Christmas Services in Morcott

For easy reference, here are the church services in Morcott for Christmas 2019. Everyone is welcome to any or all of them, whether or not you’re a regular. Bring your visiting family and friends too.

From Advent Sunday and right through the festive period, our Christmas Star will shine out from one of the chancel windows from dusk til late.

Sunday 15 December: 4pm Carol Service incorporating bible readings and much-loved Christmas carols, for everyone from 9 months to 90. Please stay for festive refreshments afterwards.

Tuesday 24 December Christmas Eve: 10pm Christmas Mass by candlelight. Includes the opportunity to take Holy Communion. Lanterns will line the main pathway from the corner of Church Lane and High Street, but you may want to bring a torch.

If these dates and times don’t suit you, you will find details of Christmas services in South Luffenham, Barrowden, Duddington and Tixover at

The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong, the churchwardens and church council members wish everyone in Morcott a very Happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you!

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Gardening Group NEXT Tuesday

A reminder that the January gardening group meeting has been shifted to NEXT Tuesday, not as per what is shown in parish magazine.

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Cora is home!

Village friends: many of you already know, because you were out there searching for her and tailing her home this morning, but Cora, my Jack Russell, is home safe and sound. Essentially her internal satnav brought her to Morcott from the middle of Wakerley Woods.

While we were on her tail Sunday morning, she was in panic mode and would not come near us. She crossed the Welland from Wakerley via the footbridge, raced through Barrowden village along the main street and turned for home. She got spooked and after two further hours of trying to follow her across the fields and along byways, she turned up at the A47. Team Cora by then was trying to stop traffic to just let her cross, because she fled from humans, but she cut around behind us and Rob Elks saw her cross from Adams Garage to the White Horse corner. She trotted along High Street and met Astrid Hazelwood coming home from church, wagged her tail and let Astrid pick her up. Five minutes later a very muddy Cora was scoffing a tin of her favourite sardines in the Hazelwood’s immaculate kitchen (sorry Eric).

I cannot thank you enough, all those who have come out in all weathers, dawn to dusk and after dark, looking for her. I’m not going to attempt to list your names in case, through exhaustion, I accidentally leave someone out, but YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE I will be eternally grateful to each one of you. Jane on Sunday 1 December 2019.

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Morcott Christmas Quiz

Don’t forget the festive village quiz night is Friday 6 December 2019, in the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Come with a ready-made team (max 8) or come on your own and make up a team on the spot.

Tickets are £10 a head and include light refreshments at the interval. It DOESNT include drinks, and there is NO BAR at the event so please BRING YOUR OWN wine/beer/soft drinks – glasses will be provided.

Ideally, to help with food planning, contact Jo Giles on 747 646 in advance to book your ticket(s) or email her on jo(at)pgproperty dot co dot uk…    This is a fund-raiser for the Village Hall.

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Gardening Group’s December gathering: all welcome!

The village Gardening Group is throwing its next gathering on Wednesday 4th December 2019 open to everyone with an interest in gardening, whether or not you’re a regular at their meetings.

All are invited to the Village Hall at 7.30pm for mince pies & coffee/tea, a mini-Gardeners’ Question Time panel show and a gardening themed Quiz.

There will be a raffle too. Entry is £3 please, to cover ongoing costs. Questions? Tricia Jones 747 851.

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Remembrance Sunday in Morcott

This year’s Remembrance Sunday service is this Sunday 10 November 2019, in St Mary the Virgin church. It starts at 10.55am, hopeful of coinciding with the national silence at 11am.

The special service (no communion) is led by our ordinand (priest in training) Simon Aley with the participation of the churchwardens (Eric on his trumpet) and a serving member of the armed forces. As usual, the list of Morcott’s fallen from two world wars will be read out.

The collection will be sent to the Royal British Legion to support its work.

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Christmas Card Workshop

Morcott artist Tina Firkins is holding a Christmas card workshop on Friday 15 November 2019. This is using the lino-cut print technique, and participants will create a design and with Tina’s help, print cards.  The venue is Tina’s home studio, on the High St.

The full details of the event (and online booking) are here:

Briefly, timings are 9.30am-3.30pm, coffee & cake included: bring your own lunch. The cost is £60.

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