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Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Saturday Pam organised an Easter egg hunt in and around St Lawrence, Napton. She and Dick did an amazing job of hiding eggs in every available space, so much so that we will be finding them for a while yet. Several families came to take part in the hunt, one en route from Orkney!! Jayne organised some craft activities and everyone had the chance to make baskets for the children to collect eggs in. The grown-ups were well looked after with a plentiful supply of coffee and cakes. It was lovely to have a buzzing church for a good couple of hours.


April Letter

A time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future

We are now well into the season of our Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCMs).  These are important meetings for the whole church and wider community if we are to maintain the buildings in each of our villages.    The meetings are an opportunity to review the activities of the past year, to elect people onto the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and to look forward to the events planned for the next year.



Beryl Griffin RIP

It is with great sadness that we heard this week that Beryl Griffin passed away on 7th March. Beryl played the organ at St Lawrence for over 60 years until ill health prevented her from carrying on, earlier last year. She will be missed hugely but never forgotten.

Her funeral will take place at St Lawrence Church, Napton on Thursday 17th March at 11am and everyone, is of course, very welcome.

We all pray that Beryl will rest in peace but will also be experiencing the joy of being re-united with Jesus.


March News

New beginnings


On 31st January, the Archdeacon announced that I am to become Acting Curate-in-charge of the Bridges Group for a 6 month placement to give me experience of leadership.  At the end of this time, if all the stakeholders are happy, I can be considered for the role of Priest-in-charge (vicar).



Soul Spark course for Lent

Soul Spark is a course running at St Lawrence Church on Wednesday evenings starting at 7.30pm throughout Lent. The first session started yesterday but each session is "stand alone" so you can dip in and out if you want to.

The course looks at our spirituality and got off to an amazing start.

Contact Gillian if you would like more information.


Acting Curate in Charge

CURATE in CHARGE. On Sunday 31st January Archdeacon Missioner (Morris Rodham) came to the Gathering Service to officially tell us that all the churches in the Bridges group had agreed to the proposal that Gillian Roberts should lead the Bridges Group as acting Curate-in-Charge for 6 months. We all know that Gillian will be fab at it.




Stockton Church invites you to join us for a Pancake Party on Tuesday 9th February in Stockton Church between 5.00pm and 7.00pm


There will be a service of Holy Communion on Wednesday 10th February at 7.30pm in St Leonard's Church, Priors Marston, This will include the imposition of ashes.


10th Feb at Holt Farm, hosted by Angie



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