Notices and Future Events

Notice BoardHappening this week:  all welcome:

(In Church unless stated)

Services for this Sunday:

Sunday 15th October 2017:  Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.
Worship Theme: “Listening and Doing.
08.45 a.m. Said Holy Communion.
10.00 a.m. Morning Worship.
Ministry team this Sunday:
Duty Warden: Alison Rhodes.
08.45 a.m.
Celebrant: Rev’d. Tim Searle.
10.00 a.m.
Worship leaders: Stephanie Barlow and Fiona Grove.
Sides-persons: Colin and Julia Ray.
Readers: Jide Ajayi and Ken Gigg.
Sermon: Stephanie Barlow and Fiona Grove.
Intercessions: Stephanie Barlow.
Communion Assistants: N/R.
Music: Rachael Thorpe and Band.
Crèche: As required.
 Projectionist: Peter Rhodes.
Coffee: Jide and Dunni Ajayi.
Flowers: Katie Warner.

Services for next Sunday:

Sunday 22nd October 2017: Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Worship Theme: “Genuine Faith and Works.”
8.45 a.m. Said Holy Communion (Ven. Dr. Peter Rouch)
10.00 a.m. Parish Communion (Ven. Dr. Peter Rouch)


What’s on at St Francis’ this week:

(In Church unless otherwise stated)

Saturday 14th October: Men’s Breakfast:  Full English, fellowship and thought for the day: 8.15 a.m. – 9.45 a.m.  All menfolk most welcome.
Sunday 15th October:
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.
Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582.
Said Communion (Rev’d. Tim Searle): 08.45 a.m.
Morning Worship (Stephanie Barlow and Fiona Grove): 10.00 a.m.
Monday 16th October:
Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester,
Reformation Martyrs, 1555.

Fledge Youth Support Interviews:  Large Meeting Room & Narthex; 09.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday 17th October:
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107.
Wednesday 18th October:
Luke the Evangelist
Valley Park Ladies meeting: Large Meeting Room.; 7.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Thursday 19th October:
Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812.
Church-based “House Group”:   Large Meeting Room.; 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon;
Said Holy Communion by Extension (Phil Watts): BrendonCare Library; 2.15 p.m.
Friday 20th October:
Saturday 21st October:
Sunday 22nd October:
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.

Said Communion (Ven. Dr. Peter Rouch): 08.45 a.m.
Parish Communion (Ven. Dr. Peter Rouch): 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:

Men’s Breakfast:  The next informal Men’s breakfast will take place on Saturday, 14th October from 8.15 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. Full English, good fellowship and company and a thought for the day.  All menfolk are very welcome to come. For further details please contact Peter Rhodes at <>.
Informal Evening Prayer – Monday evenings:   Please note that this short Act of Worship and Prayer is now discontinued with effect from Monday 2nd October, due to lack of support.
Church Maintenance:  One of the joys of St Francis’ Church is the Church Garden we all enjoy for our fun events, where our youngsters can play safely and as a beautiful setting for our Worship. It also contains our Garden of Remembrance where the ashes of growing numbers of past members of our congregation and community are interred.
We have a duty of care to keep our grounds in good order.  Please volunteer if you can spare any time to help with weeding, trimming grass edges and generally keeping our gardens tidy.  We plan a collective workday on a Saturday in October (TBA).
Alpha Course:  A new Alpha Course for people enquiring about the Christian Faith started at Methodist Church on Thursday, 21st September.  It is open to all.  For more detail please contact <>.
QuizAid:  This is a fundraising event for Christian Aid, and will be held on Saturday, 11th November, 7.30pm at St Martin’s Church, Queen’s Road, Hiltingbury.  Price includes a Ploughman’s Supper, tickets £8, from Geoff Roberts. All welcome. See notice board for more details.
Men’s Weekend Away 2018:  Date for your diary: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2018.  This year we’re returning to Llanthony in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.  As well as the usual bunk house there are further accommodation options.  Do join us for an excellent weekend of fellowship and enjoying God’s wonderful world.  See Peter Rhodes for details and to reserve a place.
Church Office hours during Interregnum:  Please note that once the Vicar has left the Parish, after 30th June, 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:  Our faith teaches us to help the poor and disadvantaged; please include something for the Basics Bank when you do your weekly shopping. Donations may be placed in the wicker basket at rear of the Church.  There is a list at back for Church or notice board for items needed.
Please remember, smaller sizes are more helpful in making up food parcels, as food is given out based on meals for short term help.
Many thanks.
A thank you letter from Eastleigh Basics Bank may be found on the notice board, following the recent Harvest donations made to them in conjunction with St Francis School..
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.


Sunday 12th November:
Remembrance Sunday:
Parish Act of Remembrance follows 10.00 a.m. Parish Communion at approx.. 11.00 a.m. in the Church.