Notices 24 Dec 17

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Advent 4/Christmas Eve:
various according to service 

9am                  Holy Communion           Chitterne
10.30am           Family Communion       Orcheston
4pm                  Family Crib Service       Shrewton
4.30pm             Nativity Service             Chitterne
11.30pm           Midnight Mass              Shrewton

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 31st DECEMBER, Christmas 1:
Isaiah 61.10-62.3, Galatians 4.4-7, Luke 2.15-21

10.30am          Benefice Service (Holy Communion)           Chitterne

Weekday services will re-commence during the first week in January.

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Robert, Sarah, Simon; all who are grieving, especially the family of Julie; for all who are refugees, hungry, lonely, or fearful; that they and we may know the truth of the Christmas message- ‘God With Us’.

COLLECT
God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

HOLY COMMUNION AT CHRISTMAS
Please note that Holy Communion services will take place on Christmas day in Shrewton and Tilshead, and on Christmas Eve in Chitterne and Orcheston. Midnight Mass will take place in Shrewton.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES
The Services on Christmas Morning will be as follows:

10am                Holy Communion           Tilshead
10am                Holy Communion           Shrewton
10am                Lessons & Carols          Chitterne
10.30am            Readings & Carols        Orcheston

Please note there will be no Holy Communion in Shrewton Church on 26th December.

THANK YOU
All of the ministry team would like to thank you for your cards, gifts and good wishes during this period. We in turn would like to take this opportunity to wish you all

a very Blessed Christmas &
a New Year full of Peace and Hope

 

Notices 17 Dec 17

Our Carol Service is this coming Sunday at 4pm in Chitterne. All other services for this week and Christmas are listed on the notices below.

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Advent 3:
Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8

9am                  Morning Prayer                  Orcheston
10.30am           Holy Communion               Shrewton
4pm                 Benefice Carol Service    Chitterne 

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 24th DECEMBER, Advent 4/Christmas Eve:
various according to service

9am                  Holy Communion           Chitterne
10.30am           Family Communion       Orcheston
4pm                  Family Crib Service       Shrewton
4.30pm             Nativity Service             Chitterne
11.30pm           Midnight Mass               Shrewton 

WEEKDAY SERVICES
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
Thus     9.30am            Morning Prayer      Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm            Evening Prayer      Orcheston
Sat       5.30pm             Compline               Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Robert, Sarah, Simon; for all who grieve; for those who long for God’s Kingdom to come.

COLLECT
O Lord Jesus Christ,
who at your first coming sent your messenger
to prepare your way before you:
grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way
by turning the hearts of the disobedient
to the wisdom of the just,
that at your second coming to judge the world
we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Collection For Salisbury Women’s Refuge, TONIGHT, Chitterne Church.
There will be a collection in Chitterne at the Benefice Carol Service for the Women’s Refuge. Any gifts for the women or children will be welcome, however what the ladies really appreciate are gift vouchers to enable them to choose gifts for their families. Thank you!

100th Anniversary,
Shrewton War Memorial 18th December
11am.
Do join us for this short act of remembrance for Frederick Pearcey, who died on this day in 1917.

Christingle & Carols,
Orcheston St Mary, 21st December
6pm.
This service has become a real tradition over the years, and one of the highlights of the village year in Orcheston. All welcome!

HOLY COMMUNION AT CHRISTMAS
Please note that Holy Communion services will take place on Christmas day in Shrewton and Tilshead, and on Christmas Eve in Chitterne and Orcheston. Midnight Mass will take place in Shrewton.

If you or a loved one would like to receive Holy Communion during the Christmas period, but is unable to get to church, please do let us know using the contact details below and we will ensure one of the ministry team arranges to visit.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES
The Services on Christmas Morning will be as follows:

10am                Holy Communion           Tilshead
10am                Holy Communion           Shrewton
10am                Lessons & Carols          Chitterne
10.30am            Readings & Carols        Orcheston

Please note there will be no Holy Communion in Shrewton Church on 26th December. 

THANK YOU!!!
Many thanks to all who contributed to the Silver Band concert. It raised an incredible £1175, to be shared between the band and the church. The best result yet, and a great night for all!

