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

July 2012

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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. July 2012. As a servant of two masters, Church and Media, I sometimes find myself in unlikely situations for a clergyman. Yesterday was especially unlikely, when I went to London to appear on QI, Stephen Fry’s brilliant quiz show on BBC2. It is my favourite show on the television and therefore a daunting prospect. Daunting, because I’m not a comedian (though some may think I’m a joke), and to find yourself in a dog collar between four of the funniest people who ever drew breath – Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, David Mitchell and Sarah Millican – is indeed something to concentrate the mind. I needn’t have worried; they were so charming and funny and generous my nerves immediately disappeared, and even in the merciless studio lights I enjoyed myself so much I began to hear, faintly, my mother’s voice saying, ‘Darling, stop showing off.’ I love the way the programme rather randomly collides items of useless information into other items of useless information. Where else would you find someone popping balloons with a laser pen while telling you all about the removal of human waste from crowded medieval cities? Where else would you discover that Mikhael Gorbachev used to drive a combine harvester and that the Pope’s old VW Gold went on ebay for more than $200,000? Another reason I so enjoyed being on it is the at clergy are often sent to the sidelines rather than the mainstream. Sometimes the sidelines are where we belong, commenting on situations we do not take part in ourselves. But we should also, in my view, try to find a place in the mainstream too, so that we can be part of the conversation everyone else is having. Sometimes that mainstream conversation can seem very inhospitable to the language we, as Christians, speak; and we know that being a servant of two masters is not something the Gospel recommends. But Christ doesn’t stand at the sidelines. No, he gets stuck in, engages with people where they are; and urges his followers to get stuck in where they can, when they can, with whoever they can. Yours in Christ, Fr Richard

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Our Worship in July Year B 1st - Trinity 4 2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8: 7-16 Mark 5: 21-43 Hymns 304 Lift up your hearts! 300 Let us praise God together 447 Sing to God new songs of worship Anthem: Fairest Lord Jesus Dearest Jesu, we are here (107) 18 All praise to thee, for thou, O King Divine 1st - Trinity 4 Evensong 471 Praise to the Holiest in the height Responses Ferial Psalm 53 269 O Gladsome light Canticles Reid Anthem: Harris Hear my cry, O God 450 O God, our help in ages past * 8th - Trinity 5 2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthans 12: 2-10 Mark 6: 1-13 Hymns 81 (T2) Christ triumphant 453 (T1) Spirit of mercy, truth and love 513 Thou didst leave thy throne Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus (plainchant) 106 Dear Lord and Father of mankind * 15th - Trinity 6 2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1: 3-14 Mark 6: 14-29 Hymns 372 (T2) O Jesus, I have promised 466 Teach me, my God and King

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Once, only once, and once for all Anthem: Attwood Turn thy face from my sins 158 (T1) Glorious things of thee are spoken * 22nd - Trinity 7 - Mary Magdalene Song of Solomon 3: 1-4 Psalm 42 2 Corinthians 5: 14-17 John 20: 1-2, 11-18 Hymns 421 Praise him, praise him, praise him in the morning 60 Bind us together, Lord 243 Immortal love, for ever full Anthem: Be still, my soul (54) 457 Stand up, stand up for Jesus 29th - Trinity 8 2 Samuel 11: 1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3: 14-21 John 6: 1-21 Hymns 94 Come, let us join our cheerful songs 124 Father of heaven, whose love profound 560 Will you come and follow me Anthem: Over my head, I hear music in the air 302 (T1) Let us, with a gladsome mind * Descant Organ Voluntaries following the 9.30am services 1st July – G.F.Handel: Music from the Royal Fireworks 8th July – N. de Grigny: Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux15th July – Nicolas Le Bègue: ‘A la venue de Noël’ 29th July - J.P.Sweelinck: Fantasie op de manier van een echo Organ Voluntaries following the 6.00pm evensong 1st July – Buxtehude: Ciacona in E minor BuxWV160

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From the Registers

Mother’s Union

Holy Matrimony

Our ‘Strawberry Tea’ will be held in the Mission Room on Tuesday 3rd July at 2.30 pm with the added bonus of two local poets reading some of their works. Tickets priced £3.00 are available from Mothers Union members. All monies raised from this event will go to the MU Wheels Appeal. This fund provides travel grants for Mothers Unions’ Community Development Coordinators who travel great distances, as in Africa, to access isolated families and communities to offer training and advice. We invite you to come along for an enjoyable afternoon and help us to help others to help themselves.

