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The BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH designate

The Rt Rev Jonathan Frost

HM the Queen has nominated Bishop Jonathan to be the tenth Bishop of Portsmouth. His current role is as the Dean of York in which he has served since February 2019. He has previously been a parish priest, police chaplain, university chaplain and the Bishop of Southampton. He followed the Rector as the Chair of the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Board of Education in 2016. For more information about him Click [HERE].

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


Annual General Meeting of Friends of St Andrews and Corhampton Churches (FOSACC)
Tuesday 26th October at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church, Meonstoke.

We will briefly cover official business before welcoming our guest speaker, local author Carolyn Hughes.

Carolyn’s series of historical novels, THE MEONBRIDGE CHRONICLES, is centred on the people of a fictional English village in the years immediately after the Black Death ravaged England.


Click [HERE] for the latest Pew News

Click [HERE] for  the latest Children’s Resources – Bible Sunday

Click [HERE] for the previous Pew News

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


WILLIAM COLLINS TRUST

Can we help you?

It’s a time of financial hardship for many and the William Collins Trust may be able to help children in local villages. The Trust was set up to help with education of local children. 300 years on, we are still looking to help. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.  A new application form can be found by following the link below.

Click [HERE] for further information and the application form;
or to download a flyer, please click on the following link:
[William Collins Leaflet 2021]


Midweek and Sunday Worship 
Gathered services  have returned
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Wilfrid’s Café has re-opened

Delicious coffee and cakes and much more

Click [HERE]


 

Supporting the People of Afghanistan

Afghani Refugees – Save the Date

A pre-Christmas sale in aid of Afghani Refugees is being planned.  It will be held in Droxford Church on Tuesday 9th November  – watch this space for further details.

Afghanistan: The Christian Aid response

As they flee the current situation, many more people are becoming displaced. Read how Christian Aid is supporting them and how we can support Christian Aid: Supporting the People of Afghanistan – Meon Bridge Benefice (bridgechurches.org.uk)


 

Corhampton 1000 Headlines

A huge thank you to all who came and enjoyed:

Tuesday 21st September – 19.30 St Andrew’s – Organ recital by our very own Richard Martin.  A great evening of  organ music – Richard, thank you so much.

Friday 24th September – Corhampton – Yew Tree Talk by national yew tree expert Toby Hindson, a founder member of the Ancient Yew Group.  A fascinating insight to the mysteries of ancient Yew Trees and into our very own tree in Corhampton Churchyard.  Our sincere thanks go to Toby for talk steeped in scholarship but so clearly presented.

Saturday 2nd October –  The Madding Crowd band and a delicious Harvest Supper.

Friday 8th October – One-man show by poet, rebellious priest and psychotherapist David Keighley following the publication in the US of his work “Poetry, Piety and Psyche”.  

Sunday 17th October –  St Andrew’s  Church – Vox Arcis Chamber Choir – a wonderful evening of music through the millennium

The following are the celebratory community events we have planned.  Please join us for these lovely events. See the main Corhampton 1000 page for further details.

Also coming up:

Saturday 6th November – 12.00 to 20.00 Meon Hall – Exhibition of art produced by local artists and display of locally found ancient artefacts.  Tea and cake served 12.00 to 18.00, wine and nibbles served 18.00 to 19.30.  Artists please note we would like your expressions of interest now. Please see http://www.bridgechurches.org.uk/c1000/   for details or email expressions of interest to Margaret Collins at Margaret.gxk@btinternet.com 

Saturday 11th December – Christmas Tree and Carol Singing Festivities – 18.00 Church Green, Meonstoke – more details to be confirmed

Sunday 13th March 2022 – time to be confirmed St Andrew’s Church – Athanasian Consort – meditation of anthems and readings with congregational singing

Sunday 10th April 2022 – 16.00 Rehearsal, 19.00 Performance at St Andrew’s –
J H Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary from scratch.  Described as a sacred cantata, it represents the scenes which mark the last few days of Christ’s passion.  Come and join local singers and professionals.  Music scores will be provided.

Refreshments will be available at events:  Donations may be requested or drinks purchased

A whole host of other commemorative activities and projects are being undertaken, including an applique which the local infant school children have started.  This involves a timeline covering the last 1000 years depicting the children in costumes from different historical periods.  We have also been celebrating services through the ages, including using the Sarum Missal which would have been in use when Corhampton Church was first built.

