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

THE CHANTRY GROUP will meet on the following dates: May 21, 28 June 4, 11 (venue tbc), 18 and 25 July to be decided We will be considering some basic Christian beliefs. This will be accessible to all wherever you are on your Christian journey and is open to everyone. John Booth.

FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING we need two volunteers to cover the third Friday of each month. Everything is suppled occasionally biscuits would be appreciated.

MOTHERS' UNION The July meeting of the Mothers’ Union will be held on Tuesday 2nd July at 11.15 am at the Chantry House in Towcester. We will be welcoming as our speaker James Yates, Youth Worker for Daventry churches who will tell us about his work. This will be followed by a light lunch. All are welcome. Carol Johnson


2 - 4 pm in the Chantry House. Thursday 13 June. All are welcome to come along for a chat and an afternoon out over lovely sandwiches, scones and cakes. Tea/coffee.





CHILDREN'S CHURCH meets in in Church then in the Chantry during the 9.30 am Parish Communion on the following dates: 23rd June and 14 July

VISITING PREACHERS to the Benefice The next visiting preacher is Charlotte Nobbs from Tearfund on 30 June Benefice Service at Easton Neston at 11 am followed by a bring and share picnic lunch.