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Christian Aid Week –

The annual red envelope collection for Christian Aid will take place May 14-20, 2017. Chris Richards is organising the team of volunteer collectors, who would be delighted for you to have the filled envelopes in advance of the collectors calling!

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Badby bird notes  May 2017 –

Spring is in full swing with most summer migrants having arrived. Willow warblers, notable for their almost complete absence around Badby in recent years, have been heard singing around the village and in the woods. Other warblers to join the … Continue reading

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Quarter Peal on the Bells –

On Friday afternoon,  May 5,  Daventry Branch ringers rang a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles, in memory of Chris Woods.  He rang these bells regularly on Sundays until his recent death.  The ringers were: Treble: Geoff Pullin     2. … Continue reading

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Parochial Church Council –

At the annual meeting in St Mary’s Church on Wednesday, April 26, Susan Rose was re-elected and Frances Williams was elected as the churchwardens for this year.  Susan Rose was re-elected as lay member of the Daventry Deanery Synod and with … Continue reading

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Knightley Parishes, the church and you –

You may be interested in some of the relevant, short and to-the-point sermons given by our Rector, the Revd. Sue Faulkner during Advent and more recently in her Knightley Parish churches: Date Topic Link 27/11/16 Advent 1: Gifts at Christmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt1zWlBNpGEContinue reading

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Motocross –

Northampton Motorcyclists’ Club is scheduled to run an off-road motor cycle event at Arbury Hill on Sunday, April 9, 2017.  The South Midland Centre Motocross Championships and the NGR Motocross Championship will be contested.  The NGR was designed by the … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for March 2017 –

In early March we had three siskins and two redpolls around the feeders for a couple of days. Other than that, a highlight has been the continual presence for several weeks of a pair of long-tailed tits which are constantly … Continue reading

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Half-muffled bells –

The church bells rang half-muffled for practice night on Wednesday, March 15 in memory of Chris Woods of 9 Pinfold Green who lost his battle with cancer on Monday, March 13 afternoon at Danetre Hospital. Chris and Sally moved to … Continue reading

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French Bal –

A reminder that the next Bal will be held on Saturday 18th of March. The meal will be 6.30pm onwards. There will be a short introduction to  the French dances for beginners and the Bal will start at around 8.30pm. … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for February 2017

Highlights around our garden have included a sizeable flock of about a dozen greenfinches which has meant that the feeders have been emptying very quickly! At the start of the year we had an occasional visit from a male blackcap and … Continue reading

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