Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Harvest Quiz

Don't forget...It is not too late to buy tickets and enter the annual Harvest Quiz, this Saturday, 5th October 7.30 pm for a prompt 8 pm start. Tickets £7.50 for adults and £5 for children, ploughman's supper is included.
Tickets from Ivor and Joanne Wilde 870162, Steve and Gill Watson 870186, Jane Ward 870203 or Andrew Knowles 870103

Sermon 28th September

If you missed Reverend Beverley's sermon on Sunday, here is your chance to catch up, just click on the link: Sermon 28th September

Harvest Supper - Quinton with Preston Deanery

Mike Crouch with Livingstone Chenge from Butonge School

On Sunday the 28th September 2014 St John the Baptist Quinton held its Harvest Service and Supper in the Church. The Church was resplendent with harvest decoration, produce and flowers and the day was made more special with the arrival of our guest of honour (photo: greeted at the door by Mike Crouch, Churchwarden) Livingstone Chenge. Livingstone is the Headteacher of Butonge Primary School, the school we support, and is in the UK with the group from our linked diocese of Bungoma. During the service Livingstone gave us an insight into life in Bungoma and especially of the children at the school.  He explained the fantastic difference it had made when we financially assisted him to bring electricity into the school and how that would now assist our next project of improving the water and sanitation.
Mike Crouch

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ride and stride

Thank you to everyone who took part in the ride and stride on the 13th of September. Some of us walked around Willen Lake, while others rode 10 miles visiting eight Milton Keynes churches, navigating the red ways and byways. It was great fun! We'll give you a fuller report after all the sponsorship money has been collected.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Iraq crisis

The Iraqi people need our prayers. Iraqi Christians need our prayers. The climate of uncertainty and diminished confidence in the government armed forces to provide security and stability are causing many, particularly Christians, to seriously consider the hope of emigration.
If you are called to know more and maybe make a donation please follow this link

Wishing for a month of Sundays!

Youth Fellowship singers
Usually you hear the phrase 'never in a month of Sundays', however, following the service led by our Youth Fellowship on the fifth Sunday in August, it left me wishing for a month of Sundays - so we could see them lead a service far more often. Their confidence in leading us through the service in singing, prayer and drama was a joy to behold and put many of us adults to shame! 

Their dramatic portrayal of Matthew 16 v 25 - 27 easily conveyed the Gospel message;

'For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.'

Prayer cross    

Dramatic Gospel

Lest we forget WW1

Remembering the outbreak of WW1

On 4th August St John the Baptist Church, Quinton was open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m for quiet reflection to commemorate the anniversary of the commencement of the Great War, 1914 – 1919.   During the day appropriate prayers were offered and there were readings of poetry from the period.
Visitors lit personal candles and signed a Book of Remembrance.
There were displays of the histories of the men from Quinton and Preston Deanery, especially of those who did not return, and the men from Hackleton, Horton and Piddington were also remembered: RIP. 
Family and personal memorabilia from many families in Quinton and Piddington was on display including a history of Quinton School at the time and the work of Army Chaplains through the War.
We would like to thank everyone who donated memorabilia and came to join us in remembrance – “LEST WE FORGET”
Mike Crouch