Astcote Methodist Church

Eastcote Baptist Church

Holy Cross

St Luke, Cold Higham


Astcote Methodist Church


Team Ministry


Rev. Romeo Pedro, Rev. Phil Snelson


Deacon Richard Beckett, Rev. Brian Kennard, Rev, Francis M'Ittiri


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




Newsletter - January 2019


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:


29 November Spirituality and Photography - Deacon Richard Beckett

No meeting in December

31 January: Sue Titheridge - Reflections

28 February: Cynthia Spencer Hospice


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.


9 December

20 January

17 February


Christmas Services/Events at Astcote Chapel:


Christmas Cracker Children's Workshop (numbers limited so please enrol via School or John Atkin 830907) 2pm Saturday 22 December followed by Carols in the Barn for everyone at 4.15pm.


Sunday 23 December - No service at Astcote

Christmas Eve 4:30pm Candlelit Service

Christmas Day 10:30am Christmas Family Celebration

Messy Church: 2-3:30pm 12 January at Holy Cross and 9 February at Pattishall School


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.

Looking forward to seeing you at the following services:


2 December    Mrs H Walden (Advent)

January          No service

3 February      Mr M Mabbutt

3 March          Rev. Romeo Pedro


With many thanks for your continued support


Holy Cross


Amelcote Benefice 


Rector, the Reverend Canon Káren Jongman

The Rectory

Church Street



NN12 8NB


Tel: 01327 830569

Mobile: 07980 881252



A note from the Rectory


The wonderful service you organised for my installation and the many messages of welcome I have received since arriving here just a month ago have helped me to appreciate just what a wonderful Family I am joining; my sincere thanks to all of you.


My love of walking and the need to exercise Austin, my black Labrador, have given me the opportunity to meet many residents of Pattishall, Astcote and Eastcote. All have kindly stopped to talk, showed me the way to go, and been interested to know something about me. Jesus also walked a lot - alone and with his disciples - often meeting people along the way, some needing his help, others willing to go with him and talk, and sadly some just too busy to discover what he could offer them.


As we approach Easter, we are reminded of that final difficult walk Jesus was forced to make carrying a cross, which weighed heavily on his back. Eventually, Simon from Cyrene was made to carry the load. However easy or difficult our journey through life we all need someone, a friend, a family member, or a helpful stranger to help and encourage us on our way, and sometimes to carry the load we are carrying.


I am thankful that so many of you have helped to show me the way and support the load with me over these first few weeks. Jesus knew that some of his friends would find the challenge too great, and that most of his followers would leave him. But his disciples and a few women would stay close after that final Friday. They are the ones who recounted the Good News that Jesus had risen on Easter Day, encouraging others to allow him to make his home among them. I too am making a home among you -, look forward to spending time here and to meeting you as J walk, or visit me at the Rectory, a warm welcome awaits you and we can talk over a cup of tea, or coffee.


I look forward to the next part of my journey with you!


Yours in Christ


Reverend Káren




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