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

January 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)

Visit us on the Web at www.stmarysfinedon.co.uk 2


From the Vicarage January 2013. Another year has gone, and what a year it was. We had the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, an occasion when although the weather was damp our spirits weren’t, especially in church where we celebrated a glorious Festival Evensong with a performance of Parry’s great anthem ‘I Was Glad’. It was sung at the Coronation in 1952 with the scholars of Westminster School singing the ‘Long Live the Queen!’ section – one of them, riper in years now, joined us to sing them again as we paid tribute to Her Majesty and her long and remarkable reign. This year also Cllr John Bailey has been Chairman of the County Council and the Civic Service, followed by a magnificent tea, was held in the church and in the churchyard on a day of rare fine weather. Finedon at its best, said many. And, of course, we had the Olympics, which began with an opening ceremony that was, I thought, one of the most breathtaking spectacles I have ever seen, and the curtain raiser for a fortnight of extraordinary achievement for our athletes and indeed for the world. After all that excitement you may be forgiven for a feeling a slight sense of anti climax. This was always going to be the case, with our economy in such poor shape and such profound uncertainty about the future for many – a bit like the post Christmas blues, when the bills arrive and the weather’s terrible, only much magnified. Never fear: life has always had its uncertainties, and for every boom there is a bust, but there are things that endure, that have sustained the Queen through the long years, mirabili and horribili, of her reign; that sustain the hopes of nations, communities and individuals; that sustain me and you whether the races we run end in victory or defeat. Some would call it hope, others faith, but no matter what we call it, sustaining it is the core business, to adopt a phrase from the corporate world, of parish churches like ours. I do hope in the coming year you will come and share in that work with us. God’s blessing on everyone, and a very happy New Year to you all. Fr Richard.

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Our Worship in January Year C 6th - 1st Sunday of Epiphany Isaiah 60: 1 - 6 Psalm 72: 1 –7 Ephesians 3: 1 - 12 Matthew 2. 1 -12 Hymns 41 As with gladness men of old 113 Earth has many a noble city 537 We three kings of Orient are Anthem: How brightly shines the morning star! 277 (Tune - Truro) Jesus shall reign Sunday 6th January 6.00 pm Epiphany Carol Service 13th – Baptism of Christ Isaiah 43: 1 - 7 Psalm 29 Acts 8: 14 - 17 Luke 3; 15 - 17. 21-22 Hymns 71 (Tune Epiphany) Brightest and best 111 Do not be afraid 401 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry Anthem: The Lord my pasture shall prepare (EH491) 92 Come, Holy Ghost our souls inspire

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Father of heaven, whose love profound 362 (Tune Lyngham) O for a thousand tongues to sing Anthem: Thy Kingdom come! (520) 193 Hail to the Lord’s anointed 27th - 4th Sunday of Epiphany Nehemiah. 8. 1- 3, 5 - 6, 8 - 10. Ps.19.1 - 6 1 Corinthians, 12. 12 - 31a. Luke 4.14 - 21piphany Hymns 158 (Tune Austria) Glorious things of thee are spoken 118 Faithful vigil ended 184 (Tune Charity) Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost Anthem: Father, we adore you (125) 518 Thy hand, O God, has guided Organ Voluntaries following the 9.30am services 6th January Howells : Master Tallis’s Testament 13th January J.S.Bach : Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 559 20th January Handel : Finale from Music for the Royal Fireworks 27th January J.S.Bach : Air from Suite no. 3

20th- 3rd Sunday of Epiphany Isaiah 62: 1 - 5 Psalm 36. 5 - 10 1 Corinthians. or 12. 1 -11 John 2. 1 - 11

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Peaceful New Year

Hymns 18 All praise to thee 4


Floodlight Sponsorship

Wassail and Christmas Draw Evening

2nd December Carole Heywood - in memory of Phyllis Skittrall (who passed away on 22nd November)

Well done Wassailers! Good singing wafted out of the Junior School Hall on Friday 7th December. A great atmosphere within. Thank you to all who took part and helped in any way especially those who stayed behind to put all the chairs and tables away. Thank you to Joanne, Colin, Barbara and Father Christmas for organising the Christmas draw, Neil for entertaining us, St. Mary's Hand Bell Ringers and the wonderful Kettering Gold and Silver Band that come every year and give their services for nothing. This is more a social evening than a fund raising event. However there was £407.07 from the Wassail evening and £450.00 from the Grand Christmas Draw for the Church's coffers, including the Mummer play bucket collection . Brilliant.

