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

SEPTEMBER 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… I don’t know about you, but as I await the start of the Paralympics I seem to be suffering from post Olympics withdrawal. I keep wanting to put the telly on and spend half an hour watching bafflingly obscure forms of wrestling, or the ladies’ shot put, or that chap on the little moped rather solemnly riding round the Velodrome in front of a pack of cyclists about to burst into a sprint. Perhaps that tells you what sort of a sport fan I am. I love to see Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans at full stretch, Michael Phelps in the pool, or the Chinese gymnasts doing implausible things on implausible apparatuses, but what I really like are the stories behind the achievements. I love to hear about the sacrifices some of these athletes have made, the turbulence and challenges of their backgrounds, and I find my sprits soar when someone overcomes them and steps out onto a podium and into glory. It was an Olympics of stories: from the very beginning, the opening ceremony, which told with such vision and originality a history of Britain which was not one of kings and queens, although our own Queen appeared unforgettably, but of ordinary people; then there was Mo Farah’s extraordinary tale of coming to Britain from the hell-hole of Mogadishu as a child and through determination and discipline and hard work to appear outside Buckingham Palace in the not too distant future as our first Somali-born knight; and Tom Daley’s medal in the year he lost his father; and Chad’s Dad; and Wiggo’s double triumph, or should that be triomphe, in the Tour de France and the Men’s Time Trial; and the volunteers, the nameless smiling ones in baseball caps and chinos, who welcomed and sorted and guided and fetched and carried. We love a story not only because it fascinates us but because we love to be drawn into a narrative, a tale which gives meaning to our own lives. The story of Jesus is, I suppose, the most fundamental of all, from his birth in a manger, to his death on the Cross. Even if we don’t take it at face value it is nevertheless there, informing our thoughts and shaping our feelings; but more than that, it promises us a glory that lies beyond all our human striving, all our ups and down: a glory not only for him but for everyone. Yours in Christ Fr Richard 3


Our Worship in September Year B 2nd – Trinity 13 Song of Solomon 2: 8-13 Psalm 45 James 1: 17-27 Hymns 186 Great is thy faithfulness 390 O strength and stay 174 God of grace and God of glory Anthem: (P2012) Sing to him in whom creation 501 (T Corvedale) There’s a wideness in God’s mercy Evensong 446 ( T375 Richmond) O for a thousand tongues to sing Responses Tallis Psalm 119 v1-16 405 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds Canticles Knyvett/Dyce (Set B) Anthem: (P2012) Attwood Come, Holy Ghost 441 My God, how wonderful thou art 9th – Trinity 14 Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2: 1-10, 11-13, 14-17 Mark 7: 24-37 Hymns 17 All people that on earth do dwell 387 (T1 Highwood) O perfect love 263 (T2 Caswall) Jesu, Son of Mary Anthem: (P2012) Attwood Come, Holy Ghost 99 Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem 16th – Trinity 15 Numbers 21: 4-9 Psalm 22: 23-28 1 Corinthians 1: 18-24 John 3: 13-17 Hymns 303 Lift high the Cross 21 (T1 Royal Oak) All things bright and beautiful (Sheet) Tell me the old, old story Anthem: Our Parish Church of Finedon 448 Sing we of the blessed Mother

16th – Festal Evensong Processional: Hildegard de Bingen Ave, Generosa Introit: Page All men are like grass Responses: Tallis Psalm: Harris Hear my cry, O God Office Hymn: 172 God is working his purpose out Canticles: Stanford in Bb Anthems: Gorecki Totus Tuus Handel Halleuiah Chorus from Messiah Final Hymn: 33 Angel-voices ever singing * 23rd – Trinity 16 Proverbs 31: 10-31 Psalm 1 James 3: 13-4.3, 7-8a Mark 9: 30-37 Hymns 310 Lord, for the years 298 Let there be love 137 (T1 Dix) For the beauty of the earth Anthem: (P2012) Send forth your spirit, O Lord 205 He who would valiant be 30th – Trinity 17 Ester 7: 1-6, 9-10,: 9, 20-22 Psalm James 5: 13-20 Mark 9: 38-50 Hymns 277 (T2 Truro) Jesus shall reign 201 Have faith in God, my heart 317 Lord, the light of your love Anthem: (P2012) Holy Spirit, ever dwelling 551 When morning gilds the skies *Descant Organ Voluntaries following the 9.30am services 2nd September – Christopher Tambling : Toccatino 9th September – Handel: Finale from Music for the Royal Fireworks 16th September – G. Verdi: Grande March from Aida 23rd September – Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon 30th September – Buxtehude: Praeludium in C BuxWV 137 Organ Voluntaries following the 6.00pm evensong J.S.Bach: Fantasia in G major BWV 572

