Monday, 29 July 2013

Quinton BBQ and dance

Join Quinton with Preston Deanery Church for a fun night of dancing and a BBQ at White Gables - all proceeds to a school we are supporting in Bungoma, Kenya. 
Tickets are available from Mike Crouch 862096 or Fran Piercy 863124

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Friday, 26 July 2013

Festival Fever

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness:
Come before his presence with singing. (Psalm 100: 1-2)

Our season of Patronal Festivals reached its climax on Sunday with our celebration for Mary Magdalene. The Hackleton School Steel band and choir certainly added a carnival feel to the occasion. 

The joyful service was led by Reverend Beverly Hollins and the Right Reverend Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough, who re-dedicated the children's chapel to Mary Magdalene. This dedication marks the creation of the new parish of Piddington with Horton, a name that recognises our incorporation of Horton Church, which sadly closed at the end of last year. 

The new chapel has at its heart the altar that was previously in use at Horton and also the beautiful hassocks designed by Margaret Wright and worked on by the ladies of the villages of Horton, Hackleton, Piddington and Hardingstone. Bishop Donald continued the service with the blessing of the new toilet and servery and his final task of the day was to hand out prizes to children who had entered the colouring competition we have been running as part of the Magdalene festival.

The service on Sunday was preceded by an open day on Saturday, which gave everyone the opportunity to view the new facilities; admire the fabulous embroidery designs of Margaret Wright and the dedicated work of the women embroiderers in the local villages in making the hassocks; taste the wonderful creations of our master bakers in the men's baking competition and the ladies' refreshment stall; try their hand at bell ringing; marvel at the magnificent flower arrangements and partake of Freddie's fantastic BBQ. For more pictures please go to the gallery!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Magdalene Festival Weekend

Come and join us for a joyful weekend, to celebrate the creation of the new parish of Piddington with Horton, the re-dedication of the Lady Chapel to St Mary Magdalene and to see our new facilities - the long awaited toilet and servery. 

On Saturday afternoon the Church will be open for everyone to see the facilities and exhibitions and to join in the fun, that will spill outside to the BBQ.

Celebrate with us on Sunday 21st at 2.30 pm,  when the Bishop of Peterborough, the Right Reverend Donald Allister will re-dedicate the Lady Chapel and bless the new facilities. The Hackleton Primary School Steel Pans will be there to add to the festival feeling.


 Men’s cake-making competition Saturday 20 July 2013
  1. Only one cake may be submitted per entrant who must certify that it is all his own work.
  2. Cakes must not have been previously frozen
  3. Cakes must be accompanied by a list of ingredients, date made and name of maker.
  4. Gentlemen of all ages are welcome to enter and if appropriate there will be a special prize for young gentlemen entering e.g. under 10 years of age, under 18 years
  5. Cakes may be decorated or undecorated. If enough decorated entries are received an extra prize will be awarded for decoration.
  6. Entries which are suitable for people with special dietary requirements are welcomed and should be clearly labelled as such.
  7. All entries must be presented on a suitable plate or base and must be kept suitably covered until judging.
  8. Cakes must be delivered to Piddington Church by 1.45pm on Saturday 20 July 2013. Judging will take place at 2pm and the winner(s) announced thereafter.
  9. Reverend Beverley will be the judge and will award points on any basis she thinks fit. Points mean prizes! Her decision will be final.
  10. Entrants must agree that their entries may be sold after judging has taken place. 
Contact for this item: Joanne Wilde, tel 01604 870162.