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 For our weekday services please see the events section.
Our upcoming Sunday services, together with any ferial, festal or seasonal services are listed below:

Week Beginning: 23rd September 2018

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity ~ Proper XX

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Corhampton
9.30am ~ Informal Intergenerational Service ~ Meonstoke
10.30am ~ Family Harvest Service with Holy Communion ~ Exton

 

Week Beginning: 30th September 2018 – a fifth Sunday

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity ~ Proper XXI ~ ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Droxford
10.30am ~ Sung Eucharist (CW) ~ Meonstoke

Week Beginning: 7th October 2018

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity ~ Proper XXII

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Droxford
10.30am ~ Family Harvest with Eucharist  ~ Meonstoke

6.30pm ~ Evensong (BCP) ~ Exton

Week Beginning: 14th October 2018

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity ~ Proper XXIII

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Meonstoke
10.30am ~ Family Harvest Service with Sung Eucharist followed by lunch ~ Droxford


6.30pm ~ Evensong ~ Wilfrid of Ripon ~ Corhampton

Week Beginning: 21st October 2018

Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity ~ Proper XXIV

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Exton
10am ~ Informal Intergenerational Service ~ St Luke and Healthcare ~ Droxford
10.30am ~ Sung Mattins ~ St Luke and Healthcare ~ Corhampton

Week Beginning: 28th October 2018

Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity ~ Proper XXV

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Corhampton ~ SIMON AND JUDE
9.30am ~ Informal Intergenerational Service ~ Meonstoke
10.30am ~ Sung Eucharist (CW) ~ Exton ~ BIBLE SUNDAY

Week Beginning: 4th November 2018

Twenty-third week after Trinity ~ Proper XVI ~ ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Droxford
10.30am ~ Sung Eucharist (CW) ~ Meonstoke
3.30pm ~ All Souls Service ~ Exton

Week Beginning: 11th November 2018

Twenty-fourth week after Trinity ~ Proper XVII ~ REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Meonstoke
9.30am ~ Village Remembrance Service ~ Meonstoke
10.50am ~ Centenary Requiem for the Fallen ~ Droxford
3.30pm ~ Village Remembrance Service ~ Exton
6.30pm ~ Remembrance Evensong ~ Corhampton

 


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Congratulations
to
Amy and Matt (28th April 2018),
Alexandra and Bradley (5th May 2018), Annie and Ian (9th June 2018),
Steve  and Vanessa and Scott and Victoria (23rd June),
Charlie and Sophie (14th July),
Garry and Karen (21st July)
Ana and Mark, and Hugh and Charlotte (28th July)
Catherine and Simon (24th August)
Jenny and Dave (1st September)
on their weddings.

GDPR arrived on 25th May

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Well Done and Thanks

Thank you to all those who contributed to, helped organise or attended our recent events:

  1. For all those getting our churches ready for Harvest.
  2. For those who ran the Bank Holiday Monday Bring and Buy Sale in Exton – it was a great success
  3. For all those who are cleaning the churches, arranging flowers or maintaining the churchyards.
  4. To all those who helped in any way with the visit from our friends from the Deanery of Hackney to Bishops Waltham on 21st July.

From the Rector

The War to End all Wars!

Harvest in the Meon Valley was better than expected in 2018 despite the cold wet spring and the scorching summer, but 100 years ago, whilst the harvest was of great importance to feed the nation, the cutting down of young men at the front and civilians in air raids continued until the Armistice was signed at 11 am on 11th November 1918. Having said that, British forces continued to fall in action in Russia until 1919 and many more died of their wounds in the year ahead.

Peace was a precious commodity in 1918 and it remains a prize in 2018.

Lest we forget

Unusually, I am taking the step of offering some words of prayer on the subject of peace in the context of the Centenary of the end of the Great War and invite you to use them, alone or with others, as we approach 11.11.18. (From churchofengland.org/first-world-war-centenary).

