Notices 09 Apr 17

This notice in pdf here 20170409 Notices_SPB

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Palm Sunday: Isaiah 50.4-9a, Philippians 2.5-11, Matthew 26-14-end of 27, or Matthew 27.11-54

9am    Holy Communion (BCP)    Shrewton
10.30am Holy Communion          Chitterne
6pm    Evensong                             Tilshead

 READINGS & SERVICES FOR 16th April, Easter Day:
Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3.1-4, John 20.1-18

6am                Early Easter Service  Orcheston
9.30am           Easter Communion    Chitterne
9.30am           Easter Communion   Orcheston
11am              Easter Communion    Tilshead
11am              Easter Communion    Shrewton

The following services take place during the week. Do join us if you can:

Tues 10am   Holy Communion  Shrewton*
Wed 10am     Morning Prayer     Shrewton
Wed 4.30pm Compline              Chitterne

Please remember the following people in your prayers… Anna, Antonia, Angie, Betty,  Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Karen, Mark, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Robert, Sally, Sarah, Simon; for those who are hungry, homeless, or refugee; for the work of Alabaré, and The Trussell Trust.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Please note that due to the Messy Church ‘Experience Easter’ event, there will be NO service of Holy Communion on 11th April.

Services and Events During Holy Week

11th 10.30am Messy Church
Experience Easter
commencing in the Methodist Church.
  7pm Taizé Compline Methodist Church
12th 4.30pm Compline Chitterne Church
13th 7pm Holy Communion & Stripping of Altars Shrewton Church
  8pm- midnight


The Vigil (drop in/stay for as long as you wish) Shrewton Church
14th 12noon  An Hour at the Cross Tilshead Church

Walking with the Cross in Holy Week
This year we will be once more having the opportunity to walk with the Cross between our 4 villages and through the land of the parish. The times and dates are below. For more information n please contact Paul Taylor on 01980 620223.

Tues 11th, 2.00pm starting at St Mary’s Shrewton to Chitterne arriving at Chitterne at about 5.30pm
Weds 12th, 9.30am from Chitterne to Orcheston arriving about 12.30pm
Thurs 13th, 9.30am from Orcheston to Shrewton arriving about 10.30am
Good Friday, 9.30am Shrewton to St Thomas a Becket Tilshead arriving in time for the 12 noon service.

As ever, David and I would like to offer you the opportunity to receive communion at home over the Easter period, should you not be able to get to one of the services within the parish. If you would like to request this for yourself or a loved one, please make contact with us using the details below

Parish (Church) Electoral Roll
Any amendments to the Electoral Roll prior to the APCM must be notified to Eleanor by tomorrow, 10th April please.

Could it be you?
Have you ever considered serving on a Parochial Church Council? Do you feel you have gifts to offer the church community in this area? If so, then nominations for PCC lay members, churchwardens, and Deanery Synod representatives are now open. Nomination forms can be found in all 4 churches. Please do consider if this is something you are being called to, or if you would like to nominate someone else within the church family (please ask their permission first!).

Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on 26th April, 7pm at Orcheston Village Hall, with refreshments from 6.30pm. Reports and agendas will be available shortly. All welcome to attend.

AGM – The Friends of St. Mary’s Church Shrewton The Friends will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, 24th April, at 7.00 p.m. in Maddington Church Room.  This will be followed with a talk by the Revd. Pat Clegg on Jerusalem – the Israeli/Palestinian issue.  All are welcome and refreshments will be served.  We look forward to seeing you.

AGM- The Friends of St Thomas A Becket Church, Tilshead The Friends will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27th April at 7pm (for 7.30pm) in Tilshead Village Hall. After the business of the AGM is concluded Mr George Murray will present a talk on ‘Policing then and now’.

Last Call for the Lent Collection
Please note that as Lent comes to an end, so too will the collection in Tilshead Church for the Trussell Trust conclude this week. Donations can be left at any time during daylight hours while the church is unlocked. Many thanks indeed for your generosity.

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