Licensing Service for Revd Andrew Smith – video now available for viewing

 Revd Andrew Smith officially became Rector of the benefice of Markfield, Thornton, Bagworth and Stanton-under-Bardon, and Copt Oak following the Service of Institution and Induction on Monday 21st September 2020. As the numbers permitted to attend the service were severely restricted, due to C-19, a video of the service can be watched on the church website https://www.j22churches.org.uk/

Welcome to the Reverend Andrew Smith!

We are please to confirm that Revd Andrew Smith officially became Rector of the benefice of Markfield, Thornton, Bagworth and Stanton-under-Bardon, and Copt Oak following the Service of Institution and Induction on Monday 21st September 2020. Revd Pauline Ashby continues in her role as Associate Priest.

We would like to welcome Andrew and his family – Louisa, Ruben, Amelie and dog Sheldon!

As the attendee numbers permitted at the service were severely restricted, due to C-19, a video of the service will shortly be on the church website

Watch BBC tv on Saturday to see a familiar face!

I understand that our very own George Lee has been included and filmed by the BBC for their programme on Saturday to commemorate VJ day. There is a programme scheduled to start at 9.30 in the morning live from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffs, then another programme later in the day. Apparently the BBC were with him for over 4 hours interviewing and filming in the garden. Well done George, we are very proud of you!

George Lee

Services at St Peter’s start again THIS SUNDAY!

THE REALLY GOOD NEWS IS: that we are starting church services in most of the churches across the Benefice this Sunday.

Services at St Peter’s, Thornton will start this Sunday (9th August) with Morning service at 10.30 am. All are very welcome!

A full risk assessment has been carried out by our church warden and approved by the area dean.

The church has been set up so social distancing is easy, hand sanitiser has been placed in the porch and on the book case, posters reminding people to remember social distancing and to use the hand sanitiser are in place.

Both inner and outdoors will be left propped open.Places where folk should sit are clearly marked.

Service booklets will be on seats already – placed there at least 3 days before the service.

There will be no singing and hymn books will not be in use.T

here will be no refreshments after the service.

Please wear facemasks. If that’s not possible, please contact Shirley Garlick on 230422, to let her know before your arrival.

The church is cleaned at least 3 days before each service.In other words, every possible precaution is being taken.

Other services in St Peter’s Thornton for the next few weeks are: August 16th Holy Communion and August 23rd Morning prayer – both at 10.30am.

For other services in the benefice – Copt Oak, Stanton and Markfield, check our website https://www.j22churches.org.uk/