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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:

KINGDOM SEASON

Week Beginning: 18th November 2018

Second week before Advent

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Exton
10am ~ Informal Service ~ Droxford ~ The Blessed Virgin Mary
10.30am ~ Mattins ~ Corhampton

Week Beginning: 25th November 2018

Christ the King ~ The Sunday next before Advent

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Corhampton
9.30am ~ Informal Service ~ Meonstoke
10.30am ~ Sung Eucharist (CW) ~ Exton ~ CHRIST THE KING

SEASON of ADVENT

and the Beginning of the New Liturgical Year

Week Beginning: 2nd December 2018

Advent Sunday

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Droxford
10.30am ~ Sung Eucharist (CW) ~ Meonstoke ~ PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND TOY SERVICE
6.30pm~ Traditional Advent Carols and Lessons ~  Droxford

Week Beginning: 9th December 2018

Second Sunday after Advent

8am ~ Holy Communion (BCP) ~ Meonstoke
10.30am ~ Sung Eucharist (CW) ~ Droxford
3.30pm ~ Evensong with carols ~ Corhampton

 


Congratulations

to all the couples married in the Bridge Benefice Churches in 2018
and to all those engaged to be married in 2019.

GDPR arrived on 25th May

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Well Done and Thank You

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

  1. For the beautiful decoration of the churches for Remembrance and huge participation in the services.
  2. To Mother Samantha and all those who support the ‘Light Party’ on 3rd November.
  3. All those who help clear the Churchyard in Droxford on 3rd November
  4. All those braving the elements on Saturday 13th October for the Meonstoke & Corhampton Churchyard Clear-ups and for walking in witness on the St Wilfrid Trail to East Meon
  5. For all those who prepared our churches for Harvest so beautifully.
  6. For those who ran the Bank Holiday Monday Bring and Buy Sale in Exton – it was a great success
  7. For all those who are cleaning the churches, arranging flowers or maintaining the churchyards.

From the Rector

Christ the King

The annual cycle of the Church’s year ends with the Feast of Christ the King. The year that begins with the hope of the coming Messiah ends with the proclamation of his universal sovereignty. The ascension of Christ has revealed him to be Lord of earth and heaven, and final judgement is one of his proper kingly purposes. The Feast of Christ the King returns us to the Advent theme of judgement, with which the cycle once more begins.

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Advent

Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time. The readings and liturgies not only direct us towards Christ’s birth, they also challenge the modern reluctance to confront the theme of divine judgement.

The Four Last Things – Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell – have been traditional themes for Advent meditation. The characteristic note of Advent is therefore expectation, rather than penitence, although the character of the season is easily coloured by an analogy with Lent. The anticipation of Christmas under commercial pressure has also made it harder to sustain the appropriate sense of alert watchfulness, but the fundamental Advent prayer remains ‘Maranatha’ – ‘Our Lord, come’ (1 Corinthians 16.22). Church decorations are simple and spare, and purple is the traditional liturgical colour.

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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.

Upcoming events...

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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