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 ALDWINCLE : CLOPTON : PILTON : STOKE DOYLE

THORPE ACHURCH : TITCHMARSH: WADENHOE

 PINK SHEET for APRIL – MAY 2017

CHURCH WARDENS

Aldwincle, Hilary Gerard-Pearse 720456 and John Pawlyn, 720038  

Clopton Jane Wood 720282

Pilton, Carew Treffgarne, 720448 and Sue Thomas 720188

Stoke Doyle Liz Doherty 273525 and Ian Semple 274260

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

www.oundledeanery.org.uk. (staff contact details on back page)

 

From the Rectory – for the last time!

 

After decades sharing parish ministry with responsibilities in the wider church it has been very rewarding to finish with 10 years really focussed locally. After all that is where rural communities and churches can be at their strongest. So let no-one dismiss what we’re about as merely ‘parochial’.

 

In this last lap I’ve also been particularly struck by the significance of local leadership. So the AGMs have been encouraging with their reassurance that there are plenty to carry on where I’m leaving off.

 

What now? Applications for the post of Rector here are already starting to come in and those shortlisted will be interviewed in mid-May by representatives of the 7 parishes. Then – watch this space!

 

Meanwhile see back page for contact details of

The Pink Sheet team

 

With all good wishes                  Jim Mynors

Farewell to Jim and Helen Mynors

 

The Pink Sheet is going to miss you Jim.  You have been responsible for its current shape and size and you have also encouraged all the parishes in the benefice to make more use of it - which helps us to co-operate with each other more.

 

 

JIM & HELEN MYNORS FAREWELL TO ALDWINCLE RESIDENTS

 

Because we have had the privilege of living in Aldwincle for the past 10 years we are hosting a farewell tea

 

on

 

Saturday 22 April in Aldwincle Village Hall

 

from 2.30-5pm

 

Please come     Just turn up

 

Any donations will be for St Peter's Aldwincle

 

 

 

 

All will be welcome to the last Service to be taken by Jim in the benefice, which will be a Farewell Family Communion at 10.45 in St Mary’s Titchmarsh on Sunday 30 April.

We will eat together afterwards.  The proposal is that each of the parishes would contribute to a finger buffet. Titchmarsh will provide the fizz and other drinks. 

Bible Study

After a break in April, The benefice bible study will continue on Thursday mornings in Titchmarsh church. Breakfast will be available from 9am and the study will start at 9.30am.

We shall be following a five session course entitled "Receiving Christ" which looks at how we receive Christ in five different ways. You do not have to attend all sessions.

Session 1 Receiving Christ: as children of God -  11th May

Session 2: Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy - 25th May

Session 3: Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion - 8th June

Session 4: Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship - 22 Jun

Session 5: Christ in you, the hope of glory – 13th July

I hope to see you at all or some of these sessions. Carolyn

 

From the Registers

Burials

Helen Tilley (daughter of Paul & Judith Rose) was buried in Aldwincle on 29th January

Ian Macleod of Baulks Lane Aldwincle died on 11 March aged 89. His funeral was on 22nd March

The 3 remaining Church AGMs:

(Agendas on relevant noticeboards)

March 31 Clopton 8pm Crows Nest Farm

April 24 Pilton 7.30pm The Bede House

April 26 Titchmarsh 7.30pm Church

 

Titchmarsh Organ re-dedication & concert

At 7.30pm pm on April 8th Bishop John Flack will rededicate the organ after its major refurbishment and improvement. There will then be a concert such as has not been heard in years. Tickets by invitation only, but please let Jim know if you would like to be invited!

Floodlighting of St. Peter’s Church Aldwincle

 

The Church is very grateful to Sue and Richard Herbert for their contribution, in memory of Richard’s parents and his brother, towards the cost of floodlighting the Church for the month of March

 

Aldwincle Flower Boxes

 

Some of the surplus funds raised by the "Aldwincle Ladies" group from the Queen's Birthday celebrations were used to plant up flower and bulb boxes, donated by the Hankins family, and to plant bulbs on the verges in front of All Saints church and at the entrances to the village. One of the bulb boxes was stolen before Christmas. Tim Hankins has supplied a replacement box, and thanks to a generous anonymous donation, new flowers and bulbs will be purchased for this and further bulb planting around the village.

 

Everybody is welcome to Aldwincle WI’s COFFEE MORNING on

 

Saturday April 8th from

10 am to 12 noon in Aldwincle Village Hall.

