All parishes in the benefice follow the Diocesan Safeguqrding policy on the Diocesan Website
ALDWINCLE : CLOPTON : PILTON : STOKE DOYLE :
THORPE ACHURCH : WADENHOE : TITCHMARSH
PINK SHEET for FEBRUARY & MARCH 2014
Aldwincle, Hilary Gerard-Pearse 720456 and John Pawlyn, 720038
Clopton Stephen Brandon 720346 and Jane Wood 720282
Pilton, Carew Treffgarne, 720448 and Sue Thomas 720188
Stoke Doyle Harry Faure Walker 273543 & Liz Doherty 273525
Thorpe Achurch (inc, Lilford, Thorpe Waterville, & Wigsthorpe) Carolyn Brawn 01933 625052 & Tricia Farnsworth, 720076
Titchmarsh (Including Sissinghurst Drive), Julia Powell 732283 and Stephen Barber 734435 Wadenhoe, Rodney Sinclair 720218
FROM THE RECTORY
The Bishop of Peterborough’s Roadshow
Some of us went to the first of these 4 sessions around Northamptonshire. In it the Bishop set out his vision for the next 5 years and more. His vision included:
- Putting an end to planning for decline by…..
- More emphasis on empowering parishes to make decisions affecting them – instead of the Diocese controlling so much
- Increasing the number of clergy in our parishes
- Ending counterproductive financial policies
- Making substantial diocesan capital resources available to help all this
I was struck by how many of these things are already beginning to happen so the Bishop’s dream is not unrealistic. But it will depend on parishes like ours giving it our support. The AGMs will be an opportunity to hear more and discuss what he is proposing
With all good wishes Jim Mynors
From the registers
Baptism- Tilly Wainwright –Stoke Doyle 26th January 2014.
Considering Confirmation? Cathy Brazier (see back page) is arranging preparation from Easter for a service planned June 22 at St Peter’s Oundle please ask for more details
Aldwincle 7.30pm March 11
Clopton 8pm April 25
Stoke Doyle 7.00pm February 25
Thorpe Achurch 10.15am March 23
Titchmarsh 8.00pm April 30
Wadenhoe 6.30pm March 23
All to take place in the relevant church
We are following one of a new series of courses called Pilgrim – designed for those journeying towards the Christian faith and those further along. This year our 6 sessions are structured around the Lord’s Prayer – but you don’t need to come to all 6 – even if you only come to one you’ll be welcome.
We meet in Aldwincle on Wednesdays in March at 7.45pm, starting on the 12th. We would be glad of offers of venues anywhere in these 7 parishes for April.
March 12th: The Gerard-Pearse’s 27 Main St
19th: Ivan Nicholls’ 123 Main St
26th: Pam Sykes’ Tavern Cottage
Gift Aid – where have all the envelopes gone?
The government has recently tried to simplify Gift Aid for churches etc. so that, provided 10 are present, we do not need envelopes to claim back cash donations under £20.
If you worship in a congregation that may be smaller than that it would greatly help if you considered giving by standing order so that one gift aid declaration will save you filling in lots of envelopes. Treasurers can give more advice and will continue to have envelopes for those who need them (e.g. if you wish to give by cheque) but I hope we will not need to put them out on pews.
Large print service books now available - please ask!
Quiz Night! - 31 January 2014 Fully booked – sorry!
Valentine's Ball – unfortunately had to be cancelled
But Film evenings are planned Buy your ticket at the door or in advance at the Old Barn, Church Street, Wadenhoe. 0r: 721129.
Wadenhodeon Movie Night
Saturday 15 March 2014
Wadenhoe Village Hall
Movie Night is back with this beautiful, romantic comedy, starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, a must see film!!
Doors open at 7.30 pm Tickets £5
Wadenhodeon Movie Night
Friday 11 April 2014
Based on a powerful true story, featuring a brilliant piece of acting by Judy Dench and Steve Coogan.
Doors open at 7.30 pm
2014 Cream Tea Festivals
3.00-5.30pm May 24-26
& August 23-25
Please contact Rachel Barritt, The Cottage, Wadenhoe 721168 (or Jim Mynors if you are outside Wadenhoe) if you might be willing to help staff the events.