9th December Madge Poole - in memory of Bill Poole 23rd December Jean, Margaret, Shirley & Families in memory of Ben Harris Ian, Sue, Irene & Susan - in memory of Evelyn Collis Her Grandchildren & GreatGrandchildren - in memory of Evelyn Collis 30th December Carole Heywood - in memory of all deceased family members at the start of a New Year

Epiphany Carol Service

Grand Christmas Draw

St Mary’s Church will be holding an Epiphany Carol Service in the church on Sunday 6th January at 6.00 pm The service will be followed by light refreshments.

Thanks to everyone who bought or sold raffle tickets for the draw, and to the people who donated prizes including: Tesco Stores, Hinds Jewellers, Waitrose, Finedon Co-op, Bosworths Garden Centre, Harrowden Books, The Pharnacy, Buds and Blooms, Lovejoys Costcutter The Post Office Finedon Stores With your help we raised approx £450.00.

Congratulations Congratulations to Jonathan Harris organist at St Mary’s church. On 13th December, the anthem 'Hear my Cry, O God', written by Jonathan for the Induction of Fr Richard here at St Mary's, was sung during Archbishop Rowan's final Eucharist service for the National Church Institutions at Lambeth Palace. 5


Good news The PCC are delighted to announce that we will have managed to pay 90% of our Parish Share this year. This is a tremendous improvement to what have paid in the past. We were almost at the bottom of the Deanery Parish Share league. However, this attainment is due to more fundraising and donations over the last year. Sunday collections and giving has not increased very much in 18 years. Unfortunately everything else has increased a great deal. Church insurance for example, which we have to pay this month, is a few pounds short of ÂŁ4,000. Our winter heating bill is about ÂŁ11,000. With just a few pence more from each of us we could make 100% Parish share next year and pay all our bills. Think of it as our gift to God.

Christkindlemarkt or Christmas markets.

Did you visit a Christkindlemarkt or Christmas market, as it is known in Great Britain, before Christmas? If so it would be helpful and interesting to have some feedback about your trip. The forerunner to Christmas markets started in Vienna in 1294 held to brighten up the local population lives

during Advent and to prepare for Christmas. The name Christkindlemarkt means the Christ Child market. According to the Internet the top ten Christkindlemarkts are, in order:Cologne, (which is one of the biggest), Vienna, Nuremburg, Dresden ( one of the oldest), Brussels, Munich, Prague, Tallinn in Estonia ( claimed to be the most romantic and atmospheric), Berlin and Copenhagen. The six best in Great Britain in order are reputed to be Lincoln, ( do not go on a Saturday, too crowded), South Bank in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bath and Birmingham ( quite pleasant in the week, hop on a train in Northampton and it is outside Birmingham station). A different Christmas market is held in the centre of Madrid. There are about 40 stalls all full of nativity figures and cribs of all sizes and descriptions. Several figures can be spotted electronically operated, for example, St. Joseph madly sawing a piece of wood and two shepherds on a seesaw going up and down were on display. I can personally recommend Innsbrucke Christkindlemarkt that snuggles amid the snow covered mountains in the Tyrol. It is particularly suitable for families. The aroma from the mulled wine, local delicacies such as Kiachln, a kind of doughnut and Spatzlin, noodles, the Christmas decorations, the music especially when it is snowing produces a magical bygone atmosphere. A Christmas card scenario. Where have you been and what did you discover? We would be pleased to read about your journey. Jane Read 6


