Notices 28th January 2018

TODAY’S READINGS & SERVICES, Epiphany 4/ Candlemas: Deuteronomy 18.15-20, Revelation 12.1-5a, Mark 1.21-28 or Malachi 3.1-5, Hebrews 2.14-end, Luke 2.22-40

9am                  BCP Holy Communion   Chitterne

10.30am            Family Communion        Orcheston

4pm                  Family Service & Tea     Shrewton

READINGS & SERVICES FOR 4th February, 2nd Before Lent: Proverbs 8.1,22-31, Colossians 1.15-20, John 1.1-14

9am                  Holy Communion           Orcheston

10.30am            Family Communion        Tilshead

5pm                  Bible Study & Prayers   Chitterne



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



Please remember the following people in your prayers… Antonia, Angie, Betty, Bryan, Carol, Caroline, Christopher, Christopher, Emily, Jerry, Jim, Judy, June, Karen, Kate, Marion, Maureen, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Peggy, Robert, Simon; for all who are seeking light and hope in a time of darkness.


God our creator, who in the beginning commanded light to shine out of darkness: we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, shine into the hearts of all your people, and reveal the knowledge of your glory in the face of 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.

BIBLE STUDY 4th February

Next week’s Bible study in Chitterne will be taking place at Manor Farm House, with thanks to the Gooch family.

LENT 2018

Ash Wednesday, 14th February, 10am, St Mary’s Shrewton  A Service to mark the beginning of Lent.  All welcome.

A LENT COURSE FOR SALISBURY PLAIN BENEFICE As you may have seen in the flyer distributed over Christmas, this year we will be holding our own tailor-made Lent Course in the parish. Sessions will run on a Monday evening and be repeated on a Thursday morning, commencing on 19th February and 22nd February respectively. Topics to be covered include our church services, prayer, the Bible, and music, under the headings ‘Worship’, ‘Pray’, ‘Study’, ‘Reflect’ and challenge. More information can be found on the flyer. If you are interested in further details please contact the church office.



Yes you did read that right! We need some members of our church community to come and play board games with our families at Messy church.This is just for half an hour from 10.30-11am on Tuesday 13th Feb at the Methodist Hall, you would of course be welcome to stay and observe the rest of messy church if you wanted to.  We will give you tea and coffee or you can buy a special one from Oasis Cafe which will be open. If you have 30 minutes to spare please contact Heather Brearey 621851 or just turn up.



Throughout 2017 the total collected in Orcheston was 124.9kg. Many thanks to all who contributed.

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