Alpha Course starting on Tuesday 10th January
7.15pm for 7.30 – 9.30pm
Venue TBC (depending on numbers)
Is there more to life than this? And other questions!
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.