Church Services suspended


Sadly our Sunday services in church are suspended for the time being.

Benefice online church Services will continue. Visit ‘J22 Churches’ and click on ‘YouTube Channel’
Every Sunday Worship Service premiering at 10.15 am.
Wednesday Prayers for The End of The Day posted at 8 pm.
Thursday Thought for Thursday! posted by mid morning.


These are the times they are uploaded, they can be watched after that. For help or information contact Shirley – 230422 or Rev’d Andrew – j22rector@yahoo.com

‘CHRISTMAS CAROL’ WINDOWS

Christmas lights are going up all round the village and it seems people are decorating for Christmas! How are your ‘Christmas carol’ windows going?

I posted a couple of week ago that the J22 benefice churches (Markfield, Thornton, Stanton-under-Bardon, Bagworth and Copt Oak) had an idea to brighten up our villages with a simple and fun idea – that as many people as possible decorate a window in their house in the theme of a Christmas Carol. Then as people walk by, they can look out for the decorated windows and guess the carols, maybe singing a few verses to help them on their way.

I have heard that a few have already been done in Markfield – have we any yet in Thornton?

The benefice will be having an online Carol service on Sunday 20th at 4pm and an online Christingle Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve on our Youtube channel. They can be watched at any time after that – to suit your plans.

The December edition of the church magazine – Full of interesting information and articles!

Download here

Please note that, with things changing as they are, the list of services published may not be accurate. The Benefice website http://www.j22churches.org.uk/ is kept bang up to date and lists services in all the churches and online. One thing for certain – the Carol service (20th@4pm) and Christingle Service (24th@4pm) will be online this year.

Christmas Windows – start planning!

Things are different this year and sadly it doesn’t look as though the local churches will be able to hold carol services in their traditional form. However, the J22 benefice churches (Markfield, Thornton, Stanton-under-Bardon, Bagworth and Copt Oak) have had an idea to brighten up our villages and bring a smile to peoples’ faces as they take their daily exercise.

The idea is simple – in the run up to Christmas we would like as many people as possible to decorate a window in their house in the theme of a Christmas Carol. Then as people walk by, they can look out for the decorated windows and guess the carols, maybe singing a few verses to help them on their way.

So start thinking and planning! You could have a theme for your road – for example – The Twelve Days of Christmas – and maybe even vote for your favourite.

However you decide to do it, let’s bring some extra happiness and community spirit to the village this Christmas!

We will be holding an online Carol service and an online Christingle Service – so watch out for details nearer the time!

Church services online

We plan for our very first online worship service to premier on Youtube.com tomorrow morning at 10:15am. Youtube is very easy to use. You just need to type in J22 Benefice and you will find our channel, or use the link below.

The service will be approx 35 minutes, allowing you to tune into the cenotaph or observe the 2 minute silence in whatever way you wish after it.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC91le1lvk2M1HtGwkhxspPQ