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Services at Great Paxton Church November and December 2011

Services at Holy Trinity Church

Great Paxton

November- December 2011.

  Sunday November 13th 10.45am

A Service of Remembrance for All Ages.

Sunday November 20th 10.45am

Holy Communion ( Common Worship)

Sunday November 27th  NO SERVICE AT HOLY TRINITY

There will be a service of Holy Communion at 9.15am at Little Paxton and Family Service at Diddington at 11.1q5am.

Sunday December 4th 9.00am Holy Communion ( Prayer Book)

Sunday December 11th 3pm – Christingle Service for all ages.

Sunday December 18th 10.45am – Holy Communion with carols ( Common Worship)

Christmas Eve at 4pm  Carols round the tree. Come early to get a seat!

Christmas Eve at 11.30pm – The First Communion of Christmas.

Christmas Day at 10.30am – Family Communion at Little Paxton.

 You will find a warm welcome at all of our churches.

Rev Annette Reed 01480 211048.


November 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Great Paxton Church’s Festival of Light October 29th-30th 2011

Great Paxton Church are holding a


Saturday October 29th – Sunday October 30th 2011

from 12 noon to 4pm each day.

The Festival will be exploring in a myriad of objects the theme of light from all sorts of perspectives.

Church warden Bob Hacking has even made a light house with flashing lights just for the festival.

Refreshments served during the day

Tombola and lots of fun and visual delights.

Come along if you live anywhere near Great Paxton, St Neots!

October 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Seeing things in a different way


This post slipped into the GP blog by mistake, it was destined for the LP paxtonvic site. I’ll leave it here all the same!

Here’s a great picture of one of Baker’s workmen right at the top of St James tower as the high level work continues on the bell and clock project. Life must look very different up there!

Ive now knocked on or rang nearly 200 doors and have met so many lovely people in the village I had never met before. It is certainly changing how I feel about living here in a good way- instead of driving past closed  doors, I now know who lives behind a lot of them. Im very grateful  to everyone who has invited me in and taken time to talk – about all sorts of things. Just c £1,300 houses to go… this might take till Christmas!

August 18, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rambling round Great Paxton Parish

On June 4th our PCC Secretary Pat is organising a  sponsored ramble round the feilds of Great Paxton in aid of  Holy Trinity Church.

She and hopefully many others will be starting out at c 2pm from outside Great Paxton School for a gentle ramble – and it will last around  couple of hours with plenty of stops on the way. If  anyone would like to join Pat please do give her a ring on 01480 214893. Being sponsored is not essential thoughwe never say no to a donation to the church!

Sunday june 5th being a first sunday in the month, there will be a Prayer Book Holy Communion service at 9.00am. Quiet and reflective with a short sermon with an Ascentiontide theme.

June 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Some excellent photos of Great Paxton Church

Ive just come across a web-site with some super photos of Great Paxton Church on.

Here is the link:

And here is one of the pictures – the scratch dial on the south wall buttress.

June 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Songs of Praise May 29th 2011 at Great Paxton Church

Being a fifth sunday in the month, there is a  Benefice Songs of Praise at Great Paxton Church on May 29th starting at 10.30am.

Plenty of opportunity to make requests for hymns and  sing some hymns with a Rogation Sunday theme.

May 28, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Open Garden at Paxton Place, Great Paxton Sunday May 22nd 2011

Its a busy week-end in our area – not only scarecrows at Little Paxton but an Open Garden afternoon in Great Paxton at Paxton Place.

Paxton Place is the Old Vicarage on the right of the village as you leave to go to the Offords and the house stands in some lovely grounds withmany plant species and shrubs, a woodland walk and lawns. There will be cream teas on sale and plant and cake stalls. The gardens are opening by kind permission of Mr David Ramply and admission will be £2.50 at the gate. All proceeds will be going to Holy Trinity Church, Great Paxton. Open from 2pm to 5.30pm – guaranteed  not to rain!

May 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Some prayers and readings for the situation in Japan

Thanks to our ALM Nick for sending these prayers and readings on from a friend in Scotland – they may be useful when praying for the desperate situation in Japan.

A baby is tested for radiation.


Prayers following the 2011 Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami

Turn your ear to me;

be swift to answer when I call.

Lord, hear my prayer,

and let my cry come before you.

Do not hide your face from me

in the day of my trouble:

Let us Pray:

Eternal God, who loves us with an everlasting love,
and can turn the shadow of death into the morning;

hear us as now we pray to you

in the quiet of these moments;

as we remember the stricken nation of Japan.

Speak to us of eternal things,
that we may have hope,
and be lifted above our darkness and distress
into the light and peace of your presence.


Compassionate God,

we pray for the people of Japan in this time of tragedy.

we pray for calm and a settling of fear…

we pray for rescue for those who are trapped…

we pray for peace for those whose loved ones are lost…

Grant strength and wisdom to those who come

to the aid of those stricken,

healing for the injured,

and comfort for the bereaved;

in Jesus name.



A Reading from Romans 8:

If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Let us pray:

Gracious God,

through your Son you have taught us

that nothing in life or in death

is able to separate us from your love.

Look in mercy on all

to whom great sorrow and suffering

tragedy and terror has come

through the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Help those who are injured,

and support those who are dying.

Strengthen the members

of the emergency services,

aid agencies,


and all who are seeking to bring rescue and relief,

comfort and compassion.


Console and protect

those who have lost loved ones.

Give your light in darkness

to all who are near to despair,

and assure them of your upholding presence,

comforting peace,

and eternal promises;

through Jesus Christ our risen Lord.


March 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christmas Services at Great Paxton Church 2010

Holy Trinity Church Great Paxton

Services and other events for Christmas 2010.




Friday December 17th at 7.30pm in Great Paxton School Hall.

The ever popular and warming PUNCH PIES AND CAROLS.

£4.00 adults and £1.00 for children – including light refreshments and mulled wine.



Sunday December 19th – Advent 4

10.45am – Holy Communion with carols.



Christmas Eve – December 24th

4.00pm – carols round the crib – come early to get a seat!

11.30pm – The First Communion of Christmas


Christmas Day – December 25th.

10.30am – there will be a Family Holy Communion at Little Paxton Church


Boxing Day – The Feast of St Stephen – December 26

9.15am – Holy Communion at Little Paxton.


Every one will be very welcome!

Wrap up well and sing out loud!

December 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A thought for the day


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass….. it’s about learning to dance in the rain


Not sure whon said it but it makes a lot of sense to me…

August 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment