3rd July 2021

Hello Everyone,

What a lovely day it has been today- the sunshine has been out and it is warming up. The gardens are shooting forth in flower and weed and folks in Toddington are busy preparing for the Open Gardens later this month.  The sporting summer is in full swing with some wonderful tennis at Wimbledon and football at Wembley this week with some amazing new talent.  Nigel has been enjoying cricket and as I type, England footballers are playing hard in an important game in Rome. By the time you read this email we may know if England will be planning for a semi-final appearance or out of the cup.

Our Churches remain vibrant and a very cool place to be. Pop along tomorrow for one of the many services on offer.

This Sunday's services:

  • Chalgrave Church 9.30am Holy Communion
  • Harlington Church 8am BCP Holy Communion and 9.30am Holy Communion
  • Tingrith Church 9.30am Morning Prayer 
  • Toddington Church 11am Holy Communion
  • Westoning Church 11am Holy Communion

The Upper Room online service 6pm on zoom with a theme of 'How to Pray' will have a talk by Peter Greig (of 24/7 prayer initiative).  All Welcome.  Please join the worship on this link:  

This week's service and events: 

  • Monday 9.30am Morning Prayer at Toddington Church
  • Tuesday 5.30-7pm Toddington/Chalgrave Youth Group meet in Chalgrave Church grounds for a picnic and some fun.  More information from Rebecca Caird or Linda
  • Wednesday 10am Morning Service (with Holy Communion) Harlington Church 
  • Wednesday evening 8pm Westoning Church folk host the '60 Minutes with God' Prayer Time for our communities Join Zoom Meeting     

    Please hold our wedding couples in your prayers this week:  Sue and Neil are marrying on 10th July at Chalgrave and Martine and Matthew at Harlington.

It is a delight to be meeting with baptism families again to plan baptisms.  Do get in touch with me or Nigel if you would like to discuss a baptism.

We are looking ahead to plan some different courses and opportunities for the new season.  More information to follow.

We send our huge congratulations to Chris Brown for his Hurricane flight this week.  If you would like to contribute to his sponsored fundraising appeal for St Mary's Harlington and Keech Hospice in memory of Pearl, please do get in touch with us, Chris or Tricia.

Thank you also to the Toddington Fundraising teams who have been baking and serving again at a Coffee Morning in a beautiful garden and the box auction at Wilkinson Hall.  

A celebration New Harlington, Westoning, Tingrith Benefice service was being planned for 11th July, but this is being postponed until we will be able to meet in larger numbers: post lockdown.

Please stay safe. The local infection rates are rising here as they are across the country. We are so grateful for opportunities to meet and to share time together but let us all do this safely.

We send you our very good wishes and look forward to seeing you all soon.

God bless

Linda and Nigel