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Church News – April 2012

Celebrating Easter

4th AprilHoly Week Meditation 7.30pm St. Margaret’s, Stratton
5th April Maundy Thursday 7.30pm St. Margaret’s Centre (book early to come)
6th April, Good Friday 10.00am Family Service at St. Margaret’s, Stratton
2.00pm An hour round the cross, St. Leonard’s Stanton
8th April Easter Day 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Family Communion

High Five:

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on Wednesday 25th April at 10am

‘Craft Company’

We are meeting again at Dryden House on Wednesday 11th April at 2pm. Last month Mary showed us her lace-making—absolutely beautiful. More details form Mary or Vicky Fleming

Saturday Scene

meets on 14th April in the Village Hall 4-5.15pm. An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food. Contact Donald Page on 825693

The Celebration Fellowship Supper

We had a great supper with lasagne, baked potatoes, spiced

beans, gammon and salad, followed by sumptuous deserts and all washed down with a glass of wine. It was such a happy and relaxed evening. We watched short animation film produced by the Diocese of Bristol and a Power point presentation celebrating last year’s achievements with lots of cheers as the pictures were displayed! The new look report and accounts for the year ending 31st December 2011 were circulated— if you want your own copy there are spare copies in the church.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the food, setting up and clearing up – and to those who supported the evening.

 Annual Parochial Church Meeting & Selection of Wardens

This will be held in church at 7.30pm on 18th April. Thank you to all who served and worked so hard during the last year.

 The Meeting Point 

Coffee morning with table top sales

(something to sell? Please book a table £2.50 for people who live in the village, £5 for those outside.)

14th April from 10am – 12.30pm in the Village Hall

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven’t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.

We look forward to seeing you

Church Office:

South Marston Church is part of Stratton Team Ministry. The office is located at St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close, Stratton St. Margaret and it is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am to 12 noon. Email: stmargaretsoffice@tiscali.co.uk or tel: 826505.

If you would like to talk to a priest or book a Christening or Wedding please contact Rev Vicky Fleming on 827021 between 6 and 7pm any evening except Thursdays or Sundays.

Members of the team:

Priest in Charge: Rev. Vicky Fleming 827021

Asst. Priest: Rev. George Fleming 827021

Asst. Priest: Rev. Richard Burston 822403

Lay Minister: Mrs Christine Burston 822403

Lay Minister: Mr Dan Read 763016

Church Services (at South Marston Church unless otherwise stated)

1st April 11.00am Family Service
8thApril 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion
15th April 10.00am Team Service St Margaret’s
22nd April 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Morning Worship
29th April 9.30am Morning Worship
6th May 11.00am Family Service
13th May 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion
20th May 10.00am Team Service Stanton
27th May 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Morning Worship

Church News – March 2012

The date for the March High Five service for children up to 5 years for is yet to be confirmed.

‘Craft Company’

If you would like to meeting with other crafters who share ideas, inspire and encourage each other and enjoy a natter while doing our crafts. Please come and join us on Wednesday 14th March 2–4pm at Dryden House. More details from Mary Cooper or Vicky Fleming.

Saturday Scene meets on the 10th March in the Village Hall 4-5.15pm.

An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food. Contact Donald Page on 825693

Lent Course —‘God is closer than you think’

Our Lent course continues on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close. The six sessions are as follows:

5th March Where is God in my world?
12th March Partnering with God today
19th March Listening to the voice of God
26th March God wants a relationship with you
2nd April Heaven breaking through

This is a course that will help you to experience God‘s presence in the busy matrix of your life, hear God speak in ways you can understand, and discover God‘s desire to be with you in this moment. We look forward to welcoming you!

Mothering Sunday Service 9.30am 18th March

A service to give thanks and praise for the many people who love and care for us.

Fellowship Meal

On 14th March at 7.30pm we are having a Fellowship meal in the Village Hall if you are interested in what it happening in your church please come and join us—please book for catering purposes by letting Vicky Fleming know if you are coming.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be on Wednesday 18th April at 7.00pm in the Church

The 7.30 Club

for 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston. Held on alternate Sunday Evenings 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret‘s Centre. Please call the St. Margaret‘s Church Office for more information

The Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales

Please book your table by 8th March: £2.50 for people who live in the village, £5 for those outside and free to village organisations.

