St. Timothy, celebrated here in one of the beautiful stained glass windows at St. Mark's Church, Flecknoe
As many of you in the Leam Valley benefice will know, our little church in Flecknoe has decided to drop to four services a year, since the diocese will only fund a part-time priest for our benefice - two days a week to cover five parishes - and the small but loyal congregation here at St. Mark's, Flecknoe, cannot continue to pay a full Parish Share under those conditions.
So the time is now fast approaching when our usual schedule of services will stop, which is the Easter Day service. After Easter - apart from weddings, funerals and baptisms as required - there will not be another service at St. Mark's until the Harvest Festival. That will be followed by a Family Carol Service in December and a Christmas Day Holy Communion Service, with nothing after that until Easter 2007.
In light of that, we are extending a particularly warm welcome to all those in the surrounding area to join us for our last few services.
This Sunday, March 19th, will be a 9am Service of Holy Communion and you are all very welcome to join us.