Services and Events

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Sunday Service
10 am Holy Communion

Monday to Saturday
9 am Morning Prayer

10 am Holy Communion

Compline 7 pm

Church Services

Sunday 25th July

8.30 am BCP Holy Communion – Penton

10 am Family Service – Hurstbourne

10 am Morning Prayer – Hatherden

10 am Holy Communion – Charlton & Smannell,

10 am Morning Prayer – Vernham – David 737606

11 am Morning Prayer – Weyhill

6.30 pm Encounters with JesusRichard Carr-Gomm– Charlton

Sunday 1st August

10 am Holy Communion – Hatherden, & Charlton

10 am Morning Prayer – Enham

10 am Holy Communion – Vernham – David 737606


This Week

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity (proper12)

2 Samuel 11 1 – 15

Psalm 14

Ephesians 3 14 – end

John 6 1 – 21

Next Week

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13)

2 Samuel 11. 26 – 12. 13a

Psalm 51 1 – 13

Ephesians 4 1 – 16

John 6 24 – 35

In your Prayers please pray for...

Those who are suffering with illness or bereavement, may their families and friends support them at this time knowing that He is with them all now and always.

The countries workforce as more are pinged to stay in self isolation that a more workable system is implemented to keep them at work and everyone safe.

Our Queen and the royal family as they continue to do their duties across the country


For Sunday 25th July

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
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

Penton, Tangley, Weyhill & Smannell open daylight hours

Hatherden 8 am – 4 pm daily

Hurstbourne Tarrant 9.30 am – dusk

Vernham Dean 10 am – 4 pm on Wednesday 28th & Friday 30th, Wednesday 4th

Please follow instructions in church when visiting.

Words of Encouragement

 By Tammy King

Putting everything in God’s hands

While in the middle of preparing an essay on ‘What opportunities has the covid-19 pandemic presented for the church to become more missional?’ I’ve been wondering what to write for these words of encouragement.  While my research for the essay has shown some amazing opportunities for the church to reach out and show God’s love to those around us, there have also been some threats, and anyway I’d probably end up writing a lot about what is mission – which for practical purposes seems to depend on the community or context that a particular church is in.  I rather liked the phrase ‘The gospel can only be proclaimed in a culture, not at a culture’ (Mission-shaped Church report 2004).

To add to the pressure on myself I’d applied for a new job and had the interview on Monday.  I’d not heard anything back and had assumed I hadn’t got it.  On Wednesday I was listening to a Taize CD, which I always find brings me a sense of peace and calm, (it brings to mind King Saul having the music played to calm his troubled soul) and knew whether I got the job or not my future was totally in God’s hands.  He knows what He wants me to do and I just have to be ready to answer; though I have to admit to asking Him to make it obvious which doors I am to push.  This job would be amazing but it would be pretty full on and mean I would probably not have the time to do everything else in my head – to be honest there is no way I could do everything in my head even if I wasn’t working.  And so I wait to see where God leads me, and I know wherever it is it will be an adventure and so much more than I could ever have envisaged.  Peter walked on water (Matthew 14:28-29), where could God lead you?

Announcement and Notes


Welcome to the Pastrow Family

 Beatrice Cox

Edward Cox

Wedding Congratulations

Laura Pearson & Matthew Reid

Holly Anderson & James Bickerton

Notes from Pastrow Admin

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.

Trussell Trust Tea and Cake, the ladies would like to thank all who came and supported, they raised £320, thank you.

Sunday 5th September – Pastrow Family Gathering 11am – Wildhern, playing field, bring your picnic to enjoy with friends after the service.

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

Ian Richardson (23rd)

Derek Grabham (28th