This Week's Notices

Week beginning 5th July

St Lawrence Church, Towcester and St Bartholomew's Church, Greens Norton
Open for Private Prayer

From Monday 22nd June 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. 
The Churches are open for specific times on specific days.
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 and on Sundays at 9:30 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)

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.

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.

Foodbank and Donations

Foodbank  The foodbank is currently very well stocked at the moment due to the generosity of the donors.
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

Do you sew?
Do you sew? Can you help our NHS workers?Can you help our NHS workers?
We have received a request to support NHS by providing bags that they can put uniform into at the end of their shift to take home and machine wash. Ideally they need to be made of cotton or poly cotton as the bag so they van be washed with the uniform still inside.
Min size is 40cm by 45cm with a drawstring top.
Old sheets, duvets, pillowcases are perfect. 
There will be a box at St Lawrence door for people to drop off just the cotton bags (they must not be left in carrier bags).

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.

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.

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