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Our upcoming Sunday and weekday services,
together with any ferial, festal or seasonal services are listed below:
The week commencing:
Sunday 13th October
08:00 ~ Meonstoke ~ HOLY COMMUNION (BCP) ~ Wilfrid
10:30 ~ Droxford ~ FAMILY EUCHARIST (CW)
18.30 ~ Corhampton ~ Evensong ~ Edward the Confessor
Thursday 17th October
10;00 ~ Droxford ~ St Luke
Sundays further ahead:
Sunday 20th October
08:00 ~ Exton ~ HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)
09.45 ~ Droxford ~ Informal Service
10.30 ~ Corhampton ~ MATTINS BCP
Sunday 27th October
08:00 ~ Corhampton ~ Holy Communion BCP ~ Simon and Jude Apostles
09.30 ~ Meonstoke ~ Informal Service
10.30 ~ Exton ~ Sung Eucharist CW ~ Bible Sunday
Sunday 3rd November – All Saints’ Sunday
08:00 ~ Droxford ~ Holy Communion BCP
10.30 ~ Meonstoke ~ Sung Eucharist CW for All Saints’ Day
15.30 ~ Exton ~ All Souls’ Service
Special Events in the Benefice – Join Us!
BlackBox Theatre Company presents
‘The 39 Steps’
Droxford Church on 31st October 2019
Keep the Date and Spread the Word.
But take care – it’s all very ‘Hush! Hush!’.
Everybody IS WELCOME at every event
Please use these special events to invite a friend of neighbour to church.
BOOKING NOW OPEN: at www.ticketsource.co.uk/39steps or through the Box Office 0333 666 3366
Congratulations and prayers for all those recently baptised, including Holly Olivia, Hazel Marie and Kara.
Congratulations to those recently married, including:
Philip & Sophie (24May, blessing 19 Oct), Nicholas & Olivia (1Jun),
Ben & Sasha (7Jun); Ian & Olivia (22Jun); Benjamin & Kelly (10 Aug); Pete & Chloe (24 Aug); Gerry & Laura and Allan & Cheryl (14 Sep).
Our prayers and best wishes to those preparing for marriage later this year, including:
Tom & Catherine (14 Dec); Mike & Nicola (21Dec);
Michael & Emma (28Dec).
Congratulations too for our churchwardens and the new members of the PCCs on their election to office.
Rest in Peace
Elizabeth Ann Stewart RIP – Liz died suddenly and peacefully in Droxford on 27th September. Liz is so many things to our church and community; she remains the beloved wife of Ninian , the devoted mother of Joanna and Rachel , and the proud grandmother of Alexander and Emily for whom we pray.
PC Andrew Harper RIP – who was killed while attending a reported burglary on 15th August..
Robin Jeffries RIP
Tony Farnell RIP – late of Meonstoke who died at home. Please keep his family and those who cared for him in your prayers.
James Whitehead RIP – died peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice in Dulwich. Prayers would be appreciated by all the family at this time.
Sybil Gerrard RIP – died June 29th. A peaceful release, but much loved and missed by all the family.
Jo Chapman, RIP beloved wife of Norman. Jo’s funeral took place in St Peter’s, Soberton on Friday, 12th July.
Rosemary Denham RIP – Rosemary died peacefully on 27th May, aged 98. Beloved wife of the late Robin, mother of Elizabeth, Philippa, John and the late Robert and 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Our Thanksgiving Service for her took place in Droxford on Sunday, 1st September 2019 at 2.30 pm.
How is God Calling You?
The Church of England is passionate and committed that all vocations should be recognised, regardless of gender, age, colour or background. This does not necessarily mean to ordained ministry. We have Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers), authorised lay workers (chalice assistants, servers, vergers, etc) and recognised lay workers (pastoral visitors).
If you feel that God might be calling you to ‘something’ but you’re not sure what, do please speak to Fr Tony, Mthr Samantha or Canon Anthony.
*** A Special Announcement ***
I am delighted to announce that The Revd Samantha Martell has been appointed by Bishop Christopher to the post of Priest-in-Charge of
the Parish of All Saints, Ryde.
It is wonderful that she will be staying within the Diocese of Portsmouth
but of course we will miss her ministry here.
In order to allow time to complete her initial ministerial training commitments, the Bishop is looking forward to licensing her to this post early in 2020.
Please pray for her and her family, and for the parish of All Saints over the coming months.
Well Done and Thank You
Thank you to all those who contributed to, helped organise or attended our recent events:
- The Soirées on the Bridge.
- Ride and Stride 2019 – This hugely successful annual event for 2019 was held on Saturday 14th September. Thanks to everyone who sponsored people, manned our churches, walked, ran, cycled, rode…
- Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy on 26th August.
Thank you to Jenni Whitemore for hosting in her field in Exton,
by the river. This delightful event raised £615 in aid of Exton Church Organ Fund
- Thank You to Gregor and Sue Logan for providing the ‘fizz’ at Ruth’s farewell service and to all those who provided nibbles and other drinks too.
- Thank you for the Petertide Patronal Festival at Exton and the refreshments afterwards.
- Thank you for all those who read or serve, clean and tidy, prepare and set up, play music or sing in services.
- Thank you to those who supported our Pilgrimage to our Mother Church – the Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Portsmouth.
- A GIANT THANK YOU to those who help at or come to Messy Church and thanks to Meonstoke School for hosting us and making us so welcome.