Jesus said: Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ (Luke 10.5)

‘Do not repay anyone evil for evil; bless those who persecute you, and where possible, live peaceably with all.’ (Romans 12.14,17)

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5.9)

Spirit of God teach us your ways, that we may walk in the paths of peace.

Lord God, your Son proclaimed your peaceable Kingdom in both word and deed,
open our hearts and minds, we pray, to receive his Easter gift of peace.

And as we seek to witness to your purpose of peace, give us generosity of spirit in times of disagreement, patience in times of difficulty, the desire to pray for those who oppose us, and above all make us to be interpreters and bridge-builders between those who are at enmity.

This we ask in the name of Christ who has destroyed every wall that divides us, and whose sacrifice has made our peace with you, the Father of all humankind. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness light;
where there is sadness joy

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. After St Francis of Assisi

God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit, O Lord, that we may be ambassadors for Christ and messengers of your reconciling love. Amen.

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Meon Valley Food Bank – PLEASE HELP

Thank you so much for all your kind donations.

Follow MVFB on twitter @MeonValleyFB or at www.meonvalleyfoodbank.co.uk.

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Hackney and Bishop’s Waltham Deaneries Link

For many years the Deanery has collected food and clothes for a variety of church needs in Hackney to be taken up in December. Earlier this year our friends in Hackney told us that they now have built up their local contacts including food collections in their local Waitrose and several Schools so that they no longer need distance support. They have asked us to convey their warm thanks for our help over the years. Because of this there will be no collection of food and clothes for Hackney this Autumn. We shall still be grateful for any gifts of money which can be made payable to Bishop’s Waltham Deanery and will support our seven partners including the Winter Night Shelter.

 

Mother Samantha recently joined ten other intrepid members of the Bishops Waltham Deanery in a Link Prayer Walk around the London Borough of Hackney.  They visited St Saviour’s Priory, then three other beautiful and lively churches in some of the busiest, yet more deprived areas of the capital; St Peter de Beauvois Town, St Paul ,West Hackney and St Mark, Dalston, and were delighted to hand-over gifts to help with their much needed social enterprise projects and which have been generously donated by many congregations throughout the Deanery.  It was an uplifting and delightful day. The weather was kind, and the reception received was one of warmth, gratitude and love.  At each stop a portion of the Bible was read, followed by prayers before moving to the next venue.  At the final stop, refreshments had been laid on which were more akin to a banquet! Some even had the chance to try Caribbean Cow Heel Stew – an acquired taste and not for the fainthearted – but absolutely delicious if you like spicy food.  All thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to a continued relationship with our Brothers and Sisters in London.

 

Upcoming events...

Wednesday Morning Prayer

September 26, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

September 27, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 2, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 3, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 3, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 4, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Harvest Holy Communion and Thanksgiving Service with lunch

October 7, 2018

Please do join us for a beautiful family friendly harvest communion service at St. Andrew's Church, Meonstoke; followed by…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 9, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 10, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 10, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 11, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Churchyard Clear-Up

October 13, 2018

Grab your gardening gloves and a broom and join us for the annual churchyard clear-up. No experience necessary! Refreshments…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 16, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 17, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 17, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 18, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 23, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 24, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 24, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

October 25, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

October 30, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

October 31, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

October 31, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 1, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 6, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 7, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 7, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 8, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 13, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 14, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 14, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 15, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 20, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 21, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 21, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 22, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

November 27, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

November 28, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

November 28, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

November 29, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 4, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 5, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 5, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 6, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 11, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 12, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 12, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 13, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 18, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 19, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 19, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 20, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Tuesday Morning Prayer

December 25, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

December 26, 2018

08.30 to 09.00 Join us for a quiet time of prayer to start your day.

Wednesday Evening Prayer

December 26, 2018

17:00 to 17:30 Round your busy day off with some time to reflect and give thanks.

Thursday Said Holy Communion

December 27, 2018

Join us for a peaceful Communion service in the beautiful Lady Chapel at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards and all are always…

Church Fête

July 6, 2019

Do please join us to show your support for the annual Meonstoke, Corhampton and Exton Church Fête; this year to be held…

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