Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 12th August

The ‘bling’ stall at the June MU coffee morning created some interest (and raised a little money) so Jane will be running it again in August.  If you have any unwanted costume jewellery, scarves, handbags etc to donate (brooches were particularly popular last time) there is a box at the back of church.
This month’s concert is by Rosemary Nayyar, all are very welcome.  If anyone can help at the concerts over the next few months by handing out programmes & taking charge of donations please speak to Hilary (07510 972867).  She will print the programmes in advance but can’t be there due to work commitments.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST have made generous grants to our Church over the years.  They are again holding their fundraiser event, Ride and Stride on Saturday 8th September.  If you would like to take part, entry/sponsorship forms are available at the back of the Church.  On the day we will need to keep the Church open for visitors taking part in Ride and Stride.  If you are available for a short period to act as a steward please add your name to the rota at the back of the Church.  Half the money raised on the day is returned by HCT to the participating Churches, so this could potentially be an important fundraiser for us.

Brenda & John will be running the next Pilgrim course “The Bible” from Wednesday 12th September at 10.15 am at their house.  There are 6 sessions each lasting for approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours with coffee to start.  The sessions will run fortnightly, each session is complete in itself so please feel free to join in when you can.  The dates are: 12th & 26th Sept, 10th & 24th Oct, 7th & 21st Nov.  Please contact Brenda for further details on 07816 771702 or 01933 357708.

REMINDER:  Coffee Morning every Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon, in the Bede House.

FOOD BANK:  Our current needs are UHT milk (semi-skimmed please), tins of fish, tomatoes, peas, carrots, sweetcorn and potatoes.  If you are able to add any of these items to your weekly shop your donations would be very gratefully received (box emptied every Thursday morning).  Thank you.  


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