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Plough Sunday

To celebrate the rural and farming heritage of our villages, and to ask God’s blessing on our farming community, Plough Sunday will be celebrated at two churches in the Fosse Group.

  • St Wilfrid’s church Screveton on 5th January at 11am
  • St Peter’s church East Bridgford on 12th January at 6.30pm

All are welcome as we bless the plough and soil, seed and churn.

The origins of Plough Sunday go back a long way, at least into medieval times. On the first Sunday after Epiphany, the parish ploughs, bedecked with ribbons, would be dragged to church to be blessed, as the ploughing season began. On Plough Monday the teams would drag the ploughs round the village, seeking contributions for an ‘Ale’ or night of revelling at the tavern – and woe betide the cottage garden or vegetable plot of any householder who failed to stump up! Plough Tuesday would be spent, more often than not, in recovering. And then the work would begin in earnest.

Christingle services

Christingle services will be held at St Peter’s Church, East Bridgford at 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Christmas Eve. Please come along to one of them and encourage any families with children you know to come as well. All the money collected at our Christingle services will go to The Children’s Society. At the back of church are some collection boxes in the shape of candles for children to bring to the Christingle service. Please take one, if you can use it.

The idea of Christingles came from a Moravian Church in Germany in 1747. Click here to see the history and meaning of Christingle.

Remembrance Sunday 2019

This year’s Remembrance Sunday services will be held at St. Peter’s, East Bridgford and St. Augustine’s, Flintham.

Events are:
East Bridgford
10:40am  Remembrance procession from East Bridgford Car Park
10:50am  Service of Remembrance, St Peter’s, East Bridgford

10:00am  Gathering for Act of Remembrance, War Memorial, Screveton
10:30am  Service of Remembrance, St Augustine’s, Flintham
for more details of the Flintham event click here

Book for Advent

As part of preparations for welcoming Jesus again at Christmas Revd Ruth is suggesting that we might consider reading something through the season of Advent. The book chosen for this year is Footsteps to Bethlehem’ by Bill Merrington. It is a gentle series of daily reflections for Advent, inviting you to journey towards Christmas on a pilgrimage of transformation.

Full details of the book and how to place an order are detailed on the accompanying flyer – click here for more information

St. Mary’s & St.Wilfrid’s Harvest Supper

St Mary’s and St Wilfrid’s Harvest Supper Saturday 5th October 7.00pm

In anticipation of the reorganisation of the PCCs we are jointly arranging a Harvest Supper at the Village Hall in Car Colston. Please come and join us for a home cooked 2 course meal with licensed bar. It will be a great opportunity to meet and welcome Ruth to our church and village communities

Please see attached attached flyer for full details.

Licensing of the Reverend Ruth Colby

The Reverend Ruth Colby will be licensed by the by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Right Reverend Paul Williams, and installed by the Archdeacon of Nottingham, The Venerable Phil Williams, as Priest-in-Charge of the Parishes of East Bridgford with Kneeton; Car Colston with Screveton and Flintham on Wednesday 2nd October 2019  at 7.30pm in  St Peters Church, East Bridgford.

All are welcome to the service which will see the start of a new chapter in the life of the church in the communties of the Fosse Group. Please arrive well before the start of the service at 7:30pm to ensure you get a seat. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in St. Peter’s Academy.