We extend a warm welcome to you and look forward to sharing worship with you

Sunday 21stOctober 2018                                      21st Sunday After Trinity Liturgical Colour –Green                                                        Year B Readings
8.00 am Blendworth – Holy Communion  – Isaiah 53: 4-end; Hebrews 5:1-10;

Mark 10: 35-45

9.30am Chalton – Morning Prayer – – Isaiah 53: 4-end;  Mark 10: 35-45; Ps 91: 9-end
9.30am Idsworth – All Age Worship for Patronal Festival – John 10: 22-29  
11.00am Blendworth –  Parish Communion – same readings as for 8.00am


We welcome to our services today Mrs Jackie Brookfield at the 9.30 Morning Prayer service at Chalton and Bishop Ian Brackley at the 11.00 Eucharist at Blendworth.





Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord,

to your faithful people pardon and peace,

that they may be cleansed from all their sins

and serve you with a quiet mind;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.   Amen



Post Communion


Father of light,

in whom there is no change or shadow of turning,

you give us every good and perfect gift

and have brought us to birth by your word of truth:

may we be a living sign of that kingdom

where your whole creation will be made perfect

in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen





Readings for Today at Blendworth and Chalton


Isaiah 53: 4-endGod’s suffering servant will be treated unjustly but will delight in the many who are made righteous through him.


Hebrews 5: 1-10:  Jesus is appointed by God to be our high priest through his obedient suffering, which also brings salvation to others..


Mark 10: 35-45:  Status in God’s kingdom is found only through sacrificial love and service and is freely given by God – it cannot be earned





An Interregnum Prayer


God our Father – You have welcomed each one of us in Christ Jesus and called us to be his body in this place; send us your Holy Spirit, at this time of uncertainty and change, to fill us with vision, energy, and faithfulness in prayer, that we may be true to our calling to bring new life to our community.  Guide those on whom will fall an extra burden of responsibility during this time of vacancy.  And give wisdom to those who are to choose new incumbents for this united benefice, and the adjoining parishes, in the proposed pastoral reorganisation.  That the ones whom we receive may be wise and gentle shepherds of your people: ready to serve us with joy, to build us up in faith, and to lead us by example in loving obedience to your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.    Amen.




A HUGE THANK YOU to everybody who made my last Sunday in the Benefice so special.  For all the cards, letters gifts and greetings and for being there at the services.  You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and I will watch future developments with interest.

God Bless you – with love Rosemary



Mid week Holy Communion Service


Just for the time being our mid-week services at 11.00am on a Wednesday will be suspended.  If there is any change to this arrangement we will publish this on the pew sheet.



Dates For Your 2018 Diaries
Thur 18th Oct 12.30pm Funeral of Ronald “Charlie” Brett at Portchester Crematorium.
Sat 20th Oct 10.00am


Marriage Preparation Nuts and Bolts morning for 2019 wedding couples at Holy Trinity Blendworth
Sun 21st Oct 9.30am St Hubert Idsworth Patronal Festival
Wed 24th Oct 4.00pm Wedding Rehearsal at Blendworth
Sat 27th Oct 12.30pm Wedding of Rebecca Jones and Oliver Smith at Blendworth
6.00pm Concert by Candlelight at Idsworth – see below
Sat 3rd Nov 7.00pm Quiz – more details later
Sat 9th Dec 10.30am-12.30pm  Christmas Market at the Church Centre. see below
7.00pm Jingle all the Way’ by the Downland Singers. See page 4
Thu 20th Dec 9.30-11.30am – Christmas at the Coffee Shop





Concert by Candlelight:


‘An Evening with Mary Ann Kennedy,

Highland Harpist and Folk Singer’


St Hubert’s Church,

Saturday 27th October, 6.00pm


For tickets: Adults £10; Children £2 –

ring Andrew Callender 02392 413410






Wedding Nuts and Bolts


It’s the time of the year when we invite the couples who will be marrying in one of our churches next year in 2019 to a meeting at Blendworth.  The meeting will be on Saturday 20th October from 10.00am to approx.. 12.00 noon.  At this meeting we are able to help them to understand the practicalities of a church wedding ceremony in our parishes, as well as who will be able to help them to plan their service including those who can advise on music.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in coming along to this meeting, please give them directions to Blendworth and the date and time of the meeting and they will be very welcome.






Christmas Market at Blendworth Church Centre


Saturday 9th December 2018 – 10.30-12.30


Have you anything that you can donate to the following stalls?


1.      Books, Games, Puzzles, and bottles (various).

2.      Could you also donate a prize for the Grand Draw?

3.      Would you be able to run or help run a stall?

If the answer to any of the above is YES please contact Jo Lougher (9307 4122)

for further information

Or why not call in at the coffee morning any Thursday held in the Church Centre from 9.30am-11.30am.  You will be very welcome.



Sunday 28th  October                                                 22nd Sunday After Trinity

Liturgical Colour Green                 Bible Sunday                                 Year B Readings

8.00 am Blendworth – Holy Communion Isaiah 55: 1-11, 2 Timothy 3: 14-4:5

John 5: 36b-end

9.30 am Chalton –Family Service- John 5: 36b-end
9.30 am IdsworthMorning Prayer Isaiah 55: 1-11, John 5: 36b-end, Ps 19: 7-end
11.00.am Blendworth –Parish Communion– same readings as for 8.00am



Jingle all the way


presented by The Downland Singers


on Saturday 9th  December at 7.30pm


in Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 0AA)

More details to follow





I am taking part in the Great South Run on October 21st in Southsea, hoping to raise funds in support of the Rosemary Foundation who have been providing Hospice at Home care in our area for over 20 years.


“I have never run so far in my life but I am determined to get to the finish.I would love to be able to reach my target of £1,000, so I’m asking if you might be so kind as to support me, please?


There are sponsor forms with David Lougher and John Bates or my online giving page can be reached through the following link:





Leading Worship

This is a short course of five sessions for all those involved in leading worship and those wanting to find out more including an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, learn from each other and explore resources.

The first two sessions are compulsory – sessions 3,4,and 5 are optional


Each 2 hour session will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd PO7 5QB from 7.30-9.30pm and will be led by Revd. Emma Racklyeft


Session 1. Monday 15th Oct. – Introduction to Worship

Session 2. Monday 19th Nov. – Worship Leadership

Session 3. Monday 14th Jan –  Music in Worship

Session 4. Monday   4th Feb – ‘All Age’ Worship

Session 5  Monday   4th Mar –  Using the Bible in Worship

To book this free course including materials, tea and coffee please contact

Anne Grove at havantdeanery@gmail.com or 02392 256814




Blendworth Fundraising

Your subscription for the next series of the Bonus Ball is now due.  There are still some numbers available if anyone is interested.  Please give your payment to Gordon Taylor or Sue Wilson.  Thank you