This Week's Notices

Week beginning 29th March

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.

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)

clocks change at 2 am on 29 MarchClocks changed 
2.00 am on 29th March.

Tove Benefice Office
In line with government and church guidelines the Benefice Office is now closed.
Rona and Ruth will continue to support the Ministry Team.  
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.

Important Notices

Last Sunday News 
The Ministry Team are delighted to announce that we have been asked to have a curate for the second stage of their training.
Angela Hammett will be joining us after her ordination as Deacon in June 2020. 
Angela and her husband Chris will be living in the Rectory at Greens Norton.

Read Angela's article here.

Corona Virus 
We are currently looking at ways to keep in touch with you. 
If you would like someone to contact you on a regular basis please let the Office know and we will arrange for someone you know to be in contact. 
If you would like a home worship pack please also contact the Office and we will arrange for one to be delivered.

Foodbank  16.2 kg of foodstuffs from the donation point in St Lawrence Church was taken to the Foodbank last Friday.
Particularly at the moment we need long life juice, long life milk, sponge pudding and soap.
Please note the Churches remain open for leaving your donations.
Thank you for your support. 
Revd Lulu

Cancelled Events

Renew Café 
Closed initially until the end of March when the situation will be reviewed.
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

There is to be a Pentecost Service at Peterborough Cathedral on 31st May with various activities going on around this.
PentacostWe would like a party of people to go from our Benefice.
We have a number of travel options.
We could go by car involving car sharing and sharing cost of petrol or we could hire a coach.
The cost of a coach could vary from £22.00 each for a 16 seater to £12.00 each for a 40 seater so if we take this option the more people that go the more reasonable the cost would be.
We are mindful that we cannot afford to run at a loss so we need you to let the office know if you would like to come.
Depending on the response we will be able to give further travel details including costs and more details of the day itself.

Concert by Musica Charity Choir MK at St Lawrence 16th May at 7.30 pm.
Musica Charity Choir MK at St LawrenceA programme of mixed music for the Church funds.
Tickets are £12.50 which includes refreshments and will be on sale now from the Benefice Office.
Please take a poster from the back of Church to help advertise this event.

Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride 
This will 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.

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