This Week's Notices

Week beginning 26th July

Reflection  -  7th Sunday after Trinity  -   Training for the Kingdom - Click on this link to read the message.

Tove Benefice Newsletter - Issue 19

Individual Prayer - Current Time Table

Monday’s              10.00 am until 12.00 noon Greens Norton
Tuesday’s                   2.00 pm until 4.00 pm Towcester
Wednesday’s     10.00 am until 12.00 noon Greens Norton
Thursday’s           2.00 pm until 4.00 pm Towcester
Friday’s         10.00 am until 12.00 noon Greens Norton
Saturday’s           2.00 pm until 4.00 pm Towcester

 

Re-opening for Sunday Worship – Proposed Pattern for August - all non Eucharist

Saturday 1st August   6.00 pm St Mary’s Easton, Neston
Sunday 2nd August  9.30 am On-line Zoom Service
Sunday 9th August 11. 00 am St Bartholomew’s, Greens Norton
Sunday 16th August 9.30 am St Lawrence, Towcester
Sunday 23rd August 6.00 pm St Michael’s, Bradden
Sunday 30th August  10.15 am On-Line Zoom Service.


St Lawrence Church, Towcester and St Bartholomew's Church, Greens Norton
Open for Private Prayer
St Lawrence Church Towcester and St Bartholomew's Church Greens Norton have been open for a few hours on certain days of the week for for Individual Private Prayer. 
St Lawrence Church Towcester is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
St Bartholomew's Church Greens Norton is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and Sundays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
More details along with two videos so you can 'see' some of the changes we have made in order to keep you safe can be viewed by clicking here.
We will continue to worship via Zoom from Monday to Saturday at 9.00 am.
If you wish to join us for that please email Rev Paula.


Worship at Home
Please visit this page which has been set up in response to Government Guide Lines with respect to the Coronovirus (COVID-19)


Tove Benefice Office
Rona and Ruth are back working from the Benefice Office, however it remains closed to visitors.  
There are some social distancing measures we need to put in place to keep them and you safe, so we ask that you telephone Rona and Ruth in the first instance and please do not 'pop in' or 'as I was passing I wondered if you could...' 
The phone will be answered by Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12.00 noon.  
Outside of these times you may need to leave a message on the answerphone:
Please can you leave your name and your telephone number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


Foodbank and Donations
The foodbank is currently very well stocked at the moment due to the generosity of the donors.Foodbank
A very big thank you to all who have given both groceries and money.
The Trustees, along with other foodbanks, anticipate more demand later in the summer and autumn as some redundancies and unemployment are forecast.

Tinned salmon and sponge puddings are very welcome at present.
Otherwise, we would be grateful for a reduction in giving for the next month or so, especially as we move back into St. John Ambulance Hall at the end of June and storage for all the stock will be a challenge.
Thank you again for your generosity.
Lulu Pelly, Trustee


Important Notice about Public Worship
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England Churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.
This means all services across the Tove Benefice (Towcester, Greens Norton, Easton Neston & Bradden) will not be happening both midweek and Sundays.
Please do read this statement and join us along with the Archbishops in prayers.
For those who have planned a baptism, wedding or funeral we are awaiting advise as to whether these can continue.
If you wish to speak with Revd Paula or Revd Lulu the number is 01327 350459.

Please do share this post widely and let people not on Social Media know.

Cancelled Events

Renew Café 
Closed until further notice.
The situation will be reviewed from time to time.
Please check the posts on Facebook for up-to-date information.
Do take care of yourselves and pass this message on.
External users of the cafe will make their own decision regarding cancellation.
God Bless and stay safe.
Shelagh Chapman

PCC meetings and Annual Parochial Church Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Ladies Chinese Night is cancelled until further notice.


Dates Subject to Change   

Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride 
This is planned to take place this year on Saturday 12th September.
The Trust provides grants to help with the maintenance of Church buildings, and the Ride & Stride sponsorship is the Trust’s main funding source for these grants.
Please make a note of the date in your diary as you can help either by welcoming people to our churches or by receiving sponsorship to visit other Northamptonshire Churches.

