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Previous edition afte June-jule Pink Sheet






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         WadenhoeRodney Sinclair 720218




‘Match hatch & despatch’ they’re sometimes called – or ‘Occasional offices’ though in our parishes they’re becoming more frequent if still  Significant ‘Occasions’. Over the two months covered by this issue we have half a dozen baptisms (or Christenings) planned. And this year we have a dozen weddings booked in addition to the two just before Easter (see below).

The interesting thing to me is that people still appreciate coming to our churches for these special times. They speak to us of something out of the ordinary when it makes sense to connect with our Creator God even if we don’t so often give him the attention we should. And looking forward such occasions map out directions that we need to have our sights on – and allow our friends and families to express their support. So let’s all of us hold them in our thoughts and prayers especially this year when such events are becoming so much more central to our local church life.

With all good wishes

Jim Mynors (all staff contact details on back page)


From the Registers

Wadenhoe Church Weddings

Darren Heriot & Emily Hamilton were married  on 19 April

Allister Fullerton & Nicola Johnson were married on 26th April




Clopton Rogation Walk & prayers about the countryside

From Titchmarsh Turn (opposite 10a Main  St)

2.30pm June 1st ending with - tea in church. All welcome


Patronals June 29th is St Peter’s Day with a Patronal Family Service at Clopton church at 4.30pm. It is also close to St John the Baptist’s Day – hence also a Patronal  Communion in Achurch at 9.15am that morning.



Readings for Sunday services


Page numbers on lecterns

1 June Acts 1.6–14 John 17.1–11

8 June Acts 2.1–21 John 20.19–23

15 June 2 Cor 13.11–13 Mt 28.16–20

22 Jun Genesis 21:8-21 Mt 10;24-29

29 June Acts 12.1–11  Mt 16.13–19

6 Jul Genesis 24: 34-3842–49, 59-67 Mt 11;16-19, 25-30

13Jul Gen 25.19–34 Mt 13:1-9, 18-23

20 Jul Gen 28.10–19a Mt 13:24-43,

27 July Gen 29.15–28 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52



CHATTABOX  Holiday Club  2014  MEGAMAKERS!

DATES : 18th- 22nd August

VENUE: OKCMS Cotterstock Road Oundle

Chattabox runs a lively holiday Bible club for 200  5-11yr olds from 10.00- 12.30pm each day during the week. There is also a week long  youth camp on site for those 12 and upwards  who are helping in the morning and wish to take part- tel 273973 for more details





School Lift Share from Sept 2014

Would anyone like to join us in a lift share to transport sixth formers to and from Prince William School from September 2014? For more information please contact Lesley or Graham Bishop on 01832 720365 or



Wadenhoe Village Hall 200 Club

Winners for April 2014

1st Jenny Carter (£25)

2nd Moggie Teo (£15)

3rd Pierre Farnsworth (£10)

4th Emma Cooper (£10)

Winners  for May 2014

1st Harry Knight (£25

2nd Janet Waugh (£15)

3rd Lee Walsh (£10)

4th Pierre Farnsworth (£10)


Wadenhoe Village Hall 2014 Cream Tea Festivals

3.00-5.30pm & August  23-25


Please contact Rachel Barritt, The Cottage, Wadenhoe 721167 (or Jim Mynors if you are outside Wadenhoe) if you might be willing to help staff the events.

or call: 720751 or Email:
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“ALDWINCLE W.I. is holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday the 21st June 2014 between 10.00a.m. and 12 noon in Aldwincle Village Hall. There will be a Cake Stall, Bric a Brac and Raffle. All welcome.”


Thrapston Town Band & Wincle Wablers Concert

St Peter’s Church Aldwincle – using the new space.

7.30pm July 12th  with  Light refreshments

Tickets £6  Contact Chris Lowe 720583 or on the door

Aldwincle 200 Club Draw Results


1st Prize:  P. Nichol;  2nd J. Roberts;  3rd . Nichol;  4th A. Aitchison


Aldwincle Wine and Cheese evening at All Saints, on July 19th. This year it is again being arranged by the Evans.

The evening runs 7-11pm and tickets include 1 glass of wine then more wine available at the bar

Tickets at £10 from any of:

The Manor House

The Barnes, 50 Main Street

or Ivan N icholls,123 Main Street

or Hilary Gerard-Pearse, 27 Main Street

– please put the amount in an envelope with your name and tickets will be delivered. Please state clearly if you are part of a larger group and how many are in the large group.

