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

Sunday 22nd April 2018                                                        4th Sunday of Easter Liturgical Colour –White                                                          Year B Readings
8.00 am Blendworth – Holy Communion – Acts 4: 5-12; 1 John 3: 16-end; John 10; 11-18
9.30 am Chalton – Family Service – John 10; 11-18 – followed by APCMs
9.30 am Idsworth – Morning Prayer – Acts 4: 5-12; John 10; 11-18; Psalm 23
11.00 am Blendworth – Parish Communion – same readings as for 8.00am






Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.   Amen.



Post Communion


Merciful Father,

you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,

and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again;

keep us always under his protection,

and give us grace to follow in his steps;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.





In view of the St Thomas Award Presentation  to David Lougher on 29th April

at the Cathedral (see page 3), there will be NO 6.00pm Evensong at Chalton next week


The Cathedral need to know numbers so please inform Rosemary or Carol if you are coming




Thank you for worshipping with us today – we hope to see you again soon.

Please take this pew sheet home with you to remind you of forthcoming events.

For further information about our services and points of contact please visit our website – www.bcichurches.org.uk

Please noteThe list for Prayers for the Sick has now been revised and some names have been transferred to the lists in each church.  For names to be added please ask the person first and then please keep us informed of their progress.  Thank you.


Reece Moore, Luke Brindley, Richard Brindley, Gertrude Russell, Gayle Catterall-Goodwin,

Baby Chloe (Nikki Martin’s gr. daughter), Stephen Longhurst, , Lyra Goyal (Sue Wilson’s gr daughter),

Lynne Williams (Marion & Mike Williams sister-in-law), Sylvia Draycott, Barnie Madden (Grans & Tots),

Derek Hickman, Margaret Harvey (Jeremy Pink’s Mother-in-law)


Pamela Earle, Teresa Flewin, Joan Hayes, Margaret Wokersien, Elsie Field,

Pat Holliday (Gill Bannister’s mum),.





Readings for Today


Acts 4: 5-12;  Peter and John have been arrested by the temple authorities for healing the sick in the name of Jesus, and preaching to the crowds

1 John 3: 16-end;  This is part of a longer section on right living, setting out what is necessary for the children of God in terms of behaviour

John 10: 11-18;  This chapter of the Gospel of John uses the imagery of the shepherd and his flock to show that Jesus is the Son of God.








An Afternoon Tea Concert In Celebration of our Patron Saint

St George

On Sunday 22nd April from 3.00 – 5.00pm

At Blendworth Church Centre

Tickets £8.00 from Roger Rixon tel. 07738240467







The next meeting will be on Wednesday 30th May at 7.30pm

at ‘The Lougher’s’ home, 20 Ennerdale Close, Horndean.

continuing the study of John Chapter 19.


Please see additional information about this group in the magazine.






Notice for the Junior Church


Junior Church restarts on 22nd April but.there will be no Junior Church on 29th April due to a shortened service followed by the Blendworth Annual Parochial Church Meetings.





For Information

Don’t forget that if you are unable to attend a Sunday service you are very welcome to come along to the Mid-Week Communion service at 11.00am in the Church Centre Chapel.



Dates For Your 2018 Diaries
Thur 19th Apr 10.30 am Monthly Mothers’ Union Meeting in the Church Centre Chapel
Thu 19th Apr 2.15 – 3.10 pm Idsworth Friends AGM at St Hubert followed by talk ‘St Hubert an Architect’s View’ by Mike Driver.
Sat 21st Apr 1.00 -3.30 pm Spring Fayre and Plant Sale at the Baptist Church at Napier Hall
Sun 22nd Apr 9.30 am Shortened Worship followed by APCMs at Chalton
3.00 – 5.00pm Downland Singers Afternoon Tea for St George’s Day at the Church Centre. – see page 2
Thu 26th Apr 7.00 pm Deep South Gospel Sing-Along at Chalton – Tickets £10- t. 023 9225 1664
Sun 29th Apr 11.00 am Shortened Worship followed by APCMs at HTB followed by light lunch.
6.00 pm St Thomas Award to David Lougher at the Cathedral
Wed 2nd May 5.00 pm Wedding Rehearsal at HTB
Thur 3rd May 11.30 am Funeral of Pat Holliday at Blendworth
Sat 5th May 1.30 pm Wedding of Katie Tindal and Benjamin Murphy at Blendworth
Wed 9th May 12.15 pm Funeral of Elsie Field at The Oaks
Thu 10th May 2.30 pm Rehearsal at Chalton ???????
7.30 pm Baptism Preparation at 1A Havant Road
Sat 12th May 2.00 pm Wedding of Emily Iredale and Christopher Lillywhite at Chalton
Sun 13th May 12.45 pm Baptisms of Charlie Poulson and Emily Button
Wed 16thMay Archdeacon’s Visitation at St John’s Rowlands Castle – appointments: IDS 6.20pm, HTB 6.25pm and Ch 6.30pm.  Service at 7.00pm
Thu 17th May 6.00 pm Wedding Rehearsal at HTB
Sat 19th  