3rd June Kirsty Louise Skelton and Adam Charles Denton

Floodlight Sponsorship 3rd June John & Elaine Turner - in memory of Ruth Turner Neil Forster - to celebrate Jonathan's 40th birthday Anne Reed - in memory of Alan Reed Helen & Brian Brooks - Wishing Hannah & Tristan Good Luck in Finedon's Voice Competition 10th June Christine Chapman - in memory of Ada Stacey (on what would have been her birthday) Pat Parker & Barbara Haseldine - in loving memory of their mum, Milli Woods Isobel Swords & family - in memory of Peter Swords

Church St Mary the Virgin

Tour of our beautiful church & Cream Tea

17th June Christine Chapman – in memory of Wilfred Stacey (on what would have been his birthday) Margaret Coombs & Family remembering Eric Coombs with love (on what would have been his 80th birthday)

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Sunday 1st July Starting at 3 pm Tickets £5.00 available from Jane Read 680522 and Janet Millington 681161

24th June Mr & Mrs Dyne - in memory of John R.Clayton who went missing at sea in June 1942 during World War II. An anonymous donation.

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that day. (Some did attend more than one service). Jonathon did a brilliant job with the choir who worked very hard that day - 2 services, 1 rehearsal and a wedding. I should imagine Jonathan’s fingers ached from playing and the choir were hoarse from singing. It was also wonderful to see so many people from the Chapel joining with us for Festal Evensong. Despite the weather on Sunday we were very lucky to have fine weather, just one little shower, for the Finedon Jubilee celebrations on Monday . I think we can put the good weather down to Gordon who went to Church twice on Sunday. Thank you to the May Queen and King for opening the proceedings on the Cricket Field, to all their lovely attendants who patiently waited and behaved splendidly. Well done to all who gave up their time and took part in the Jubilee celebrations in one way or another and to all those that supported the event. Well done Finedon. Jane Read Churchwarden

Civic Service On Sunday 29th July at 3.00 pm in the Church we will be hosting the County Council’s Civic Service at the request of the Chairman, Cllr John Bailey. Do please put this red letter date in your diaries.

Jubilee Celebrations I hope you all enjoyed your day despite the weather not being as kind as I had hoped. I would like to say a special thankyou to Jonathan Reynolds for the enormous amount of time and effort he contributed to the success of the celebration,and to Neil Forster for solving all the last minute problems that arose, and for volunteering to do all the jobs that no one else volunteered for or wanted to do. Thanks to the Cricket club for allowing us to use their second to none facilities. Thanks to all the children that took part and entertained us, and to all the adult entertainers,stall holders, organisations, advertisers,the Chipshop Boys,and the men from the Anglian Regiment. But most of all to the people of Finedon for your fantastic support. Gordon Swann Chairman Finedon Parish Council

St Mary’s Bell Ringers Congratulations to Finedon St Mary’s Bell Ringers who rang a quarter peal of Stedman and Bob Doubles on Monday 4th June between 11.00 and 11.45 pm to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The ringers were:

Jubilee weekend

1 - Julia Havlickova 2 - Bryan Chapman 3 - John Havlicek 4 - Mark Butts 5 - Kevan Chapman (conductor) 6 - Helen Brooks

Thank you to everyone involved in the preparation and taking part in the Jubilee Festal Service on Sunday 3rd June. Do you realise 500 plus people attended a service in Church on Sunday 3rd June at some time on 12


Church Calendar We are hoping to produce a Finedon Calendar again this year and are looking for photographs. If you have any photo you would like to be considered for inclusion in the calendar, please let Jane Read 680522 or Janet Millington 681161 have a copy of them.

