Please get your contributions for the Autumn newsletter to Jackie and Naomi at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 October please.
The Church has organised an online auction to raise much needed funds.
Basically, as a a seller you provide items, and funds from the auction are shared with the Church. As a buyer, visit http://holcot-church.org.uk/auction.html and place your bids.
Full details are provided on the website.
Please see the image below.
There is an opportunity to access a grant to support disabled parishioners.
Lisa Callan has a load of bingo books and raffle books that she would like to give away if someone in the Parish could use them for a charity event or similar.
Contact her email@example.com
A message from Pat McGlasson…
“Our lovely loyal milk and papers delivery “boy” Tony Moulds has reluctantly decided to retire for health reasons.
As one of his many longstanding customers, and on behalf of so many others, I would just like to say a profound THANK YOU to Tony, who has delivered through rain, snow, hail, thunder and lightning for nearly Seventy One years to the residents of Holcot. He has been such a good friend to so many, listened to many of their problems and has been so much more than just a MILKMAN. Every good wish for a well deserved retirement.
Pat Mcglasson and Co.”
You may have heard in the news that the Government have made proposals to change the planning laws. Respond to their consultation here. Closing date is 29 October.
They say “The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.”
You will notice that the Friends of Holcot are busy replacing the wooden poles protecting green spaces around the village.
Twice a month the Friends meet on Friday morning for an hour or two to tackle a maintenance task. Anyone can come along, all you need is a willingness to help with the task, and participate in the idle banter!
If you are interested in getting involved please contact Roger Gunnett or email firstname.lastname@example.org and your details will be passed on.
The Church is delighted to welcome its new Rector, Reverend David Reith. See the Church website.
A message from David..
I’m delighted to have been called by God to serve the Benefice of Brixworth with Holcot as Rector. This will be my first incumbency, having served as Curate in Weldon, near Corby. I’m married to Leah, and we have a 5-month old daughter called Hannah. (We also have a Labrador, called Paxton!). I enjoy most sports (participating and spectating), walking the dog (I’m really looking forward to having Pitsford Water on our doorstep), and watching good TV.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you who are already part of the church and getting to know you, so that we can encourage one another to enjoy the relationship with our Great God. I’m also passionate about reaching out to those who don’t yet have any contact with the church, and sharing the good news of the Lord Jesus with them.
Thanks everyone who has provided photos to show Holcot during the coronavirus pandemic. The full slideshow is on the new webpage under Photos on the menu.
A reminder of the challenge – just email a single photo to email@example.com – a shot of your family, or animals, scenes, or anything generally fun or interesting.
Here is a sample.
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