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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 Parishes

As I write this, Guilsborough is reeling from the sudden, tragic loss of Nigel Townsend, following on the heels of the sudden death of Tim Batten, the bootmaker from Ravensthorpe. Over the Easter period Spratton marked the ending of the life of Harry Chadwick who died aged 19, Hollowell the tragic deaths of Chelsie Rose aged 17 and Martin Oswin, and Creaton that of Bob Grange who died unexpectedly in his sleep.


Every death is special to those involved, and our hearts go out to those who mourn, but every so often there is a death that rocks a whole community and we have had a run of these in the Uplands. Each one reminds us of the importance of community. We are blessed in the Uplands to have good, strong, mutually supportive communities who rally round when there is a tragedy, but this is something we should never take for granted.

Strong community needs to be worked at; it takes every member playing their part, going the extra mile, turning out to support community events, making their gifts

privilege to be there to walk alongside those preparing for the funeral of a loved one, but also to help mark births and marriages. As Christians we believe that God is there through all the ups and downs of life; the joys as well as the sorrows. Part of what we affirm in the church is the unchanging nature of God’s love and the reality of eternal life made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  No matter how tough it may feel, nothing on earth can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.


So may you know God’s blessing whatever part of the journey you are on, and may each of us play our part to strengthen our communities to be places of support and strength through the tough times as well as the good times.

available. One of the images St Paul uses is that of a body; each part needs the other, and if one part suffers the whole body suffers.

Community doesn’t just happen; each of us has to play our part.

When tragedy strikes, people often turn to the church; it is a huge privilege to be there to walk alongside those preparing for the funeral of a loved one, but also to help mark births and marriages. As Christians we believe that God is there through all the ups and downs of life; the joys as well as the sorrows. Part of what we affirm in the church is the unchanging nature of God’s love and the reality of eternal life made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  No matter how tough it may feel, nothing on earth can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.


So may you know God’s blessing whatever part of the journey you are on, and may each of us play our part to strengthen our communities to be places of support and strength through the tough times as well as the good times.


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Saturday 8th September


Shoe Boxes & Blankets 2018














Just to remind you that we will be sending shoeboxes & knitted blankets to the Blythswood Project this year.

If you would like to put a box or blanket       together yourself, we will need them ready by the end of October.

Alternatively, you can bring useful items eg. toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes, wrapped sweets, scarves, gloves, hats on:

 Wednesday 3rd October 2 - 4.30

 Guilsborough Village Hall.

Tea & Cakes. View the blankets.

There is a box in church and at MMM for donations.

Contact Janet: 01604 740640


FISH AND CHIP SUPPER

Uplands Mothers Union is running another Film and Fish and Chip Supper on  Thursday 27th September commencing at 7.30 at the Barn, Witch and Sow. Tickets and information available from Pauline Jacobs. Tel no 743792.

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

Last updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 3rd September