Friday, 11 May 2018

News in the Pews

Sunday 13th May – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Services Today
St Cuthbert’s            8:00 am                   Holy Communion (BCP) with Breakfast
St Cuthbert's            9.15 am                    Morning Worship Service with Sunday School
St Cuthbert's          10:45 am                   Holy Communion
St Andrew’s            6.30 pm                    Evensong

Collect for Today:
Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father

Post Communion Prayer:
Eternal God, giver of love and power,
your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world
to preach the gospel of his kingdom:
confirm us in this mission,
and help us to live the good news we proclaim;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Men’s curry nights first Wednesday of every month.
Men of all ages welcome for curry and conversation. The next one is on the 6th June, if you would like to come along please give Charlie a ring on 07535 401457 or email him on

Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30pm
Bible Study meeting at The Springs, Carlton Lane, Burton Overy

MU Quiz Night
There will be a quiz at Kilby for MU members on Tuesday 5th June at 7.30pm. Ask any member of our local MU for details.

St. Mary's
In the current church magazine St. Mary's, Carlton Curlieu has unfortunately been left out of the listings in the Calendar of Services. The correct listing for Sunday 1 July should read: 8:00am Holy Communion, St. Mary's, Carlton Curlieu. The 'person' responsible for this error has been reprimanded, and in future will read twice, type once! Remember up-to-date listings can be found in the now weekly 'News in the Pews'. Garry

Ladies Night Out Join us for a night out this Wednesday 16th May, 7.30pm at The Grange Farm Pub, Oadby. The next one will be 20th June. This is a group of ladies who like to share fellowship over a meal, you are welcome to join us. Carole Henson and Mo John Tel. 0116 2593504 

Avenue of Prayer 10th - 20th May at St Cuthbert's, we are having our avenue of prayer again this year. There will be prayer triangle available at the church, post office and Dolly's. Simply pick up a triangle, write a prayer and either peg it to the tape outside the church or leave it in the box where you have picked it up and it will be put up for you. We will gather all of the prayers together and pray for them at Pentecost. The triangles will be available by the 6th May. 

Treasurer Needed After many years of service Jane Parkinson would like to step down as treasurer. We've have so appreciated all of her hard work in keeping our affairs in order. Now we are looking to find someone to take her place. You do not need to be an accountant just someone good with numbers. Jane is happy to show someone how to do the book so there is training available. There are others who do the deposits and write the cheques we simply need someone to do the account. If you have the skills or know someone who does please talk to Kim or one of the church wardens.

Cream Teas on the Vicarage Lawn, 23rd June 2:30-4pm
We are hoping to have traditional cream teas (marques will be put up), a cake stall, bric-a-brac and a few games for the children. This will be in place of the church fete this year. Due to several different factors we are unable to do the church fete so we have decided to do something slightly different. More details to come in the following weeks.

Prayers for Healing Special prayers for healing will be available at the 9:15am service on the first Sunday of each month. Please come up for communion and if you wish to have prayer simply go to kitchen area where there will be people to pray with you. 

Christian Aid Envelopes This year from Ascension to Pentecost we will be taking a collection for Christian Aid. If you wish to give to their appeal for Haiti this year please find the envelopes at the back of each church, fill them in and place them in the box on the table. 

Oberammergau 2020 I am looking to organise a group of people to join me for 8 days in Oberammergau. For those who have not heard of this, the small German village offers an amazing live passion play of the life, death and resurrection of Christ. They only hold it every 10 years and that is why booking this far in advance is important. We will have 2 nights in the village and the other days spent in the Austrian mountains visiting places such as Salzburg. The price will be around £1650-£1700 all inclusive (flights, travel, hotels and food) and we hope to go either June or July 2020 of course there will be more details nearer the time. If you’re interested please contact Kim Ford on 001162592238 or email

Please Pray for
• Mollie Alexander 
• Margaret Bannister 
• Sue Burnham 
• Christine Higgins 
• Katherine Higgins 
• Lyn Flowers 
• Elizabeth Tacey 
• Martin Tacey 
• and all who are ill. 
• the soul of Keith Blythe. 

Lifts to Services If you need a lift to any of our services, please contact Rev’d Kim for Great Glen or Richard Bloor (259 2440) at Burton Overy to arrange one for you.

Advance Notice: News in the Pews If you have anything you would like to include in the weekly NIPS please call or email Rachel at the Oadby Parish Office no later than 10am on Wednesday mornings. Tel: 0116 272 0080 or email 

For enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals please contact Rachel at the Oadby Parish Office, tel: 0116 272 0080 or email Church Websites:

Monday 14th May 
9.30am Sparklers at the Methodist Hall 

Wednesday 16th May 
9.00am Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00am Toddler CafĂ© at St Cuthbert’s
7.30pm Ladies Night Out at The Grange Farm

Friday 18th May 
6.00pm Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s

Sunday 20th May – Pentecost
St Cuthbert’s             8:00 am             Holy Communion (BCP)
St Cuthbert’s             9.15 am             Morning Worship Service with Sunday School
St Cuthbert’s           10.45 am             Holy Communion

Sunday 27th May – Trinity Sunday
St Cuthbert’s             8:00 am             Holy Communion (BCP)
                                                            Brian Davis presiding
St Andrew’s              9.15 am             Morning Worship Service with All Age Communion
                                                            Bernard Higgins presiding
                                                            Sarah Collins preaching

Sunday 3rd June – 1st Sunday after Trinity
St Mary’s                 8:00 am             Holy Communion (BCP)
                                                           Steve Bailey presiding
St Cuthbert’s           9.15 am              Morning Worship Service with All Age Communion
                                                           Stuart Burns presiding
St Cuthbert’s          10.45 am             Holy Communion
                                                           Stuart Burns presiding