Notices 10 Dec 17

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Advent 2:
Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark1.1-8

9am           Holy Communion               Shrewton
10.30am    Family Communion            Chitterne
4pm           Evensong                           Tilshead

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 17th DECEMBER, Advent 3:
Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8

9am           Morning Prayer                  Orcheston
10.30am    Holy Communion               Shrewton
4pm           Benefice Carol Service    Chitterne

WEEKDAY SERVICES
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
Thus     9.30am    Morning Prayer       Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm    Evening Prayer       Orcheston
Sat        5.30pm    Compline                Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Robert, Sarah, Simon; for all who grieve; for those who long for God’s Kingdom to come.

COLLECT
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

SHREWTON SILVER BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT,
ST.MARYS, SHREWTON, 14th DECEMBER
7.30pm.
Tickets £10 to include mulled wine and mince pies.
Tickets from David Ridout 01980 620400 or on the door.
The proceeds from this concert are shared with St Mary’s Church.

Christmas Collection For Salisbury Women’s Refuge,
17th December, Chitterne Church.
As well as the retiring collection on 4th December in Shrewton, there will be a collection in Chitterne at the Benefice Carol Service for the Women’s Refuge. Any gifts for the women or children will be welcome, however what the ladies really appreciate are gift vouchers to enable them to choose gifts for their families. Thank you!

Support to South Sudan
We are delighted to say that, not only was the lunch on Wednesday very delicious and accompanied by a magnificent raffle, but between us we managed to raise in the region of £550. As we were reminded at the lunch, this money is used to help pay the salary of two teachers at a primary school in Ibba. The school has just over 400 children on its roll at present, with nearly half of them being girls. The provision of both a male and a female teacher is therefore vital.
Thank you to all who made the event so lovely, and to all who have contributed to this marvellous total.

Holy Communion at Christmas
Please note that Holy Communion services will take place on Christmas day in Shrewton and Tilshead, and on Christmas Eve in Chitterne and Orcheston.
Midnight Mass will take place in Shrewton.

If you or a loved one would like to receive Holy Communion during the Christmas period, but is unable to get to church, please do let us know using the contact details below and we will ensure one of the ministry team arranges to visit.

Notices 03 Dec 17

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Advent Sunday:
Isaiah 64.1-9, 1 Corinthians 1.3-9, Mark 13.24-end

9am                  Holy Communion (BCP)        Chitterne
10.30am            Family Communion              Tilshead
4pm                  Advent Service  Orcheston, St George

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 10th DECEMBER, Advent 2:
Isaiah 40.1-11, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark1.1-8

9am                  Holy Communion               Shrewton
10.30am            Family Communion           Chitterne
4pm                  Evensong                           Tilshead

WEEKDAY SERVICES
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
Thus     9.30am            Morning Prayer    Tilshead
Thus     5.30pm            Evening Prayer    Orcheston
Sat       5.30pm             Compline             Tilshead

FOR OUR PRAYERS
Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Daisy, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Robert, Sarah, Simon; for all who grieve; for those who long for God’s Kingdom to come.

COLLECT
Almighty God,
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.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

MOTHERS UNION ADVENT CAROL SERVICE,
4th DECEMBER, 7.30PM, St Mary’s Church, Shrewton.
Please bring a torch for this candlelit service. There will be a retiring collection for Mothers in the Salisbury Women’s Refuge to buy gifts for their children.

SUDAN CHRISTMAS LUNCH
6th DECEMBER, 12:30pm, Chitterne Village Hall,
Tickets £7.50 available from Christine Pearson 01985 850240 m_pearson7@sky.com; Sarah Gooch 01985 850893 mafaho@btinternet.com; or Virginia Pryor 01985 850255 virginiapryor@btinternet.com

SHREWTON SILVER BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT,
14th  DECEMBER 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Shrewton,
.
Tickets £10 to include mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets from David Ridout 01980 620400 or on the door.

Christmas Collection For Salisbury Women’s Refuge,
17th December, Chitterne Church.
As well as the retiring collection on 4th December in Shrewton, there will be a collection in Chitterne at the Benefice Carol Service for the Women’s Refuge. Any gifts for the women or children will be welcome, however what the ladies really appreciate are gift vouchers to enable them to choose gifts for their families. Thank you!

OTHER NEWS
Details of all Christmas services and events will be put through your door in the next few days in the form of a card, produced for us by Arrowhead. In addition, service details for our 4 churches for December- February 2018 can already be found in church.

The Church of England has just re-launched its website, and also its search engine and website called ‘A Church Near You’. The latter gives information about every church in the country. Both sites are handy resources when you are visiting family or making arrangements for occasional services/events.