Jazz Lunch The energy the Wellingborough Youth Traditional Jazz band that played on Sunday 17th June was complimented by the relaxing style of Gill Dunn and the Tangent Jazz Band. Those young people made us all feel so happy despite the sudden downpour of rain whilst trying to serve the food. It was great to listen to such talent from young people. Thank you to all the team who worked so tirelessly to prepare for the Jazz lunch and to those who were left to clear up afterwards. It was especially appreciated and a huge help when some of the guests took the washing up home afterwards. We raised £659.00 for Church Funds. Thanks to you all. Jane Read

Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel is holding a Flower Festival entitled ‘Aim for the Goal’ from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th July. Refreshments will be available throughout. On the evening of Saturday 7th July, starting at 7.00 pm, there will be a concert ‘A Festival of Song’ by Jonathan Reynolds and Friends. Tickets are £4.00 each and are available from Rita on 01933 398188 or Ann on 01933 681000.

Friends of Finedon Schools Summer Fair Saturday 14th July from 12 pm onwards Entertainment by the children of Finedon Infant and Mulso Junior Schools. Stalls to include bouncy castle, face painting, games , raffle, BBQ, refreshments, crafts etc.

Finedon Library The Friends of Finedon Library hold a Knit and Natter group every Thursday from 2.00 - 4.00pm In the Library. All are welcome. There is a Coffee, Tea and Cake afternoon on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The next one is on 25th July. Homemade cakes for sale.

To book a craft stall or for further information contact 680433/680467

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Finedon Local History Society The next meeting of the History Society will be held on Monday 23rd July in the Mission Room, Well Street at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Malcolm Deacon who will give a presentation on ‘Shoemaking in Northamptonshire’ Admission is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members including light refreshments. A raffle will also be held.

Exhibitions The present History Society Exhibition on ‘Sport in Finedon’ will close on Sunday 15th July. Throughout August the 1st Finedon Scout Group will put on an exhibition on ‘Scouting in Finedon’ to commemorate 100 years of scouting in Finedon. The exhibition is open from 2pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays at the old Friends Meeting House in High Street.

Saturdays & Sundays) or from Harrowden Books, 61 High Street, Finedon (Tel: 681522)

Townswomen’s Guild Our 64th Birthday Party will be held on Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm in the Town Hall. Members are reminded that this will be a Faith Supper. Our speaker will be Polly Feeley who will give a presentation entitled ‘Music and Memories of a 1950's Childhood’. Later in the month on Tuesday 10th July we shall hold our annual Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Research at the Bowls Club. We no longer have a house to house collection in Finedon, so please come along and help us raise some money for this very worthy cause.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Finedon

Meat Bingo on

Ironstone Quarries, Railways and Tramways around Finedon Booklet

Friday 13th July at the

Mulso School, Wellingborough Road at 7.30 pm

Finedon Local History Society has just published a booklet by Francis Terry on the ironstone workings around Finedon. Written in a very readable style and using maps and photographs, Francis Terry covers the background and development of ironstone extraction around Finedon. Copies are £5.00 each and can be purchased from Finedon Local History Society (open 2pm to 4pm

Admission Free Refreshments available, Raffle Everyone Welcome Transport available. For details please telephone Andrew Weatherill 682212

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Open Air Theatre on 4th August 2012

Finedon Community Centre presents

The critically acclaimed theatre group Illyria will return to the grounds of Burton Latimer Hall on Saturday 4th August 2012 to perform HMS Pinafore.

Les Miserables (School Edi on) An opportunity to see this world famous superb Musical performed in the County of Northamptonshire by local children.

Gates will open at 5.30pm and the performance will begin at 7.00pm, so bring a picnic and low chairs or a rug, and enjoy an entertaining evening.

Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th July, at 7.30 pm, Saturday ma nee at 2.30 pm

Refreshments will be available. For Tickets or further details of the event, please call 01536 725096.

All ckets £10.00 email pam.wilton@ntlworld.com or call 01933 398377 mob:07970 632244

Church Monthly Draw Total receipts of £290.00 are divided equally between the winners and the church funds. Winning numbers for the June monthly draw are: Ticket Prices – Adults £15.00, 16 & Under £7.50, Family (2+2) £40.00 Cancellation in the event of a hurricane only, when the performance will be rescheduled, Tickets are non refundable The Friends of St Mary’s Parish Church, Burton Latimer - Registered Charity no. 1084402

1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize

293 187 37

£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. 15


Lottery support for local Sight Loss Charity

A vital support service for people with visual impairment in Northamptonshire today receives over £290,000 as part of the latest awards from the Big Lottery Fund.The money comes from BIG’s Reaching Communities programme, working across the country to help improve the lives of disadvantaged people. The funding supports Northamptonshire Association for the Blind’s (NAB) innovative Enable Service which helps adults and children who are blind or partially sighted to live independently within the community and make the most of what life has to offer. The service includes Home Visits, Emotional Support, Advice on health, welfare and coping with daily living tasks, Demonstration of specialist aids and equipment, Interest and Social Groups, Befriending and Sight Centres both in Northampton and Kettering -plus a Mobile Sight Centre which travels the county. John Wood, General Secretary of NAB said: “This funding will ensure that we can develop our important services throughout the county, by taking support and advice to those blind and partially sighted people who so rely on us, either directly into their homes or to their local community. We will still depend on our many

dedicated volunteers to assist us in providing these vital services and this funding will enable our staff and volunteers to work together for the benefit of everyone”. Mick McGrath, Big Lottery Fund Head of Region for the East Midlands said: “Northamptonshire Association for the Blind provides a vital service that enables blind and visually impaired people to remain independent and develop a support network so they don’t feel isolated. I am delighted they are receiving funding this month, which will support the continuation of this life-changing work.” To find out more about services provided by Northamptonshire Association for the Blind please call their Helpline: 01604 719193 or visit www.nab.org.uk

Charity Begins at Home? A large, well built man visited the vicarage and asked to see the vicar's wife, who was well known for her charity. As he spoke to her he said in a voice breaking with emotion, 'I'd like to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned out into the cold streets unless someone pays their £400 rent arrears.' 'How frightful!' exclaimed the vicar's wife. 'May I ask who you are?' The enormous visitor wiped his eyes with his handkerchief and wailed, 'I'm their landlord.' 16


In My Day the ramblings of Hubert James

In my day it was about this time of year that the schools held their sports days. Course, they was proper sports days in them days with proper winners. There was none of this; everyone’s a winner with prizes for cleanest kit or tidying the quoits. We’d never heard of nambi pambi’s. All us losers were properly scarred for life. Marvellous. The best sports day was down the infants with that long grassy slope. The only way you could stop as you galloped down was by crashing into the fence at the bottom. Parents would join in with their kids for the Mums and Dads Races and we all enjoyed the pure unadulterated fun of innocent physical exercise. But we all know nothing lasts forever and one day someone suggested we needed an opening ceremony. And an eternal flame to add to the grandeur and light up the gloomy summer skies. Someone suggested that maybe there was an old legend that could add to the pageantry. It turns out that long ago the short-sighted folk of Crow Hill made fire by holding an

ancient pair of bifocals in the sunlight and focusing the rays of the sun. The flame was transferred to a quality household candle from Peter Crisps, guaranteed to stay alight. We then chose our best athlete to carry the flame back to the village where the ceremonial Bunsen Burner was lit and burned eternally until everyone went home at quarter past four. First to carry the flame was Weekly Timpson a girl from just outside Warkton who was champion Schools Decathlete. Some of you remember this event. It consisted of the big three events; Egg and Spoon, Sack Race and Three legged race (Weekly only won this in a photo finish with a strange lad called Jake Pegg). Then there were the two secondary races; wheelbarrow and running. Yes, just plain running. I know that’s only five, but she did them twice to get the Decathlon, so there. The day was supposed to end up with the traditional obstacle relay race but once folk got the taste for it we had to have more razzmatazz with a lavish closing ceremony. We had singing and dancing, national costumes, sponsors, banners, corporate hospitality. A ballot to get tickets, roads closed, parents in training, muscles pulled and ankles twisted. By the end it had all got huge and the idea of a couple of hours simple fun got lost under all the gloss. And when we looked all the substance had gone. Thank goodness we learned our lessons and we’d never let things get out of hand nowadays.

