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Weekly News – 1st August 2021

Rector: Revd Paula Challen 01327 350459 rector.tovebenefice@gmail.com
Assistant Priest: Revd Lulu Pelly 07723 604316 lulupelly@yahoo.com
Assistant Curate: Angela Hammett 01327 358852  tovecurate@gmail.com
Children & Families Worker: Claire Reetz tovefamilies@gmail.com  07813 404061

Benefice Office: 01327 350459 tovebeneficeoffice@gmail.com
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9.30 am to 12.00 noon.

Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Stephanie Watts 07553 157175

Weekly News – 1st August 2021
Ninth Sunday after Trinity

The Collect

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Post Communion
Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal  the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

OT Reading:           2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a
NT Reading:           Ephesians 4:1–16
Gospel:                   John 6:24–35

Daily Readings


Psalm 44
Ezekiel 37:1–14
Mark 1:1–13


Psalm 48
Ezekiel 37:15–end
Mark 1:14–20


Psalm 119:57–80
Ezekiel 39:21–end
Mark 1:21–28


Psalm 57
Ezekiel 43:1–12
Mark 1: 29–end

Transfiguration of our Lord

Psalm 27
Ecclesiasticus 48:1–10
1 John 3:1–3

Psalm 68
Ezekiel 47:1–12
Mark 2:13–22


OT Reading:      2 Samuel 18:5–9,15, 31–33
NT Reading:      Ephesians 4:25–5:2
Gospel:              John 6:35, 41–51

Benefice Notices

We pray for those who are sick at this time and remember those who have recently died and pray for their families:

Towcester:    Sally Eric
Richard Yates

Steve Crawley Debbie Morris
Greens Norton: 
Roger Arnold  Wendy Haynes  


RIP: Richard Colson James Rush Raymond Hansell






Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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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

Towcester Foodbank
Towcester FoodbankHelp, please!!  Towcester Foodbank still needs volunteers 
Thank you to those who have recently volunteered. 
Some more are still needed - could you volunteer for one session a fortnight? 
Tuesdays 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm or Fridays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 
Training is given and Covid precautions are in place. 
Roles for behind the scenes or for front of house are available.  Also for helping deliver parcels in Towcester and surrounding villages.  
The Foodbank really needs your help.  Please do consider volunteering, and contact Lulu  07723 604316 or Helen for more information.

Historic Churches - Ride and Stride 2021  
Ride and StrideSaturday 11th September from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm why not take a trip into the countryside either on your bike for walking.  Visit some of our historic churches. 
Over 350 Northamptonshire churches are involved.
Sponsor forms available from the Benefice Office or via this link. for more information go to www.nhct.org.uk

Tove Together 
In a time when social events are difficult to organise why not join us for this monthly benefice gathering which for August will be at St Mary's Easton Neston.   

Churches Together Renew Wellbeing Cafe news:
Renew169 for men.  Monday Evenings - 7.00 pm to 8:45 pm.  
Come and join us, just drop in.  Do you sometimes feel a bit stressed out with life, have a low mood or feel anxious.  Or perhaps you know somebody else who is struggling; do them a favour and bring them along!  At renew169 there is an opportunity to play table tennis, a game of pool, chat or read the paper over a cuppa in a quiet space.  Everyone needs to take care of their wellbeing.  You don't have to be unwell....all are welcome.  #oknottobeok

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 to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. 

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

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