Marcus Gilman

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Marcus Gilman will be held this Friday 20 January 2017, at Duddington Church, at 12.30pm.

Family flowers only; donations to Oundle School Mencap Holidays (via EM Dorman, funeral director).

Many people in Morcott knew Marcus, or know his family: his wife Lisa, parents Percy & Teresa and siblings Tom and Alice. We extend our deepest sympathies to all of them.

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Ladies Club Lunch 19 January 2017

Morcott Ladies Club is going out to lunch at The Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill on Thursday 19th January. Menu choices are being sent out to all members, or do contact Tricia Williams on 747 515 if you want to know more.

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Gardening Group 17 January

The first meeting of the village Gardening Group in 2017 is at The Cedars on the High Street, by kind invitation of Amanda Banfield, starting promptly at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 January.

Guest speaker Jill Stewart will talk about Medieval Plants, and How Chichele College Garden was created.

Located in Higham Ferrers, Chichele College is a rare example of a chantry college. It was founded in 1422 by Henry Chichele, then Archbishop of Canterbury. The gatehouse, chapel and other remains of the college buildings survive. The gardens are open daily, and entry is free.

There will be a small charge to cover costs.

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No Church Service 1 January

Although Morcott would normally have a Church Service on the first Sunday of the month, as it is New Year’s Day, there is NO service in the village this week. Instead, there is ONE service in our group of parishes on Sunday 1 January 2017, which is at Duddington Church at 11am, led by The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong.

The next church service in Morcott is Sunday 15 January 2017, at 11am as usual.

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Christmas Services at Morcott Church

This Sunday 18 December 2016 at 11am we hold our Carols & Crib service, which is a short, family-friendly service of readings and favourite carols, during which the nativity figures are added to our Crib.

Please come along, and stay for a glass of sherry (or non-alcoholic option) and ‘nibbles’ immediately after.

On Christmas Eve, our service of holy communion starts at 10pm (earlier than ‘midnight mass, but our equivalent!). It is also led by The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong, and is a popular service, so arrive in plenty of time!  The main pathway from the High Street where it joins Church Street will be lit to guide your way.

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. See you in church!

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Public Consultation & Parish Council Meeting

A reminder that David Pennell of Burghley Estates will attend a public consultation on the future of the White Horse Inn, this Wednesday 7 December, at 6.30pm, in the Village Hall.

This will be followed immediately by (and not later than 8pm) a Parish Council Meeting, for which the full AGENDA was published last week on the Parish Council’s own website. All the papers relating to the Agenda can also be found there.

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White Horse Inn Committee; Minutes of Meeting with Burghley Estates; Notice of Public Meeting & Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Clerk has published Minutes from a meeting between Burghley Estates and the White Horse Inn Committee which took place on 17 November 2016.

The Agenda for the next White Horse Inn Committee has also been published. This meeting will be held in public at the Village Hall on Monday 5 December, starting at 7pm.


A FULL Parish Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 December, in the Village Hall.  Before that starts, David Pennell of Burghley Estates will attend a public meeting so that villagers may question him directly about the project. This public meeting starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday 7 December, and all are welcome.

The formal Parish Council Meeting will commence afterwards, and at the latest, by 8pm.



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