CHURCHES TOGETHER 2020 Lent Course In preparation for the Benefice Lent course, “Reconciliation and Restoring Harmony”, which runs for 5 weeks in Lent starting the week of Monday 3rd March, please contact the Benefice Office if you are able to host a group and state your preferred day, time and venue, and indicate how many people can attend. Kindly let the Office know by Monday 3rd February so that we can advertise where and when the Lent courses will be held. All material will be provided. Any queries, please speak to Revd. Paula or Revd. Lulu


Save the date 31st May Pentecost. This is a Fifth Sunday so we are planning to hire a coach and go to the “BIG” Pentecost Service at Peterborough Cathedral. More details to follow….


We are looking for volunteers to help on a Monday morning from 9.00 am to 11.00 am at St Lawrence. If you would to help or know more please speak to Claire our Children and Families Worker or email her at :-


As I am sure you are aware, a large part of Children’s Ministry involves telling stories. There are many fantastic story books to help younger children enjoy and understand the bible. At our pre-school groups in both Greens Norton and Towcester we use storytelling to engage and enthuse children about Jesus’ life and we use story telling in our schools to develop children’s understanding of the Christian faith. To enable us to do this more creatively, we would like to use knitted characters to ‘act out’ different Bible stories. If you are a keen knitter (or a beginner!), we would be very grateful if you could make a generic knitted character for us. The pattern is very simple (so I am told!) and would be used in a variety of ways. Eventually we would like to offer these characters in the form of a ‘story sack’ that would be given to each of our benefice schools with a bible story for the children to discover for themselves. These stories would be changed regularly and could also be used for adults in the schools to share. If you would like a copy of the pattern, please speak to either Claire or Rev. Paula. Thank you for your continued support of Children and Families work in our Benefice. Claire Reetz






LITTLE SHOOTS formerly CHILDREN'S CHURCH meets in in Church then in the Chantry during the 9.30 am Parish Communion

The group meets in the Chantry House on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm for details contact John Booth 01327 438905

Benefice Coffee Mornings are in the Chantry House Towcester on Friday and Saturday mornings from 10.00 am -12.00 pm and at St Bartholomew’s on Saturdays from 10.00 am -12.00 pm

BELL PEAL On Sunday 9th February at 1.00 pm there will be a Bell Peal at St Lawrence, Towcester. Come along and listen.

There will be another of our popular Film Nights on Wednesday 19th February 7.30 pm in the Chantry House. Come early to make sure of your place. Details are on the back cover.

TOVE BENEFICE MAGAZINE if you wish to continue receiving the Benefice Magazine please pay £8 into the Benefice Office by cash or cheque made out to Towcester St Lawrence PCC please by the end of January. The annual cost covers printing costs only.