Offers of good raffle prizes to Gurvinder Evans tel 07887744471. Use of All Saints is by courtesy of the Churches Conservation Trust and £1 of each ticket goes to them.


Aldwincle W.I.


Meets in the Village Hall at 7,30pm for 7.45pm

5th June ‘Cup Cake Demonstration with Danielle Staples.   Competition:  a cake stand.   Hostesses:  Bobby Hunter and Wendy  Patel.

3rd July  ‘Tales from a Farmer’s Wife’ by Jane Barnes.   Competition:  a milk or gravy jug.   Hostesses:  Hilary Gerard-Pearse and  Sophia Line.



Dates for your diary-


Friday 30th May 7.30pm Classical Guitar concert by Lydia Hepworth


Wednesday July 16thBach Walk


Sunday 20th July 2pm - Churchyard Open afternoon

– Teas, Plant and produce sale, bug hunts. Experts from the Wildlife Trust will be on hand for tricky bug identification!


Saturday 13th September – The Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride and Stride


St Rumbald’s Church  Stoke Doyle

Classical Guitar Recital-by Lydia Hepworth

7.30 p.m Friday 30th May 2014

. Lydia is a student at The Royal College of Music

She will be playing music from her final exam repertoire:

Studies 11 and 12 - Heitor Villa by Lobos

Suite Valenciana by Vincente Ascecio

Variations on a theme by Mozart– arr Fernando Sor

Grand Overture by Mauro Guiliani

Tango en Skai by Roland Dyens

The concert will last about an hour—we hope you will stay for a glass of wine afterwards

Retiring collection for church funds

For more information contact Liz Doherty

PILTON Concert


Come and enjoy a summer’s evening in Pilton Church at 7.30pm, Saturday 31st May, listening to Baroque music from the Harborough Collective. Tickets £13 from Sue Thomas (720188) or Carew Treffgarne (720 448) or at the door.





Saturday 13th September 2014

between 10am and 6pm


Plan your own route from church to church;

over 350 churches and chapels in Northamptonshire open to visit with a warm welcome and refreshments at many.


All sponsorship money received will be divided equally between the NHCT and the church or chapel chosen by the participant.


Sponsorship forms and a list of open churches and chapels are available from your local organiser:-

Pilton – Carew Treffgarne

Wadenhoe- Rodney Sinclair

Stoke Doyle – Liz Doherty

Aldwincle- Margaret Pawlyn

Titchmarsh- Duncan Williams

Clopton – Yvonne Hunt

Achurch- Carolyn Brawn

Reg Charity 021632 For more details see our Website

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The Carers Sitting service provides support by giving a break to those who have a caring responsibility for a husband, wife, partner, parent, relative or friend.  Sitting sessions take the form of befriending, do not involve provision of personal care, run from 2-3 hours and involve meeting the same person in their own home. We’ll provide you with induction, including training and on-going support. Travel expenses will be paid for any visits you make.

Volunteering is very flexible and you can fit it around your other commitments. You can do regular or more occasional sitting sessions. You don’t need any qualifications to become a volunteer as we provide training and on-going support. However, it is important that you are understanding, patient and a good listener.

Interested and want to find out more? Contact Adam Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator on 01933 677837 or 07538 616387 or email



Two acoustic guitar legends for the price of one!

14th June Guitar  Concert – with John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

St. Mary’s Church in Warmington is fast becoming a favourite venue for world renowned musicians

Tickets are £15 for those bought in advance on the door £17. 

Concert starts 19.30 – doors open at 19.00

Contact John Sime 280828


Titchmarsh Village Fete and the Parachuting Teddies on Saturday 14th June


The fete opens at 12 noon by the church.  There are many activities in the arena during the afternoon including Maypole dancing, Fancy Dress and Bonny Babies competitions; a Pet Show, Folk Dancing, Dog Agility and Childrens races – and then the Flying Teddies take to the air at 3.15pm (registration for entry closes at 3pm).

As usual, the Rushden Town Brass Band will be performing in the church, as will The Hargrave Singers.  Afternoon teas will be available in the church throughout the afternoon.

There are many stalls and activities to cater for all age groups, and youngsters can expend their surplus energy on the Bouncy Castle and for the slightly older, the Bungy Run.

For your lunch there are choices from the BBQ, Pizza Oven and Panini all of which can be accompanied with a drink from the Beer Tent or the Pimms Bar.

Stalls include tombola, cakes, plants, white elephant, books and many games. There is also a Grand Draw with many wonderful prizes.

Entry is FREE with FREE car parking and FREE Programme.


