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Hello all,

We are getting towards the end of the Thirty Nine Articles and today we arrive at one which I am very grateful for! We are also at the end of our series from Erik Raymond writing on the Gospel Coalition's website on how to get more out of church. Details of tomorrow's services are also below.

The historical beliefs of the Anglican church
The Thirty-Nine Articles

32. The marriage of priests
It is not commanded by any decree of God that bishops, presbyters or deacons take a vow of celibacy or abstain from marriage. So it is lawful for them, as for all other Christians, to marry at their own discretion when they judge that this will promote godliness.

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?8. How to get more out of church
How to Gather up the Crumbs

At the end of the day, you might be tempted to turn the page on the calendar to Monday. But not so fast. Since God aims to nourish and shape you through the corporate gathering, resist the urge to move on too quickly. Instead, like the disciples, after the feeding the five thousand, gather up some of the crumbs from the day and store them away in a journal or your heart. Remember how God has blessed you in the Word, song, prayer, the Supper, the sermon, or fellowship. Revisit the beautiful terrain of the gospel. Has God been pleased to raise your affections for Christ? Has he increased your hatred for sin? Has he graciously enabled you to refasten your grip of faith? Has he reminded you again that he loves you? Reflect on these things and praise him for them.

?This Week's Services
A letter to encourage
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 & Luke 24:13-32
9.15am Charwelton Holy Communion (BCP)
11.00am Badby Holy Communion (CW)
St Mary the Virgin FAWSLEY
Saturday 22 October 6.00pm

The Fiori Choir sings glorious music by Byrd, Tallis, Gesualdo
and Taverner in the idyllic setting of St Mary's church,
Enjoy the peace and serenity of beautiful music from the
English choral tradition in this special Northamptonshire
village church, where ancient monuments to the Knightley
family add to the history of a place once visited by Elizabeth I.
Uplifting music from the 16th century offering as oasis of
peace in our crazy world, and as ever, director Penelope
Rapson welcomes you, introducing the music and drawing
you into the world of the late 16th-century.
Tickets are available on-line from Ticket Source:
Thought for the week
"Live as though Jesus Christ had been crucified yesterday, had risen this morning and was coming again tomorrow."
Martin luther
??Martin Luther

Best wishes,

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to our church. If you are a new visitor,
we have a page for you to get to know us
and learn more about planning a visit.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet for our Sunday services in five Church Buildings - well, six including a small chapel (details below). You can find the plan of our services here. Take a look at the online diary to see what service is happening where and when. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space (our church buildings predate the car and the need for carparks) and to find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone and handed anything you need to guide you through the service.

Some of our churches serve tea, coffee and biscuits following the service so don't dash off, it is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 
Visit the Our Churches page and click on the name of the church you want, at the bottom of the page you will find a what3words link which will open a map showing you precisely where the church building is.

Alternatively, Open Google Maps

Accessibility: If you need assistance, please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in Badby church.

Our Service

The main service begins with a warm welcome from one of our team members. The service might be led by Malcolm (our Rector) or one of the Ministry Team or even a visiting member of clergy. We will sing a hymn or song, hear a short passage read from the Bible and the leader will then explain what that passage is all about - how God speaks to us through his Word and how we can apply it to our lives. We will pray and join in some responses (you don't have to if you don't feel it is appropriate) and there might be a short symbolic meal called Communion. During the service, there may be a baptism which is when we welcome someone into our Church fellowship and family. Of course, you don't have to do any of these things, they might seem strange the first time you encounter them, so take your time and don't feel any pressure.

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What about my kids?

Children and young people are very welcome in our church buildings and services.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up throughout the service and we really value worshipping God all together as a family.


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Come and join our Home Group, it is a Bible study and a  Fellowship Group where we can explore together what it means to be a Christian today, discover what God has to teach us through the Bible, pray for one another , share our hopes and hurts and also great cake and coffee. Being part of a small group like that will allow you to make new friends, share together and support each other.  Check out Small Groups and see if it would be a good time for you could join, or we can put you in touch with the Fellowship Group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays and week day events run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team, why not speak to someone on the welcome team at church. 

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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Revd Malcolm Ingham   Liz Ingham
Malcolm was born in the North West and then trained in the South West, and Midlands before working just about everywhere. He once worked in an advertising agency in London and then for several national and international mission agencies. He is married to Liz with two grown up children and loves walking, music and bizzarre films (according to the rest of the family).   Benefice Administrator
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

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