It is with great excitement that we can announce that we are looking forward to welcoming Revd Tim Laundon as our new Priest In Charge of the Benefice of Ludgershall and Tidworth in the New Year.
Tim and his wife Amy are currently based in Windsor and preparing for their move to Wiltshire. Please continue to pray for them as they make these preparations and Tim finishes his responsibilities there.
And also continue to pray for the PCC, Church Wardens and supporting clergy here, as we continue to serve Ludgershall and Faberstown during the remainder of the vacancy until mid January 2019, when it is anticipated that Tim will be installed here by the Bishop. We praise God for His faithfulness and goodness to us and His provision for us during this time.
Our interactive Bible storytelling session with activities, craft and a snack, will be on again during the October break: Thursday 25th October and Thursday 1st November 9:30-11am. Designed for 0-5 year olds with parents and carers, older siblings are also welcome to join in, and we always have a lot of fun, children and adults alike. Hope you can come!
Harvest Festival is just around the corner!
Saturday 29th September – Join the walking group for a glorious autumnal ramble, leaving the church gate at 10am, plus leave any food or produce for decorating the church at St James. Volunteers welcome for that too.
Saturday evening, come along to the Harvest Supper in the Church Hall at 7pm. Tickets available from Mike Dunning or message this page – no charge for tickets, donations welcomed on the night.
Sunday 30th September, our Word, Worship and Song Service at 10am will be an all age celebration of the Harvest. Hope you can come.
You are warmly invited to come along and join us in whiling away a summer afternoon on Saturday 28th July, 12 noon till 4:30ish with a bbq, ice cream or perhaps a glass of Pimms. We will be in the Rectory Garden, so bring a picnic blanket or garden chairs and bag a good spot for listening to live music from the Decibelles & Whistles, or a spot of Donkey Derby antics, or even a garden game or two. We hope you can come!
Next weekend is our Flower Festival! Open throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, please drop in to see lots of wonderful floral creations! We will also have an evening of music and poems including a performance from The Blue Horizon Handbell Ringers with wine and nibbles on Friday at 7pm, and a Songs Of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday, not to mention Revd Jimmy Holden will preside at his first communion surrounded by flowers at our usual 10am Sunday morning service. Happiness is…seeing you there!
We hope that all those living in Ludgershall & Faberstown received a questionnaire with their Easter card this year. The questionnaire is to help us discern what we want for our future here, so your thoughts and feelings are important! Please do complete and return them by the end of April so your voice is heard, as we look to appoint a new Rector for St James. There are spare copies in the porch at church if you don’t have one. Thanks everyone.