Open Garden Scheme – Sir Ewan and Lady Harper’s garden will also be open during the afternoon with teas being available in the church.


Church contact details

Carolyn Brawn   01933 625052

Rev Cathy Brazier  735491

Rev Canon Jim Mynors Jim@Mynors, 720613 The Rectory

Rev Liz Waller  01733 242412

Items  for August/September Pink Sheet by July 16 to Hilary Gerard-Pearse 27 Main Street, Aldwincle Tel 720456 or



Family Services – Now every week

By ‘Family’ I understand Church family – i.e. suitable whether or not you wish to come with children/parents/grandchildren/

godparents.   Many today recognise that there are all too few things we do together crossing age divisions and this is the Church’s way to reverse the trend – not least for those we have baptised/christened

Back in 2008 the Titchmarsh Family Service – on the 2nd Sunday each month – took on a new lease of life by moving to 4.30pm.  Since then it has frequently been the best supported of our regular services and recently we also started a Sunday school during the 9.15am service on the 4th Sunday each month.  Meanwhile Aldwincle had a tradition of 1st Sunday family services at 10.45am and this Easter we are starting 3rd Sunday services at Achurch at 4.30pm plus special 5th Sunday occasions all over the 7 parishes.  For up to date details please see the centre pages of this Pink Sheet or visit You’re more than welcome to cross the A605 and if you do you’ll now find something on every Sunday!

Jim Mynors (all staff contact details on back page)

From the Registers


Sam Douglas, Ivy House, Pilton 16 February

Leodeb Scott Oadby (grandson of Biswas family) Aldwincle March 9


Interment of Ashes

Ernest Shuker of Baulks Lane on 10 March aged 98



Eric Bamford of Peacehaven Cottage, Aldwincle died on 28 Feb and was buried on 14th March


Considering Confirmation? Cathy Brazier (see back page) is arranging preparation from Easter for a service planned for June 22 at St Peter’s Oundle.  Please ask for more details


Remaining AGMs


Clopton 8pm April 25  moved to Crows Nest Farm

Please ask Jim Mynors for a lift

Titchmarsh 7.30pm April 30 in church


Lent Series


We are continuing to follow one of a new series of courses called Pilgrim – designed for those journeying towards the Christian faith and those further along. This year our sessions are structured around the Lord’s Prayer – but you don’t need to come to all of them – even if you only come to one you’ll be welcome.   We have been meeting on Wednesdays.   On  2nd April we will be at the Harpers, Titchmarsh House, Chapel Street at 7.30 pm  for 7.45.   On 9th  April we will be at Tavern Cottage, Lowick Lane, Aldwincle, at 7.45 pm.


April 17th – session 6 will be adapted as part of the Maundy Thursday service in Clopton church at 7.30pm



The Choir needs choristers.   We practice once a month and sing at different services around the Benefice – usually about one service a month, and sometimes weddings.


Please ring David on 01832 733737 if you are interested.




St Peter’s welcomes members of all 7 parishes on Monday 12th May 7.45pm for the official commissioning of the re-ordered church by our Rural Dean, followed by Churchwardens and Treasurers meeting.


Church Floodlighting


Mr Ivan Nicholls is sponsoring the flood lighting of St Peter’s Church for the month of March.   This is in remembrance of his wife Patricia.   The Church is very grateful for Ivan’s contribution.


Aldwincle 200 Club Draw Results


1st Prize:  J. Sharman;  2nd M. Horsfield;  3rd T. Horrocks-Taylor;  4th L. and A. Hankins.


1st:  H. Strode-Willis;  2nd J. Morson;  3rd B. Freeman;  4th J. Macleod.

Aldwincle W.I.


Meets in the Village Hall at 7.30pm for 7.45pm

3rd April:  Anthony Nobles on ‘The Royal Yacht’.  Competition:  a nautical memento.  Hostesses:  Margaret Wallis and Maryon Penney.

1st  May:  Resolutions.  Competition:  a fan.  Hostesses: Committee.



Thank you –to everyone who supported our Thrapston Town Band concert.  It was a wonderful evening led by Ray Jefferies who was conducting for the very last time after 42 years in the job!  We raised £239.80 for church funds.


Dates for your diary-


Sunday 20th July  2pm - Churchyard Open Afternoon


Saturday 13th September – The Historic Churches’Trust Sponsored Ride and Stride

PILTON Concert

Come and enjoy a summer’s evening in Pilton Church at 7.30pm, Saturday 31st May, listening to Baroque music from the Harborough Collective. Tickets £13 from Sue Thomas (720188) or Carew Treffgarne (720 448).