This Week's Notices

Week beginning 2nd August

Reflection  - 2nd August - Jesus Christ, The Bread of Life

Tove Benefice Newsletter - Issue 19

Individual Prayer - Current Time Table

Monday’s              10.00 am until 12.00 noon Greens Norton
Tuesday’s                   2.00 pm until 4.00 pm Towcester
Wednesday’s     10.00 am until 12.00 noon Greens Norton
Thursday’s           2.00 pm until 4.00 pm Towcester
Friday’s         10.00 am until 12.00 noon Greens Norton
Saturday’s           2.00 pm until 4.00 pm Towcester

 

Re-opening for Sunday Worship – Proposed Pattern for August - all non Eucharist

Sunday 9th August 11. 00 am St Bartholomew’s, Greens Norton
Sunday 16th August 9.30 am St Lawrence, Towcester
Sunday 23rd August 6.00 pm St Michael’s, Bradden
Sunday 30th August  10.15 am On-Line Zoom Service.


St Lawrence Church, Towcester and St Bartholomew's Church, Greens Norton
Open for Private Prayer
St Lawrence Church Towcester and St Bartholomew's Church Greens Norton have been open for a few hours on certain days of the week for for Individual Private Prayer. 
St Lawrence Church Towcester is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
St Bartholomew's Church Greens Norton is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and Sundays 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
More details along with two videos so you can 'see' some of the changes we have made in order to keep you safe can be viewed by clicking here.
We will continue to worship via Zoom from Monday to Saturday at 9.00 am.
If you wish to join us for that please email Rev Paula.


Worship at Home
Please visit this page which has been set up in response to Government Guide Lines with respect to the Coronovirus (COVID-19)


Tove Benefice Office
Rona and Ruth are back working from the Benefice Office, however it remains closed to visitors.  
There are some social distancing measures we need to put in place to keep them and you safe, so we ask that you telephone Rona and Ruth in the first instance and please do not 'pop in' or 'as I was passing I wondered if you could...' 
The phone will be answered by Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12.00 noon.  
Outside of these times you may need to leave a message on the answerphone:
Please can you leave your name and your telephone number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

St Lawrence Flower Festival
7th to 9th August (with a difference)

St Lawrence Flower Festival 7th to 9th August 2020The annual Flower Festival is normally a big community event as well as animportant Fundraising event for the Church.
Unfortunately this year we are unable to hold this event, but instead we are hoping to hold a Flower Festival at Home.
We are inviting people to create a floral display on their windowsills or in their gardens for others to see.
Alternatively, you might like to take pictures of flowers from your gardens and we will share them over the course of the weekend.
If you would be willing for people to walk past your house to see your floral display please contact the Benefice Office 01327 350459 and we will try and put a map together.
Why not take photographs of your floral arangements and send them in for publication on the web site?
Please send your photographs to hugh@tovebenefice.org.uk or to the Parish Office.


Foodbank and Donations
The foodbank is currently very well stocked at the moment due to the generosity of the donors.Foodbank
A very big thank you to all who have given both groceries and money.
The Trustees, along with other foodbanks, anticipate more demand later in the summer and autumn as some redundancies and unemployment are forecast.

Tinned salmon and sponge puddings are very welcome at present.
Otherwise, we would be grateful for a reduction in giving for the next month or so, especially as we move back into St. John Ambulance Hall at the end of June and storage for all the stock will be a challenge.
Thank you again for your generosity.
Lulu Pelly, Trustee


Important Notice about Public Worship
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England Churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.
This means all services across the Tove Benefice (Towcester, Greens Norton, Easton Neston & Bradden) will not be happening both midweek and Sundays.
Please do read this statement and join us along with the Archbishops in prayers.
For those who have planned a baptism, wedding or funeral we are awaiting advise as to whether these can continue.
If you wish to speak with Revd Paula or Revd Lulu the number is 01327 350459.

Please do share this post widely and let people not on Social Media know.

Cancelled Events

Renew Café 
Closed until further notice.
The situation will be reviewed from time to time.
Please check the posts on Facebook for up-to-date information.
Do take care of yourselves and pass this message on.
External users of the cafe will make their own decision regarding cancellation.
God Bless and stay safe.
Shelagh Chapman

PCC meetings and Annual Parochial Church Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Ladies Chinese Night is cancelled until further notice.


Dates Subject to Change   

Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride 
This is planned to take place this year on Saturday 12th September.
The Trust provides grants to help with the maintenance of Church buildings, and the Ride & Stride sponsorship is the Trust’s main funding source for these grants.
Please make a note of the date in your diary as you can help either by welcoming people to our churches or by receiving sponsorship to visit other Northamptonshire Churches.

This Week's Notices


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