Wilby Playing Fields Trust AGM Monday 5th October 7pm

Please click on the link below to find out how to join this event which is being held via Zoom, to which all are very welcome

AGM notice 2020

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Wtlby Playing Field Trust 2019/20 Lottery

The winners for September are:

First Prize of £25 goes to ticket number 33

Second Prize of 10 goes to ticket number 121

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Latest News From Wilby Church

After a temporary suspension of Sunday worship I am pleased to let you know we are now reopening our churches again. The next services at Wilby will be:

Sun 30th August 10am Said Service of Morning Prayer

Sun 20th September 10am Said Service of Morning Prayer

Hygiene regulations and social distancing are in place.

Face coverings must be worn in church, unless you are medically exempt

All are welcome, but because restrictions have reduced the maximum number of people it is possible to have in the building, it is important that you let Revd. Jackie Buck know if you intend to come to a service.

A temporary record of those attending will be taken for track and trace purposes.

We are continuing to hold worship on Zoom at 4pm each Sunday. Please contact Revd. Jackie Buck for more details.

Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to work out the best way forward.

Yours in Christ,

Revd. Jackie Buck

01933 631232


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Coronavirus Latest & Impact on Wilby Church

As you may know Wellingborough residents are being advised to take action to avoid a local lock down. The advice can be found here http://www.wellingborough.gov.uk/info/200109/council_news/1446/coronavirus_covid-19_services_facilities_and_guidance 

With this in mind I have taken the decision to suspend Sunday church services until further notice.

We are able to open for private prayer, as this involves fewer numbers of people for a shorter length of time.

So the plan now is as follows:

Saturday 15th and 22nd August Private Prayer at Ecton 9.30am – 10.30am and Wilby 11am – 12 noon.

This Sunday 16th August 11am – 12 noon Private Prayer instead of a service at Great Doddington.

Next Sunday 23rd August no service at Ecton. Also no Private Prayer at Great Doddington (due to other circumstances).

We will then see where things stand for Sunday 30th August at Wilby.

Please do contact me if you have any questions.

From Jackie

Revd. Jackie Buck

Rector of Great Doddington and Wilby and Ecton


01933 631232

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Latest on Church Services in Wilby

Please click on the link below to read the latest information provided by the Rector.

Wilby notice re opening the church August 2020

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Update Wilby Playing Fields Trust Lottery

As you may know Wilby Playing Fields Trust started a lottery July 2019 to raise funds to maintain and improve the Playing Fields.  The lottery was to run for 12 months at a cost of £12 for the year.  We sold many tickets and were giving away prizes of £25 and £10 every  month.  Unfortunately due to the Covid19 pandemic, we suspended the lottery draws as we are only able to give out the prize money in cash and felt this and the contact with the prize winners was too risky.  We were able to run March’s draw, and have yet to run April, May and June to complete the lottery year.  We have decided to run these months in August, September and October respectively if the virus situation allows.

For those who have not purchased tickets for our lottery, and would like to do so, we hope to be starting a new lottery year in January and will be selling tickets from November onwards.

Please contact a member of the committee, or email the website around that time, and a committee member will make contact with you. The committee members will also be going round door to door to sell tickets from November.

We look forward to your continued support of our work to maintain our park for all residents of Wilby.

thank you

Helene, Chair Wilby Playing Fields Trust.

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Wilby Church

Following the easing of lockdown Wilby church is now open for private prayer on Saturdays 11am -12 noon. All are welcome.

The church has been cleaned and chairs put out at the back for people to safely use. Social distancing and hygiene regulations must be followed.

We will not be reopening for worship just yet, but will let you know as soon as we do.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Revd. Jackie Buck  01933 631232 jackiebuck@hotmail.co.uk

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A Message from Wilby School

Lisa Pearce has asked us to let everyone know that there is a small box of books in the School porch which people are able to take books from if they would like something to read.

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Walking in Northamptonshire

Have a look at Walking in Northamptonshire         https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/northants – my website, which has hundreds of FREE walks to download and print plus details of all the walking clubs in the county and loads more information.

I am sure visitors to your website would find it useful, so please would you add a link?

Thanks for your time.

All the best, John Harris


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Scam Protection Advice

Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you hoping you’ll let your guard down for just a moment.

They can contact you by phone, email, text, letters, on social media, or in person. They will try to trick you into parting with your money, personal information, or buying goods or services that don’t exist.

To keep yourself and your devices secure please consider our top 10 tips:

1. Verify any unexpected contact is genuine by using a known number or email address to contact organisations directly – is this caller who they say they are? After hanging up, wait five minutes and make sure you can hear a dial tone before making any other calls, or use your mobile. NEVER allow an unsolicited caller remote access to your computer or devices.

2. Don’t be pressurised into sending money – stop and think and check with a trusted source or person. It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you. Have confidence in yourself, if it feels wrong to you – it probably is.

3. Use someone you know and trust for shopping & other essentials. Don’t hand money over to someone on the doorstep.

4. Authorities like the DWP and HMRC will never ask for banking details like your password or PIN on the phone or in person. You will NEVER be asked to move money to a ‘safe account’. Police or banking representatives will NEVER ask you to help in an investigation by moving money or withdrawing funds.

5. Check for ID’s and get them verified – genuine officials will be more than happy to wait while you verify their ID.

6. Pick strong passwords – choose Three Random Words with a mixture of upper/lower case, numbers and special characters. Do not use the same password across sites. Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on your accounts and devices that offer it, this provides a second layer of security.

7. Be wary of phishing scams – Don’t click on any links or attachments in unexpected emails.

8. Social Media – For those of you who use social media, make sure that it is set up correctly, review your privacy settings to ensure your profile is appropriately locked down.

9. Use antivirus and ensure you are using the latest versions of software, apps and operating systems on your phones, tablets, desktops and laptops. Update these regularly or set your devices to automatically update so you don’t have to worry.

10. Backups – Always back up your most important data such as your photos and key documents to an external hard drive and / or cloud storage.

Report suspicious texts by forwarding them to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.

If you think you’ve received a phishing email forward to report@phishing.gov.uk.

If you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040.

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