Update on Sunday Worship

Dear Friends 

We have decided to make a few minor changes to our weekday services.  From next week the weekly Tuesday 8am Holy Communion will be replaced with a once a month (1st Tuesday of each month) Holy Communion at 9am.  This service is open to anyone who wishes to join us and coincides with the Ministry Team monthly meeting which will take place after the service.  In addition, the 1st Tuesday of the month 9am zoom Morning Prayer will not take place.   

Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising events last weekend. I am pleased to announce that the Open Day at St Mary's Easton Neston raised £288.  Lots of people commented on how stunning the stain glass windows are.  We had visitors from near and far with some people who have lived in Towcester all their lives saying this was the first time they had visited this hidden gem.  The Open Garden's and Fete in Towcester was extremely well supported.  We believe somewhere between 700-800 people attended and approximately £5,000 has been raised, including the grand draw and some pound for pound match funding from Barclays Bank.  For the first time in a number of years we had performances from Aspire, Songbirds and Towcester Primary all of which were excellent.  The performances were followed by a 3 hour peal in memory of James Atwell, former vicar of Towcester and instrumental in a number of significant developments in Towcester including the addition of bells to make it a ring of twelve. There are so many people to thank, I am sure if I tried to list everyone I would miss someone off.  If you were involved in any way last weekend please accept this as a personal thank you from me. 

This coming weekend is the Silverstone Grand Prix, we will welcome lots of visitors to the areas and at times the roads might be a little busier than normal.  It is an opportunity for us to pray for all those locally involved in motor sports and hospitality business.  We pray for safety on our roads and at the track.  One of the benefits of zoom worship means that on weekends when travelling might be difficult we can still come together and worship.  Sunday 10:15am log in details below. 

Sunday 10th July is a date to save in your diary with lots going on in the Benefice.  The next fundraising event in Towcester is Tower, Crypt and Tea which has already SOLD OUT.  If you are booked on that event you will be contacted in due course with further details. Greens Norton School and Church Fete takes place at Bengal Manor from 12noon-4pm.  Grand Draw tickets are still on sale so please do take some for selling to friends and family.  There are lots of fantastic prizes.  These are £2 per ticket or a book for £10 and are available from the Benefice Office, Claire Reetz, Chris Hammett or from church on Sunday. Towcester Primary School also are having their Summer Fete from 12noon in the school grounds.  Lots of excellent causes to support!

With my prayers 

Revd Paula Challen 

26th June 2022 - Second Sunday after Trinity

Update on Sunday Worship

Worship for this coming week
3rd July 2022 
Third Sunday after Trinity


Lectionary Readings for Sunday: (these links will take you to Bible Gateway from the NRSV):
Isaiah 66:10-14           Galations 6: [1-6] 7-16                   Luke 10:1-1116-20

This week's reflection is by Revd Paula Challen and is entitled "Just the way we are

Zoom Services:
PLease click hereand follow the on screen instructions. 
The meetings rooms are opened about 15mins before the service is due to start. All the liturgy for the service will be displayed on the screen. 

  • Sunday 10:15 am Benefice Sunday Worship 
  • Monday to Friday 9.00 am Morning Prayer 

Due to staff holidays, the Benefice Office will be open mornings only (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-12noon) for the next three weeks from Monday 20th June to Friday 8th July inclusive.

Greens Norton Fete 10th July 2022

Don't forget that the Weekly Newscontains daily bible readings, prayer requests and all our additional notices for forthcoming events in the Benefice and for Churches Together in Towcester, together with other relevant or interesting notices.  There are many exciting events coming up in the Benefice so please do click on the link.
If you know someone who doesn't have internet access, please could you print a copy up and pop it through their door?

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.

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Update on Sunday Worship

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