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The Meeting of Parishioners (Vestry meeting) &
The Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM) 2021

The meetings start with Prayer at 7.00 pm prompt

Parish Corhampton &
St Andrew, Meonstoke
St Mary & All Saints,
Droxford
St Peter and St Paul,
Exton
Date Tuesday, 20th July Wednesday 21st July Thursday 22nd July
Venue Meonstoke Church Droxford Church &
Community Hub
Exton Church
Last day for amendments to the Parochial Church Electoral Rolls:
Monday, 21st June Tuesday, 22nd June Wednesday, 23rd June

Please go to our Annual Meetings’ page for all the information you need.

  • NOTICE of APM and APCM
  • Application for Enrolment Electoral Roll
  • Nomination Form for the PCC
  • Nomination Form Church Warden
  • Nomination form for Deanery Synod representing a parish in the Meon Bridge Benefice
  • Declaration as a Fit-and-Proper Person to be a Trustee
  • Confidential Declaration Form
  • Brief notes on the role of the PCC and the Church Warden
  • Guide for Churchwardens, Treasurers, PCC Secretaries and PCCs

Hard copies of the forms can be found in all the churches

PLEASE join the Electoral  Roll and
stand for your local Parochial Church Council (PCC)

Could you be the secretary to the PCCs, or a treasurer for one of our parishes, a Church Warden or represent your parish at our local deanery synod?

If the answer might be ‘yes’ to any of these, please speak to the Rector (0189 877422)
for an informal chat.

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Christian Aid

Please give on-line at:
https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/meon-bridge-benefice  

 

The Meon Bridge Benefice
(The Parishes of Corhampton & Meonstoke, Droxford, and Exton)
In Bishops Waltham Deanery – The Diocese of Portsmouth

Subject to Canon Law, and
Ecclesiastical & Civil Regulation relating to Gatherings and CoViD-19

Notice is hereby given of
The Meeting of Parishioners (Vestry meeting) &
The Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)

2021

The meetings start with Prayer at 7.00 pm prompt

Parish Corhampton &
St Andrew, Meonstoke
St Mary & All Saints,
Droxford
St Peter and St Paul,
Exton
Date Tuesday, 20th July Wednesday 21st July Thursday 22nd July
Venue Meonstoke Church Droxford Church Exton Church

Forms and further details can be found [HERE]

Wilfrid’s Café has re-opened

Delicious coffee and cakes and much more

The Café is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 10.00a.m. to 12.30p.m.

Also, Wilfrid’s is still offering takeaways and we can now offer you a choice of indoor or outdoor tables and seating.

Indoor seating is available from 1045 on Thursdays after the friendly midweek Eucharist
Please join us for the service and a coffee in the café afterwards

SAVE THE DATES

WILDFLOWERS AND ROSES
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021 – 10.00 to 17.00
Meonstoke & Corhampton Churches

QUIET DAY
Saturday 26th June – 10.00-16.00 – Corhampton  Church

CHURCH FETE
Saturday 3rd July, From 12.30 to 4.00 pm
On St Andrew’s Church Green, Meonstoke

Read more [HERE]

 


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See the Post about The Enthronement of  Dr Neville Lovett as the first Bishop of Portsmouth in 1927 on the News pages

Click here for information about how you can inform the choice of our new bishop!

Click here to see the latest information on the direction of  our Diocese

 

New You can now make on-line donations to the Parish of St Andrew, Meonstoke and Corhampton.
For more information please click [HERE]
or 
simply to donate securely, please click the button below.

HANDS- FACE- SPACE-FRESH AIR

 

Masks or Face-coverings
must be worn in church

The wearing of face-coverings/ masks is mandatory
in all places or worship.
Please cover your mouth and nose
before entering any church building
and to wear the covering on until you are clear of the building.
Please do not cross any barrier or touch any item unnecessarily
while you are in the building.
(See www.gov.uk

Morning and Evening Prayer

For Morning Prayer (MP), please click here;

For Evening Prayer (EP), please click here.

