Saturday, 18 March 2017

News in the Pews

SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE 19th March - 2nd April 2017
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
            Presiding:  Gillian Gamble
10.30 am
Family Communion at St Andrew’s
            Presiding:  Rev Dr Bernard Higgins
Mothering Sunday
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
10.30 am
Family Service for Mothering Sunday at St Cuthbert’s
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew’s
10.30 am
Family Service with Baptism at St Cuthbert’s
12.30 pm
Bring and Share Lunch followed by APCM 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 20th March
9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Church Hall
Wednesday 22nd March
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.30am         Toddler Cafe at St Cuthbert’s
2.00pm                       Lent Course at the Methodist Church
Friday 24th March
6.00 pm                     Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s
Monday 27th March
9.30 am                      Sparklers at the Methodist Church Hall
Wednesday 29th March
9.00 am              Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.30am         Toddler CafĂ©
2.00 pm                      Lent Course at the Methodist Church
Friday 31st March  
6.00 pm                     Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s


LENT COURSE WITH A TWIST   We are doing something different for Lent this year.  We will be using the movie 'Chocolat' as the base of our discussions and will continue for the next three Wednesdays (March 22, 29 and April 5) at 2:00 pm at the Methodist Church.  We will have a short clip from the film and a discussion. Hope you can join us.

ELECTORAL ROLL  If you are a regular member of the congregation at St Cuthbert’s Church but your name is not on the Electoral Role please complete a form, which you will find at the back of the Church, and hand it to Amy Cook.

MEMBERSHIP OF ST CUTHBERT’S PCC  If you would like to become a member of the PCC there are sponsorship forms at the back of the Church.  Current members of the PCC are reminded that they need to complete a sponsorship form before the AGM.

ST CUTHBERT’S APCM 2nd April, 12:30 pm There will be a bring & share lunch to begin with followed by the AGM/PCC meeting and finishing with an open discussion about the different things that are happening in the church. It would be lovely for as many to come as possible and in our discussion at the end it would be good to hear your thoughts and ideas about how things are progressing.

NEXT MEN’S CURRY EVENING will be on the Wednesday 5th April see Charlie Ford for details or call him on 07534401547 email

LADIES NIGHT OUTThe next meeting will be on April 19th at the Oadby Grange Farm Pub at 7.30.  If you haven't been before please come and join us, we are a friendly crowd and the evening is good fun.  To book your place or if you require transport please contact me, Mo John on 0116 2593504 or mobile 07818003392. My e-mail address is

EASTER FLOWERS  If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Easter Flowers at St Cuthbert’s Church would you please hand it to Phyllis Hallam, Lyn Flowers or Carole Neal.

CHOIR PRACTICE  As from Friday 24th March choir practice will be at 6.0 pm instead of 7.15 pm.

BIBLE READING NOTES  It is nearly time to order Bible Reading Notes for all those who are interested in reading and understanding a little more of the bible.  Have you thought of taking these handy booklets which give you a daily passage of scripture, along with a brief explanation and a short prayer or thought for the day?  The cost is approx £13 for the year.  Copies of the booklets can be seen in church.  If you have not had them before, now is the time to give them a try - you will not be sorry!  Just give your name to Christine Higgins - 259-2624 or -who is kindly co-ordinating the order from the Benefice.

LEICESTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL CHORAL SOCIETY AND FIRST ORCHESTRA CONCERT Friday 24th March at 7.30pm.  Entrance £8 (Under 18 £5). Programme includes Mozart's Jupiter Symphony (1st movement), Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams and Songs of the Fleet by Charles V Stanford with Michael Bundy the baritone soloist.

MARKET HARBOROUGH FLOWER CLUB will be presenting a flower demonstration by Dutch Master Florist and Chelsea Gold Medalist, Hans Haverkamp. This will take place at Robert Smyth School, Market Harborough on Wednesday 10th May,    Doors open from 6.45 p.m.  Cost of tickets £10 each available from Linda Marshall.  ;   Phone no: 07828151317 or email address:

Please pray for:
·         Margaret Bannister, Elizabeth Tacey, Martin Tacey, Mollie Alexander, Mike and Katherine and all who are ill
·         the soul of Joyce Betteridge
·         Francesco Ventrone who will be baptised on 2nd April at St Cuthbert’s
·         for the pilgrimage to Israel on the 13-22 March.  Please pray for a safe journey, for good health and that God would meet us in a special way as we journey in this special place. 
·         the people in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, and Gaza, and all other places of conflict in the world, that peace may return