So, the second Sunday of Advent is here and we are extremely fortunate to have Beth leading our Parish Eucharist service in Pitton. This will be her third service of the day so please do come and give her a warm hug and we promise some decaf coffee ready on arrival!! We will light the second Advent candle on our magnificent Advent Ring. This is installed each year by the wonderful Chris Emden. This year he has created a Follow the Star banner above the porch to link us with the national church and its Christmas campaign. Do come and admire it!
Mandy will lead Morning Worship in Farley and she will be delighted to welcome you to the service and encourages you to stay afterwards for coffee and biscuits!
The second candle of Advent is the Candle of Peace. It is sometimes called the Bethlehem Candle to remind us of the place in which preparations were made to receive the Christ child. Peace is a gift that we must be prepared for. God gives us the gift of peace when we turn to him in faith.
For those in Pitton, the Trussell Trust would love some festive fare to put into their Christmas food hampers for needy families. Please do give generously and let us fill John’s car!!
Have a very good weekend, with best wishes from Sara and Jane
Services for the Second Sunday in Advent are being held across the Team – please check the Team website for further details.
Funerals in the Team this week:
Mrs Brenda Gates RIP at Winterslow on Friday 14th December at 2pm
The New Sarum Singers are holding a concert of Christmas songs on Monday 10th December at Bemerton Methodist Church, Roman Road, Salisbury at 7.30pm. Free admission but a retiring collection in aid of the Salisbury Hospice will be taken. For further details see: www.clarendonteam.org/admin/NSSChristmas2018.pdf
Festive CAKES, BOOKS and PUZZLES Sale on Saturday 8th December at St John’s Schoolroom, Winterslow, 10am – 12 noon. Coffee/tea and cakes will be on sale. ALL WELCOME!
THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES – WINTERSLOW
The boxes have been emptied and returned to collectors and the total sum raised was £640. Dennis Barnes would like to express a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed.
Please contact Janice Brown, Winterslow if you would like to sing in a group at the Nine Lessons and Carols service on Dec 23rd. 01980 862680 email@example.com
A Communion service lasting only 30 minutes takes place every Wednesday morning (not Boxing Day!) at Whaddon at 10am. You would be most welcome to join the regular attendees.
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION
SALISBURY AMNESTY GROUP
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Salisbury Amnesty Group is holding a meeting at Salisbury Methodist Church on Monday December 10 at 7.00 pm on Refugees when the speaker with be author and journalist, Daniel Trilling. All welcome.
Clarendon Team Ministry
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1PP
Team Office Hours Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm
Mrs Jolande Bunyan
Revd Beth Hutton
Revd Jane Dunlop