Category Archives: Services

Adventurers – Palm Sunday

A story about Palm Sunday from Anne Boyman:

Have you been following the bible stories and activities online during the last year? Are you aged between 7and 11? Maybe you’d like to join the Adventurers group when we are finally able to meet again. We meet on Tuesdays during term time at the St Marks Centre from 5.30-7.00.

We enjoy stories, games, craft activities and cooking. You would be very welcome. See you there!

Anne

 

National Day of Reflection

Today we are commemorating a year since all the lockdowns started with a National Day of Reflection. First, here are the notices:

Notices

Giving

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National Day of Reflection

A National Day of Reflection is taking place on March 23, the anniversary of the start of the first lockdown. Please feel free to tie ribbons in the three churchyards to reflect on the year we have had and in solidarity with those who are grieving. St John’s church will be open for prayer on both the 22nd and the 23rd and on the 23rd the bell will toll at midday.

Services

Morning Service

Evening Service

Yellow ribbons and prayer for National Day of Reflection

A National Day of Reflection is taking place on March 23, the anniversary of the start of the first lockdown. The parish is marking the day by offering special services on the Sunday before – March 21.

At the services there will be a chance to reflect on the year and in particular to remember those who have died during the past 12 months. There will be prayers and yellow ribbons for people to tie in the churchyards in memory of those who have died. Many who have lost a friend or family member will not have been able to attend the funeral service, making the process of grieving more difficult.

Lesley Crawley said: “On March 23 it will be a year since the start of the first lockdown. We had no idea then how tough it would be or that a year on we would be in our third national lockdown.

“It has been a time of great anxiety and for many great grief as they have lost family and friends and may not even have been able to attend their funerals. The church is there to offer support and one way is through our services which we hold both in person in the churches – we have Covid regulations in place – and online. You don’t have to believe in God to come in and seek peace and comfort – the church is for everyone.”

The church services on March 21 will be at St John’s, Hale, at 9.30am, St George’s, Badshot Lea, at 10am and St Mark’s, Upper Hale, at 11am. There will also be a service on the website from 9am.

Mothering Sunday

Today we are celebrating Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day. First here are the notices:

Notices

Giving

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Lent

We are having a sermon series in Lent at the three Sunday services at the churches plus the Wednesday service at St Mark’s and the online Sunday Morning service. This will start on 21st February. The Lent groups will also be following this theme and will meet on Zoom. They will be on Tuesdays 2:30-4pm, Wednesdays 7:30-9pm and Sundays 1:30-2:30pm, especially for families. The week before Alan will run a session to check that everyone can access the meetings. These sessions will be on Tuesday 16th at 2:30pm and 8:45pm. Please contact Alan on 01252 820537 or revd.alan@badshotleaandhale.org to tell him you are interested in coming to Lent Groups or to ask for help with accessing them.

The Tuesday Afternoon Lent Group will be meeting at 2:30.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89056922395?pwd=YlBZRUE3c3RyUUtYV25oVWFaZG9DQT09
Meeting ID: 890 5692 2395
Passcode: 5jkXje

The Wednesday Evening Lent Group will be meeting at 7:30.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89056922395?pwd=YlBZRUE3c3RyUUtYV25oVWFaZG9DQT09
Meeting ID: 890 5692 2395
Passcode: 5jkXje

Meditative Prayer

Join us online during Lent for a quiet prayer session on Thursday evenings. The pattern will be some reflective liturgy, a time of silent, meditative prayer, followed by liturgy based on Compline. The service will be available via Zoom. Please click this link to join:
https://zoom.us/j/92555520007 The passcode is 218711. If you are uncertain about getting in to Zoom calls you can have a practice run on February 16 at 8.45pm. Please contact Alan about this.

Services

Morning Service

Loving Kindness Service

Evening Service

Mothering Sunday

Everyone is welcome at our Mothering Sunday services this Sunday – March 14.

There will be services in each of the churches – and daffodils for mothers and other special women in our lives – as well as online.

The services in the churches are at 9.30am at St John’s, Hale; 10am at St George’s, Badshot Lea; and 11am at St Mark’s. The services are Covid secure, but please follow all guidelines.

An online service will be here from 9am and on Facebook from 10am.

Mothering Sunday is not just about mothers but about the love of God too, as Lesley Crawley explains: “Mothering Sunday is a chance to say a special thank-you to mothers, grandmothers and other important women in our lives who have given us love and support. It also reminds us that we have a loving God who cares for us more deeply than we can ever begin to imagine.”