This Sunday 25th September, our All Age Service of Harvest Thanksgiving at 10am is led by the Children’s Church. All welcome – expect joy and thankfulness with a little touch of glorious chaos as we all come together in worship to celebrate God’s goodness.
Ps we will be collecting harvest offerings for donation to the food bank and these can be left in advance in front of the nave alter or brought on Sunday to the service. Thank you!
Harvest! We are holding a Harvest Supper on Saturday evening at 7pm in our church hall for all who would like to come and join us. A simple baked potato meal with a choice of toppings, and we will have a guest speaker talking about local farming techniques! No charge, but donations towards church ministry welcome.
At 10am, this Saturday morning: 🧤🧤🧤The churchyard maintenance team will be working to keep the churchyard looking good, so all volunteers welcome for a max 2hrs work with doughnuts afterwards. Bring your gloves and rakes etc. 🧤🧤🧤 Alternatively… 🥾🥾🥾The monthly church walk sets off from the lych gate for a ramble. Wet sturdy footwear please. All welcome inc friendly dogs!🥾🥾🥾
Our service this Sunday at 10am is a Holy Communion, especially put together by the Church of England for use at this significant time of National Mourning. All welcome. Children’s Church will be available too.
Our Special Commemoration Service Marking the Death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place tomorrow, Sunday 11th September at 10am. All welcome. Children’s Church will be available.
And later, tomorrow afternoon The Proclamation will be read by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant at 1:15pm at the Town flagpole outside the Memorial Hall, at which Revd Tim will lead prayers. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards for all who wish to join us.
Today the church bell will be tolled at 12noon and Rev’d Tim will be in church to lead a simple time of prayer and reflection as we mourn the loss of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This is in addition to our church continuing to be open every day during daylight hours for anyone who wants to take a moment of stillness, and our regular Morning Prayer at 8:30am and Evening Prayer at 4pm which continue every weekday. There will be a special focus on prayers for The Queen, the Royal Family and the new King at these regular services as well.
We share this prayer for all who want to say it with us:
Dear Lord and Father, receive your servant, our Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, into your heavenly kingdom. May she rest peacefully with you, her earthly duty and work complete. Thank you for everything she has done and meant to her subjects all over the world. We ask you to bless her family and friends with comfort in their grief, that they would know you are close to them always. In the Name of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, Amen.
UPDATE Our Ride & Stride walk is postponed and will not take place tomorrow. We will let you know when another date is arranged. We feel everyone needs time and space at the moment, but we will come together again in due course to complete our walk. Thank you.
🥾🥾🥾Walkers! We will be leaving the lych gate on Saturday at 10am, to stride over to St Andrew’s Church, in Collingbourne Ducis, via the woods, which is a little over a 2hr walk. We will stop en route at The Shears for refreshments (bring your money to buy a drink and snack) and then when we reach St Andrews Church, a ride home will be available for all who need one. Don’t forget to wear sturdy footwear and bring a water bottle. Join us if you can! 4 legged friends welcome. 🥾🥾🥾
At the Woman’s Breakfast on Saturday, Debs gave us an insight into the work of Southampton’s Christian Street Pastors. In their ‘tool box’ is first aid kit, sweets, flip flop, love, compassion, practical help and advice and as much prayer as possible! Thank you, Debs. Thanks to everyone who joined us for another lovely breakfast!
🥐🫖☕️ Cafe Bienvenue, the Ladies Breakfast, opens in the church hall this Saturday 3rd September at 8:45am for good chat over a continental breakfast. We will also have a guest speaker with us to tell us all about the adventures of a street pastor out and about in Southampton – pretty exciting. Looking forward to seeing all you ladies there! All welcome! 🥐🫖☕️