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June Letter

The Servant Queen

Over the weekend of 11th and 12th June, we will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, along with other churches around the country.

 

In Stockton and Priors Marston there will be exhibitions of village life over the past 90 years and Priors Hardwick is having a special service of Evensong, followed by strawberries and sparkling wine on the green (please see elsewhere in the magazine for details).

 

Feb News

The season of Lent – a time to think about our “spiritual” life

Writing this in January, it doesn’t seem long since we took down the Christmas decorations but already the Easter eggs are in the shops! 

 

Moving Forward in Our Churches

The Bridges group of six churches are planning to make two new appointments after Bob Clucas steps down in December. As part of this process, church members have been asked to complete a survey on the eight qualities needed for churches to grow. Some of us had some reservations about the survey as it uses American vocabulary and does not really seem to relate well to small rural churches. However, some helpful information has come from the surveys that we hope will help the whole group plan for the future.

Napton Informal - Bishop Christopher

The Informal is a deanery service where we worship God through music, testimony, sharing, and the Word.

Sunday July 19th 6pm Welcomes as our Guest speaker Bishop Christopher, Bishop of Coventry.

The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth was consecrated as the 9th Bishop of Coventry on 3 July 2008 and is the senior leader of the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire. 

Future speakers:

May News

Church News from Bob Clucas

 

We apologise to anyone who has been trying to contact us using the Napton Vicarage number 812383. We have had trouble with this phone line which we believe was the fault of BT in the first place but  the 1571 settings were reset causing further difficulties.

If you have left messages on that phone and we have not responded in a reasonable time your message may have gone astray. If in doubt use the mobile number provided in the magazine.

Spirit of the Countryside at Stoneleigh

Archbishop Rowan  preaching during the service

The Spirit of the Countryside event at Stoneleigh with the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fantastic occasion, with nearly 1,500 people attending from around the diocese.

Bridging the Gap - Napton's worship group - were honoured to be asked to lead the worship, with the choir from St. Lawrence's School and the ukulele group from Harbury also playing a part.

Read more details and see the pictures of the event on the Coventry Diocese web site.

 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Friday 2 March 2012

This year it was a great pleasure to have the joint service for The Bridges Group at St Lawrence’s Church Napton.

The service had been compiled by the Christian women of Malaysia and both the pictorial display mounted by Mrs Monkhouse and the service sheet gave information about life in modern day Malaysia.

The service included both modern and traditional hymns and Mrs Gillian Roberts gave a very appropriate and interesting talk on the theme: “Let Justice prevail”.

Refreshments were served after the service – tea and cakes.

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