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
January 2020 Services
Sunday 5th January
10.30am Benefice Communion
(Hon Bishop Ed Condry)
Sunday 12th January
Baptism of Christ
Sunday 19th January
Second Sunday of Epiphany
9.30am Holy Communion
with Revd David Painter
Sunday 26th January
Third Sunday of Epiphany
6pm Benefice Evensong
This Week's Pew News
Pews News 20200105 (PDF, 225 Kb)
Pews News 5th Jan 2020
This Month's Services, Readings and Hymns at Lois Weedon
Lois Weedon Services with Hymns and Readings Jan 2020 (PDF, 459 Kb)
This Month's Services in the Benefice
Benefice Services January 2020 (PDF, 90 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)