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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
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safeguarding procedures


 

Wilfrid’s Café has re-opened

Delicious coffee and cakes and much more

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Coffee Morning and more …

The coffee morning with a produce stall, bring-and-buy and a raffle in the garden of Tithes, Allen’s Farm Lane, Exton, on Bank Holiday Monday raised a wonderful total of £550 for St Peter and St Paul, Exton.

Many thanks go to Richard and Jane for hosting a wonderful gathering and all who contributed time, cakes and gifts, muscle-power and indeed money,  Thank you all.


Supporting the People of Afghanistan

Afghani Refugees – Save the Date

A Christmas sale in aid of Afghani Refugees is being planned.  It will be held in Droxford Church on Tuesday 9th November  – watch this space for further details.

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)


Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 

Friday, 24th September 10.00am-4.00pm – Wilfrid’s Café, Droxford Church

Friday, 1st October 9.30 – 12 noon – Meon Hall.

The Pop Up Coffee Shop is back in person in Meonstoke and Wilfrid’s Café is extending its hours in Droxford raising money for Macmillan.

Put the dates in your diary and come along on 24th September and/ or 1st October for a catch up with friends old and new.

Homemade cake, coffee and tea and conversation face to face in safe environments.

What’s not to like?


Corhampton 1000 Headlines

The following are the celebratory community events we have planned.  Please join us for these lovely events. See the main Corhampton 1000 page for further details.

Tuesday 21st September – 19.30 St Andrew’s – Organ recital by our very own Richard Martin.  Refreshments will be available.

Friday 24th September – 18.30 Corhampton – Yew Tree Talk by national yew tree expert Toby Hindson, a founder member of the Ancient Yew Group.

Saturday 2nd October – 18.30 Meon Hall – The Madding Crowd band and a delicious Harvest Supper.  £10/ticket.  Book now on Eventbrite.

Friday 8th October, new date for the C1000 postponed event – 19.00 Meon Hall – One-man show by poet, rebellious priest and psychotherapist David Keighley following the publication in the US of his work “Poetry, Piety and Psyche”.  Please note this event may be filmed. Entry is free.  Book on Eventbrite by 1st October.

Sunday 17th October – 19.00 St Andrew’s – Vox Arcis Chamber Choir will perform and a finger buffet will be served.  £10/ticket.  Book now on Eventbrite. Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir takes you on a journey through a millennium of choral music, reflecting 1000 years of Corhampton Church, with both sacred masterpieces and some lighter-hearted secular works.  Soak in the sounds of the professionals and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

Saturday 6th November – 12.00 to 20.00 Meon Hall – Exhibition of art produced by local artists and display of locally found ancient artefacts.  Tea and cake served 12.00 to 18.00, wine and nibbles served 18.00 to 19.30.  Artists please note we would like your expressions of interest now. Please see http://www.bridgechurches.org.uk/c1000/   for details or email expressions of interest to Margaret Collins at Margaret.gxk@btinternet.com 

Saturday 11th December – Christmas Tree and Carol Singing Festivities – 18.00 Church Green, Meonstoke – more details to be confirmed

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

Sunday 10th April 2022 – 16.00 Rehearsal, 19.00 Performance at St Andrew’s –
J H Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary from scratch.  Described as a sacred cantata, it represents the scenes which mark the last few days of Christ’s passion.  Come and join local singers and professionals.  Music scores will be provided.

Refreshments will be available at events:  Donations may be requested or drinks purchased

A whole host of other commemorative activities and projects are being undertaken, including an applique which the local infant school children have started.  This involves a timeline covering the last 1000 years depicting the children in costumes from different historical periods.  We have also been celebrating services through the ages, including using the Sarum Missal which would have been in use when Corhampton Church was first built.

Fostering inclusivity across our Villages


 


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

 

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.


