Our new Ministry Team comprises five Clergy (Revd Helen O’Sullivan as Associate Vicar) and five Licensed Lay Ministers; this means you will undoubtedly see new smiley faces in your churches and schools from time to time, so please welcome them. In the fullness of time we will have a new website as a central point for information for town and villages regarding service times, ministers and contact for administrators who assist us.
I would value your prayers at this time of change, which hasn’t been easy all round. However, ever the optimist, I can see plenty of opportunity for churches to network well, meet new friends and support each other across our communities in a new way, and have some fun! If anyone would like to contact me to chat about these changes please do email me (Revd.firstname.lastname@example.org).
WELCOME TO BRIGHTWATERS BENEFICE
Our new Benefice (network of parishes) for our area will be known as the Bright Waters Benefice. The title has local historical significance, taken from the book Where the Bright Waters Meet by Harry Plunket Greene, who is buried at Hurstbourne Priors. This is a lovely picture of chalk water streams merging together, fishing and enjoying the beautiful countryside; and of course the theological significance of living waters of hope bringing new life.
We have now joyfully expanded to nine church congregations: All Hallows in Whitchurch; St Andrew’s in Hurstbourne Priors; All Saints in Barton Stacey; St James in Woodcott; St James the Less in Litchfield; St Mary’s in Tufton; St Michael’s in Bullington; St Nicholas in Longparish; and St Peter’s in St Mary Bourne.
LIVE SUNDAY WORSHIP VIA ZOOM
Although we will not be meeting together physically due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we can still worship wherever we find ourselves. Do join the service at 11am on Zoom via the button below.
RECORDED SUNDAY WORSHIP VIA YOUTUBE
If you can't manage to join our live Sunday worship on Sunday morning, why not catch up at your leisure via YouTube. Search for Whitchurch Benefice and the latest service will be there, or connect via the button below.
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