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 Mary And The Stars. Paul Hope. jpg
St Mary And The Stars. Paul Hope. 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 22 September 2019

Sunday 22 September       Trinity 14   Green
9.30am: Broughton: Parish Communion
9.15am: Longstock: Parish Communion
10.45am: Stockbridge: Parish Communion
11.00am: Mottisfont: Harvest Festival
6.00pm: Houghton:   Evensong

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

Monday 23 September
1:30pm: Service of thanksgiving for the life of Ann Parr at St Mary’s Church, Broughton 4:30pm: Stockbridge PCC meeting at St Peter's Church

Tuesday 24 September:
9.30am: Rosalind Hill House: Said Holy Communion
4.00pm: Pastoral Visitors meeting at 7 Nelson Close (the home of Pauline Webster) Please note the change of venue.

Wednesday 25 September
19:30 Mid Test Benefice Council Meeting at Broughton meeting room at St Mary's Broughton

Thursday 26 September
12:30pm: Longstock Lunches at Longstock Village Hall

Friday 27 September
2.30pm: The Thanksgiving Service for the life of Mrs Nickie Forsyth will take place at St Peter’s Church, Stockbridge.
7:30pm: St Peter’s Church, Stockbridge. Choir practice for harvest festival

Saturday 28 September

Sunday 29 September     Michael and All Angels   White
10.00am: Houghton: Benefice Communion Service  




Forthcoming dates in October

01 Tuesday 19:30 Leckford PCC meeting

03 Thu 14:30 Bright Hour This will be the 86th Anniversary of Bright Hour at St Mary’s Broughton

05 Sat 14:00 Bell Ringers Bell Ringers from Marlborough District (St Peter's Stockbridge)

06 Sun 15:00 Sunday Teas Tea, cake and chat at St Peter's Church

17:00 Harvest service (St Mary's Longstock)

18:30 Harvest Supper Harvest Supper in Longstock village hall Hog Roast. £12 per person. Ring Maddie 01264 810284 to book a place.

08 Tue
14:30 Broughton Primary School Harvest (St Mary's Broughton)
19:30 choir rehearsal for harvest festival (St Peter's Stockbridge)

12 Sat
08:30 St Mary's Broughton Pub Breakfasts. Breakfast and discussions at the Tally Ho! Pub, Broughton.   £10.00 per person

13 Sun
11:00 Harvest Service Harvest Service followed by Harvest lunch (St Peter's Stockbridge)

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.



















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Sunday 6 October

The Harvest Festival Service will take place at 5.00pm at St Mary's Longstock.  This is followed by 
Harvest Supper in Longstock village hall.  There will be a Hog Roast, vegetarian option and puddings. £12 per person. Ring Maddie 01264 810284 to book a place.  Or email