Entrance is £1 to include tea/coffee and biscuits.

There will be a raffle, a cake stall and a bric-a-brac stall.

 

 

Pilton Saturday, 6th May, 7.30pm

BARCOS Concert at Pilton All Saints & St Mary Church, PE8 5SN. Collaboration between Argentinian bandoneon player and composer, Eduardo Garcia, and the Harborough Collective String Quartet, led by David Le Page, in a vibrant programme of tango inspired music.

Tickets £13 from c.treffgarne@btinternet.com or 01832 720448.

 

Aldwincle Village Hall

After the AGM the full Committee for 2017/8 is:

Parochial Church Council      Marilyn Percy

Flower Show      Chris Lowe

Parish Council     Bernard Lowe

Baptist Church     Keith Helliwell

Friendly Club    John Percy

WI       Sue Stamper

Elected by AGM: John Horrell    Peter Stroh    Julie O’Connor  

Co-opted by Committee       Sue Herbert and Bev Hankins

The Village Hall Committee meets at 8pm on April 5th in the Hall

The public are invited to the first part of the meeting

 

 

 

The Marmalade Morning (the third held in Stoke Doyle) raised £1,400, to be divided between two charities. Thrive and 21 & co. Thank you very much to everyone who

helped in many ways . Liza Faure Walker.

 

Christian Aid Week 2017 (14th - 20th May)

The focus of Christian Aid Week this year is the plight of refugees in many areas of the world. 65 million people across the globe have fled their homes because of disasters and conflicts. Christian Aid’s initial work back in 1945 was with refugees in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War and our support is just as vital now as tens of millions of people are making dangerous journeys in search of safety.

Hopefully our local churches will mark the beginning of Christian Aid Week on Sunday 14th May with a special focus on the work of this charitable organisation. As the co-ordinator for collections in, Aldwincle, Pilton, Stoke Doyle, Thorpe Achurch and Wadenhoe , I am now asking for help with collections locally. I cover SD and have wonderful support covering Pilton and Wadenhoe but would like some help for the remaining parishes of Aldwincle and Thorpe Achurch.

This does not have to be an onerous task involving repeated house to house collections! It can be achieved by delivering a Christian Aid envelope with an address slip inside to inform the householder of where they can leave their donation if they wish to do so. I will then co-ordinate the collection of the envelopes from the recipient and will take them to the treasurer for banking. Any contributions are most gratefully received by Christian Aid however small, so any help collecting would likewise be most valuable. Many thanks, Dawn Gent – (dawngent58@gmail.com) tel landline 01832 274325 and mobile 07703203438

ALDWINCLE PARISH COUNCILANNUAL VILLAGE LITTER PICK

SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017

 

Meet at the Village Hall at 10 am. All equipment will be provided, but if you have a picker and/or a high-vis jacket it would be helpful if you could bring these along. Please note that for insurance reasons all participants must be at least 16 years old. Come along and help to give your village and its surroundings a spring clean.  Details from John Lawrence 720310.

 

Stoke Doyle Dates for your diary-

Sunday 21st May – Rogation Service 6pm

Saturday 24th June  7.30 pm We are delighted to be welcoming back Leilani Barratt who will be entertaining us for a Midsummer concert. Tickets Ian Semple 274260

Sunday 30thJuly 2-4pm. Come and wander round our wildlife friendly churchyard and look for butterflies and bugs amongst the wildflowers

Saturday 9th September 10am- 4pm Ride and Stride 2017.

 

 Invitation

Wednesday 29th March 2017 Tea time (4.30 – 6.30 pm)

All Saint’s Church, Main Street, Aldwincle, Northants, NN14 3EL

You are warmly invited to join us and Reverend Richard Coles at the official opening of the Champing™ 2017 season in All Saints, Aldwincle. Reverend Coles will conduct a blessing of this inaugural Champing™ church at 5.00 pm.

Tea time treats will be served and tours of the church will be available  5.30 – 6.30 pm.           From the Champing team

 

Aldwincle W.I.

 Meets in Aldwincle Village Hall at 7.30pm for 7.45pm on the first Thursday of the month.  Guests welcome.

6 April Cake Demonstration with DonnaLulu Cooks. Competition: an old cookbook. Hostesses: Bobby Hunter and Wendy Patel.

4 May Resolutions with Malvena. Competition: Your Hand Made item. Hosteses: Committee

 

COFFEE MORNING 6 MAY, ALDWINCLE VILLAGE HALL.

