St Mary’s Monxton

You are warmly invited

to our Christmas Services

here in Monxton

on Christmas Day

10.15am Family Service

(Don’t forget to bring a favourite present to show us and a corny Christmas Cracker joke)

There will be a short and informal Holy Communion Service at 11am also on Christmas Day

Other Christmas Services in the area

Sunday 19th Dec 6pm Carol Service at Quarley

Tuesday 21st Dec 7pm Carol Service at Amport

Wednesday 22nd Dec 7pm Carol Service at Grateley

Christmas Eve 3.30pm Christingle at Amport

11pm Midnight Communion at Amport

Christmas at St Mary’s Monxton

Christmas at St Mary’s Monxton

Sunday 12th Dec

            11.00am       Carols with Holy Communion

Traditional carols, reading and reflections for Christmas

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Christmas Day

            10.15am       Family Service 

Festive fun and the Christmas message for all the family

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            11.00am       Christmas Day Holy Communion

We welcome everyone to our Christmas services.

Please join us if you can.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 19 March

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING OF ST. MARY’S CHURCH, MONXTON

TO BE HELD IN ST. MARY’S CHURCH, MONXTON

ON MONDAY 19TH MARCH 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

AGENDA

 Opening prayer

  1. Apologies
  2. Election of Churchwardens (Vestry Meeting)
  3. Minutes of previous A.P.C.M. held on 28th April 2017
  4. Matters arising
  5. Clergy Report
  6. Electoral Roll Report
  7. Secretary’s Report
  8. Financial Report
  9. Church Fabric and Churchyard Report
  10. Deanery Synod Report
  11. Elections:
    a) C.C. Members
    b) Resolution to alter the number of elected lay members to the P.C.C. to come into force in 12 month’s time
    c) Sidesmen
  12. Appointment of Independent Examiner
  13. The signing of “Fit and Proper Persons” legislation form by PCC members and Trustee Declaration form
  14. Any Other Business

Closing Prayer

P.C.C. MEETING

  1. Elections of a) Vice Chairman    b)  Treasurer     C)  Secretary
  2. General Data Protection Regulations – Data Privacy Notice and Consent Form

Looking Up – new church service – Sunday 15th October

You are invited to

“Looking UP”

a new service at Monxton church

finding God – being found by God

 

Sunday 15th October 4pm
3.45pm: hot chocolate and doughnuts
4.00pm-ish: worship begins
4.45pm: home time!

We want you to feel welcome and at ease – so no dressing-up, no books – (everything on data projector)

Featuring: “Strictly Doughnut”: can your dad eat one without licking his lips? And what has this to do with the love of God?

And if we don’t laugh a lot we’ve missed out on the nature of God

See YOU there 

PS keyboard, sax and guitar band. Would you like to join in? (any age)

Matthew – 07960 299 434 and revupmg@gmail.com 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

ST MARY’S, MONXTON – CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL

Dear Parishioner,

This year we, at St. Mary’s Church, Monxton, will be making up Christmas shoe boxes for distribution by Andover Foodbank.

Over the last ten years Andover Foodbank has distributed more than 5,000 Christmas gift boxes to local children.  These are some of the comments received by the Foodbank last year.

‘Shortage of money and anxiety make it very difficult at Christmas. The shoe boxes were a huge help and had such lovely things in them that it made Christmas for us’

 ‘Like all parents we want to try and make Christmas as special as we can.  Without your kind donations this just wouldn’t be possible, it’s such a great feeling knowing my kids will have presents to open.’

Not only have you provided a physical gift but happiness and a much needed morale boost that money cannot buy’ – Children’s Services

If you would like to make up a whole shoe box or donate some items, then we can provide you with a list of different age groups and examples of what to pack.  We also have a limited supply of empty shoe boxes.

If you would like to join with us then please contact Charmian on 710221 or Valerie on 772030 for more information.

We will be delivering our shoe boxes to the Foodbank on Friday 11th November.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate cash online at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/andoverfoodbank

Many thanks,

St. Mary’s Monxton

 

 

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

Monxton and Amport are planning a street party in Monxton on Saturday 11th June to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. We are having a village meeting on Wednesday 16th March (7-7.45pm), to have the input from as many people as possible to see what residents would like to see or do to commemorate the event. Do come along and get involved please!

QE290

Love in a Box

Once again we are thinking about Christmas in October, as we, at St. Mary’s Monxton, are taking part in a national shoe-box scheme that sends useful gifts to under-privileged children in Eastern Europe.

Amport School have been participating in this for some years now and we thought that as a church we would like to join in the fun once more.  We hope you will too, unless, of course, you have already done so with the school.

If you decide to take part, you could either make up a complete box or let us have individual items so that we can make up communal boxes. A list of suggested items is below  Each box costs £3 to send. We will underwrite this cost but any donations would be gratefully received.

We intend to gather all the boxes for our Family Service on Sunday 25th October at 9.15am – to which you are most welcome.

If you are able to help please call either Charmian on 710221, David on 710641 or Valerie on 772030.

Many thanks,
St. Mary’s, Monxton

You can find more details of the Charity we are working with – Mustard Seed Relief Missions – at www.msrm.org.uk

If you are assembling a WHOLE BOX we can supply you with an empty box. Please do not seal boxes as the contents need to be checked by the authorities. If possible boxes should be wrapped in Christmas paper. Lids should be wrapped separately. Please put a label on the box stating that the contents are suitable for a boy or a girl and the age range (see information below).

If you are donating individual items then we will male up shoeboxes with any individual items received. Please DO NOT include any NO WAR RELATED TOYS.

BOYS (3-5 years old)
Toy cars, ball, jigsaw (not small pieces), picture book, chocolate or soft sweets, thick wax crayons/pencils, drawing paper, soft toy, soap, flannel, hat & gloves, toothbrush & toothpaste, hairbrush, comb.

GIRLS (3-5 years)
Doll, plus anything mentioned above.

GIRLS or BOYS (6-11 years)
Doll/soft toy, skipping rope, jewellery, ball, playing cards. sweets, book, felt tip pens, pencils, pencil case, paper, hat & scarf, gloves, flannel, toothbrush & toothpaste, soap, toy car, yo-yo.

BOYS (12-15 years)
Marbles, travel games (draughts, ludo etc), juggling balls, baseball cap, playing cards, geometry set, note book, gloves an/or scarf, pens, pencils, sweets, soap, flannel, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant.

GIRLS (12-15 years)
hair accessories, jewellery, new make-up, perfume stick, talc, and everything else as on boys list.