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Start Course

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New Year, New Start
If you have already given up on some of your new year resolutions, why don't you give yourself a new one and give yourself a new 'Start' Join our course in Hardingstone every Monday for 6 weeks from the 3rd February at 7pm to answer any questions you might have about faith even if you are just dipping your toes in the water! Come and get some answers, some fellowship and some of the best puddings in Northamptonshire!

Hardingstone Churchyard - Wildlife Trust

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Carol singing in the hospital

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If you would like to volunteer to help cheer up the patients on the wards this Christmas please contact Revd. George Sarmezey on 01604 545773


Christmas services in the Benefice

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We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year
We have many Christmas Services to suit all tastes this Christmas from family services to the more traditional Carols by Candlelight, so come to one or all of them, you will be warmly welcome to any of the services.


Piddington with Horton Christmas Tree Festival

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Please come and support us and get into the Christmas spirit at either the Christmas Tree Festival or the Wassail. 

The Festival is on Saturday 30th November 10.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday 1st December 1pm - 4.30 pm. 

I wonder if your favourite story will be there...I know mine is, as I have done a tree, which is the only way you can guarantee your favourite story will be illustrated on a tree!
The Wassail service statrs at 6 pm on the 1st of December and if you come a lttle beforehand you will be treated to some of Jo's Jolly Juice or Punch and mincepies...what could be better on a dank, dreary, dark December evening...see you there!

Winter Fayre & A Light for a Loved One

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Please support us in our fundraising efforts.
On the 23rd November at St. Edmunds between 2pm amd 4.30pm we have a winter fayre with lots of stalls, refreshments and of course a raffle!
Following on from our successful 'Light For a Loved One fundraising drive last year we will be trying to light up as many of our beautiful trees as possible £10 for a light and you can get forms from the shop, pubs, post office or from the church through John and Hilary themselves. All the details on the posters below.
Thanks for your ongoing and invaluable support.


Bell ringers wanted!

The bells! The bells! At Piddington Church we have six bells which we ring for weddings and other special occasions. We would like to ring them regularly for our eleven o’clock services each Sunday, but to do that we need more ringers.

The traditional English art of bell ringing (campanology) involves swinging the bells through just over a complete circle by pulling on their ropes.

Each bell sounds a different note. After the bells are cast they are individually tuned to notes so that the set will sound harmonious when rung. Actually, this is not a single tone for each bell but a group of tones making up a minor chord. This is why when one bell is rung on its own (tolled) it can sound sad. Have a look at this video to see the bells being rung and learn about how they are tuned.

To see how ringing works in more detail have a look and listen to one of Oxford’s towers.  You can hear that when they first begin to ring the bells, they are rung in “rounds” - the highest first note to the lo…