Sunday 23rd June                                                           1st Sunday after Trinity

Liturgical Colour – green                                              Year C Readings

8.00 am

Blendworth – Holy Communion:- Isaiah 65: 1-9; Galatians 3: 23-end;

Luke 8: 26-39.


Chalton – Family Worship:- Luke 8: 26-39


Idsworth – Morning Prayer:- Isaiah 65: 1-9; Luke 8: 26-39; Psalm 22: 19-28


Blendworth – Parish Communion:  same readings as for 8.00am   


We welcome to our services today the Revd. Canon Terry Louden to 8.00am at Blendworth,

Mrs Jackie Brookfield to 9.30am at Chalton, the Revd. David Lindsay to 9.30am at Idsworth

and the Revd. Canon John Shepherd to the 11.00am at Blendworth




O God,

 the strength of all those who put their trust in you,

 mercifully accept our prayers

 and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

 we can do no good thing without you,

grant us the help of your grace,

 that in the keeping of your commandments

we may please you both in will and deed;

 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


Eternal Father,

we thank you for nourishing us

 with these heavenly gifts:

may our communion strengthen us in faith,

 build us up in hope,

 and make us grow in love;

 for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen




Readings for Today


Isaiah 65: 1-9;  Despite all their failures and the punishment they deserve, God promises that God’s people will survive in their land.


Galations 3: 23-end;  Sin and division no longer have power over us, because we are all God’s children through faith.


Luke 8: 26-39;  Jesus’ healing of a possessed man causes amazement and consternation.





A message from Anne Haigh


“After a sudden and unexpected three weeks in Southampton General Hospital,

Tim Haigh died there on 30th May – Ascension Day.

A small private service will be held in Chalton church for family and those who attend Chalton church.

A Thanksgiving service for Tim will follow in the late summer.”





We have been asked to advertised the following



The Youth and Family Community Leader is a strategic new position created by the PCC of All Saints to serve our young people and develop our connections and relationships with young families across our community. To learn more about our church, our vision and values please visit our website:

If you are interested we invite you to contact our Vicar, Revd. Emma Racklyeft at or ring 023 9226 2647 for an informal chat, Job Description and Person Specification and Application Pack.



Blendworth Fete


Despite battling with the wind and rain on Saturday 8th June we raised over £800 on the day.  Well done everyone!

Dates For Your 2019 Diaries

Sat 22nd June

2.00 pm

Wedding of Jane Osborne and Neil Connolly at Chalton

2.00 pm

Wedding of Gill Bannister and Geoff Hill at Blendworth

Thu 27thJune

2.30 pm

Wedding rehearsal at Blendworth

Sat 29th June


Wedding of Deborah Everett and Paul Goddard at Blendworth


Armed Forces Day Service in Horndean Village Square

Sun 30th June


Pet Service at Chalton

Tues 2nd July

6.00 pm

Wedding Rehearsal at Blendworth

Sat 6th July


Wedding of Stephanie Hawley and Martin Craddock at Blendworth

Sun 7th July


Talk on millinery by Stephen Jones at Chalton – details below

Tues 9th July

4.00 pm

Wedding rehearsal at Chalton

Wed 10th July


Wedding at Chalton (time tbc)

Sun 14th July

6.00-10.00pm-a ‘Different Quiz Evening’ with a Bring & Share Supper at St Edmunds

Mon 15thJuly


Wedding of Frances Lewis and Simon Townend at Idsworth

Sat 20th July


Gemini Concert at Chalton

Sat 27th July


Wedding of Ruth Cousins and Connor Gough at Blendworth



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.




St Michael and All Angels Chalton


are hosting a


Pet Service


on Sunday 30th June at 2.00 pm.


It is an opportunity to thank God for all the joys we receive from our pets, to seek His blessing upon them and to pray for those who care for all animals



Teas at Three At Chalton


Watch this space for future dates when you can enjoy ‘Teas at 3.00pm’ on Bank Holiday Mondays. in the country church of St Michael and All Angels.  Look out for the next date which will be advertised here.  Everyone will be welcome



Sunday 30th June                                                         2nd Sunday after Trinity

Liturgical Colour – Green                                                                            Year C Readings

8.00 am

Blendworth – Holy Communion: 1 Kings 19: 15,16,19-end;

 Galations 5: 1,13-25;  Luke 9: 51-end


Idsworth – Parish Communion: same readings as for 8.00am   


Blendworth – Morning Prayer: 1Kings 19: 15,16,19-end;  Luke 9: 51-end; Psalm 16


Chalton – Evensong 





Joint Benefice Parish Communion Services


These will be held on the following dates and all services will start at 10.30am


                                          Chalton        Sunday 7th July

                                         Idsworth        Sunday 13th October








Sunday 7th July at Chalton at 3.00pm


Stephen Jones, milliner to the stars, makes a very welcome return for yet another fascinating talk, a real insight into his fabulous world.  He will bring lots of hats for everyone to try on.


See the additional article on page 11 of the magazine.






St Michael’s Church Chalton


are hosting the

gemini consort


on – Saturday 20th July at 7.30pm


Come and enjoy a summer concert of delightful music celebrating the natural world in all its beauty, including works by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Schubert and Gershwin.


The gemini consort are a group of accomplished musicians and singers from the Petersfield area, who will perform instrumental pieces for recorder, clarinet, flute and trumpet, as well as works for the choir, soloists, duets and trios. 


Admission is free and the retiring collection will be shared between St Michael’s Church and The Rosemary Foundation.