Community Carol Service

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 Community Carol service was held in the Star Hall on Thursday 13th December. The proceedings were led by Rev Tony Webster. We sang carols accompanied by a small group of players from the Salvation Army Band. Jonathan, our organist, accompanied some carols on the piano. The Beavers entertained us with a delightful song about a Christmas tree - unfortunately some of them fell asleep in their seats later on before the event was over. We were treated to a young soloist and two street dancers from the Chapel, Guides singing ‘Rudlolf the Red Nosed Reindeer’, tambourines from the Salvation Army girls and our own Church choir who performed beautifully . Father Richard gave a rather meaningful blessing and afterwards we were retired to the Chapel for hot mince pies and coffee in the School Room.

Townswomen’s Guild Our New Year Party will take place on Thursday January 10th at 7.30pm in The Town Hall.This will be a soup and sweet evening followed by Mr Keith Gubbins who will demonstrate simple and quick flower arrangements. The committee will organise their customary Grand Rafle with lots of mystery prizes!

The Flower Festival Committee will be holding a

Gardeners Question Time

Jumble Sale

at the Mission Room on Saturday 19 January 2013 at 2.15 pm.

Gardeners Question Time, BBC Radio Northampton, will be held at the Bowls Club on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm, entrance by ticket only. Tickets and question forms will be available in January from Church members. 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,

Please bring your jumble to the Mission Room between 1.15 and 1.45 pm. If you have something you would like collecting please contact Christine on 398818.

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Finedon Local History Society

along to one of our monthly meetings which are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.30 in the Mission Room or phone Jeremy Millington on 01933 681161.

The next meeting of the History Society will be held on Monday 28th January 2013 in the Mission Room, Well Street at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Amanda Pickard who will give a talk on ‘Subterranean Kingdoms’ covering Churchill’s secret underground bunker. Amanda has been fortunate enough to have worked at the Imperial War Museums Cabinet War Rooms and explains why it was necessary to transfer many wartime activities underground. She also shows images of the many other wartime secret locations around London. Admission is £2.50 for members and £3.50 for non-members including light refreshments. A raffle will also be held.

Church Monthly Draw Total receipts of £290.00 are divided equally between the winners and the church funds. Winning numbers for the December monthly draw are: 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize

185 298 168

£72.50 £43.50 £29.00

If you would like to join the monthly draw (£1.00 per share per month) which takes place in the church on the first Sunday of the month, please contact Kathy Hobbs on 01933 398794. Church of St Mary the

The Annual General Meeting of the History Society held in the Mission Room on 26th November was extremely well attended. It was agreed that membership subscriptions will remain at the present level of £5.00 per year although, to help cover rising costs, it was voted that meeting charges would increase from £2.00 to £2.50 for members and from £3.00 to £3.50 for non-members. Subscriptions for 2013 are due on the 1st January. The business of the evening was followed by a quiz on Finedon locations shown on slides.

Virgin

Meat Bingo on

Friday 11th January at the

Mulso School Wellingborough Road at 7.30

pm

Admission Free Refreshments available Raffle Everyone Welcome

Finedon Local History Society is always delighted to welcome new members. If you are interested and would like to learn more, just come

Transport is available. For details please telephone Andrew Weatherill on 682212

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Hogmanay Traditional Celebrations

certainly the tune was in print over 80 years before he published his version in 1788.

Historians believe that we inherited the celebration from the Vikings who, coming from even further north than ourselves, paid even more attention to the passing of the shortest day. In Shetland, where the Viking influence was strongest, New Year is called Yules, from the Scandinavian word.It may not be widely known but Christmas was not celebrated as a festival and virtually banned in Scotland for around 400 years, from the end of the 17th century to the 1950s. The reason for this has its roots in the Protestant Reformation when the Kirk portrayed Christmas as a Popish or Catholic feast and therefore had to be banned. Many Scots had to work over Christmas and their winter solstice holiday was therefore at New Year when family and friends gathered for a party and exchange presents, especially for the children, which came to be called hogmanay. There are traditions before midnight such as cleaning the house on 31st December (including taking out the ashes from the fire in the days when coal fires were common). There is also the superstition to clear all your debts before "the bells" at midnight. Immediately after midnight it is traditional to sing Robert Burns' "For Auld Lang Syne". Burns claimed it was based on an earlier fragment and

