Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 15th July

FLOWERS:  Wedding flowers are in celebration of the marriage of Katie Wigmore and Richard Whitely.

ORGANIST:  Welcome to our visiting organist John Arkell (music master at Oundle School) who will be playing on most Sundays during the school holidays.

THANK YOU:  Madeline Sturgen & family would like to thank everyone for all the kind messages, prayers and cards received in their sad loss of her husband Cyril.  They were very much appreciated.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING:  Basic safeguarding training for those in roles dealing with vulnerable adults and children for the church is taking place at St John the Baptist on Saturday 21st July.  If you think you are in such a role and haven't done the training, please speak to Brenda Elldred or Fr Tom to arrange a place.

FARMERS’ MARKET ON 28TH JULY
The Coffee Morning is being organised by the church fundraisers and cakes will be needed.  There is a list at the back of the church where you can indicate what cake(s) you are able to donate.
The Concert will be performed by the choir from Northampton General Hospital.   All proceeds from these concerts go towards St Mary’s choirs.  Hilary Goodman would like to say thank you to all who have supported the concerts, and her, since Tony left. 

ROCKY'S PLAICE HOLIDAY CLUB will take place on Tuesday 31st July, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd August, 9.30 am – 2 pm each day for all children aged 5-12 years.  Cost £5 per day.  If you are interested in joining in the fun as a child or as a helper please contact dsmithwilds@gmail.com  or 07407 113312 for further details.  Please keep this outreach in your prayers at this time.

DEBBIE & JAMES invite you to a Bring and Share Lunch on Sunday 5th August (their last Sunday before moving) in the Bede House from 12 midday.  Please add your name to the list in church if you can.  Everyone most welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:  An up to date sick list will begin on 5th August for both Higham and Chelveston.  All current names will therefore be removed, and new names listed on request to Lynne Pocock (Higham) and Brenda Elldred (Chelveston).  We must insist that due to new confidentiality rules the person going on the list is fully aware and gives their consent.  If they live outside the Benefice we must have full details and telephone information.

 

Please send news sheet items by Wednesday evening to jane@smeathers.com