Notice Sheet – 18th February

1st Sunday of Lent

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion          Revd Sandie Osborne

9.30am Parish Communion Revd Emma Racklyeft

6.00pm Taizé Service Revd David Lindsay

Today’s Readings

8.00am 1 Peter 3: 18-end Mark 1; 9-15

9.30am Exodus 15: 22-24 & 16: 2-3 Psalm 107: 1-7 Mark 1: 9-12

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Saturday 24th February

TODAY: at 11.00am in the Heath Room: there will be a brief meeting for all Sunday School leaders and helpers. Thanks, Revd Sandie.

The next meeting of the Mothers’ Union will be in the Heath Room at 7.30pm on Tuesday 20th February, when we will have a talk by Angela Herring entitled: “God moves in mysterious ways”. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

On Thursday  22nd February at 10.30am we will hold a Funeral Service for Dorothy MacNee here at All Saints.

Saturday 24th February 8.30am Men’s Breakfast in Heath Room with speaker Neil Pugmire, Diocesan Communications Adviser – The Power of Stories. Neil trained in journalism and is gifted in theatre. men welcome. sign list in church or email byrne.jv@gmail.com

Church Hall Cleaning Party – Saturday 24th February at 10.00am to 12.00pmAll are welcome! Email Mike Barge: denmeadbarges@aol.com or call Samantha Davidson on 07758 837 998. Many thanks.

Bereavement Support Group – Wednesday 28th February in the Heath Room, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Our chosen charity, the Air Ambulance Team, will be talking about their work. All are welcome. Merrill Partridge.

Confirmation Preparation

Session 1: Thursday 1st March

Session 2: Thurs 19 April

Session 3: Thurs 10 May

All at 6.30pm in the Upper Room

Session 4: to be arranged.

For more information contact Revd Sandie on 02392 362 591

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2018

This year Bishop Christopher’s Lent Appeal will be given to the work of Christian Aid and other local organisations that support refugees. If you would like more information, or to donate, please take an envelope from the back of the church. These can be placed in the offertory during Sunday services throughout Lent.

World Day of Prayer (formerly ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’)

This year we will be joining other local churches at the service on Friday 2nd March at 2.00pm at St Wilfrid’s Church,  Padnell Rd, Cowplain. All are welcome to join us. Di Dey.

Easter Lilies at All Saints

As Easter approaches if anyone would like to make a donation in memory of loved ones, towards the lilies, please contact Edna Goodman on 02392 255 913

SAVE THE DATE! The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood will be back on Wednesday 21st November.Tickets will be on sale from 5th March, available from Gill Barge or the Church Office, and Barnard’s will once again be offering a pre-concert supper that night… so save the date and make sure you buy your tickets early: they sold out in three weeks last year!

Next week’s services

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Communion

11.15am Private Baptism

6.00pm Evensong

Next week’s readings

8.00am Romans 4: 13-end Mark 8: 31-end

9.30am Malachi 3: 1 and 4:5 Mark 1: 2-13

Notice Sheet – 11th February

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion –  Revd Sandie Osborne
9.30am Family Praise  –  Revd Emma Racklyeft & Family Praise Team
11.30am Private Baptism  –  Revd Emma Racklyeft
6.00pm Evensong Revd  – Emma Racklyeft and Revd Stuart Cleaver

Today’s Readings

2 Corinthians 4: 3-6

Mark 9: 2-9

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Emma is on leave on Monday 12th,
Tuesday 13th and Friday 16th February.

HUGE congratulations to Clare and Haisam Gendy on the birth of their daughter Celeste Eva.Celeste was born on the 1st February, weighing 7lbs 2ozs. All are doing well.

On Thursday 15th February at 12.00 Noon in church, we will hold a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Barbara Withers.

On Thursday 22nd February at 10.30am there will be a Funeral Service for Dorothy MacNee here at All Saints.

Sunday 18th February at 11.00am in the Heath Room: there will be a brief meeting for all Sunday School leaders and helpers. Thanks, Sandie.

