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Sunday 22 May 2022  –  Sixth Sunday of Easter 

9.30 am    All Age Parade Service
10.30 am   Coffee In the Hall  (Uniformed Organisations) 
11.15 am   Morning Prayer


EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK   –    16th – 21st May 2022

Monday 16           10 – 11.30 am    Bumps & Babes at Church 

Wednesday 18           7.00 pm      Ukraine Situation Response Meeting

Thursday 19          10-12 noon      Tea & Coffee at St. Mary’s

Thursday 19            10.30 am       Holy Communion

Friday 20                  7.30 pm        Bellringing Practice

Saturday 21     9.30 – 12 noon     Who Let the Dad’s Out

CHURCH OFFICE:  The Church Office will be open this week Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 12 noon.  Notices for next weeks notice sheet, should be sent to the Church Office by 10 am on Wednesday by placing in the letter box outside the office, phoning 01933 412235 or emailing:

PLEASE PRAY: For those who are Ill:  John, Colin, Marylynne, Ida, Joan, John, Linda, Alma, Paul, Glenis, Iris, Mel, John, Ruby.

FOR OUR PARTNERS IN MISSION:  Church Army – Marylebone Project

This project is one of the largest women-only hostels in the U.K., and offers life-changing support to women in need through domestic abuse, mental health issues and/or substance abuse. It also provides a 24/7 drop-in centre – a life-line for vulnerable women in London. Do pray for this wonderful ministry and for the women who access it.

Pray for all those who worship together with their children each Monday morning and for all the team who lead and serve them.

APPOINTMENT OF RECTOR – The Revd. Tom King currently Assistant Curate to the Bridgnorth and Morville Team Ministry in the Diocese of Hereford has been offered and accepted the invitation to become Rector of the Benefice of Rushden w St. Peter, Newton Bromswold. Tom will be Instituted and Inducted on 3 July at St Mary’s at 3.00pm. Please pray for Tom, his wife, Vicky, and their children as they prepare to move to Rushden, and for all at St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s as we prepare to welcome them.


CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – 15 -22 MAY – On Sunday’s 15th and 22nd May there will be special envelopes in church so please bring some cash if you would like to make a donation and put your envelope on the plate at the back of the Church.  Edna would like to thank you all in advance for supporting Christian Aid.

UKRAINE – WEDNESDAY 18 MAY – 7pm –  The next meeting to continue thinking about our response as a church to the Ukraine situation will be held in the Pemberton Chapel in church. Do come along and share any useful information or contacts that you may have.

WHO LET THE DADS OUT – SATURDAY 21 MAY – 9.30am-12noon – in the Church Hall.  Monthly event for dads, stepdads, Grandads, male carers and their younger children [0-6yrs]. Adults £5: children free.

ASCENSION DAY – THURSDAY 26 MAY – 7.30pm  – Service of Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church, Midland Road, Rushden. 


PENTECOST SERVICE – SUNDAY 5 JUNE – 6 pm – Council of Churches Pentecost Service at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden.

CRAFTS & COFFEE/TEA – TUESDAY 7 JUNE – 10.00 – 12noon – This month the Craft Group will be doing ‘Origami’. For further information contact Lynne on 01933 353655 or All welcome.

LADIES GROUP – WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE – 2.15 pm – in the Church Hall.   Speaker: Mr. Jack Pishorn ‘Chester Lodge’. 

HOMES FOR UKRAINE SUPPORT NETWORK – SATURDAY 11 JUNE – 11am – 12noon – A meeting for those who are applying, have applied or wish to know more about housing families coming from Ukraine will be held at Irthlingborough Library. Further details are on the poster in the church porch.    ALSO…  The Home for Ukraine Government scheme was launched on 14 March. It is open for Individuals and Organisations in this country:

CHURCH FETE – SATURDAY 11 JUNE – 2-4pm –  In the Church grounds and Hall – Can you help in any way?  Volunteers are needed to help set up and clear away, to serve teas and to supervise the children’s games.  Donations of candy, cakes, plants, gardening items, books and toys for the stalls would be appreciated. Please contact Martin (01933 418136) Paul (01933 311050) or Edna (01933 357253) if you can help in any way. Also Jean (01933 313589) would like cakes for the teas.

THE JUBILEE PROMS CONCERT – SUNDAY 12 JUNE – 7.30 pm – at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton with Northampton Bach Choir and the Wellingborough Singers. Tickets from £14. See poster in the Church Porch for more information.