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The Bishop of Peterborough writes Building fellowship through Holy Land pilgrimage

You may have seen that I am leading a diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 22 April to 1 May next year. Your clergy should have brochures, and more are available from my office. I am very much looking forward to this and hope to share those ten days with many of you. Few experiences build fellowship or strengthen faith as much as visiting the Holy Land in the company of fellow Christians and in the context of worship.

I am always slightly uncomfortable with the phrase “Holy Land”, but use it because people know what it means. The area of modern-day Israel and the Palestinian territories (which are partly occupied by Israel) is indeed a very special place, but it is also very troubled. “Holy Land” suggests a place at peace, a place where believers feel at home, a place of blessing. It is indeed a place where I and many others have found blessing and deep peace, but as you know it is also a place of tension and of fear, suspicion and enmity. For various reasons the number of Christians living in the Holy Land has declined steeply in recent years. Archbishop Rowan among others has drawn attention to this, and called for greater understanding of and support for our brothers and sisters there. On our pilgrimage we will visit and support local Christians. We will have Christian tour guides, stay in Christian pilgrim houses and eat in Christian restaurants. This is not necessarily the cheapest way, but I believe it will enrich our experience and encourage those we meet. With best wishes

Here Jesus Christ was born, lived almost all his life, exercised almost all his ministry, died and rose again. From here he ascended to heaven and sent out his disciples to build and lead his Church. We can see the places he knew and touched. We can sail on Galilee in a boat such as the ones he sailed in. We can walk the route he walked on the first Palm Sunday, we can sit in the Garden of Gethsemane, and we can follow that last walk as he carried his cross to Calvary.

To find out more about the diocesan pilgrimage see: www.peterboroughdiocese.org.uk/holyland.htm

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Around the diocese New Chaplain amongst Deaf people begins work This month the Revd Andrew TaylorCook begins work as Chaplain amongst Deaf People in the Diocese of Peterborough and the Diocese of Oxford. Here he introduces himself and his approach to his new role. I have been working with and alongside Deaf people since 1991. My main experience has been through voluntary work with Durham Social Services and the Northumbria Deaf Mission, and as Chaplain amongst Deaf People in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. However, for the past four years I have been serving as Assistant Curate then Team Vicar with the Wirksworth Team Ministry near Matlock in Derbyshire. The team has ten rural churches of various sizes and covers 85 square miles of the Derbyshire Dales. Before that I’ve had a varied career. I have been a felt roofer, a milkman, storeman, handyman, civil servant and a Church Army Evangelist. I’ve also done voluntary work, placements and courses whilst unemployed. I am very much looking forward to working within the Deaf world again. Although my previous role as a Chaplain amongst Deaf People is an advantage, I believe that this needs to be combined with the rest of life’s experience (ministerial and secular) for me to be fully equipped for what lies ahead.

The complex nature of working across two dioceses and five counties, and within the distinct language and culture of the Deaf world, is something that some of my wiser peers might shy away from! I prefer to see it as a wonderful challenge. I am looking forward developing new forms of worship for Deaf people alongside the more traditional forms, raising the profile of the Deaf community and their needs, and offering encouragement and support to all who work alongside Deaf people in a secular or church setting. One of my main priorities will be to find out where all the Deaf clubs, hard of hearing clubs and tinnitus groups are within each of the dioceses, and where worship for Deaf people currently takes place. I’ll also need to get to know my colleagues in the two dioceses, especially those connected to the Deaf world. You can contact Andrew via the diocesan offices at Bouverie Court in Northampton, on 01604 887000 or by email andrewtc@btinternet.com.

