This week at Saint Lawrence

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Services in the Tove Benefice next Sunday 16th December
8.00 am Holy Communion at Towcester (BCP)
9.30 am All Age Communion at Towcester
11.00 am Holy Communion at Greens Norton
12 noon Christmas Cheer at Towcestrians
6.00 pm Nine Lessons and Carols at Towcester and refreshments
6.00 pm Carols by Candlelight at Greens Norton

Monday 10th December
9.00 am Morning Prayer
9.30 am Little Sprouts
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Tuesday 11th December
8.00 am Holy Communion (LP)
3.00 pm Duncote Carols
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
7.00 pm St Johns Ambulance Carol Service – All welcome
Wednesday 12th December
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.15 am Holy Communion (BP)
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Thursday 13th December
9.00 am Morning Prayer
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 14th December
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.00 am Refreshments with biscuits in the Chantry House
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
6.30 pm Choir Practise until 7.30 pm
8.00 pm Bell ringing
Saturday 15th December
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.30 am Chantry Coffee Morning until 12.15 pm run by PCC
Daily Readings
Mon. Psalm 44 Isaiah 45. 14 - end 1 Thessalonians 1.
Tues. Psalm 56 Isaiah 46. 1 Thessalonians 2. 1 – 12
Wed. Psalm 62 Isaiah 47. 1 Thessalonians 2. 13 – end
Thurs. Psalm 54 Isaiah 48. 1 – 11 1 Thessalonians 3.
Fri. Psalm 86 Isaiah 48. 12 – end 1 Thessalonians 4. 1 – 12
Sat. Psalm 145 Isaiah 49. 1 – 13 1 Thessalonians 4. 13 – end
Sun. Zephaniah 3. 14 – end Philippians 4. 4 – 7 Luke 3. 7 - 18

This Week's Notices
We give thanks for the appointment of our Child and Family Worker starting in January. Pray for Claire Reetz and us all together in this new venture – details are in the January Tove Messenger.

St. John Ambulance Carols by Candlelight concert on 11th December at St. Lawrence, who will be supported by Musica Charity Choir MK ( ). All welcome to this service.

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.

Men at the Bull Christmas Dinner Wednesday 12th December 7.30 pm. Two course £16.99, three courses £21.99. Please contact Paul Loveday to book you place (351556).

Help in additional service at the back of church is a list of the extra services we are offering over the run up to Christmas. The Clergy require some help with welcome desk for these services. Please sign up.

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.

Reps for 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.

Deanery Synod Want to be informed and have a say at a higher level in the Church? St Lawrence needs synod reps for 3 meeting a year. Please speak to clergy if you can offer this service.


Regular Events

Join us at St Lawrence for daily prayers for the Benefice and the World 9.00am Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday 5.00pm

Following the recent Benefice Bible morning and the free sample booklet entitled “Bible Reading Notes” you may be considering the next step for you to take. If anyone would like to receive Bible Reading Fellowship notes regularly, they would be welcome to join the group that I coordinate. you pay the price of the notes only – postage is free as they are all delivered to my address and I pass them on. The notes are sent in good time and each edition contains four months of readings:‐ January – April; May – August: and September – December. I would be delighted to hear from you by telephone (350578) or e‐mail ( and give more details.
Ann Lawrence