Alert reduced

Parish churches in Ampfield, Chilworth & North Baddesley

On Saturday 12th September
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]

I'm sorry that this email is a bit late this week - there were some technical issues to be sorted. The in-person service this Sunday will be at All Saints for worshippers who have booked, followed by 'Communion to go' from 11am to noon at St Mark's. The service will be available online on the benefice website and on YouTube ( The order of service is available here (pdf) or as a booklet for printing (pdf). The service will look slightly different this week - Mark and I are not around tomorrow morning so it will all be from All Saints without any zoom participation from home. Thank you for bearing with us as we continue to work out new ways of doing things.

On Sunday Andrew preached at St Mark's on resolving conflict in a church community - a difficult topic - and his sermon is available to watch or read below. Meanwhile, at Worship for All online, we picked up again on the 5Ps (people, peace, planet, politics and poverty) that we started looking at earlier in the year with a theme of people - with particular focus on the many and varied forms of discrimination. Again, you can catch up below.

And, as I mentioned last week, it's the ride and stride today and a churchyard tidy-up at St John's tomorrow afternoon (see below for more details of both).


This Weekend

Ride and Stride 2020

Churchyard Tidy-up at St John's

There's still time to sponsor those who are riding and striding today.

There are a few jobs to be done in the churchyard at St John's, weather permitting. Do come and join us if you can to help, or even just to supervise - you will be most welcome.

Ampfield Messenger for September

September's edition of the Ampfield Messenger is available ...
Ampfield Messenger for September

Morning Prayer Thurs 10th Sept

Morning Prayer Thurs 10th Sept
Join Victoria and Andrew for Morning Prayer on Thursday 10th Sept from St Denys'.

Worship For All: People and Discrimination

The online service on Sunday 6th Sept was Worship for All which looked at the theme of people and discrimination.
Worship For All: People and Discrimination

Resolving conflict in church community

Revd Andrew Ashdown preaching from a pulpit
Reconciliation needs to be at the heart of the Christian community’s mission, both where the local Christian community is placed, and in the wider world. And reconciliation requires engagement, compassion, listening and embrace.
Meanwhile. In other news the seasons roll on. Please send us lots of pictures. We look forward to sharing and seeing what everyone is up to.
Your parish church has not gone away. We are offering daily prayer privately. Please join us, venture deeper into spiritual communion with our Lord, and prayer for the welfare of our communities and those in health and public service. or ring the vicarage
facebook twitter