Gleneagles Church News For The Week Commencing 25th January 2020

Did you know that individual prayer is available after each Sunday morning service?
Just make your way to the seating area in the foyer where a member of the Prayer Team will be waiting to pray with you.


Additionally, Churches Together Prayer Meetings at Nations at 8pm each Monday evening are open to everyone.


Prayer Ministry for inner healing – training

Are you interested in learning about how to pray for people to receive healing for issues, problems or hurts that may have lasted many years?  Jesus said, ‘I have come that you may have life in all it’s fullness.’  And he said, ‘The truth shall set you free.’

Prayer ministry for inner healing sets people free through the application of truth, Biblical principles and prayer.  They are then free to enjoy life in all it’s fullness, as Jesus promised.  Perhaps you have done some training and would like to do a refresher course.

The training will be over two Saturday mornings or four evenings.  If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact Melvyn.  Thank you. (01933 673437 <>)

Confirmation and Baptism

If there are any young people who are interested in being confirmed and baptised please talk to Melvyn or Ali.  We plan to have a confirmation and baptism service in the near future.


Jane Bell would like you to know that eBay is up and running again, so if you have anything that could be sold in aid of the Building Fund please have a word with her.  Thank you and many thanks to Jane and Gordon for this great initiative.

Community Church

It’s Community Church on Sunday afternoon 1 February and the team would be very grateful for donations of cakes, either bought or home-made.

If you can help could you please let Maria know by email on <> and bring the cakes along to the morning service on the 1st.  Thank you very much.

Bishop’s Bible Day 

On Saturday 14 March from 9.30 am – 4 pm.  A day with the theme ‘The Bible and Prayer’ at Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 6UU.

This is for anyone who uses the Bible in their ministry, in church, in school, at work, in the community or at home.  You must book for this event. Booking forms are available in church or you can e-mail: or ring 01604 887049.

Parochial Church Council (PCC) Secretary Role

We are looking for someone to take over as Secretary to the PCC from the date of the Annual General Meeting on 23 April.  The PCC oversees the affairs of the parish and its members are the clergy, churchwardens and representatives from the congregation.

The role includes, with the Vicar, being the point of contact for the PCC and being responsible for the preparation and distribution of all the paperwork that enables it to operate well, for example preparing the agendas and taking the minutes at the AGM and at the six PCC meetings during the year.  The approximate time spent on PCC duties is 30 hours pa.

If you think you may be interested, or would like to know more, please speak to Melvyn or Ali, or Sue as the outgoing secretary!

Admin Help?

Could you consider supporting Melvyn by helping out with the church admin?  At the moment I send out the weekly news email on MailChimp and I spend just a few hours usually on one day each week at the Vicarage – and the coffee’s good!  It is very flexible to take account of changes in my diary, my holidays, Melvyn’s holidays etc.  Please speak to Melvyn or me for more information.  Sue (07713 276205)


Calendar for the coming week

Saturday 25 January

10:00 am                Safeguarding C2 Training at Bouverie Court, Bedford Road, Northampton
10:00-12:30 pm    Leading Intercessions course at All Saints, Wellingborough
2:30 pm                Gleneagles Friendship Group – Games – at Gleneagles Social Club, Grafton Close
7:00 pm                Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Nations, 42 Oxford Street

Sunday 26 January

9:45 am                 Prayer before the service
10:30 am                 Morning Service – Sharing the love of God (2) – Lifestyle Evangelism
6:30 pm                Sunday Youth Group at the Odendaals, 5 Ashby Close

Monday 27 January

10:30 am                 Monday Ladies’ Group at Margaret Whittington’s, 2 Trent Close

Tuesday 28 January

11:00 am                 Prayer for the building and building church life – at the home of Phil & Mary Spriggs, 22 Crawley Avenue
7:30-8:30 pm      Bereavement Support Group.  A cuppa and conversation for people who have experienced loss or bereavement.  In the upstairs room at Gleneagles Social Club, Grafton Close

Wednesday 29 January

7:30 pm                PCC Meeting at 20 Ribble Close

Thursday 30 January

1:30 pm                Wellitots at Gleneagles Social Club
6:00-7:30 pm     Ignite Club  – Games.  A fortnightly club where you can hang out, play games, watch films, visit the tuck shop and do crafts.  Meet at Redwell School Sports Hall

Friday 31 January

8:00 pm               Men’s 5-a-side Football at Redwell Leisure Centre

Saturday 1 February

10:00 am              Gleneagles Community Litter Pick – Meet outside Gleneagles Community Centre.  All equipment provided


Don’t forget your Feedback, Suggestions and Prayer Needs

There’s a box in church where you can post your feedback, or suggestion or prayer request.