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ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

At the heart of Christmas.

Family activities Advent calendar

Join us from 1 December to open a daily family activity
on our Advent calendar from the Church of England
as part of our Advent and Christmas reflections.

Click [HERE] for the Advent Calendar

Gathered Worship this Month

Sunday, 5th December
2nd Sunday of Advent

8 am Droxford
Holy Communion (BCP)
Mal 3: 1-4; Lk 3: 1-6

10.30 am Meonstoke
Toy Service and Patronal Eucharist (CW)
St Andrew and St Nicholas in Advent

Please bring wrapped Christmas presents for homeless and underprivileged children in Portsmouth

6.30 pm Exton
Evensong (BCP)
Ps 75; Is 40: 1-11; Lk 1: 1-25 

Thursday, 9th December

10 am Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)
Is 41: 13-20; Mt 11: 11-15 

Saturday, 11th December

6pm Church Green, Meonstoke
Carols round the Christmas Tree

Sunday, 12th December
3rd Sunday of Advent

8 am Meonstoke
Holy Communion (BCP)
Phil 4: 4-7; Lk 3: 7-18

10.30 am Droxford
Sung Eucharist (CW)
Zeph3:14-end; Lk 3: 7-18

2 pm Exton
Wedding

6.30 pm CorhamptonTaizé and Advent Prayer
Ps 50: 1-6
Is 35; Lk 1: 57-66 

Tuesday, 14th December

7 pm Droxford Square
Carols in the Square by Torchlight  

Thursday, 16th December

10 am Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)
Is 54: 1-10; Lk 7: 24-30

Sunday, 19th December
4th Sunday of Advent

9 am Exton
Holy Communion (BCP)
Mic 5: 2-5a; Lk 1:39-45

10.30 am Corhampton
Mattins with Carols (BCP)
Magnificat in the place of the Psalm
Mic 5: 2-5a; Lk 1:39-55

6.30 pm Exton
Traditional Carols and Lessons
– see notices for details  about indoors or out –
– Bring a torch –

Thursday, 23rd December

10 am Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)
Mal 3:1-4; 4:5-end; Lk 1: 57-66

3.00 pm Droxford
Informal ‘Nativity from Scratch’
Come dressed as a character in the Nativity Story

Friday, 24th December

11.30 pm Meonstoke
Midnight Mass
Is 52: 7-10; Heb 1: 1-4; John 1: 1-14 

Saturday, 25th December
CHRISTMAS DAY

8 am Exton
Holy Communion (BCP)
Is 9: 2-7; John 1: 1-14
9.30 am Meonstoke
Family Service + Holy Communion (CW)
Is 9: 2-7; Lk 2: 1-14

11 am Droxford
Family Service + Holy Communion (CW)
Is 9: 2-7; Lk 2: 1-20 

Sunday, 26th December
St Stephen

10.30 am
Exton
Said Eucharist (CW)
Acts 7: 51-60; Mt 10: 17-22 

Thursday, 30th December

10 am Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)
1 Jn 2: 12-17; Lk 2: 36-40

 


Events coming up

Here is a few highlights-
Click [HERE] for more details, including services

Some Special Events for your Diary

  • 3.30 pm Sunday 5th December
    Countdown to Christmas:
    A Pre-Christmas ‘do’ for friends and neighbours with music, readings, poems and sketches
    All welcome. Organised by Lorna Allured.
  • 6 pm Saturday 11th December
    Carol Singing round the Christmas Tree
    Church Green, Meonstoke. Wrap up well and bring a torch
  • 7 pm Tuesday, 14th December
    Droxford Carols in the Square
    Wrap up well and bring a torch
  • 6.30 pm Sunday, 19th December
    Candlelit Carols and Lessons
    Wrap up well (and bring a torch in case outside).

And further ahead:

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

4th April 2022
Stirling Horsa Commemoration on South Downs way

Sunday 10th April 2022 – 16.00 Rehearsal, 19.00 Performance
St Andrew’s Church
J H Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary from scratch

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022
An extended bank holiday for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
including Saturday,
Church Services,
and on
4th June 2022
Droxford Country Fair

Saturday, 2nd July 2022
Exton, Corhampton & Meonstoke Church Fete


See our [Post] about the installation and dedication of a new war memorial commemorating
the lives of those killed locally in 1944.


HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 at the age of 25.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022, will provide an opportunity for our communities to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include national events, community activities and church services to help us reflect on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

 


The BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH designate
The Rt Revd 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


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]


Wilfrid’s Café has re-opened

Delicious coffee and cakes,
Soup on Saturdays
and much more

Click [HERE] to go to Wifrid’s Website


Supporting the People of Afghanistan

Afghani Refugees

The  pre-Christmas sale on Tuesday 9th November  in aid of the British Red Cross’s appeal to assist Afghani Refugees in the UK raised an amazing £3000.

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)


You can make on-line donations to
the Parish of St Andrew, Meonstoke and Corhampton.

For more information please click [HERE]
or 
simply:

Scan the QR Code

Click on the Button

Or follow the link: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/14912
to the PCC of St Andrew, Meonstoke with Corhampton CAF Donate page.


 

HANDS- FACE- SPACE-FRESH AIR

 

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

 

 


Morning and Evening Prayer

For Morning Prayer (MP), please click here;

For Evening Prayer (EP), please click 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.

 


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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

Terry Farmer RIP

Margaret White RIP

Reginald Daniels RIP

Capt Jeremy Dreyer RIP

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

(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
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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. 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...

3rd Sunday of the Month Mattins at Corhampton

November 21, 2021

Corhampton Church

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

December 26, 2021

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

January 23, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

February 27, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

March 27, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

April 24, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

May 22, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

June 26, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

July 24, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

August 28, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

September 25, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

October 23, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

November 27, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

December 25, 2022

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

January 22, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

February 26, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

March 26, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

April 23, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

May 28, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

June 25, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

July 23, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

August 27, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

September 24, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

October 22, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

November 26, 2023

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

Corhampton Church

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

December 24, 2023

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

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