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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).

 

Pilgrimage Walk Stockton-Napton

Setting off
Strolling along the canal
We made it!!

On 7th May, a beautiful sunny Saturday morning a group of us set off with Bishop Christopher joining him on day 2 of  the Bishop's Pilgrimage walk around the Coventry Diocese. Setting off from St Michael's in Stockton, we walked along footpaths, road and canal, finishing off with a short climb to St Lawrence's, Napton where we were greeted with delicious cake and tea/coffee.

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Gillian's Letter

A call to prayer

Just before Easter, I received a letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York (okay – so did the rest of the clergy in England!)  It was an invitation to take part in a week of prayer for people to get to know Jesus better.  The idea is to have a great wave of prayer across the country in the week leading up to the festival of Pentecost on Sunday 15th May.

 

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A WOUNDED PLANET©️- My Home, Our Future

Wed MAY 11th 2016 at 7.30 pm A WOUNDED PLANET©️- My Home, Our Future An evening of inspirational talks on climate change and care of our environment from a spiritual and practical perspective. Godfrey Armitage - Diocesan Environment Officer George Browning - organic farmer and eco-house builder Free-All welcome Tom Hauley Room- behind All Saints Church Harbury

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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