Clarendon Team News – 20th October 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbours,
Our harvest gifts for the Trussell Trust from our Harvest Festival last week weighed in at a weighty 33.3 kg.  Thank you to all who were able to contribute and especially to Hilary and Olive for organising and catering the excellent Harvest Lunch (with particularly good crumbles and cobblers even for Pitton)  which raised £234, to be split between the All We Can Bahamas’ hurricane appeal and St Peter’s Church.
This week, Simon is presiding at the Eucharist at St. Peter’s Pitton and Mandy is leading a Morning Praise service at All Saints’ Farley.  Both services are at 11.00 a.m.  While you are at the service, pick up your 2020 Diary at the back of both churches.  They have arrived!
The Team Weekly Newssheet is available on the team website, which includes the poster for the Harvest of Talents being held at St.John’s West Grimstead.  It includes an opportunity to try a variety of instruments from 3.30 – 4.00pm and a short concert of poems, songs etc. at 4.00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome at St. Peter’s Church Pitton for informal prayers on Tuesday from 9.15 – 9.45 as usual.  If you have not come before, come and hear a short reflection on the gospel reading for the following week and join in the prayers for personal, local and international concerns.
On Tuesday afternoon from 2.00 pm, come and join with others in the village for a time of hospitality and refreshment.  The name says it all – Tea, Cakes and Chatter.
With love in Christ


On Tuesday 22 October at 2.00 p.m. the Funeral Service for Bruce Morrison RIP will be held at St. Peter’s Church, Pitton.   Upon retiring, you are invited to join Rachel and family at the Hook and Glove, Farley. Please remember Rachel and family in your prayers.

The Pitton Shop and Post office will be closed all day and no papers will be delivered on 22 October.    Tea, Cake and Chatter will not be held that day.

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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