The licensing service for the new Rector of our benefice, Rev Philip Howson, will be held at St Andrew’s Kimbolton on Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this important service.
On Sunday 14 July therefore Philip will take his first service – this will be a joint benefice service in St Andrew’s Kimbolton at 10.45am. The choir will sing a specially written anthem and the service will be followed by a “bring and share” lunch across the road in the Mandeville Hall.
Please let Daphne know if you would like to sing with the benefice choir, and please sign the list in church is you are planning to come to the lunch.
30 June is the fifth Sunday this month, so there will be a united benefice service at Stow Longa at 10am (note the time!)
This also means there will be no morning service in Kimbolton this Sunday. However if you want to support the church, as well as nursing charities, please visit Wrights Farm in the afternoon where the garden is open under the National Garden Scheme.
National Garden Scheme – garden open for charity
Wrights Farm, Tilbrook Road, Kimbolton PE28 0JW, Sunday 30 June, 2 to 5pm
The National Garden Scheme supports nursing charities
Teas and homemade cakes available – all proceeds from the teas for St Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton.
Do come and join us – you will be very welcome
Plants and Pickle Sale, 1 June
This has been rescheduled due to the incredibly hard ground and the difficulties people are experiencing splitting their wonderful contributions. It will now take place on 1st June, 2019, on the village green from 10:30am to midday.
Plants, pickles, preserves and cake donations would be welcomed for the new date! All money raised will go towards Friends of St Botolph. Donations can be brought along in the morning or left at Fox Earth in advance.
Churchyard Tidy up 7 June, from 5pm
Bring along your gardening tools and gloves to help tidy up the outside of the church and churchyard. This is a very popular event where the whole family can join in and get everything looking its best for St Botolph’s Day. Pulled pork rolls and homemade cakes will be provided, together with cold drinks.
St Botolph’s Day Service, 30 June 10:00am
Join us in the church for a joint Benefice service to celebrate our Patron’s Day. Refreshments will be served after the service. See also the Services page.
The Appointment of the Revd Philip Michael Howson
The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Philip Howson as Rector of South Leightonstone.
Philip is currently Assistant Curate in the Parishes of Ollerton with Boughton; Kneesall with Laxton and Wellow; Bilsthorpe; Eakring; Egmanton; Kirton; and Walesby in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
He will be installed on 9th July 2019 in St Andrew’s Kimbolton (more information to follow soon).
We are delighted to welcome Philip and his wife Imogen to South Leightonstone.