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Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Finedon. Parish Magazine

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Finedon. Parish Magazine

November 2012 50p

February 2013

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Finedon Parish Church: St Mary The Virgin Vicar:

The Revd Richard Coles, Parish Priest, St Mary the Virgin Finedon, The Vicarage, Church Hill, Finedon, Northants, NN9 5NR 01933 681 786, Mobile 07885 967 960 email: revdrichardcoles@yahoo.co.uk

Assistant Honorary Priest

Fr Peter Baden,01832 733186 email: p.baden36@btinternet.com

Parish Clerk

Mrs Gill Foster Tel: 680364 (To whom first contact for Baptisms and weddings must be made).

Churchwardens:

Mrs Jane Read Tel: 680522 Mr Neil Forster Tel: 682177

PCC Secretary: Treasurer:

Mrs Gill Foster Tel: 680364 Mr Andrew Weatherill Tel: 682212

Magazine Editor:

Mrs Janet Millington, Tel: 681161. E-mail: millingtonjanet@aol.com (to whom all copy should addressed by the 15th of the month prior to publication)

Director of Music

Mr Jonathan Harris Tel: 01604 881182 Email: Hjonathan83@aol.com

Deputy Organists

Mrs. Kathy Roberts Mr Oliver Grigg

Choirmaster:

Mr. Bryan Chapman Tel: 398818

Tower Captain Web Site

Mr Bryan Chapman, Tel 398818 www.finedonphotographs.org.uk/ bellringers.html

Archivist

Mr John Bailey Tel 680747

St Michael’s Mission Room:

Mrs Helen Watts Tel: 01933 398073

Times Of Services:

Sundays 8.00 am Holy Eucharist 9.30 am Parish Eucharist. 6.00 pm Evensong (1st Sunday of the Month)

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From the Vicarage February 2013. The frost performs its secret ministry, said Samuel Taylor Coleridge, but there’s nothing remotely secret about it this week. I suppose, after a year of record breaking weather, we are about to enter a mini-ice age and if that bodes ill for the old and the cold, it’s good news for whoever does the pictures for jigsaw puzzles. Finedon, as I write, is looking absolutely wonderful, the warm gingerbread of our stone almost glowing dressed in the pure white of winter. Even better, the trees were all frosted this morning as the sun rose at about seven thirty and I sat in my study watching the east side of the church tower and steeple blush pink. A proper frost transforms a place, makes us see it anew. I was at Naseby this afternoon for a funeral and looked out across the field where in 1645 the Civil War was decided after one of the bloodiest and nastiest battles in English history. Then the fields ran red with blood and when I was boy we went there after ploughing to find musket balls still coming to the surface more than three hundred years after they were fired. No sign of that today under a perfect white blanket of snow and it was difficult to think of the human weal and woe that had played out there so long ago. Simeon the old prophet also saw the world anew at Candlemas, which we celebrate this month, the feast which recalls Christ’s presentation in the Temple. In this child Simeon saw the glory of Israel made manifest, and hope for the healing of the nations. That glory and hope is before us too, old and young, in the person of Jesus Christ, whom we greeted at Christmas as a tiny baby and who we now begin to recognise as the one who has come to save us all. Happy Candlemas! Yours in Christ, Fr Richard.

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Our Worship in February Year C 3rd – Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) Genesis 2. 4b - 9, 15 - 25 Psalm 65 Revelations. 4 Luke 8. 22 - 25 Hymns 288 (Tune 1) King of glory, King of peace 329 Make way, make way 531 We hail thy presence glorious Anthem: Hail to the Lord who comes (EH209) 448 Sing we of the blessed Mother 3rd February Evensong (Candlemas) Introit: Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake Responses: Smith Psalm 132 209 Hail to the Lord who comes Canticles: Daniel Purcell Anthem: Balfour Gardiner Evening 491 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

17th - 1st Sunday of Lent Deuteronomy. 26. 1 - 11 Psalm.91. 1 - 2 Romans 10. 8b - 13 Luke 4. 1 - 13 Hymns 15 All my hope in God is founded 293 (Tune 1) Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us 372 (Tune 2) O Jesus, I have promised Anthem: Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake 145 Forty days and forty nights 24th – 2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 15. 1 - 12, 17 - 18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3. 17 - 4.1 Luke 13. 31 to end Hymns 55 Be thou my guardian and my guide 124 Father of heaven, whose love profound 501 (Tune Corvedale) There’s a wideness in God’s mercy Anthem: O love, how deep, how broad, how high (383) 243 Immortal love, for ever full

10th – Sunday next before Lent Exodus. 34. 29 - 35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians. 12 -4.2 Luke 9. 28-36

Organ Voluntaries following the 9.30am services

Hymns 82 Christ whose glory fills the skies 53 Be still, for the presence of the Lord 78 (Tune 1) Christ is the world’s true light Anthem: Balfour Gardiner Evening 317 Lord, the light of your love

10th February – Henry Purcell: Trumpet Tune

3rd February – D. Buxtehude: Toccata in F BuxWV157

17th February – Chorale improvisation on Aus der Teife 24th February – D. Buxtehude: Passacagila in D minor BuxWV 161

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From the Registers Baptisms 6th January Harrison Adam Freeman Funerals 17th January Geoffrey Gore. Age 89 24th January Robert Garlick. Age 68

Floodlight Sponsorship 30th December The Buffs - thanking everybody for their support throughout the year and looking forward to their continued support in 2013. Wishing everybody a very Happy New Year. 6th January Joyce & Bryan Williams - in memory of a much-loved sister, Alice From all her line dancing pals - in memory of Maureen Swindal. 13th January Margaret Coombs & family - in memory of Eric Coombs & to celebrate Ryan’s 21st birthday David, Betty, Robert & Family - in memory of their dad Julian, Diana, Helen & Eric - in memory of their dad Derrick Munns (on the anniversary of his death in 2001). 20th January Robert Cheney - in memory of Edie & Howard Rainbow Libby & Graham Webb - to celebrate their 18th Wedding Anniversary. 27th January Julian, Diana, Helen & Eric - in memory of their mum Gwen Munns (on what would have been her birthday).

An update on the Organ Restoration Project Following receipt of three quotes for the work to the organ, it is likely that the organ builders Holmes & Swift will carry out the restoration work, plus a specialist to restore the art work on the front pipes. Holmes & Swift specialise in restoring historic organs. The total cost of the project is expected to be around £52,000 and will take around 4 months to complete. It will be overseen at every stage by John Norman, an independent organ advisor, who wrote the report on the condition of the organ. We have applied for a Faculty to undertake the restoration; this will be considered by the DAC on 29th January. Grant applications to Church Care and The Pilgrims Trust are currently being prepared and will be submitted in February; further grant applications will be worked on after that. As soon as we are happy that enough funding has been secured, we will be able to sign the contract with the work likely to commence around six months later. Many thanks to everyone for their support with fundraising so far. We still have a lot of money to raise but we hope to be successful with our grant applications. Jonathan Harris (Director of Music)

Organ Fund Update The total money raised for the organ 5fund is £8670.10. Only £44,000 to go, some of which will come in the form of grants. 5


Evensong St Mary's Church will be holding an Evensong Service at 6.00 pm on Sunday 3rd February.. After the service there will be light refreshments.

Palm Crosses Could you please bring your palm crosses from last year into church in time for Ash Wednesday on 13th February.

RSCM Award Holders Evensong at Peterborough Cathedral

choir and to lead the evensong at a cathedral; it is hoped that this will become an annual event each January. Three members of our church choir took part, Gill Dunn (soprano), Jo Needle (alto) and Oliver Grigg (bass). For many singers this was the first time they had sung in Peterborough Cathedral as the visiting choir, although many have sung in the Diocesan Choral Festival held annually in October. It was an all day event with a rehearsal in the morning, which gave us all a chance to sing together, as we had previously not sung together as a choir. We all enjoyed the day and singing in the beautiful surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral with its wonderful acoustics. The evensong was a resounding success and there were many positive comments from those who were in the congregation. We are now looking forward to singing at the cathedral on Sat 23 February, when our church choir will be the visiting choir.

Choir Singing at the Cathedral A number of RSCM Award holders from the Peterborough and Northampton Area and surrounding areas formed a choir to sing choral evensong on Saturday 5 January 2013. This event was extremely well attended with 60 singers taking part, including singers from Ely and St Albans areas. The event rewards those members of choirs who have worked hard to gain an RSCM award with an opportunity to sing in a larger

If you would like to hear evensong sung by our own choir in Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday, 23rd February at 3.30 pm, a coach will be leaving Finedon at 11.00 am, returning from Peterborough at 5.00 pm. If you would like to go and give the choir your support, please put your name on the list on the notice board at the back of the church. It would be good if we could give a great amount of support to the choir who with Jonathan have worked very hard during the past year. 6


St Mary's Church Children's Choir Our new Church Children's Choir will be starting on Friday 22nd February at 8.15am at Finedon Mulso CEVA Junior School. The choir will practice every Friday before school during term time and is open to any pupils in school years 3, 4, 5 and 6. We hope that in due course the choir will sing occasionally in the Sunday morning services. The choir will be led by Jonathan Harris, Director of Music at St Mary’s Church; please contact him, or ask at the school for further information.

