Winchester Diocese News 4 June 2021

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Dear Friends,

Earlier this week, I was sent these words from Psalm 37:5 – ‘Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.’ We can sometimes find ourselves in situations where we need to rely on God and trust that he will be with us even if we don’t quite know where we are heading. As we readjust to life that is slowly returning to some form of normality, this verse may be one that offers comfort. The way ahead might be unclear, but the promise of God’s faithfulness to us is something that we can rely on.

This month we are encouraging parishes and congregations in the Winchester Diocese to take part in the Wildlife Trust’s ’30 Days Wild’ initiative, which invites us to do one thing each day to help care for the environment while spending time appreciating God’s creation. Perhaps you could watch the sunrise, plant a seed, buy local produce or have a plastic free day. You can post your wild activities on any of our social media platforms so we can celebrate all that you are doing.

You are welcome to join me to pray for our parishes and benefices on Monday morning at 9am.

With best wishes

+Debbie ——————————————————————————————————–
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Weekly Notices 25 October 2020

Good morning and welcome to our Worship on this Bible Sunday. 

From Rev. Gill

For those of you who were in our Zoom service last week, I apologise once again for the incident that occurred. If you find yourself troubled by it please do contact me or Chris Gillings to talk things through. In light of the occurrence we are putting in further layers of security so you will only hear of the Zoom connection via email. It will no longer be on our website. However, please do continue to use the website as much as possible because it is a primary source of up to date information. 

Both Charles and I have Zoom accounts and the details for this Sunday’s service is different and will change when Charles is hosting. The next time I host the details will change initially then remain the same. I hope this is clear and assures you of our care in this matter. If you know of others who would like to join any of our services please direct them to me, Charles, Peter or Steve to get the access, that way we can remain open and invitational – and safe.


Tadley Community Arts Exhibition 25-31 October

This opens from 10-12 and 2-4pm starting TOMORROW. There are over 70 exhibits and a mini catalogue which gives insight into artistic processes during the lock-down period. Please come and see, if you feel able, and encourage others. There is room for 6 people to visit at a time plus two Stewards who are working as welcomers.

Could you steward for the exhibition at any of the following times please? If so please contact Greg Whittick,

Thursday 29th – 10-12 – 1 person

Friday 30th – 10-12 – 1 person

Saturday 31st – 2-4 – 2 people 

Creative Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Walk raising money for MIND

Pumpkins are available for a donation on Monday morning between 10-11 plus a guide to carving. Return the pumpkin on Wednesday between 3-4pm then come back to do the candle-lit Walk between 6-7pm. This is all socially distanced and a good way to share with our community and raise funds for mental health provision.

Memorial Service Sunday 1st November at 4pm in church

This is a quiet and reflective service for remembering loved ones. Please let Gill know if you intend to come.

Living Word and Compline begin on Wednesday 4th November, Zoom details to follow.

From Charles Lewis

Remembrance Sunday – This year Remembrance Sunday falls on 8 November and, as everywhere else in the country, we have had to make changes to our usual Remembrance Sunday arrangements.  There will be NO service at Baughurst War Memorial at 11.00 this year so we will be holding a service of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church start at 10.30.

The service will also be broadcast over Zoom and details will be sent out via email nearer the time. 

Church of England guidance allows a maximum number of people in a church building up to the number that can be accommodated with social distancing rules adhered too (i.e. 2 metres (6 feet) between people and compulsory face coverings).  However, people must not mingle in groups of more than six unless they are from the same household or support bubble.

If you would like to attend in person, in Church please let me know by telephoning on 01256 882537 by no later than midday on Friday,            6 November.  You will need to announce  your name before being connected.

I look forward to seeing you in Church for our first “in person” Sunday Service.

Sunday Service 28 June 2020

Dear all,

This week, we have a slightly different log in for our Sunday morning service and coffee morning.  For those who have joined in the Wednesday services you will see that this is the same joining instruction as for that.  If you follow the link below it should take you directly to the service.  Peter Wood and I are planning to be online from 10.00 to ease your joining process and at 2 minutes to 10:30 we will have the opportunity to listen to Mary Flynn playing the St Mary’s Organ as recorded earlier this week.

If you have any problems on the morning please contact me on 01256 882537 or Peter Wood and we will try and help you with any problems  you have.

Below is the order of service so that if you are not able to join us, on line or by telephone you will be able to follow our Sunday morning offering.

Looking forward to worshiping with you on Sunday morning.