Clarendon Team News – 10th November 2017

Dear Friends,

It is the Pitton Panto weekend so there is much excitement as well known and well loved Pittonians don their brilliant costumes to entertain us! There are Pitton School children taking part and the atmosphere in the Hall was electric last night for the Dress Rehearsal! It starts at 7pm tonight and tomorrow and at 2pm for the matinee. You can buy your tickets on the door. It will be the best “Sindbad” you have ever seen!

Then on Sunday you can rest and relax in the peaceful atmosphere of St Peter’s for the Methodist Holy Communion with Reverend Bryan Coates in the morning followed by Evensong with Nils at Farley in the evening at 6pm.

The Tuesday Group will meet again next week at the home of Caroline Nock and all are welcome. There will be a special brass cleaning session after Pitton Prayer and before the Tuesday Group starts and as many hands make light work, we hope several people will stay and help out!

The Trussell Trust is starting to collect Christmas products so keep this in my mind when you do your weekly shopping. St Peter’s have given 146Kgs of food since April 1st (including the fabulous Harvest Village collection) so let’s get this up to 200Kgs by Christmas!!!

Wendy is asking for more volunteers to join the Choir for the Carol Service in Pitton (especially Bass voices…..) so if there are any of our Farley neighbours out there please do put yourself forward. The Choir meets today for the first time. (Wendy 712742)

Jane and I wish you a very funny and happy weekend (oh no we don’t! oh yes we do!)

With best wishes from Sara and Jane


Please check the Clarendon Team website for details of all services this Sunday.

Funerals in the Team this week:
John Blaxley RIP, at Winterslow on 21st November at 10.30 am
Betty Freeman RIP at Pitton on 22nd November at 1pm
Kenneth Ludlow RIP at WInterslow on 24th November at 12 noon

Nils and Judith’s son Leif has had a book published about his Orchid hunting gap year!
For those who may be interested there will be a book signing event at Waterstone’s in Salisbury on Thursday 23rd November 6-8pm.
The book was recently reviewed in the Spectator – which can be seen here

Linda Carter once our Team Administrator and member of the congregation at Winterslow has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Marden Vale Team.
Linda is currently curate at Broadstone near Poole in the Salisbury diocese. Her licencing is to take place on Wednesday 6th December at 7pm in Christ Church Derry Hill.
Please pray for Linda and her husband Richard as they prepare to move to Derry Hill.

For the attention of the Winterslow Congregation:
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday December 17th at 6.00pm

Every year in the past we have managed to get together a choir for the Carol Service. Sadly a number of people who used to sing with us have moved away or are unavailable. I am wondering if some members of the congregation would like to get together to learn two or three straightforward carols to add a bit of variety to the service. I fear the term “Choir” might be overstating things but I should be very happy to be proved wrong. I look forward to hearing from you.
Janice 862680;

Children’s Society Boxes in Winterslow – a message from Dennis Barnes.
The time has come around again to hand in the boxes. Last year £750 was raised for the Society. Ruth Banks will be at All Saints, Winterslow on 12th November to receive the boxes and Kay Putnam has kindly agreed to help count the money this year. It is hoped that the boxes will be returned to you by the beginning of December. Thank you very much to everyone who has donated through the boxes this year. NB: Please put your name, address and telephone number on a slip of paper and post this inside the box, before you hand it back.

Singers required for a Christmas Musical at Bemerton Methodist Church. The Musical is called “The Inn Crowd” by Roger Jones and tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the Bethlehem Innkeeper and his wife. Rehearsal dates and times are very flexible – you pick and choose what suits you, the first meeting being an interest meeting and sing through on Tues. 5th Dec. at 7pm. The following rehearsals run from Mon. 11th Dec. – Saturday 16th Dec. with the performance being at 7.30pm on the final day. If interested please contact Steve Hawkes 01722 334833 or If you can’t take part, do come along to listen to the final production on Saturday 16th Dec. 7.30pm at Bemerton Methodist Church

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help with the Christmas Day lunch. For further details please see:

Salisbury Methodist Church is hosting a big event to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration on Sunday November 26. It comes in two parts: (1) an afternoon conversation (4.00 to 5.00 pm) between Jan Sutch Pickard and the Revd Brian Brown; (2) worship at 6.00 pm when Brian will lead the evening service. Tea will be available between the two. Brian Brown was Director of the Christian Institute of Southern Africa until he was banned in 1977 by the apartheid regime, then Africa Secretary for the then Methodist Missionary Society; now he continues his search for social justice within Israel/Palestine. Jan Sutch Pickard is a former Vice President of the Methodist Conference, former Warden of the Iona Community and former Ecumenical Accompanier in Israel/Palestine. For further information please contact Barbara Hickman email:


Clarendon Team Ministry

The Team Office,
Gunville Road, Winterslow
SalisburyWiltshire SP5 1PP
United Kingdom

Team Office Hours Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm

Team Administrator:
Mrs Jolande Bunyan
01980 863635

Team Rector:
Revd Nils Bersweden
01980 862231

Team Vicar:
Revd Beth Hutton
01722 238504

Team Vicar:
Revd Jane Dunlop
01794 884793

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