All Welcome – Sunday Services in July 2021

Sunday 04 July 2021 – National Thank You Day

10:00 Patronal Parish Communion St. Mary’s Church Broughton Gifford

10:30 Outdoor Church St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:30 Morning Worship St. Katharine’s Church Holt

18:00 Evensong All Saints Great Chalfield

Sunday 11 July 2021

10:00 Family Service St. Mary’s Church Broughton Gifford

10:30 Outdoor Church St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:30 Parish Communion St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:00 Holy Communion All Saints Great Chalfield

Sunday 18 July 2021

10:00 Parish Communion St. Mary’s Church Broughton Gifford

10:30 Outdoor Church St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:30 Morning Worship St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:00 Matins All Saints Great Chalfield

Sunday 25 July 2021 

10:00 Morning Service St. Mary’s Church Broughton Gifford

10:30 Outdoor Church St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:30 Morning Worship St. Katharine’s Church Holt

10:00 Holy Communion All Saints Great Chalfield


Sunday services in May 2021

Sunday 02 May

10:00   Outdoor Church at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:00   Parish Communion at St. Mary’s Broughton Gifford

10:30   Morning Worship at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:30   Benefice online Zoom Morning Worship – please contact the Office for the details

18:00   Evensong at All Saints Great Chalfield

Rogation Sunday 09 May

10:00   Outdoor Church at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:00   Family Service at St. Mary’s Broughton Gifford

10:00  Holy Communion at All Saints Great Chalfield

10:30   Benefice online Zoom Morning Worship – please contact the Office for the details

10:30   Holy Communion at St. Katharine’s Holt

Sunday 16 May

10:00   Outdoor Church at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:00   Parish Communion at St. Mary’s Broughton Gifford

10:00  Matins at All Saints Great Chalfield

10:30   Benefice online Zoom Morning Worship – please contact the Office for the details

10:30   Morning Worship at St. Katharine’s Holt

Pentecost Sunday 23 May

10:00   Outdoor Church at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:00   Morning Service at St. Mary’s Broughton Gifford

10:00  Holy Communion at All Saints Great Chalfield

10:30   Benefice online Zoom Morning Worship – please contact the Office for the details

10:30   Morning Worship at St. Katharine’s Holt

Trinity Sunday 30 May

10:00   Outdoor Church at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:00   Parish Communion at St. Mary’s Broughton Gifford

10:30   Morning Worship at St. Katharine’s Holt

10:30   Benefice online Zoom Morning Worship – please contact the Office for the details


Eco-church news

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I have heard the last months described as the Corona-Coaster: a good description I feel for all of us as we have experienced the ups and downs, twists and turns of our daily lives. For me the one constant was the nurturing I felt within God’s Creation as the seasons unfolded and the grey turned to green, burgeoning with life. We met so many other folk out and about immersing themselves in our wonderful surrounding countryside and there was much talk about this sometimes new-found appreciation continuing and being a positive move in caring for God’s earth. Then the cork burst from the bottle and hoards of people not used to visiting our countryside and beaches came and left their litter with no thoughts of leaving the place as they found it. Now there is a new scourge of discarded blue plastic PPE.

Where does this leave us and what is our role in this connection as Christians in this community?

Over the last couple of years we have managed to gain a bronze Eco Church award. One area of focus is Lifestyle; how has ours been? While we are spending less time in church perhaps this is where our focus should be.

 

In our still accessible grounds at St. Katharine’s we are making strides towards creating a more diverse area for wildlife in the lower churchyard. Chris Flannery and I have been popping down between the heat and rain to dig out the current rough vegetation which Anthony has now mown off. We have promises of a little help but could do with some more so we can be ready to sow wild flowers seeds in the autumn. Thank you to Alan and Joan Cottle for a little garden bench which will soon be ready. We want to create space for anyone to find peace for prayer and contemplation and where they can feel at one with nature.

 

September is the church’s season of Creationtide. As nature around us changes again from summer to autumn, plants produce seed, swallows fly back to warmer climes and animals prepare for winter why not use the time to contemplate God’s role for you in caring for his creation.

 

If you would like to join our gardening team, share your efforts or take a role in furthering this cause please get in contact via Lucy in the office. We look forward eagerly to hearing from you.

Jane Scheuber