News from St Marys Thursday Club

Bell Ringers Outing This year the bell ringers annual outing will be on Saturday 27 April to the Cathedral city of Worcester. The list is now up so if you would like to book a seat on the coach please put your name down. The coach fare will be £12.00. Book early to avoid disappointment for a great day out.

Flower Festival Committee Following our successful flower festival, we are pleased to inform you that we have donated a total of £2,700 to church funds. This has been given as follows; £1,000 to the organ fund and £1,700 to the general fund.

Many, many thanks to all who attended (a whopping 285 of you to be exact!) our annual Christingle Service held on Sunday 23rd December 2012. We have sent off a total of £253.98 to The Children’s Society, which will be very gratefully received. Pancake Races Due to Shrove Tuesday falling in the school half term, we shall be holding our Pancake races on Tuesday 19th February, in the playground of the Mulso School. Cakes and refreshments will be available as well as a raffle. Races will commence at 3.15pm. Hoping for your support. Libby (Chair)

St Mary’s Church, Finedon

The Royal & Derngate Community Choir will be singing in

St Mary’s Church on

Saturday 2nd March 2013, at 7.30 pm.

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Tickets priced £5.00 are available from Jane Read, 680522 and Janet Millington 681161


Gardeners Question Time

Finedon Local History Society

BBC Radio Northampton’s Gardeners Question Time, will be held at the Bowls Club on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm. Entrance is by ticket only. Tickets priced £5.00 and question forms are now available from Jane Read 680522, Janet Millington 681161 and Mary Hendry 680414 Questions to avoid are slug and snail control, pests on indoor plants which they are asked most weeks. They encourage you to bring samples of unusual and exotic plants, questions that introduce humour, queries on landscaping, greenhouses, planning and design, vegetables and fruits, show blooms anything. It would be helpful for the Church fund raising team who are organising the event to have the questions in beforehand just to ensure we have enough to make an interesting evening. Money raised will go the organ fund.

The next meeting of the History Society will be held on Monday 25th February 2013 in the Mission Room, Well Street at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Roger S Powell who will give a talk on ‘Royal Mistresses’ and covers the amazing story of how key English aristocratic families supplied the British royal family mistresses over several generations to secure influence at court. Admission is £2.50 for members and £3.50 for non-members including light refreshments. A raffle will also be held.

Boobs & Brass We are very lucky to have Boobs and Brass back again in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 18th May 2013. "Boobs & Brass" was formed in May 2006. Since their first concert they have raised £105,692 for charity. £92,472 of this has been donated to Breast Cancer Campaign. Tickets available soon.

Townswomen’s Guild Our meeting this month will take place on Thursday 7th February at 7.30pm in the Town Hall. Our speaker will be Alison Howe who will talk about Doll Making. The competition will be for a doll and there will be a Bring and Buy table for books and puzzles. Members are reminded that the annual fees are now due. These will be £25 this year. Any ladies wishing to join us will be made very welcome.

Church of St Mary the Virgin

Meat Bingo on

Friday 8th February at the

Mulso School Wellingborough Road at 7.30

pm

Admission Free Refreshments available Raffle

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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market

New Year, New Book about Northamptonshire

Usually held the last weekend of November, there are rows and rows of stalls that sell everything from pies to novelties, anything you could wish for. The stallholders dress in Victorian dress and there is something happening on every street corner, music, singing and dancing. In the Cathedral gardens you will find more singing, dancing, and stalls for the children, Everything is so well organised, even to getting the right number coach to come home. You are made to feel most welcome. Last but not least, there is a shoppers carol service in the cathedral every hour which is usually packed. We love Bury St Edmunds. Janice Pinnock

Your village or town is included!! The book entitled Northamptonshie ‘Spires & Squires’ features every town and village in Northamptonshire together with about a hundred settlements that have significantly diminished or have been lost over the centuries. In addition to recording changes made since the pre Roman era, the text also includes information regarding the rise and demise of many of our county 'Squires' together with items of particular interest. The book is illustrated with original pen and ink drawings of something in each place which has caught the author’s eye or imagination. The book, which numbers almost 500 pages, is casebound in rich burgundy embossed with gold with an attractive full colour dust jacket. The retail price of £25 includes a £3 donation to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance who receive no Government funding.

