News and Events
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS
Take place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7.30 pm. The Agendas are as follows:
1. To elect two churchwardens
2. To nominate two churchwardens for appointment by the Lord of the Manor
3. To elect deputy churchwardens.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
1. Welcome and opening prayer
3. Minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting
4. Election of Deanery Synod Representatives
5. Elections to the Parochial Church Council
6. Annual Report and Accounts for 2016
7. Appointment of Independent Examiner
8. Churchwardens’ Report
9. Report from Church Organisations
10. Report from Deanery Synod
11. Report from Priest-in-Charge
12. Items for discussion at future PCC meetings
13. First meeting of the new PCC – Monday, May 15th
14. Closing prayers
The Church Electoral Roll is revised in preparation for the AGM and there are forms at the back of church: any changes must be made by April 4th. Please make sure all annual reports reach Janet Clements a.s.a.p.
JUNIOR CHORAL FESTIVAL
Once again Holy Trinity hosts singers from local schools for a musical celebration – on Friday, April 21st. To enable preparations and rehearsals the church will be ‘out of bounds’ from 3.30 pm on Thursday, April 20th.
This month’s Choral Evensong is on Sunday, April 23rd at 6 pm. A beautiful service using the words of the Book of Common Prayer. Don’t miss it.
UNITED BENEFICE COMMUNION
Our next 5th Sunday service is on Sunday, April 30th at 10 am at Thorpe Malsor. Let’s all join together in fellowship - do ask if you need transport.
Saturday, May 13th at 7.30 pm ‘Harmonies of heaven and earth’ – Concert by Luminatus Choir.
Sunday, May 14th at 6.00 pm Service of Remembrance for departed loved ones
Thursday, May 25th at 7.30 pm Ascension Day Sung Eucharist at Rushton.
Saturday, June 17th at 10 am Benefice Quiet Day at Little Gidding.
THE PARISH SHARE
We are glad that all our Tresham benefice parishes paid their share to the diocese in full in
2016 - well done, everyone. Sadly in the diocese the overall rate of payment has been 90%,
leaving a shortfall of over £700,000. This is not sustainable without cuts. We are all asked
to review our giving.
Estimates are that the level of giving by parishioners to the church in this diocese is a little
over 3% of personal income. If giving to PCC funds reached the minimum 5% level which
the Church of England has long recommended, the financial situation would be
transformed. That would amount to an average weekly increase in stewardship giving
from £10.55 to £16. If you would like to join our planned giving scheme please have a word
with David Cooke our Treasurer.
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.
As we prepare for our AGM next month it is time for all annual reports from church organisations to be sent to our PCC Secretary, Janet Clements (tel: 507721). It is also time to renew our church electoral roll - application forms are to be found at the back of church.
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
From September through to Spring the Bone Crypt to be open every 2nd 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