. 

Friday 24th April 2020 
Grateful to Revd Lulu Pelly for this weeks reflection on the Gospel from Luke 'Road to Emmaus' here is a link to the weekly mailing which includes a link to the weekly news (with daily bible readings and prayer requests). 

Friday 17th April 2020
As we continue to worship differently on a Sunday morning here is your link to the weekly mailing.

Sunday 12th April 2020 - Easter Day 
CHRIST IS RISEN HE IS RISEN INDEED ALLELUIA 
Happy Easter!  May the blessings of Easter and the hope of Easter be yours today and always.  This week I have spent time recording and compiling an Easter Day service which I hope you will join in with from the comfort of your homes.  It's not polish and it's not professionally produced, but I do hope it will bless you so that you may bless others.


Friday 10th April 2020 - Good Friday 
As we prepare for important weekend in the churches calendar the weekly mailing ready for viewing  - lots of sugegstions for worship and resources. 
The weekly news with daily readings, notices and prayers is also available 

As mentioned in last week's mailing Michael Tinsley has put together a reflective service of readings and music for Good Friday - Agnus Dei it can be used by clicking the link below.


Sunday 5th April 2020 - Palm Sunday 
Today is Palm Sunday - the day when Christians celebrate Jesus' triumphant arrival in Jerusalem. In church we'd normally receive Palm Crosses and have them blessed. Obviously this year we can't do that so here is a video of how to make a Palm Cross. Even our 5 year old was able to help make this and we have put it on display  at the vicarage window - where might you put yours?? 

Alterntively You may like to colour this Bible Mat designed by the Go Team from Bath & Wells Dicoese.
To download this image right mouse click on the image and select "Save image as...".

Also on Palm Sunday our thoughts also turn to the passion narrative - this past week the deanery clergy have recorded Matthew's Passion and that is also below for you to view.  Get yourself a mug of something sit back and watch this 20mins video...


Friday 3rd April 2020 

As we prepare for Palm Sunday and Holy Week here is the weekly mailing ready for viewing  - lots of sugegstions for worship and resources for during this period of time.  This week is especially important to Christians so we are grateful to those who have provided reflections for this week.  

    Monday : Revd Paula Challen on John 12:1-11 [reading] [reflection]
    Tuesday : Revd Lynda Randall on John 12:20-36 [reading] [reflection]
    Wednesday : Dr Paul Kybird on John 13:21-32 [reading] [reflection]
    Maundy Thursday : Revd Lulu Pelly on John 13:1-17, 31b-35 [reading] [reflection]
    Holy Saturday : Ven David Painter on John 19:38 - 42 [reading] [reflection] 

On Good Friday we were looking forward to welcoming members of West Buckingham Benefice Choir who alongside our Benefice Choir who were going to lead a service of music and reflections entitled "Agnus Dei" Michael Tinsley is in the process of pulling together the music and the readings for your personal reflection this will be uploaded to here shortly. 

Here also is a link to the weekly news  in addition to the readings for the week there is a list of names of people who have asked us to pray for them.  

Friday 27th March 2020 
Revd Paula weekly mailing is ready for viewing - please let us know if you would like to be added to our distribution list.  This week includes a snippet of an article by our new curate Angela Hammett & worship ideas for this weekend including the reflection from Ven David Painter on Sundays gospel (see link below).
The April Magazine has been delivered to homes if you normally pick up your copy from church then click here to view it this month. 
A reflection by Ven David Painter on this Sunday's Gospel passage - The Raising of Lazarus

Saturday 21st March 2020
As we approach this first Sunday, Mothering Sunday, and we begin to work through how we become a "different sort of chruch". Revd Paula has written a second weekly mailing  which contains ideas and resources for us all as we worship in our home this weekend.    These will be produced on a weekly basis with thoughts and ideas during the next few weeks.  

Friday 20th March 2020
Link to the weekly news including the bible readings for this coming week 

Thursday 19th March 2020 
A video from Bishop Donald offering guidance and assurance regarding the changes to worship following the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday 18th March 2020 
Today Revd Paula sent out this Pastoral Letter to people across the Benefice.  If you would like to be added to our email address list please email the Benefice Office  

 


The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England Churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.

This means all services across the Tove Benefice (Towcester, Greens Norton, Easton Neston & Bradden) are suspended and all churches will be closed following government advice. Please read the Archbishops most statement and join us along with the Archbishops in prayers.
Until further notice there will be no Church weddings or baptisms.  Funerals can still take place by only at the graveside or in crematoriums and only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.
If you wish to speak with Revd Paula or Revd Lulu the number is 01327 350459.
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