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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.

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

Sunday worship 
Gathered Services  have returned
Scroll down for details

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

Vacancies

Some key posts are still to be filled.  Can you serve?

  • Churchwarden(s) for Droxford – see inside
  • Treasurer (from within or outside the PCC) for Corhampton & Meonstoke
  • Clerk or Secretary to the PCCs (this might be 1, 2 or 3 people)

Deanery Synod representatives – all three parishes

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

Notice is hereby given of
The RE-OPENED Meeting of Parishioners (Vestry meeting) &
The Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)  
2021

Forms and further details can be found [HERE]

The Parish of St Mary & All Saints, Droxford

Re-opening of
The Meeting of Parishioners (Vestry meeting) &
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) 2021

10.00 Saturday, 31st July 2021

Droxford Church

All the forms are available in the church.
They, and other useful material, can be found on-line at

https://www.bridgechurches.org.uk/annual-parochial-meetings

Supporting your Churches

Do you know anyone who could be the clerk or secretary to the PCCs,
or a treasurer for Corhampton & Meonstoke,
or a Church Warden at Droxford, or an honorary Assistant Churchwarden in either of the other two parishes
or who could represent your parish at our local deanery synod?

Could it even be you?

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

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  

This e-Envelope is available until August.

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

 


Deepening Faith ~ Seeking to Serve ~ Growing for God
Welcoming All ~ Praying Together

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Click [HERE] for the latest Pew News

Click [HERE] for Children’s Resources about St James the Apostle

Click [HERE] for previous Pew News

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

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)

 

Upcoming Services and Events

Planned services (always check website or latest Pew Sheet to make sure)

  AUGUST
1 1st August 2021
8th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13)
8 am Droxford Holy Communion (BCP)
10. 30 am Meonstoke Sung Eucharist (CW)
  Thursday, 5th August (Transfiguration) 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
2 8th August
10th Sunday after Trinity
8 am Meonstoke Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Droxford Sung Eucharist (CW)
  Thursday, 12th August 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
Exton Private Family Baptism Service
  Sat 14 Aug Meonstoke Private Family Baptism Service
3 15th August
The Blessed Virgin Mary
9 am Exton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Corhampton Holy Communion (VW)
  Thursday, 19th August 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
  Saturday, 21st August 2 pm Droxford Thanksgiving service for Jean Newman & Baptism of Maisie Jean
4 22nd August
12th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 16)
8 am Corhampton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Exton Sung Eucharist (CW)
  Thursday, 26th August 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
  Saturday, 28th August Meonstoke Wedding Blessing
5 29th August
13th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 17)
9 am Exton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Corhampton Family Harvest Service
+ optional informal HC
Meonstoke Wedding

 

Streamed Services:

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

St Peter & St Paul
(29th June  – celebrated on 27th June)

Exton Patronal Festival

Available from 27th  June 2021

Click on the thumbnail above  or click  [HERE] from
1030 on Sunday, 27th June 2021 to join the service.

Saints Peter and Paul
Peter has often been called the ‘Prince of the Apostles’ because of the words of Jesus renaming him from Simon to Cephas. This was the Aramaic form of the Greek word Peter, which means ‘rock’. Jesus said that on this rock he will build his Church.

Peter and Paul came to be seen as having different roles to play within the leadership of the Church.
Peter in witnessing the Lordship of Christ and Paul in developing an understanding of its meaning for Christ’s followers.

Peter and Paul have been remembered jointly on 29 June since the very early days of the Church, it being regarded as the anniversary of their martyrdom in Rome about the year 64 AD.

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

(click here for our policy)

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 .

GDPR

Please click here for our PRIVACY NOTICE
Please click here for our CONSENT FORM
Please click here for our guidance for PCCs

Fees

For our Table of Fees please click here

For our Policy of fees and Charges please click here


 

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...

… 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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