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Christmas message from Revd Beverley

A Christmas message from Revd Beverley
I used to visit a retired midwife, and I loved her stories of delivering babies, sometimes in very interesting or challenging places. What a privilege it must have been for the first century woman, the village equivalent of a midwife, who would have come to help Mary through her labour and sobecame the first human to touch the Messiah as she delivered the precious child into the world. The child was named Jesus, which means ‘God saves’ and is sometimes translated as ‘the Saviour’ or ‘The Deliverer’. If we call Jesus ‘Deliverer’, we’re using the word in an old fashioned way, not suggesting that he was destined to bring us our parcels (we all know that’s St Nick’s job…). No, Jesus is the deliverer in the sense that we say in the older translations of the Lord’s Prayer ‘deliver us from evil’ – when we pray that if we find ourselves facing evil in any form, Jesus will protect and save us from it. That was the point of his coming – to find those who are…

Living Nativity - Saturday 16th December - Hardingstone

Don't forget our Living Nativity event this Saturday, even if you don't have children or grandchildren, come along and support our children as they witness the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Tree Festival - St John the Baptist, Piddington

Don't forget to pop along to St John the Baptist, Piddington this weekend and marvel at the wonderful Christmas Trees. If that is not enough to get you into the Christmas spirit, you can pop over to St John the Baptist Quinton Saturday evening to enjoy Mistletoe, Wine and Carols and if that wasn't enough you can come back to Piddington Sunday night for the Wassail. Let's hope that leaves you with enough energy to do your Christmas shopping!

Christmas Services

As usual we have many Christmas services in the Benefice which are set out below, it would be lovely to see you at one, a few or all!
Wishing you a joyful Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year from the Living Brook Team

Celebrating Edward's 60 years as our organist

Come along to show your appreciation of the 60 years that Edward Kilpin B.E.M. has been our organist. 

We are holding a special celebratory praise service at 6pm on the 26th November at St. John the Baptist, Piddington. Everyone is welcome.

In addition to his weekly contribution to our services that has enhanced our worship; his music has marked the precious moments in so many people's lives in our communities bringing joy and comfort in equal measure. 


Please all come along to a fantastic concert given by the Weston Favell Singers on the 18th November details below.

Calling all quiz addicts again!

For all those who like to get their thinking caps on - a reminder that our Benefice is holding not one but two quiz nights shortly. Hurry up and get your tickets before they are all gone! Details on the two posters below.

Cream teas and Ride and Stride

This Saturday, September 9th is the annual Ride and Stride event when we open our churches to visitors who are raising money for the National Historic Churches Trust. If anyone wants to participate and raise money for the churches in our Benefice olease contact Gill Watson who has some sponsor forms available. 
For the less energetic, please take the opportunity to visit St Edmund's in Hardingstone, where you will be welcomed with a cream tea to help raise money for St Edmund's; see details below.

Embroidery Exhibition - this weekend

Don't forget, please come along and support this event, this weekend. It is the last chance to see some of Margaret Wright's wonderful work, before it is stored for safe keeping.

You can see some more photos of the exhibition here.

Calling all Quiz Addicts

You are in for a treat this Autumn if you like Quizzes as our Benefice will be hosting not 1 but 2 Quizzes for those who like an intellectual challenge! Details below:

Embroidery Exhibition

Please come along and marvel at the designs of Margaret Wright and the legacy that she and the ladies of our Benefice have made with love and that enrich our worship.

Fundraising at St Edmund's

Please come along and support the following two events

Living Prayer Week and Vicar's Prayer Walk

Come join us in our Living Prayer week. We have a lot of special services culminating in our Vision Day on Saturday 10th June  at the Kairos Centre in Grange Park 10am - 4pm

Happy Easter!

Revd Beverley and Revd Deborah, with all the Living Brook Ministry Team, wish everyone a joyful Easter! May the risen Lord fill you with hope and help you to live abundantly and generously, in the way of the kingdom of heaven.

Easter services


Good Friday Children's Workshop

Looking for a free, fun activity with your children during the long Easter break, then come along to this interactive session and help DI Edmunds (a.k.a Revd Beverley) solve the Case of the Ark!

Sermon from 29th January, Tom and LBYF