Fostering inclusivity across our Villages


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

 

We ask and recommend that Masks or Face-coverings are worn in church

 

 


Morning and Evening Prayer

 

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For Evening Prayer (EP), please click here.


Gathered Worship 

Thursday, 21st October
10 am
Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)

Sunday, 24th October
Last Sunday after Trinity

8 am
Corhampton
Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30 am
No Service

10.30 am
Exton
Sung Eucharist (CW)

Thursday, 28th October
St Simon & St Jude
10 am
Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)

Sunday, 31st October
All Saints’ Sunday

NB Clocks Change to GMT

9 am
Meonstoke
Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30 am
Droxford
Patronal Festival

 


Upcoming Services and Events

NOVEMBER

Week Date Time Venue Service
  Thursday
4th November
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
1 Sunday, 7th November
3rd Sunday before Advent
8 am Droxford Holy Communion (BCP)
10. 30 am Meonstoke Sung Eucharist (CW)
3.30 pm Exton Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
  Thursday, 11th November
St Martin of Tours
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
2 Sunday, 14th November
2nd Sunday before Advent
Remembrance Sunday
8 am Meonstoke Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Meonstoke Village Act of Remembrance
10.50 am Droxford Remembrance Service with RBL
3.30 pm Exton Village Act of Remembrance
6.30 pm Corhampton Remembrance Evensong (BCP)
  Thursday,
18th November
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
3 Sunday, 21st November
Sunday next before Advent
Christ the King
9 am Exton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Corhampton Mattins (BCP)
  Thursday
25th November
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
4 Sunday, 28th November
1st Sunday Advent
8 am Corhampton Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Meonstoke Informal All-Age
10.30 am Exton Sung Eucharist (CW)
6.30 pm Droxford ADVENT Carols & Lessons

Carols in the Square (Droxford) ~ Tuesday 14th December at 7.00 pm


Corhampton 1000

Saturday 6th November 12.00 to 20.00 Meon Hall  Exhibition of art and display of locally found ancient artefacts
tbc 18.30 Corhampton “My Darling Clemmie
Saturday 11th December tbc Church Green, Meonstoke Christmas Tree and Carol Singing
Sunday 10th April 2022 16.00 Meonstoke Rehearsal
19.00 Performance Olivet to Calvary

 


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.

 


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Christenings – Baptisms

Margot Horn (9th October – Droxford)

Persephone Grace Pepys Woolner (26 Sep 21 – Exton)

Maisie Jean Hoff (21st August – Droxford)

Padric (14 Aug 21 – Meonstoke)

Sonny (12 Aug 21 – Exton)

Heston and Adriayna (19 Jul 21 – Droxford)

Matthew (18 Jul 21 – Meonstoke)

Weddings and Wedding Blessings

Jack & Abigail Tosdevine

Liam & Beth Aspinall

Cameron & Nita Benge

Lance & Lydia Madgwick

Alistair Jones & Bethany Blackman

Francesca Hocquard & Shane Massey

2022
Matthew Freemantle & Rebecca Cooke

Ed Bailey & Jennifer Forrest

Stephen  & Joanna Claire Francis (Re-affirmation of  Vows)

Rest in Peace

Margaret White RIP (Funeral 6Aug21)

Reginald Daniels RIP (Funeral 4Aug21)

Capt Jeremy Dreyer RIP (Funeral 30Jul21)

Eric Smith RIP

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. Charitable events and Corhampton 1000 celebrations
  2. To the newly elected PCCs and CWs
  3. To Angela and the team for the excellent Fete.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To James Matthissen on his letter of appreciation from our local MP.
  7. To all those volunteering to help us open our churches safely for private prayer.
  8. To the NHS and all the wonderful key workers who are keeping us well and supplied.
  9. to Janet Melson and John Symes for their Lord Mayor of Winchester Community awards – so well deserved.
  10. for the re-opening of Wilfrid’s Café
  11. The provision and installation of new lighting, especially the chandelier, in Meonstoke Church.

Upcoming events...

… Unwrapped Informal Services with Cathy Mathews

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

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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