Burn's Night Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld Lang Syne". Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland, on January 25, 1759. He died in Dumfries, Scotland, on July 21, 1796. He was a bard (poet) and wrote many poems, lyrics and other pieces that addressed political and civil issues. Perhaps his best known work is "Auld Lang Syne", which is sung at New Year's Eve celebrations in Scotland, parts of the United Kingdom, and other places around the world. Burns is one of Scotland's important cultural icons and is well known among Scottish expats or descendants around the world. He is also known as: "Rabbie Burns"; the "Bard of Ayrshire"; "Scotland's favourite son"; and in Scotland "The Bard". Robert Burns' acquaintances held the first Burns' supper on July 21, the anniversary of his death, in Ayrshire, Scotland, in the late 1700s. The date was later changed to January 25, which marks his birthday. Burns' suppers are now held by people and organizations with Scottish origins worldwide, particularly in Australia, Canada, England, and the United States. 9


In My Day the ramblings of Hubert James

In my day it was about this time of year that the whole of Finedon would be infested with coughs and sneezes. Now every Mum from Mackworth to Tower knew the best way to combat colds was the traditional, simple cotton vest. We all had them, we all wore them. Course, they weren’t very pretty but they were practical. I know there were attempts to make them trendier by introducing the string variety but some how they didn’t feel right. If the vest didn’t stop the virus then there was always cod liver oil or the bowl of hot water inhaled with the help of a towel over your head. But then times changed and something more was demanded. Folk turned to a local herbalist. A chap called Dick Henns. Dick lived at the top of Irthlingborough Road and had a large garden stacked full of herbs and the like. He’d made his money by travelling the world then writing books about his travels. As he got older he started writing novels set in Victorian Times. He did that one about the orphan boy who funded his addiction to gruel by pick-pocketing. Oh and the one about a gang of cats

hanging around a butchers, I think it was called the Old Curiosity Chop. Dick employed a gardener to tend the herbs. You might have heard of him; Victor Bayleaf. You’d find him sweeping up the leaves or tidying the lawn. Now Victor suffered terrible with bronchitis and Dick was determined to help him ease the wheezing. Dick experimented with all manner of herbs and spices. Now Dick had brought a Koala bear back from his travels. He smuggled it in his carry on and kept it as a pet. You probably know that Koala’s love eucalyptus leaves so Dick got Victor to grow the plant. Dick noticed that the bear never got the sniffles and always breathed freely. So he set about making a paste from the leaves to spread on his gardener’s chest. Victor inhaled the smell and, blow me down, it cleared his chest. He refined the paste into gel and set about selling it commercially. Many of you will have read the story of the birth of this stuff. Dick named it after Victor marketed it with the slogan; Pick Vic’s Vapours!

From written work by children I would like to become an accountant because you have to know a lot about Moths. The closet town to France is Dover. You can get to France by train or you can get on a fairy. In Scandinavia, the Danish people come from Denmark, the Norwegians from Norway and the Lapdancers from Lapland. 10


Rt Revd John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth, writes

bewildering variety of projects in which the people of our diocese are serving. A recent gathering had 40 stalls advertising Christian initiatives to make a positive difference in our communities. From food banks to advice centres, prison visiting to support for the homeless, church members are demonstrating “Christian love with their sleeves rolled up”. Our schools serve many children not from church families, drawn by their quality and values.

Challenges for a New Year A few years ago, the Archbishops’ Council set the Church of England a number of challenges under three headings; Going for Growth, Contributing towards the Common Good and Reimagining Ministry.

