Events coming up...
It’s a busy time of year – lot’s going on in the village over the next couple of months. So here’s an invitation to some of the events being put on by the parish church. And you’re invited – you don’t need to be a regular church-goer to get involved.
Harvest Festival and Harvest Supper
Sunday September 24th 4.00pm – Harvest Songs of Praise in church followed by the Harvest Supper in the village hall at 5.30pm
Harvest is a time for thanksgiving and sharing – so you might like to bring a gift – tinned food for the Lincoln Larder, or a financial contribution for WaterAid. Find out more about these two charities on their websites. Tickets for the Harvest Supper are available from the village post office or from Ann (01526) 322-739. (£10 for adults, £5 for children, under twelves free.)
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Friday September 29th, 9.00am to 12.00noon - in church
Be part of the world’s biggest coffee morning and help raise
funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Bake or buy a cake to
bring, or simply turn up, enjoy coffee and cake and make a
Sunday October 1st 2017, 4.00pm at St Andrew’s Potterhanworth
Meanwhile, the new Sunday afternoon service we launched in the summer has got off to a good start. It’s short, informal, family-friendly – and at St Andrew’s Potterhanworth. There’s a kitchen there and more space for activities – but it’s for both villages. The next one is on Sunday October 1st, 4.00pm in church. And the one after that on Sunday November 5th. You’ll find a warm welcome – and tea and toast to enjoy afterwards.
All Saints Festival Sunday
Sunday October 29th at 10.00am – in church
October 29th is a fifth Sunday, so we’ll be welcoming people from the churches at Potterhanworth and Branston to a united service here at Nocton at 10.00am. We’ll be celebrating All Saints Day – just a couple of days early! You’re welcome to come along, even if you’re not a regular church-goer …
Compline for All Souls
Thursday November 2nd, 7.30pm – in church
A quiet reflective service to commemorate family and friends who’ve died in recent years. A traditional service of compline to mark the ending of the day, with music, prayers and an opportunity to light a candle in their memory.
Special All Souls Service for parents
Sunday November 5th at 6.30pm – at Branston Parish Church
This is a special service for parents who’ve lost children through miscarriage or still-birth, or not long after birth. It may be that you lost a baby a long time ago, or more recently, but either way, you’ll be welcome. It will be a quiet occasion with music, readings, prayers and an opportunity to light a candle for your child.
Sunday November 12th
The Remembrance Sunday service is at Potterhanworth again this year – 10.30am in church, followed by a Remembrance Ceremony at the village war memorial just over the road.