News and Events
CONGRATULATIONS TO REVD JOHN TEARNAN
John, who regularly presides at our 8 am Holy Communion, is celebrating his Golden Jubilee – 50 years service as a priest. We really appreciate his ministry here and send him our very best wishes.
COMMUNION ON PRINCIPAL HOLY DAYS
We aim to have additional Eucharists on greater Saints’ days and so this month we are celebrating St Luke the Evangelist (Wednesday, October 18th at 12 noon) and St Simon & St Jude (Saturday, October 28th at 10 am). We’d love to see you. On All Saints Day, Wednesday November 1st, there will be a Eucharist at Thorpe Malsor at 7.30 pm to celebrate their Patronal Festival.
THE MINISTRY OF HEALING
Our next Eucharist with the Ministry of Healing is on Saturday, October 21st at 10 am. Prayer with the laying on of hands and anointing with oil is offered to all who desire healing for themselves and for others whose needs are on their hearts.
OUR NEXT CHORAL EVENSONG
Takes place on Sunday, October 22nd at 6 pm. Do come and enjoy this beautiful, reflective, Book of Common Prayer service.
CHURCHES TOGETHER CHRISTIAN AID CONCERT
The 60s Band, based at the Salvation Army, will give a Concert at Holy Trinity on Saturday, October 28th at 7.30 pm, to add to the total raised in Christian Aid Week. Admission £5 – refreshments available.
UNITED BENEFICE COMMUNION
Our next 5th Sunday United Benefice Communion will be on Bible Sunday, October 29th at
10 am at Holy Trinity, followed by refreshments. Let’s be good hosts as we welcome the Tresham Benefice family.
ALL SAINTS DAY
We are invited to Thorpe Malsor to celebrate their Patronal Festival with a Communion service at All Saints Church on Wednesday, November 1st at 7.30 pm.
ALL SOULS DAY
On Thursday, November 2nd at 10 am at Holy Trinity the departed will be commemorated. Please write the names of those you would like prayed for on the list at the back of church.
BIBLE STUDY COURSE
The group continues to meet on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm at the Vicarage on November 8th, 22nd and 29th, completing its studies in the Acts of the Apostles. All are very welcome.
Our next Healing Eucharist at Holy Trinity will be on Saturday, November 11th at 10 am.
The ministries of prayer with the laying on of hands and anointing of oil are offered to all.
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE DEPARTED
Our bi-annual service at which we remember our departed loved ones with love, faith and hope takes place on Sunday, November 12th at 6 pm. All are very welcome: please give the names of those you would like prayed for to the stewards on arrival. Refreshments will follow the service, arranged by the Mothers’ Union, and there will be a retiring collection for Cransley Hospice.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Leaflets for the annual shoebox appeal are to be found at the back of church. Please note that filled shoeboxes must be brought to church or vicarage by 13th November at the latest.
Let’s see if our benefice can beat our last year’s record!
TAIZE SERVICE AT THORPE MALSOR
Sunday, November 19th at 6 pm. An evocative, quiet service by candlelight. More information from Kathryn Evans & Ruth Colby.
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
Once again we are delighted to welcome ‘RSCM Voices’ to Holy Trinity - a special choir from the Royal School of Church Music. This year the service is a week earlier than normal, so please note the date: Saturday, November 25th at 4 pm. A beautiful and reflective way to approach Advent.
John commends two items for Advent Study:
1. ‘Advent Extra’ - a magazine for the journey to Christmas. £2.25. Theme: ‘Joy to the world’ - includes daily prayerful reflections.
2. ‘The Little Book of Advent’, compiled by Arthur Howells. £4.99.
Please order your copies at the back of church - the closing date is November 13th.
ADVENT QUIET MORNING
There will be a Quiet Morning for the start of Advent on Tuesday, December 5th from 10 am to 12.30 pm. All welcome - come and go as you wish.
CHORAL EVENSONG THIS MONTH
is on Sunday, November 26th at 6 pm. Do come and enjoy this meditative Book of Common Prayer service.
DATES FOR DECEMBER
December 1st to 4th Christmas Tree Festival with Carols round the Trees on the
Sunday at 4.30 pm.
Saturday, December 9th Concert by Northampton Philharmonic Choir at 7.30 pm
Monday, December 11th Town Carol Service at 7 pm
Saturday, December 16th Benefice Christmas Children’s Holiday Club at 10 am
Christingle at 4 pm
Sunday, December 17th Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at 6 pm
Christmas Eve Crib Service at 4 pm
Midnight Mass at 11.30 pm
Christmas Day Holy Communion at 8 am
Family Communion at 10 am
HOSTING WITH HOST UK 2017
HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Consider what faces the international student this Christmas: a lonely hall of residence compounded with the uncertainty of their welcome from a Brexiting Britain. They may also be from a country experiencing conflict or natural disaster and if none of this applies, then they are invariably far from home, family and loved ones. Interested in offering hospitality? Please look at their website: www.hostuk.org or e-mail them on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7729 6292.
JUNIOR CONFIRMATION GROUP
Please will young people interested in preparing for Confirmation contact John or Ruth as soon as possible so that a new group can start to meet soon.
CARE is an organisation for Christian Action, Research and Education. Supported by individuals and churches throughout the UK, CARE encourages Christians to be informed and to engage positively in Public Life. On Saturday, 28th October from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Emmanuel Centre in central London it has an afternoon of prayer, worship and remembrance to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Contact James Evans at Thorpe Malsor on 07758898691 or email@example.com.
ROTHWELL YOUTH CLUB NEEDS YOU!
W e are looking for volunteers to be part of a team and work with young people. We currently run two age groups: Tuesday evenings 6 pm to 7.15 pm and 7.30 pm to 9 pm, at Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane. Fancy it? Then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDATION GOVERNORS FOR LODDINGTON CHURCH SCHOOL
There is a great need for more Foundation Governors for this thriving Church School. Anyone who is willing and able to uphold the Christian distinctiveness of the school will be considered. If you are interested in finding out more please speak to John Westwood (710268) or contact the new Head Teacher, Neil Aiken, or the chair of governors, Barry Hansford.
WEEKDAY MORNING PRAYER
On weekdays John and Ruth would love members of the congregation to join them for Morning Prayer at 9 am in the Lady Chapel. The service lasts 30 minutes and the days it is taking place are indicated in the weekly Pew News. Please ask if you need to know the code for the side door.
Our group for children from 3 years upwards meets on the second Sunday of the month. Gather in church at 10.45 am. The aim of the Trinity Discoverers is to find out about Jesus through crafts, songs and activities. Come and enjoy!
BONE CRYPT OPENING
The Bone Crypt to be open every Sunday
from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
Please check before visiting in case
there are no stewards available.
Contact: Mick Coggins
- Squires Hill
- Rothwell, Kettering
- NN14 6BQ