New Rector Licensing Service
19th September On Line

Our new Rector Diane will start her move to the Rectory this Tuesday August 25th with the arrival of furniture Van no 1. On Wednesday Van 2 arrives and she and family plus friends will start the process of making the Rectory a home. We all wish her well and look forward to her ministry. Although we do not have confirmation as to when her introduction service will take place she will be licensed to preach from the 19th of September.

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

Services in Lois Weedon
September 2020

Sunday 6th September
9.00am to 3.00pm Private Prayer

Sunday 13th September
9.30am Matins
Battle of Britain

Saturday 19th September
Licensing Service for
Revd Diane Whittaker
Online 3pm

Sunday 20th September
Benefice Communion
9.30 Helmdon
11am Syresham

Sunday 27th September
Evensong 6.00pm

This Week's Pew News

Parish News from the Astwell Benefice

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

Link to the Astwell Benefice 2018 Reports

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History of the Parish and Church