We are looking for volunteers to help with Mondays at St Lawrence 9 am to 11 am. Please speak to Claire, our Children and Families Worker, or email her at if you can help or would like to know more.


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

VERGERS NEEDED We have a number of baptism at St Lawrence on a Sunday afternoon at 2.30 pm. We need some volunteers to help set up and welcome the family to church.. This is an ideal opportunity to welcome new families. All training is provided, please speak to Rev Lulu if you feel called to help.

THE CHANTRY GROUP will meet on the following dates: 2, 16, 23, 30 July. (No meeting on 9 July) 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.


Flower Festival 2019 9th, 10th 11th August. Could you like to create an arrangement? Please let Rona know. HELP – we will need help with Cream teas and the welcome desk. Please sign up. Also can anyone donate some scones for teas? THIS YEAR we would like to offer soup and a roll for sale after Coffee morning and before Cream teas on the Friday and Saturday. All lists are at the back of church to sign up. Thank you.





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

BENEFICE CONFIRMATION SERVICE with Bishop Donald – Next Week, Sunday 21st July, 11 am at St Bartholomew’s. If you can help with refreshments please speak to Rev Lulu Candidates are Linda Duerden, Marie Carter & Shirley Green. Please hold them in your prayers

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.

PATRONAL BBQ Sunday 11 August. The sign-up sheet is at the back of church if you wish to take part in this annual event in the Chantry Garden – time and cost are on the notice.