Palm Sunday & Holy Week 2017

Palm Sunday and Holy Week will be celebrated at services in the Churches throughout the Benefice as follows:

EasterSunday 9th April - Palm Sunday
9.30 am: Palm Sunday Service with procession behind a donkey - St John's Church, Charlton. Click here for more information.
11.00 am: Sung Eucharist - St Mary's Church, East Knoyle

Monday 10th April
10.00 am: Eucharist CW1 - St Catherine's Church, Sedgehill

Tuesday 11th April
10.00 am: Eucharist CW1 - St John's Church, Charlton

Wednesday 12th April
10.00 am: Eucharist - St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary

Thursday 13th April - Maundy Thursday
7.30 pm: Holy Communion followed by Watch of Passion - St Leonard's Church, Semley. The evening will begin with Holy Communion, and following this will be a Vigil until Midnght, finishing with Compline.

Friday 14th April - Good Friday
2.00 pm: Good Friday Liturgy - St Mary's Church, East Knoyle

Saturday 15th April - Easter Eve
8.00 pm: Holy Saturday Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter - St Andrew's Church, Donhead St Andrew. The service starts soon after dark with the lighting of a bonfire. It is the most moving and beautiful of the Easter services. The Benefice Choir will lead the singing.

Sunday 16th April - Easter Day
9.30 am: Easter Service - St Catherine's Church, Sedgehill
9.30 am: Sung Eucharist - St Leonard's Church , Semley
11.00 am: Sung Eucharist - St Mary's Church, East Knoyle
11.00 am: Sung Eucharist - St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary

Please do come and join us - all are most welcome.


Lent Study 2017

lent course 2017 sAre you interested in attending a Lent Study Course?

The course will be held at two venues:

  • At Barkers Hill, Donhead St Andrew, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm beginning on 8th March 2017.
  • In East Knoyle on Tuesday afternoons at 2.30 pm beginning on 7th March 2017.

The course is called “Receiving Christ in Five Different Ways”.

If you would like to attend or require more information, please contact Jo in the Benefice Office for more information - click here for her contact details.

 

 


Mothering Sunday - Sunday 26th March 2017

daffs sMothering Sunday - 26th March 2017 - will be celebrated at services in churches throughout the Benefice as follows:

  • 8.30 am: St Mary's Church, East Knoyle - Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
  • 9.30 am: St Andrew's Church, Donhead St Andrew - Mothering Sunday Service
  • 9.30 am: St Mary's Church, Donhead St Mary - Sung Eucharist
  • 11.00 am: St Leonard's Church, Semley - Mothering Sunday Sung Eucharist

All are most welcome - please come and join us at one of these services.


Lent Lunches - 2017

lent sA Lent Lunch will be held every Tuesday during Lent on the following dates:

  • 7th March 2017 at Semley Grange
  • 14th March 2017 at The Rectory, Semley
  • 21st March 2017 at Hart Hill Farm, Semley
  • 28th March 2017 at Hart Hill Farm, Semley
  • 4th April 2017 at Donhead St Mary Village Hall

Each lunch will begin at 12.30 pm.

All welcome - please do come and join us.


Women's World Day of Prayer Service - 3rd March 2017

Women's World Day of Prayer logoThis year's Women's World Day of Prayer service in the Benefice will be held on

Friday 3rd March 2017 at 2.30 pm
in St Mary's Church, East Knoyle

Every year, women from all around the world gather for prayer in a Service devised buy a different country each time. This year, the Christian women of The Philippines have created a service on the theme:

"Am I Being Unfair to You?"

The global idea is to have prayer being offered for the whole of the 24 hours as the sun follows its path around the world. Let us be part of that wonderful circle.

Please do come and join us for about three quarters of an hour.

Click here to find out more about Women's World Day of Prayer.


Plough Sunday, Semley - 15th January 2017

Plough Sunday

A Celebration of the Agricultural Year

at

St Leonard's Church, Semley

on

Sunday 15th January 2017
at 7.00 pm

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Mulled cider and victuals afterwards

All are most welcome

Come, all you jolly ploughmen, of courage stout and bold
That labour all the winter in stormy winds, and cold;
To clothe the fields with plenty, your farm-yards to renew,
To crown with contentment, behold the painful plough!


Baby & Toddler Group Christmas Party, East Knoyle - 20th December 2016

baby toddler group

Christmas Party

Tuesday 20th December 2016

from 10.00 am to 11.30 am

at

St Mary’s Church, East Knoyle

Usual games and snacks. etc, but Carols and Chritmas fun as well !!

For more details, please contact Anna, telephone 01747 830174. Alternatively, you can send Anna an email from this website - click here and when the new window opens, click on the heading 'Contact Form', and fill in the form to send your message.

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Ash Wednesday Services - 1st March 2017

ash wednesday sTo celebrate the beginning of Lent, two services will be held on Ash Wednesday (1st March 2017):

  • A Benefice Eucharist at St Catherine's Church, Sedgehill, beginning at 10.00 am.
  • A Benefice Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at St Andrew's Church, Donhead St Andrew at 7.00 pm.

Please do come and join us at one or both of these services.

 


Advent and Christmas Services in the Benefice - 2016

Advent and Christmas will be celebrated at services in Churches throughout the Benefice as follows:

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Sunday 27th November - Advent Sunday
6.00 pm: Advent Carols - St Leonard's, Semley

Sunday 4th December
6.00 pm: Advent Praise - St Mary's, East Knoyle

Sunday 18th December
9.45 am:  Family Eucharist - St John's, Charlton
11.00 am: Carols in the Morning - St Mary's, Donhead St Mary
4.00 pm: Carol Service - St Catherine's, Sedgehill
4.30 pm: Nine Lessons and Carols - St Andrew's, Donhead St Andrew. Click here for more information about this service.
6.30 pm: Carol Service - St Mary's, East Knoyle

Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve
3.00 pm: Crib Service - St John's, Charlton. For more information, click here.
6.00 pm: Carols with Lanterns - St Leonard's, Semley
11.30 pm: Midnight Mass - St Mary's, Donhead St Mary

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day
9.30 am: Christmas Morning Service - St Catherine's, Sedgehill
9.30 am: Christmas Sung Eucharist - St Leonard's, Semley
11.00 am: Christmas Sung Eucharist - St Andrew's, Donhead St Andrew
11.00 am: Christmas Sung Eucharist - St Mary's, East Knoyle

Sunday 1st January 2017 - New Year's Day
9.30 am: Sung Eucharist - St Catherine's, Sedgehill
9.45 am: Pilgrim Service - St Mary's, East Knoyle
11.00 am: Family Service - St John's, Charlton

All are most welcome - please do come and join us.


All Souls Service 2016

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This year's All Souls' Service will be held at St Mary's Church, East Knoyle, on Sunday 30th October 2016 at 5.00 pm. This is a quiet service when we gather to remember our friends and loved ones who have gone before us, and pray for those left behind. Candles will be lit and quiet music will be played.

There is a book in each church in which you can write down the names of those you especially wish to remember and have read out during the service.

Please do join us for this special service.


Remembrance Day 2016

poppy sRemembrance Day services will be held at Churches in the Benefice as follows:

  • St John the Baptist Church, Charlton - Friday 11th November 2016 at 10.50 am
  • St Leonard's Church, Semley - Sunday 13th November 2016 at 9.30 am
  • St Andrew's Church, Donhead St Andrew - Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10.50 am
  • St Mary's Church, East Knoyle - Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10.55 am

Please do come and join us - all are most welcome.