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Do come to the Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity by award-winning folk singer John Kirkpatrick on Friday, November 30th at 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 - from John Westwood, Ann Chessum, Kim Foster and the Heritage Centre. Please bring your own wine/drink.



PRE-ADVENT QUIET MORNING

At Holy Trinity on Saturday, November 24th from 10.00 am to 12 noon.

Come and enjoy hush in the midst of the rush! Come and go as you please.

Short reflections will be interspersed with periods of silence.


CHORAL EVENSONG THIS MONTH

is on Sunday, November 25th at 6.00 pm. Come and enjoy this beautiful, quiet service from the Book of Common Prayer.


ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

At Holy Trinity on Saturday, December 1st at 4.00 pm. Once again we are delighted to welcome a special choir from the Royal School of Church Music. A super way to begin Advent!


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THE LACK OF HEATING

As you will know we are making plans to renew our heating system, but it will be a lengthy project. There will be some temporary heating but the advice is ‘wrap up warm’. When it is wintry the Sunday 8 am service will be held in the Lady Chapel.



REMINDER OF PARISH PRIEST’S NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Please make sure you send e-mails to John Westwood to revdjohn.westwood@gmail.com.

Tesco is no longer forwarding from his old e-mail address!


NEW EDITOR NEEDED FOR THIS MAGAZINE

We are very grateful to Judy Wallis for her hard work in editing this magazine. She now wishes to step down from this role. Please will anyone interested in taking it on contact John Westwood or the Churchwardens as soon as possible.


MESSY CHRISTMAS’ ALL-AGE EVENT

This year we are hoping to have a benefice activity morning for all ages in preparation for Christmas: Saturday, December 23rd at Holy Trinity from 10.00 am to 12 pm. If you are willing to be part of the planning team please get in touch with John Westwood or Ruth Colby as soon as possible.







FORMALISATION OF THE BENEFICE


Processes are moving forward to make our Tresham Benefice ‘legal’ so that John Westwood becomes Vicar rather than Priest-in-charge of the parishes he has served for the last eight years. You can read the scheme on the noticeboard and any comments/objections need to be in by October 22nd.




EXPLORE’ VOCATIONS DAY


The diocese is holding a relaxed day to take time to reflect with others on what your calling to serve in the church might be. Is God nudging you towards: a lay ministry, ordination, some training, pioneering & new initiatives, chaplaincy, religious life, work with children or young people, preaching , worship leading, evangelism, pastoral care, mission abroad.... ?


Come to All Saints School, Kingsthorpe. Northampton on Saturday, 24th November from 10.00 am to 3.45 pm. Bookings: bookings@peterborough-diocese.org.uk or 01604-887048.


COFFEE MORNING

There will be a coffee morning for our charity of the month on Saturday, December 1st from 10.00 am to 11.00 am. At 11 am rehearsals will begin for the Advent Carol Service.


ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

This takes place at Holy Trinity on Saturday, December 1st at 4.00 pm. Once again we are delighted to welcome a special choir from the Royal School of Church Music. A super way to begin Advent!


PRAYER FOR ROTHWELL

Come to the Salvation Army on Wednesday, December 5th at 10.30 am to pray for our town and its needs, and our working together as Churches Together in Rothwell.


OUR CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

From 6.00 pm on Friday, December 7th to 12 noon on Monday, December 10th.

On the Saturday we shall have informal Carols around the Christmas Trees at 4.30 pm.

All hands to the deck please - offers of help to Brenda & Norman Austin (01536-710258).


HEALING EUCHARIST

Our next Healing Eucharist at Holy Trinity is on Saturday, December 15th at 10.00 am. The ministries of prayer with the laying on of hands and anointing with oil are offered to all.


CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY


Thursday, December 13th

7.00 pm Town Carol Service with Montsaye Concert Band & Junior School

Tableaux and Choir

Saturday, December 15th

4.00 pm Christingle Service

Sunday, December 16th

6.00 pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 22nd

10.00 am Messy Christmas for all ages

Christmas Eve

4.00 pm Crib Service

11.30 pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

8.00 am Holy Communion

10.45 am Family Communion




UNITED BENEFICE COMMUNION AT ROTHWELL – DECEMBER 23RD

At the 10.00 am United Service on Sunday, December 23rd we shall celebrate the 70th birthday of Steve Heygate. He writes: ‘To celebrate this awesome rite of passage I would like to invite our church family of the Tresham benefice to have a piece of cake and a drink with me; all will be most welcome. There is no birthday cake as we couldn’t get a fire safety certificate for all the candles. Over the last six years you have all welcomed me into your church family so warmly so this is a little way of saying thank you. There is a strict and absolute ban on presents (but that does not apply to my biological family). I look forward to welcoming you all.’


UNITED BENEFICE COMMUNION AT PIPEWELL – DECEMBER 30TH

Please note there will be no service at Rothwell on Sunday, December 30th. Instead we will gather at our smallest church, St Mary’s Pipewell, at 10.00 am. Do ask if you need transport.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

A big thank you to all who filled shoe-boxes. A remarkable 83 boxes were given by our benefice churches in addition to those from Loddington School. Wonderful generosity...


THE HOLY TRINITY TRUST

The good news is that at our meeting on 12th November we were able to elect 8 new Trustees! We are very encouraged by the level of support. The new Chairman is Mike Stroud, the Secretary is Linda Saunders, and Bill Roberts continues as Treasurer. We pray tribute to the sterling efforts of Ann Chessum and Joan Taylor who have now stepped down as Chair and Secretary.


THANKS FOR OUR REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY WORSHIP

It was splendid to see such a great crowd at our 10.30 am Town Service to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Special thanks go to Jane Houghton (with assistance from the Heritage Centre) for the gallery portraits of the fallen and the drum altar, to Jean Daniels for the beautiful flower arrangement, and to our choir & bell-ringers.


REMINDER OF PARISH PRIEST’S NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

Please make sure you send e-mails to John Westwood to

revdjohn.westwood@gmail.com

Tesco is no longer forwarding from his old e-mail address!


MIND MELODIES’ AT ROTHWELL LIBRARY

The Friends of Rothwell Library have started a new group for people with dementia and similar conditions & their carers. It meets on Thursday afternoons from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.

Activities will include singing and music. Just one of many projects they are planning....




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
mccoggins@googlemail.com


   




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