Ash Wednesday

There were two services on the morning of Ash Wednesday at Stottesdon: the school came in at 9:15; we retold the story of the temptations in the wilderness (thank you to the actors who played Satan and Jesus!) and thought … Continue reading

Sunday 4th February

The Second Sunday before Lent, upon which we have these services in the benefice: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow 10:30 Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven 16:30 Evensong at St Mary, Stottesdon Readings: Proverbs 8:1, … Continue reading

Sunday 28th January

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany   Welcome to our Church Services: 09:00 Silvington, Holy Communion 10:30 Stottesdon, Holy Communion 16:00 Cleeton St Mary, Evening Prayer  Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 – A new prophet like Moses Revelation 12:1-5a – The woman and … Continue reading

Epiphany

The Epiphany season takes us from the Twelve Days of Christmas, which finish on January 5th, to February 2nd, which is Candlemas, or the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Epiphany means ‘showing’ or ‘revealing’. It begins on January 6th when we … Continue reading

Sunday January 14th

The Second Sunday of Epiphany, on which we have these services: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Mary, Cleeton St Mary 10:30 Holy Communion at St Mary, Stottesdon 18:30 Evening Prayer at St Michael, Silvington All using Common Worship, all with … Continue reading

Sunday January 7th

Sunday is the First after Epiphany, celebrated as the Baptism of Christ. Benefice Services this week are these: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow 10:30 Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven 16:30 Evensong at St Mary, Stottesdon … Continue reading

Celebration postponed

The weather forecast is talking about more heavy snow over Stottesdon at seven o’clock tomorrow evening, and over Clee Hill from six o’clock. The Collation service planned for tomorrow evening (Wednesday 13th) is therfore being postponed in the interests of safety. … Continue reading

This week’s liturgy

Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week: Monday MP: Psalm 1; Isaiah 25:1-9; Matthew 12:1-21. EP: Psalm 4; Isaiah 42:18-end; Revelation 19. Tuesday MP: Psalm 5; Isaiah 26:1-13; Matthew 12:22-37. EP: Psalm 9; Isaiah 43:1-13; Revelation 20. Wednesday MP: … Continue reading

Advent Sunday

Sunday December 3rd is the First Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a new church year, and the beginning of the preparation time for Christmas. It’s time for waiting, time for preparing, time for reflection. It’s not Christmas yet – … Continue reading

Remembrance

Sunday 12th November marks the 99th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the ‘War to End Wars’. Our services today are: 09:00 Holy Communion at Cleeton St Mary 10:30 Morning Prayer and Act of Remembrance at St Mary, Stottesdon 18:30 … Continue reading

This Week

Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary, Stottesdon, this week on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 08:30 and at 08:15 on Wednesday Friday: 19:45 Bell-ringing practice at St Mary, Stottesdon Saturday: Armistice Day – Two … Continue reading

Two items this week

Two particular things to note this week: on Tuesday 31st, the Prayer Group is meeting for its penultimate session for this series. Thursday 2nd November is All Souls Day, commemorating the faithful departed. There will be a service of Holy … Continue reading

Half Term Week

Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary, Stottesdon, this week on Monday and Saturday at 08:30 Friday: 19:45 Bell-ringing practice at St Mary, Stottesdon Sunday: 10:30 Group Service for Bible Sunday at St Giles, Farlow … Continue reading

Sunday 22nd October

Services for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Michael, Silvington 10:30 Holy Communion at St Mary, Stottesdon 16:00 Evening Prayer at St Mary, Cleeton St Mary Readings: Isaiah 45:1-7 – ‘I am the Lord, there is … Continue reading

Sunday 15th October

This week’s Sunday services for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity: 10:30 Informal Worship at St Mary, Stottesdon 16:00 Holy Communion at Holy Trinity, Sidbury 18:30 Harvest thanksgiving at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven Readings: Isaiah 25:1-9 – The earth … Continue reading

The Week Ahead

Have a look at the new benefice Facebook page at ‘Stottesdon Benefice’! Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary, Stottesdon, this week on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 08:30 and on Wednesday at 08:15 Monday: … Continue reading

Sunday 8th October

Services this Sunday: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary. 10:30 Harvest Communion at St Mary’s, Stottesdon. 18:30 Harvest Thanksgiving at St Michael’s, Silvington Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7 – The Lord’s vineyard Philippians 3:4b-14 – St Paul’s credentials Matthew … Continue reading