Saturday 24th February 8.30am Men’s Breakfast in Heath Room with speaker Neil Pugmire, Diocesan Communications Adviser – The Power of Stories. Neil trained in journalism and is gifted in theatre. men welcome. sign list in church or email byrne.jv@gmail.com

Church Hall Cleaning Party
Saturday 24th February at 10.00am to 12.00pm.
The hall needs a deep clean: removing marks on the walls, floor, cleaning windows etc. We would be grateful for any help on this date. If you are able to help can you either email Mike Barge at  denmeadbarges@aol.com or call me on 07758 837 998. Many thanks, Samantha Davidson.

Lent 2018

This year at All Saints, in partnership with CTD (Churches Together in Denmead), we will be reading a Lent book ‘Let Me Go There’ written by Paula Gooder.
This book explores themes related to Lent and asks what does it mean to follow Jesus in our everyday, ordinary lives?

The book provides a daily bible reading with a short reflection (just 2-3 pages each day) which can be read privately. It then also offers some questions to think and pray about.
We will be forming several Lent Groups which will meet once a week, for 6 weeks, to share together, consider the questions the book presents, and pray for each other. Finally, each Sunday at All Saints, our 9.30am service talks will focus on the topics the book raises.

Copies are available to buy at the back of church for £5 each. Please take one and leave your money in the envelope provided in the wall safe.
If you would like to join a study group there is a list at the back of church with details of when each group is meeting and who the leader is. Please sign up for one group (incl. phone number) and the leader will be in touch with you before the first session.

Confirmation Preparation
Session 1: Thursday 1st March
Session 2: Thurs 19 April
Session 3: Thurs 10 May
All at 6.30pm in the Upper Room
Session 4: to be arranged.
For more information contact Revd Sandie on 02392 362 591

SAVE THE DATE! The Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood will be back on Wednesday 21st
November.Tickets will be on sale from 5th March, available from Gill Barge or the Church Office, and Barnard’s will once again be
offering a pre-concert supper that night… so save the date and make sure you buy your tickets early: they sold out in three weeks last year!

The Church Office will be closed this week on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February.

Next week’s services

Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm Taizé Service

Next week’s readings

8.00am 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6 Mark 1: 9-15

9.30am Genesis 9: 8-17 Psalm 25: 1-9
1 Peter 3: 18-end Mark 1: 9-15

Notice Sheet – 4th February

2nd Sunday before Lent

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion           Revd Emma Racklyeft

9.30am Parish Communion Revd Sandie Osborne and Revd Emma

6.00pm Healing Service Revd Sandie Osborne

Today’s Readings

8.00am Colossians 1: 15-20 John 1: 1-14

9.30am Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31 Psalm 104: 26-end

John 1: 1-14 Colossians 1: 15-20

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Saturday 9th February

Wedding Preparation Day

A big thank you to all of the team who helped make last Sunday’s Wedding Preparation Day such a success.  It was really well received by all the couples.

Sanctuary Guild AGM

Will be held in the Heath Room on Monday 5th February at 2.00pm. We welcome new members who have an interest in flowers and sewing. For more information please contact Lesley Hallett on 02392 256 910

Tuesday 6th February 7.30pm ‘s Bible Focus – Parables 2 – Royal Invitation Matthew 22:1-14 at 4, St Georges Terrace, Southwick Road. Note Tuesday evening! All men welcome.

Please be praying for the PCC on Saturday 10th Feb as they meet together for the day to think about the future direction and  vision and values of All Saints.

Sunday 18th February at 11.00am in the Heath Room: there will be a brief meeting for all Sunday School leaders and helpers. Thanks, Sandie.

Saturday 24th February 8.30am Men’s Breakfast in Heath Room with speaker Neil Pugmire, Diocesan Communications Adviser – The Power of Stories. Neil trained in journalism and is gifted in theatre. All men welcome. sign list in church or email byrne.jv@gmail.com

Church Hall Cleaning Party – Saturday 24th February at 10.00am  to 12.00pm.

The hall needs a deep clean: removing marks on walls/floor/cleaning windows etc. We would be grateful for any help on this date. If you are able to help can you either email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com or call me on 07758 837 998. Many thanks, Samantha Davidson.

Lent 2018

This year at All Saints, in partnership with CTD (Churches Together in Denmead), we will be reading a Lent book ‘Let Me Go There’ written by Paula Gooder.

This book explores themes related to Lent and asks what does it mean to follow Jesus in our everyday, ordinary lives?

The book provides a daily bible reading with a short reflection (just 2-3 pages each day) then also offers some questions to think and pray about.

