Notices and Future Events

Notice BoardHappening this week:  all welcome:

(In Church unless stated)

Services for this Sunday:

Sunday 20th May 2018: PENTECOST (Whit Sunday)
Worship Theme: “Pentecost”
08.45 a.m. Said Holy Communion.
10.00 a.m. Morning Worship
 4.00 p.m. Messy Church.
Ministry team this Sunday:
Duty Warden: Andrew Grove
08.45 a.m.
Celebrant: Rev’d. Kelvin Taylor
10.00 a.m.
Worship Leader: Peter Rhodes
Sides-persons: Geoff and Margaret Roberts.
Readers: Margaret Roberts and Katie Warner.
Talk: Dr. Ian Clarke.
Intercessions: As announced.
Communion Assistants: Geoff and Margaret Roberts.
Music: Rachael Thorpe and Band
Crèche: As required.
 Projectionist: Jeremy Bennett.
Coffee: Jeremy and Susie Bennett
Flowers: Colin Ray.
4.00 p.m.
Celebration Leader: Michael Flack.
Sides-person: Andrew Grove.
Music: Alison Rhodes.
Talk: Michael Flack.
Intercessions: Michael Flack.
Activities: Team.
 Projectionist: Peter Rhodes.
Refreshments: Team.

Services for next Sunday:

Sunday 27th May 2018: TRINITY SUNDAY
Worship Theme: “The Trinity”
8.45 a.m. Said Holy Communion  (Rev’d Peter Cornick)
10.00 a.m. Parish Communion (Rev’d Peter Cornick and Rev’d. Canon Fiona Gibbs.)


What’s on at St Francis’ this week:

(In Church unless otherwise stated)

Saturday 19th May:
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988.
Sunday 20th May:
Alcuin of York, Deacon,
Abbot of Tours, 804.
Said Holy Communion (Rev’d. Kelvin Taylor): 08.45 a.m.;
Morning Worship (Dr. Ian Clarke and Peter Rhodes): 10.00 a.m.
Messy Church (Michael Flack): 4.00 p.m.
Monday 21st May:
Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330
St Francis’ School Prayer Space: 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Tuesday 22nd May:
St Francis’ School Prayer Space: 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd May:
St Francis’ rendezvous Community Cafe: Large Meeting Room; 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon;
St Francis’ School Prayer Space: 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.;
St Francis ‘Panel’ meeting: 8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.: 7 Tweed Close.
Thursday 24th May:
John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788.

St Francis’ School Prayer Space: 9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Friday 25th May:
The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735;
Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, 709.

Saturday 26th May:
Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605;
John Calvin, Reformer, 1564;
Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595.
Sunday 27th May:
Said Holy Communion (Rev’d Peter Cornick): 08.45 a.m.;
Parish Communion (Rev’d. Peter Cornick and Rev’d Canon Fiona Gibbs ): 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:

Messy Church:  A reminder that our next Messy Church takes place on Sunday 20th May, from 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.   All ages welcome.
The theme is “Messy Wedding”.
Winchester Beacon Event: On Sunday 20th May 2018 there will be a celebration of faith and prayer in Winchester Cathedral. Tickets are free, but need to be booked on
Prayer Spaces:  St Francis School are having “Prayer Spaces” in Church from 21st – 24th May. On Monday to Wednesday the children will visit in the afternoon, and on Thursday, all day.  There will be 4 activities for the children to engage with. It would be lovely if people from our congregation could support this by helping with the activities and talking to the children about them.  You could be involved as little or as much as you like.  For more information and to sign up on the rota, please speak to Fiona Grove.
Musicians wanted!:  The Methodist Circuit service on 24th June will be held at Hillier’s Arboretum at 6.30 p.m.  It will be a Songs of Praise type service with an all-age message by Revd. Tim Searle.  Tim is hoping to get a group of musicians together for this event to lead the music.  If you are interested in taking part please contact Tim Searle, email: <>.
Chrysalis:  A reminder that any copy for the July/August Chrysalis must be submitted by, Friday, 1st June. Please email items for possible inclusion to: < you don’t receive an email acknowledgment, please ring the editor Dunni Ajayi, via the Parish Office.
Church Office hours during Interregnum:  Please note that 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, Please donate items for those who are less well off than ourselves.
Eastleigh Basics Bank: is also seeking a fit and active volunteer from the churches, who does not have child care, and can help at the shop on Tuesday afternoons 12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  If you are interested, please complete the volunteering form on the website 
or speak to Hazel Bateman 023 8090 3028 or 07919 487 220.
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.