Finedon Senior Citizens Friendship Committee Christmas Parcels

Thanks to this year’s house-to-house Church Monthly Draw collection, together with generous donations from Finedon Parish Total receipts of £289.00 are divided Council, the Conservative Club, and equally between the winners and the the Coffee Morning Group, we were church funds. able to distribute 331 Christmas Winning numbers for the January parcels to the over-seventies of monthly draw are: Finedon on Saturday 15th December 1st prize 123 £72.25 2012. 2nd prize 310 £43.35 The Committee would like to thank 3rd prize 208 £28.90 those that helped pack and deliver If you would like to join the monthly the parcels, and Finedon Stores and draw (£1.00 per share per month) Station Farm who supplied the 9 which takes place in the church on contents. the first Sunday of the month, please John Bailey - promoter contact Kathy Hobbs on 01933 9


Finedon Community Centre

critical acclaim with sublime original songs that are rooted in Americana traditions but can just as easily encompass cool summer jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and folksy ballads. Her first CD received ecstatic reviews in 2010, and she was a complete knockout when she played Kontra Roots Club earlier this year. A great storyteller and a passionate performer, Nicky is surely heading for the top. (www.nickyswann.com) Jinder A solo tour de force, this most persuasive and passionate of troubadors was originally lead singer and songwriter with The Mercurymen (a band tipped for the top by the likes of Coldplay and Brian Wilson). However, abandoning the comfort of a major record deal to cut his own unique path through the solo acoustic landscape, Jinder has become one of the very best singer-songwriters the UK has to offer, with a string of critically lauded albums and hypnotic, blistering performances. With beautiful, red-dirt Americana songs that are lyrically and musically exceptionally visual, Jinder is a great talent who is going places... and don't let him tell you otherwise! (www.jinder.co.uk From Thursday 21st February each evening through to Saturday 23rd February at 7.30pm you can see the Centre Stage Production of ‘Stepping Out“ put your best foot forward and come and see this hilarious comedy by Richard Harris” Tickets are £10 adults & £9 concessions and can be booked on: 01933 680450 or 07972 192266 or email: lynn.skelton @homecall.co.uk Please note we are holding this show at the Star Hall, Laws Lane, Finedon.

News from the Community Centre: The next Finedon Session will be our annual Best Of Kontra on Friday 1st February, when we have a West Country Songwriters’ Circle Special, It’ll be a bit different this year, with a West Country Songwriters’ Circle Special, featuring three of the West Country’s most brilliant singersongwriters performing in the hugely successful BBC4 Songwriters’ Circle format. Tickets are only £7, and for bookings contact Pam Wilton on 01933 398377. Featuring: Pete Christie Highly acclaimed, sensationally good singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist, who plays from the heart and sings from the soul. A master craftsman who is the equal of the many household name guitarists and musicians he has guested with in over 40 years of performing, he was recently described as being “a cross between Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler and Richard Thompson, but with a great voice; though, until now, without the fame!” Playing his own uniquely powerful style of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, Pete’s songs are original, contemporised anglicana roots, with a mix of rock, folk and country, swinging from achingly beautiful, sparse, haunting accompaniments, to explosive, almost neo-flamenco rhythms. (www.petechristie.co.uk) Nicky Swann One of the very best of the new generation of female singersongwriters, this powerful, original and versatile singer has achieved 10


