Notices and Future Events

Notice BoardHappening this week:  all welcome:

(In Church unless stated)

Saturday 25th January:
The Conversion of Paul


Sunday 26th January:
Third Sunday after Epiphany.
Close of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul.


Said Holy Communion (Rev’d. Dr. Sarah McClelland): 08.45 a.m.;
Parish Communion (Rev’d. Dr. Sarah McClelland): 10.00 a.m.;
Messy  Church
(‘Messy’ Team): 4.00 p.m.
CTiCF United Service for the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:  St Martin in the Wood, Hiltingbury; 4.00 p.m.

Monday 27th January:   ALPHA COURSE STARTS: 6.45 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Tuesday 28th January:
Thomas Aquinas,
Priest, Philosopher,
Teacher of the Faith, 1274

  Morning Prayer (Northumbria Liturgy) (TBC):  Chapel (Please enter by North (Vestry Door); 8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m.

Wednesday 29th January:

  St. Francis’ Rendezvous Community Café: Large Meeting Room; 09.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon; All members of the community of all ages most welcome (Creche and Crafts for Children).

Thursday 30th January:
Charles, King and Martyr, 1649.

Friday 31st January:
John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888.
  MHA Test Valley ‘Stay at Home’ Scheme – Social Club and Café: Large Meeting Room; 12.00 noon – 2.00 p.m. 

Saturday 1st February:
Brigid of Kildare, Abbess of Kildare, c.525.


Sunday 2nd February:


Said Holy Communion (Rev’d. Arthur Croad): 08.45 a.m.;
All Age Worship (Michael Flack): 10.00 a.m.;
Informal Evening Worship
(Rev’d. Mark Robinson): 6.00 p.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:

(Minister’s Day Off: Friday)
Minister’s contact details: A reminder that Sarah works from home rather than the church office so please contact her directly on 02380 486298 or by email:  Her usual day off is Friday. The Parish Office has a 24-hour answerphone if you find it unstaffed.
An important reminder to all Church Users: Please note that during School Term-time, from Monday to Friday, between 7.30 – 9.00 am and 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m., the Kitchen, Narthex and Meeting Room areas of the Church are used by School Clubs.  During these times NO-ONE may enter the Church through these areas.  This is a safeguarding requirement.
If you need to access the Church for any reason, please ask for Andy Grove at the school, who will let you in via the Vestry door.                                                                                                   Thank you, The Church Wardens.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:  Churches together in Chandler’s Ford have various events as we focus on Christian Unity.  There’s plenty of opportunity to join in:

  • Church Swap, Sunday January 19th: we are invited to visit St Edwards for Mass at 9.00 a.m. (we may receive a blessing rather than communion) – please see Andy Grove if you are interested.  Velmore Church members will be joining us.
  • Prayer Walks between Churches: routes for these and details of times etc. are available in the church office – please help yourself – excellent walks with a focus for prayer between different churches.
  • Joint service for Christian Unity on Sunday, January 26th at St Martin in the Wood (C of E) Church, Hiltingbury at 4.00 p.m.



Community Fun Day
Valley Park
Community Centre:

Sunday 9th February
2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Let’s support our community centre!
There’ll be tea and cakes and free activities for young and old alike.

Calling all budding actors
and actresses

If you’d like a non-speaking or speaking part in a drama at our next All Age Service on 2nd February please contact Michael Flack: <>

Armchair aerobics: Come and join Val as she helps us exercise our minds and bodies – gently! A great new year’s resolution – join us 1130 this Wednesday in the Church, start the day at coffee and cake and continue with exercise! Continues 1st Wednesday of each month.
School Governor: There is a vacancy for a foundation governor at St Francis School.  If you are interested, please speak to Fiona Grove or Sarah.
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.