We will be forming several Lent groups which will meet for 6 weeks, to share together, consider the questions the book presents, pray for each other. Then on Sundays at All Saints, our 9.30am service talks will focus on the topics book raises.

Copies are available to buy at the back of church for £5 each. Please take one and leave  your money in the envelope provided in the wall safe.

If you would like to join a study group there is a list at the back of church with details of when each group is meeting and who the leader is.  Please sign up for one group (incl. phone number) and the leader will be in touch with you before the first session.  Groups are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Confirmation Preparation

Session 1: Thursday 1st March

Session 2: Thurs 19 April

Session 3: Thurs 10 May

All at 6.30pm in the Upper Room

Session 4: to be arranged.

For more information contact Revd Sandie on 02392 362 591

Thursday 15th February at 12.00 Noon in church – Thanksgiving Service for the life of Barbara Withers.

Next week’s services

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Family Praise

11.30am Private Baptism 

6.00pm Evensong

Next week’s readings

8.00am 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6 Mark 9: 2-9

9.30am Family Praise

Notice Sheet – 28th January

Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Candlemas

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion          Revd David Lindsay

9.30am All Age Communion  Revd Emma Racklyeft & Revd Canon John Byrne

11.00am to 4.00pm – WEDDING PREPARATION DAY

6.00pm Evensong – THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE TONIGHT

Today’s Readings

8.00am Hebrews 2: 14-end Luke 2: 22-40

9.30am Hebrews 2: 14-end Luke 2: 22-40

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February

Wedding Preparation Day.  – Today we are delighted to welcome all the couples due to be married this year at All Saints for the Wedding Preparation Day.

Evensong 28th January – There will no Evensong tonight.

Men’s Group Bowling –  Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm.at Gunwharf Quays on 31 January—all men are very welcome.Cost:  £11 for 2 games.If you would like to come please sign the list at the back of church or email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com

Next Messy Church Planning Meeting is Thursday 1st Feb 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

Sunday 18th February at 11.00am in Heath Room: brief meeting for all Sunday School leaders and helpers. Thanks, Sandie.

Church Hall Cleaning Party  – Saturday 24th February at 10.00am  to 12.00pm.

The hall needs a deep clean: removing marks on walls/floor/cleaning windows etc. We would be grateful for any help on this date. If you are able to help can you either email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com or call me on 07758 837 998. Many thanks, Samantha Davidson.

Lent 2018

This year at All Saints, in partnership with CTD (Churches Together in Denmead), we will be reading a Lent book ‘Let Me Go There’ written by Paula Gooder.

This book explores themes related to Lent and asks what does it mean to follow Jesus in our everyday, ordinary lives?

The book provides a daily bible reading with a short reflection (just 2-3 pages each day) then also offers some questions to think and pray about.

We will be forming several Lent groups which will meet for 6 weeks, to share together, consider the questions the book presents, pray for each other. Then on Sundays at All Saints, our 9.30am service talks will focus on the topics book raises.

Copies are available to buy at the back of church for £5 each. Please take one and leave  your money in the envelope provided in the wall safe.

If you would like to join a study group there is a list at the back of church with details of when each group is meeting and who the leader is.  Please sign up for one group (incl. phone number) and the leader will be in touch with you before the first session.  Groups are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Tony Raffle and family would like to thank everyone for their support and kind words of comfort during this sad and difficult time. It was truly amazing to see so many of you at All Saints for Margaret’s funeral. It was truly a special tribute and such a wonderful way to say goodbye to someone who was loved by so many.

New Year offer of help. Some of the Men’s Group are willing to help with practical tasks that members of the church or their neighbours may have around the house or garden. Speak with John Byrne (9225 3621) or Mike Barge (9226 8565). We’d be happy to hear from you.

Confirmation Preparation

Session 1: Thursday 1st March

Session 2: Thurs 19 April

Session 3: Thurs 10 May

All at 6.30pm in the Upper Room

Session 4: to be arranged.

