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'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message,
so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.’ Colossians 4: 2 - 3 (NIV)

Sunday 23rd July - Trinity 6
10.00am Celebration Sunday (Reading: Matthew 13: 24 - 30, 36 - 43)
6.00pm Holy Communion BCP (Readings: Romans 8: 12 - 25 Matthew 13: 24 - 30, 36 - 43)

Sunday 30th July - Trinity 7
10.00am United Service in Locking (Readings: Romans 8: 26 - endMatthew 13: 31 - 33, 44 - 52)

Saturday 5th August
1.00pm Wedding - Richard Andrew Evans and Abigail Jones

Sunday 6th August - Transfiguration
10.00am Family Service (Readings: Daniel 7: 9 - 10, 13 - 14 Luke 9: 28 - 36)

LOCKING CHURCH TOWER – it has been discovered that the joists supporting the ringing chamber are rotten and therefore access to the tower, and the area under the tower by the font is now out of bounds. The ringing of the bells has been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

The Church has launched 'TENNER FOR THE TOWER', a fun-time challenge to raise funds for the Church Tower Repairs. Our Treasurer will be handing out £10 notes, to anyone accepting the challenge, to increase this sum as much as they can. Please use your skills and imagination, involving your family and friends, in any way you can. There will be a board in Church showing suggestions if you are stuck for ideas. The more fun we have, the better.

OPEN CHURCH - The Church is open from 10am to dusk on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for visiting and peace and quiet. There is a local History Exhibition in the church about the village, the church and the former RAF Locking. Also on Thursdays, from 2pm until 5pm, tea, coffee and biscuits is available for visitors to enjoy.

THANK YOU to all those who helped and came along to the Vicarage open garden yesterday - it was a good time. Anne.

TEARFUND have written to say thank you so much for supporting their appeal for Yemen last year. Please see the report on the work which has been enabled, of which there are some copies available, with prayer points for continued prayer at the end.

FIRST THURSDAY PRAYER MEETING - none in August, back in September.

OPEN GARDENS - The next one is on Sat August 19th 2.30pm - 5.00pm where Julie Hardy is opening her garden at 31, Beechwood Avenue, Locking with Afternoon Tea with Bring and Buy Please take a flier from church to advertise these events.

PRAYER CHAIN. If you need prayer for yourself or another then there is a team of people ready to pray. Please contact Christine Sceeny – preferably by phone 822331 and she will send out the prayer request to the team. Thank you.

PRAYER CHAIN. If you have sent in a 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.

LOCKING AND HUTTON WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The next meeting is on July 20th, 2.45pm ‘At Home’ in the Green Room Locking Church Centre. This is the final meeting before breaking for the summer. All ladies welcome.

FAIRTRADE MUSTARD SEED COFFEE SHOP 10 - 12noon Wednesdays Hutton Village Hall. Eric and Gill 813716

WESTON FOODBANK. Thank you for your continuing support. Please leave any non-perishable goods in the box in the porch for Locking and by the font for Hutton.

JULY’S DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR is now available at Some copies are printed and are in church - please take your copy!

VOICE OF HOPE BIBLE READING NOTES are available in each church - please take the free copy if you would like to use it.

WESTON BIBLE WEEK. Over many years, a small council of leaders have prayerfully worked to provide congregations in the area with Biblical teaching from national and international speakers. Some of you reading this have faithfully supported these events and will hopefully agree that we have all been, I believe, blessed by God as a result. Members of the Council have come and gone over time, but over recent years it has proved impossible to fill the gaps, to the point where, with only one member left, we have taken the decision to draw things to a close. My own experience goes back to the mid 60's with a marquee in Clarence Park and my disappointment will doubtless match yours. However, times, expectations, opportunities all change over the years, and perhaps a different model is needed. We do thank you for your support. We do want to praise God for the impact that Bible Week has had over many years and we pray that the podcasts of past speakers, which will still be available on the website, will go on being an excellent resource to all who will listen. Geoff Hobden (chair)

PRAYER FOR THE BENEFICE. There is a diocesan strategy ‘To place mission and evangelism at the heart of everything we do’. To this end it would be good to use this prayer, issued by the diocese: A prayer for Shaping our Future. Gracious God, may your Holy Spirit guide us into the future. Help us, throughout the diocese, to show uninhibited reliance on your grace and power as we seek renewal of our lives. Give us courage, rigour, imagination and generosity in order that your kingdom may come and your abundant life be known by all. Amen.

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. We rely entirely on donations and urgently require sleeping bags and funds. Please contact Mike or Margaret Cooper in Locking if you can help (Tel 822408), thank you.

Mens Breakfasts in Church Centre. There are more being served up on the following date for your diary
21st October

Services at St Augustine’s Locking

July 2017
Sunday 2nd July 10.00am Family Service
  6.00pm Music & Meditation in Hutton
Sunday 9th July 10.00am Open Air Service in Locking Park
  6.00pm Evensong in Hutton
Sunday 16th July 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 23rd July 10.00am Celebration Sunday in Church Centre
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad)
Sunday 30th July 10.00am United Service in Locking

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

July 2017
Sunday 2nd July 10.00am Holy Communion with prayer for healing
  6.00pm Music & Meditation
Sunday 9th July 10.00am Morning Worship
  6.00pm Evensong
Sunday 16th July 10.00am Holy Communion
  6.00pm Evening Prayer in Locking
Sunday 23rd July 10.00am Mattins
  6.00pm Holy Communion (trad) in Locking
Sunday 30th July 10.00am United Service in Locking

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