Events and Lectionary

Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Wednesday at 08:15 and on Friday and Saturday at 08:30 Tuesday May 23rd: Prayer Group at Upper Northwood Wednesday May 24th: 19:00 Middleton Scriven PCC … Continue reading

Sidbury Fete

This evening, six o’clock onwards at Sidbury Hall: stalls, raffles, refreshments, games for children. Don’t miss it!

Rogation Sunday

Sunday this week – May 21st – is the Sixth Sunday of Easter, the Sunday before Ascension Day, and therefore Rogation Sunday. Benefice Services to reflect all this are: 10:30 Informal Worship for Rogation Sunday at St Mary’s, Stottesdon 16:00 Holy … Continue reading

The Week Ahead

Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Monday, Friday and Saturday 08:30, and on Wednesday at 08:15. Friday May 19th: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice, St Mary’s, Stottesdon Sunday May 21st: 10:30 … Continue reading

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This Sunday is the fifth Sunday after Easter, and we have services at 09:00 at Cleeton St Mary (Holy Communion); 10:30 at Stottesdon (Holy Communion); and 18:30 at Silvington (Evening Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer). Readings: Genesis 8:1-19 … Continue reading

Feeding the Darkness – Review

Another moving, thought-provoking and disturbing performance from Lynn and Dave of Journeymen Theatre. They have done meticulous research into that grey area where advanced interrogation techniques blur into torture, and they perform their pieces with quiet passion. For those of us … Continue reading

Feeding the Darkness

On Thursday 11th May, at 7 pm, the Journeymen Theatre will perform ‘Feeding the Darkness’ at St Mary’s Church, Stottesdon. This is an assortment of short drama pieces highlighting state-sponsored torture: entrnce is free, but a collection will be taken for … Continue reading

Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Services and Events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Wednesday at 08:15 and on Friday and Saturday at 08:30. Friday May 5th: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice on Wednesday at 08:15e, St Mary’s, Stottesdon … Continue reading

Easter Services

Services in the Benefice this Easter are as follows: Good Friday 6:30 pm: Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary Easter Day 9 am: Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow 10:30 am: Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Silvington 11:30 … Continue reading

Holy Week

The last week of Lent, leading up to Easter Day, is called Holy Week. Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 08:30. Monday 10th April: 19:30 … Continue reading

Palm Sunday

April 9th is Palm Sunday, which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem riding on a donkey at the start of Holy Week. Benefice Services for this day are: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary 10:15 Palm … Continue reading

Lunch in Lent

A lovely mid-Lent occasion last Thursday for enjoying good company and good food at Harcourt – with many thanks to Barbara and Pat and their team for a splendid event. Thanks, too, to all those who donated raffle prizes – … Continue reading

Sunday April 2nd

April 2nd is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, known as Passion Sunday. We have services at St Giles, Farlow, at 09:00 (Holy Communion) and St Mary, Stottesdon (Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer). Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14 – The Valley of … Continue reading

Bible Readings this Week

Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08:30, and on Wednesday at 08:15. Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week: Monday MP: Psalm 32; Jeremiah 7:21-end; John 6:41-51. EP: Psalm 74; … Continue reading

Tuesday Evenings

The first Tuesday (March 7th) in Lent sees the next session of the Prayer and Discussion Group – seven o’clock at Upper Northwood. The following Tuesday (March 14th) is the first of the Bible Study meetings, looking at the Trial of Jesus as … Continue reading

Quinquagesima Sunday

Sunday 26th February is the last Sunday before Lent, traditionally known as Quinquagesima as it is about fifty days before Easter. Our Benefice services for the day are: 09:00 Service of the Word with Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Silvington … Continue reading

Coming up soon…

Advance Notice of some Lent occasions for your diary: Shrove Tuesday, 28th February: 12:30 Pancake lunch, Walton Farm – booking essential! Ash Wednesday, 1st March: 08:30 Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes, St Mary’s, Stottesdon – everybody welcome! Lent Bible … Continue reading

Late Again!

Actually, I don’t think I was late with the weekly lectionary last week, because I didn’t manage to get round to it at all. Here is this week’s though, beginning from yesterday, February 20th, with a note that Morning Prayer … Continue reading

A Nod to St Valentine

The service at St Mary’s, Stottesdon this Sunday is a bit different. Tuesday is St Valentine’s Day, so the Sunday service is an informal worship at 10:30 (finishing at 11, but with refreshments available afterwards) celebrating God’s gift of love. … Continue reading

Weekday Lectionary

Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 08:30. Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week: Monday MP: Psalm 108; Hosea 2:18-3:end; I Corinthians 9:15-end. EP: Psalm 138; Genesis 11:27-12:9; … Continue reading

Sunday 22nd January

Benefice Services for Sunday 22nd January, the Third Sunday of Epiphany: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Silvington 10:30 Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Stottesdon 16:00 (4 pm) Evening Prayer at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary. Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm … Continue reading

Weekly Lectionary

Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s this week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 08:30. Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week: Monday MP: Psalm 146; Amos 6; I Corinthians 6:1-11. EP: Psalm 71; Genesis 6:11-7:10; … Continue reading

Sunday Services this Week

Sunday this week is the second Sunday of Epiphany, and we have three services in the benefice: 09:00 Holy Communion at Middleton Scriven 10:30 Informal Worship at St Mary’s, Stottesdon 16:00 Holy Communion at Holy Trinity, Sidbury Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7 – … Continue reading

This Week’s Readings

Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 08:30, and on Wednesday at 08:15. Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week: Monday MP: Psalm 2; Amos 1; I Corinthians 1:1-17. … Continue reading

Epiphany Communion

Holy Communion for the Feast of Epiphany will be celebrated at 9 am on Friday, 6th January, at St Mary’s, Stottesdon. The celebration will take place in the south aisle, at the altar before the beautiful Epiphany window that shows … Continue reading

Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 08:30 Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer this week: Monday (Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus) MP: Psalm 18:1-30; Isaiah 60:1-12; John 1:35-42. … Continue reading