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‘Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.'
John 17: 3 (NIVUK)


Sunday 23rd Feb - Sunday next before Lent
10.00am Celebration Sunday - Ready, Steady, Lent (Reading: Matthew 6: 16 - 21)
6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) (Readings: Proverbs - Staying faithful John 4: 4 - 20, 27 - 30)

Sunday 1st March - First Sunday of Lent
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Romans 5: 12 - 19 Matthew 4: 1 - 11)

We have started a new sermon series on the Book of Proverbs - which is a book of wisdom. If you miss a week read the SERMONS HERE on this website.

PRAYER MEETING on Tuesday 10th March 7pm - 8pm - do come and join us in the Green Lounge - all are welcome!.

PCC agenda for the March meeting and minutes of the previous meeting are in the church porch.

A big THANK YOU to all the ladies and to Geoff who organised, cooked and waitressed for the men's supper. 33 men attended and it was great evening. Please do pray for those who came that they would be led to come to Alpha and that God's Spirit would work in their lives.

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION The electoral roll is currently open for revision prior to the APCM on Monday 30th March. If you would like to be added to this, please see Bill Dredge by 8th March 2020.

Please pray for the AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB starting back this Tuesday 25th February. Pray for safety for the walking bus and also for the children now meeting in the church centre. Please let families with children at school - year R and above, know they they can come along if they go to another school.

OPEN CHURCH We will soon be resuming opening the Church to visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and we would be very grateful for volunteers to help with this. The duties involve unlocking the Church at approx 10am, displaying the “Church Open" banners and switching on the display spotlights. Closing is nominally at dusk and involves bringing in the banners, switching off the lights and locking up. If you feel you could be of assistance please contact Eddie French on 01934 813634. We would appreciate your help and thank you in anticipation!

OPEN GARDENS 2020. We are planning Open Gardens on the following dates: June 6th, July 4th, August 1st and September 12th. Please make a note of this in your diaries and sign up on the sheet in church if you would like to open YOUR garden to have fun and raise money for Church.

LENT COURSE - Lent begins on 26th February with an Ash Wednesday Holy Communion at 7pm in Hutton. It will be a Communion service with hymns and a reflection to start the beginning of Lent in a prayerful way. There will be ashing available for those who want it. This year we will be using a Lent Course from Operation Noah on Climate Change and the Purposes of God. This course will hopefully bring change in us as individuals in how we can look after the planet and also change as churches. If you would like to be part of a Lent group and do not already belong to a homegroup please see Anne.

The current Alpha group will now be continuing as a group in itself and this week 26th February will be doing the Just10 course by J. John. Anyone is very welcome to join us for the course - though this should not replace going to the Lent course. The group meets on a Wednesday at 10am in the green lounge. Please let Anne know if you want to join us.

ALPHA FOR MEN starting on Tuesday 3rd March, 12.30pm with lunch. Locking Church Centre Green Lounge. Please pray about this that many men would attend. For more information, please contact Geoff Hobden 707981.

PRAYER CHAIN - If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. For Locking, please contact Christine Sceeny phone 822331 or for Hutton Kay Cole phone 811424 and they will send out the prayer request. It would be lovely to know how the person we are praying for is getting on, or whether they still need more prayer. It is a great encouragement for us all to hear that God is answering our prayers, please send feedback to Christine or Kay.

Quiet, loving forever HOME NEEDED for gentle, affectionate 17 year old CAT. Bessie has recently had dental work completed, and is in excellent health. She needs to be the sole pet in a home with no children as she is afraid of other animals and a lot of noise. She is being re-homed because her owner has gone into residential care. If you can help, or know of someone who may be able to, please contact Gillian on 813780 for more information.

TABLE TOP SALE Saturday 14th March 2020, Locking Church Centre. Doors open from 9.30am to 12.30pm Come and buy: crafts, cakes, preserves and new or pre-loved items, all welcome, tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be served.

February’s DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at The calendar highlights specific intentions in one or two Deaneries, together with a reflection from a Rural Dean on the ministry they see around them and a message from a member of Bishop’s Staff. Some copies are printed and are in church - please take yours.

NIGHT ASSESSMENT CENTRE: We'd like to say thank you to the overwhelming support of our volunteers, churches and the kindness of strangers for your donations. We are now at capacity and for the moment we can no longer accept clothing donations, blankets or cereal as we cannot store any more at present. We are however still in need of toiletries, hats, gloves, scarves, deodorant, tinned food (soup, beans, spaghetti etc) socks and underwear. Somewhere to Go and the NAC would like to thank everyone for having a big heart and filling up our cupboards and storage at this crucial time of year! You're all amazing! For donation drop offs: Worle Autos 12 Coker Road BS22 6BX or the Night Assessment Centre Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm. Or leave near the Food Bank box clearly marked NAC.

SOMEWHERE TO GO provides a safe, non-judgmental place for those who need support, advice, a friendly ear and it has been a crutch to many people who have been lost, lonely and at crisis points in their lives. Hot meals, access to a shower and medical help is provided 3 days a week.

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

February 2020
Sun 23rd Feb 10.00am Celebration Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP)
March 2020
Sun 1st March 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Informal evening worship in Hutton
Sun 8th March 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sun 15th March 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sun 22nd March 10.00am Mothering Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP)
Sun 29th March 10.00am United benefice service in Hutton

Childrens work every Sunday in Church or the Church Centre.
Refreshments are served in the Church Centre after morning services.

Services at St Mary’s Hutton

February 2020
Sun 23rd Feb 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) in Locking
March 2020
Sun 1st March 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Informal evening worship
Sun 8th March 10.00am Church in the Village Hall
  6.00pm Evensong
Sun 15th March 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sun 22nd March 10.00am Mothering Sunday
  6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) in Locking
Sun 29th March 10.00am United benefice service in Hutton

Children’s work is run in the church during 10am Services on 2nd and 4th Sundays – check with notices.