To meet the needs of a changing church and the challenges of a fastchanging world we need more varied styles of ministry. It has been super to see the growth of our Xpect one-year intern scheme and in younger vocations to ordination. I’m excited by the quality of new Readers, Licensed Evangelists or Pastoral Ministers, as well as those improving their skills as children’s workers or worship leaders. We are developing healthy patterns of shared ministry between clergy and lay leaders and I long for the equal partnership of men and women as bishops. We are looking outwards. In addition to work in schools, hospitals and prisons, we are growing the ministry of chaplains in the university, sports clubs, police and fire services.

As I travel around visiting churches and schools across our diocese I see many examples of real progress towards achieving these aspirations. There are exciting signs of growth. Sunday by Sunday I experience good worship in all sorts of styles. One of the joys of being a bishop is hearing from Confirmation candidates about how their faith has come alive. Many of our churches have children and young people exploring the Christian life and I meet countless inspirational older church members who have faithfully followed Christ all their lives. Alongside more traditional worship we have new patterns of community such as Messy Church and Breakfast Churches and many people join us for special services at Christmas and Easter.

I thank God for the privilege of serving in the diocese at a time when so many good things are happening and look forward to what new encouragements he will give us during the course of this New Year. With my prayers and very best wishes,

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Around the diocese Bishop’s shares the excitement of rural ministry

Rt Revd Mark Rylands, Bishop of Shrewsbury, was in Mears Ashby last month to share insights and practical advice on rural mission and ministry. Great things about small communities and early Celtic missionaries were amongst his themes. “Small populations can offer exciting opportunities for cooperation and creativity,” he said. “God specialises in taking a little and making a lot of it.” He pointed out examples from scripture showing how God treasures the small: the calling of the boy Samuel; David defeating Goliath; Gideon’s success with a tiny army; the feeding of the 5000. “One Christian in the right place at the right time can make a huge difference in the community,” he said. He also pointed out that, as a percentage of the parish population, rural churches achieved attendance levels that urban and suburban churches could only dream of. Bishop Mark recognised that in rural areas the church building was often of

great significance as a focal point for the village. “A well kept church and graveyard is a powerful witness to God’s care for the people of the whole community,” he said. The different style of leadership needed in a rural, multi-church setting was also discussed. “Bishop Mark spoke of multiparish ministry taking an episcopal shape,” said Marcus Purnell (Cottesmore etc). “We simply cannot keep every plate spinning and must encourage and involve others.” Tending to the wounds of the sheep is only part of the shepherd’s task, the bishop suggested, the chief responsibility being to lead the flock to good pasture, keep it moving in the right direction and help it to avoid danger. “It was a huge relief to be reminded that the primary symbol of the pastoral task is not a bandage but a shepherd’s staff!” said Sarah Brown (Ashby St Ledgers, Braunston). Celtic Christians were in a similar context to ours, and their example of prayerfulness, wholehearted dedication, a simple lifestyle, compassion for the poor and a servant attitude were an inspiring model to follow. Another feature of Celtic monastic life, hospitality, was much in evidence at the study day, which was hosted by Bishop John Holbrook. The 40 plus clergy and lay people who attended enjoyed a buffet lunch at the village pub, and had the opportunity to talk informally over tea and cake at Bishop John’s house in the afternoon. Bishop Mark’s notes may be downloaded from the website at: www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/ ruralday

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Around the diocese

I then deal out all the cards and ask the person I’m with to choose four cards that appeal to them, perhaps because of the words, pictures or colours. And then we just talk about each card one by one. I might ask “what made you choose this card?” For example, Luke 7 is entitled “angels” and shows the words “Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, goodwill towards men”. The picture is of angels appearing to shepherds. As we talk about the card I might focus on light, glory, receiving a message or shepherds on the edge of society. This opens up a conversation and an opportunity to talk about Jesus in a relaxed way.

Dealing the Jesus deck The Revd Madeleine Albert, Pioneer Curate of Longthorpe and Bretton, describes how she uses “the Jesus deck” to open up spiritual conversations. The Jesus deck is similar to an ordinary deck of cards but instead of the usual sort of playing card it is made up of four suits, each representing one of the gospels.

