This Week's Notices

Week beginning 16th May

Individual Private Prayer 

St Bartholomew's Greens Norton

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:30 am to 11:30 am

St Lawrence Towcester

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
2.00 pm to 3.00 pm


To reserve your space for Worship in Church.

In order to help us with the voluntary NHS Test and Trace data collection and to reduce potential queuing to get into services we would like to encourage congregations to reserve a seat for Worship in Church.
Please click on the link below to book for next week,

Pentecost, 23rd May.

Online booking is now open.  It is very easy.  You will be sent a confirmation email and ticket; you do not need to print it.  If you find you are unable to book online, please call the office on 01327 350459. 
The reservation system will close on Friday at noon.  You will also be able to turn up on the day, but please be aware that due to social distancing the capacity in our churches is very much reduced.  Therefore once we are at our maximum seating we will not be allowed to admit any more people.
Please bring a face covering with you.

Here is the Order of Service for the Easter Season Holy Communion.  
It will be shown on screen during the service.
Please take time to prepare for Holy Communion.  The service has had to be shortened so that it will be only 40 minutes duration due to the current restrictions, so we would encourage you to spend some time in preparation before arriving at the church. To encourage and support you we have produced a resource on praying in preparation with suggestions and prayers for you to use as you wish.

Adrian Williams RIP
Farewell to Adrian Williams, born at Glebe Farm, Bradden, 62 years ago.
His funeral will take place at 10.00 am at Glebe Farm on Friday 21st May
Those who wish to pay their respects are warmly invited. 
The hearse will leave at 10:15 am.

Churches Together in Towcester Pentecost Picnic 
Next weekend - Sunday 23rd May, 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Come along to The Mount, bring a bite to eat, and join with the Churches in Towcester to celebrate the birthday of the church and the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

Easton Neston Church and Churchyard visitors
If you have previously registered your number plate for access to visit St Mary's Easton Neston Church and Churchyard and it is not working the gate, please would you let Bev know on 01327 354385.

Don't forget the diocese daily video reflections on YouTube

On Wednesdays from 2:30pm Revd Angela, Mary Blanchard and Jane Small host a zoom group called 'Time4Tea'.  It is an opportunity for people from across the benefice to have a natter and support one another.  To join Time4Tea you don't need to have a zoom account just click on this link & follow the instructions.  If you need help getting on please call Angela on 01327 358852 and she will be able to help you. 

Benefice Office email Address
Please note the new Tove Benefice Office email address:

The Benefice Office  is open from 9:30 am to 12.00 noon and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. 

Notice of forthcoming Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).
The Parishes of the Benefice are intending to have their meetings as follows:
St Bartholomew's, Greens Norton     23rd May after the service 
St Lawrence, Towcester     30th May at 11:30 am  

Electoral Rolls Revision will take place over these time periods:
St Lawrence              from 16th April to 15th May               Exhibit on: 16th May
On the date in bold for each Church, new applications to the Electoral Roll will be closed and the new Roll complied. 
It will be published in the relevant Church on the Exhibit date shown above.  
If you are already on the Electoral Roll for your parish, you do not need to re-apply. 
If you wish to join an Electoral Roll will find a link to a form here
All completed forms must be returned to the Benefice Office before the dates in bold above. 
PLEASE remember to fill indicate clearly on the form which Parish it is for. 
Members of the Electoral Roll may vote at the APCM.
All reports will be circulated to members of the Electoral Roll, via email or post, a week prior to the APCM.  Anyone else wishing to have a copy should contact the Benefice Office.

A big thank you to everyone who donated clothing recently for recycling, and especially to those who helped move the bags back into church on Monday evening!  We had such a positive response that the van is having to come back next Wednesday (19th May) for what it could not fit in!  If you do have any other items to donate then please leave at the Vicarage in Towcester by Tuesday evening or call Steve on 0759 3700 754.  We anticipate having raised in excess of £450!  Steve 
Thank You.

Towcester Foodbank
Towcester FoodbankThe Towcester foodbank remains open as usual. 
If you, or someone you know needs food please ring 07724832043 or go on to the Towcester Foodbank website.
If you are able to volunteer please contact Helen Garton 

The Towcester Foodbank is concerned that people in any kind of crisis are struggling to make ends meet and having to decide where their money is spent.   
Those people may not be aware that the foodbank is there for everyone who is in need. 
f you or anyone you know is struggling to buy food due to money problem please click here for further information.

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.
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 advice as to whether these can continue.
If you wish to speak with Revd Paula or Revd Lulu the number is 01327 350459.

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