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 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.
Bishop Paul has published his Christmas message for 2019 in which he encourages Christians to connect with and distribute God’s power, hope and light of Christmas, and as our nation votes for a new government.
The video of the message can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
The candlelit winter concert at St. Peter’s Church features Quadravox and Local Vocals, with additional poetry readings. The event takes place on Saturday 7th December 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are available from local shops – see poster for more details
The traditional carol singing round East Bridgford will take please on Sunday 22nd December after the Festival of Carols and Readings at St. Peter’s Church. Meet at Main Street car park by 8.00pm and bring a torch. All are welcome to join the fun.
Poster for further information
This year’s Remembrance Sunday services will be held at St. Peter’s, East Bridgford and St. Augustine’s, Flintham.
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
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
A Fosse Group ‘All Age Communion for Harvest‘ will be held at St.Wilfrid’s Church, Screveton on Sunday 6th October at 11:00am. All are welcome.
For further details see Harvest Communion Poster
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.
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.