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

Happy Christmas!

Really good celebrations of Christmas around our churches: Christingle at Cleeton at four on Christmas Eve, followed by the Middleton Scriven Carol Service in the kitchen at Manor Farm at six-thirty, and the midnight Holy Communion at Stottesdon. Then, on … Continue reading

Christmas Services

We have five services over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, to which everybody is more than welcome. Christmas Eve: 16:00 (4 pm) Christingle Service at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary 18:30 (6:30 pm) Carols and Readings for Christmas at Manor … Continue reading

Coming up this week!

Tuesday 6th December: 19:30 (7:30 pm) Bible Study at the Rectory, Stottesdon: In the beginning – Genesis Friday 9th December: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice at St Mary’s, Stottesdon Saturday 10th December: 10:00-12:00 Middleton Scriven Coffee Morning, Old Village Hall, … Continue reading

Concert Success

What an evening! GR8 were just that, and so were the Stottesdon school children’s choir and orchestra. The art exhibition from the Chorley art group is excellent (open until Wednesday!). Church decorations and refreshments were spendid. Some 150 people came to … Continue reading

Remembrance Sunday

Benefice Services for Remembrance are Holy Communion at 09:00 at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary, with prayers of intercession at the war memorial; Morning Prayer for Remembrance, with the two-minute silence and Act of Remembrance, at St Mary’s Stottesdon; and … Continue reading