Services and Events

Online Services

Please see the home page for joining links.

Sunday Service
10 am Holy Communion

Monday to Saturday
9 am Morning Prayer

Compline 7 pm

Church Services

Sunday 26th September

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – Penton

10 am Holy Communion – Hatherden, Charlton,

10 am Family Service – Hurstbourne

10 am Morning Prayer – Vernham

4 pm Michaelmas Service – Weyhill 

6 pm Harvest Festival – Smannell

6.30 pm Encounters with Jesus, Arthur Stace – The Eternity Man – Charlton

Wednesday 29th September

10 am Holy Communion – Tangley

Sunday 3rd October

10 am Pastrow Family Gathering – Hatherden

4pm Holy Communion – Smannell


This Week

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (proper 21)

Esther 7 1 – 6, 9 – 10; 9 20 – 22
Psalm 124
James 5 13 – end
Mark 9 38 – end

Next Week

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (proper 22)

Job 1 1;2. 1- 10
Psalm 26
Hebrews 1. 1 – 4; 2. 5 – 12
Mark 10. 2 – 16

In your Prayers please pray for...

All those known to us who are having treatment and operations at this time, Lord please protect them with your love and strengthen them to aid recovery

All the families that are affected by what is happening with the gas industry, may their supply continue and not put them into poverty because of keeping warm and basic cooking needs.

The Andover Deanery as changes still progress, lead us to amicable outcomes so we can continue to love and serve you.


For Sunday 26th September

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Our Churches are opening for Private Prayer as follows

Churches open for Private Prayer as follows

 Penton, & Weyhill open daylight hours 

Hatherden 8 am – 4 pm daily

Hurstbourne Tarrant 9.30 am – dusk

Vernham Dean 10 am – 4 pm – Wednesday 22nd & 29th, 2nd October

Please follow instructions in church when visiting, thank you.

Words of Encouragement

 By Ian Smale

How to have a strong family

Many of you will know that my mother died quite recently. One thing we will miss is the way she, the matriarch, kept all the various parts of the family informed about each other. She was the receiver of information about every member of the family and also the broadcaster. 

So, in my twice-weekly phone calls I would get news of the rest of the family. Now that my mum is no longer the family ‘glue’ how do we keep in touch with what is happening in each other’s lives? I suggested to someone that the answer is our family WhatsApp group. But it’s not. Their is a problem with WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media. It’s superficial.

I’ve been reflecting on this as it relates to church. Going to church on a Sunday is a very good thing. It’s uplifting, it lifts our eyes to the Lord and it does many other good things. But when it comes to making friendships, deepening fellowship and building practical faith it’s superficial. We need to be part of a smaller group that meets regularly to be functioning well. The small group acts, if you like, as the nuclear family, with the church (be it the Sunday service or the Pastrow Family) as the wider family or clan. 

To be healthy we need both. 

If you are not already in a home group or something similar you are missing out. You really are.

Revd Alex may still have spaces in his Gospel of John Bible study. It meets on Zoom on a Wednesday from 7.30 pm. I recommend it.

There are other small groups as well, of course.

Don’t be a superficial Christian. Be connected to the family at a small group level as well if you can.

Acts 2:46-47 gives us a Biblical model.

Announcement and Notes


Welcome to the Pastrow Family

Ophelia Hepburn

Olivia Rickards

Notes from Pastrow Admin

Gospel of John Bible Study weekly on Wednesdays 7.30 pm via zoom, see the website for the link to join. All welcome to attend.

Thank you – Tea & Cake in aid of Macmillan raised £250.72

Sunday 31st October – All Souls Service, to have loved ones remembered at the service, please pass names to Jude. Thank you

Confirmation Service 28th November – If you would like to go forward for confirmation, please contact Jude for more information.

Weyhill Harvest Lunch – Sunday 17th October Noon Weyhill Fairground, all welcome Tickets £12 Book with Jan 01264 710173

Charlton Quiz Night – Saturday 16th October 7 pm, £10 per head inc supper, maximum of 6 people to a team.

Testimonies – Would you share your testimonies at the PFG? If yes, please speak to Rev Alex. 01264 512161, thank you

Covid Relaxation in churches

Following the relaxation of the rules the following will apply to all our churches.

  • Sanitise hands on entry and exit
  • No need to sign in
  • We strongly recommend the use of facemasks during the services.
  • Singing will be allowed for all.
  • Social distancing down to people’s discretion but please be mindful of people’s wishes for space.

The Parish Giving Scheme is now up and running for our churches, find your church at Home – Parish Giving Scheme

Like our public page and we will invite you to the closed group where all the latest information is posted for the Pastrow Family. Pastrow Family | Facebook  everything will be on the Grapevine as well.

In Memory


 Lynda Calkin (26th)

Bob Portsmouth (26th)

Jeanne Baker (27th)

John Baker (29th)

Geoffrey Beaves (1st)