CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2018 We have managed to obtain a couple of people willing to cook for us on Christmas day, one of them is a semi-retired professional chef who had been considering doing something like this for years and when she saw our appeal on Facebook thought ' Why not!' This means that we should be supplying a Christmas day meal for those who would otherwise be on their own that day or are homeless. Please contact the Benefice Office to book.

Sat. 25th November 2017 11.30 am till 4.00 pm St Nicholas Church Potterspury NN12 7PU Presents Dave Tomlinson Vicar, author, speaker, beer drinker, comedian, theologian, a speaker on radio 2’s “Pause for thought” and an everyday ordinary good bloke. This is a great opportunity to come along and hear Dave talk about “How to be a bad Christian and better human being”, ask questions and discuss how Christianity is less weird and more fun than many people think! Tickets £5 (to include hot drinks) available from: For more information contact Monty Lynds on: 01908 543206 A light lunch for £5 will be available on the day (or bring a packed lunch) + there will also be an opportunity to buy books and other goodies.

MEN'S BREAKFAST 18th November 8.15 am for 8.30 am in the Chantry House. £5 donation payable on the day. The speaker is Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent. RSVP Terence, Jim, John, Kevin or the Benefice Office.

ADVENT CANDLES £3 each, available from Church or the Benefice Office The Real Advent Calendar Fairtrade milk chocolate, Palm Oil free – 25 festive shapes and free 24 page Christmas story-activity book. £4 each which includes a charitable donation. Please use the sheet at the back of church to let us know how many you would like – great for Grandchildren, Godchildren etc.

CHRISTMAS CARDS £2.50 per pack of 10 available from the Office or back of Church.

BIBLE STUDY Chantry group will continue their study for the next four weeks using the book of Malachi. Tuesday 7.30 pm in the Chantry all welcome.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD this year’s Shoebox Service at St Bartholomew’s on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH at 11.00am ( refreshments from 10.30am). Children from the Kingfishers class will be taking part in the service. There are leaflets at the back of the Church giving details of the items to be included in the shoebox. Please support this worthwhile project and experience the joy of helping a child for whom this may be their only present. Filled shoebox can be brought to the service or left at the back of the Church or in the Chantry Office. Any empty shoe boxes would also be appreciated for others to use. Thank you. Barbara and Kevin Parfitt (

Dates for your Diary
Remembrance Services: 12th November 10.45 am at Towcester and Greens Norton
Bishops Conference: 13th – 16th November Clergy and Lay Ministers away
Shoe Box Service: 19th November 11 am at St Bartholomew’s
Organ Recital: Thursday 23rd November 1.15 pm by Philip Bricher
Benefice Advent Carol Service: 26 November 6.00 pm at St Lawrence
St Lawrence Film Night: 27th November 7.30 pm Silverstone Methodist Church “Saving Grace” – all welcome £5
Christingle Services: 3rd December 3 pm at Easton Neston 4 pm at Towcester and Greens Norton


We continue to meet in church Mondays during term time only.
HELP!!!! Little Sprouts is short of helpers if you are able to help as a one off could you please let Revd Paula 01327 323106


2017 - 2018 FILM NIGHTS
Nigel Slater’s session of film nights for this winter will be held on a Monday evening at 7.30 pm, as usual at Silverstone Methodist Church. The programme will be as follows:
27 November - Saving Grace
22 January - Brief Encounter
19 February - Local Hero
19 March - Hidden Figures
There will be three or four 'thoughts to consider' on the screen afterwards, to which the audience's attention will be drawn. People can ponder these - if they wish - over their coffee and biscuits. After research and discussion, it was agreed that there'd be nothing more substantial or organised than this.

Help keep the churchyard neat and tidy. Future working parties: Meet at 9.30am in the churchyard. 2nd December

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.