Friday, 2 December 2016

News in the Pews

SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE 4th – 18th December 2016

8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) St Cuthbert’s
10.30 am
All Age Service with Baptism at St Cuthbert’s
5.30 pm
Christmas Tree Festival Service at St Andrew’s

8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s followed by
Church Breakfast
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW)  at St Cuthbert’s
4.00 pm
Christingle Service at St Cuthbert’s
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW) at St Andrew’s
6.30 pm
Nine Lessons and Carols at St Cuthbert’s

At Communion Services

If you are a communicant member of a Christian Church, you are welcome to come up to receive the bread and wine.  Otherwise you are welcome to either remain in your seat or come up to receive a blessing.  Keeping your hands down by your side will signify to the Vicar that you wish to receive a blessing.   If you have difficulty coming up to the Communion Rail and would like the Vicar to come to you, then please inform a sidesman.


KIM’S DAY OFF is every Friday.  If urgent matters arise on Fridays, please contact Roger on 07768794662.

Monday 5th December

9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Hall, Great Glen

2.00 pm                      WI Carol Service at St Cuthbert’s

Wednesday 7th December  

9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s

10.00-11.30am         Toddler Cafe at St Cuthbert’s

Thursday 8th December

11:15 am                    Christingle making with children at St Cuthbert's School

Friday 9th December

7.15 pm                      Choir Practice at Great Glen

Monday 12th December  

9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Hall, Great Glen

Tuesday 13th December

12.00-2.00pm            Ladies Night Out at the home of Dave and Carole Henson

Wednesday 14th December

9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s

10.00-11.30am  Toddler Cafe at St Cuthbert’s

Friday 16th December

7.15 pm         Choir Practice at Great Glen

10.00 am       St Cuthbert’s School visiting St Cuthbert’s Church for Christmas Carol Service
Saturday 17th December

 2.00 – 4.00 pm         Festive open house at the vicarage for tea & biscuits


 7.00 – 9.00 pm         for mulled wine & nibbles   


Christmas Flowers If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Christmas Flowers at St Cuthbert’s Church please see Phyllis Hallam, Lyn Flowers or Carol Neal.

Christingle Service Sunday 11th December at 4.0 p.m. at St Cuthbert’s  Church.  Please invite family and friends and come and join us. There will carols and refreshments. 

Ladies Night Out December’s LNO will be at the home of Dave and Carole Henson. This will be on Tuesday 13th December, 12 until 2pm. You can also invite a guest (male or female!) and you are invited to a Bring and Share Buffet. RSVP Carole & Dave 01162403368 1 Coleman Road Fleckney LE8 8BH.  A date and venue for the January meeting will be arranged shortly.

To existing readers and sidesmen  Amy will  be preparing the rota for 
the first four months of 2017 soon so please let her know if there are 
any dates when you know for certain that you will not be available.

Reading the Lesson If anyone would like to take a turn at reading a lesson sometimes at the 10.30am service at St Cuthbert’s please get in touch with Amy, preferably by email ( or a written note.

Cleaning Rota  Kate Brookes and Amy are the only ones who have had their names on the cleaning rota this year. We would really appreciate some more volunteers when the 2017 list appears.

St Andrew’s, Burton Overy Garden of Remembrance  Please note that an area 6ft from the church walls will be covered by scaffolding from 6th December to the end of March while work to the tower proceeds.  That part of the Garden of Remembrance will be inaccessible during that time.  Apologies.  No damage will be done to plaques.


Mothers’ Union  You are warmly invited to join the Mothers' Union for their Advent Carol service in Leicester Cathedral on Tuesday 6th December at 2.00 pm when the preacher will be the Rt. Rev'd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester.

Carol Service at St Mary’s, Carlton Curlieu Everyone is welcome to the Service on Tuesday 20th December at 7.00 pm

A Call To Prayer for all Christians in Great Glen. On Sunday evening January 29th from 7:30-9:00 pm there will be an extra service held at St Cuthbert's Church. Some Christians in the village have asked if we could gather together and pray for our village. There will be prayer stations, worship, and a short service run by various Christians from the village, followed by light refreshments. If you would like to join us praying for the village please come along.  Any further questions please see Kim.

Why not put an extra can (not packets) in your shopping basket to bring to church services. 
 St Cuthbert’s supports Leicester Cathedral’s Welcome Group for destitute asylum seekers
 and St Andrew’s supports a homeless charity.   

Advance Notices:

Please pray for:-

·         Margaret Bannister, Gracie, Christine Higgins,  Elizabeth Tacey, Martin Tacey,  Mollie  Alexander and all who are ill.

·         the soul of Graham Callander who passed away recently, his family and friends

·         Sebastian Ayres whose baptism is on 4th December

·         the footballers killed in the South American air crash

·         the people in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, and all other places of conflict in the world, that peace may return