Gleneagles Church News For The Week Commencing 21st April 2019 and Easter


All at Redwell Primary School, Barnwell Road

Good Friday 19 April

10 am        Children’s WoW – Interactive fun for all aged 5-11 years
11.30 am    Baptism and Confirmation Service – Everyone is welcome
2.30-6 pm  Good Friday Prayer Space – Come and pray for as short or long a time as you like
6 pm          An hour by the cross – a special reflective and contemplative service

Easter Sunday 21 April

8 am           Early morning communion followed by a light breakfast
10.30 am    Easter Celebration for all ages – Everyone is welcome



Could you please bring some Hot Cross Buns and Easter treats for the Baptism and Confirmation Service on Good Friday?  Also would some people kindly volunteer to do coffee?  They will need to arrive at 11:15 am as we are serving refreshments at the beginning of the service.  Thank you.  Ali

Thank you!

A big thank you from Community Church for your kind donations of Easter Eggs, and food.  We held our first service last Sunday and it was very well attended and received. A highlight for us was one of the guys asking for prayer for one of the leaders, and the sense of community between everyone there. We are now planning to continue Community Church on the first Sunday of each month.  Once again, thank you for your support – Maria and John are humbled by the donations and those who came along to help.
Please remember to keep praying for all those attending it. We would love you to come and see what we do, so please feel free to speak to John, Mark, Arleen or Marìa and they will tell you more about it.
(Maria adds “As you may have noticed, the name is now ‘Community Church’.  We called it ‘Street Church’ before, but this name seems more appropriate,  just because that is what we want it to be, a church for the whole community to worship together, whatever the background.”)

Preparation of a New Electoral Roll

Gleneagles 2019 Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Thursday 25 April at Redwell Primary School.  This year a new Electoral Roll has to be prepared so we all need to complete a new form, which you can find at the back of the church.  You must be 16 years of age or more; reside in the parish or be regular worshippers at Gleneagles.   Please hand your completed form to Marion Darker or Elizabeth Holbrook.  Thank you.

Wellingborough Night Shelter 1920s Charity Ball

7 pm – midnight Saturday 25 May at Rushden Town Bowls Club, 144 Northampton Road NN10 6AN. In aid of the new permanent night shelter at the Embankment.  Tickets £25 available from Tesco, Victoria Park; Daylight Centre Shop (01933 779867) Victoria Centre (card payment facility here).

“Light of the World”

Church Family Weekend Away 2020
Our 30th Birthday Year
Friday 3 – Sunday 5 July

This will be a relaxing weekend for all of us as we are bringing in guests to run the children’s work, and all other ministry.

And we have it at a great price because Kings Park Conference Centre offer a 33% reduction for one weekend in the year.  To get that price we must confirm our booking on 22 April.  To do that we need 40 adults to have booked their places.  it will be a relaxing weekend for all of us as we are bringing in guests to run the children’s work, and all other ministry.

You can bring your completed booking form to church or fill in a form at church.  Deposits can be paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer using the details below.

As a Church, we don’t want to miss this great opportunity for a truly memorable weekend away together.

Spreading the cost by joining the Savings Scheme? – If you’d like to set up a Standing Order please speak to Melvyn.


Salt, Light and Feet of Clay: Celebrating the ministry of lay people

Wednesday 15 May 2019 10 am-2 pm at King’s Park Conference Centre, Northampton

Speaker: George Dunn, CEO, Tenant Farmers Association
Tickets: £20

Often when we think about church and leadership we think immediately of clergy of various descriptions. But what about head teachers, office managers, newspaper editors, financial controllers, magistrates, farm managers, school governors, youth football coaches, Scout leaders and chief executives?

Exercising Christian leadership in a secular context requires wisdom, sensitivity and strength. How can our rural churches find ways to nurture, support, protect and grow the leaders in our communities? And what might those leaders have to offer to our churches?

This event is for anyone who is interested in the nature and exercise of leadership in the rural church. Whether you’re a clergy person, lay leader, involved in a rural church or just curious, we’d love to see you!

George Dunn has been CEO of the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) since January 1997 and is on the leadership team of his local, Reading-based, Elim Pentecostal church.


Dates for the coming week

Good Friday 19 April
10 am            Children’s WoW
11.30 am        Baptism and Confirmation Service
2.30-6 pm      Good Friday Prayer Space – Come and pray for as short or long a time as you like
6 pm              An hour by the cross
Easter Sunday 21 April
8 am              Early morning communion and breakfast
10.30 am       Easter Celebration
Tuesday 23 April
11 am            Prayer for the building and building church life – at the home of the Spriggs, 22 Crawley Avenue
Wednesday 24 April
9 am             Wednesday Ladies’ Group at June’s, 20 Ribble Close

Thursday 25 April
8 pm             Gleneagles Church Annual Parochial Church Meeting in Redwell School Sports Hall
Friday 26 April
8 pm              Men’s 5-a-side Football at Redwell Leisure Centre
Saturday 27 April
2.30 pm         Gleneagles Friendship Group at Gleneagles Social Club, Grafton Close

Coming Up

Wednesday 15 May 10 am – 2 pm  Salt, Light and Feet of Clay: Celebrating the ministry of lay people
Saturday 25 May    Night Shelter Charity Ball


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