ALDWINCLE : CLOPTON : PILTON : STOKE DOYLE :
THORPE ACHURCH : WADENHOE : TITCHMARSH
PINK SHEET for DECEMBER 2013 JANUARY 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
Christmas & New Year
With the probable onset of worse weather and certainly of long dark evenings, how good to celebrate as we do! – including family get-togethers. So how natural to have at the heart of it all a festival centred on the family that has changed history more than any other. Yet we do well to remember that the Christmas story was far from the jolly ‘feel-good’ factor conjured up for us by all the commercialisation of our modern celebrations. Even if we have little time for Jesus much of the year it’s worth pausing at this time to think about the challenges surrounding his birth – and what that led to and achieved. Come to one of the events below and you should find it a help!
With all good Christmas wishes Jim Mynors
Welcome to our New Curate
Cathy Brazier started work here in early November so some of you will already have met her. She lives in Islip but has been licensed to our group of parishes and will be making a priority of Titchmarsh, Aldwincle, Wadenhoe and local schools.
Church contact details
Carolyn Brawn 01933 625052
Rev Cathy Brazier firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Canon Jim Mynors Jim@Mynors,me.uk 720613
The Rectory 60 Main St Aldwincle NN14 34EP
Rev Liz Waller email@example.com 01733 242412
From the Registers
Bridget French’s funeral was on 25th September
Austen Knight died on 9th November and was buried with family in Stoke Doyle on 18th November
Carols by candlelight
(see centre pages & card for other services)
The church at Achurch will be lit only by candles for the annual Carol service on Sunday 22nd December at 4p.m. This service is always a favourite with people from all the benefice as we now have good heating.
Come and prepare for the Christmas holiday in the beauty of our church. Listen to the Christmas story and sing your favourite hymns and carols.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served afterwards. Special treats for children as well! Do come.
If you would like to read one of the bible readings please let Carolyn know on 01933 625052.
BEAT THE WINTER BLUES AT WADENHOE VILLAGE HALL
Winners for October 2013
1st Christopher Brawn
2nd Gemma Sinclair
3rd Rosemary Hutchinson
4th Dominic Barritt
Winners for Nov 2013
1st Katie Frisbee
2nd Paul Goldsmith
3rd Deborah Kemp
4th Alison York
Come and join us at Wadenhoe Village Hall for another exciting and magical winter! Here are some of our Friday Night Events to add to your diary...
Christmas Open Doors - 6 December 2013
Kick off the festive season with an informal evening of drinks, nibbles and the Christmas 200 club draw!
Quiz Night! - 31 January 2014
Come out of the cold to enjoy another great night out, and another friendly challenge!
Valentine's Ball - 14 February 2014
Let’s bring Winter to a glamorous close with our first, glittering Winter Ball!
2014 Cream Tea weekends May 24-26 & Aug 23-25
More details in future issues
Thank you to everyone who supported the Ride and Stride in Stoke Doyle by riding and striding, sponsoring us and manning the church. We raised a magnificent £623 for the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust with half the money coming back to the church. The Trust gives grants to churches for preservation, repair and upkeep of churches in the county.
The Bells - We are so pleased to have our bells back after their refurbishment and strengthening of the bell frame. This is allowing us to ring this wonderful set of Thomas Eayre bells once again. Thank you to everyone involved in raising the money required and to those volunteers helping with the removal and reinstallation of the bells in St Rumbald’s tower.
There will be celebration service of dedication at 6pm on 2nd February 2014 (Candlemas) with the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral.
Anyone interested in joining the bell ringing team in Stoke Doyle, experienced or beginners, please contact Arthur Dicks or the churchwarden.
Thrapston Band Concert
- at Stoke Doyle Church on March 3rd
Reordering of the Church of St Peter
You will remember we have told you of the reordering of St Peter’s. We have now received the faculty to go ahead. It is hoped the work will start on 14 January 2014 and it will take about four weeks.
There will be a Mini Concert in the Village Hall With the Thrapston Band and the W I choristers, the WIncle Warblers, Saturday 21st December at 4 pm, all welcome especially children. Seasonal refreshments with mulled wine and mince pies will be served. The concert is supported by the Parish Council no entrance charge but a collection for band funds will take place. Thanks.
www.aldwincleparishcouncil.org.uk has minutes of Parish Council meetings .
The website also has a link to a survey looking at the demand for high speed broadband in Northamptonshire. If you haven’t completed the survey follow the links under the “News” tab.
. Aldwincle 200 Club Draw Results
1st D. Foster; 2nd R. Goode; 3rd M. Horsfield; 4th S. Lowe
St. Peter's Church is very grateful to the following people who have sponsored the floodlighting of the Church.
Joan Morson sponsored the first week in November in memory of her husband Arthur.
The next 2 weeks were sponsored by Sheila Blackman in memory of her husband George.
Gill Kirk has requested to sponsor the last 2 weeks in December. She is remembering her mum Mary, her dad Tom and her step-mum Nancy and all the Nicholson family who formerly lived at "The Chestnuts" in Aldwincle.
Brian and Maryon Penney have sponsored 2 weeks in celebration of the life of David their youngest, amazing, fun loving son. David was always supportive of us and a devoted husband of Denise and a deeply caring father of their 3 very special sons Oscar, Zak and Gus.
David lit up our lives and he will be missed by all our family and his many friends and colleagues.
Meets in the Village Hall at 7.30pm for 7.45pm
5th December: Christmas Party. No competition but please bring a wrapped parcel. Hostesses: the Committee
9th January 2014: The Prison Service with Kevin Fouhy. Competition: an unusual key. Hostesses: Thelma Mallard and Margaret Pawlyn
Aldwincle ‘Friends of Trinity School’
Wreath making School Hall Wed December 4th 7.30pm. Tickets in advance essential tel 731684 – charge £18 but you keep the wreath!
‘Children in Need’ at Trinity School
On 14 November the school was full of celebrities, superheroes and amazing people from Florence Nightingale to Soldiers and Nurses to Iron Man! The children were dressed as their heroes to raise money for Children In Need. Yet again the costumes were fabulous. The Headmaster thanked Mr and Mrs Coatham (Bishops Visitors) who were in to lead assembly, and all who supported the occasion with the children’s costumes and donation for this very worthy cause.
At 9.15 am every 4th Sunday the Titchmarsh Family Communion will now includes a ‘Sunday School’ slot when children will be taught separately. Families from all parishes are welcome – see centre pages & www.titchmarsh.info for latest details. Family services continue at 4.30pm on 2nd Sundays each month.
Thorpe Castle Barn Carols
This relatively new event – with local brass band players – is being organise by Thorpe Waterville residents in aid of charity on Thursday December 19th at 7.30pm. All readers of this Pink Sheet are welcome.
Wadenhoe Crib Service
This photo of the donkey, sheep etc last year is a reminder of the special event that takes place again this year on Christmas Eve at 2pm in Wadenhoe and at 4pm in Aldwincle church. Suitable for the very youngest among us