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October Services at across the Woodfield Team

You will notice that churches aren’t down to have a weekly service.

At this time we have a Team vicar and a Curate to cover 8 churches. We have a faithful band of retired clergy and lay readers but they are retired (that must be respected) and they are not paid either. It is demanding on church wardens to have services every Sunday. So it has seemed sensible not to aim at every church having a weekly service. Do remember that you can travel though – there is more than 1 service in the Team each Sunday. You would be very welcome at all Team churches – give it a go.

All services begin at 10am.

Oct 3rd    Normanton      Packington     Snarestone        Snarestone

              Family Harvest     Baptism          Harvest  HC        Harvest


Oct 10th   Measham   Packington   Donisthorpe   Norton   Appleby

                Harvest      Harvest HC         HC             HC     Baptism 


Oct 17th     Normanton    Donisthorpe    Swepstone   

                       HC              Baptism             MP                      


Oct 24th   Measham   Donisthorpe   Appleby  Swepstone

                     HC               MP      HC  Baptism


Oct 31st   Measham   Normanton    Packington    Swepstone

                   Baptism           MP               HC                 HC



Zoom services in October

Our zoom services for October  are on 10th and 24th


Harvest Festivals

Each of our churches will be celebrating Harvest over September/October. Do come along and give thanks for all the good things with which we are blessed; come along and pray for all those who grow our food, distribute it and get it to us and for those with so much less than we have. As well as come along to enjoy being together.

Have a look at where Harvest services are this month, and feel free to join in one.


Everyday Faith: October 12th at 7pm


Our next Everyday Faith session is upon us again. The Zoom link is available from Rick Tett on . Give it a go!


Lights of Love services:  for those who wish to remember a loved one who has died.

This is a simple service during which we can remember those whom we’ve lost and to whom we still want to say ‘We love you’. It feels a very important service to have, particularly coming out of a time when funeral services themselves have been limited occasions.

 There’s a chance to light a candle and say a prayer for your loved one. We sing a few hymns and have time of quiet as well.

 Feel free to come along if this would be helpful to you.  Services will be as follows:

Saturday 23rd  October at 2pm at Measham Church

Saturday 30th October at 2pm at Appleby Church    

Saturday 6th November at 2pm at Donisthorpe Church


                                                                                                 Eco Church

  The churches of the Woodfield Team are registering to become Eco churches. This is not about getting on the environmental band wagon. It is about reminding all of us that care of the creation is all about loving God (who made the planet) and loving our neighbour.

  For now, we are thinking about how we can be better stewards and then there will be some actions – small to start with, but to get us on the journey. Contact Rick Tett on if you want to know more and join in                                                                                                                                              




  Little Fishes

Exciting news from Little Fishes!

They are hoping to meet weekly from October, in the hall. The theme will be Harvest / autumn. All under 5s welcome. £1 / family. Older siblings welcome in school holidays.