Saturday, 24 September 2016

News in the Pews


SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER                        18th AFTER TRINITY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
10.30 am
Family Harvest Service at St Andrew’s followed by Harvest Lunch at the Village Hall
6.30 pm
Harvest Choral Evensong at St Cuthbert’s
SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER                           19th AFTER TRINITY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Andrew’s
10.30 am
Harvest Family Service at St Cuthbert’s followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in the church
SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER                            20th AFTER TRINITY
8.30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) at St Cuthbert’s
Followed by Church Breakfast
10.30 am
Holy Communion (CW) at St Cuthbert’s
6.30 pm
Evensong at Burton Overy


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 26th September
9.30 am                 Sparklers at the Methodist Hall, Great Glen
Wednesday 28th September
9.00 am           Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.30am        Toddler Cafe at St Cuthbert’s
Friday 30th September
7.15 pm                 Choir Practice at Great Glen
Monday 3rd October
9.30 am                 Sparklers at the Methodist Hall, Great Glen
Wednesday 5th October
9.00 am           Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00-11.30am        Toddler Cafe at St Cuthbert’s
1.30 pm                 Leicester Grammar School Visit
Thursday 6th October
10.00 am                Short Communion Service at Brookfield
Friday 7th October
7.15 pm                 Choir Practice at Great Glen


St Cuthbert's Harvest Festival, 2nd October, 10:30 am followed by a Bring and Share Lunch.   Please bring a dish to share with 6-8 people.  We will be joined by the St Cuthbert's School choir.  All are welcome.  

Fish and Chip Supper, 8th October, 6:30 pm at St Cuthbert's. There will be a time for sharing stories and photos of Isaac's trip to India and Kim's trip to Tanzania.  We will see what is going on in the church we are supporting in Derada in the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro.  We will also have Indian and Tanzanian coffee.  The cost will be £6 for a large fish or Scampi and chips and £5 for the small fish or veggie burger & chips.  Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church or let Kim know.  Orders for food must be in by the 6th of October. 

Pork supper   A big thank you to Kate and David Alexander and to Lyn and Roger Flowers and all who helped to make the evening successful.  A sum of £411 was raised for Church Funds.

Holy Land Pilgrimage if anyone is still interested in coming on our Lenten pilgrimage in March please could you speak to Kim by the 1st of November.  There are 5-6 places left but they are going fast.   Rev Canon Philip Norwood will be speaking about his experiences during Evensong at Burton Overy on October 9th. 

Leicester Grammar School visit October 5th, at 1:30 pm.   We have another group coming from the school and we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to explain the different areas of the church to small groups of children.  We need 5-6 people so if you can help please see Kim.

Ladies Night Out, Wednesday 12th October 7.30pm - venue to be decided.  We are thinking of going to The Bell in Burton Overy for our Christmas Luncheon, details to follow!  All ladies welcome, please contact/see Carole Henson if you have any enquiries about LNO ( or 01162403368).  Lifts can be provided.

80TH Birthday Howard will be 80 on 29th September and will be having an Open House on Saturday 1st October 10.00 - 12.00 and 2.00-4.00.  Anyone who would like to have a piece of cake and a drink with Howard and Moira will be very welcome.

The Derek Hole Annual Lecture will be given by our new Bishop, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, at the University of Leicester on Thursday 13th October at 5.30pm.   The Lecture is entitled 'Pursuing Peace in a World of Faiths'.  To book a place email  or telephone 2525499 by 30th September.

Church Breakfast is usually on the second Sunday of the month following the 8.30 am service at St Cuthbert’s.  The next one is on October 9th, however there will not be a church breakfast in November due the timing of the Remembrance Service, but will resume in December. Contacts: Dave/Carol Henson 0116 2403368 or Carol Neal.

Weekly Envelope Scheme  If anyone would like to support the church through the weekly envelope scheme, some spare sets of envelopes for the year September to August are available from Amy Cook.

Parish Giving Scheme  We are introducing a new Parish Giving Scheme as an alternative to those who give regularly by Standing Order or in envelopes, especially if you are able to Gift Aid.  In this scheme we can recover the Gift Aid generated each month rather than once a year, which makes financial planning easier.  Documentation is available from Amy Cook.

Advance Notices:

·         17th December, Festive open house at the vicarage. 2-4 pm for tea & biscuits, 7-9 pm for mulled wine & nibbles 

Please pray for:-

·         Margaret Bannister, Christine Higgins, Will Johnston, Elizabeth Tacey, Martin Tacey, and all who are ill. 

·         Ben Brown & Sophie Brown who were married on 24th September at St Andrew’s.

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