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From the Registers

Evensong

Baptisms 5th August Mitchell James Large Maisie Louise Lawrence 12th August Connor Thomas Amey-Heard Amelie Grace Stobbs

There will be an Evensong service on Sunday 2nd September at 6.00 pm. This will be followed by light refreshments.

Holy Matrimony 21st July Carly Louise Grimes and Gary Paul Hanafin. 18th August Rebecca Jane Carrington and James Robert Nigel Grimsey. Funerals 31st July Derek Robert Richardson, Age 76

Floodlight Sponsorship 5th August Finedon Trefoil Guild in memory of past members Eva, Elsie, Margaret, Auntie Lil, Lorraine & Lynn Jean, Margaret & Shirley - in memory of their mother Dorothy Harris (on what would have been her birthday) John & Barbara Bailey - in memory of Eleanor May Bailey (on what would have been her 100th birthday) 12th August Mary Shipton & Jean Wills - in memory of their dad, Len Shelton Sponsored by an anonymous donor in memory of her dearly loved father (at the season of his birth). 19th August Alice Smith - in memory of her husband Ronald Walter Smith. Kath & Trevor Bivens – to celebrate with love their Golden Wedding on 25th August.

Choir Update One of our choir members, Gill Dunn, has been successful in gaining a place on a prestigious cathedral course run by the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and sang choral evensong and Sunday morning services at St John's College Chapel, Cambridge from 20 - 26 August 2012, directed by Andrew Nethsingha. Music included canticles Sumsion in A, Stanford in B flat, Gibbons second service, anthems Purcell, Rejoice in the Lord alway, Macmillan, A New Song, Wesley, Blessed be the God and Father and Mozart Missa Brevis in F.

Festal Evensong The choir has starting preparing for the Flower Festival Choral Evensong in September. Music will include Handel's Halleluiah Chorus, Gorecki's Totus Tuus and a piece especially written for the occasion by Robert Page.

Peterborough Choral Festival The choir will also soon be preparing for their annual trip to the Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival at Peterborough Cathedral; this will take place on Saturday 13th October. 5


Christian Meditation The next meeting of the Christian Meditation Group will be on Monday 3rd September at 7.30 pm at 13 Rockleigh Close. Please let Pat Peet (01933 680773) know if you are attending

St Mary’s Church Calendars Calendars with pictures of Finedon are now on sale in the Church. Alternatively, you can order one by contacting Janet Millingotn on 681161 or Jane Read on 680552.

Children’s Eucharist Book We have purchased books for young children to use during the Eucharist called ‘My Communion Book’, a guide to Holy Communion for children. It is a child friendly book with brightly coloured pictures and explanations for parents or children to read and to help children take part in the service.

Daughter of banker Thomas Hankey, Katherine (known to her friends as Kate) was born in Clapham on 12th January 1834 and belonged to an evangelical group known as the Clapham Sect. The group was mainly known for its antislavery and pro-missionary stances. While still a teenager, Hankey taught Sunday school for girls. Later, she travelled to South Africa to be a nurse, and to help her invalid brother. In her early 30’s, Hankey contracted a severe illness. During her protracted recovery, she wrote a long poem about Jesus. It is in two parts, with the first, 50 stanzas in length, asking about Him, and the second answering the question. ‘I Love to Tell the Story’ and ‘Tell Me the Old, Old Story’ both come from this poem. As of 1881, Hankey was living with her unmarried brother Reginald at 78 Ebury Street, London, Middlesex. She died in London on 9th May 1911. Church of St Mary the Virgin

Meat Bingo on

Friday 14th September

Tell me the Old, Old Story

at the

Mulso School Wellingborough Road at 7.30 pm

The Offertory Hymn on Sunday 16th September will be 'Tell me the old, old story', words written by the poet Miss Katherine (Kate) Hankey (1834-1911) while she was staying in Finedon. It was published in 1870; as well as being popular in the local area it became well known and regularly used in the Presbyterian Church in the US during the 1890s onwards.

