Services and Events

Church Services

Sunday 26th June

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – Penton

10 am Family Service – Hatherden & Hurstbourne

10 am Holy Communion – Charlton, Smannell

10 am Morning Prayer – Vernham

10.30 am Morning Prayer – Weyhill

3.30 pm Play and Praise – Charlton

4 pm Messy Church HBT Community Centre

Please note no Encounters this week, back next month!

Wednesday 29th June

10 am Holy Communion Tangley

Sunday 3rd July (please note changes of times and venues)

10 am Said Holy Communion – Vernham Dean

4 pm Pastrow Family Gathering – celebrating the arrival of Revd Elliot, St Thomas Charlton, children’s activities will still be available.


This Week

The Second Sunday After Trinity

2 Kings 2. 1 – 2, 6 – 14
Psalm 77 1 – 2 11 – end
Galatians 5. 1, 13 – 25
Luke 9 51 – end

Next Week

The third Sunday after Trinity

2 Kings 5 1 – 14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6 [1 – 6] 7 – 16
Luke 10 1 – 11, 16 – 20

In your Prayers please pray for...

Those affected by the train strikes, may those traveling reach their destination safely and those striking resolve their issues quickly

The people who are living with conflict in their home countries, may they be safe and know the love and strength of God is with them always

Our Pastrow Family congregations and the wider community, may we all know the love grace and truth of Jesus Christ and share this with our friends and neighbours


For Sunday 26th June

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, 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 Covid instructions in church when visiting, thank you.

Words of Encouragement

By Oluyinka Esan

Embrace God’s Word

Consider challenges of fathers and all who bear similar burdens – whether in homes or in other public leadership positions.  I can only imagine how the already difficult tasks are now affected by the pressures imposed on daily living.  What with the war in Ukraine, the fall out of COVID, and worsening inflation that is biting hard?

These are unprecedented times. From adverts to celebrities and social influencers the call is compelling.  We are pestered to keep up with aspects of living – fads in fashion, diets, or lifestyle choices.   Unless one is well grounded, unrelenting information from mainstream and social media makes it difficult to be content with life.  Yet there remains a safety valve. 

I invite us to look to the One who is Master, Provider, Shepherd (Mentor), Friend, and all else that fatherhood implies.  The perfect Father, All-knowing, All-powerful God, Maker of the heavens and the earth is well endowed to uphold us, to meet all our wants and needs.

3 We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God’s own power, when we learned he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness. 4 God made great and marvellous promises, so his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.  1st Peter 1: 3 – 5 (CEV)

Read His word and remember who God is and who you are in Him.  Forget how you see yourself, see how He sees you.  Turn down the volume on everything else.  Tune in to know what God has said. Seek His promises daily; trust Him to deliver.  Be settled in the knowledge of what really counts – the substance and not the shadows of life. 

Announcement and Notes


Notes from Pastrow Admin

26th June Play and Praise 3.30 pm Charlton

26th June Messy Church 4 pm Hurstbourne Community Centre

3rd July 4 pm PFG at Charlton celebrating Elliott’s licensing followed by refreshments

11th July Sarah’s Licensing service at St Peter & St Paul Kimpton.

 Saturday 10th September – Save the date full info coming soon!

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In Memory

                 Sheila Thomas (16th)        

                  James East (16th)            

                 Raymond Smith (28th)