10th March from 10.00 –12.30

In the Village Hall

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven‘t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.

We look forward to seeing you

Church News – Feb 2012

Christmas Gifts

At Christmas there was an opportunity to give a gift towards the church‘s fabric fund. I would like to thank you for your generosity; the appeal raised £798 some of which was ‗gift aided‘ and will eventually yield more from the taxman. This is the best response we have had for a Christmas appeal so thank you again.

On Christmas Eve we had such a wonderful Christingle service with standing room only—we were able to send £200 to the Children‘s Society.

High Five

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on 22nd February at 10am

Saturday Scene

Saturday Scene meets on the 11th February in the Village Hall 4-5.15pm.
An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food.

Contact Donald Page on 825693

‘Craft Company’

It is so good to get together with others of like mind and share ideas, inspire and encourage each other and enjoy a natter while doing our crafts. Please come and join us on Wednesday 8th February 2–4pm at Dryden House. More details from Mary Cooper or Vicky Fleming.

Moving experience!

George and I will be sad to move to the Rectory in Kenwin Close—all of 2.2 miles but we still hold you very much in our hearts. I am still the Vicar of South Marston and hope to continue to build the relationships between church and village. Please do keep in contact and don‘t forget to come to Meeting Point so that we can have a chat.

God Bless,

Vicky

Lent Course: ‘God is closer than you think’

Our Lent course begins on Ash Wednesday 22nd February, 7pm at St. Margaret‘s Church.
We shall then be meeting every Monday at 7.30pm in St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close. The six sessions are as follows:

  1. God‘s great desire for people
  2. Where is God in my world?
  3. Partnering with God today
  4. Listening to the voice of God,
  5. God wants a relationship with you
  6. Heaven breaking through.

This is a journey that will help you to experience God‘s presence in the busy matrix of your life, hear God speak in ways you can understand, and discover God‘s desire to be with you in this moment.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales

(Please book your table by 9th Feb: £2.50 for people who live in the village, £5 for those outside and free to village organisations )

11th February from 10 –12.30pm In the Village Hall

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven‘t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.

Church Services (at South Marston Church unless otherwise stated)

5th February 11.00am Family Service
12th February 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Holy Communion
19th February 10.00am Team Service St Margaret’s
22nd February 7.00pm Ash Wednesday Service St Margaret’s
26th February 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Morning Worship
4th March 11.00am Family Service
11th March 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion
18th March 9.30am Morning Worship
25th March 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Team ServiceSouth Marston

Church Events – Dec 2011 / Jan 2012

High Five:

The High Five service for children up to 5 years meets again on 18th January at 10am We would love to see you there!

Craft Company:

We will be meeting on Wednesday 14th December at 2 pm at Dryden House, and then on 11th January at 12 noon at Blunsdon House for lunch. If you love crafting then join us for inspiration and encouragement as well as good company. More details contact Vicky Fleming

The 7.30 Club:

For 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston.

Held on alternate Sunday Evenings 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret’s Centre.

Please call the St. Margaret’s Church Office for more information

Saturday Scene:

Saturday Scene for young families meets on:

  • 10th December for our Christmas Party
  • 14th January in the Village Hall 4pm to 5.15pm

Contact Donald Page on 825693

Tea Towels:

When you are thinking about Christmas gifts don’t forget that South Marston Church Tea towels are still for sale.

£3.50 or 2 for £6, 4 for £10—contact Vicky Fleming.

Baptisms and Weddings:

As we get very booked up please contact Rev. Vicky Fleming for details as soon as possible.

The Meeting Point:

Coffee morning with table top sales. All the tables have been booked for December—you may book for January—free.

Telephone Vicky Fleming 827021.

Scouts post and stamps (20p) available

Come and enjoy good company and refreshments.

