Clarendon Team News – 15th September 2019

Sunday 15th September

This Sunday we have a Methodist Holy Communion Service in St Peter’s, Pitton with the Rev. Bryan Coates, starting at 11am.

In All Saints’ Farley there is a Parish Eucharist Service with the Rev. Simon Coates, also starting at 11am.

We hope that you will be able to come to one of these services.


Pitton – 9.15 – 9.45am Informal Prayers at St. Peter’s

2 – 4 pm; Tea, Cake and Chatter at St. Peter’s.

Don’t forget, if you need help with transport, contact Sarah on 01722 712581

Please see Clarendon Team Weekly News below for news of events across the Team.


Simeon – a musical by Roger Jones
We are planning to present this musical at Candlemas as the culmination of the Christmas season. It will take place in Alderbury Village Hall on Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 4.00pm.
At this stage we are inviting all singers who would like to take part to register their interest (we are looking for choir members as well as soloists). If you would like to take part please contact Andy Larkham or Beth Hutton by 22nd September, so that we can order the music copies (£5.99 each).

There are no funerals in the Team in the next week.

All Saints and St John’s Churches, Winterslow will be holding their Harvest Supper on Saturday 28th September, 7 for 7.30pm at the Village Hall. This will be a Bring and Share Supper with a bar. Please sign up on the form at the back of the churches to state whether you will be bringing a sweet or savoury dish. ALL WELCOME.

Change of Sunday service times: the time after a service is a precious time when we as clergy and those leading the service can chat to visitors, pick up important pastoral issues and share good news. Currently, the 9:30am service, which often finishes at 10:30 am, leaves little or no time to get to another church for their 11:00 am service. You will, therefore, see us rushing off rather than being with you. To address this, the Team Council have agreed that from the beginning of October the 9:30 am service will begin a quarter of an hour earlier at 9:15 am. We hope that the 15mins difference will not cause you any issues and look forward to more time with you.

The next Books, Cakes and Puzzles Sale will be held at St John’s Schoolroom, Winterslow on Saturday 14th September from 10am to 12 noon. ALL WELCOME

Winterslow: On Tuesday 17th September the windows will be cleaned at All Saints, St John’s and the Team Office.


Please see the Team Website for details of all services this week.

The Team Office will be closed from Wednesday 21st August to Monday 2nd September inclusive.


Can you host a Sudanese Bishop?

In July next year the Archbishop of Canterbury will invite all the Anglican bishops in the world to a Lambeth Conference, to be held in Canterbury. Bishop Nicholas is inviting all bishops in the Sudan and South Sudan, with their wives, to enjoy our hospitality in the Diocese of Salisbury for a few days before this conference – to deepen our friendship and to learn from each other.

This will be a great time of sharing and celebration and we are looking for hosts across the diocese to provide hospitality to our guests. Final arrangements have yet to be decided, but it looks likely we will need hosts to offer accommodation to one (or more) bishop and wife, for up to five or six nights between 16th-22nd July 2020. This will entail bed and breakfast and probably some ferrying around.

We envisage that, in every deanery, several bishops will be staying who could share a programme of visits and activities during the day – so we’re also looking for people to contribute to daily programmes. Some separate activities for wives will be organised by the Mothers’ Union. On a date to be confirmed there will be a service and reception for our guests in the Cathedral, at which hosts are also welcome. Details arrangements are developing, so we will keep you in touch as plans unfold.
We would love your involvement: if you may be able to help, please contact Sheila Trist on:


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