Alicia Baker, Rector of the Ironstone Benefice writes: “On October 31st we are celebrating All Saints Day (Nov 1st). Wroxton Church will be hosting the service for the whole Benefice at 10.30am.
As I wrote in the magazine this month, All Saints services are poignant occasions. They can be celebratory as we remember that the people who have passed away are now in a better place. But of course they are also sad times because we have lost people close to us. This year we remember especially those we have lost to Covid 19.
This service in Wroxton will be reflective. There may be a hymn or two, a couple of readings, and the opportunity to light a candle. You may only want to stay for a little while or for the whole time – about 45 minutes. It’s up to you. Everyone is most welcome.”
A huge thank you from the Ladies Guild to everyone who supported our home made cake sale earlier this month – we hope everyone enjoyed their purchases! We raised £254 from the cake sale and a fantastic £880 from the plant stall up to and including the plant and cake sale day. Proceeds will go towards further repairs to the Church and to the Michael Hardinge Trust.
Caroline would also like to thank everyone who purchased plants and gave sponsor money during the last two weeks to Duggie for his (and her) 10 mile walk for the Katherine House Hospice, which raised over £400.
A big thank you to all those who took part in the Big Clean of the church on Saturday morning. It was a couple of hours of hard work, but what a difference! Not a cobweb in sight (anywhere within reach at any rate – and that was quite a long way as you can see!)
We are thinking of having a quarterly Big Clean at key points in the year, e.g. around Harvest Festival, before Christmas and Easter and in early June before the wedding season starts. Volunteers are always welcome!
The next Church Service will be on Sunday 2nd May at 11:00 – all welcome.
As you can see, there is still scaffolding at the Church whilst the West Window is replaced after it blew in during a storm last year. The surrounding stonework is also being repaired as it is crumbling in places.
In other news, our new Rector, Alicia Baker, is being licensed in Hornton on 4th May and the service will be streamed if anyone wants to watch.