For more information contact Revd Sandie on 9236 2591

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm Healing Service

Next week’s readings

8.00am Colossians 1: 15-20 John 1: 1-14

9.30am Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31 Psalm 104:26-end

John 1: 1-14 Colossians 1: 15-20

Notice Sheet – 21st January

3rd Sunday of Epiphany

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion     –     Revd Sandie Osborne

9.30am Parish Communion   –  Revd Emma Racklyeft & Revd Sandie Osborne

6.00pm Informal Service  –  Revd Emma Racklyeft

Today’s Readings

8.00am John 2: 1-11 Revelation 19: 6-10

9.30am Genesis 14: 17-20 Psalm 128

Revelation 19: 6-10 John 2: 1-11

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Saturday 27th January

Bereavement Group  meeting on Wednesday 24th January  in the Church Hall, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. We will have musical  entertainment together with our usual Quizzes and Dingbats. Please join us for friendship, tea and cakes. For more information contact Bernard Parsons on 9225 5472.

Save the Children Jumble Sale  – Saturday 27th January at 10.00am in the Church Hall. Please bring Jumble (no electrical or very big items)  by 9.00am or phone Sheila Gould on 02392 263 788 for collection.

Wedding Preparation Day – Next Sunday 28th January we will be welcoming all the couples due to be married this year at All Saints for a Wedding Preparation Day.  Many will be attending this church for the first time so please look out for new faces and chat with them at coffee time.  We are looking forward to having them with us.

Evensong 28th January  There will no Evensong this day.

Men’s Group Bowling  – Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm.at Gunwharf Quays on 31 January—all men are very welcome.Cost:  £11 for 2 games.If you would like to come please sign the list at the back of church or email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com

Lent 2018

This year at All Saints, in partnership with CTD (Churches Together in Denmead), we will be reading a Lent book ‘Let Me Go There’ written by Paula.

This book explores themes related to Lent and asks,does it mean to follow Jesus in our everyday, ordinary lives?

Copies are available to buy at the back of church for £5 each. Please take one and leave  your money in the envelope provided in the wall safe.

If you would like to join a study group there is a list at the back of church with details of when each group is meeting and who the leader is.  Please sign up for one group (incl. phone number) and the leader will be in touch with you before the first session.  Groups are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Confirmation Preparation  Any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting the Confirmation Preparation Course soon.

New Year offer of help.  Some of the Men’s Group are willing to help with practical tasks that members of the church or their neighbours may have around the house or garden.  If this might interest you speak to John Byrne (9225 3621) or Mike Barge (9226 8565) we’d be happy to hear from you.

Lost Property  Golf Club found in Church Office.  Contact Claire Holland (02392 268 757) if you think it may be yours.

Next week’s services

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Communion

11.00am-4.00pm Wedding Preparation Day

Next week’s readings

8.00am Hebrews 2: 14-end Luke 2: 22-40

Notice Sheet – 14th January

2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion   – Revd Emma Racklyeft

9.30am Family Praise –  Family Praise Team

6.00pm Evensong     Revd Sandie Osborne

Today’s Readings

8.00am Revelation 5: 1-10 John 1:43-end

9.30am Family Praise Team

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Friday 19th January

Baptism Preparation Evening:  Tomorrow, Monday 15th January we will be hosting our next Baptism Preparation Evening at 7.30pm.  Please pray for these young families as they attend and consider the best step for their child/ren. 

Denmead Mothers’ Union:  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th January at 7.30pm in the Heath Room, when we will be holding our AGM, followed by a quiz. All arevery welcome to attend. For further information, please ring Julia Parsons on 9225 5472.

Bereavement Group:  The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th January  in the Heath Room, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. On this occasion we will have musical  entertainment together with our usual Quizzes and Dingbats. Please join us for a time of friendship with a cup of tea and cakes. For more information contact Bernard Parsons on 02392 255 472.

Save the Children Jumble Sale:   Saturday 27th January at 10.00am in the Church Hall. Please bring Jumble (no electrical or very big items) to the Hall by 9.00am or phone Sheila Gould on 02392 263 788 for collection.

Men’s Group Bowling:  Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm.The Men’s Group are having a ten pin bowling evening at Gunwharf Quays on 31 January to which all men are very welcome.The cost will be £11 for 2 games.If you would like to come please add your name to the list at the back of church or email Mike Barge at denmeadbarges@aol.com

New Year offer of help:  Some of the Men’s Group are willing to help with practical tasks that members of the church or their neighbours may have around the house or garden. To ask us or to sound us out have a word with John Byrne (9225 3621) or Mike Barge (9226 8565). We’d be happy to hear from you.