Admission Free Refreshments available Raffle Everyone Welcome Transport is available. For details please telephone Andrew Weatherill on 682212 6


Church of St Mary the Virgin, Finedon

Flower Festival

‘Live to Work - Work to Live’ Friday 14 September 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Saturday 15th September 10.00 am - 6.00 pm Sunday 16 September 11.00 - 4.30 Stalls and refreshments available

Are you able to help at the Flower Festival In order to ensure that the Flower Festival runs smoothly throughout the weekend, we would very much appreciate your help with the following: Refreshments Could you spare an hour or two to help with serving refreshments and washing up? Please contact Jean Marlow on 680987 or Tracey Hawkes if you are able to help.

Stewards Stewards have a very important role at the festival as they are the first contact at the door for visitors. Two stewards are required on the door throughout the festival and this will be on a rotal basis. There is a rota on the notice board at the back of the church and, if you are able to help, please place your name against a time convenient to you. Donations Donations of refreshments, cakes, jams, marmalade and raffle prizes would be very much appreciated.

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Well done and thank you to all who were involved and helped at the Civic Service. We received many, many compliments afterwards. The service was clear, concise and classical. One County Councillor was heard to say," We had an excellent sermon, treated to a brilliant organ solo, Bach's Toccata, and then the Hallelujah chorus -how can you follow all that?" Our County Chairman was pleased with the afternoons events. Appreciation must also go to Malcolm Robson and Bryan Chapman who worked painstakingly all week to ensure the Churchyard looked its best for Sunday. Thank you both. The collection which was for the organ fund was £422.00 plus a few pennies. Jane Read

Nothamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride & Stride The annual sponsored Ride and Stride takes place on Saturday 8th September between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. Sponsor forms are available from Gill Foster (tel: 680364). Sponsorship money is shared equally between our Church and the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust, and by taking part we are eligible to apply to the Trust for renovation grants. Volunteers are also needed to act as recorders, so if you can spare an hour or two on that day please add your name to the rota on the Church notice board. Let’s hope it’s a fine day! Gill Foster

Thank You Civic Service

Eleanor Ansell, the County Civic Service organiser, would like to thank everyone who was involved or helped with the Civic service on Sunday July 29th in any way. She has received many compliments on the afternoon as a whole from County Councillors and guests. Well done everyone.

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you for the parts you played in ensuring that the NCC Civic Service was such a success. I have received a number of written and verbal comments to the effect that is was a ‘gold medal’ triumph and very much enjoyed - enjoyment, as I recollect, is rarely experienced at civic services and certainly not to any great degree. I believe that Finedon, its church, its organ, its choir and the County Council have been portrayed in a singularly glorious and advantageous light. John Bailey Chairman of the County Council

Townswomen’s Guild Our next meeeting will be held on Thursday September 6th at 7.30pm in the Town Hall when Tony Boullemier will give a talk entitled the Diary in the Attic. The competition will be An Old Book and the Social Studies Group will be in charge of the Social Half Hour.Visitors are always welcome to join us.

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Tell us what you want the health service to focus on, what areas, we together focus on. N.B. This is commissioning and designing hospitals and community services not GP surgeries.

Pantomime Sign-on Sign on night for ‘Snow White’ in on Monday 10th September at 7.30 pm in the Star Hall, Laws Lane, Finedon. All children must be 6 years old by 10th September 2012. Adults must accompany children for sign on. Chorus, parts and helpers all welcome.

Finedon WI Our September meeting is on Monday 10th at 7.30pm Our speaker is Mr David Ward and his talk is 'Healthwatch'. Any Guests will made most welcome.

Finedon Local History Society

Fashion Show The next meeting of the History Society will be held on Monday 24th September in the Mission Room, Well Street at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Michael Boyce who will give a presentation on ‘Rockingham Castle and the Watsons’ Admission is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members including light refreshments. A raffle will also be held.

