October 2020 grapevine is now here – please click the link below.
27th SEPTEMBER 2020 SERVICES in our CHURCH BUILDING
9.30 a.m. Harvest All Age Worship in Church
11.15 a.m. Harvest Service of Morning Prayer in Church
AND EACH THURSDAY
at 10.30 a.m.
Mid-week BCP Holy Communion
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE
10.00 a.m. Online Worship for Harvest Thanksgiving
OUR SUNDAY SERVICES can also be found on the
CHURCH FACEBOOK SITE
Or on YOUTUBE
Our Online Services are continuing at the present time, as many of our congregation do not feel able to meet together with others during this pandemic.
Thought for Thursday – Each Thursday at 10.30am on the church Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschurchrushden/
Bumps & Babes: are on Facebook on Monday mornings at 10.00am.
If you want to know more about the Christian faith and the hope we have in Jesus, please ring Steve (01933 312554) or Phil (01933 356906)
who would be happy to talk with you.
OCTOBER GRAPEVINE: is now available for distribution at the back of the church or available to read online this website.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING: We will be celebrating our Harvest Thanksgiving on 27th September in our church building and online. Please bring harvest contributions of tins and packets for the FoodBank (ENCS) to church and our gifts and offerings from that day will go to Tearfund. If you are still worshiping online rather than in our church building, you may send your donation with someone else or send a cheque made payable to “Rushden St Mary’s Church” to Robert Bates, 16 Keats Way, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8DQ marked “Tearfund”.
BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to Barbara Annis on her 70th birthday on 28th September!
MISSION QUIZ: It’s quiz time again. However this year’s Mission quiz is mainly being distributed by email. Hopefully you will receive/have received a copy. If not please contact Peter Chamberlain at email@example.com or 01933 386826. Obviously if you have received a email and are not interested, please ignore it.
CHILDRENS SOCIETY AUTUMN QUIZ: “Boys will be Boys”
This is now available (price £1) from: Joy Holloway on 318415, Pam Bailey on 313195 and Committee Members. There are three prizes of £10 each to be won. Closing date 31 December 2020
GIFTS AND OFFERINGS: If you have any questions about your giving, you are welcome to contact our Treasurer, Robert Bates to discuss options with him (telephone: 01933 358005 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org). There are options for paying remotely (by direct debit, standing order, through the Parish Giving Scheme).
For the recently bereaved family and friends of: Marjorie Brown.
For those who are Ill: Michelle Smith, Jennie Bone, Glenis Burton, Martin Tanner, Peter Chamberlain, Iris Gilbert, Baby Alice (Rita Nutter’s great-granddaughter), Alan Palmer, Avril Bird, Mark Butcher, Mel Britchford, John Tye, the Whiteman Family and Ruby Willmer.
For our congregations, our communities, the local mission of ENCS (The Food Bank and Recovery House)
Pray for our mission partners – James Hawksworth (Church Army); Tearfund; Brian and Val Hodgkin (Wycliffe Bible Translators); Derek and Jane Waller (CMS – now back in the UK from Madagascar); The Church Pastoral Aid Society; and Langham Partnership UK & Ireland.
CLICK HERE FOR OUR CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Child Protection Policy sign for website
Click below for the September 2020 issue of our parish magazine grapevine.
Our August 2020 bonus edition of grapevine (we normally have a combined July/August edition for the summer, but due to the pandemic, we decided it was important to produce an extra edition – particularly for those who are still isolated from many of their friends and family.
Click below to read the August edition.
Click below to open and view the July issue of grapevine, our monthly magazine.
Thank you, God, for the wonderful gift of sight. I was out this sunny afternoon when I came across a flock of sheep with their lambs lying sheltering in the shade below a group of hawthorns all thickly laden with blossom— a miraculously beautiful thing. Richard
Thank you, Father God,
for the life of Ravi Zacharias (1946 – 2020) –
a wonderful Christian apologist – though that doesn’t seem quite the right word for such a positive present and defender of Christianity. Richard Toosey
Please click below to open a pdf of June 2020 grapevine – the parish magazine for Rushden St Mary’s and St Peter’s Newton Bromswold.
Click below to access the latest – May 2020 – edition of grapevine.
Grapevine is still being printed in hard copy – but in fewer numbers. If you live locally and are not on a local distribution list, please contact Pam Bailey – 313195 – and she will try to get you onto a distribution list.
Click on the link below to read through Tony Smith’s Meditation for Good Friday, with prayers and songs (clicking on the links within the meditation should take you to YouTube and the songs, if you wish).
Greetings in the midst of lockdown! Thanks to Jude for getting grapevine ready for publication and to Pam for organising and getting most of the printed copies distributed.
If you usually pick up a copy of grapevine from the church would like a copy put through your door, please contact Pam on 313195.
I hope the rest will be able to access it here: