Middleton Scriven Lunch

The lunch at the newly-reopened church of St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven last Wednesday was a great success: forty or so people seated in the refurbished nave eating a resplendent lunch and contributing well to the raffle at the end! … Continue reading

Sunday July 2nd

July 2nd is the Third Sunday after Trinity, and there are three services in the benefice for this occasion: 09:00 Holy Communion (Common Worship – contemporary language) at St Giles, Farlow 10:30 Thnksgiving Service at St John the Baptist, Middleton … Continue reading

Petertide Ordinations

This weekend sees the annual services of ordination at Hereford Cathedral by Bishop Richard Frith. On Saturday there are five deacons who are to be ordained priest; and on Sunday there are four ordinands to be ordained deacon. Please pray … Continue reading

Sunday 2nd July

Benefice Services for the Third Sunday after Trinity: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow 10:30 Thanksgiving Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven 18:30 Evensong at St Mary’s, Stottesdon The re-ordering of St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven, is … Continue reading

This week in our parishes

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

Sunday June 25th

For the Second Sunday after Trinity, the benefice services are these: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Silvington 10:30 Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Stottesdon 16:00 Evening Prayer at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary The readings are: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:1b-11; … Continue reading

Weekend review…

A full weekend has just gone by! Friday evening was the annual Sidbury Church poetry evening, with poems selected and read by contributors of all ages, followed by a bring and share supper with raffle at Hall Farm. A lovely … Continue reading

Events this Week

Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s this week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 08:30 and Wednesday at 08:15 Thursday June 22nd: 19:30 Deanery Synod at Cleeton and Silvington Parish Hall Friday June … Continue reading

New Government

Whatever we might individually think about the election results, the new parliamentary term will be of vital importance to the future of our country. So let us offer our prayers for a period of stability and consensus on the part of all the … Continue reading

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