24th April 2022

Hello Everyone

Easter Week can be calmer, after the intensity of Easter Day and the events of Holy Week. There is a chance to consider the enormity of what has just happened, the hope that has entered the world and what shape it takes. How we need that hope at the moment. Our prayers continue for world peace and practically we reach out offering love, the very nature of God.

We hope the past week has been good for you. We are now challenged to personally consider the implications of the resurrection as the story of Jesus continues. This Sunday's gospel focuses on Thomas and his desire for the physical evidence of the resurrection. His questioning can help our thought processes as we move forward with faith.

Following the calm of Easter Week, this week at Toddington Church steps up the pace as we begin a full week of activity with various events to commemorate St George, and the special 800 years anniversary year of St George's Church.  We end the week with a special celebration service on Saturday 30th April with Bishop Richard and an evening concert at 7.30pm. Different events during the week include an 'Art Attack' for children on Friday, a Talk on the life and times of St George on Wednesday and a country walk on Thursday. The week commences this Saturday with a coffee morning, and a Ceildih supper and dance at 7.30pm. 

Services on Sunday 24th April

Chalgrave Church 9.30am Holy Communion Linda

Harlington Church 9.30am Holy Communion - Nigel and Robert

Toddington Church 11am Holy Communion - Linda

Westoning Church 11am All Age Service (on screen) 'Removing Thomas' Doubt.'   Story, songs, activity and refreshment.

The Upper Room via zoom at 6pm 'Easter and Beyond.' Zoom link: 

Events from Saturday 23rd April 2022 ( the start of St George of England activity week)

Saturday (St George's Day) 

10-12 noon Coffee Morning - Wilkinson Hall

7.30-10.30pm Ceildih supper and dance, Wilkinson Hall (tickets from Dee or Punch Opticians), 

Monday

Morning Prayer, Toddington Church, 9.30am

Funeral of Jill Martin at N Herts crematorium at 10am - Nigel

CTTC Meeting 10.30am Wilkinson Hall

Funeral of Geoffrey Bassett at Westoning Church at 1pm - Nigel

Tuesday

Westcaf (free coffee, cake and good company)10-12noon at Westoning VH

Sewing Bee 1-3pm at Westoning VH

Knitting Group 10.30-12 noon Wilkinson Hall

Toddington/Chalgrave PCC Safeguarding training session 6pm The Rectory

Westoning Church AGM postponed until 22nd May at 12.30pm

Wednesday

Harlington Morning Service 10am

Pop Up Tea Room Tebworth Memorial Hall 11-1pm

Talk about the life and times of St George by Janet, Wilkinson Hall 3pm

Tingrith Church AGM in church at 4pm

Harlington Church AGM in church at 7.30pm

Thursday

Lodge Farm 4 mile Morning Walk. Start 10am Wilkinson Hall, and finish back at the Hall for coffee. 

Friday

Painting for Pleasure Group, 10-12 noon, Wilkinson Hall

Funeral of Linda Tweedie at Westoning Church at 12 noon - Nigel

'Art Attack' for children of all ages, Toddington Church. Come and celebrate St George's 800 year history - and paint some dragons too!

Saturday

Coffee Morning 10-12 noon, Wilkinson Hall

800 Years Celebration Service for St George's Church, 3pm with Bishop Richard.

Musical Concert at Toddington Church at 7.30pm with music from 'Quintet of Six'.

Sending you our very best wishes

Linda and Nigel