Sunday worship (CW and/or BCP)

Gathered Services  have returned

20th June
3rd Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 7)
10.30 am at Meonstoke
Eucharist (CW)

Click [HERE] for Children’s Activity Sheets – Jesus Calms the Storm

 

Thursday, 24th June
(Birth of John the Baptist)
10 am at Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)    

27th June
4th Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 8)
NO 8 am  Service
9.30 am at Meonstoke Informal All-Age Service

St Peter & St Paul,
Exton Patronal Festival
10.30 am
Online Eucharist (CW)

10.30 am at Exton
Patronal Festival Eucharist (CW)
Click [HERE] for Children’s Activity Sheets

Subject to government regulation and the continuing improvement in CoViD-19 figures,  gathered services are now taking place: once more.  Please see the Pew Sheet for details.

Upcoming Services and Events

Please note that Corhampton Church has been available for private prayer sinceEaster and we shall resume services there in July.

 

 
  June
  Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021 10.00 to 17.00 Meonstoke & Corhampton wildflowers and roses
3 20th June
3rd Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 7)
10.30 am Meonstoke Eucharist (CW)
  Thursday, 24th June
(Birth of John the Baptist)
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
  Saturday 26th June 10.00-16.00 Corhampton Quiet Day
4 27th June
4th Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 8)
NO 8 am
9.30 am Meonstoke Informal All-Age
St Peter & St Paul,
Exton Patronal Festival
10.30 am Online Eucharist (CW)
10.30 am Exton Eucharist (CW)
  July      
  Thursday, 1st July 2021 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
 
  Saturday 3rd July 12.30 to 16.00 Church Green, Meonstoke – Church Fete
1 4th July 2021
5th Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 9)
8 am Droxford Holy Communion (BCP)
10. 30 am Meonstoke Eucharist (CW)
6.30 pm Exton Evening Prayer (BCP)
(St Thomas)
  Thursday, 8th July 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
  Friday 9th July 19.00 Meon Hall David Keighley
2 11th July
6th Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 10)
Sea Sunday
8 am Meonstoke Holy Communion (BCP) tbc
10.30 am Droxford Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Seafarers – Canon Anthony
6.30 pm Corhampton Special Evensong (BCP) [Athanasian Consort]
  Thursday, 15th July
(St Swithun)
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
3 18th July
7th Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 11)
9 am Exton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Corhampton Mattins (tbc) (BCP)
  Thursday, 22nd July
St Mary Magdalene
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
4 25th July
St James the Apostle
8 am Corhampton Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Meonstoke Informal All-Age
10.30 am Exton Eucharist (CW)
  Thursday, 29th July
(Mary, Martha & Lazarus)
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)

Streamed Services:

As CoViD restrictions lift, we are reducing the frequency of streamed services

St Peter & St Paul
(29th June )

Exton Patronal Festival

Available from 27th  June 2021

St Alban
(17th June )

First British Martyr

Book of Common Prayer Sung Eucharist
with Spiritual Communion

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
10 am on Thursday, 17th June 2021 to join the service.

Corpus Christi

Our Annual Thanksgiving for
Holy Communion

3rd June 2021

 

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
7 pm on Thursday, 3rd June 2021 to join the service.

Trinity Sunday

30th May 2021

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
1030 on Sunday, 30th May 2021 to join the service.

Pentecost

23rd May 2021

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
1030 on Sunday, 23rd May 2021 to join the service.

 

COME, HOLY SPIRIT

Older streamed services can still be found [HERE].

Prayers in the Pandemic

Please click here for a daily cycle of prayer for our local communities, key workers and some areas of national and international life.

Gracious God,
we thank you for all healthcare professionals,
carers and biomedical scientists.
Give skill and sympathy, strength and resilience
to those throughout the world
who are caring for the sick,
especially in these times of Pandemic.
Impart doctors and scientists with wisdom as they seek to provide cures
for deadly diseases, and not least Covid-19.
Strengthen with your Spirit
all who provide us with medical care,
and health promotion
that through their work
many will be preserved from disease or restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 


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How is your neighbour?
How are the younger generation?

