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Welcome

 

Following the advice of the government and Archbishops the church building is now closed.

However, as I preached when we were last able to meet together in the church, we trust that God is with us in these anxious times, and we will find new ways to pray together and care for one another. 

May I encourage to join is praying morning prayer and night prayer daily. The Psalms and readings for Morning prayer in Holy Week (6th to 12th April) can be found here.

We are live-streaming a number of our services on our Facebook Page ‘St Mary’s Old Basing and Lychpit.’ Please do join us there. 

Our services for Holy Week are as follows:
Palm Sunday, 5th April, 9:30am. Please use the ‘Worship at Home on Palm Sunday’ sheet privately, or join us on Facebook. The Gospel reading this week is Matthew 26:16-27:end. Traditionally we do not have a sermon on Palm Sunday, and observe a time of silence after the reading for our own reflection. 

Monday to Saturday 9:15am Please join us for morning prayer on Facebook.

Maundy Thursday, 9th April, 8:15pm Please use the ‘Worship at Home on Maundy Thursday’ sheet privately, or join us on Facebook. A reflection on tonight's service can be found here.

Good Friday, 10th April, 12 noon to 3pm Please use the ‘Worship at Home on Good Friday’ sheet privately at some point between 12noon and 3pm. If you would like to join an online service, Winchester Cathedral are providing a pre-recorded service, lasting one hour, comprised of reflection, poetry and reading. This will feature Cathedral choral music. The theme will be ‘My Song is Love Unknown; Reflections on The Cross’ and will include veneration of the cross and prayer.

Easter Sunday, 12th April, 9:30am Please join us on Facebook to celebrate Easter. The worship sheet will be uploaded later this week. 

We continue to be a collection point for the Foodbank. The collection crate for the foodbank is now located in the vicarage porch. The vicarage is on the corner of Church Lane and Milkingpen Lane. If you are able to donated any items at this time, we would be very grateful. Items currently required can be found here{See update below}

The church is currently working with the local council and operating as a local emergency support hub for those in need at this time. 

All of you are in my prayers, and if you need to contact me for anything at all please do not hesitate to pick up the phone or send an email. 

Reverend Heather

07745 731729

“For God has said, ‘I will not leave you or forsake you’ so we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear’.” (Hebrews 13:5-6)

 

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The diocese have sent out a link to a poster from the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board. This gives information about keeping safe if offered support while self-isolating. You can view the poster here

 

Cremated remains area

 

Regular inspections of the Cremated Remains Area take place and faded flowers removed. 

In addition prohibited items are removed, these can be retrieved on application to the Church Administrator.