Sunday 14th April                                                                        Palm Sunday

Liturgical Colour – red                                                              Year C Readings

8.00 am

Blendworth – Holy Communion – Liturgy of the Palms:  Luke 19: 28-40; Isaiah 50: 4-9a;  Philippians 2: 5-11;  Luke 23: 1-49;


Chalton – Morning Prayer – Liturgy of the Palms :Luke 19: 28-40;

Isaiah 50: 4-9a;  Luke 23: 1-49;  Psalm 31: 9-18.


Idsworth – Parish Communion Liturgy of the Palms: Luke 19: 28-40; Isaiah 50: 4-9a;  Philippians 2: 5-11;  Luke 23: 1-49


Blendworth – All Age Worship – Liturgy of the Palms:  Luke 19: 28-40;

Luke 22: 14 – end of 23.


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

Mr Gareth Denby to 9.30am at Chalton, and Revd. David Lindsay to 9.30am at  Idsworth,




Almighty and everlasting God,

 who in your tender love towards the human race

 sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

 to take upon him our flesh

 and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

 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


Lord Jesus Christ,

 you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant,

 and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:

 give us the mind to follow you

 and to proclaim you as Lord and King,

 to the glory of God the Father.      Amen



A reminder that Gordon Taylor and Sue Wilson await your subscription for the next series

of the Bonus Ball for the Blendworth Fundraising.



Readings for Today

Liturgy of the Palms

Luke 19: 28-40: Having sent the disciples ahead to untie and bring a colt to him, Jesus rides it into Jerusalem, to be greeted by a rapturous crowd.


Liturgy of the Passion

Isaiah 50: 4-9a: With the Lord on our side we have nothing to fear.


Philippians 2: 5-11: Christians are to put aside personal ambition and follow Christ’s example of humble servanthood, allowing God to work in them, as Christ was raised to glory.


Luke 22: 14-end of 23: The passion story takes us through the Last Supper, Peter’s cowardly act of denial, the betrayal of Judas Iscariot, Jesus brought before Pilate, his journey through Jerusalem to his place of execution, and his death upon the cross.  Through it all, until the final bleak hours of his mission on earth, Jesus displays compassion and grace, courage and obedience.





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.





Easter Charity Coffee Morning

On Thursday 18th April 9.30 – 11.30am at the Church Centre

Raffle in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Come along for a fun packed morning of friendly chat, tea/coffee and Hot Cross Buns




Ladies and Gentlemen and Young People!


Don’t forget the Easter Bonnet Competition

in all our Churches on Easter Sunday! 

Why not get creative and make this a really colourful celebratory service!

At Blendworth this will be followed by our traditional Easter Egg Hunt for the children.





Dates For Your 2019 Diaries

Tues 16thApr


Compline by Candlelight at Chalton

Thur 18th Apr

9.30-11.30am    Easter Charity Coffee Morning at the Church Centre

Fri 19th Apr

Walk of Witness – the Cross will be sent out from Napier Hall at 10.00am and  the service will start at The Green, White Dirt Lane, Clanfield at 10.30am.

11.00am-3.00pm  –  ‘A Place to Reflect’ at Idsworth – details below

Sun 21st Apr

Easter Services in all Churches.  Easter Egg Hunt at Blendworth after 11am service

Mon 22ndApr


Teas at Three and Easter Egg Hunt at Chalton

Wed 24th Apr


Friends AGM at Idsworth followed by a talk on Medieval St Huberts

Sat 27th Apr


Pie, Mash and Puddings – see details below

Sun 28th Apr


Blendworth APCMs after shortened Morning Service

Thur 2nd May


Funeral of Alice Walklett at Blendworth; and 2.30pm at The Oaks

Mon 27thMay


Teas at Three at Chalton




Blendworth Village Fete

Saturday 8th June

If you wish to have a stall at the Fete, please contact Mike Williams t. 023 9225 6970

There will be games, entertainment, food and drink and all manner of fun.     

Entry Free





IMPORTANT – New Electoral Roll for Blendworth 2019

The new Church Electoral Roll has now been completed and is available at the back of the church to enable you to check that your details are correct.  Any corrections must be noted on the PAGE ABOVE your entry and it would help please if you could draw the attention of the Electoral Roll Officer, Marion Williams, to these error or changes.

You should be aware that, in order to comply with the Data Protection Act, the Electoral Roll will only be available in Church for checking on Sunday 14th and 21st April. It can be viewed by arrangement with the Electoral Roll Officer at other times.





Join us for an evening of



Blendworth Church Centre on Saturday 27th April 2019

at 7.00pm  –  Raffle and Cash Bar Available

Tickets £8.00 from: David: 02393 074122 or Gill:-tel.07443 488864






St Hubert’s  Idsworth is hosting

“A Place to Reflect”

On Good Friday 19th April from 11 am to 3 pm

Why not come along to share a quiet reflective morning. 

This will include mindful drawing and meditation in a peaceful environment.

The day concludes with an optional Good Friday service of

The Last Hour at the Cross’ at 2.00pm

More information from Jackie Butt email, or text 07884262609





Sunday 21st April                                                                                     Easter Day                         

Liturgical Colour -White                                                                              Year C Readings

8.00 am

Blendworth – Holy Communion – Acts 10: 34-43; 1 Corinthians 15: 19-26; Luke 24: 1-12


Chalton – Parish Communion – same reading as 8.00 am


Idsworth – Parish Communion same reading as 8.00 am


Blendworth –– Parish Communion – same reading as 8.00 am





The Idsworth Church Friends Trust


Following the AGM on Wednesday 24th April at 2.15pm at St Hubert’s Church, there will be a talk by Tanya Heath BSc, MBA of Oriel Collage Oxford.  She will be explaining how St Hubert’s was used in Medieval times with special references to the 14th Century wall paintings, and how the church would have fitted into the local community.  The talk is expected to start at 3.00pm






Don’t forget our Friday Lent Lunches.

Come and enjoy soup and bread and fellowship every Friday in Lent.

Friday 8th March – Friday 12th April inclusive

All donations will be sent to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal which this year supports ‘Heads Together’ as well as Local Charities which deals with young people

in particular facing mental health challenges.

Fri 5th April

5. The Methodists

Fri 12th April

6. St Edmunds





Joint Benefice Parish Communion Services


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


                 Holy Trinity Blendworth        Sunday 16th June (Trinity Sunday)

                                          Chalton        Sunday 7th July

                                         Idsworth        Sunday 13th October






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.





Come and Sing!

Olivet to Calvary (JH Maunder’s wonderful Passiontide cantata) –

Saturday 13th April at Hart Plain Church PO8 8RG

4pm rehearsal. 6pm performance.

For further information: or 07956 675397.