Lois Weedon Church
St Mary and St Peter is the Parish Church of Lois Weedon and Weston with Plumpton. We are part of the Astwell Benefice (Click on this link for the website) which includes Lois Weedon, Wappenham, Helmdon, Syresham, Whitfield and Radstone. As a Benefice we are Part of the Brackley Deanery in the Diocese of Peterborough.
We have been in our 'Inter Regnum' for more than 12 months. We were disappointed that no candidate could be found following our advertising at the end of 2018. Our expectation that we would have our post re-advertised was frustrated by the reluctance of the Diocese to do so unless we could prove that we could support an incumbent financially. (As a Benefice we had failed in the past two years). To cut a long story short, we have now re-advertised the position and if all goes to plan we will be interviewing prospective candidates in early January.
This process has started and as part of the information any candidate needs to determine whether the post is attractive is a description of the Parishes that would fall under their ministry. Each applicant will have access to the Benefice Profile which sets out the organisation, it's aims and aspirations, candidate qualities and a description of the 6 Parish Churches and their activities which make up the Benefice. Click on the above link to view the thirty-two page document.
This Month's Services at Lois Weedon
November 2019 Services
Sunday 3rd November
All Saints Day
10.30am Benefice Communion
By Extension (WS)
Sunday 10th November
10.40am Church Act of Remembrance
Sunday 17th November
Second Sunday before Advent
9.30am Holy Communion
with Revd David Painter
Sunday 24th November
Christ the King
This Week's Pew News
Pews News 20191124 (PDF, 225 Kb)
Pews News 24th November 2019
This Month's Services, Readings and Hymns at Lois Weedon
Next Month's Services, Readings and Hymns at Lois Weedon
This Month's Services in the Benefice
Services in the Benefice November 2019 (PDF, 92 Kb)
Next Month's Services in the Benefice
Benefice Services with Hymns and Readings December 2019 (PDF, 608 Kb)
Lois Weedon and Weston Village Trust
Did you know that "The Lois Weedon & Weston Village Trust" has existed, using a number of different names, for nearly 150 years?
Or that the Trustees of the Charity are custodians of a portion of agricultural land to the west of Weston, which was bequeathed to provide an income to help those in need within the Parishes?
Recently "The Trust" has provided small gifts at Christmas time to those who are unwell and to the elderly, as well as helping to fund the Village Christmas Meal for the over 65s.
But it also exists to give financial help to anyone living in the parishes of Lois Weedon and Weston who find themselves in need. Resources are limited so this help can only be a one off offer of assistance at the discretion of the Trustees.
If you need help yourself or know of someone who deserves to be considered, then please do make contact by phone, email or letter. This and any help the trustees can give will be completely confidential.
The Benefice Calendar
Members of the BRICC
APCM Reports for the ASTWELL Benefice
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History of the Parish and Church
History of the Parish and Church (PDF, 1.9 Mb)