Monthly Archives: November 2020

Carol Services

These will be at St John the Evangelist Church, Carterton on 13th and 20th December at 6pm; they will be identical so please choose just one date. Booking essential, via our church warden Allister Holt from 3rd December, call 01993 … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

An Advent reflection Advent is about preparing for the second coming of Jesus, in glory on the last day, in the light of his first coming, as a baby in Bethlehem. When Israel returned from exile in Babylon, it found … Continue reading

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Meet Bishop Gavin

The Queen has approved the appointment of Gavin Collins as the next Bishop of Dorchester. In this special filmed edition of My Extraordinary Family, Bishop Steven talks with Gavin about his Christian formation, his ministry since ordination and his hopes for the role he … Continue reading

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How are you feeling?

We often think of comfort as something soft and soothing, like a big hug. But to comfort someone is not simply to wrap them up in cotton wool and tenderness. Comfortable words are words which restore our strength, our core, … Continue reading

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Thursday 19th is World Toilet Day

Without proper toilets and clean water, people are trapped in a vicious cycle: They’re likely to become sick through sanitation-related diseases Illness means they cannot work or farm their land, so they earn less or grow less food Children often … Continue reading

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There will be no Messy Church in December. Instead we plan to have a Christingle Service that will be streamed live from St Johns Church on Saturday 12th December 4pm. We will be giving out packs to make your Christingle … Continue reading

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Light Up Carterton

You may be interested to read this article about the work of the Messy Church team who want to light up our benefice with a message of hope. Great work guys! Read the Oxford Mail article here

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The Children’s Society Everyone is encouraged to have a box, if you don’t have one and would like one, please call Linda Cox 841069, who will be delighted to supply one for you. We have 95 box holders at the moment, let’s … Continue reading

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Churchwardens take office

The churchwardens for St John’s (Allister Holt and Alison Brown) and St Britius (Dr Phil Holmes) were sworn in at an evening service in St Britius. This was the last service before Lockdown II, the swearing in to the Office … Continue reading

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Lockdown II

Following the Government’s announcement, we will be back to online services until at least the beginning of December. Look under the Worship heading to watch services. The ministry team are, of course, easily contactable by phone or via this website, … Continue reading

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