    • 10th December from 10am until 2pm with a visit form Father Christmas
    • 14th January from 10am –12.30 In the Village Hall

Christmas at South Marston Church:

17th Dec

5pm: Carols and Village Nativity on the Glebe. Come dressed as angels, shepherds, kings, or any of the characters from the nativity story

18th Dec

6pm: Nine Lessons and Carols with mince pies and mulled wine

Christmas Eve

4pm: Christingle Service raising funds for The Children’s Society

11.30pm: The First Communion of Christmas

Christmas Day

10am: Family Communion

Church News – Nov 2011

High Five:

The High Five service for children up to 5 years meets again on TUESDAY 8th November at 10am We would love to see you there!

‘Craft Company’:

This month we meet again at Dryden House, Mary Cooper’s home on Wednesday 9th November at 2pm. More details please contact Vicky Fleming or Mary.

From the Registers:

Wedding

17th September Stuart Booker and Laura Hawkins
24th September Martyn Procter and Julie Cooke

Stephen Dugan and Lorraine Redman

Baptisms

25th September Anabelle Jayne Lloyd

Saturday Scene

Saturday Scene for young families meets on19th November in the Village Hall 4pm to 5.15pm

Contact Donald Page on 825693

Celebrating Harvest

The church was beautifully decorated—a huge thank you to the Flower Team for all their hard work. We had wonderful service it was good to welcome so many with splendid homemade cakes and drinks!

The gifts of fresh produce were given to Gloucester House and the groceries were given to Swindon Food Bank. Our plate collection is going to Tear Fund (find out more on the Tear Fund website) and we were pleased to send a donation of £200.

The School Harvest Service was excellent and it was such a joy to be able to share this with them in our church. It was the first time we used our new microphones and it made a huge difference.

When you are thinking about Christmas gifts don’t forget that South Marston Church Tea towels are still for sale £3.50 or 2 for £6, 4 for £10—contact Vicky Fleming .

Remembrance Sunday Service

10am 13th November 2011

You are cordially invited to join us in a Service of Remembrance at St. Mary Magdalene Church

We will remember them

Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales

(All the tables have been already booked for this and next month— you may book for January —£2.50 if you live in the village, £15 if you live outside the Village—Telephone Vicky Fleming 827021)

We have lots of different stalls booked—there may be something just for you! Come and enjoy good company and refreshments.

Saturday 12th November from 9.30 –12 noon

In the Village Hall

South Marston Church Serving the Community

The 7:30 Club

for 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston

Held on alternate Sunday Evenings, 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret’s Centre

Please call the St. Margaret’s Church Office for more information

Church Services: (at South Marston Church unless otherwise stated)

6th November 11.00am Family Service
13th November 8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Remembrance Service

20th November 10.00am Team Service St Margaret’s
27th November 8.00am Holy Communion

9.30am Holy Communion

4th December 11.00am Family Service
11th December 8.00am Holy Communion

9.30am Holy Communion

18th December 6.00pm Lessons and Carols
25th December 10.00am Family Communion

Church News – July 2011

Copyright www.srwphotography.co.uk by Stacy WoolhouseHigh Five
The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on Friday 1st July at 10am. There will be no service in August .

‘Craft Company’
We are meeting again at Mary Cooper’s house (Dryden House) 2pm Wednesday13th July and 10th August, More details form Mary or Vicky Fleming.

Saturday Scene
Saturday Scene will be back in September.
Contact Donald Page on 825693

Thank you
Mr Tony Harris has given our ‘Guttering Fund’ a gift of £500 —we are so grateful for this gift. Each gift is a step towards ensuring our ancient church is maintained and not lost to future generations. It is a place of quiet and peace where many of our village friends and family have been laid to rest. It is a place that people use to come and think, to reflect and meditate. Not all those who use this sacred place are Christians, or come to church, it is used by many who just value the atmosphere and history. Do you value it? Do you want to preserve it? If so, any gift you can give will help towards its preservation. Thank you for your generosity.

POLITE NOTICE
Have you noticed how tidy the church grounds are now? A huge thank you to Colin and Jenny McEwen for cutting the Glebe grass and Richard Sansum and William Hiscocks for working hard in the churchyard. PLEASE help us to keep it tidy by disposing of non-biodegradable things in the bin provided and compost the rest in the designated area. Thank you.

