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The Uplands Group of Parishes consists of Guilsborough, Hollowell, Thornby, Cold Ashby, Ravensthorpe, Cottesbrooke, Creaton and Spratton

Message from Reverend Chris Peck, Rector of the Uplands Group of Churches

Summer! Long days and opportunities to celebrate the luxuriant growth in our beautiful villages and wondrous gardens through our various Open Gardens and Fetes; a chance to uncurl from the bitter winter winds and enjoy the warmth of summer sun; a moment to drink in once again the wonder of new life in all its resurrection glory springing out of the death of the old.


As we enjoy the blossoming nature all around us, we are reminded that the goal of humanity and each of us is to grow into the fullness of all that God has created us to be. As Christians we believe that comes about as we surrender ourselves to the love of God in Jesus, and allow ourselves to become channels of that love in the world. I long to see the church as a place of growth, both in numbers coming to worship together, but also in the lives of each precious individual, created in God’s image as they grow into their unique potential for good.


A major festival in this period is Pentecost on June 9th which is all about growth.  It is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit comes in power to transform a tiny


A new venture for us is the sending out of a weekly newssheet by email with news of all that has been happening during the week as well as looking forward to the coming week. Every time I read it I am astonished at how much is going on across the Uplands churches, how much life and growth is happening already, how much there is to celebrate in the life of the churches as well as in the nature all around us. As I receive the encouragement that gives me, I long for many more to become part of this living entity which is the Uplands Group of Churches.


If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter please contact our administrator, Katrina Jones, uplandsgroupoffice@gmail.com


Chris Peck

group of frightened disciples into a confident band of Christians, with the result that Christian faith spreads rapidly throughout the known world as more and more people respond to God’s love for them in Jesus.


A new venture for us is the sending out of a weekly newssheet by email with news of all that has been happening during the week as well as looking forward to the coming week. Every time I read it I am astonished at how much is going on across the Uplands churches, how much life and growth is happening already, how much there is to celebrate in the life of the churches as well as in the nature all around us. As I receive the encouragement that gives me, I long for many more to become part of this living entity which is the Uplands Group of Churches.


If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter please contact our administrator, Katrina Jones, uplandsgroupoffice@gmail.com


Chris Peck

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MMM


GOOD

FRIDAY


A lovely time

was had by

all in

Guilsborough village hall on Good Friday this year.

Stories, songs & crafting sessions.

Together with

hot drinks &

hot cross

buns.

Thank you

to all our

helpers

&

supporters.


Lent Lunch 2019


Thank you to Col. & Mrs Evans for hosting Guilsborough’s

 Lent Lunch

We raised £500    

Thanks also to everyone who        contributed and attended the event and made it so successful.

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Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.

Last updated Friday, May 31, 2019

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Friday 5th July  2019