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Emmanuel Coffee Shop Trustees

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The coffee shop is part of the Emmanuel Group of Churches, though operates as a separate charity.  We are keen to extend the range of experience and diversity of the trustees, and are looking for people who are dynamic, and creative thinkers, as well as having previous experience as trustees in other charitable activities.

It would be particularly desirable for one person to be able to take on the role of treasurer.

Emmanuel is part of Weston Favell Centre, and on the edge of the Eastern District.  Its mission is to be a home to the community – a community in which many people have financial, social, family, employment and a wide range of other difficulties.  Many of our volunteer staff are with us because they are unable to work in other contexts.  The church runs a food bank, which is open on Wednesdays.  Many of the coffee shop Wednesday customers are also food bank users.

If you have a heart for people in need, as well as experience, you are just the sort of person we are looking for.

If you are interested and think that you are suited to the role, please contact Nick Bewley-Tippler at

Pastor Agu Irukwu becomes new CTE Pentecostal President

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Pastor Agu Irukwu becomes new CTE Pentecostal President

 Pentecostal members of Churches Together in England have elected Pastor Agu Irukwu as the next Pentecostal President.  A law graduate of the University of Warwick, a barrister and former investment banker, Pastor Agu is national leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the UK, and Senior Pastor of Jesus House, London. Pastor Agu becomes only the second person to serve in this position following Bishop Eric Brown who was first elected Pentecostal President in 2013.

CTE Presidents provide spiritual leadership to the national ecumenical movement that facilitates closer working together by the churches in England.  The Pentecostal President is part of a six-member presidium representing the breadth of English Christianity, these are: Bishop Angaelos, the Revd Canon Billy Kennedy, the Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Justin Welby.

In welcoming the new President, the Revd Dr David Cornick, General Secretary of CTE said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Pastor Agu as our Pentecostal President and look forward to working with him to build on the foundations so ably laid by our first Pentecostal President, Bishop Eric Brown. ‘


The Church of God in Christ is a new member of Church of Churches Together in England.

Is God asking YOU to help CTN move forward in its mission?

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This is why Churches Together in Northampton exists –

 JOHN 17:20-23
(Jesus prayed) 20My prayer is not for these alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
The burden of this prayer is simple: that all disciples of Jesus might be united as one body (vs 21,23), and be a key actor in the world, recognising the truth and wonder of the Gospel of God’s love for us and the world. This unity reflects the unity of Father and Son (vs 21,22). The life we share as believers is nothing less than a sharing in the life of the Godhead – it is participating in the unity of God! It is brought about by Jesus giving us the glory that the Father had given to him (v 22). This unity is meant to make a deep impact on the world and cause it to believe (v 21). It is a unity that the world is meant to see. It is a unity that is meant to bring forth faith, to make the gospel known (v 20)
There is no other organisation in Northampton which has such a potential to unite all Northampton churches in the work God has given us:-
to share the good news we have received,
to love one another so that we are encouraged in our witness to the Gospel,
to show our love for “the world” by words and deeds of loving kindness as well as bold challenges to injustice and anything that denies people that fullness of life which Jesus offered and we offer in his name.

can YOU help CTN move forward?

 Churches Together in Northampton needs people (YOU?) to help take its work forward. Especially needed are a new moderator and a new secretary, but also new members of the enabling group.

If you feel you could take on any of these roles, please contact the present secretary, Ted Hale (tel: 01604-762305

free of charge – approx 35 Songs of Fellowship hymnals comprising volumes 1, 2 & 3

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Available from Worldwide Church of God

– free of charge – approx 35 Songs of Fellowship hymnals comprising volumes 1, 2 & 3.  All in reasonable condition.  Can most likely provide delivery if necessary.  If interested please contact Gavin Henderson on 01858-437099 or email

Town Centre Christmas Witness

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Steve Jones Reports:-

Dear All

Thanks to all of you who attended the meeting on November 8th.

The minutes are available from me by request

I would ask everyone to read them so that your church or group can support those churches who are offering events.

Also note that the date of the next meeting is Wednesday November 29th at 1 pm at the Jesus Centre.


Steve Jones 07740 774188


Future meetings:

  • Wednesday November 29th   1 pm Northampton Jesus Centre

2017-2018 Programme for Northampton Theological Society

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Meeting bi-monthly as shown below


November 21: Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson. (Senior Lecturer in Transpersonal Psychology, Northampton University)

Becoming Buddhist in the West



January 16: David Waller (Senior Lecturer in American Politics at Northampton University)

“Religion and Politics in the USA”; and AGM.


March 20: Revd. Clifford Hill (Sociologist and theologian)

“The Prophets of Israel – the relevance of their message today”


May 15: David Muir (Senior Lecturer – Dept. of Humanities, Roehampton University, London)

Topic to be arranged


Meetings are held at The Abbey Centre Chapel, Overslade Close,

East Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 0RZ

(NB. The Abbey Centre Chapel is the small building at the far end of the car park)

Meetings begin at 7.30pm

Annual Subscription £15; Visitors £5 per session


For further information contact the Secretary:  Rosamund Caitlin 01604 710813

The Zimwomen Association invite you to Africa Events in 2017

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Zimwomen Association

Upcoming Events

Saturday 25 November  8pm  –  Young Black Achievers’ Awards                                                                          To mark the end of Black History month

For more information on the above events


Telephone: Office 01604 779 000  Direct 01604 779 008    mobile: 07951 588 733