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A Course for Advent 2019 & Lent 2020
Welcome Everybody! Everybody Welcome!
A Six-Session Bible Study with a Real-World Application
Exodus: Freedom to Serve God
Droxford Church, Wednesday Evenings 7 pm -9 pm
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give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came
to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
We hold a said service of Holy Communion each Thursday at 10:00
in the Lady Chapel in Droxford church
Our upcoming Sunday and weekday services,
together with any ferial, festal or seasonal services are listed below:
Advent & Christmas
The week commencing:
Sunday 15th December
08:00 ~ Exton ~ Holy Communion BCP
09:30 ~ Droxford Informal Carol Service with the band
10:30 ~ Corhampton ~ Mattins with Carols
Sundays further ahead:
Tuesday 17th December
19:00 ~ Droxford ~ Carols in the Square
Sunday 22nd December
08:00 ~ Corhampton ~ Holy Communion BCP
[No Meonstoke Informal Service this month]
10:30 ~ Exton ~ Sung Eucharist
18:30 ~ Exton ~ Village Candlelit Carol Service
Tuesday 24th December
15:30 ~ Messy Christmas Crib Service ~ Droxford ~ for crafts ~ snacks ~ your favourite carols ~ and a chance to be your favourite Bible character!
23:30 ~ Droxford/Meonstoke ~ Midnight Mass
Wednesday 25th December
09:15 ~ Exton ~ Holy Communion BCP
10:30 ~ Droxford/Meonstoke ~ Family Eucharist
Sunday 29th December
08:00 ~ Exton ~ Holy Communion BCP
10:30 ~ Meonstoke *note the venue* ~ Sung Eucharist
and our opportunity to say farewell to Samantha and her family
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 (21 Dec);
Michael & Emma (28 Dec).
Congratulations too for our churchwardens and the new members of the PCCs on their election to office.
Rest in Peace
Stephen Gardiner Austin RIP – Commander Stephen Gardiner RN MBE. Passed away peacefully on 28th October, aged 82. Beloved husband of Brenda Ann. Proudly remembered by Rosalind, Charles, James, William, grandchildren and great grandchild. He will be greatly missed by all.
Jennifer Apps RIP
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.
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.
The Bishop is looking forward to licensing her to this post at 4pm on Sunday, 26th January 2020 in the Church of All Saints, Ryde.
Please pray for her and her family, and for the parish of All Saints over the coming months.
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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
Thank you to all those who contributed to, helped organise or attended our recent events:
- The Soirées on the Bridge.
- Churchyard Clear-Ups – These make a huge difference – thank you all so much in each parish.
- Thank you for all those who read or serve, clean and tidy, prepare and set up, play music or sing in services.
- 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.