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

Sunday 22nd October  2017                                      19th Sunday after Trinity

Liturgical Colour – Green                                                        Year A Readings

8.00 am Blendworth – Holy Communion –  Isaiah 45: 1-7; 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Matthew 22: 15-22
9.30am Chalton – Family Worship – Matthew 22: 15-22;
9.30am Idsworth – Morning Prayer – Isaiah 45: 1-7; Matthew 22: 15-22; Ps 96:1-13
11.00 am Blendworth – Parish Communion – same readings as for 8.00am


 O God, forasmuch as without you

we are not able to please you;

mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit

may in all things direct and rule our hearts;

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

Holy and blessed God,

you have fed us with the body and blood of your Son

and filled us with your Holy Spirit:

may we honour you,

not only with our lips

but in lives dedicated to the service

of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers for the Sick

 Please note – The list for Prayers for the Sick has been revised and some names have now been transferred to the lists in each church.  Please let the clergy know if you or any of the congregation is sick or going into hospital.  For names to be added to the pew sheet please ask the person first and keep us informed of their progress.  Thank you.


Kevin Manley, Molly Midworth, Dayle Moore, Reece Moore, June, Bill Weir, Paul Rayner, Malcolm, Georgia Hudson, Terry Louden, Sylvia Draycott, Vanessa, Bryan,

Bill Clarke, Isabelle Sumner, Barbara Cobb, Valerie, Jack Knight, Maureen Jarratt, Luke Brindley, Sheila Freemantle, Stephen Longhurst, Vincent Freedman, Irene, Richard Brindley, Anna Cole, Martin Sparshott


Michael Webster, Helen Marshall, Helen Dolan, Valerie Dewey.


 Isaiah 45: 1-7;.Persian king Cyrus has been chosen by God to be the agent of the Israelites’ freedom from Babylonian bondage, returning them to their homeland and bringing the second temple into existence.

 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Paul’s relationship with the Thessalonian Christians bears fruit in their steadfast commitment to Christ, which they live out as a profound and explicit witness before their neighbours.

Matthew 22: 15-22; The Pharisees plot to trap Jesus with a question about paying taxes to the Romans, but he is not to be outwitted.

 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


Leading Intercessions in Public Worship

For the experienced, the novice and the inquisitive!

A 2 hour practical session on why and how to pray as part of Sunday Worship led by Revd. Emma Racklyeft  on

Saturday 18th November 10am-12noon at St Peters Church Hayling Island

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

Anne Grove at or 02392 256814

Dates For Your 2017 Diaries
Sun 22nd Oct 3.00pm Adult Confirmation Preparation introductory session – 1A Havant Rd
Fri 27th Oct 11.30 am Funeral of Helen Dolan at Blendworth
Sat 28th Oct 10am-12noon Wedding Nuts and Bolts morning for 2018 couples.
Mon 30th Oct 7pm-9pm The General Date Protection Regulations awareness course – venue tba
Sat 4th Nov Diocesan Synod meeting at St Lukes Southsea.
Wed 15th Nov 7.30 pm Idsworth PCC Meeting
Thur 16th Nov 10.30 am Mothers’ Union Monthly Meeting – Blendworth Church Centre
Wed 6th Dec 11.00 am Mothers’ Union All Island Advent Service, Freshwater IOW



 Ruth Loveman is running 10Km on Sunday 22nd October for Cancer Research and would be very grateful for your sponsorship.  She may be contacted on 023 9259 1933.


 Diaries for 2018 are now available in all our Churches.  You are welcome to collect one from the back of the church, and if you wish a small donation would be much appreciated.

 Blendworth Christmas Market

Saturday 2nd December 2017

We are looking for stall holders who would like to have a stall at the

Christmas Market held at Blendworth Church Centre

If you would like to hold a stall at the Christmas Market please contact

Jo Lougher on 023 9307 4122, or call in at the coffee morning any Thursday

held in the Church Centre from 9.30am-11.30am.  You will be very welcome.

  A Musical Christmas Countdown

presented by The Downland Singers

on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm

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

Tickets £9 (adults), £5 (under 16s) from Marion or Jeff

   You may be interested to look up the following article that was printed in ‘Horndean Matters’

 Horndean goes to Rowlands Castle.

Article in Horndean Matters by Guy Shepherd

The Boundary Commission is proposing the redraw of the boundaries that would see Horndean and Blendworth transfer to a new Rowlands Castle ward.

Residents have until 11th December 2017 to make comments regarding this move and details can be found at


 Sunday 29th  October                                                 Last Sunday after Trinity

Liturgical Colour – Green                                                                          Year A Readings

Bible Sunday

8.00 am Blendworth – Holy Communion –  Nehemiah 8: 1-4a, 8-12; Colossians 3: 12-17;

Matthew 24: 30-35.

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 – Nehemiah 8: 1-4a,8-12; Matthew 24: 30-35,

Ps. 119: 9-16

6.00 pm Chalton – Evensong – Isaiah 55: 1-11; Luke 4: 14-30; Ps. 119: 89-104.


Calling all Boys and Girls (including Grown-ups!)

If you would like to take part in the Nativity presentation at

Blendworth please speak to Sue Wilson or Val Griffiths

 Midweek Communion Service

 Please note that the mid-week Communion Services on

Wednesdays 18th and 25th October have been cancelled due to holiday absences.


 Please note that the introductory session for the Adult Confirmation group has been moved to Sunday 29th October at 3.00pm – venue 1A Havant Road, Horndean.  There is still space for others who may wish to explore or deepen their faith in God leading, if appropriate to them, to confirmation by the Bishop in the Spring.

Just come along on 29th October or give Rosemary a call for more details on 023.9259 1719

Update on old friends:

Keith Vicary is moving to be nearer his family in Yorkshire.  If you would like to write to him,

his address is available from the parish office.  Please ring Carol for details.

A phone number will also be available in due course.  We wish Keith all God’s blessings as he leaves his home of many years in Rowlands Castle for pastures new

Mary Marsh has now moved to a new home where she will receive extra care.

Her address is available from the office if you would like to write to her or visit her.

We wish her all God’s blessings as she settles into her new home.

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