Snaps & Snippets

School Carol Service

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On Tuesday December 18 we were delighted to welcome Year 6 children from Brackley Junior School and Year 2 children from Waynefleet Infant School who shared readings and songs as part of their first ever combined carol service at our church.


Carol Service

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Brackley Townn Mayor Mark Morrell joined us for our Carol Service on Sunday 16 December.


Sock Service

On Sunday 2 December 2018 we were delighted to support the Northampton Hope Centre by collecting socks as well as other items including hats, gloves and scarves. 120 homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people pass through the Hope Centre every day. However, the centre is currently under threat of eviction. If you would like to support the centre and sign a petiton against its eviction then please click here.


Autumn Bazaar

Our Autumn Bazaar was a great success raising more than £1,200. Thanks to all who helped and all who came along to support.

Bottle Top Art (October 2018)

Over the past few weeks our Junior Church young people have been being creative with bottle tops. The results of their labour is now on display in the church. Well done guys!

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Flying the flag for Brackley Town FC (30 September 2018)

Lay worker Malcolm Bromhall and wife Ali were delighted to stand in for Rev Pat at Brackley Town Hall where the Mayor, Cllr Mark Morrell, was hosting a civic reception to congratulate FA Vase winning Brackley Town FC

Harvest Festival (23 September 2018)

Thank you to all those who contributed to our Harvest Festival Service and to our
Harvest Festival Lunch. The service was very enjoyable and we were delighted to welcome guest speaker, Emily Hugo, from WaterAid. We were able to support the work of WaterAid with a total collection of £1,000.

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Welcome to New Members (2 September 2018)

Our service on 2 September 2018 marked the start of a new Methodist Year and we were delighted to welcome two new members to our church family … Louise and Roy are pictured below with Rev Pat.

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Brackley Festival of Motorcyling (12 July 2018)

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling with a special Sunday morning service held in conjunction with the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association. The church was then open throughout the festival acting as a Helmet Park  for visitors (manned by members of the CMA Towcester Branch) and offering tea and cakes.

Church Anniversary weekend (16/17 June 2018)

Rev’d Steve Wild, chair of the Cornwall District and past President of the Methodist Conference, joned us to celebrate our anniversary weekend.

Baptism

In June 2018 we were delighted to welcome the family and friends of baby Miah to join us as we celebrated her Baptism.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray during the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost (which in 2018 was 10th May – 20th May). Pictured below are the special prayer stations we hosted during this period.

Budding success

Our recent Plant Sale in aid of Church Funds raised over £400. Thanks to all those who donated plants and who came along to buy plants. May your gardens be blooming.

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Ding Dong!

In May we enjoyed an evening discovering the secrets of Handbell Ringing when we were joined by Launton Handbell Ringers who held a free evening workshop.

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Church joins Christian Motorcyclists’ Association

Brackley Methodist Church has officially been recognised as a member of the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association.

Members of the association’s Towcester branch joined our service on Sunday 22 April and presented the church  with a white leather ‘biker’ cross to recognise its partnership with the CMA. Minister, the Rev Pat Olivent-Hayes, received her own biker cross and is now an official supporter of the CMA. Meanwhile, Roger Geyton from our congregation was welcomed as a member of the CMA and also received a leather cross.

Rev Pat said: “It is a privilege to work alongside CMA and to support them both financially and with our ongoing prayers.”

  • Brackley Methodist Church will again be welcoming members of the CMA on Sunday 12 August when we hold a special service as a curtain-raiser to the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling which this year is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Easter Celebrations 2018

Our floral cross on Easter Sunday morning, sharing a Seder meal with our friends at Silverstone and rainbows.

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In March 2018 we had a great weekend hearing about the work of Compassion UK and an inspiring service from our guest speaker James Waddell. As a result, six children were sponsored and Compassion received a gift from our budgeted giving. To find out more about Compassion UK click here

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