St Mary’s church is holding a Fashion Show by M & Co on Wednesday 14th November at the Bowls Club. All proceeds from the Fashion Show will go into the organ renovation fund. Tickets priced £4.00 can be obtained from Velma Munns on 01933 Church of St Mary the Virgin Finedon

Jesus Christ Superstar

NHS. Kettering Patient and Public Engagement Group

by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice 26, 27, 28, 29th September 2012 at St Mary's Parish Church

On Thursday 20th September in the Cornmarket Hall, Kettering, NN15 7QV from 12.30 to 2pm Come to our public engagement meeting! We want to know your experience with the local health services. Come and influence how your local Health services are delivered to you.

Tickets £12 adults/£10 OAP's Can be booked by contacting 01933 398377 or 07970 632244 or email Pam.wilton@ntlworld.com An amateur production by Centre Stage Productions Directed by Peter Darnell

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1912 Hall Sale Catalogue appears “Lot 789: A Panel carved with Horsemen and Figures in High Relief, 32 inches x 27 inches” which sold for 66 guineas and which could well be it. The lady, who lives in France and who was accompanied by her French husband, could not wait to return to her mother’s to measure the carving, and signified her intention to get the memorial tidied up – and I believe that she was delighted to discover that Great Aunt Kit was not entirely forgotten here. John Bailey

Granny Maskew I was recently visited by a lady seeking information about Mrs Maskew, whom she referred to as “Great Aunt Kit”. Mrs Maskew was the separated wife of Canon Arthur Fairclough Maskew, Vicar of St. Paul’s, Peterborough. Her maiden name was Baker, and I have been informed that before her marriage she had been an actress. Soon after the death of Miss Ellen Mackworth-Dolben in 1912, Mrs Maskew bought Finedon Hall and 27 acres of land for £6,000. However, she didn’t live in the Hall, which she kept empty, but in Grove Cottage which was included in her purchase. She was considered to be eccentric and was usually seen walking her many dogs or picking up sticks, which she stored in the Hall. She never attended church and seems to have been a very lonely and rather pathetic character. Her appearance led her to being known as “Granny Maskew”, although she had never been a mother, let alone a grandmother. She died in 1934 aged 79 and is buried in the New Cemetery under a memorial constructed of ironstone masonry, now badly neglected. My lady visitor informed me that she left Finedon Hall to her nephew, George Baker, the lady’s grandfather, who very quickly sold it, and about 1936 it came into the ownership of Major Greaves (who didn’t live in it either). The lady also told me that her mother possessed a mediaeval wooden carving which came from Finedon Hall via Great Aunt Kit, and in the

Friends of St Mary’s will be holding a

Horse Racing Night (including 8 races) on Saturday 20th October at the Gladstone Working Men’s Club First Race at 8.00 pm Race Sponsor £20 Horse owner £4, Jockey £3 Tri-cast £1 per squre Auction race and raffle Tickets £3.00 Including sausage and chips Your support for this event will be very much appreciated

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In My Day the ramblings of Hubert James

In my day it was about this time of year when the whole of the town was in blossom with flowers in bloom on every street. Course in them days gardening was the thing. Everyone was at it and it showed. Now of course, we’d grow vegetables out of necessity but then we grew flowers for pleasure. Talk in the pub would all be about Delphiniums and Lupins, Cabbage Whites and Carrot Fly. Can you imagine just how exciting conversation was in the Prince of Wales? And when the subject turned to the art of digging, well things could get quite heated. Personally I always liked to turn the soil in squares….. Anyway with all this gardening and talk of gardening, it was inevitable that someone would suggest we hold a flower and produce show. That someone was Fuchsia Florence McFly. Florence was a film scriptwriter by trade but I don’t need to tell you what her speciality was. Her garden up Tingdene Road was a

mass of the drop petaled favourites. She had all manner of varieties and all types. Trailers in hanging baskets, standards, annuals in tubs and perennials bordering her tiny lawn. So when it came to the show we all thought she was a shoe in to win the ‘Multi-Bloom (small) category. She thought so as well. She planned well ahead, choosing her best variety well in advance. Those of you who know your fuchsias, will be familiar with ‘Winston Churchill’. Well hers was the best seen from here to Blenheim Palace. If we’d had betting, she’d have been 6-4 on favourite. But none of us had spotted the dark horse behind the greenhouse – Busy Lizzie Windsor. Lizzie didn’t flaunt her specialism like Florence so none of us new she was a true rival. When the judges saw Lizzie’s busy blooms they broke out the red rosette and Florence went home in tears. Folk say they saw her sitting in the middle of her garden sobbing her heart out for three full days after the show. They reckon she muttered to herself about how she wished she could travel back in time and change things so that when the show came round she could win first prize. They say she wished she could jump into her sports car put her foot to the floor and race back 6 months to cultivate some better blooms. Of course, this was all pure fantasy, although she did use the plan as the basis for her film script; Back to the Fuchsia.

