Stockbridge, Longstock and Leckford

in the Mid-Test Valley Benefice The Mid Test Benefice (parishes Broughton with Bossington, Houghton, Leckford, Longstock, Mottisfont and Stockbridge

St Peters from Clock Tower.Photo by Paul Kidd.JPG
St Peters from Clock Tower.Photo by Paul Kidd.JPG
The Rector/Vicar for the parishes of the Mid Test Benefice is
The Rev'd Philip Bowden.
            Telephone:  01264810810

If you have concerns here are contact numbers:
Benefice Safeguarding Officer:
David Barnes 01264 810516

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317
Mobile 07921 865374

The Revd Philip Bowden details above

For safeguarding help outside the church. If you have concerns or want to report abuse phone Hampshire Children/Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101.

In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.

Week commencing 13 October 2019

Sunday 13 October       Trinity 17   Green (Harvest at Stockbridge)
8.00am: Broughton: Said Holy Communion BCP
9.30am: Broughton: Bible Uncovered
9.30am: Bossington: Holy Communion BCP
9.30am: Longstock: All Age Worship  
11.00am: Stockbridge: Harvest Festival, followed by bring and share lunch
11.00am: Mottisfont: Messy Church
6.00pm: Houghton: Evensong

Morning Prayer is said each day Monday-Friday at 8:30am in St Peter’s Church, Stockbridge

Monday 14 October

Tuesday 15 October
9.30am: Rosalind Hill House: Said Holy Communion

Wednesday 16 October

Thursday 17 October
12noon: St Mary’s lunch club at Broughton Memorial Hall
7.30pm: Longstock PCC meeting at 1 Chattis Hill Stables

Friday 18 October

Saturday 19 October
10.00am – 12noon: Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Broughton 10.00am – 12noon: Autumn Clean at St Mary’s Church and Churchyard, Longstock

Sunday 20 October     Trinity 18   Green (Harvest at Leckford)
8.00am: Old St Peter: Said Holy Communion
9.30am: Longstock: Morning Worship
9.30am: Mottisfont: Holy Communion BCP  
11.00am: Stockbridge: Mattins 11.00am: Broughton: Family Harvest Service
11.30am: Houghton: Baptism of Isabella Busk
6.00pm: Leckford:   Harvest Service


The Readings for Sunday 20 October are:

Trinity 18: Genesis 32.22-31   Psalm 121   2 Timothy 3.24-4.5   Luke 18.1-8

Harvest: Deuteronomy 26. 1-11;   Philippians 4.4-9;     John 6.25-35




Forthcoming dates in October

17 Thu
12:00 St Mary's Lunch Club (Broughton Memorial Hall)
19:30 Longstock PCC meeting at 1 Chattis Hill Stables


18 Fri
19:00 Quiz night/supper Leckford PCC event Light hearted quiz and hot
meal. In Leckford village hall.

19 Saturday October: Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning between 10am – 12 noon at St Mary’s Church Broughton.  There will be a ‘bring and buy table’.
10.00am-12noon:  Autumn Clean at St Mary's Church and Churchyard, Longstock

20 Sun
11:00 Family Harvest Service Family Harvest Service with Bring and Share Lunch
11:30 Baptism Baptism of Isabella Busk (All Saints Houghton)

21 Mon
14:30 Mottisfont PCC Mottisfont PCC meeting at Mottisfont House
19:30 Broughton PCC (St Mary's Broughton)

24 Thu
19:30 Houghton PCC Houghton PCC Meeting at the Coach house, Coach house lane, Houghton.
26 Sat
10:00 Big Church Clean Church cleaning party for St Mary's Broughton (





Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester

Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast given me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly,
day by day. Amen.