Well you might not have had the best summer – over the last six weeks you might have remembered just how annoying your family is and the new term can’t begin soon enough! The summer holiday you spent thousands on and were looking forward to through the cold winter month was just a bit….meh! Perhaps like me, though, you loved the bonus amount of sunshine … Continue reading This Sunday@10.30: Three reasons to be cheerful at the end of summer/back to school/back to work
We live in an age of fake news and sensational stories which sap our desire and ability to work out the difference between fact and fiction. There’s a great deal of fake news in how the local church is described in the media – that it’s irrelevant, boring, full of weirdos and has nothing to offer. That’s so untrue! Come along to our services this … Continue reading BRANSGORE FAMILY VISITS THEIR LOCAL CHURCH ON SUNDAY MORNING – WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WILL SHOCK YOU!!!!
Sunday afternoon, Church@4 is at 3.30 with a short French-themed service, followed by a live screening of the world cup final, during which tea, sandwiches and cakes will be served. Bring cushions, deckchairs, drinks and anything which will make you more comfortable for the match. Come and enjoy! Vive la France! (You can support Croatia if you like) Continue reading Allons enfants de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! Food and football at St Mary’s – Sunday @ 3.30
“Does that mean that football isn’t coming home?” my five year old daughter asked with an expression of deep sadness on her face as we switched off the TV on Wednesday. We all need cheering up this weekend – here’s how we can help… Instead of our usual Church@4, on Sunday afternoon at 3.30 we’ll have a short all-age service followed by a live screening … Continue reading Need cheering up after the football? Come and watch the final at St Mary’s and come to our garden party on Saturday
The weekend begins with a Saturday morning bike ride (meeting at 7.30 at the vicarage) followed by our parish prayer meeting at 9.30 at St Mary’s – at this we pray for people, the needs of our village community and the wider world. This is followed by band practice at 10.00. Traditional Communion Sunday Services will be at 8.00 (St Mary’s), 9.15 (St Michael’s) and … Continue reading It’s not about the money, money, money (but it is though, isn’t it?) – A weekend of gold and brass for your enjoyment and edification!
Yes, I’m afraid you read that right! Not even two months after the theft at St Mary’s, the beautiful little All Saints Church has once again become a victim of crime (the last lead theft there was in 2013 and was generously paid for by local people). Last night, a group of people caused some damage to the Community Centre before breaking into the churchyard … Continue reading Lead theft at All Saints Thorney Hill
This weekend is one for the intellectually curious of any age! On Friday night (from 9pm) we’ll be setting up light traps to humanely capture moths in our ancient natural churchyard before conducting a survey on Saturday morning. Come along to St Mary’s Resource Centre on Saturday morning at 10am to see the amazing biodiversity of our local moth population and have all your questions … Continue reading Is it reasonable to be an atheist? Morning talks and moth collecting this weekend.