Weekly News

Rector: Revd Paula Challen
01327 350459 rector.tovebenefice@gmail.com
Associate Priest: Revd Greg Roberts
01156 461770 TheRevdGregRoberts@outlook.com
Assistant Curate: Revd Angela Hammett
01327 358852 tovecurate@gmail.com
Children & Families: Vacent
07813 404061 tovefamilies@gmail.com
Benefice Safeguarding: Stephanie Watts
07553 157175  
Benefice Office: Sara and Michelle
01327 350459 tovebeneficeoffice@gmail.com

Benefice Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday -  9:30 am to 1.00 pm

Weekly News
Sunday 21st April 2024
Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Collect
Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father.

Post Communion
Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again: keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lectionary Readings for Sunday:

Old Testament Reading: Acts 4: 5 - 12
New Testament Reading:  1 John 3: 16 - end
This reading is not read at services with only one reading before the Gospel.
Gospel: John 10: 11 - 18

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Benefice Prayers 

We pray for those who are sick at this time and remember those who have recently died and pray for their families:

Linda Wibley



Greens Norton
David Shield                   Ursula Beary            Elizabeth Gooch

Easton Neston:
Jane Causebrook      

Alisha Castle                  Margaret Pickering

Rest In Peace
Philip Gulliver                Doris Causebrook               Geoffrey Iley
Jane Bennett                 Graham Bull                         Donna Wilkinson
Gillian Berry

Benefice Notices

If you are new to this church, welcome, it is lovely that you can join us.
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Table Top Sale at St Bartholomew’s
Saturday 27th April 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The sale is aimed to sell those items you love but cannot wear/use any longer.
The sale will support the cost of the new boiler for St Bartholomew’s church.
This will enable community groups to continue to use the church for activities in comfort. Entry is free. Refreshments will be provided from 2:00 pm and a raffle will also be included to be drawn at 4:00 pm.

History Tour with Bruce Bailey at St Mary’s, Easton Neston
Saturday 27th April 2:30 pm – a rare opportunity to come and see this beautiful hidden gem with recently restored and cleaned stained glass windows, box pews, wall paintings and 15c Flemish Tapestry. Suggested minimum donation £5 per person which includes a slice of cake and drink.

Electoral Roll for Greens Norton, Bradden, Towcester and Easton Neston 
These are now closed until after those respective APCMs and therefore no new names can be added at this point until after the APCMs. However, the Rolls are available at the various Churches or in the Benefice Office if you wish to check/amend your entry.

St Lawrence Church Garage Sale 
Saturday 11th May in Meeting Lane. Donations wanted of unwanted garden tools and items; bikes; plants and seeds; animal items and treats; electrical items. No general bric-a-brac please. Items can be left in church from Sunday 5th May, or call Steve on 07593700754.

COVID Vaccination Clinics
Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th April from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Towcester Rugby Club.
Eligibility: over 75 years and anyone who is immunosuppressed.
Please see Government Information to see if you fall into the categories.

Annual Parish Council Meetings 2024
The Parishes of the Benefice are intending to have their meeting as follows:
St Michael’s, Bradden                          12th May
St Mary’s, Easton Neston                      4th May
St Lawrence, Towcester                       12th May
St Bartholomew’s, Greens Norton         5th May
These will be in the respective churches during the Service on that day.

RIP Diary
If you need to make any changes or add any names the RIP diary it is in St Lawrence.

Please can we ask and remind people to refrain from dipping (intinction) their wafer into the wine when receiving communion. Those administering the chalice do not wish to cause upset at the communion rail. The reason for non-dipping policy is on the bishop’s advice and twofold: firstly one of hygiene and secondly because we have members who are gluten intolerant. If you feel unable to receive the wine from the chalice then receiving in one kind means you are making a valid communion. Thank you for your understanding.

Easton Neston Church and Churchyard visitors
If you have previously registered your number plate for access to visit St Mary's Easton Neston Church and Churchyard and it is not working the gate, please would you let Bev know on 01327 354385.

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