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The Venerable Gordon Steele, Archdeacon of Oakham, writes Going for gold

played. By the time you read this, the Olympics will be over and the Paralympics will be well under way, or also behind us, and thoughts will be turning to Harvest. For farming communities around the world, extreme weather conditions of droughts and storms have had a devastating effect this year, putting many livelihoods and lives in peril, and as we give thanks for the relative security of our food supplies, those so much more directly affected than us deserve our thoughts and prayers, and indeed our aid, rather than our complaints that the prices we have to pay are rising.

Over the summer, my family and I have been settling into the house in Peterborough that comes with my role as Archdeacon. It has been a much more pleasant task to move house in the summer than it might have been in the depths of winter when I actually began in post, and so I’m grateful that the house wasn’t ready then. Moving house for us has also been far less stressful than it is for many people because, as a clergy move, it hasn’t involved the buying and selling of property, with all the attendant delays and uncertainties that can involve. As I’ve been sorting out my study, my teenage children have been constantly watching the London Olympics, and their excitement and the exuberance of the commentators have occasionally caught my ear. My attention was drawn yesterday to the latest British triumph, two oarswomen who couldn’t quite believe that they had won Olympic Gold and who certainly couldn’t hold back the tears as the National Anthem was

And, of course, the new beginnings in church life in September also focus upon the harvest theme in a spiritual way, namely the fields white for harvest and the need for the renewed enthusiasm of the labourers in the vineyard. May the dedication of the internation-al athletes in London this summer, and the heroic efforts of all those who struggle against adversity to secure for us our daily sustenance, give us fresh inspiration to aim high, to Go for Gold, in our dedication to the service of the gospel in the months that lie ahead. With my prayers and good wishes

Archdeacon of Oakham

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Around the diocese September licensing for new lay ministers On 15 September sixteen new lay ministers will be licensed at Peterborough Cathedral, ready to begin work in their churches. Each one has completed a challenging two year training course (three years for Readers) but emerged with a new depth and understanding of their faith and the Church. “Overall readiness to take on the role of a licensed lay minister, rather than academic ability, is the key to success,” says Liz Kelly, Vice-Principal of LLM training. These will be welcome words for anyone starting the course, with its six modules of study (nine for Readers), two residential weekends, six Saturdays and specialist training for the particular type of ministry being followed. But the rewards are great, as Sarah Sprules, Lay Pastoral Minister at St Peter & St Paul Church in Kettering, explains.

It’s a huge opportunity for growth, personally and spiritually. I am 61 and a fairly new Christian so it’s been a steep learning curve. But people come from every level, so age or lack of church tradition need not deter you.” One of the key elements of the course is to reflect theologically on experiences, so that actions taken are increasingly those of a true disciple. “When you reflect theologically on what someone has said, or something that has happened, you do a better job of responding,” says Jenni Duffy, Licensed Evangelist in the Oakham Team. “You become a thoughtful practitioner.” There is an emphasis on teamwork. Collaboration between the course and staff in the parish is an important part of the training, some of which takes place in a parish context. Maureen Luke, Reader at Emmanuel Church in Northampton, believes the training has given her “a firm foundation on which to build my faith and in doing so become a valuable member of our ministry team.” For her there was only one low point - “when the course came to an end!”