Sunday worship (CW and/or BCP)

Gathered Services  have returned

11 & 12 September
Dahlia Exhibition
Corhampton and Meonstoke Churches

Sunday, 12th September
15th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 19)

8 am
Meonstoke
Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30 am
Droxford
Sung Eucharist (CW)

3 pm
Church Green and St Andrew’s
Rough Ditch  Folk Band and cream tea

6.30 pm
Corhampton
An hour of quiet & guided prayer

Tuesday, 14th September (Holy Cross)
6.30 pm
CORHAMPTON
Festal Eucharist

Thursday, 16th September (St Ninian)
10 am
Droxford
Said Holy Communion (CW)

 


Upcoming Services and Events

 
 
 
 
  Saturday 18 September 12 noon Exton Wedding
3 19th September
16th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 20)
9 am Exton Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Corhampton Mattins (BCP)
Tuesday 21st September – 19.30 Meonstoke Organ recital
  Thursday, 23rd September 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
  Friday, 24th September 2 pm Meonstoke Wedding
Friday 24th September 18.30 Corhampton Yew Tree Talk
4 26th September
17th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 21)
8 am Corhampton Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Meonstoke Informal All-Age
10.30 am Exton Harvest Festival & Holy Baptism within the Eucharist (CW)
12.00 pm Droxford
(Churchyard tbc)
Informal Harvest Thanksgiving followed by lunch at 1 pm
  Thursday, 30th September
St Michael and All Angels
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
  October
1 Sunday, 3rd October
18th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 22)
8 am Droxford Holy Communion (BCP)
10. 30 am Meonstoke Harvest Festival
6.30 pm Exton Evensong (BCP)
  SEPTEMBER
2 Sunday, 10th October
19th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 23)
8 am Meonstoke Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Droxford Sung Eucharist (CW)
6.30 pm Corhampton Evensong (BCP)
  Thursday, 14th October
(Teresa of Avila from 15th)
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
3 Sunday, 17th October
ST LUKE
20th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 24)
9 am Exton Holy Communion (BCP) – ST LUKE
9.15 am Droxford Informal All-Age
10.30 am Corhampton Mattins (BCP) Trinity 20
  Thursday, 21st October 10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
4 Sunday, 24th October
Last Sunday after Trinity
not Bible Sunday
8 am Corhampton Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30 am Meonstoke Informal All-Age
10.30 am Exton Sung Eucharist (CW)
  Thursday, 28th October
St Simon & St Jude
10 am Droxford Said Holy Communion (CW)
5 Sunday, 31st October
All Saints’ Sunday
9 am Meonstoke Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 am Droxford Patronal Festival

 


Corhampton 1000

Saturday 2nd October 18.30 Meon Hall The Madding Crowd & Harvest Supper
Sunday 17th October 19.00 Meonstoke Vox Arcis Chamber Choir
Saturday 6th November 12.00 to 20.00 Meon Hall  Exhibition of art and display of locally found ancient artefacts
tbc 18.30 Corhampton “My Darling Clemmie
Saturday 11th December tbc Church Green, Meonstoke Christmas Tree and Carol Singing
Sunday 10th April 2022 16.00 Meonstoke Rehearsal
19.00 Performance Olivet to Calvary

 


 


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.

 


Click here for our safeguarding procedures


Christenings – Baptisms

Maisie Jean (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

 

Rest in Peace

Margaret White RIP (Funeral 6Aug21)

Reginald Daniels RIP (Funeral 4Aug21)

Capt Jeremy Dreyer RIP (Funeral 30Jul21)

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

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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 the newly elected PCCs and CWs
  2. To Angela and the team for the excellent Fete.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To James Matthissen on his letter of appreciation from our local MP.
  6. To all those volunteering to help us open our churches safely for private prayer.
  7. To the NHS and all the wonderful key workers who are keeping us well and supplied.
  8. to Janet Melson and John Symes for their Lord Mayor of Winchester Community awards – so well deserved.
  9. for the re-opening of Wilfrid’s Café
  10. 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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