A time of celebration
At the beginning of May, I was very privileged to be one of the Bishop’s representatives at the national celebration in London for the twentieth anniversary of the ordination of women priests. It was a very special occasion.
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.
It’s that time of year again. Spring. And for clergy, April brings Easter and the APCMs. “The what?” I hear you ask.
Annual Parochial Church Meetings include reports from the different groups in the church and elections to the different roles such as Churchwardens, treasurers and PCC secretary. These are important roles and I would like to thank those who have worked so hard in these ways this year.
Clergy Update – I thought it would be worth letting everyone know how things are going at the clergy end of church life. Myself (Bob Clucas) and Gillian Roberts are continuing to hold the fort, continuing to make the routine things: Christenings, weddings, funerals, Sunday Services and Church Festivals our priority. We are both part-time and so far this year we have unfortunately had to focus on funerals. We have had more bereavements to deal with in January and February in the six parishes than in the whole of last year.
An evening of Worship through Music, Testimony & Praise
Sat 22nd September, Stockton Church, 7:30 pm
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.
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.