BEN AND SARAH'S LEAVING LUNCH We are hosting a leaving lunch for Ben and Sarah on January 6th in Towcester Town Hall. St Lawrence has been asked to supply the hot main course. We have decided to offer Cottage pie. Can anyone help by making a Pie that would serve about 6 – 8 people. If so please speak to Stephanie or Rona. Many thanks If you wish to attend this lunch please let the Office know by December 21st.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH in the Chantry There is a list at the back of Church if you can offer to help or supply any of require items for the lunch.

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

HR EXPERIENCE? Anyone with up to date HR experience – please could you contact Rev Paula

CHURCHES TOGETHER 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 BIBLE STUDY GROUP, Tuesdays, 7.30pm

The Chantry Group began its Autumn meetings for fellowship, prayer and a time looking at James' letter last week. This group is open to all. Please contact John Booth if you would like to join.

FOODBANK are looking for new trustees please see the notice at the back of church for details. Also Towcester Foodbank urgently needs to replenish its stock of the basic foods which go into the bags. We are running low on many of these items. The Foodbank invite you to give donations of pasta, rice, custard, tinned meat or fish, tinned spaghetti, tinned fruit, sponge puddings, UHT milk, sugar (500g), jam and biscuits. Please check that the items are well within date. Donations can be left at the Church or at Tesco or Waitrose in Towcester. Thank you for your continued support of the foodbank.

Please can you save kitchen roll tubes (not toilet rolls), yoghurt pots etc for Messy Church. They can be left in the Benefice Office for Lulu to collect.


Tots Own starts Wednesday 5th September at 9.00 am in Greens Norton church. Little Sprouts starts again Monday 10th September at 9.30 am in Towcester church.



St Lawrence needs at least two people to become members of Deanery Synod. It’s only 2 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.

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.