 

The 7.30 Club
for 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston
Held on alternate Sunday Evenings 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret’s Centre
Please call the St. Margaret’s Church Office for more information

 

The Meeting Point


Coffee morning with table top sales

9th July and 13th August
9.30 –12 noon
In the Village Hall

Please book a table early:

  • £2.50 for people who live in the village,
  • £5 for those outside and free to village organisations

Come and meet your friends, chat and enjoy catching up on the latest news.

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church
We look forward to seeing you

Church News – June 2011

High Five

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on Friday 10th June at 10am.

‘Craft Company’

We are meeting again at Mary Cooper’s house (Dryden House) 2pm Wednesday 8th June. More details form Mary or Vicky Fleming.

Saturday Scene

Saturday Scene meets on 11th June in the Village Hall 4-5.15pm. An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food. Contact Donald Page on 825693

The 7:30 club

The 7.30 Club for 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston.

On alternate Sunday Evenings – 7.30 – 8.45pm, St Margaret’s Centre. The 7.30 club, preparing young people for Confirmation

- if you are interested please contact Vicky Fleming for more information.

Church Funds

Many of you will remember Mrs Win Smith. She was very involved in village life and is remembered with great affection. Win loved this village and its church. Sadly Win died last year but she remembered her church to the last and has left £1,000 for Church funds. We wish to express our deep gratitude for this generous and thoughtful gift.

We are also grateful for other donations we have received for our guttering appeal—wouldn’t it be good to get this work done before the winter comes? Damp brings so many problems to old buildings and the more we can do to prevent it the better. Its is after all our heritage we are looking after. We can’t do it without your help.

POLITE NOTICE

Have you noticed how tidy the church grounds are now? A huge thank you to Colin and Jenny McEwen for cutting the Glebe grass and Richard Sansum and William Hiscocks for working hard in the churchyard. PLEASE help us to keep it tidy by disposing of nonbiodegradable things in the bin provided and compost the rest in the designated area. Thank you.

Church News – March 2011

High Five

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on 11th March at 10am in church. Please note the date.

‘Craft Company’

Our ‘company’ is growing in number as we enjoy meeting with others of like mind and share ideas, inspire and encourage each other and enjoy a natter while doing our crafts. Please come and join us on Wednesday 9th March 2–4pm at Dryden House. More details from Mary Cooper or Vicky Fleming.

Guttering News!!

In this months Tower and Tap, you will see how well we are doing in our efforts to protect the village church and heritage. You will see we have increased our fund since the last magazine. We have a long way to go and we need your support so we are making available cardboard ’guttering’ tubes which we are asking you to fill with your loose change etc and return to us. These are available from Donald Page and Meeting Point.

Stratton Team Ministry Lent Studies 2011

This year we are joining with other Christians and with the Diocese in celebrating the 400th year of being able to read the Bible in our own language. As part of this we are going to study Matthew’s Gospel in Lent. As a corporate Lenten Spiritual Discipline, following the leadership of our Bishops, we are encouraging people to join with Anglicans in the Diocese to read Matthew’s Gospel duringthe 6 weeks of Lent. This is roughly a chapter each working day. Everyone is of course free to do this is their own way, whatever best suits your taste and pattern, but here is an outline programme that you may find helpful useful available in church. You will also find in church the Lent Study Programme. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together and seek to grow in our relationship with God and each other. Please make this part of your journey through Lent.

Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales

(Please book your table by 10th March: £5 for people who live in the village, £10 for those outside and free to village organisations )

12th March from 9.30 –12 noon

In the Village Hall with refreshments provided by South Marston Church

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven’t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.

We look forward to seeing you

Alpha Course 2010

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Date: Monday 27th September

Time: 7pm

Venue:  St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close, Stratton St. Margaret’s

The Alpha course is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. It’s a place where people can come and ask questions, delve into issues and look for answers together. The Alpha course evenings start with a meal, followed by a talk and an opportunity for discussion in small groups. It is for everyone, especially those wanting to investigate Christianity, new Christians, newcomers to the church and those who want to brush up on the basics.

There is no charge but please book a place for catering purposes by contacting Vicky Fleming on 827021 or by email: revs.fleming@tiscali.co.uk