This week at Saint Lawrence

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Services in the Tove Benefice next Sunday 10 November
9.00 am Said Service at Towcester
10.45 am Remembrance Service at Greens Norton
10.50 am Remembrance Service at Towcester with Studio Band
2.30 pm Holy Baptism at Towcester

Monday 4th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
9.30 am NO Little Sprouts
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Tuesday 5th November
8.00 am Holy Communion PC
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
7.30 pm Chantry Group
Wednesday 6th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.15 am Holy Communion LP
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
7.30 pm Towcester PCC Meeting Chantry
Thursday 7th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
2.15 pm MU at Greens Norton
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 8th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.00 am Refreshments with biscuits in the Chantry House
5.00 pm Evening Prayer
6.30 pm Choir Practice until 7.30 pm
8.00 pm Bell ringing
Saturday 9th November
9.00 am Morning Prayer
10.00 am Chantry Coffee Morning run by Choir
Daily Readings
Mon. Psalm 2 Isaiah 1. 1 – 20 Matthew 1. 18 – end
Tues. Psalm 5 Isaiah1. 21 – end Matthew 2. 1 – 15
Wed. Psalm 9 Isaiah 2. 1 – 11 Matthew 2. 16 – end
Thurs. Psalm 15 Isaiah 2. 12 – end Matthew 3
Fri. Psalm 16 Isaiah 3. 1 – 15 Matthew 4. 1 – 11
Sat. Psalm 18. 31 – end Isaiah 4.2 to 5.7 Matthew 4. 12 – 22
Sun. Job 19. 23 – 27a 2 Thess. 2. 1 – 5, 13 – end St Luke 20. 27 – 38

This Week's Notices
The Chantry Group meets on Tuesday evenings in October and November for Bible Study and fellowship. 7.30 pm. The evening is, as usual, open to everyone in the Benefice.

Shoebox Service at St Bartholomew’s on Sunday 17 November at 11.00am. Leaflets are at the back of Church giving details of the items to be included in the shoebox. Please support this project and experience the joy of helping a child for whom this may be their only present. They are no longer able to accept any liquids or food items. Further information can also be found at If you are unable to attend the service, please leave your filled shoebox 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

Christmas Tree Festival A new venture. Saturday 7 Dec 10am - 4pm at GN. All in the benefice are invited to take part – individuals and groups. Trees are to be decorated with the theme of Christmas carols and songs. Trees to be no bigger than 4ft – real, artificial or crafted from recycled items. Battery lights may be used. A Remembrance tree will be available.

Raffle, cakes, cookies and beverages raising funds for Macmillan nurses and St Bartholomew’s Fabric Fund. The Sunday service following is to follow this theme. Contact Jill Neville to reserve a space or for further details. 01327 351985

Are you dividing or removing your herbaceous plants this autumn? The Rectory Garden has gone through a major rehabilitation structurally and now has lots of space in its borders for plants. If you have any you would like to give away over the next 2 months or next spring please put them in pots or plastic bags, water them well and leave them near the garage on the Rectory drive. Particularly shade plants; hellebores, heucheras, astilbes, ferns, primulas, coleus, lungwort. Ground cover plants; begonia, periwinkle, lady’s mantle, blue and purple geranium, Japanese Spurge, Juniper blue carpet, Bungle Weed, Stachys, Dead Nettle. Creeping Sedum. Shrubs; Mahonia, Fuchsia, Holly, Smoke Bush. Steve and his garden buddies.

Renew 169 Wellbeing Café Ruth Rice (founder of the Renew Cafe movement) will be visiting Renew 169 in Towcester on Monday 4 November. She will hold a training session 10.30-12.30, open to our volunteers, anyone thinking about in giving their time and anyone who would like to know more about the Renew movement. Please email if you wish to attend. Also, we are seeking new people to support Renew 169 Towcester, either on a regular or occasional basis. If you are interested to find out how you can help then please contact me, Shelagh Chapman on .

St Lawrence Film Night 20th November Come and watch the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in the Chantry House at 7.30 pm. A suggested donation of £5. Refreshments provided.


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