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

Church Services

Sunday 16th

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – HBT

10 am Holy Communion – Hatherden, Penton, Enham & Vernham

10 am Family Service – Charlton

10.30 am Holy Communion – Weyhill

Online service – 10 am live from Penton

Wednesday 19th

10 am Holy Communion – Tangley

Sunday 23rd

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – Penton

10 am Family Service – Hatherden & HBT

10 am Holy Communion – Charlton & Smannell

10 am Morning Prayer – Vernham

10.30 am Morning Prayer – Weyhill

Online services – 10 am live from Charlton

Online 10 am Children’s Workshop – please book, see info on the Grapevine

PLEASE NOTE FACEMASKS ARE MANDATORY WHEN VISITING CHURCH, THANK YOU

We ask all those who are attending church to –

Take a lateral flow test within 24 hours before attending, and ensure it is negative.

Sanitise hands when entering and leaving

Wear a face covering at all times (Medical exemptions apply)

Readings

This Week

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

Isaiah 62 1 – 5
Psalm 36 5  – 10
1 Corinthians 12 1 – 11
John 2 1 – 11

Next Week

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

Nehemiah 8. 1 – 3, 5 – 6, 8 – 10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12 12 – 31a
Luke 4 14 – 21

In your Prayers please pray for...

Our PCC members as they deliberate the proposals for the single parish and make their decisions for our future.

Our Queen and the royal family as they continue to do their public duties here and abroad.

Bishop Tim as he steps down and for Bishops David and Debbie as the continue to take the helm with the guidance of Bishop Richard, Archbishop’s Episcopal Commissary.

Collect

For Sunday 16th January

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
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 – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Please follow instructions in church when visiting, thank you.

Covid Regulations in churches

Please follow the rules when visiting, the following will apply to all our churches.

  • Facemasks are mandatory
  • Sanitise hands on entry and exit
  • Singing will be allowed for all.
  • Social distancing down to people’s discretion but please be mindful of people’s wishes for space.

Words of Encouragement

By Alan Evans

There are times in our lives when we need God to step in to help. I’m sure you’ve cried out to God, as have I. But what do you do when He doesn’t seem to want to answer?

As much as life can be full of incredibly wonderful experiences, it can be brutal too, can’t it? A mother holding her dying child in her arms. A young man maimed by a drunk driver. Someone who loses their job and takes their own life out of sheer desperation. All those 150,000 who have died in the UK in the pandemic.

When we’re confronted with those sorts of tragedies, we cry out to God, time and time again. Sometimes He answers, at other times there’s a deafening silence.

Psalm 116:1,2 I love the LORD for hearing me, for listening to my prayers. Yes, he paid attention to me, so I will always call to him whenever I need help.

That can seem so untrue, it can hurt so much to read something like that in the Bible, when God hasn’t answered you. So what do we do with that? How do we respond?

For me, in the case of our son dying from a heart attack, as my wife and I cried out to God for his healing while he was in ICU, the answer ultimately, became this. To trust in God anyway. To believe in His Word anyway.

As a Jewish prisoner once wrote on the wall of his cell in the Cologne concentration camp:

I believe in the sun even when it doesn’t shine.
I believe in love, even when it’s not shown.
And I believe in God, even when He is silent.

God is listening. God is here. Trust in Him.

Announcement and Notes

Congratulations

 

Notes from Pastrow Admin

Attending Church
We ask all those who are attending church to –
Take a lateral flow test within 24 hours before attending, and ensure it is negative.
Sanitise hands when entering and leaving
Wear a face covering at all times (Medical exemptions apply)  

Rev Toms Licensing service Tuesday 1st February 7pm, if you would like to go please book your seats with Jude on 07999 352585 by Monday 17th Jan.

If you wish to donate to Toms leaving gift then please contact Jude or see your churchwarden, thank you, final date Sunday 23rd January.

Children’s Online workshop Sunday 23rd January 10 am – please email families@pastrowfamily.org.uk to book, receive the craft pack plus the zoom codes to join.

Lent courses – full details coming soon with a range of days and times across the family, all start at the beginning of March.

Save the dates 6 – 8th May & 3 – 4th September full details to come 😊

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

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

Facebook
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

Michael Pooley (15th)

Shirley Hockin (17th)   

Terry Yates (18th)

Gladys Broadhurst (18th)