They stopped at the Tudor Gate and drank at The Prince. And one the ramblings of Hubert James particularly quiet Monday night a legend was born in the lounge bar right in front of the Fourth Team. As the beer went flat and the old clock took its time to tick the minutes, Queenie Cute – Miss Finedon three years running- burst in and accused the frosty blond behind the bar of trying to steal her crown. The argument over who was prettiest got ugly. The Burrowers managed to separate the two beauties and restrain Queenie until she calmed down. In my day it was about this time of And as she quietened she seemed to year that the final mine in Finedon change. A smile flickered across her closed down. lips and she produced a bottle of There had been a time when the scrumpy from under her cloak. She whole of Great Britain was riddled held it out to the frosty blond as a with folk digging holes, scooping out peace offering. tunnels and journeying to the centre The girl was almost as naïve as she of the Earth to extract all manner of was beautiful and she took a sip from stuff. the bottle. Then as the apple juice Tin down in the south west, gold in stung her tongue she felt to floor as if Wales and coal almost everywhere. dead. Everyone was at it. The West Country boys tried to revive We had a tiny mine where they found her but to no avail. Then just as all seams of the stuff they make seemed lost the blond’s boyfriend, firelighters out of, which perfectly Cliff Prince wandered in, come to complemented the coal mines further walk her home. His knees buckled at north. the sight of his comatose fiancé. He The only thing was, the seams were knelt beside her sobbing. Distraught narrow and so only little folk could he cradled her in his arms and gently mine them. As the seams narrowed kissed her. A kiss brimful of love. As if the miners needed to be smaller. by magic, she stirred her eyes blinked Mine owners recruited the smallest open smiling. miners in the country from those far What a night! A few days later Cliff South West tin mines. The little visited Queenie. And you know we fellows were known as Burrowers and never saw her again but the story of they took it in turns to work four week that evening has been told over and shifts. Four teams of seven came up over. I expect many of you have from Paignton in turn. We called 11heard the tale: Slow Night and the them; the firsts, seconds, thirds and Devon Fourths.. fourths.

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The Ven Christine Allsopp, Archdeacon of Northampton, writes Women bishops and all that A few years ago I led worship at a rural church in my archdeaconry. I was welcomed at the beginning of the service but afterwards someone came up to me and said: “I couldn’t quite hear – are you the Bishop of Brixworth?” After the publicity surrounding the vote against the Women Bishops’ Measure in General Synod last November I assume that everyone now realises that women cannot yet be bishops in the Church of England, but I may be wrong! The “no” vote has led to a considerable reaction. In Archbishop Rowan Williams’ Christmas sermon, commenting on the census results in which only 59% had said that they were Christian, he said: “In the deeply painful aftermath of the Synod’s vote last month, what was startling was how many people who certainly wouldn’t have said yes to the census question turned out to have a sort of investment in the Church, a desire to see the Church looking credible and a real sense of loss when - as they saw it - the Church failed to sort its business out.”

She wrote that her daughter, age 17, had decided to leave the Church of England because of the “no” vote. I immediately wrote to her and I have persuaded her to stay for now. Unfortunately, not every teenage girl has an ordained great aunt. The result is deeply damaging to the Church and its mission. I know that in this diocese the vast majority of church members are in favour of women bishops and this is true in the Church of England as a whole. Most people had simply assumed that it would happen without them having to get involved. Even those who cannot accept that women can even be priests or bishops have acknowledged that they know it will happen sooner or later. Perhaps this is a wake-up call to the silent majority to find out more about the Church to which they belong; to find out who represents them on Deanery Synod, the members of which elect people to General Synod; to find out the views of those who stand for General Synod. By the time you read this, the announcement of my retirement this autumn will have been made. When I move to a retirement ministry in the Oxford Diocese I assure you I will continue to work and pray for the full inclusion of women as bishops, priest and deacons in our Church. Yours in the love of Christ,

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Around the diocese “I do” like the Church Weddings Project The Revd Brian Rogers explains how the Church Weddings Project can help churches offer a warm welcome to wedding couples. A couple can choose to live together rather than get married. They can choose to get married at a secular venue. They can choose to get married on a beach with a witch performing the ceremony. Couples have so many options that it is imperative that the Church does not put obstacles in their way when they come to us for their wedding. In recent years the Church has become far more accessible and welcoming to wedding couples because of changes to our “rules” and with the introduction of the Church Weddings Project. I attended a presentation about the Weddings Project in Northampton in 2010. Hearing about the project was liberating. It reinforced what I had been trying to do for years. I honestly believe that the Weddings Project is the best thing the C of E has done in all the 35 years I have been ordained!

In 2012 there were 35 weddings and blessings here. There are 27 booked for 2013. The project has definitely contributed to this large number. Couples talk to each other and share their experiences on social media. They soon discover where they will be welcomed and where they will find difficulty. The materials that the Weddings Project uses are beautifully prepared and presented. All couples receive a welcome pack that is full of information and suggestions. There is also a card to advise when their banns will be read, a card to invite them to talk about the vows they will make, a card of congratulation that should be waiting on their doormat when they return from honeymoon and a card for their first anniversary. I have a simple presentation that I have taken to wedding fairs. Couples see all kinds of lovely but inessential things at these fairs but rarely is there anyone there who can register their wedding, civil or ecclesiastical - and that is an absolute must. We must go and make ourselves, and what we have to offer, known to them. I cannot recommend the Weddings Project highly enough. The packs only cost £3.50 and are worth every penny. I am happy to answer any questions at bvictorr@hotmail.co.uk www.yourchurchwedding.org

I serve a group of rural parishes in beautiful settings, with stunning buildings of historical and architectural importance (at Warmington, Cotterstock, Tansor, Fotheringhay and Southwick). Quite a number of couples approach me to get married here because of this. They need a qualifying connection to do so, but that can be achieved if they become habitual worshippers for six months. They all faithfully attend worship and I am 13 delighted to welcome them.

