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     The Churches

    Raunds: The church of St Peter
    Hargrave: All Hallows' Church
    Ringstead: The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Stanwick: The Church of St Laurence

    Welcome       The 4 Spires Benefice Team would like to wish you all a peaceful Christmas.  Please see our calendar for all the Christmas services across our Benefice.

    YouTube: channel 4 Spires Benefice.

    Facebook: Four Spires Benefice

    Website: 4spires.org

    Dear Friends

    It’s hard to believe that Advent is on us once again. It’s time to get out the Advent Candle or Calendar and start counting down the days until Christmas. Why we do that? We do it because Advent is a time of hope and expectation. Expectation as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to restore us to a right relationship with the Father. It’s not the ‘baby’ Jesus whose return we anticipate, but the Jesus who will heal our broken world and our broken lives and who will restore God’s justice to the world he created.

    At times, in our modern culture we can forget what Christmas is truly about and can get caught up in the fun and excitement of buying gifts and planning celebrations with family and friends. This may be particularly true this time around after celebrations were so curtailed last year. We can be swept away with it all. This is why Advent is so important. If we allow ourselves, for a short time each day we can step away from all that hubbub and quieten ourselves to reflect on what it means that Jesus came into the world as a tiny, vulnerable human baby. He brought hope to a lost and broken world and continues to do so over two thousand years later.

    Hope and expectation are not limited to celebrating his birth. Advent is also a season of looking forward. Looking forward to his promised return when all things will be made new again. When we and the world God created become exactly what God intended it and us to be. Let’s make time to reflect too on whether we are ready for His return and what changes we may need to make in our lives and attitudes to ensure that we won’t be caught napping when the time comes.

    These past two years have taught us that the things we have planned with hope and expectation such as holidays or time spent with family can be pulled from our grasp at a moment’s notice. This is not the case with the hope we have in Jesus Christ which Advent reminds us of. Jesus is our sure and certain hope. The only hope we can rely on in a changing and turbulent world.

    I wish you all a blessed and peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

     

    Every Blessing Rev Jon

     

    If you need to contact me for anything please email: revjonaldwinckle@btconnect.com

    Or phone 07591225766, 01933 461509

    May God bless you all. Rev Jon


    We are holding you all in our prayers, as we are all affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

    If you need practical help with shopping or collecting prescription medication etc or you know an elderly neighbour who needs help, or even if you would like to speak with someone on the phone.  Please send your contact details via email to revjonaldwinckle@btconnect.com

    God bless, 
    Rev. Jon and the parishes of Raunds, Hargrave, Ringstead and Stanwick


    Safeguarding Policy

    Julie Barke Julie Barke is the designated person to deal with safeguarding issues   and can be contacted on

     07986 675 202

    Please click the link here to view our policy on Safeguarding.  If you have any concerns please contact Julie Barke.

     

     

     

     

     

     


     Follow us on Facebook for information on events and services www.facebook.com/fourspires benefice

     

     

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    Follow our online services on a Sunday morning at 10am on YouTube channel 4 Spires Benefice

     

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  •  Prayer of the Week

    Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

     newsletterTo view our Weekly Benefice Newsletter please CLICK HERE and to view Rev. Jon's reflection please CLICK HERE  

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    For a copy of our Prayer Cycle for December please CLICK HERE

     


    INFORMATION

    To read the New Year letter from Bishop John please  CLICK HERE

     

     

     

     

      For further information regarding the theft of church roofs please follow the link
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     The Churches

    Raunds: The church of St Peter
    Hargrave: All Hallows' Church
    Ringstead: The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Stanwick: The Church of St Laurence

    Welcome       The 4 Spires Benefice Team would like to wish you all a peaceful Christmas.  Please see our calendar for all the Christmas services across our Benefice.

    YouTube: channel 4 Spires Benefice.

    Facebook: Four Spires Benefice

    Website: 4spires.org

    Dear Friends

    It’s hard to believe that Advent is on us once again. It’s time to get out the Advent Candle or Calendar and start counting down the days until Christmas. Why we do that? We do it because Advent is a time of hope and expectation. Expectation as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to restore us to a right relationship with the Father. It’s not the ‘baby’ Jesus whose return we anticipate, but the Jesus who will heal our broken world and our broken lives and who will restore God’s justice to the world he created.

    At times, in our modern culture we can forget what Christmas is truly about and can get caught up in the fun and excitement of buying gifts and planning celebrations with family and friends. This may be particularly true this time around after celebrations were so curtailed last year. We can be swept away with it all. This is why Advent is so important. If we allow ourselves, for a short time each day we can step away from all that hubbub and quieten ourselves to reflect on what it means that Jesus came into the world as a tiny, vulnerable human baby. He brought hope to a lost and broken world and continues to do so over two thousand years later.

    Hope and expectation are not limited to celebrating his birth. Advent is also a season of looking forward. Looking forward to his promised return when all things will be made new again. When we and the world God created become exactly what God intended it and us to be. Let’s make time to reflect too on whether we are ready for His return and what changes we may need to make in our lives and attitudes to ensure that we won’t be caught napping when the time comes.

    These past two years have taught us that the things we have planned with hope and expectation such as holidays or time spent with family can be pulled from our grasp at a moment’s notice. This is not the case with the hope we have in Jesus Christ which Advent reminds us of. Jesus is our sure and certain hope. The only hope we can rely on in a changing and turbulent world.

    I wish you all a blessed and peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

     

    Every Blessing Rev Jon

     

    If you need to contact me for anything please email: revjonaldwinckle@btconnect.com

    Or phone 07591225766, 01933 461509

    May God bless you all. Rev Jon


    We are holding you all in our prayers, as we are all affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

    If you need practical help with shopping or collecting prescription medication etc or you know an elderly neighbour who needs help, or even if you would like to speak with someone on the phone.  Please send your contact details via email to revjonaldwinckle@btconnect.com

    God bless, 
    Rev. Jon and the parishes of Raunds, Hargrave, Ringstead and Stanwick


    Safeguarding Policy

    Julie Barke Julie Barke is the designated person to deal with safeguarding issues   and can be contacted on

     07986 675 202

    Please click the link here to view our policy on Safeguarding.  If you have any concerns please contact Julie Barke.

     

     

     

     

     

     


     Follow us on Facebook for information on events and services www.facebook.com/fourspires benefice

     

     

    YouTube logo

    Follow our online services on a Sunday morning at 10am on YouTube channel 4 Spires Benefice

     

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