Update on Sunday Worship

Dear Friends 

This first piece of news just missed last week's mailing!  Congratulations to Michael and Catherine Tinsley on the birth of Sebastian last Friday morning.  We look forward to welcoming you and big sister Jessica to a service soon. 

This Sunday is the Benefice Service with Communion and Holy Baptism 9:30am at St Lawrence where we will be baptising Joshua Lane to which we look forward to welcoming you along with family and friends of Tim & Els. 

As you will be aware during May each parish had their Annual Parochial Church Meetings.  Thank you to all those who attended and asked questions. At these meeting I have spoken about the Church of England Vision for 2020s with a focus on how we are “Christ centred and Jesus shaped” communities, that offer a simpler, humbler, bolder church to meet the needs of those we serve in our parishes.  I would like to encourage everyone (especially PCC members) to take a look at the information that has been published on the Church of England website and consider what 'a simpler, humbler, bolder church' might mean for us as Benefice. The link to the information is here
A reminder from last week that St Lawrence Church easyfundraising account link has changed and we ask that you swap over to this new link

I have made a decision, in consultation with others, that there will be no 11am service at Greens Norton on the 12th June, as we will have the Celebration of Ministry Service in the afternoon.  Instead we are encouraging people to attend the 9:30am communion service in Bradden.  Alternatively there is a 8am Communion in Towcester and the 10:15am zoom service. Please can you pass this message on to anyone who doesn't receive this email.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Mothers' Union coffee morning on Saturday 28th May has been cancelled. Please kindly pass this message on.

As we have a Bank Holidays next week, the mailing for Sunday 5th June will be sent out Wednesday.  If there is anything that needs to go into the Weekly News can it please be sent to the office by 3pm on Tuesday otherwise it will need to go in the following week. 

Finally, I am very sorry to pass on the news that Roger Arnold has died.  Roger was a regular member of both St Bartholomew's and St Michael's Church, until it became too difficult for him to attend church.  Details of his funeral will be made available when we have them. 

With my prayers
Revd Paula Challen 


20th March 2022 -  The Third Sunday of Lent

Update on Sunday Worship

Worship for this coming week
29th May 2022 - Seventh Sunday of Easter

Lectionary Readings for Sunday: (these links will take you to Bible Gateway from the NIV):

Acts 16:16-34                                                 John 17:20-26

This week's reflection is by Revd Paula Challen and is entitled "This is all about love..."

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  • Sunday 10:15 am Benefice Sunday Worship 
  • Monday to Friday 9.00 am Morning Prayer 

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Update on Sunday Worship

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