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Around the diocese Change a life - The Real Easter Egg campaign Congregations, schools and individuals are being invited to support the Real Easter Egg 2013 campaign and help change a life.

Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year in the UK, The Real Easter Egg is the only Fairtrade chocolate egg to explain the meaning of Easter, offering a unique, fun and sensitive way to share our faith. This year the Real Easter Egg has a free activity pack in the box which includes the Easter story, an activity poster, free i -tune download and a sticker set. The resurrection text from Mark can also be found inside the lid along with the greeting Happy Easter! With each sale a donation is made to Traidcraft Exchange to support some of the poorest farmers in the world. There is free delivery on orders for six or more eggs placed before 14th February. The eggs will also be available in some supermarkets. For more details see the How to buy section at www.realeasteregg.co.uk February events Fri 15-Sun 17, Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature. On the border of our

diocese a literary festival with a theological slant. Organised with Greenbelt and The Church Times. www.bloxhamfaithandliterature.co.uk Sat 23, Baroque concert with Duo Piccolo E Grande. 7.30pm at St Mary’s, Burton Latimer. Enzo Puzzovio on mandolin and hurdy-gurdy, Stewart McCoy on lute and theorbo. Retiring collection with profits to Cransley Hospice. Entry by ticket from 01536 725916 or shrlbanks@aol.com Sat 23, LifeCall young vocations conference a relaxed event for ages 1625 to explore God’s call. At Christ the King, Kettering. Call 0300123 0780 x 4391 or visit www.cpas.org.uk/lifecall Sat 23, The Arab Spring. Shifting Sands: Global Change and Religious Dynamics. 9.30am - 3pm at Corby. Led by Dr Sean Oliver-Dee, Diocesan Adviser for Inter Religious Affairs. All are welcome and no previous knowledge required. £5 per person. Call 01604 887049 or book online at www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk

BISHOP’S BIBLE DAY Saturday 9 March 10am-4pm at Northampton High School A day of fellowship and teaching for anyone who uses the Bible in their ministry, in church, in school, at work, in the community or at home. The theme will be Faith at Work. No charge (donations invited). Book on 01604 8870149 or via www.peterboroughdiocese.org.uk

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Town Diary February 1st

Finedon Sessions - ‘Best of Kontra’

3rd

6pm Evensong, St Mary’s Church.nj

5th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

7th

7.30 TG Town Hall, Alison Howe ‘Doll Making’

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7.30 Church Meat Bingo, Mulso School

March 2nd

7.30 Royal & Derngate Community Choir, St Mary’s Church

7th

7.30 TG Town hall, AGM & Mike Hollowell ‘A visit to Greenland’

8th

7.30 Church Meat Bingo, Mulso School

20th

St Mary’s Church Gardeners Question Time, Bowls Club.

25th

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, Telephone Kiosks.

April 12th

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

4th

7.30 TG Town Hall, Denise Legge "Elizabeth Tudor".

19th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club 3.15 Pancake Races, Mulso School

27th

Bell Ringers outing to Worcester.

21st/ 23rd

730 ‘Stepping Out’ Star Hall.

18th

23rd

3.30 Choir singing at Choral Evensong, Peterborough Cathedral

3pm Northampton & District Organists' Association to visit St Mary’s Church 7.30 ‘Boobs & Brass’ St Mary’s Church

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7.30 History Society, Mission Room, ‘Royal Mistresses’

22nd

Lyra Ensemble, St Mary’s Church

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

22nd

26th

May

June St Mary’s Church Fete on The Green.

St Michael’s Mission Room, Well Street, Finedon Available for hire weekdays and Saturdays. Suitable for most social functions, charitable events, children's parties (no late discos)

All enquiries and 15 information Mrs Helen Watts Tel: 01933 398073 (Between 6 pm & 8 pm or by letter to 46 Well Street, Finedon) 15

February 2013  

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