Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 21st October

 
BENEFICE PRAYER GROUP:  Please sign the list at the back of church if you are willing to be part of this group.

A MASS FOR ALL SOULS DAY will be held on Friday 2nd November at 10.30 am (no evening service).  There is a list at the back of church for the names of departed to be remembered.

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

THE FRIENDS OF ST. MARY’S:
AGM on Monday 22nd October at 7.30 pm in the Bede House.  All welcome.
 
Coffee Morning on Saturday 27th October in the Bede House, usual stalls including Bulb Sales, Bottle Stall and many others.  Offers of help including cakes etc would be most appreciated.  All proceeds to The Garden of Remembrance project.

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 & approximate age group.  Further details from Maureen, maureencoles42@hotmail.com. 

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.

CHRISTMAS SPARKLE is on Saturday, 17th November.  There is a board at the back of church to sign up to sell raffle tickets, act as stewards in church and/or supply bottles of the alcoholic variety for the bottle raffle.
 
WINE TASTING ROADSHOW hosted by Amps of Oundle in the Bede House on Friday 23rd November at 7.30 pm, to raise money for much needed new educational toys for the Tots group.  Ticket only event limited to 80 places, over 18’s only.  Tickets £10 from 07772 675175.

MOTHERS’ UNION CHRISTMAS RAFFLE is a national appeal to support a Parenting Programme in Guyana (see www.mothersunion.org/raffle).  First prize £2,000, tickets £1 each from Jane Smeathers.  Please support this worthy cause.

FOOD BANK:  Our current needs are jam (unfortunately we can’t take homemade), cleaning products (washing powder, fabric conditioner etc), personal care items (deodorants, toothbrushes & toothpaste etc) and nappies.  If you are able to add any of these items to your weekly shop your donations would be very gratefully received.  Thank you.
 
 
 Please send news sheet items by Wednesday evening to jane@smeathers.com