Exciting times ahead! On Sunday 1st May we will be holding our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which is a time to report back to our church family about what we have done in the last year, and to elect our church wardens and PCC members for the year ahead. In preparation, we have collated a set of reports from various areas of church life for you to read ahead of the meeting. Please click the link to read the reports as a pdf.
The APCM will bookend the Sunday Service, with the election of churchwardens directly before worship commences and then the remainder of the meeting will happen following coffee in the Hall after our service. It is wonderful when we have as many members of our church community together for this meeting, so please come if you can.
We are very excited to host an evening of live popular music by Nokando at St James Church on Wednesday 4th May, 7:30-9:30pm! Tickets are £7:50 (front few rows) and £5, and are available from Stringbrokers Music in Andover on 01264 339898. All money raised is in aid of church ministry, courtesy of the band. Thank you!
Join us to celebrate Easter Sunday! We have a Dawn Service at 6am at Ludgershall Castle, followed by breakfast in the church hall, and then our main Easter Holy Communion Service is at 10am at the church. Childrens Church will also be on at the 10am service. We look forward to worshipping joyfully together!
Urgent plea! Do you have a Magnolia in your garden? Would you be willing to give it a prune and donate the cuttings to our Flower Team? If so please call 01264 790780 to arrange a suitable time for the team to take and collect the cuttings.
The reason for this plea is that our brilliant Flower Team are joining the team at Salisbury Cathedral at the end of April to make beautiful festive floral swags for display in the Cathedral itself. It’s an exciting project, but Magnolia was to be a central component and they haven’t nearly enough arranged for the display yet! Any help gratefully received! Thank you!
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, leading us through the last week of Lent to a joyful Easter. This Sunday we will meet at the Market Cross, outside The Queens Head at 10am, to make a Palm Sunday procession to the church building, waving our palms and singing. Give us a smile and a wave if you see us, or come and join in this special service. If you are unable to join the procession, wait for us in church – we will arrive in style to worship with you!
What’s The Story returns during the Easter Holidays on Tuesdays 12th and 19th April with more interactive Bible Storytelling, activities and craft for preschoolers and primary school aged children, with their parents and carers. We meet in the church at 9:30am to get started and we finish by 11am. The session is free and we provide a drink and snack and a hot cuppa for the grownups. Looking forward to it! 🤩
🌸🌸🌸For those planning for the weekend, don’t forget our special Mothering Sunday service is at 10am! It will be an all age service for the littlest among us to the biggest and wisest! Just don’t forget the clocks go forward on Saturday night! There will also be a special Mothering Sunday service on Castledown FM, also at 10am.🌸🌸🌸