Wadenhoe Village Hall 200 Club Winners
1st Yvonne Gunn (£200)
2nd Sue Adnitt (£50)
3rd Nicola Guise (£20)
4th Jonathon Lines (£20)
1st Joyce Bird (£25)
2nd Wayne Allen (£15)
3rd Sheila Drummond (£10)
4th Tina Donald (£10)
The Bells event due as Pink Sheet is published
There will be a celebration service of dedication at 6pm on 2nd February 2014 (Candlemas) with the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral. We are expecting many visitors from the bell world and the choir to lead us in music connected with bell ringing.
Do we really need a major overhaul? – it’s only 117 years since the last one!
Bells update – all is going well and we’ve just had our first visiting bell ringing group and have had the bells ringing for our first Christening of the year. We now have a regular practice night which is Thursdays – 7.30 – 9.00 pm.
Please come along whether you can ring or are interested in learning.
Churchyard – This year’s Open Afternoon will be on Sunday 20th July
Thrapston Band Concert - Stoke Doyle Church
Monday 3rd March at 7.30pm.
Tickets at £7 available from Liz Doherty 01832 273525
or the Wadenhoe Tea Room.
Reordering of the Church of St Peter
Work has now begun but visitor are still welcome and services continue as usual.
Maryon and Brian Penney thank everybody for their messages of sympathy following the sudden death of their son David. Your messages have helped us to get through this terrible shock by providing much needed comfort.
St Peter’s Church Floodlighting
St. Peter's Church is most grateful to the following people who have sponsored the floodlighting of the Church.
Mrs Jane George has sponsored five weeks of lighting.
Mrs Winnett is sponsoring the week of March 16 to March 22 in loving memory of her husband, Michael John, and to remember their wedding anniversary on March 21. This would have been their Golden Wedding.
Mrs Pam Sykes is sponsoring the week beginning March 2 in memory of her husband Roy Sykes.
Aldwincle 200 Club Draw Results
November 2013: 1st J. Fenton; 2nd C. Earl; 3rd Christopher Lowe; 4th John Gerard-Pearse
December 2013: 1st S. and G. Evans; 2nd M. Parry; 3rd K.A.Fowler; 4th C. Hardy
January 2014: 1st D. Moore; 2nd S. Mills; 3rd M. Pawlyn; 4th B. Skey.
Aldwincle Village Hall
Further refurbishment in progress – to book contact Bernard Lowe 720671: charges £20-£30 per session
Calling all bakers! Come and " raise you game" at the first Aldwincle Bake Off on Saturday 15th March.
Are your cakes a " good even bake"? Does your rough puff have a " fine crumble" or do you suffer from an " unbaked" " soggy bottom"?!
Enter one of two classes; Adults will be asked for two compulsory bakes ( recipes and ingredients provided ) and a Signature Bake on the theme of "English High Tea" and the Under 12 Class will be invited to provide 6 decorated cupcakes.
Entry £5 adults, £2.50 U12's.
Ingredient and recipe collection 9 am from the village Hall. Judging will be from 1.30 pm by a seasoned professional. Prizes will be awarded at 16.30 when the Village Hall hosts afternoon tea selling/auctioning and eating all the days efforts with proceeds going to the Village Hall.
For more information / entry forms see notice boards or contact Village Hall Committee Members (see noticeboard for details)
ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET........BAKE!!
Meets in the Village Hall at 7.30pm for 7.45pm
6 February. ‘Coast to Coast’ talk by Chris Leigh. The competition is a railway souvenir. The hostesses are Tricia Newton and Helen Nicholls.
6 March. David Wills on ‘Old Oundle’. The competition is a photograph of Old Oundle. The hostesses are Janet Bamford and Eileen Watts.
WORSHIP TOGETHER – EVERY WEEK FROM EASTER
At present we have a family service in Aldwincle (10.45am on the first Sunday each month) and Titchmarsh has two Family services each month (4.30pm on second Sundays and 9.15am on fourth Sundays)
From Easter there will also be an opportunity for old and young to worship together at 4.30pm on the third Sunday each month in Achurch and on fifth Sundays elsewhere. Full details will appear in the next Pink Sheet but do ask any of us below if you would like to know more - and start thinking whether this might be a help to you – or your children.
Church contact details
Carolyn Brawn 01933 625052
Rev Cathy Brazier email@example.com 735491
Rev Canon Jim Mynors Jim@Mynors,me.uk 720613 The Rectory
Rev Liz Waller firstname.lastname@example.org 01733 242412
Items for April/May Pink Sheet by Mar 16 to Hilary Gerard-Pearse 27 Main Street, Aldwincle Tel 720456 or email@example.com