Photo: Andrew Taylor-Cook with his wife Margaret

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Around the diocese July events Bridging the gap from activity centre to lake

Sat 7, Music On The Launde, Launde 4pm-10pm at Launde Abbey. Big band, jazz and soul music in the grounds of Launde Abbey. www.funkyabbey.co.uk or call 01858 540410. Cheaper advance tickets. Sat 7, Newton Bromswold Village Fete, Fete 2.30pm. Rushden Mission Band, stalls, children’s fancy dress, dog show. Sat 7, Abington Church Fete in the grounds of the Church in the Park, Northampton, at 2pm. Sat 7, Castle Ashby Church Summer organ recital by David Humphreys, Assistant Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £7.50 from 01604 891294 or mail@davidspokes.com

Bishop Donald has officially opened a new footbridge over the River Nene at Irthlingborough. The bridge links the Frontier Centre with Stanwick Lakes, making it much easier for visitors to both places to enjoy fun on the water with sea kayaks, sailing and other watersport activities. Rock UK, organisation that runs the Frontier Centre and three other adventure centres in the UK, reached its 90th anniversary this year. As a Christian organisation they particularly wanted Bishop Donald to lead a service and open the bridge as part of their anniversary celebrations. The bridge was built using funding from North Northamptonshire Leader, Defra, the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation and East Northampton-shire Council.

Sat 14, Strawberry Teas, Teas 2.30pm-5.30pm at St John the Baptist, Hartwell. Sat 14, Jubilee Concert, Concert 7.30pm at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Weedon. Organist Brian Astell and singer Marie-Anne Hall. The DACT bus is available for transport if booked in advance. Tickets £7.50 from 01327 349727 / 340124. Sun 22, Organ recital at St Peter & St Paul, Abington, Northampton. Organist, Bill Fudge. Abington 4pm followed by tea and cake. Evensong 6pm. Donations. Fri 27, “Work No. 1197 - All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes (or more)”. 8am8.03am at church towers nationally as part of the Cultural Olympiad and the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games. Sundays in July, Kislingbury Cream Teas. Teas 3pm-5pm at St Luke’s, Kislingbury.

Find out more about the Frontier Centre and the activities it offers at: http://adventures.rockuk.org/centres/fro ntierntier-centre

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Town Diary July

September

1st

3pm Tour of Finedon Church & Cream Tea

3rd

10am Coffee morning, Football club 7.30 BL, Bowls Club, TBA 2.30 Mother’s Union, Strawberry Tea, Mission Room

5th8th

Wesleyan Chapel Flower Festival

10th

9.45 coffee morning Bowls Club

7th

St Mary’s Church, Wine Walkabout 7pm FIWC Jonathan Reynolds Concert

10th/ 14th

‘Les Miserables’ (school edition) Community Centre with Saturday matinee

13th

7.30 Church Meat Bingo, Mulso School

14th

Friends of Finedon Schools Summer Fair

17th

10.00 Coffee morning, Football Club

23rd

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, Shoemaking in Northamptonshire

24th

9.45 Coffee morning, Bowls Club

29th

3pm County Council Civic Service, St Mary’s Church.

3rd

7.30 BL, Bowls Club, TBA

14th16th

St Mary’s Church, Flower Festival

24th

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, Rockingham Castle & The Watsons, Michael Boyce

October

1st

7.30 BL, Bowls Club, TBA

6th

9-12pm Wesleyan Chapel Table Top Sale

22nd

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, Northamptonshire Victorian Inventors & Inventions, Jon-Paul Carr

November

2nd

Finedon Sessions (live concert) Community Centre

5th

7.30 BL, Bowls Club, AGM

18th

Christmas Market, Community Centre

26th

7.30 History Society, Mission Room AGM and slides

August 3rd

Finedon Sessions (live concert) Community Centre

6th

7.30, BL, Bowls Club, TBA

20th

The History of RAF Wyton & the Pathfinder Force, Squadron Leader K P Dalley ret’d.

December

1st

11-2pm FIWC Christmas Bazaar

3rd

7.30 BL, Entertainment at Woodford WMC

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) 21


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