Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 23rd September

FLOWERS in front of St. Francis have been kindly donated by Doreen Holyoak in loving memory of a dear Mum and Dad, Edna and Charles Matthews of Desborough.

HIGHAM HARVEST LUNCH is next Sunday – last opportunity to buy tickets from Karen today (Adults £10, children under 12 £5).

HARVEST DONATIONS this year will be going to Rushden Food Bank, where current needs are for tinned fruit, potatoes, tins or cartons of custard, jam, washing powder, fabric conditioner, individually packed toothbrushes, and nappies.

PILGRIM STUDY ON THE BIBLE: Morning or evening session at 6 Nightingale Way, HF, NN10 8PR, Tel 01933 357708.  Morning sessions: Wednesdays 10.15 -11.30 am - 26th Sept, 10th & 24th Oct, 7th & 21st Nov.  Evening sessions: Wednesdays 7 - 8.15 pm -26th Sept, 10th & 24th Oct, change to Tues evenings 6th & 20th Nov.

BEETLE DRIVE on Wednesday 24th October at 7 pm, £5 per person.  If you wish to attend please put your name down on the list at the back of the church.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Maureen Coles has volunteered to organise the shoe box collection again this year, deadline 31st October.  Boxes should be wrapped in Christmas paper, secured with string and labelled BOY or GIRL and approximate age group.  Further details from Maureen, 

THE KING’S MEN FROM KING’S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE are returning to perform for us again this year on Saturday 3rd November at 8 pm.  Tickets are now available from Karen Holmes (01933 318529) or Colemans of Higham Ferrers.

RAFFLE PRIZES:  The Fundraising Committee have various events organised this year where we hope to hold a raffle so if anybody has a raffle prize they could donate the committee would be very grateful.  Please see Karen Holmes or any member of the Fundraising Committee.

REMINDER:  Electoral Roll members who have not returned the Data Protection Form sent in August are asked to return it to one of the Clergy team, a Churchwarden or Stewart Wiles as soon as possible, otherwise the church will be unable to contact them about church news, events, activities & services by post, phone or email.  As of 10th September only 91 replies out of a possible 164 had been received.

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.
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.

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