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




Newsletter - April 2018


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:


22 March (one week early) - Jenny Harris, Fostering and Faith

26 April - Reflections with Sue Titheridge


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.


18 March 

15 April 


Other Events at Astcote Chapel:


A Lent course is running weekly on Tuesday evenings 7:30 - 9pm and Thursday mornings 10:30am - 12 noonnin people's homes.  Please see noticeboard outside Chapel for details.


Easter Services


Good Friday 30 March 10:00am - 12:30pm Easter Eggsplosion (workshop for primary school children). Booking essential via John Atkin 830907 or Pattishall Primary School.


Easter Sunday 1 April


9am  Holy Communion led by Rev John Marriott

9:30 - 10:30 am Easter breakfast (book your seat by ringing Ann Atkin 830907)

10:30am Worship for Easter led by members of the congregation.


Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Services at the Chapel and contributed to our Christmas Offering, which totalled £302 for the Night Shelter for the Homeless in Northampton.


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



Start at 3pm unless otherwise stated, everyone welcome


4 March - Rev. Tina Swire

1 April - Mr I Markey

6 May - Mrs H Walden


With many thanks for your continued support


Holy Cross


The Benefice of Pattishall with Cold Higham


A very heartfelt thank you


Paul and I would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone in Amelcote Benefice. The outpouring of love and affection was so emotionally challenging for both of us as we shared my last day of services with you at Pattishall and Cold Higham. The lunch brought together people for all 4 of the parishes and the gifts and cards we received were just incredible.


We have so enjoyed the last 5 ½ year with you and it is with very mixed emotions that we leave for Staffordshire where we firmly believe God is calling us to be. Thank you for everything.


If you ever find yourself between Uttoxeter and Stone and fancy a coffee, give us a ring and we will be only too happy to see you.


Once again, many thanks and may God continue to bless Amelcote benefice


Marion & Paul






Revd Marion Reynolds

The Rectory

Church Street



NN12 8NB


Tel: 01327 830573




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