Notices and Future Events


Notice BoardHappening this week:  all welcome:

(In Church unless stated)

Services for this Sunday:

Sunday 12th August 2018: Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
Worship Theme: “Christian Leadership – leaders from the Bible: 11 – The Battle is the Lord’s”
08.45 a.m. Said Holy Communion.
10.00 a.m. Parish Communion.
7.00 p.m. Informal Evening Worship
Ministry team this Sunday:
Duty Warden: Alison Rhodes.
08.45 a.m.
Celebrant: Rev’d. Arthur Croad.
10.00 a.m.
Rev’d. Pam Goddard.
Fiona and Andrew Grove
Sides-persons: Jill and Tony Taylor.
Readers: David Gurr and Heather Callaway.
Sermon: Rev’d. Pam Goddard.
Intercessions: Peter Rhodes.
Communion Assistants: Fiona Grove and Alison Rhodes.
Music: Suzanne Butler and Barbara Williams.
Crèche: As required.
 Projectionist: Jeremy Bennett.
Coffee: Heather Callaway and Steve Williams.
Flowers: Val Boden.
7.00 p.m.
Worship Leader:
Chris Hill.
Sides-person: Steve Williams.
Readers: TBA.
Talk: Chris Hill.
Music: Rachael Thorpe.
Intercessions: TBA.

Services for next Sunday:

Sunday 19th August 2018: Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Worship Theme: “Christian Leadership – Leaders from the Bible: 12 – True Friendship
8.45 a.m. Said Holy Communion  (Rev’d Kelvin Taylor)
10.00 a.m. Morning Worship (Dr. Ian Clarke and Peter Rhodes).


What’s on at St Francis’ this week:

(In Church unless otherwise stated)

Saturday 11th August:
Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253; John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890.
Sunday 12th August:
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

Said Holy Communion (Rev’d. Arthur Croad): 08.45 a.m.;
Parish Communion
(Rev’d Pam Goddard): 10.00 a.m.;
Informal Evening Worship (Chris Hill)
Monday 13th August:
Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher of the Faith, 1667;
Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910;
Octavia Hill, Social Reformer, 1912.
NHS Group Meeting; Large Meeting Room; 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Tuesday 14th August:
Maximilian Kolbe, Friar, Martyr, 1941.
Wednesday 15th August:
The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thursday 16th August:
Church-based House Group: Large Meeting Room; 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon;
Holy Communion by Extension (Phil Watts: BrendonCare Knightwood Library; 2.15 p.m.
Friday 17th August:
Saturday 18th August:
Sunday 19th August:
Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

Said Holy Communion (Rev’d. Kelvin Taylor): 08.45 a.m.;
Morning Worship
(Dr. Ian Clarke and Peter Rhodes): 10.00 a.m.
Monday to Friday:
(Term Time)
St. Francis School Breakfast Club: 7.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.
St Francis School After-School Club:  3.15 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Other Notices:

Notification of Appointment:  We are very pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd. Dr. Sarah McClelland as our new Priest in Charge of Valley Park.  Sarah’s Licensing Service will be held at St Francis Church on  Sunday, 2nd December at 4.00 p.m. with the Bishop of Southampton officiating.  Please see notice board for official announcement.
Methodist and URC Ministers:  We are please to confirm that Rev’d Sue Keegan von Allmen will take up the position of Superintendent Minister of the Winchester, Eastleigh and Romsey Circuit of the Methodist Church in September.  Sue will be based at Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church and will be the Methodist Minister responsible for St. Francis’ Church.

Please come and join us to welcome our New Superintendent Minister, Revd Sue Keegan von Allmen, at a special welcome service at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church on Sunday 2nd September at 6.30pm.  There will be a Circuit Tea at 5pm before the service.  The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Wood will be preaching.

Also during the autumn, Rev’d Mark Robinson will join the South West Hants Group of Churches of the United Reformed Church and will have particualr reponsibility for Kings Road URC and as URC minister at St Francis’ Church.

Church Office hours during Interregnum: During the interregnum, the Church Office will be manned less frequently, as the Parish Administrator works from 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Fridays.
All other contacts with the Church, and Parish Office will need to be arranged through the Churchwardens, whose details are available elsewhere on this website.
Please note that the Church answerphone will still operate 24 hours per day, and it will be checked regularly.
Basics Bank: Please consider adding a couple of items for Basics Bank as part of your weekly shop. Updated lists, which include items that are not needed at present are at the rear of Church by the basket and by the rear entrance door.  Items currently in most urgent need include cereal, long life milk, coffee, toilet paper, laundry tablets, washing up liquid, nappies (size 3-5), pasta, desserts (jelly, Angel Delight, sponge puddings etc.), long grain rice, Horlicks, ketchup, crisps, deodorant, dog & cat food.  Please donate items for those who are less well off than ourselves.
Eastleigh Basics Bank: is still urgently seeking to recruit a Tuesday Shop Manager and more shop volunteers from the Churches.  Please see notice board in Church for more information.  An online application form is available under the ‘volunteering’ section of the website: 
Organist:  The Church Leadership team at St Francis are very much aware that we rarely get to use or hear our Church Organ in general worship.  It would be really great to have one or two amongst our wider congregation who could be asked to provide this extra dimension to our music from time to time.  If anyone knows of someone locally who plays or is learning the Organ, and who would like to have an opportunity to use our instrument, please let the Vicar or Church Wardens know.
Free to a Good Home:  The Electronic Keyboard originally used for Services in St Francis’ Church is available free to a good home.  The instrument is in good working order, but is missing the roll top cover to the keyboard, and has a couple of small chips missing from the edge of a key.  An ideal instrument for a young person to develop an interest in music.  Please contact Phil Watts (Church Treasurer) for a viewing and discussions on transportation.