Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 21st January

CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS at St Mary’s were as follows:
Midnight Mass £280.79         Christmas Morning £200.40
These were split between The Goodwill Children’s Homes and The Daylight Centre, Wellingborough.  Other collections were 
Christingle £152.18         Crib Service £282.16
Both were given to The Children’s Society.

The next PILGRIM COURSE, on the ‘Eucharist', started at 10.30 am on Wednesday 10th January at Brenda & John's house.  It runs for six consecutive weeks and you are still welcome to join in.  Please contact Brenda on 07816771702 if interested. 

FOOD BANK:  Sara Owst & Brenda Elldred continue to collect via the boxes at the back of the churches.
CHARITY PERFORMANCE of ‘Farndale Avenue – Macbeth’, a comedy, on Monday 12th March at 7.30 pm at Sharnbrook Mill Theatre.  All money raised will go to Spurgeons Children’s Charity.  Tickets are £11, including wine or soft drink on arrival, & are available from Sidey Design or by calling Sue Dennis on 07976 811814.

Parking in the Church Yard is for disabled badge holders only.  The entrance to the Church must be kept clear in case the emergency services need access.

Please use the cards and box at the back of the Church for names to be added to the prayer list on the news sheet.  If you know anyone who would benefit from a visit or Home Communion the initial contact is Lynne Pocock, email, tel 311370.

Coffee Morning every Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon, in the Bede House.

Please leave votive candles to burn out.  Blowing them out can cause splashes of wax which are difficult to remove.

You are reminded that there is a Prayer Request Board by the Madonna and Child at the front of the church, with a pen and slip of paper for your use.  The prayers on the board are offered at the altar at the Masses during the week.  They do not require a signature, and you can take the opportunity to light a candle if you wish - or not.  



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