Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 18th July

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents. 

Many congratulations to Keith Reid who has been awarded the accolade of ‘Fellow of St Birinus’ by the Bishop of Dorchester for his work in the Parish over the past 10 years.  The building of the Community Hub in St Mary being just one aspect of his outstanding contribution!

Due to the changing COVID restrictions, there are now more tickets available for the two concerts on the Longcot Village Green on Sunday 25th  July. Please see the newsletter for more details if you wish to book.

Best Wishes,

Dennis


Longcot with Fernham PCC

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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 11th July & APCM Report

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents.

Holy Communion – Sunday 11th July.  Norma will be leading a service of Holy Communion in St John’s Church Fernham on Sunday.  The service begins at 9.30am.

Annual Parish Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).  The Annual Parish (Longcot with Fernham) Vestry meeting and APCM will be held on Wednesday 14th July at 7pm by Zoom (both online and by telephone).  The meeting is held in two parts and is then followed by a PCC meeting.  Anyone resident in the parish whose name is entered on the register of local government electors is welcome to attend the Vestry Meeting, but only those on the church electoral roll may attend the APCM which follows.  Anybody who wishes to serve on the PCC should contact Canon Paul or Norma as soon as possible  If you wish to attend either of the meetings then please contact Lucy Laird, the PCC Secretary, for details of how to join.  Her details are as follows:

Address: Lucy Laird, 32 Colton Road, Shrivenham SN6 8AZ
Telephone: 01793 783519
E-Mail address: shrivenham.ashbury.benefice@outlook.com<mailto:shrivenham.ashbury.benefice@outlook.com>

A copy of the agendas and the annual report are also attached to this e-mail.

Building Work in St Mary.  Work on the community space in St Mary continues apace and a formal site meeting to check progress will be held next week between the architect, builder and LVT representative (Keith).

Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice sermons and online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.

Best Wishes,

Dennis

Church Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot

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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 4th July

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents. 

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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 27th June

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents. 

Benefice Holy Communion Service – Sunday 27th June.  There will be a Benefice Holy Communion Service in St Mary’s Church Ashbury on Sunday.  The service begins at 11am.

Longcot Village Green Concerts.  Details are in the Newsletter.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).  The Parish (Longcot with Fernham) APCM will be held on Wednesday 14th July at 7pm.  It will be a Zoom meeting, so if you wish to take part please contact Lucy, our Benefice Administrator at: shrivenham.ashbury.benefice@outlook.com.  Please also contact Lucy if you wish to be on the Parish Electoral Roll.

Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice sermons and online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.  

Best Wishes,

Dennis

Church Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot

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Longcot Village Green Concerts

Vicky Medcalf and the Clarinet Collective have just announced that they are returning for two more 50 minute concerts on The Green on Sunday afternoon, 25th July.

If you’d like to book for either of these very special concerts, please click on the event details below. Booking is essential due to Covid regulations. Tickets are free but donations would be appreciated for St Mary’s Bell Tower Roof which is in desperate need of restoration.

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Longcot Village Green Concerts

On Sunday 25th July, Longcot Village green is hosting two concerts with the Clarinet Collective at 2:30pm and at 5:00pm. Feel free to bring your own rugs and chairs to socially distancely listen to classics by Mozart, Beethoven and Gounod, and also favorites such as Dambusting March and Runaway Rocking Horse. The concerts are 50 minutes long and there is no interval. The event is ADMISSION FREE with a collection aid for the renovation of the St Mary’s Church, which is in urgent need of repair.

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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 20th June

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents. There are several items concerning Longcot in the Newsletter, so it is definitely worth printing off!

Holy Communion Service By Extension – Sunday 20th June.  Richard Fergusson will be leading a Holy Communion Service in St John’s Church Fernham on Sunday.  The service begins at 9.30am.

Building Work in St Mary.  In the Newsletter our architect has shared some photos of the building work being undertaken in St Mary.  Lots of progress has already been made and there is more to come.

Longcot Village Green Concerts.  The Newsletter also contains details of the two concerts being given by the Clarinet Collective on Sunday 25th July.  A flyer is also attached which I would ask that you share with friends and relatives.  Tickets will go quickly, so book early. (PS  Kathy and I have already booked.)  For this concert Vicky and her team are raising funds for St Mary’s belltower roof.  We have put off repairing it for some time in order to raise money for the Community Hub but we are now at a stage when we can delay no longer, so please give generously to the appeal.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).  The Parish (Longcot with Fernham) APCM is due to be held on Wednesday 14th July at 7pm.  A decision on whether to hold the meeting in person or via Zoom has yet to be taken and will depend on the latest Government and CofE guidance.  Nonetheless, please put the date in your diary and we will promulgate details when we are able.  In the meantime the Electoral Roll needs to be updated, so if you are not on the Roll and wish to be then please contact any member of the PCC for details or Lucy, the Benefice Administrator (shrivenham.ashbury.benefice@outlook.com<mailto:shrivenham.ashbury.benefice@outlook.com>).

Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice sermons and online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.

Best Wishes,

Dennis

Church Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot



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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 13th June

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents.

Family Service – Sunday 13th June.  Richard Fergusson will be leading a Family Service in St John’s Church Fernham tomorrow.  The service begins at 9.30am.

Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice sermons and online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.

Gardening Team.  Many thanks to the gardening team who met last Sunday and had a concerted clear out of the foliage around the Memorial Garden.

Canon Paul.  Canon Paul is away from 12th to 20th June, so pastoral issues should be referred to Norma during that period.

Best Wishes,

Dennis

Church Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot

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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 6th June

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached Lucy’s e-mail with this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents. 

Holy Communion – Sunday 5th June.  Canon Paul will be leading Holy Communion in St John’s Church Fernham tomorrow.  The service begins at 9.30am and will be livestreamed.

Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice sermons and online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.  

Best Wishes,

DennisChurch Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot

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Benefice Newsletter – Sunday 23rd May

Dear Congregation and Friends of St Mary,

Please find attached this week’s Benefice Newsletter and associated documents.

Longcot Flower Festival.  The Flower Festival has two more days to run so please visit if you can but remember that the concerts will be taking place in the church this afternoon. In addition, Robert and Jill Baker will be serving teas at Treetops, The Green, from 1pm to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Morning Prayer – Sunday 23rd May.  Richard Fergusson will be leading morning prayer in St Mary’s Church tomorrow.  The service begins at 9.30am.

Community Space. Work on the Community Space inside St Mary will start on 1st June and Parish services will be held in St John’s Church, Fernham from Sunday 6th June until the end of November.

Online Services. As usual the details of the Benefice online services for this Sunday can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/shrivenhamandashbury/.

Best Wishes,

Dennis

Church Warden St Mary The Virgin, Longcot


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