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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

Remember, Remember…Remembering is a key theme for this time of the year. We start October with our Harvest Festivals where we remember God’s goodness and give thanks for the harvest gathered in. On 4th Nov we celebrate ‘All Saints’ where we remember all those who have inspired us and at 5pm we have our ‘Celebrating the Departed’ service which is an opportunity to remember those dear to us who have died in a simple service with the opportunity to light candles in their memory. This year we will be at St James, Hollowell, for this special service.

Remembrance will be a major focus of the week leading up to November 11th with commemorations of the beginning of the end of the World War One hostilities. Many events are being planned including a Vigil with prayers, readings and music in Guilsborough Church at 7.00pm on Saturday 10th November, and the ringing of church bells in as many churches as possible.

forward into a different future, a future where in the words of the prophet Micah: ‘they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.’

In our services of remembrance we bring together the themes of celebration, confession, sorrow, commitment and hope.  It is as we learn the lessons of history and commit ourselves afresh to work for a world of peace and justice for all peoples that we will be able to look forward to a new heaven and new earth where in the words of Revelation ‘there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.’

Do join us for one or more of these specials times of remembering as we look back, mark the present reality and then look forward with renewed hope to the coming into the world of the one who came to bring light and life, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

But remembrance is not just about looking back; it is about acknowledging present realities and looking to the future. We cannot and should not cling to the past; we can celebrate it and give thanks but we need to learn the lessons now which can help us to move


Church News

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



with prayers reflections and music

taking place at

7.00pm on Saturday November 10th

in Guilsborough Church


The poppy display is coming together well.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.  

On the weekend of Remembrance Sunday, the church will be open to view the finished display.

Saturday 10th 12 noon – 4pm.

Sunday 11th 10am – end of service.

Some of the poppies will be available, for a donation, to use as a brooch.

All donations will go to the British Legion.


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

Last updated Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Wednesday 7th November 2018