Confirmation Preparation:  Any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting the Confirmation Preparation Course soon.

On Sunday 28th January we will be welcoming all the couples due to be married this year at All Saints for a Wedding Preparation Day.  Many will be attending this church for the first time so please look out for new faces and chat with them at coffee time.  We are really looking forward to having them with us.

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm Informal Service

Next week’s readings

8.00am John 2: 1-11 Revelation 19: 6-10

9.30am Genesis 14: 17-20 Psalm 128

Revelation 19: 6-10 John 2: 1-11

Notice Sheet – 7th January

Epiphany

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion   –   Revd Canon John Byrne

9.30am Parish Communion  –  Revd Emma Racklyeft

6.00pm Healing Service   –  Peter Mitchell

Today’s Readings

8.00am Genesis 1: 1-5 Acts 19: 1-7

9.30am Genesis 1: 1-5 Acts 19: 1-7

Psalm 29 Mark 1: 4-11

GENERAL NOTICES

Vicar’s day off this week: Saturday

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful New Year from Revd Emma, Chris, Jacob and Bethan.  We have really loved our first year here in Denmead, getting to know you all.  Thank you for such a warm welcome. We are looking forward to finding out what God has in store for us all in 2018.

Sandie and Geoff would like to thank you for all your cards and good wishes.  We wish you all a very Happy New  Year.

Men’s Group   We will be meeting on Wednesday 10th January at 7.30pm at Fairview, School Lane, To look at Matthew 13: 44-52 from Bible Focus, Parables 1: Discovery of a lifetime. Please see John Byrne if you are able to attend.

On Monday 15th January we will be hosting our next Baptism Preparation evening at 7.30pm.  Please pray for these young families as they attend and consider the best step for their child/children. 

For all Mothers’ Union members: we have been invited to an Epiphany Party in St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville, on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 2.15pm. If you would like to go please contact Julia Parsons on 02392 255 472.

New Year offer of help

Some of the Men’s Group are willing to help with practical tasks that members of the church or their neighbours may have around the house or garden. To ask us or to sound us out have a word with John Byrne (9225 3621) or Mike Barge (9226 8565). We’d be happy to hear from you.

Confirmation Preparation  Any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting the Confirmation Preparation Course soon.

Save the Children Jumble Sale  –  Saturday 27th January at 10.00am in the Church Hall. Please bring Jumble (no electrical or very big items) to the Hall by 9.00am or phone Sheila Gould on 02392 263 788 for collection.

On Sunday 28th January we will be welcoming all the couples due to be married this year at All Saints for a Wedding Preparation Day.  Many will be attending this church for the first time so please look out for new faces and chat with them at coffee time.  We are really looking forward to having them with us.

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Family Praise no Baptism this month

6.00pm Evensong

Next week’s readings

8.00am Revelation 5: 1-10 and John 1:43-end

9.30am Family Praise Team

Notice Sheet – 31st  December

1st Sunday of Christmas

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion           Revd David Lindsay

9.30am Parish Communion Revd Sandie Osborne

Today’s Readings

8.00am Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21

09.30 am Isaiah 61: 10-62:3; Psalm 148;

Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21

GENERAL NOTICES

Revd Emma is on leave from: Wednesday 27th December to Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful New Year from Revd Emma, Chris, Jacob and Bethan.  We have really loved our first year here in Denmead, getting to know you all.  Thank you for such a warm welcome. We are looking forward to finding out what God has in store for us all in 2018.

Sandie and Geoff would like to thank you for all your cards and good wishes.  We wish you all a very Happy New  Year.

The Church Office remains closed until Tuesday 2nd January.  For all urgent matters please contact the church wardens:  Steve Venn on 07803 595 915 or Samantha Davidson on 07758 837 998. 

The next Messy Church Planning Meeting is Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7.00pm at the Vicarage.

For all Mothers’ Union members: we have been invited to an Epiphany Party in St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville, on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 2.15pm. If you would like to go please contact Julia Parsons on 02392 255 472.

Advance Notice: any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting a Confirmation Preparation course early in 2018.

