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Services in the Tove Benefice next Sunday 25 November

9.30 am Parish Holy Communion with Children’s Church at Towcester
11.00 am Morning Prayer at Greens Norton
11.15 am Holy Communion at Caldecote
1.00 pm Holy Baptism at Towcester
2.30 pm Holy Baptism at Towcester
6.00 pm Advent Carols at Greens Norton

Monday 19th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
9.30 am Little Sprouts
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Tuesday 20th November
8.00 am Holy Communion (LP)
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday 21st November
9.00 am Morning Prayer-169 Watling St
10.15 am Holy Communion (LP)
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Thursday 22nd November
9.00 am Morning Prayer-169 Watling St
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 23rd November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.00 am Refreshments with biscuits in the Chantry House
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
6.30 pm Choir Practice until 7.30 pm
8.00 pm Bell ringing
Saturday 24th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.00 am Baptism Prep in the Chantry
10.00 am Chantry Coffee Morning run by Flower Arrangers
Daily Readings
Mon. Psalm 47 Daniel 8. 1 – 14 Revelations 10.
Tues. Psalm 52 Daniel 8. 15 – end Revelations 11. 1 – 14
Wed. Psalm 56 Daniel 9. 1 – 19 Revelations 11. 15 – end
Thurs. Psalm 62 Daniel 9. 20 – end Revelations 12.
Fri. Psalm 63 Daniel 10. 1 – 11.1 Revelations 13. 1 – 10
Sat. Psalm 78. 1 – 39 Daniel 12. Revelations 13. 11 – end
Sun. Daniel 7. 9 – 10, 13 – 14 Revelations 1. 4b – 8 John 18. 33 – 37

This Week's Notices
CHRISTINGLE MAKING –1st Dec at 10.30 am in the Chantry House. All welcome.

Anyone with up to date HR experience – please could you contact Rev Paula St. John Ambulance

Carols by Candlelight concert on 11th December at St. Lawrence, who will be supported by Musica Charity Choir MK ( ). All welcome to this service.

Lay Churches Together in Towcester Following the departure of Nic and Becca , we have no lay Churches Together in Towcester representatives. This exciting group has been the foundation of The Foodbank, the Renew 169 Cafe, our Carols on the Square and much more. Would you like to represent us there? please talk to Ben

Deanery & Diocesan Synod. St Lawrence needs at least two people to become members of Deanery Synod. It’s only 3 meeting a year and you get to know more about all our Deanery Churches activities. Please ask Rona if you want to know more. You only need to be on our Electoral Roll, not a PCC member. It’s a very interesting role.

Please pray for our Churchwardens as they meet with the Archdeacon on December 4th to discuss the future Rector for our Benefice and for Ben and Sarah for a good last chapter with us.

Chantry House The Chantry committee has completed the works on the gable end which is now restored and should last for several decades to come. Unfortunately it has wiped out its funds and we have several more jobs to do to maintain the House. It is vital therefore that the Coffee Mornings continue to raise funds for the heating and lighting cost. CAN YOU spare a Saturday morning once every six months to run a coffee morning? Please speak to Rona or one of the Clergy. We are short of volunteers for 4 Saturdays January to June 2019!

Could you be a star Baker? Welcome cakes for new residents Could you make or deliver a welcome cake to our new residents opposite the racecourse? If so, please contact Anne Pendry. 01327 350666 or

Towcester Foodbank Tesco collection We are collecting at Tesco in Towcester on Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December for items to go in our Christmas bags. If anyone is able to help during this time and be on the rota for a two-hour slot, please contact Barbara Parfitt on 01327 353966 Thank you for all the support you give the Towcester foodbank.

Renew 169 Launch Party Thursday 27th November from 5 – 7 pm (free pizza). Thank you to all who supported this venture. Welcome to all who want to see, celebrate and bless the café. Men at the Bull Christmas Dinner Wednesday 12th December 7.30 pm. Two course £16.99, three courses £21.99. Please contact Paul Loveday to book you place (351556).


Regular Events

Join us at St Lawrence for daily prayers for the Benefice and the World 9.00am Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday 5.00pm

Following the recent Benefice Bible morning and the free sample booklet entitled “Bible Reading Notes” you may be considering the next step for you to take. If anyone would like to receive Bible Reading Fellowship notes regularly, they would be welcome to join the group that I coordinate. you pay the price of the notes only – postage is free as they are all delivered to my address and I pass them on. The notes are sent in good time and each edition contains four months of readings:‐ January – April; May – August: and September – December. I would be delighted to hear from you by telephone (350578) or e‐mail ( and give more details.
Ann Lawrence