Advance Notice of temporary Church Closure from January 8th 2018

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All Saints Church will be closed to Visitors from 8th January 2018 for approximately six weeks whilst the restoration of the Organ is completed. Our normal Church Services will continue during this period. 
 
We regret this inconvenience, but it is necessary for reasons of safety and security.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our splendid building as soon as possible.
 
All Saints Brixworth PCC

September 2017 Junior Church – What we did!

In Junior Church today we looked at the theme of FORGIVENESS.

We started with some fun and games, and played Statues.. where one person faces the wall and people walk towards them, when they turn around every stops and if you move you are back to the start! Great fun.

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Then it was onto the carpet for a look at this week’s theme.

Richard explained that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s important that we forgive them.  We looked at Matthew 18:22, a famous verse on forgiveness.

In the bible, Jesus is asked if someone should be forgiven if they do something seven times.

Matthew 18:22

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

That is 539 times, which we all agreed was a lot!

Then we thought about mistakes we may have made in the last week and took turns sharing. Andy had managed to spill soup down herself when heading into a meeting;  Anthony had sent a bit of a nasty email when he should have picked up the phone first; Edward had knocked a full glass of juice over when having a strop; and there was a great example of leaving your homework to the last minute which we all decided was a bit of a mistake!!

Next we had some pencils and crayons. They were many different colours, shapes and sizes – just like us in the world.  We made marks with them, and then rubbed the marks out with an eraser. We thought that Jesus might be like the eraser, rubbing out our mistakes and making it right again.

Then we made a display using the letters F O R G I V E N E S S.  We also showed how big 539 was using a line with a curl on for each number!

Lastly, we did a drama piece where Alex made a mistake and spilt water over the carpet in Edward’s room. He said sorry and was forgiven by Edward . We went back into Church  for a blessing and a hymn, and then showcased our drama production.  Everyone liked it, even our Churchwarden after she realised it wasn’t real water!!

Afterwards, it was time for chocolate biscuits and orange squash.

Join us again next month!

Growing Saints is our Junior Church here at Brixworth. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.  We meet on the third Sunday of each month and offer friendly & fun activities for infant & primary  school children (4+). You are welcome to accompany your child with us if you prefer, or stay and enjoy the main service! 

THANK YOU to our Churchyard Volunteers!!

Over the past few weekends, a number of villagers have been volunteering their precious time to come and help maintain our Churchyard grass.

We would just like to say a massive THANK YOU for all your efforts as it’s made a real difference and we are so grateful.

We don’t receive any money from the Parish Council in support of Churchyard maintenance and rely on local volunteers, who had been dwindling in numbers of late so this new influx of people who care is most welcome 🙂

Once again – thank you for all your efforts. 

Our 2017 Easter Services

Below are the details of our 2017 Easter services at Brixworth and Holcot. All welcome, we would love to see you there.

Palm Sunday 9th April:

10:30am (Brixworth) Joint Family Communion (with Holcot)

Family service featuring a donkey!

Maundy Thursday 13th April

5:30pm (Holcot) Holy Communion

7:30pm (Brixworth) The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

A hour long service featuring a Sung Eucharist, followed by watch of the Passion. Feel free to come and worship.

Good Friday 14th April

9:00AM (Holcot) Hot Cross Buns followed by Meditation on the Cross

10:30 (Brixworth) Ecumenical Walk of Witness with the BCF (finishing at All Saints)

A joint walk from the Library up to the Church. Family friendly, all welcome

2.00PM (Brixworth) Meditation on the Cross

Easter Sunday 16th April

9:00 (Holcot) Family Communion

10:30am (Brixworth) Family Communion

Notification of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2017

THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

 

will be held in The Brixworth Centre on 2nd day of April at 12 noon

For the election of Parochial representatives of the laity as follows:

  • To the Parochial Church Council twelve representatives
  • To the Deanery Synod two representatives

For the appointment of Sidesmen and the Independent Examiner or Auditor.

For the consideration of:

  • A Report on changes in the roll since the annual parochial church meeting;
  • An Annual Report of the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the parish generally;
  • The Financial Statements of the Council for the year ending on the 31st December immediately preceding the meeting audited or independently examined;
  • A Report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish;
  • A Report on the proceedings of the Deanery Synod

and other matters of parochial or general Church interest.

March Junior Church – what we did! 

It seems like no time has passed since last month’s Junior Church but spring is here and the daffodils are out on the walk up to our Church! After the initial hymn with the rest of the congregation we headed out to the Centre. We started with a warm up, and had great fun with a large dice, which everyone took turns to roll. The first roll decided what exercise to do and then the second, how many times we had to do it!  We were really glad no one rolled for lots of press ups..

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Then it was onto the carpet for our story. Today we looked at the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman.

John Chapter 4 verses 6 – 15 (English Standard Version Anglicised)

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.a]”>[a]

A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink’, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.b]”>[b] The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

This story was all about talking to people who are different to ourselves, and breaking down some barriers between the people of the world.  We then asked each other if we had done a helpful deed that week. It was good to hear everyone contribute and there were lots of good deeds from the adults as well, someone had guided a stranger around a hospital, someone has helped a friend with a broken car, and someone had helped look for a missing child (who was thankfully found).

Next, it was activity time. We wrote down something about ourselves, like our eye colour, age, and what we liked. When we compared lots of people were the same but lots of people were different too.  Then we wrote down on fishes the things that made us special (Edward created some real artwork on his board, which he was really proud of!)

This then went into our fishing net which we took back into church with us to show the work we had done.We have also been given a task for this week. There is a piece missing from our fishing net.We all have to do a good deed to show we care for others, and write it on the star fish, these will be added to show us being good deed super stars!

The final hymn was Lord of the Dance, a really lively song which we could all join in with! You can see a fantastic version being sung really well by an American church here:

There is no Junior Church next month (April) so we’ll update you again in May! If you want a do a good deed and add a starfish to our net then feel free.

Growing Saints is our Junior Church here at Brixworth. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.  We meet on the third Sunday of each month and offer friendly & fun activities for infant & primary  school children (4+). You are welcome to accompany your child with us if you prefer, or stay and enjoy the main service!