10 am – 12noon in aid of Church Funds

 

                              

 ALDWINCLE CHURCH FÊTE AND FLOWER SHOW

SUNDAY 28 MAY, 12 noon – 4pm

 

Create a display of flowers in the theme “The Queen’s 65th” (to celebrate 65 years on the throne).  Entry forms from B Hankins.

 

Stalls, Bar-B-Q, drinks, cakes and games in the Village Hall area.  Village Voices will sing from 4pm.

 

All donations of cakes, tombola or raffle to Peartree Farm, Aldwincle.  Contact Tim and Beverley 01832 720614

 

Church contact details

Carolyn Brawn   01933 625052

Rev Jim Mynors Jim@Mynors,me.uk 720613 The Rectory to the end of April

Rev Liz Waller  eawaller@btinternet.com  01733 242412  

 

 

Items in WORD FORMAT PLEASE for June 2017/July 2017 Pink Sheet by May 15th but, preferably earlier, to Hilary Gerard-Pearse 27 Main Street, Aldwincle Tel 720456 or pinksheet@mynors.me.uk

Advertising co-ordinator Keith Doherty keithldoherty@sky.com 01832 273525

Distribution Co-ordinator Helen Strode-Willis 40 Main St Aldwincle 720109

ALDWINCLE : CLOPTON : PILTON : STOKE DOYLE

THORPE ACHURCH : TITCHMARSH: WADENHOE

 PINK SHEET for FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017

CHURCH WARDENS

Aldwincle, Hilary Gerard-Pearse 720456 and John Pawlyn, 720038  

Clopton Jane Wood 720282

Pilton, Carew Treffgarne, 720448 and Sue Thomas 720188

Stoke Doyle Liz Doherty 273525 and Ian Semple 274260

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

www.oundledeanery.org.uk. (staff contact details on back page)

 

From the Rectory

Why AGMs?

I learnt from my father’s business experience that when all is well AGMs can appear rather routine. Yet I’ve also learnt from 50 years of church and charity AGMs that – rarely - they can be a safety valve and invariably they provide an opportunity for:

  • Saying thank yous
  • Looking back on achievements
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities ahead
  • The asking of questions and sharing of information
  • The orderly electing (or re-electing) of officers.

This year I particularly hope some, or all, who have responsibility in the 7 churches will be able (if re-elected) to continue into the coming year and so provide continuity when I’ve departed.  But if any of you feel this might be a problem I’d be glad to know in good time.

With all good wishes                  Jim Mynors

From the Registers

Funeral        Joy Loveday died on 30 November just short of her 93rd birthday  Her funeral service was held in Wadenhoe on 21st December

The 7 Church AGMs are planned:

(Agendas on relevant noticeboards)

Feb 20 Stoke Doyle 7pm Church

Feb 21 Aldwincle 7.30pm Rectory

Feb 26 Wadenhoe 6.30pm Church

Feb 27 Thorpe Achurch 3pm Old Rectory

March 31 Clopton 8pm Crows Nest Farm

April 24 Pilton 7.30pm Manor House

April 26 Titchmarsh 7.30pm Church

Stewardship

A meeting for all 7 churches, especially PCC members – with the Diocesan Adviser, Paul Adams

7.30pm 22 February Titchmarsh Church

 

 

 

Confirmation Service – for any candidates in these villages

11 June in Oundle

Please ask Jim Mynors for details of preparation available between now and then

Benefice Choir

The reformed - or should that be , reconstituted? - Benefice Choir met after a year's absence to perform at the Titchmarsh Carol Service and The Midnight Communion on Christmas Eve. After three rehearsals and an injection of three new sopranos and two new altos, we had revived enough to sing  choir only carols at the carol service: All This Time This Song Is Best by William Walton and a traditional carol, The Seven Joys of Mary, and then at the Midnight: Silent Night; Coventry Carol and, this time accompanied by Sophia Line on her violin, The Seven Joys.

In March we will be singing at the Dedication of the West Window at Titchmarsh and in April at the Dedication Concert for the Titchmarsh organ, magnificently restored by Harrison & Harrison of Durham.

In common with most choirs, we are long on enthusiasm and short of men, so if you have ever sung tenor or bass, and can sing in tune, you will be very welcome (as, of course, will sopranos and altos). Practices are held monthly and offer the irresistible temptation of tea, coffee and the most magnificent cakes at the close.

Titchmarsh Organ re-dedication & concert

At 7.30pm pm on April 8th the Bishop of Brixworth will rededicate the organ after its major refurbishment and improvement. There will then be a concert such as has not been heard in years. Tickets by invitation only, but please let Jim know if you would like to be invited!

    

Thursdays in Titchmarsh Church Until Easter we’re looking at the newly restored chancel windows:

Breakfast and informal conversation from 9am –  or come around 9.30am and skip the breakfast!  Come and go as you like – we generally run on until 10.30am but some leave much earlier than that…

(9.15am Epiphany Sunday January 29    Water into wine)

 

3 windows about women

 

Feb 9 Mary Magdalene’s foot washing

(9.15am Easter Day Mary on Easter morning )

Feb 23  Peter presented Dorcas alive  (similar to a Wadenhoe window)

 

3 windows about Peter

 

Mar 9 reinstatement and commissioning

Mar 23 Dorcas again

Apr 6 Storm at sea

 

On 26th March our 10.45am Mothering Sunday service will include a re-dedication of the windows by Bishop George Carey when we shall be looking at the two windows in the South Aisle about Mary the mother of Jesus

 

 

 

 

Stoke Doyle

 

Thank you –to everyone who supported the ‘Christmas Cracker’ in December.  It was a very festive evening with poems and readings from Andrew Spurrell and friends and we were delighted to welcome the ‘Ruff Recorders’ again. They have regular practices in the church so it was lovely to appreciate the results of their hard work.   A bucket collection raised £282.50 for the Peterborough Special Olympics Swimming Group.

 

 

Dates for your diary-

 

Saturday 25th March 7.30pm – A spring concert with Classical Guitars and Voices - from the Huntingtonshire Guitar Ensemble and The friends Ensemble Tickets £12.50 from Liz Doherty 01832 273525

 

Sunday 26th March 4.30pmMothering Sunday Family Service

 

Saturday 24th June  – A Midsummers day concert with Leilani Barratt

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 9th September 10 - 4pmRide and Stride 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

                  St Rumbald Church

Stoke Doyle

A Spring Concert with Classical Guitars and Voices

With the Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble and the Ensemble of Friends

Saturday 25th March 2017

 7.30 p.m.

 

Following the solo Classical Guitar performance of Graham Devine in 2016 we are delighted to welcome The Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble under the leadership of Sandra Buckenham.  They are joined by The Ensemble of Friends, an Acapella Chamber Choir conducted by Dr Douglas Coombes MBE

 

Tickets £12.50

Liz Doherty 01832 273525

 

 

 

 

Aldwincle Village Hall AGM

8pm March 22nd  in the Hall

According to the constitution, the usual organisations each nominate their representative trustees and there are also 3 trustees to elect.

(The trustees can co-opt 2 more to their number after the AGM)

See noticeboard for more details

         

 

 

  FLOODLIGHTING OF ST. PETERS ALDWINCLE

 

St. Peter's Church, Aldwincle is very grateful to the following people for their generous contributions towards the cost of floodlighting the  Church in the winter months.

 

Gill Kirk sponsored the last two weeks in December in memory of the  Nicholson family Mary, Tom, Nancy, Len and Gwen.

 

Jane George has contributed to the lighting for the first 5 weeks of  2017.

 

 

 

Aldwincle W.I.  Meets in Aldwincle Village Hall at 7.30pm for 7.45pm on the first Thursday of the month.  Guests welcome.

2 February:  From Manor to Modern, a talk with Colin Ray.  (A change from the programme)  Competition: A musical item.  Hostesses: Helen Nicholls and Linda Hemming.

2 March: Acholi Beadcraft with Alison Rockett.  Competition: A beaded item.   Hostesses: Margaret Wallis and Maryon Penney

 

St Peter’s Fête

 

We are planning to have a Church Fête in Aldwincle during the spring bank holiday weekend; possibly on Sunday 28th. There will be more information in the April/May Pink Sheet.

 

 

Church contact details

Carolyn Brawn   01933 625052

Rev Jim Mynors Jim@Mynors,me.uk 720613 The Rectory (Day off Friday)

Rev Liz Waller  eawaller@btinternet.com  01733 242412  

Items in WORD FORMAT PLEASE for April 2017/May 2017 Pink Sheet by March 15th, preferably earlier, to Hilary Gerard-Pearse 27 Main Street, Aldwincle Tel 720456 or pinksheet@mynors.me.uk