Clarendon Team News – 23rd February 2020

Dear Friends,

As we approach Lent, this year we think particularly about the beauty of God’s Creation and how we can best look after it. Available in Farley and Pitton churches, for just £1.50, are copies of “Live Lent”, a booklet (produced for the C of E’s Lent campaign for 2020) of daily reflections and suggestions that will “provide you, your family and your church with an opportunity to come together to meet with God and rejoice in the beauty of God’s creation”.

Well, we didn’t need wellies last Sunday and many of you braved the weather, but this Sunday could be different! The springs have now sprung at Roundbarrow Farm and it won’t be long before the water starts emptying onto the road and heading down our way. We have some reasonable weather forecast so hopefully Sunday will still be business as usual!

SUNDAY

11am Pitton, St Peter’s – Parish Eucharist led by Cynthia
6pm Farley, All Saints – BCP Evensong led by Debbie

SHROVE TUESDAY

Pitton – St Peter’s
9.15am – Informal Prayers
2.30 – 4pm Tea, Cake and Chatter – there may even be some pancakes!

ASH WEDNESDAY

10am Whaddon, St Mary’s – Midweek Communion
6.30pm Whiteparish, All Saints – BCP Communion
7.30pm Winterslow, All Saints – Ash Wednesday Eucharist

SUNDAY 1st March FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

11am Pitton – Morning Praise with Pathfinders
11am Farley – Parish Eucharist

FUTURE DATES

Tuesday March 3rd Pitton 10.15 – 11.30 at Mole End, Above Hedges

Our Lent studies will be taken from “Operation Noah”, an organisation set up in 2004 to provide a Christian response to the climate crisis. We can print weekly sheets for you or you can read them online at http://operationnoah.org
Ruth Valerio’s book “Saying Yes to Life” can be used alongside if wished, but will cost £9

Wednesday March 4th, 10.30am

Coffee shop at Farley Village Hall

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March from 2-4pm – Litter Picking in Pitton.

Meet at the church with high-viz gear to receive instructions and equipment! Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Friday 20th March, 2-4pm

Olive and Hilary are kindly holding a Lent Lunch at Olive’s, in aid of the Christian Aid Appeal for Syria. For catering purposes please let them know if you would like to attend.

Sunday March 22nd – all hands on deck for the annual Great British Spring Clean around Pitton.

Saturday 28th March Big spring clean of St Peter’s.

Friday 8th May VE DAY – Pitton are planning celebrations at St Peter’s. If you would like to be involved or have ideas please let Sarah, Debbie, Linda or Val know.

Pitton Charities

St Peter’s PCC Policy is to tithe 10% of our unrestricted income to charity.
2019’s charities were: 1.All We Can 2.MAF 3. Salisbury Trust for the Homeless
It is now time to choose again. Please would you write down the charities that you would like us to support. We usually have one local, one Methodist and one International charity. They must all be run on Christian principles.

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Best Wishes from Sarah and Jane

BCP Holy Communion service on the second Wednesday of each month at 3pm in All Saints Whiteparish.

A Communion service lasting only 30 minutes takes place every Wednesday morning at Whaddon at 10am.  You would be most welcome to join the regular attendees.

 

 

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