A prayer

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.

Ride & Stride Saturday 10th September 2022

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.

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🥾🥾🥾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. 🥾🥾🥾

Thanks Debs, for your talk!

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!

Ladies Breakfast 3rd September

🥐🫖☕️ 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! 🥐🫖☕️

Bishop Wilson’s Visit

We were delighted to host Bishop Wilson and his wife, Mama Agnes, who came to us for some rest and relaxation a week after the other Sudanese Bishops, due to other commitments to visit Northern Ireland. But the need for rest did not stop our guests from being out and about locally during their week with us, speaking on the radio at Castledown FM, enjoying a bbq with parishioners and seeing the sights at Stonehenge and Avebury, as well as joining our worship and prayers at St James. Another blessing to us, and we hope they have returned home to Sudan refreshed by time spent in rural Wiltshire!

Bishop Zechariah’s visit

Over the last week, Rev’d Tim and Dawn have hosted Bishop +Zechariah and his wife Mama Christine from Sudan. We were thrilled to have them here with us for some rest and relaxation after the Lambeth Conference, and wish them every blessing now they have headed back to South Sudan. We continue to pray for them, their churches and for peace for Sudan.

Saturday 6th August

This Saturday 6th August! Two things:

  • Cafe Bienvenue, our womens’ breakfast, is open at 8:45am in the church hall for a continental breakfast and good company. Lovely! 🥐🫖🥐🫖
  • At the Rectory of our sister church Holy Trinity Church Tidworth, they are holding a fete at 12 noon, with a beer tent, live music and games – see the poster below for details. 🎶🍺🎤🎉