1.30 pm

Royal Wedding Day

Wedding of Rachael Lloyd and Robert Kiley.

Wed 23rdMay 7.30 pm Idsworth PCC Meeting
Sun 27th May 10.30am United Benefice Parish Communion Service at Blendworth with  our friends from the Methodist Congregation and Bishop Christopher.
Thur 7th June 2.00 pm Chalton PCC Meeting




More Dates for your diaries – (please note additional messages).


A full list of events for 2018 at Idsworth is now available at www.idsworthchurchfriends.org

Or phone – Chairman of the Friends – Andrew Callender – t. 023 9241 3410


A full list of events for 2018 for Chalton is now published on the notice board of each of our churches as well as the April edition of the magazine



United Benefice Services for 2018 each starting at 10.30am

                                             Trinity Sunday 27th May                    Blendworth

                                                          Sunday 8th July                    Idsworth

                                            Sunday 16th September                     Chalton



Annual Parochial Church Meetings 2018 each to follow a shortened Morning Service

                                                     Sunday 22nd April                      Chalton

                                                      Sunday 29th April                      Blendworth






Warm congratulations


To Lynne Ambrose and Helen Martin, who with the support of Jane Wighton,

were Confirmed by the Bishop at a service at the Cathedral on Easter Eve.

Every blessing to all as they continue their Christian journey.



Sunday 29th April                                                                  5th Sunday of Easter

Liturgical Colour – White                                                                           Year B Readings

8.00 am Blendworth – Holy Communion – .Acts 8: 26-end; 1 John 4: 7-end; John 15: 1-8
9.30 am Chalton – No Morning Service
9.30 am Idsworth – Parish Communion – same readings as for 8.00am
11.00 am Blendworth – Morning Prayer – Acts 8: 26-end; John 15: 1-8; Psalm 22: 25-end

Shortened Service followed by APCMs and Buffet Lunch afterwards.

6.00 pm Chalton – No Evening Service today due to the St Thomas Award to David Lougher at the Cathedral





The revised roll will be available at the back of the Church this Sunday 22nd April, to enable you to check that you are on the roll and that your details are correct.

Any further new members who wish to be included on the roll must complete an application form, available from the Electoral Roll Officer and may do so from April 29th onwards.

You should be aware that in order to comply with the Data Protection Act, the Electoral Roll will not be available again in Church after this Sunday.






The new date for this event is Friday 25th May at All Saints Denmead – 7.15 to 9.15pm.

Book asap through Anne Grove at havantdeanery@gmail.com or 023 9225 6814







Please DO NOT switch the heaters off at the end of each pew until further notice.    If you are feeling that you are getting too hot the recommendation is that you sit on your kneeler!  Thank you





More Congratulations!


Go to David Lougher who has gained the Bishop’s St Thomas Award for Christian Service to the church and the wider community.  David could not have achieved this without the wonderful support of his wife Josie over many years.  Our appreciation and congratulations go to them both.  The presentation for all the candidates will take place during the 6.00pm Evensong service at the Cathedral on Sunday 29th April. We hope that as many people as possible from the Benefice will be able to attend to support David that evening.  Well done!



Advance Notice – Blendworth Village Fete


Saturday 9th June 2018

Venue – Blendworth House, Crabden Lane; Blendworth

Time – 11.00am – 5.00pm

A variety of traditional activities throughout the day.

Everyone – friends and families welcome

If you are able to help please contact the office to let Mike Williams know. – 023 9259 7023