What’s on in the Benefice

 

Services & events for week commencing 18 February

All services and events take place at All Hallows unless otherwise stated

Note - If there are changes to the times of non-Church events as these are organised by outside bodies they may not be reflected in here.

Sunday 18 February First Sunday of Lent

8:45 am           Sung Communion (St Mary's, Tufton)

10:00               Parish Communion (All Hallows)

10:00               Matins (St James the Less, Litchfield)

6:00 pm           Evening Prayer (All Hallows)

Monday 19 February

9:30 am          Holy Dusters (All Hallows)

7:30 pm          Bell Ringing (All Hallows)

8:30 pm          Tab 30 (Men's Group)  (White Hart)

Tuesday 20 February

7:30pm           PCC Groups. (Church Rooms)

Wednesday 21 February

9:30 am           Morning Prayer followed by refreshments. (All Hallows)

Thursday 22 February

9:30 am          Tea and Tots (Church Rooms)

7:30 pm          Choir Practice (All Hallows)

Sunday 25 February Second Sunday of Lent

10:00 am         Parish Communion (All Hallows)

6:00 pm          Taize Lent Service (All Hallows)

8:00 pm          WAGG (Church Rooms)

COMING UP AND OTHER NOTICES

The calendar below gives details of forthcoming events. 

Lent Groups - We are now in Lent and the Lent Groups start this week. Please consider hosting a group for five weeks, either in the evening or during the day. Contact Catherine Geddes 895920 cmgeddes0@gmail.com

Women's World Day of Prayer. The service this year is to be held on 2 March in the Methodist Church at 2;30PM. Men are very welcome as well as women..

Women’s Retreat –date for your diaries. Planning is now under way for the next women’s retreat to take place at Park Place, Wickham over the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018. Further details to follow soon.



Diocese of Winchester - Lent Lectures 2018 - The Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lectures for 2018 will be held on Tuesday 6 March, 2018, when the speaker will be Nick Spencer, Director of Research for Theos, which is a think-tank which stimulates the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging and changing ideas through research, commentary and events. During the day on 6 March, Nick will be delivering two lectures on An Anglican Understanding of the Common Good and How to Contribute to the Common Good. What is new for 2018 is that in the evening, for the first time, there will be a further session for those unable to attend during the day, drawing on the material from the daytime sessions.

YOUNG CHURCH BUILDERS

What you’d probably know as Sunday School we call Young Church Builders. We meet most* Sunday mornings from 10am (i.e. before the service starts) in the Church Rooms attached to All Hallows. 

At YCB we take children from 3 to 11 years and aim to provide music, singing, Bible stories and fun activities appropriate to their age. 

If you would like to join us on a Sunday morning, please pop in and see what we get up to. We are always happy to have new children in YCB.

* Our Praise Communion services, which happen roughly once a month, are designed for the whole family and so there is no YCB on these days. Please help yourself to an activity bag (located in the carpeted area near the font) which should keep younger children occupied should their attention wander!

BABIES AND TODDLERS

Children are very welcome at our Service, whether they stay with you in the pew, stretch their legs in the carpeted area by the font or join YCB in the Church Rooms, where they may play with the toys (under the supervision of their carers) and are welcome to join in with YCB as and when they feel like it.

Toddlers are also welcome to play quietly (again under supervision) in the carpeted font area during the Service, but please note that their voices will carry during the quieter parts of the Service.

The activity bags (located in the carpeted area) should keep your children occupied if they aren’t in YCB.

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