I recently used the cards at a local festival and they proved very popular. I was really encouraged by how open people were in talking about their own lives and the life of Jesus. As with any resource, knowing the cards and the scenes that they depict, the Bible verses and the overall theme of the cards is really important. So is prayer, both in preparing for the event and whilst it is happening.

Every card illustrates an episode in the life of Jesus. Matthew focuses on Jesus’ teachings, Mark on the passion of Jesus, Luke on Jesus’ birth and childhood and John on the resurrection. The cards were designed in the 1970s and originally used for ordinary card games. More recently they have been used as a way to talk about Jesus, especially at events such as mind, body and spirit fairs. They can also be used with children, other Christians or by those involved in spiritual direction.

I often carry my Jesus Deck with me and either use it myself to think about my own encounter with Jesus or be ready to offer other people a “reading” if appropriate.

The cards are engaging and often people who are exploring spirituality have encountered other forms of card reading and are open to talking over cards. I start by saying: “These cards tell the story of Jesus. There are events in his life that might help us understand our lives now. The cards don’t tell the future but what I hope they will do is encourage you and help you to think a bit about your own life now.”

The Jesus Deck is available from the Chelmsford Diocese resource centre and they also provide a small booklet that introduces the Jesus Deck and how you might use it. See: www.chelmsford.anglican.org/about/ bookshop

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Bishop’s Bible day

High point for chaplain and bishop

Faith at Work is the theme for the very popular Bishop’s Bible Day, to be held on Saturday 9 March at Northampton High School, from 9.30am to 4pm. Bishop Donald will give two keynote addresses and there will be work-shops on a wide range of topics, all looking at how the Gospel and the Bible can guide and help us in our “workplace”.

Most chaplains are licensed in the relative comfort of a church or bishop’s chapel, but not Rod Lee. He was licensed by Bishop John 100 feet in the air in the cage of Northampton Fire and Rescue Service’s aerial rescue pump. Rod, the former vicar of St Columba Corby, is one of two chaplains (the other is Karen Jongman) who minister to Northamptonshire’s 580 firefighters in 22 stations. “They are invaluable,” said Chief Fire Officer Martyn Emberson. “Firefighters can talk to them about things they couldn’t discuss with others, they give spiritual support and help firefighters to cope with the situations they face in their work.” Bishop John expressed his own gratitude to the Service (they had attended a chimney fire at his home) and said that the diocese was delighted to be involved with it. Karen has been a chaplain for nine years, and Rod has been working unofficially with the service for five years.

For some this might be the office, school, factory or shop. For others it might be at home, on the road, nurturing children and young people, caring for the elderly, volunteering in the community or engaging in leisure activities. All are welcome and the day is free of charge, but booking is essential. You can book with Sally Crossley via sally.crossley@peterboroughdiocese.org.uk or on 01604 887049. £5 donations are invited towards the costs of the day and everyone needs to bring a packed lunch.

January events are online at: www.peterborough-diocese.og.uk/ events

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Town Diary March

January 6th

6pm St Mary’s Church Epiphany Carol Service.

10th

7.30 TG Town Hall, New Year Party with soup & sweet

19th

2.15 pm Flower Festival Jumble Sale, Mission Room

7th

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

20th

St Mary’s Church Gardeners Question Time.

April April 4th

February

7.30 TG Town Hall, Nick Hamilton (Barnsdale) Talk with Q & A

May 18th

7th

7.30 TG Town Hall, Alison Howe ‘Doll Making’

23rd

3.30 Choir singing at Choral Evensong, Peterborough Cathedral

28th

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, Subterranean Kingdoms

3pm Northampton & District Organists' Association to visit St Mary’s Church

22nd Lyra Ensemble, St Mary’s Church June 22nd St Mary’s Church Fete on The Green.

Could you please let me have your 2013 dates as soon as you are able so they can be put into the Town Diary Many Thanks

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


January 2013