Benefice BBQ at Richard and Lulu’s Greens Norton Rectory Sunday 6th August 12.30 pm All welcome Please let the office know or sign in church by 3rd August. St Lawrence Patronal Festival is Sunday 13th August. The bell ringers will be cooking again for us all. Please sign up by Thursday 10th August.


We continue to meet in church Mondays during term time only.
HELP!!!! Little Sprouts is short of helpers particularly this term on the following dates: 3rd July and 10th July if you are able to help as a one off could you please let Revd Paula 01327 323106

HELP! Please would you consider helping on the Sunday tea and coffee rota? You can do it with a friend/wife/husband. You only have to buy milk. You do not have to wash up. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. It involves arriving a little earlier on a Sunday, setting out the trays with mugs and biscuits and filling the urn. After the service you would make up to 35 cups of very welcome tea and coffee. This is a real service to our church family, a lovely welcome to newcomers. We need someone to do the first and the Fourth Sunday of the month. Speak to Marion Hyde on 01327 857947.

The Mothers’ Union met for their
monthly meeting on Thursday 1st
June 2.15 pm at St. Bartholomew’s
Church Greens Norton . The meeting
started with Prayers and a short time of
notices. We welcomed our speaker
who was Jill Kearns from the Mothers’
Union. She spoke about Faith in
Action, it was very interesting and
members asked lots of questions. The
meeting concluded with tea and cakes
with very good fellowship.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 4th
July 11.15 am at the Chantry House
Towcester Our speaker will be Rev.
David Painter who will no doubt delight
us with his talk. We will finish with a
light lunch and very good fellowship.
All are most welcome to join us at any
of our meetings.
Rev. Peter Hobday

Some parts of Palestine/ Israel have changed beyond recognition, some parts and views are very similar to what Jesus would have seen. Just as in Jesus’ day there are people who struggle against huge oppression and some who live generously and risk ostracism to show compassion. There is much to see, much to enter into and much to support and pray for. We are planning a Pilgrimage from our Benefice in November 2018. This gives time for preparation, saving up and looking forward to it. If you are at all interested, please look at the brochure either on the Benefice website or pick up a copy from church . Do talk to one of the clergy. It is not cheap, but will support local Christian guides, bus drivers, hotels and help Benefice Events 5 keep Christians in the land telling the story and being salt and light in it and drawing out God’s love in all people there. We hope to provide a few subsidized places as part of this so please don’t let the significant price put you off exploring this at this early stage do please talk to one of the clergy if you are interested.