Kingsthorpe Churches Together

a visible sign...deepening communion... sharing the Gospel together... making connections

Kingsthorpe Team Ministry is an active and committed member of Kingsthorpe Churches Together (KCT), which is part of the Churches Together in England network.  Throughout the Christian year, we work and witness alongside members of Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, Kingsthorpe Methodist Church and St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church.  Together, we seek to find new ways to make Christ known in our part of Northampton and to deepen our relationship with one another whilst respecting and enjoying our different traditions.

Already this year, as Kingsthorpe Churches Together, we have hosted.

Lent Course 2017

Our ecumenical Lent Course this year followed a booklet called 'Rich Inheritance - Jesus' legacy of love'.  It has been written by Bishop Stephen Cottrell with contributions from other leading theologians.  The themes for the five sessions were:

1)  An Empty Tomb
2)  A Group of People
3)  A Story
4)  A Power
5)  A Meal

The KCT Lent Course sessions took place in a meeting room in Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, High Street, NN2 6QF on Wednesday afternoons, 2pm to 3.30pm on the following dates.

Session 1 - 1 March 2017
Session 2 - 8 March 2017
Session 3 - 15 March 2017
Session 4 - 22 March 2017
Session 5 - 29 March 2017

Revd Rachel Hetherington and Revd Katrina Hutchins led these very popular afternoon sessions on behalf of Kingsthorpe Churches Together.

For those members who found it easier to come along in the evening, the Kingsthorpe Team Ministry extended an open invitation to KCT members to join them on Tuesdays at 7.30pm (see below - for details).  Each session finished with a short service of Compline (Night Prayer).

Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 7.30pm St. David's Church
Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 7.30pm St. John the Baptist's Church
Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 7.30pm St. Mark's Church
Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 7.30pm St. David's Church
Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7.30pm St. John the Baptist's Church

 

Women's World Day of Prayer

Our annual Women's World Day of Prayer service took place at St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's Crescent, NN2 8EG, on Friday 3 March 2017, 7.30pm.  This year, the time of prayer and reflection, readings and hymns was planned and written by women in the Philippines, and was on the theme of fairness.

Stations of the Cross

Our annual ecumenical Stations of the Cross service took place in St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, Manor Road, NN2 6QJ, on Sunday 12 March 2017 at 4pm.

Good Friday Service and Walk

Our annual ecumenical Good Friday Service started in the Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall (entrance at the rear of Waitrose's car park) on Friday 14 April 2017 at 10am, and was followed at 10.45am with a Walk of Witness to St. John the Baptist Church, where we shared in hot drinks and hot cross buns.

Praise at the Pastures

Due to the damp weather, our Pentecost Praise at the Pastures took place in the Pastures Centre, Welford Road (on the junction of Acre Lane), Spring Park, NN2 8PN on Sunday 4 June 2017, 3pm.  Our service was part of a global wave of prayer on the theme of 'Thy Kingdom come'.  Cllr Chris Malpas talked about the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind, and there were a number of guide dogs at the service.

The service was followed by light refreshments in the centre.

For more information on Kingsthorpe Churches Together, you should contact Revd Rachel Hetherington on 01604 717005 or e-mail her on rhetherington10@gmail.com.

For more information on Churches Together in England, please follow this LINK.