Astcote Methodist Church

Eastcote Baptist Church

Holy Cross

St Luke, Cold Higham

 

Astcote Methodist Church

 

Team Ministry

 

Rev. Tina Swire, Rev. John Marriott, Rev. Romeo Pedro, Rev. Phil Snelson

 

Deacon Richard Beckett

 

To contact a Minister please ring the Circuit Office: 01604 721908

 

Website: www.astcotemethodistchurch.org.uk

 

Newsletter - June 2017

 

Sunday Services

 

10.30am - Services are generally informal. Family Services on third Sunday in the month but families with children are welcome at any service and activities for children are always available.  Refreshments served after all services.

 

Children/Youth Groups

Sunday Club 8-11 year olds 6-7pm. and 11-18 year olds 7-8pm all in term time). Contact John Atkin 830907 for more details.

 

Lunch Club

For the elderly or retired on the second Tuesday in the month.

Please contact Maureen Corbett on 830296 if you are interested.

 

Well Group

12-2pm Ladies group meet monthly for lunch followed by a

speaker. Contact Alison Brierley on 830770 to book a seat.

 

Next meetings:

 

25 May         Mrs Norma Baxter - People and Places

                   

29 June        Rachel Menon, Womens worker, Moulton Parish Church

 

Flowers can be placed in the Chapel on Sundays to celebrate an

anniversary or in memory of a loved one.  Please conatct Kate Stretton 830115

 

Family Services

 

45 minute service for all the family on the 3rd Sunday in the month

Refreshments after each service: All are welcome.

 

21 May and 18 June

 

Messy Church - Saturday 10 June, 2:00 - 4:30pm at Pattishall Parish Hall

 

Other Events

 

Saturday 3 June 2- 4:30pm  Annual Plant sale and afternoon tea

 

Praying for the Community

 

There is a Prayer Box on the wall outside the Chapel. This is for any member of our Community - that is from any village in the area - to be able to drop in the name of someone they would like us to pray for.  We don't need to know the details, just a first name is sufficient.  That person will be included in our time of prayer on the following Sunday.

 

In addition, at 09:30am on the first Sunday of the mont, there will bea half hour of prayer specifically for the Community.  Anyone may join us for a time of quiet or simple spoken prayer.  Our normal 10:30am service will follow after a cuppa.

 

Everyone is Welcome at Astcote!

 

Astcote Chapel and rooms are avialable to hire.

 

The Chapel has seating for 50+ people with a small stage area.  The upstairs room offers an ideal space fora small group to meet and the kitchen is well equipped in a smaller meeting room downstairs.  Disabled access to ground floor. 

 

If yu are looking for a place to meet why not come and have a look

Contact Kate Stretton on 830115.

 

Eastcote Baptist Church

 

Services

Start at 3pm unless otherwise stated, everyone welcome

 

7 May     Mr H Waldon

                

4 June     Mrs W Manley

 

2 July      Rev. Tina Swire

 

With many thanks for your continued support

 

Holy Cross

 

The Benefice of Pattishall with Cold Higham

 

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Priest in-charge Marion Reynolds

 

Our new Priest in-charge Marion Reynolds was installed at Holy Cross on Tuesday 10 January by the Bishop of Peterborough. The Church was full with representatives from the Benefice, Pattishall with Cold Higham and Gayton with Tiffield together with clergy from the Diocese and the local Deanery.

Marion and Paul have moved into the Rectory in Church Street - Marion can be contacted by telephone 01327 830573.

 

 

 Holy Cross Wildflower Garden

 

The wildflower garden at Holy Cross is an attractive public amenity and has been managed over recent years on an ad hoc basis. Because of its relatively undisturbed nature it is a sanctuary for wild flora and fauna and in a recent survey was found to contain 82 wildflower species, a number of grass species and 16 trees and shrubs.

 

The garden was created as a Parish Millennium project because as an ancient burial ground, it had become very overgrown and unmanageable. At present the wildflower garden consists of only part of the existing graveyard but it is proposed that in time, it could be extended to other parts of the south side of the churchyard.

 

As part of the Parish Plan a small group has produced a provisional management plan for the next twelve months including cutting back of intrusive shrubs and undergrowth and allowing more light into the area by careful removal of some lower branches of trees. This will promote the growth of existing wildflowers and will facilitate any further planting schemes should they arise.

 

In keeping with the Parish Plan, tasking is on a voluntary basis and the group would welcome those with an interest in the project to contact them with a view to providing assistance as and when required. It is hoped that from this it will be possible to set up a more long term working plan with new ideas and a vision for the future for the wildflower garden.

 

Contacts:

 

bob.illingworth@btconnect.com    01327 830829

pippoptaylor@hotmail.co.uk        01327 830996

 

 

St Luke, Cold Higham

 

St Luke

 

Our new Priest in-charge Marion Reynolds was installed at Holy Cross on Tuesday 10 January by the Bishop of Peterborough. The Church was full with representatives from the Benefice, Pattishall with Cold Higham and Gayton with Tiffield together with clergy from the Diocese and the local Deanery.

 

Marion and Paul have moved into the Rectory in Church Street - Marion can be contacted by telephone 01327 830573.