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Around the diocese

September events

Jenny’s new lay vocations role

Sat 1, Handmade at St Johns. Design and craft fair at St John’s Church, Peterborough PE1 1NH. Sat 1 - Sun 2, Alderton Church Art & Flower Festival with Church Fete. Fete Paintings by local artists, craft stalls etc. St Margaret's Church, NN12 7LN. Sun 2, Badby Fayre. Stalls, games, teas. Vintage agricultural equipment. St Mary’s Church, Badby NN11 3AR. Fri 7— 7—Sun 9, Titchmarsh arts & crafts exhibition at St Mary the Virgin Church, Titchmarsh. www.titchmarsh.info Sat 8, Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride. www.rideandstrideuk.org Fri 14, Concert by 5 Ways Byfield Barbershop Harmony Club at St John the Baptist Church Hartwell NN7 2HW. Sat 15, Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers Summer Festival at SS Peter and Paul, Uppingham LE15 9QH. Sat 15, Art exhibition by Ralph Hartley. Hartley All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering. 10-5pm, admission £3. Sat 15 - Mon 17, Finedon Flower Festival. St Mary the Virgin NN9 5NR. Sat 22 - Sun 23, Culworth Art Exhibition. At St Mary the Virgin Church, Culworth OX17 2AZ. Sat 22, Music in Lyddington: Anna Huntley, mezzo soprano; James Baillieu, piano; Gary Pomeroy, viola. At St Andrew’s, Lyddington LE15 8TU. Sun 23, Abington Church Choir Concert followed by tea. Evensong 6pm. St Peter & St Paul, Abington, NN3 3AB. Fri 28, Fab footwear fashion show. show 7.30pm at Great Doddington Memorial Hall. Tickets from 01933 276082

Jenny Parkin, who recently retired as Priest in Charge in the Wootton benefice, has taken up the role of Lay Vocations Officer. Jenny’s will be the first point of contact for anyone in the diocese who is enquiring about training for lay ministry. This might be with a view to becoming a Lay Pastoral Minister, Licensed Evangelist or Reader in their church, or another form of lay ministry such as worship leader, children’s worker, youth leader or pilgrimage leader. If it is clear which ministry someone is suited for, and they have the support of their incumbent, Jenny will pass them on to the person responsible for that ministry or training course, so that they can proceed with the discernment and application process. If it is less clear, she may refer them to a vocations adviser in the diocese who will help to tease out how God may be calling them. “Alongside talking to your parish priest, a good place to start for anyone exploring a call is the Are you being called? day on Saturday 24 November at All Saints Primary School in Northampton,” says Jenny. This will be an opportunity to talk to people from different kinds of ministry, lay or ordained. Invitations will be available soon, but in the meantime you can contact Jenny at jenny.parkin@peterboroughdiocese.org.uk or on 01604 244549.

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September 1st

Town Diary November 7.30pm Lyra Vical Ensemble, St Mary’s Church

1st

7.30 TG Town Hall, ‘Tiffany Glass’

2nd

Finedon Sessions (live Concert) Community Centre

3rd

7.30 Christian Meditation, 13 Rockleigh Close 7.30 BL, Bowls Club, TBA

5th

7.30 BL, Bowls Club, AGM

4th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

6th

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

6th

7.30 TG Town Hall, Tony Boullemier ‘The Diary in the Attic’ Grandma & Napoleon

13th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

14th

St Mary’s Church Fashion Show, Bowls Club

8th

10-6, Historic Churches Ride & Stride

11th

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

18th

Christmas Market, Community Centre

14th

7.30 Church Meat Bing, Mulso School

20th

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

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St Mary’s Church., Flower Festival

26th

18th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Football Club

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, AGM & slides

24th

7.30 History Society, Mission Room, Rockingham Castle & the Watsons

27th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

25th

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

1st

11-2pm FIWC Christmas Bazaar

26-29th

St Mary’s Church ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

3rd

7.30 BL Entertainment at Woodford WMC

1st

7.30 BL, Bowls Club, YBA

6th

7.30 TG Town Hall, In House Party with cheese & wine

2nd

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

7th

8pm St Mary’s Church, Wassail Evening

4th

7.30 TG. Town Hall, Martin Towsey ‘Garden Manager to the Duke & Duchess of Bedford.

6th

9-12 Wesleyan Chapel Table Top Sale

9th

10.00 Coffee Morning Football Club

February

16th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

7th

20th

8pm Friends of St Mary’s Race Night, Gladstone Club

March

December

October

22nd

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

23rd

10.00 Coffee Morning, Football Club

30th

9.45 Coffee Morning, Bowls Club

January 10th

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

7.30 TG Town Hall, Alison Howe ‘Doll Making’

7.30 TG Town hall, AGM & Mike Hollowell ‘A visit to Greenland’ April 4th

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

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


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