Monday, 30 May 2011

Church Open Day - Saturday 4th June 2011......and more!

To coincide with the launch of  Volume 2 of  'The Last Years of an Estate Village' by Sue Morris, we have decided to open the church for Teas Coffees and Cakes from Midday to 5pm on the same day (4th June). This also coincides with the installation of a modern sculpture by Lincolnshire Artist 'Martin Griffiths' which will be on display in the church grounds throughout the month of June.

Martin will also be giving a lecture entitled 'Finding the Spiritual in Art' at Nocton Church commencing at 7pm on Saturday 18th June (free entry). Refreshments will be available. Please come along.

On the 25th June we have a concert in church by 'The LincEffect' check them out at .
Tickets for this event will be available on the night and are available from Carol Bennett and Ann Kennedy.
£12.50 (Concessions £10) paid up supporters of Nocton Church £8.50.

Monday, 16 May 2011

New Churchwarden on the King James Bible

An article appeared in todays Lincolnshire Echo about aspects of the King James Bible and its local connections on the 400th anniversary of its publication. Our new churchwarden and Nocton resident Dr Nicholas Bennett, who is the Cathedral Librarian and Vice-Chancellor, is interviewed about the celebrations. To read the Echo article please click here.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Welcome to the Rev Jonnie Parkin

Tonight saw a fantastic turnout as the Rev Jonnie Parkin was licensed as associate priest to the benefices of Branston with Nocton and Potterhanworth, Metheringham with Dunston and Blankney. The Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev Dr Tim Ellis performed the licensing during a service a All Saints Church, Nocton.

Representitives of all the parishes, local school and local authorities attended. Jonnies main role will be to work with children, schools, young adults and families.

It was a fabulous sight to see him welcomed by the community across the board. Hopefully it is a precursor of good times to come. After the service an informal reception was held at Nocton Village Hall.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Our New Churchwarden

Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Bennett on his swearing in as our new churchwarden at St Denys Church Sleaford yesterday. He will now work along side Dr Liz Murray keep the church up and running for the community in Nocton.

I have stepped aside due to my ministry training, however I am maintaining my responsibility for the reroofing project and have taken over the treasurers role from Chris Howard (after 47 years!!).

Check out Junes magazine for new contact details.

400 Years of the King James Bible

This year is the 400th anniversary of the publishing of the King James Bible. To celebrate locally we have decided to use the King James Version and much of the tradition liturgy that comes from that era at our service next Sunday. We shall use Common Worship Order 2 in Traditional Language which is very close to the Book of Common Prayer liturgy used for hundreds of years.

Please come along and join us to celebrate the Kings James Bible. 9.30am Sunday 8th May at all Saints, Nocton