Showing posts from January, 2013

What's in a name - update

The naming of the Benefice, is certainly keeping some of our parishioners busy, particularly those with a passion for the local area's historical and geographical  features and I suspect those with a penchant for word puzzles. Check out some of the new suggestions on the updated post of 'What's in a name'.
Remember, the closing date for suggestions is February 5th!

Christening the new parish

Following the APCM around 1:30pm there is a celebration to "christen the new parish”  with refreshments, at the Watson’s (3 Salcey Rise). All are welcome from the benefice.

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What's in a name?

Our Benefice has started the New Year with changes that have seen the appointment of our new Priest, the Revd. Beverley Hollins, the creation of the new parish Piddington with Horton and the welcome addition of the parish of Quinton with Preston Deanery. 
All these changes mean that we need to find a new name for our Benefice. We have received a number of suggestions, which are listed below, but if you think you have a suitable alternative, now is your chance to submit your suggestion to the Revd. Beverley. 
The closing date for submissions is the 5th of February.

Suggestions we have had to date are:
Preston Fields
Preston Woods
Deer Park
The Chase
Christ the King
All Saints and our Saviour 

Update: Some new suggestions

Have Your Say - Electoral Roll


A poignant passing and a warm welcome

New Year's Eve in our parish mirrored the ending and beginning of a new year, with services to mark the closure of the church of St. Mary Magdalene, Horton, the ending of the parishes of Horton and Piddington and the new beginning of our parish of Piddington with Horton. The closure of St. Mary Magdalene is the outcome of a request to the Church Commissioners to close the church due to the prohibitive costs involved in restoring and ongoing maintenance to the fabric of the building. Many parishioners, with special memories of the church and people who have worshipped there over the years, braved the rain to take part in the final closing service, which was held in the churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene, Horton.The service was led by our new priest, the Rev'd Beverley Hollins, who after the service, led the congregation toSt. John the Baptist, Piddington. At St. John the Baptist, the Rev'd Beverley Hollins held another service to mark the start of our new parish of Piddington …