Announcement of appointment of new Rector of Tove Benefice. Following interview and with the agreement of Bishop Donald and the parishes reps Revd Paula Challen current Assistant Curate will become the Rector - date of institution & induction TBA.

THE FOODBANK is currently experiencing high demand due to the effect of Universal Credit. Stocks are low and all donations would be greatly appreciated – especially of Pasta sauce, ketchup, squash, fruit juice, sponge pudding and dried and tinned foods. Reminder lists are available at the back of Church. St Lawrence donated 3.9kg to the foodbank last week. Many thanks.

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

RENEW Wellbeing Café 169 Watling St. Could you volunteer to help at Renew one afternoon a month? If so please get in touch with the Benefice Office.

CALLING ALL KNITTERS 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

FINLAY CHALLEN - Sponne School 2020 World Challenge Expedition to Botswana. Unwanted Clothing and shoe donations required for fundraising – bags available / to be left at the entrance. Last drop off 12th May, 2019.



CHILDREN'S CHURCH meets in in Church then in the Chantry during the 9.30 am Parish Communion on the following dates: 24th March 14th April 28th April

ROGATION WALK You are invited to join in the Rogation walk at St Michael's Bradden on Sunday 5th May, starting at 2.30 pm.