Village Hall 200 Club

Winners for February 2014

1st John Gent (£25)

2nd Jane Cooper (£15)

3rd Rory Donald (£10)

4th Lucky Mills (£10)


Winners  for March 2014

1st  Trevor Pocknell (£25)

2nd  Nicola Guise (£15)

3rd  Helen Baines (£10)

4th  Mark Nicholson (£10)


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   Tickets £5


Wadenhoe Village Hall 2014 Cream Tea Festivals

3.00-5.30pm May 24-26

& August  23-25


Please contact Rachel Barritt, The Cottage, Wadenhoe 721167 (or Jim Mynors if you are outside Wadenhoe) if you might be willing to help staff the events.


or call: 720751 or Email:
Follow us on facebook at: www.facebook/villagehallevents




Him with His Foot in His Mouth. Friday 4th April, £10 a ticket, doors open 7pm for a 7.30 start. Bar. Tickets from the Old Barn 721129 or on the door – see Northants Touring Arts posters.

This captivating one man show is full of gentle humour and a virtuoso performance from actor Stephen Chance playing Harry Shawmut, a man who can't help himself from speaking his mind, not always in the most appropriate of places!



is always looking for supportive host families. By hosting a student, you and your family will help build bridges of intercultural understanding at home and abroad, while connecting with a young person.  These connections can often be life-long.

Students are kept busy from 8.30-6pm every day except Sundays with morning classroom teaching followed by afternoon activities.  In exchange for providing a bed and meals and the ongoing support with practicing talking English and transport to/from Oundle, we pay a weekly rate of £140 - £170.

.Do contact us on 275319 or or visit our website if you’d like more information.

St Rumbald Church Stoke Doyle

The Bells are Back





After some 4 months away at the bell hanger works (Whites of Appleton), our church bells are back and reinstalled in the church tower.  The end of the refurbishment project was celebrated last Sunday, when the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral, the Very Reverend Charles Taylor, led a service of celebration and rededication.  The work could not have gone ahead without the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Church Buildings Council, Peterborough Diocese Guild of Bell Ringers, Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust and The Benham Charitable Settlement, who along with very generous donations from the local people of Stoke Doyle, have helped us meet the cost of the project.

We are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and everybody for their help with the funding.


It has been an important project as it allows the bells to be rung again, something that has not been possible for nearly 10 years.  The bells provide not only a lovely sound across the Nene Valley, but also give the opportunity for the local people to become involved in bell ringing especially the younger residents of the village.  If there are any would be bell ringers living locally who would like to learn the skill, the practice nights are Thursdays 7.30 to 9.00pm, and should any bell ringing groups wish to come and ring these wonderful Thomas Eayre bells, we would be delighted to see you.


The restoration works has been carried out by Whites of Appleton, although to save us some of the cost, a small army of volunteer helpers has been involved in lowering the bells from the top of the tower and assisting with some strengthening of the original oak bell frame.  Then hauling the bells back up again when they returned from Oxfordshire, installing them in their pits and installing all new ringing fittings.  A process we believe has given great satisfaction.


The bells are all listed in the Church Building Council Schedule of Bells for Preservation. They were recast in 1727 from the bells of the earlier gothic church, believed to be c.1265, by Thomas Eayre of Kettering and are regarded as a maiden ring, as they have not been tuned together, although one of them shows signs of some “chip tuning”.  The ring is set into a contemporary and unusual diagonally set oak bell-frame believed to be by Henry Ladds.  The diagonal setting allows the corners of the frame to sit into the sound openings of the tower, rather like letting the frame rest on the 4 window sills.  This gives more space in the chamber, and averages out the stresses and loadings around the tower structure.





To Celebrate 50 years with People

Past and Present


Tuesday 13th May

9.30am Coffee Morning


All are Welcome


Photographic display



Boobs & Brass Band Concert with Jonathan Reynolds (singer)

TITCHMARSH Church May 24th

Doors open 7pm concert starts 7.30pm Bar/Raffle



Proceeds to Breast cancer campaign/Dementia Society


Tickets £10 available from June Dove 07798878533

Margaret Betts 07833663448


Church contact details

Carolyn Brawn   01933 625052

Rev Cathy Brazier  735491

Rev Canon Jim Mynors Jim@Mynors, 720613 The Rectory

Rev Liz Waller  01733 242412


Items  for June/July Pink Sheet by May 16 to Hilary Gerard-Pearse 27 Main Street, Aldwincle Tel 720456 or