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm Healing Service

Next week’s readings

8.00am Lectionary

9.30am Lectionary

6.00pm Lectionary

Notice Sheet – 24th December

4th Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion  – Revd Emma Racklyeft & Peter Mitchell

9.30am All Age Communion  –  Revd Emma Racklyeft

4.00pm Crib Service – Youth Explorers

11.15pm Midnight HC  – Revd Emma Racklyeft

Today’s Readings

Romans 16: 25-end; Luke 1: 26-38

11.15pm – Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 and Matthew 1: 18-25

Christmas Day  – Isaiah 9: 2. 6-7 and Luke 2: 1-20

General Notices

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year from Revd Emma, Chris, Jacob and Bethan. We have really loved our first year here in Denmead, getting to know you all. Thank you for such a warm welcome. We are looking forward to finding out what God has in store for us all in 2018.

Sandie and Geoff would like to thank you for all your cards and good wishes. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

A big thank you to the members of the Sanctuary Guild who have worked so hard to create such wonderful floral displays in the church on the theme of Christmas Poems. They really are beautiful.

Christmas Day services

We meet at 8.00am for our Holy Communion service, as usual. At 9.30am we meet for an All Age Christmas Celebration. This will be followed by a short said Holy Communion service for those who wish to stay.

There will be no Evening Service on Sunday 31st December.

The Church Office will be closed Christmas Day through to Tuesday 2nd January.
For all urgent matters please contact the church wardens: Steve Venn on 07803 595 915 or Samantha Davidson on 07758 837 998.

Many thanks indeed to all who donated toys and gifts so generously at our Toy Service on 10th December. We have received a letter from the Southern Domestic Abuse Society, thanking us for the donations and letting us know that they are already being distributed to families in need. Revd Emma.

The next Messy Church Planning Meeting is Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7.00pm at the Vicarage

For all Mothers’ Union members: we have been invited to an Epiphany Party in St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville, on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 2.15pm. If you would like to go please contact Julia Parsons on 02392 255 472.

Advance Notice: any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in
being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting a Confirmation Preparation course early in 2018.

Next week’s services:

Thursday 11.00am  – Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  – Holy Communion

9.30am  – Parish Communion

Next week’s readings:

8.00am – Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21

9.30am – Isaiah 61: 10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21

Notice Sheet – 17th December

3rd Sunday of Advent 

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion          

9.30am Parish Communion

6.00pm CTD Carol Service

Today’s Readings

8.00am 1Thess. 5:16-24 & John 1: 6-8, 19-28

09.30 am Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-end, Psalm 126

1Thess. 5:16-24 & John 1: 6-8, 19-28

General Notices:

Vicar’s day off this week: Saturday 23rd December

CTD Carol service: today – Sunday 17th December 6:00pm.

Mince Pies – Donations of mince pies would be appreciated for the refreshments after the CTD Carol Service today. Please bring them to the Church Hall in good time before the service. Many thanks to Mothers’ Union members for organising the refreshments.  Edna Goodman

Thanksgiving Service – On Monday 18th December at 12.00 Noon there will be a
Thanksgiving Service for the life of Nancy Vernon-Harcourt. All are welcome to attend. This will be followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. We are looking for two or three people to assist with serving drinks. if you can help please contact Anne Cobb on 9279 8230 or 07913 266 734.

Carol singers needed for Wellington Vale Care Home on Thursday 21st December at 11.00am. If you can help please let Claire know in the church office on 9226 8757. Thank you. Revd Emma.

Funeral arrangements for Sheila Allgood: Thursday 21st December at 10.45am at Havant United Reformed Church. The church is opposite the Meridian Centre and multi-storey car park, and near the park and bus station.

For all Mothers’ Union members: we have been invited to an Epiphany Party in St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville, on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 2.15pm. If you would like to go please contact Julia Parsons on 023 92 255 472.

Advance Notice: any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in being confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting a Confirmation Preparation course early in 2018.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year from Revd Emma, Chris, Jacob and Bethan. We have really loved our first year here in Denmead, getting to know you all. Thank you for such a warm welcome. We are looking forward to finding out what God has in store for us all in 2018.

Sandie and Geoff would like to thank you for all your cards and good wishes. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am All Age Communion

4.00pm Crib Service

11.15pm Midnight Holy Communion

Next week’s readings

8.00am Romans 16: 25-end; Luke 1: 26-38

9.30am Romans 16: 25-end; Luke 1: 26-38

4.00pm Crib Service

11.15pm Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 and Matthew 1: 18-25