The younger generation face an especially uncertain future: 
their education and training; employment, job security and even employability;
what to do when their new found community roles seem no longer to be needed;
additional emotional challenges and anxieties, including grief and a sense of where life would have led them had there not been a pandemic.

Please pray for them, and when we can and however we are able, let us offer practical and emotional support. 
Mentoring a job-seeker; coaching someone in a new and testing role; offering educational and emotional support at the education transition points – home to school – between schools at different stages  – school to university – education to employment.

There are many experienced and talented people in the area – how can you help the next generations to set off on life’s journey securely – helping them to succeed and helping them to give back to society as they go alongside you.

Please do not assume all is well around you.

Please  continue to watch out for single people, and the elderly who are isolated from their families.
Do they have enough food, medicines such as pain-killers, fluids?

A Reflection

Click below for a reflection in times of loneliness from Pray-as-You-Go. [This link takes you away from our website].

 

THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU ALL!

If you have health concerns and for the latest health advice, please visit the NHS website.

Please pray for
all those who are ill, those who are isolated, those who work in the health & social care sectors, those who are researching Covid19, those who bring and co-ordinate relief, all those whose ‘Life Events’ such as weddings, christenings and even funerals have been disrupted, and those who make policy.

Click here for a composite guide for Morning, Day Time and Night Prayer

Click here for a Simple Daily Prayer Guide

Click here and join the Church of England in Daily Prayer

We hold a said service of Holy Communion each Thursday at 10:00
in the Lady Chapel in Droxford church.


Rest in Peace

Andrew Spreadbury RIP

Elizabeth Ridge RIP

Angus Buchanan RIP

Anne Wilkinson RIP

Roger Nichols RIP

June Singleton RIP

Mike Tucker RIP

Tim Woodrow RIP

Brian Cowin RIP

Jean Newman RIP

Graham Fielding RIP

Gary McGuire RIP

Toby Dove RIP

Ann Gittins RIP

John Foot RIP

Equality

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The Parishes of The Meon Bridge Benefice (Corhampton and St Andrew, Meonstoke, St Mary and All Saints, Droxford, and St Peter and St Paul, Exton)  are committed to promoting the understanding of the principles and practices of equality – treating each person as an individual, according to their needs, with an awareness of our diverse society and appreciating the value of difference. The Benefice recognises Access as an important part of its work .

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Well Done and Thank You

  1. to all those who contributed to, helped organise or attended our recent events and to those who are planning such a busy programme  for the year ahead.
  2. to all those who clean the churches, arrange flowers, maintain, mow, strim and tidy our churchyards and Church Green, look after buildings or people, read or lead prayer and all the other things you do.  WELL DONE AND THANK YOU ALL.
  3. To Angela and the team for the excellent On-Line Virtual Fete.
  4. To James Matthissen on his letter of appreciation from our local MP.
  5. To all those volunteering to help us open our churches safely for private prayer.
  6. To the NHS and all the wonderful key workers who are keeping us well and supplied.
  7. to Janet Melson and John Symes for their Lord Mayor of Winchester Community awards – so well deserved.
  8. for the re-opening of Wilfrid’s Café
  9. The provision and installation of new lighting, especially the chandelier, in Meonstoke Church.

Upcoming events...

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April 25, 2021

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

May 2, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

May 23, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

June 6, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

June 27, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

Church Fete 2021

July 3, 2021

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1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

July 4, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

August 1, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

September 5, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

September 26, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

October 3, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

October 24, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

November 7, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

November 28, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

December 5, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

January 2, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

February 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

March 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

April 3, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

May 1, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

June 5, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

July 3, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

August 7, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

September 4, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

October 2, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

November 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

December 4, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

January 1, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

February 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

March 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

April 2, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

May 7, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

June 4, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

July 2, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

August 6, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

September 3, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

October 1, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

November 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

December 3, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

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